Turkey didn’t comment on the claim, but accused the Kurds of targeting its forces. The Turkish presidency’s press office said five Turkish soldiers were injured Thursday. Related Several players are pushing to exert control in northern Syria. After the sudden U.S. decision earlier this month to withdraw roughly 1,000 troops who had supported the Kurds in the fight against Islamic State in Syria, Russia has consolidated its role as the main power broker in the country . The agreement between Russia and Turkey delineates those two countries’ spheres of influence. The U.S. exit has also allowed Syrian government forces to enter Kurdish-held areas and stirred fears of a resurgence of Islamic State fighters. In a sign of how the deal allows for territory to change hands, up to 1,300 Syrian government forces and at least 160 vehicles arrived Thursday to the area around the town of Kobani, located on […]