A recent pause in the program has many rebels worried that the CIA has gotten new orders from President Trump.
In an interview with CNN, the spokesman for Al-Nusra/Al-Sham said the “new” group will continue to focus solely on Syria and has no plans to attack the US.
While Obama has been able to keep fewer US boots on the ground than Bush, the effort to play God in the affairs of other nations remains unchanged.
The CIA has drawn up plans to provide more-powerful weapons to the so-called moderate Syrian rebels if the current truce in Syria collapses.
Next Cold War Roundup 3/16/16 Geneva talks are on. Russia does a surprise semi-withdrawal from Syria, leaving a well equipped Syrian coalition but increasing pressure on Assad to compromise. The US brings to the table a weakened position on the ground but a threat of a Turkish invasion and the
The population of the Palestinian refugee camp in Yarmouk, on the southern outskirts of Damascus, was once around 200,000 people. A brutal siege by the Syrian regime and an occupation by fighters from the al Qaida arm in Syria and the Islamic State dramatically reduced that number to 18,000 in March. Now, it is somewhere between 5,000 and 8,000 people, according to journalist Patrick Strickland.