Kurds celebrate as Assad government gains in Syria

Kurdish forces have struck a deal with Damascus to fight off Turkish offensive.

The Assad government has reached a deal with Kurdish-led forces in control of north-east Syria to stave off a Turkish assault. Kurdish fighters controlling the region would surrender the border towns of Manbij and Kobane to Damascus in a deal brokered by Russia.

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Picture: Residents of the town of Tal Tamer welcomed the arrival of the Syrian army. Credit: AFP.

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