Russia, Iran jostle for influence in Syria | Syria News | Al Jazeera

Russia, Iran jostle for influence in Syria

Tensions between Damascus' allies are increasing as Moscow plans to expand troop presence in Syria war.

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    Seven years of war in Syria have created a complex battlefield that has drawn in global and regional powers.

    Russia and Iran are allied to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but the heavy troop involvement by both countries has created tension between them.

     

    Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr explains from Beirut.


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