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Syria war begins 6th year as US, Russia pull the strings

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GHOST TOWN. Syrian man rides his bike along a street damaged by shelling in the rebel-held part of Jubar neighborhood, in the Syrian capital Damascus, on February 24, 2016. Abdulmonam Eassa/AFP
‘The US and Russia have taken command of, and have a monopoly over, the Syrian issue’

BEIRUT, Lebanon (Mar. 14, 2016) — The United States and Russia are pulling the strings in Syria’s 5-year war, experts say, pressuring opposing sides and leveraging rival regional powers to reach a settlement.

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