Russian leader’s gamble backing Bashar al-Assad increasingly looks miscalculated
From his spot in the ruins of east Ghouta, Arif Othman sees the current phase of Syria’s war as brutally simple. The longer he holds out against Bashar al-Assad and his allies, the worse it will get – especially at the hands of the Russians.
“We were supposed to have surrendered by now,” he said at the end of the most intensive week-long barrage anywhere in Syria in the past three years.
It is increasingly unclear how Moscow will recoup its investment in the world’s most complex conflict
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