Many in the region are wondering whether the United States is not only an unreliable power but also a weak one, one analyst said.
The deal between the Syrian Democratic Forces and the government of President Bashar al-Assad further dimmed the prospect of continued U.S. presence in Syria.
Turkish-backed Syrian rebels might have shot as many as nine people, including a female politician, at a desert roadblock.
Islamic State remnants are seeking to revive their networks in Syria and Iraq but now the effort to prevent them from regaining a foothold has paused.
The U.S. military does not have the forces or mandate to guard militant prisons in Syria if a Turkish offensive creates a security gap, they said.
Kurds warned that Trump’s decision to pull out troops from northeastern Syria could open the door to an ISIS revival.
The Kurdish administration needs help with funding to secure, feed and house the detainees, SDF leader said. It also wants countries to take back their citizens.
The exchange of fire was brief, but it showed the dangers of a wider war as Hezbollah said it had exacted revenge for the deaths of two of its commanders in an Israeli airstrike in Syria.
Israel unveiled details of what it called an expanded attempt by Iran to provide sophisticated missiles to Hezbollah in Lebanon.
The U.S., Russia, Iran, Syria and a host of proxy forces are in a high-stakes race to seize territory.