Is the US betraying the Kurds who fought ISIL?
Clashes between U.S.-backed groups intensify in northern SyriaWhy are the Turks and the Syrian rebels fighting the one force that has been able to stand up to ISIL? Is it because Erdogan and the Turks are more fearful of an independent Kurdistan they are of the ISIL Islamist mass murderers?
Rebels seized villages from Kurds while Turkish warplanes pounded Kurdish positions, killing dozens. The fresh fighting suggested that Turkey and its Syrian proxies are increasingly focused on stopping Kurdish forces from gaining more territory.