Russia saved Assad but Syria peace settlement elusive

Russia saved Assad but Syria peace settlement elusiveRussia’s decision two years ago to intervene militarily in Syria appears to have saved Bashar al-Assad’s regime but a peace settlement seems ever more elusive, analysts say. On Friday, Syrian government troops retook Deir Ezzor, the last major city where the Islamic State group had a presence. Assad’s forces did so with Russian air support.



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