Policy shift in Syria puts spotlight on Kurds

October 08, 2019

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A woman wearing military fatigues is shown sitting in a cemetary with several flags flying.

Fighters of Syrian Democratic Forces visit the graves of their late comrades at a cemetery in Kobani, Syria, 2017.


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Who are the Kurds?

Following US President Donald Trump's announcement that the US will pull out of northeast Syria, the Kurds, an ethnic group split across four countries, could face an attack by Turkey. They've been fighting for autonomy for a century.