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Yahoo Tech - Apple MacOct 14, 2019
U.S. Forces Reportedly Preventing Syrian Regime Forces from Helping Kurds Fight Turkey
Khalil Ashawi/ReutersGAZIANTEP, Turkey—After five days of fighting, Turkish forces and their Syrian National Army (SNA) allies took over the strategic border crossing of Tal Abyad from the largely-Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Sunday afternoon, marking the first significant battlefield victory of the campaign. Following the city's fall, Turkish and SNA forces made a beeline 45 km south toward the city of Ain Aissa, located along the M4 highway, northern Syria's largest freeway and main artery facilitating travel throughout the region. The day before, Hevrin Khalaf, a prominent SDF civil figure and general secretary of the self-governing region's largest political party, was gunned down on the highway when her convoy was attacked by Turkish-backed SNA forces. Videos surfacing shortly afterward showed Turkish-backed forces triumphantly setting up checkpoints along the highway and detaining alleged SDF fighters.The U.S. Spoiled a Deal That Might Have Saved the Kurds, Former Top Official SaysSeizing additional points along the road would enable Turkish-SNA forces to drive a wedge between the SDF's eastern and western territories and seriously disrupt the group's supply lines during future battles. It would also constitute a southward extension far past any depth agreed upon during previous negotiations between Ankara and Washington for the establishment of a "safe zone". However the assault on Ain Aissa was perhaps most significant due to the presence

GizmodoOct 13, 2019
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