Syria

Syria: Russian helping hand

Print edition : December 06, 2019

Presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan (left) of Turkey and Vladimir Putin of Russia after their talks in Sochi, Russia, on October 22. Photo: Sergei Chirikov/AP

Turkish-backed Syrian fighters at al-Yalishli village in the countryside of Manbij, a strategic Arab-majority city previously held by the Syrian Democratic Forces, on November 10. Photo: BAKR ALKASEM/AFP

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Photo: AFP PHOTO/HO/SANA

Trump claims victory for the withdrawal of Syrian Kurdish forces from the border with Turkey, but Moscow apparently guaranteed their withdrawal following Putin’s talks with Erdogan.
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