The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (NES), also known by the former name of the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria, Rojava, is a de facto autonomous region in northeastern Syria. It consists of self-governing sub-regions in the areas of Afrin, Jazira, Euphrates, Raqqa, Tabqa, Manbij and Deir Ez-Zor. The region gained its de facto autonomy in 2012 in the context of the ongoing Rojava conflict and the wider Syrian Civil War, in which its official military force, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), has taken part.
American forces continued their withdrawal from Northern Syria. Defense secretary Mark Esper says they’re headed for Iraq— not home, as President Trump promised. Left behind are America’s ally:.. CBS News - Published
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