What does US military withdrawal from Syria mean for ISIS?

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Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighters at the border town of Tel Abyad, Syria, October 14, 2019. Photo credit: Khalil Ashawi/Reuters

The U.S. is withdrawing about 1,000 troops from northern Syria. Meanwhile, Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s forces returned to the region as part of a deal between Damascus and the Kurds. That happened after Turkey’s forces invaded Kurdish-held territory last week. We get an update on these events, and what they mean for stability of the middle east. Could there be a resurgence of ISIS?

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Guest:
Jennifer Cafarella - Research Director at the Institute for the Study of War

Host:
Barbara Bogaev

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Rebecca Mooney