Just a comment on all what I've read. 1)Syrian will for peace: Maybe more than 15 years ago, it was out of question for a syrian to make peace with Israel. However, since the beginning of negotiations, it is really the choice and maybe the hope of the majority of syrians. It, nevertheless, should be a fair peace, i.e. ALL occupied land against peace. 2) It might be an illusion to think that this can happen without solving all the entangled problems especially the question of refugees. This also means peace with Palastenians. This is why a comprehensive peace is the only solution 'cause the problems of all partners are inter-related. 3) Relationship with Iran: Those who say that Syria is a servant of Iran are probably young and have forgot that Syria was before an ally with the communist USSR !!! Think about it for two seconds. If you feel alone and a lot of danger is surrounding you, wouldn't you ally with some strong(ish) nation ?!
Russian ministry: Turkey suggests joint working group over Syria ops (Reuters)
from the article: Between Katzrin and Nahariya