Kurdish forces strike a deal with Assad’s army as they battle an intensifying Turkish assault in northern Syria

  • The Kurdish-led administration in northeastern Syria announced on Sunday that it had a struck a deal with the Syrian army in order to fend off an escalating Turkish attack in the region.
  • The Kurdish-led administration said in a statement that the Syrian army would deploy troops along the Syrian-Turkish border in order to assist Kurdish forces and help “liberate” areas held by Turkish-backed Syrian rebel groups. 
  • Turkey’s assault on Kurdish forces in Syria comes just days after President Donald Trump announced that he would soon be pulling out US troops still stationed in the region.