Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rowhani. Photo: AFP

How Russia and its allies benefit from Trump’s Syria withdrawal

  • A complete US pull-out would remove Russia’s only military equal from the contest to shape Syria’s future
  • Russia will face less resistance as it pursues its goal: a settlement that returns the entire country to the control of President Assad
Topic |   Syrian conflict

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rowhani. Photo: AFP
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