'Small world war' developing in Syria?

By He Wenping
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The Syrian crisis, lasting over five years, remains a pending issue without a political solution, while a peace process agreement was approved by the United Nations Security Council last year. However, after suspension of Geneva peace talks, hostilities have escalated and multiple countries have joined in the hot war here.

Coordinating with Russia's powerful air strikes, Syria's government army has continued to combat opposition factions.

Then Turkey started pounding Kurdish-controlled areas, including Aleppo in northern Syria. Additionally, Saudi Arabian warplanes have landed in a Turkey airbase, holding large-scale military exercises to prepare for an invasion against Syria. Turkey and Saudi Arabia appear eager to deploy ground troops to Syria.

A turbulent Syria has gotten more intense, with two fighting sides willing to fight to the death.

One side is the Syrian government army and its allies Russia, Iran, Iraq and Lebanon armies under the assistance of Iran's military adviser. The other party is the United States, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar's opposition faction.

What's worse, the "Islamic States," a known enemy of the world, have also participated. Hence, the Washington Post reported that a small "world war" has erupted in Syria. Seeking political benefits have contributed to intervention of multiple states.

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