Most Syrian refugees blame President Bashar al Assad for leaving their country - that's according to a new survey carried out in Germany. The survey also shows that very few refugees want to stay in Germany for the long term.
Turkey's offensive on Afrin will oust the "terrorist menace" and will ensure the return of Syrian refugees - that's been the message of President Erdogan. He's catering to his voters, says DW's Dorian Jones in Istanbul.
The recent Israeli airstrikes in Syria have sparked concerns of a direct confrontation between Israel and Iran. DW spoke with Middle East expert Gil Murciano about the conflict, and Germany's potential role as mediator.
The US aims to deploy more American troops and set up safe zones in a new approach to Syria, experts told DW. But while the US focuses on jihadists, the fate of Bashar al-Assad might still prove crucial for peace.
Over 1,000 fighters from Iran have fallen in Syria. Many of them were refugees from Afghanistan. They were persuaded to go to war for high wages and residence permits for their families.
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