... victory in war is defined by the achieving political aims in said war. Some of the political aims and their achieving on the way to a complete victory.
Syria Readmitted to Arab League, Bringing Assad Back Into the Fold. Move represents a rejection of U.S. goals as Arab countries forge policies independent of Western concerns
Mind you. Syria, same as 404, is just one of the fronts of the colossal, in fact historic, in its scale war for the remaking of the "rules-based order" into international law based order which the whole world, with the exception of combined West, desires. Russia obliged--not the first time in history.