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Erdogan makes urgent appeal to West on grim 10-year mark of Syria’s war

Ankara desperately needs options to get out of the Syria quagmire, but the Turkish president's offer is likely to fall flat with the Biden administration.
A girl holds a Syrian opposition flag during a demonstration in the village of Atme in Idlib.

Syrian resilience in face of ‘living nightmare’

This week marked the 10-year anniversary of the Syrian uprising and war. UN Syria Envoy Geir Pedersen commended the resilience of Syrians in facing a decade of “unimaginable violence and indignities,” including as many as 500,000 dead, 5.5 million refugees, 6.7 million internally displaced, chemical weapons attacks, sexual violence against women, torture and other atrocities.

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