Power Plays Over The Syria War

Syria makes ‘excellent’ start on chemical disarmament, official says

A Free Syrian Army fighter carries his weapon as he peeks out from a damaged shop in Deir al-Zor

This means that the crisis is beyond the point where the ‘simple’ removal of Assad would bring resolution or stop the blood bath fuelled by Qatar on one side and by Iran and Russia on the other side.

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Muscular intervention has now given way to a shrewder chess play.

While the world’s worst chemical weapons attack in 25 years may not be repeated in Syria, both Assad’s forces and rebels continue to kill with conventional weapons daily and foreign governments are desperate to end a conflict that risks spreading across much of the region.

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