Middle East | Syria looking more like a chessboard than a battlefield

Syria looking more like a chessboard than a battlefield

As the US sizes up a country from which it hopes to expel ISIS and Hezbollah, it is clear that it has become more a patchwork of zones of influence than a coherent entity

May 16, 2017 5:11 PM (UTC+8)
Men play chess in front of a damaged building in the rebel-controlled area of Maaret al-Naaman town in Idlib province, Syria, October 19, 2015. Photo: Reuters / Khalil Ashawi
Men play chess in front of a damaged building in the rebel-controlled area of Maaret al-Naaman town in Idlib province, Syria, October 19, 2015. Photo: Reuters / Khalil Ashawi