Syria imposes the Astana deal by force, as Turkish-Russian tensions rise

Aleppo, Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai Since 2012 the M5 Damascus-Aleppo had been under the control of jihadist forces. The Syrian Army has now liberated the M5 Damascus-Aleppo road and over 140 cities, villages and strategic hills. Turkey and the Uzbeks, Uighurs and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly al-Nusra) failed to protect their fortified positions, abandoning them … Continue reading Syria imposes the Astana deal by force, as Turkish-Russian tensions rise