Explained: why are Syria’s Kurds accusing the US of betrayal?

US President Donald Trump’s announcement late on Sunday that he was pulling US troops from northeastern Syria was met with fierce criticism in Washington and elsewhere. Here is why it is so controversial.Who are the Kurdish fighters?They are one of the many groups involved in Syria’s civil war, which began in 2011. When troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad retreated from Kurdish-majority areas in the north, a Kurdish party known as Democratic Union Party of Syria and its armed wing,…

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