Another US-Russian Syria ceasefire deal has been blown up.
Qatar always wanted to punch above its weight. In Syria, it got the chance.
Syrian troops captured a rebel-held area on the edge of Aleppo on Saturday, tightening their siege on opposition-held neighborhoods in the northern city after what residents described as the heaviest air bombardment of the 5 ½-year civil war.
The Russian government deceived itself with its fantasy belief that Russia and Washington had a common cause in fighting ISIS.