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Russia-Turkey Deal Averts Catastrophe in Syria, But for How Long?


Russia-Turkey Deal Averts Catastrophe in Syria, But for How Long?
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The United States says it is close to defeating Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, but officials have no plans to withdraw U.S. troops in either country in the near future. A military spokesman said Tuesday the U.S. mission is to maintain peace in some of the areas that have been ravaged by terrorism and conflict. The announcement comes after Russia and Turkey agreed to create a buffer zone between the government forces and rebels in Syria's Idlib province. VOA's Zlatica Hoke has more.

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