Ceasefire Holds in Southwest Syria

A ceasefire agreement brokered by the United States and Russia was implemented in Southwestern Syria on Sunday. It appears to have held throughout Monday, despite minor violations. “The situation is relatively calm,” said Suhaib al-Ruhail, a spokesman for Alwiyat al-Furqan, a rebel faction active in al-Quneitra. Other rebel groups reported no significant fighting since the…

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WSJ: Russian Aircraft Repeatedly Bombed U.S. Airbase in Syria

Over the past few years the Syrian Civil War has turned into a proxy conflict, the likes of which we haven’t seen since the Cold War. Russian and American backed forces routinely fight each other in Syria, while their trainers and advisors keep their distance. That’s because rule #1 of a proxy war, is to…

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