Middle East | Afrin marks the point of collapse for American influence in Syria

Afrin marks the point of collapse for American influence in Syria

Washington's abandonment of the Kurds left them with no other choice but to turn to the Assad government and its Russian backers. It's Moscow's chessboard now

February 21, 2018 11:30 AM (UTC+8)
Smoke rises from Syria's Afrin region, pictured from near the Turkish town of Hassa, on the Turkish-Syrian border, on January 20, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Osman Orsal
Smoke rises from Syria's Afrin region, pictured from near the Turkish town of Hassa, on the Turkish-Syrian border, on January 20, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Osman Orsal
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