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>> Even as President Donald Trump discussed the prospect of reducing American efforts. In Syria, Turkey, Iran, and Russia pledged to do more. At a summit in the Turkish capital, the leaders agreed on bringing stability to the war torn country. An unlikely alliance given Turkey backs rebel forces while Russia and Iran side with the Syrian regime.
00:00:23
Iran's president Hassan Rouhani saying the US had failed to topple the Syrian government of President Assad.>> Some big powers, particularly the United States, wanted terrorist organizations such as Daesh and Al-Nusra to remain in our region as their tool so they can benefit from this. The big countries like Syria and Iraq destroyed this conspiracy with the help of friendly countries.
00:00:47
>> While news to these unlikely bedfellows to work together has done little to reduce the violence in Syria, it underlines their pivotal role for those who may question Washington's commitment. However it's likely they'll be difficult conversations ahead about northern Syria. Turkey waged a military campaign to drive Kurdish YPG fighters from the Afrin district with the help of Syrian rebels.
00:01:14
But in neighboring rebel strongholds, Russian airpower and Iran-backed militias are supporting a Syrian army offensive to crush the opposition.