April 23, 2023
Implications of Turkey’s targeting of SDF commander in Iraq strike for second time in monthsBack to All
by Hadeel Ouies, Senior Research Fellow
Risks and potential outcomes of this incident are significant, including potential for tensions to escalate between Turkey and U.S
The latest attempt on the life of Gen. Mazloum Abdi, head of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), serves as a reminder of the ongoing battle in the Syrian Republic, as well as the nuanced alliances between Turkey, the United States and numerous regional players.
The Turkish drone attack near the Sulaymaniyah Airport in Iraq’s Kurdistan region, raises concerns about Turkey’s intentions and the wider repercussions for the conflict.
According to the Kurdish Peace Institute Research Director Meghan Bodette, there were three motivating factors for Turkey to attack.