In Syria, COVID-19 and Economic Woes Will Dampen Damascus' Ambitions
Stratfor Middle East and North Africa Analyst at RANE, Stratfor
MIN READJul 21, 2020 | 09:30 GMT
A rally in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on June 11, 2020, at Umayyad Square in Damascus, Syria.
Economic and health crises have undercut Damascus' appetite for new major military offensives by creating dissent in previously secure territory. This suggests the al Assad government will attempt to consolidate power within loyalist territories before renewing efforts to eliminate Turkish and American influence....