Michael O’Hanlon and Steven Heydemann, The Hill: Syria is not a lost cause for the US — but it is getting close
The long-awaited assault in Syria’s Idlib province by President Bashar al-Assad’s army, backed by Russian airpower and Iranian-sponsored militias, is well underway. Again, the people of Syria are experiencing horrific tragedy. Assad justifies his actions in terms of counterterrorism. But his scorched-earth tactics primarily kill, maim and render homeless innocent civilians, most from the nation’s Sunni majority population.
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