The US and Russia have signed an agreement designed to minimize the risk of collisions over Syrian airspace. Both are conducting separate bombing campaigns in Syria.
The story of Western intervention in the seven-year Syrian civil war is one of missed opportunities. In responding to such conflicts, the West must learn from its past mistakes, says DW's Kersten Knipp.
The Syrian opposition and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad are not the only groups fighting in the conflict. Other countries have also intervened to pursue their own interests.
Russian- and Turkish-backed offensives at two separate locations in Syria have caused tens of thousands of civilians to leave their homes in search of safety. The eight-year Syrian war shows no signs of abating.
The US-led coalition fighting the "Islamic State" has killed 100 people in an attack, unusually targeting fighters loyal to Bashar al-Assad. It said it was retaliating after the fighters attacked its Syrian allies.
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