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The Best of Bad Options for Syria’s Idlib

The Syrian regime vows to reconquer Idlib, the north-western zone hosting its hardest-core remaining jihadist opposition.

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But an all-out offensive would be calamitous.

Turkey and Russia should recommit to their “de-escalation” deal for Idlib, bolstering it with measures that buy time for a lasting solution.

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An agreement between Turkey and Russia that protects Syria’s rebel-held Idlib governorate from a regime offensive is under increasing stress.

Clashes between jihadists and other militants inside Idlib and regime forces have escalated.

Newly launched Turkish patrols mark…

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