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Russia, Iran Escalate in Syria

Posted on AllSides June 8th, 2023
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As the Biden administration tries to avoid being drawn into the conflict in Ukraine, Russia’s reliance on Iran for assistance in its invasion has given the Islamic Republic bargaining power over Moscow and increases the danger of head-to-head conflict in an entirely different theater: Syria.

A recent tranche of documents from the Discord leaks—classified material shared online by a 21-year-old Massachusetts Air National Guard airman this year—outline a coordinated plan by Russia, Iran, and Syria to rid the country of its U.S. military presence. 

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