World update: February 19 2020

Stories from Syria, China, Ethiopia, and more

MIDDLE EAST

SYRIA

On the plus side, I guess, Aleppo airport received a flight from Damascus on Wednesday, which is the first time that’s happened since 2012. All it took for that to happen was a sustained military offensive, now in its third month, that’s killed more than 400 civilians and over 2000 combatants while displacing upwards of 900,000 people in…

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