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Syria: SDF will have to choose between Assad, Russia or the United States.

“Once that relationship is severed, because[ the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)] go back to the regime, which we don’t have a relationship with, (or) the Russians … when that happens then we will no longer be partners with them,” … Continue reading

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Damascus at peace

This was the first summer since 2011 without the sound of fighting in Damascus. President Bashar al-Assad’s success in the war owes much to Russia, which entered the war on his side in 2015, and whose soldiers are now a … Continue reading

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Ambush in Niger: report won’t recommend punishment

Poor training, complacency and a culture of excessive risk contributed to the deaths of four U.S. soldiers during an operation in Niger in October, according to a classified Pentagon report. The officials who described the report said it wouldn’t recommend … Continue reading

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Bahrein clashes after protest deaths

The demonstrations in Bahrain on February 15, a public holiday marking the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, drew thousands of people who followed the body of the protester slain on Monday, Ali Mushaima, from a hospital morgue to his home … Continue reading

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