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Arming One Terrorist Group Against Another

Arming one terrorist group to fight another. That's been the US policy in Syria for the past several years. Starting in 2015, the US armed and trained the YPG to fight Daesh, despite knowing it had links to the PKK terror group. The Turkish government criticized the move from the start, and warned of consequences, which are playing out today in northern Syria under Operation Peace Spring. And after initially declaring his indifference, President Trump switched between defending his abandonment of the YPG and the withdrawal of US troops, to imposing sanctions on Turkey. So how did we get here? How did these two NATO allies drift so far apart? Aadel Haleem has this report.

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Turkey's Border Security: A bi-partisan group of US senators reacts Turkey's operation in Syria

YPG released more than 800 Daesh prisoners in Tal Abyad

YPG released more than 800 Daesh prisoners in Tal Abyad

Turkey’s Border Security: US sanctions Turkey over operation

Turkey’s Border Security: US sanctions Turkey over operation

Syrian refugees prepare to return to Tal Abyad after it was liberated from YPG terrorists

Syrian refugees prepare to return to Tal Abyad after it was liberated from YPG terrorists

Turkey-Libya Maritime Deal | Mohammed Dahlan Warrant

Turkey-Libya Maritime Deal | Mohammed Dahlan Warrant

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Turkey Puts Mohammed Dahlan on its Most Wanted List

Turkey-Libya Maritime Deal

Turkey-Libya Maritime Deal

Who is Mohammed Dahlan?

Who is Mohammed Dahlan?

Turkey and NATO | Syrian Refugees in Turkey

Turkey and NATO | Syrian Refugees in Turkey

Is Turkey Drifting Away from NATO?

Is Turkey Drifting Away from NATO?

Syrian Refugees in Turkey

Syrian Refugees in Turkey

Israel’s Illegal Settlements | The New Silk Road

Israel’s Illegal Settlements | The New Silk Road

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The New Silk Road

Illegal Settlements

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