War update in Syria and Iraq as of the 16th of August, 2016

Eyes on Europe & Middle East

  • Syria

Syrian_civil_war August 2016Source: Wikimedia

  • Probably we’ll see a joint operation in Aleppo between Russia and the United States.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Moscow and Washington, which back opposite sides in the civil war,Assad and the so-called “moderate opposition” respectively are edging closer to an agreement to defuse the fighting in the contested city.

The airstrikes by the United States so far have been limited to al-Qaeda and Islamic State groups, while Russia has targeted with airstrikes a larger number of opposition groups backed by regional countries. (Al-Monitor)

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