Russia is bombing rebel-held areas in Syria at a furious pace. That is giving the Syrian president, Bashar Assad, the upper hand. At the same time, critics accuse the United States of dithering.
The war, approaching its sixth year, may be reaching a turning point in Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and once its commercial capital. Government-aligned forces are trying to encircle its eastern half, controlled by rebels since 2012. If the government succeeds, it would be the greatest blow to the o...
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