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Safe Zones in Syria

Russia, Iran, and Turkey agreed Thursday to set them up, despite criticism from some Syrian rebels.
Source: Rodi Said / Reuters

Russia, Iran, and Turkey have agreed to a memorandum establishing four safe zones across the north, central, and southern parts of Syria, constituting a major advancement in the nation’s ongoing civil war. Russia released the memorandum Thursday at peace talks in Astana, Kazakhstan. Russia and Iran are allied with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, while Turkey is allied with some of the

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