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Trump’s Syria Pullout Will Destroy the Middle East’s Only Woman-Led Democracy

Betraying Kurdish forces will threaten a thriving model of governance and empower ISIS all over again.

President Trump’s recent Twitter announcement that the United States will pull out of northeast Syria is a shameless and dangerous abandonment of America’s closest ally in fighting ISIS.

  • Carne Ross
  • The Nation

In the battle against the violent extremists, the mostly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have worked hand-in-glove with the United States to destroy the so-called caliphate that once covered tens of thousands of…

The SDF did the ground fighting, losing more than 10,000 male and female fighters in bloody street combat against…

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