Look ahead 2018: Syria's future at a crossroads

2017 was a good year for President Assad, with his forces recapturing large swathes of territory from ISIL and the opposition.

by

    2017 was a good year for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, with his forces recapturing large swathes of territory from ISIL and the opposition.

    But while the conflict appears to be winding down in some areas, the prospect of genuine peace still seems far away.

    In the fourth part of our series looking ahead to 2018, we examine the future of Syria.

    Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Why is the West praising Malala, but ignoring Ahed?

    Why is the West praising Malala, but ignoring Ahed?

    Is an empowered Palestinian girl not worthy of Western feminist admiration?

    Inside the world of Chinese bitcoin mining

    Inside the world of Chinese bitcoin mining

    China is one of the main exchange markets and hosts some of the biggest bitcoin 'mining pools' in the world.

    Why some African Americans are moving to Africa

    Escaping systemic racism: Why I quit New York for Accra

    African-Americans are returning to the lands of their ancestors as life becomes precarious and dangerous in the USA.