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Russia's Promising Peace Plan for Syria

It reflects a change in thinking about the rebels.
A freedom fighter, not a terrorist.

A freedom fighter, not a terrorist.

Photographer: Huseyin Nasir/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The U.S. and its allies have reason to be skeptical of Russia's new plan for peace in Syria. The proposal has arrived, after all, just as Russian airstrikes have begun to help President Bashar al-Assad to his first military successes since they began. Nevertheless, the plan contains some ideas that could help end a conflict that's killed 250,000 people and sent millions of refugees as far as Europe. 

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