Letter from America

Syrian file

Print edition : September 30, 2016

Free Syrian Army fighters launch a Grad rocket from Halfaya town in Hama province towards forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad stationed in the Zein al-Abidin mountain on September 4. Photo: Ammar Abdullah/REUTERS

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov after their meeting in Geneva on August 26. Photo: Martial Trezzini/AP

Caught between Turkey’s demands and Kurdish ambitions, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has an impossible mission in Syria in which he is both the peacemaker and the war-maker.
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