By Reese Erlich | (The Progressive) | – –
Syrian President Bashar al Assad claims to have won the war and that he is merely mopping up remaining rebel groups.
With its escalation of the undeclared war in Syria, the Trump Administration risks a direct military confrontation with Russia.
On June 20, the United States shot down an Iranian drone flying near allied rebels in southeastern Syria. On June 17, a U.S. fighter jet downed a Syrian Air Force bomber, asserting that the Syrians threatened the ground positions of Syrian Kurdish allies.