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on October 2, 2015 in World News

Russia confounds US with Syria military moves

Russia confounds US with Syria military moves By MATTHEW LEE Now, 1,506 days since the Obama administration first declared that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s “days are numbered,” he’s still there, and a convergence of Western trepidation and Russian resolve could strengthen his position further. But it also could set the stage for a long-sought political transition leading to the end of the Assad family’s 45-year rule. In either case, Assad’s Russian and Iranian backers could arguably claim victory. But there’s also a painful third possibility. Russia’s decision to intervene with airstrikes this week could just prolong and exacerbate an already… View Article

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