Middle East | New front in Syria as Turks rout Kurds with Putin's blessing

New front in Syria as Turks rout Kurds with Putin’s blessing

Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State in northern Syria claim they are being 'sacrificed by the Kremlin' as Turkey assails their positions in Russian sphere of influence

July 7, 2017 9:46 AM (UTC+8)
Kurdish fighters from the YPG run across a street in Raqqa, Syria July 3, 2017. Photo: Reuters / Goran Tomasevic
Kurdish fighters from the YPG run across a street in Raqqa, Syria July 3, 2017. Photo: Reuters / Goran Tomasevic
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