September 3, 2018
Russia is particularly invested in this battle. It has been instrumental in negotiating terrorist evacuations from a number of areas in Syria bringing the government’s writ to full potency in over 80% of the country’s land. But, the very presence of so many Chechens, Daghestanis and Uzbekis is a reminder that the disease can only spread if you don’t extirpate it. China, too, has an interest in making sure the hundreds of Uighers don’t manage to repatriate in Jinkiang Province where the training they have received in Syria from the Turks won’t haunt a generation of Chinese soldiers. The Chinese want to see the Uighers exterminated.