Trump’s withdrawal of US troops from Kurdish-run north-eastern Syria gives the green light to a Turkish offensive

Camps for Isis suspects’ families

Major prisons for Isis captives

Observation posts evacuated by US forces

The proposed ‘safe zone’ would extend about 20 miles from the border

Turkey

Akçakale

Ras al-Ayn

Raqqa

Iraq

Deir ez-Zor

Kurdish-led

Autonomous

Administration

of North and

East Syria

Euphrates

River

Syria

100 km

100 miles

Camps for Isis

suspects’ families

Major prisons

for Isis captives

Observation posts

evacuated by US forces

Qamishli

Derik

Turkey

Ras al-Ayn

Akçakale

Kobani

Tal Abyad

al-Roj

Hasakah

al-Hawl

Ain Issa

The proposed ‘safe zone’ would extend about 20 miles from the border

Aleppo

Raqqa

Dashisha

Syria

Kurdish-led

Autonomous

Administration

of North and

East Syria

Deir ez-Zor

Iraq

Homs

Euphrates

River

50 km

Lebanon

50 miles