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‘Assad has ruined everything’: Inside the buffer zone keeping a tenuous hold on stability in northern Syria

‘Assad has ruined everything’: Inside the buffer zone keeping a tenuous hold on stability in northern Syria

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If there are symbols of just how indebted the Syrian opposition forces are to Turkey, then the new army base in Aleppo Province for its elite Al Hamza division is evidence of this.The Turkish red crescent flag is given as much prominence as the Syrian opposition one. In the grand greeting rooms where commanders and visiting dignitaries will meet to discuss tactics, it is the Turkish flag which is placed side-by-side with that of the opposition's.Sky News was given an exclusive tour of the base which is due to open in less than three weeks.We're shown conference rooms where "training on prisoners of war" will be given as well as lectures on military manoeuvres. ...