World update: August 19 2019

Stories from Syria, China, Italy, and more

MIDDLE EAST

SYRIA

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the Syrian army has entered Khan Shaykhun amid heavy fighting. That seems to have been the army’s main target in the most recent round of fighting in northwestern Syria, and assuming the rebels don’t manage to drive it out the government’s next move will likely be to pressure the now-…

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