September 11, 2017

Syrian Army, U.S-Backed Forces Rub Shoulders In Eastern Syria

Featuring Nicholas Heras

Source: Foreign Policy

Journalist Rhys Dubin

U.S.-backed militias and the Syrian Army are less than 10 miles from each other as they converge on the Islamic State stronghold of Deir Ezzour in eastern Syria, which still hosts around 2500 Islamic State fighters.

Syrian government forces advancing from the west initially broke a years-long siege of the city last week, and also captured significant swathes of neighboring territory.

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  • Nicholas Heras

    Fellow, Middle East Security Program

    Nicholas A. Heras is a Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), working in the Middle East Security Program. He is also a Senior Analyst at the Jamestown Found...