A major Syrian offensive is underway in that country’s Idlib province after the Russian, Iranian and Turkish presidents failed to agree to a ceasefire.
Idlib is the last rebel-held territory in Syria. Its recapture by the government is seen by observers as the last stand in a brutal civil war that has gripped Syria for more than seven years.
For more on the situation in Idlib, CGTN’s Alaa Ebrahim has this report.
To discuss all of this:
- Ammar Waqqaf is the founder and director of Gnosos, an organization that consults on Syria and the Middle East.
- Rasha Elass is a Syrian-American journalist.
- Alexey Khlebnikov is a Middle East expert with the Russian International Affairs Council.
- Michael O’Hanlon is a senior fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution
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