2019-10-14 15:29:39

Kurds Turn to Bashar al-Assad for Protection

Syrian troops are massing near the Turkish border, one day after Bashar al-Assad’s government reached a deal to help protect the Kurds from Turkey’s deadly air and ground assault.

On Sunday, the Kurds agreed, in a deal brokered by Russia, brokered by Bashar al-Assad to hand over two border towns to the Syrian government in exchange for protection.

The Kurds had been allied with the United States up until last week, when President Trump abruptly pulled U.S. troops from northern Syria, paving the way for Turkey’s assault.

More than 130,000 people have already been displaced over the past five days since Turkey invaded northern Syria. The death toll is unknown.

Turkey is facing increasing international condemnation for invading northern Syria.

The European Union has called on all member states to stop selling arms to Ankara.

Democracy Now! speaks with Ozlem Goner, an assistant professor of sociology and anthropology at the City University of New York and a member of the Emergency Committee of Rojava.

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