How Russia and its allies benefit from Trump’s Syria withdrawal

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US President Donald Trump said his decision to shift US troops out of the path of a threatened Turkish military incursion in Syria will be regretted most by Russia and China. They “love to see us bogged down” in expensive military quagmires, he tweeted on Monday.To some Russian and US analysts and officials, however, Moscow is likely to be a major beneficiary of the move.A complete US pull-out would remove Russia’s only military equal from the contest to shape Syria’s future, according to Trump…

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