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Syrian Kurdish parties feel abandoned by US in wake of Turkish-backed attack

Turkey stepped up its attacks against Kurds in Syria, which raised concerns among the Kurdish forces over the US and Russian roles.
Syrian Kurdish fighters walk carrying a People's Protection Units (YPG) yellow flag in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane.

IDLIB — Turkey has recently stepped up its strikes against the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), the main component of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), in Syria. Ankara views the YPG as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which Turkey and its Western allies classify as a terrorist organization.

The SDF had led the battles against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria with the support of the US-led international coalition.

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