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Kurds Withdraw Amid Turkish Offensive In Syria

A senior Kurdish official says his forces are completing their withdrawal from a long section of the shared border with Turkey. But the official also said that Turkey continues to violate the cease-fire.

Host Jeremy Hobson speaks with retired Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton, who supervised the training of Iraqi forces after the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.

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