Syria Situation Report: October 28 - November 10, 2020
Nov 13, 2020 - Andrew Greco, Will Christou
By Andrew Greco and Will Christou (SyriaDirect)
Key Takeaway: Competition between the Syrian regime and its backers is destabilizing southern Syria and enabling Russia to consolidate its influence. Regime forces and Iranian-backed militias are carrying out arrest campaigns and assassinations likely in response to repeated waves of anti-Assad and anti-Iran unrest in Daraa Province. Russia and its proxies are capitalizing on the unrest to position themselves as necessary mediators and security guarantors for the region.
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