Possible Conflict Between Assad/Russia and SDF/U.S. Brewing? « Lawrence Person’s BattleSwarm Blog

Possible Conflict Between Assad/Russia and SDF/U.S. Brewing?

Remember how a month ago how almost all the different Syrian factions were concentrating on crushing the last remnants of the Islamic State?

Good times, good times.

Well the good times may be over, as Russian and Syrian forces launched an airstrike against the U.S.-backed and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces northeast of Deir ez-Zor.

Both are converging on Deir ez-Zor, thought to be the de facto capital of what’s left of the Islamic State. SDF also wants to keep Assad’s forces on the western side of the Euphrates.

Here’s the situation from Syria Livemap:

It would be nice if both sides could finish dismantling the Islamic State before launching the next war…

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