Operation: Peace Spring

25 images Created 6 Feb 2020

An ongoing Turkish incursion into northeastern Syria to establish a "safe zone" for displaced Syrian war refugees through waging war on the Rojava Kurdish region began in mid-October of 2019. This comes as U.S. President Donald Trump, who ran on getting troops out of "endless wars," has ordered U.S. soldiers out of Syria. While Russia has filled the void left by its old rival, several American forces will remain in neighboring Iraq to guard against an expected ISIS resurgence.

Meanwhile, the Syrian Kurdish people will endure the brunt of this maelstrom in ways no one can foresee.

These images are the beginning of that struggle.
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