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As ISIS Shrinks in Syria, the US and Iran Draw Closer to Conflict ~ BY MOHAMAD BAZZI

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Since President Donald Trump took office, the U.S. military has struck the Syrian regime or its allies at least five times, in most cases to protect U.S.-backed rebels and their American advisers. Even if the Pentagon may not want to directly engage Syrian forces or their Russian and Iranian-backed allies, there’s a danger of accidental escalation, especially as various forces continue to converge on eastern and southern Syria to reclaim strategic territory from ISIS. Russia, for its part, angrily condemned the U.S. action and threatened on Monday to treat all coalition planes in Syria as potential targets.

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http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2017/06/isis-shrinks-syria-us-and-Iran-draw-closer-conflict/138828/?oref=defenseone_today_nl

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