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Russia Looks for an Exit in Syria

Jan 4, 2017 | 09:54 GMT
Russia Looks for an Exit in Syria
Russian troops and their loyalist allies had secured the Syrian city of Palmyra before the Islamic State won the city back with an attack in early December, a reminder of the dangers to Russia of a prolonged involvement in the country's civil war.
(VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP/Getty Images)

With their capture of Aleppo in late December, forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al Assad secured their biggest victory in the country's nearly six-year civil war. It is now clear that al Assad has weathered the critical threat to his administration's rule over key parts of the country. Military,...

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