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Turkey Bogged Down in Syria as It Realigns With Russia

Nearly two months into the assault, Turkey has become bogged down in an unexpectedly bloody fight to retake the Islamic State group's last stronghold in northern Syria. It has been forced to pour in troops, take the lead in the battle from its Syrian allies and reach out to Russia for aerial support. The fight for al-Bab underscores the precarious path Ankara is treading with its foray into Syria, aimed against both IS militants and Syrian Kurdish fighters. The assault on the town has...

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