Kurdish Australians say families in Syria have been abandoned in face of Turkish invasion

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Kurds feel ‘despondent’ and ‘totally hopeless’ after Trump’s announcement of US withdrawal leaves friends and relatives at risk

Kurdish Australians say they fear for family members in northern Syria, and for the future of their people, following Turkish airstrikes, artillery bombardment and military invasion of Kurdish-dominated cities and villages.

Following the sudden withdrawal of US troops from the Kurdish-controlled areas of north-eastern Syria – known as Rojava – Turkey has begun a long-threatened assault on Kurdish centres.

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