World on a tinderbox

A video grab made on October 14, 2015, shows an image taken from a footage made available on the Russian Defence Ministry's official website, purporting to show explosions after airstrikes carried out by Russian air force on what Russia says was an Islamic State ammunition depot in the Syrian province of Idlib. AFP PHOTO / RUSSIAN DEFENCE MINISTRY

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on October 17, 2015, on page 7.




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