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Russia’s Buildup in Syria May Thwart Idea of Safe Haven

For weeks Ankara and Washington have been discussing establishing a safe haven in northern Syria to shield civilians and rebels alike from relentless Syrian government airstrikes. But with advanced Russian combat warplanes now present in the country all bets are off whether a such a zone will be established at all, analysts say. Without a safe haven there are likely to be further surges of refugees fleeing into Turkey and Europe. Struggling to cope with an estimated 2 million Syrian...

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