Can someone clarify who's who in Syria?
This is what I think I understand,
Iran attacks Syria (petroleum processing plant/oilfields).
USA is prepared to defend Syria, but allows Turkey to take the lead in the latter's defense. USA vacates Syria.
Turkey may or may not do so, but used that opportunity to attack the Kurdish community within Syria.
The Kurds reach out to Damascus and get support from them.
Now, the Turks are fighting Syria (as the latter defends the Kurds); the very people they were supposed to defend from Iran.
And Russia has occupied the newly vacant US bases.
Who is Russia there for? To help Syria (and, indirectly, the Kurds) defend against Iran & Turkey, or to aid Turkey in their objectives...?