[Marxism] Afrin invasion: Turkey attacks northern Syria’s democratic revolution — with Russian and US approval

Nick Fredman nick.j.fredman at gmail.com
Fri Jan 26 03:38:33 MST 2018


January 26, 2018

Three years after Kurdish-led forces liberated the northern Syrian city of
Kobane from ISIS — after a months-long siege that captured the world’s
imagination — the democratic, multi-ethnic and feminist revolution in
Syria’s north is facing a new assault.

This time, it is coming directly from the virulently anti-Kurdish Turkish
state, which had supported ISIS’s siege of Kobane.

With approval from both Russia and the United States, it has launched an
invasion of the Afrin Canton of the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria
(DFNS), in its latest attempt to destroy the revolution it sees as a
profound threat.

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