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Thursday, December 14, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is hailing its new initiative with Russia to halt the warfare in Syria as a potential “turning point” in one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history. But the room for doubt that the complex agreement announced early Saturday will work is enormous, hardened by years of broken promises and cynical…

Photo: A fighter from the Free Syrian Army’s Al Rahman legion walks past damaged buildings in the rebel held Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, Syria September 6, 2016. Picture taken September 6, 2016. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh