Syria is a Chessboard — and Outside Powers Will Decide Who Wins and Loses

The town of Al-Hrak in Dar’a Governorate after shelling by Assad’s forces and Russia. (Via @Dannymakisyria/Twitter)
Images of the Syrian army in the strategic town of Busra al-Harir after the rebel defeat there (Via @Dannymakisyria/Twitter)
Russian President Vladimir Putin hugging Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (Wikimedia Commons)
A map of military control zones in Syria as of Thursday, June 28, 2018. Rebel territories are in green (the southwest rebel zone is in the bottom left, and the Idlib enclave is in the upper left), the Assad government’s territory is red, Turkey’s zone of control is light blue, Syrian Kurdish/SDF territory is yellow, and ISIS territory black. (Screenshot via Syrian Civil War Map)

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