"The Gordian knot of #Kurdish unity talks in #Syria " - This dive into the ongoing #Syria intra-Kurdish #PYD- #KNC) talks by @LarsHauch & @RenaNetjes is an excellent overview of where we're at & the challenges ahead:
Kurdish journalist and writer Bahroz Jaafer was taken into custody on Tuesday after Iraqi President Barham Salih’s office filed a complaint against him.
Read the fine print: Turkey gets Syrian Kurd land he’s wanted for years. Kurdish fighters have to disarm and get out. Russia gains influence. ISIS does what it wants. Trump cancels sanctions on Turkey. Art of the deal!!! If you are Erdogan
A sr military official told me US special forces troops distraught, upset, morally disturbed by having to tell their kurdish allies in Syria that, because of orders, their promises of defense won’t be kept.