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Turkish-backed forces capture Afrin: What comes next for Kurds and Syria?

Syrian Kurdish forces withdrew from the area around Afrin in northwestern Syria, as Turkish forces and reactionary, fundamentalist forces fighting under the banner of the Free Syrian Army moved in to occupy it. The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) said they would transition to guerrilla warfare and continue to resist the occupation. The FSA fighters proceeded to loot Afrin and commit atrocities.

Former UK Ambassador to Syria Peter Ford and Kani Xulam, the founder of the American-Kurdish Information Network, went on Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear to discuss this development.

Click here to listen to the interview

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