Seth Frantzman at ‘Foreign Policy’: US Syria withdrawal was not inevitable

In a piece based on After ISIS, Seth J. Frantzman wrote about the US decision to withdraw from part of Syria.

He writes, “I spent the last five years covering the war against the Islamic State and witnessed the way each side painted itself into a corner in eastern Syria. It is worth beginning with Turkey because Ankara’s agenda has been clear for three years. In June 2016, the SDF had pushed Islamic State fighters back from many parts of northeastern Syria in a remarkable campaign that combined limited U.S. support and fierce devotion from the SDF fighters.”Screen Shot 2019-10-23 at 10.26.14 PM.png

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