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“Did Putin once again outfox Obama?”


POLITICO

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russian forces to begin withdrawing from Syria, saying they have achieved their goals in the country, state-run media reported today.

The pullback will begin Tuesday, the state-run Sputnik news agency reported.

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“Leaked ISIS Documents Appear To Identify 22,000 Supporters”


HUFFINGTON POST

A Kurdish fighter walks by a wall bearing a drawing of the flag of the Islamic State (IS) group in the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar, in the Nineveh Province, on November 13, 2015. Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani announced the "liberation" of Sinjar from the Islamic State group in an assault backed by US-led strikes that cut a key jihadist supply line with Syria. AFP PHOTO / SAFIN HAMED (Photo credit should read SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)

A Kurdish fighter walks by a wall bearing a drawing of the flag of the Islamic State (IS) group in the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar, in the Nineveh Province, on November 13, 2015. Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani announced the “liberation” of Sinjar from the Islamic State group in an assault backed by US-led strikes that cut a key jihadist supply line with Syria. AFP PHOTO / SAFIN HAMED (Photo credit should read SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)

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“ISIS IS LOSING ITS CAPITAL”


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“Why Moscow Holds the Cards in Syria”


POLITICO

It’s time to drop pretenses of U.S. forces or safe zones and persuade the rebels to accept Russia’s terms. Otherwise a new slaughter will start in Aleppo.

It’s time to drop pretenses of U.S. forces or safe zones and persuade the rebels to accept Russia’s terms. Otherwise a new slaughter will start in Aleppo.

“World powers agree to Syria ceasefire, Kerry says”


MSNBC

MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 11: (L-R) Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and UN special envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura are pictured during a meeting of the International Syrian Support Group (ISSG) ahead of the International Munich Security Conference on February 11, 2016 in Munich, Germany. ISSG met in Munich to further discuss a peaceful solution in the Syria war. (Photo by Alexandra Beier - Pool/Getty Images)

MUNICH, GERMANY – FEBRUARY 11: (L-R) Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and UN special envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura are pictured during a meeting of the International Syrian Support Group (ISSG) ahead of the International Munich Security Conference on February 11, 2016 in Munich, Germany. ISSG met in Munich to further discuss a peaceful solution in the Syria war. (Photo by Alexandra Beier – Pool/Getty Images)