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Russia Considers Its Next Moves in Syria

Aug 21, 2018 | 04:30 GMT
Posters of Syrian President Bashar al Assad and of Russian President Vladimir Putin adorn a kiosk at a border crossing in eastern Idlib province.

Posters of Syrian President Bashar al Assad and of Russian President Vladimir Putin adorn a kiosk at a border crossing in eastern Idlib province. Russia's involvement in the conflict has cemented its influence with al Assad's government.

(GEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Having achieved its primary goal in the country -- securing its position there and that of the current Syrian government -- Russia is moving on to a risky and complicated plan to promote its interests....

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