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IS too beneficial to Assad, allowing him to appear as lesser of two evils

In Syria, IS is still holding on to the fertile and densely populated Euphrates valley between the city of Deir al-Zor and the Iraqi border, an area to which many IS leaders are thought to have withdrawn. The narrow valley … Continue reading

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US wants another Turkish base for helicopter support, Turkey on hold

A government offensive against terrorist groups and the collapse of a three-year truce with Kurdish militants followed parliamentary elections in June that failed to deliver a ruling majority to any one party. Talks to form a coalition government failed and … Continue reading

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