Reuters: US plans to use strikes against ISIS to empower “moderate” anti-Assad rebels

Reuters, “Strategy on Islamic State includes support for Syrian opposition, Iraq: White House“:

Obama could order airstrikes on an expanded list of targets within Iraq and has been considering strikes in Syria as well, on condition that moderate rebels there be in a position to hold territory cleared of Islamic State fighters by the strikes.

Of course, no one could have predicted that the US would exploit the ISIS’ newfound bogeyman status to further undermine and destabilize Assad’s regime. Except a lot of people.


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