“Idlib’s Crucible Moment: The Cost of Jihadist Proxies and Geopolitical Tensions”, Wolfgang Mühlberger & Olli Ruohomäki (FIIA, Finland)

The killing of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi last year put the jihadist nexus in North-Western Syria back in the spotlight. The faltering of Idlib’s de-escalation zone is currently increasing the risk of a direct military confrontation between Turkish-controlled forces and the Syrian and Russian militaries, reigniting the geopolitical component of the conflict.

Wolfgang Mühlberger & Olli Ruohomäki provide a compelling analysis of the situation in North-Western Syria in this article.

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