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Kurdish control in Syria threatened by U.S. troop withdrawal

Clip: 05/11/2019 | 9m 58s

After the Syrian revolution began in 2011, the Kurdish people formed their own semi-autonomous area in Syria called Rojava. Their alliance with the U.S. has kept Syrian and Turkish forces out of the region and bolstered territorial gains. But questions over Rojava's future persist after President Trump announced he will withdraw U.S. troops from Syria. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports.

Aired: 05/11/19

Rating: NR

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