Any hopes of a breakthrough at the Syria peace talks in Geneva remain slim, despite the weeks’ old “cessation of hostilities” and Russian President Vladimir Putin announcing his decision to pull out of Syria some of the Russian forces.
Even the United Nations mediator Staffan de Mistura named a Russian academic to his team of advisors – a nod to Russia’s importance in ending the fighting, reported the Reuters news agency.
Meanwhile, the Kurds appear to be taking matters into thei...
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