What can 11 years of war in Syria tell us about Ukraine? This week marks the anniversary of Syria’s uprising and there still seems to be no end to conflict in sight. There’s also another date that resonates: September 30, 2015, when Russia intervened on behalf of President Bashar al-Assad’s government. Russia has said it’s tested at least 320 new types of weapons in Syria, some of which are now in use in the war in Ukraine, and Russia is using tactics that seem to come from what’s been called “the Syria playbook.” We look at how the people all too familiar with that playbook see Syria’s story in Ukraine.
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