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2059, 12 Feb 16

Assad Goes In for the Kill with Putin’s Help

Nothing makes the enemy easier to kill than convincing them to stop shooting back for a while.

MUNICH/AMMAN (Reuters) – Major powers agreed on Friday to a pause in combat in Syria, but Russia pressed on with bombing in support of its ally President Bashar al-Assad, who vowed to fight until he regained full control of the country.

Although billed as a potential breakthrough, the “cessation of hostilities” agreement does not take effect for a week, at a time when Assad’s government is poised to win its biggest victory of the war with the backing of Russian air power.


2059, 12 February 2016


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