Putin to Withdraw Russian Forces in Syria: “Objectives Achieved… Terrorists Have Been Forced Out”

Now it is Putin’s “Mission Accomplished” moment in the Middle East. Who can say what Putin’s long term objectives are, but regardless, he has won this round. His decision to bring Russian troops into Syria has weakened ISIS, secured Assad’s regime (for now) and put American aggression into check. Perhaps the ceasefire in Syria means [...]