A U.S. ally in Syria confronts new threats

Turkish-backed Syrian fighters perform manoeuvres past tents with posters showing the flags of the Kurdish People's Protection Forces (YPG), during a military exercise near the rebel-held town of al-Rai in the north of Aleppo province along the border with Turkey, on July 24, 2019. / AFP / Nazeer AL-KHATIB

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on July 29, 2019, on page 6.




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