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As U.S. leaves Syria, Kurds join Assad to fight a NATO ally

Clip: 10/14/2019 | 3m 54s Video has closed captioning.

In the days since the announced withdrawal of U.S. troops from northern Syria, the country’s map is being redrawn. Both Turkey and the Russia-backed Syrian regime made territorial advances, and U.S.-partner Syrian Democratic Forces turned to Damascus for support. As a result, an estimated 130,000 civilians have fled their homes, and imprisoned ISIS fighters have escaped. Nick Schifrin reports.

Aired: 10/14/19

Rating: NR

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