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Syrian Government’s Assertive Offensive in Idlib and the New ‘Safezone’

August 27, 2019

Episode Notes:

The assertive Syrian offensive through Idlib is well underway, while Kurdish forces in the northeast withdraw from certain outposts around a 'safe zone' arranged between the U.S. and Turkey.

David Lesch, the Ewing Halsell Distinguished Professor of Middle East History at Trinity University, Texas, and author and editor of numerous books, most recently Syria: A Modern History, joins the WarCast to discuss who's still fighting and what's left for Assad to consolidate the Syrian state.

[ 0:17 ] Introduction
[ 0:51 ] Details of the current offensive in Idlib
[ 7:19 ] Consolidating power in Syria

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