31 May '18, 8pm

Assad wants American troops out of Syria and threatens to attack region under US-backed Kurds

Assad wants American troops out of Syria and threatens to attack region under US-backed Kurds

The Syrian president is also under pressure from Israel over growing Iranian influence in Syria. Iran, in conjunction with the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, now operates a network of militias recruiting from across the Mideast to fight on Assad’s behalf and maintains a command structure separate from the Syrian government. Israel in recent months ramped up its strikes on alleged Hezbollah and Iranian positions and weapons depots inside Syria, sparking fears of a regional war.

Full article: https://www.militarytimes.com/flashpoints/2018/05/31/assa...

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