Kurds are the fourth-largest ethnic group in the Middle East. Kurds don’t have their own permanent territory. There is a numerous Kurdish minority in Syria. Kurds in Syria have faced a number of issues including oppression.
Dozens of people, including children, were killed in an enormous blast in the Syrian city of Afrin after a truck-borne bomb detonated in the middle of a crowded street. Turkey immediately pinned the blame on ‘Kurdish terrorists.’
The US never promised Syria’s Kurds that it would help them build an autonomous state, Defense Secretary Mark Esper has insisted, despite years of hints to the contrary. So much for the birth pangs of that New Middle East…
Ankara has reportedly been blackmailing NATO, refusing to sign the proposed defense plan for the Baltics and Poland unless the alliance officially recognizes Kurdish-led militia in northern Syria as a “terrorist group.”
Iraqi Kurds should rest assured that Washington is firmly backing them – just take it from VP Mike Pence, who made a surprise visit to Iraq weeks after his boss was dragged through the mud at home for abandoning Syrian Kurds.
A car bomb that blew up in the Turkey-controlled Syrian city of al-Bab has killed at least 18 people and left 28 others injured, Turkish media are reporting. Ankara is accusing Kurdish militias of being behind the attack.