September 14, 2017

Syrian Regime Races Against U.S.-Backed Rebel Forces To Take ISIS Enclave

By Nicholas Heras

Source: NPR - All Things Considered

Journalist(s) Ruth Sherlock

ISIS is being pushed out of parts of Syria. That's leading to a race between the forces taking that territory, forces backed by the U.S. and forces backed by the Syrian government. Whoever wins the strategic province of Deir ez-Zor will get a wealth of resources but will risk being locked into a longer war. NPR's Ruth Sherlock reports.

Listen the report here.

  • 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...