Russia rushes into the Syrian breach after U.S. withdrawal

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As the U.S. carries out a sudden, near-total withdrawal from Syria, Russia is rushing into the breach. Why it matters: The hasty U.S. exit from Syria makes it certain the outcome there will bear Vladimir Putin’s imprint. Russia entered Syria in 2015 to help dictator Bashar al-Assad regain his grip on the country, and Russia has steadily gained influence in the wider Middle East.

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