Written by Chris Nineham
If anyone had doubts about the direction of Trump’s Middle East policy, the last few days should have cleared them up
On Friday, a drone strike near Aleppo hit a mosque and killed up to 46 people. The US accepted responsibility for the strike which the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitoring network, described as a “massacre,” saying the dead were mostly civilians.
This attack follows the first announcement of regular troop deployments in Syria since the start of the war. 1,000 troops have been earmarked to join the offensive against Raqqa.
As early as February this year, it appears that the US was killing more civilians in Syria than Russian forces.
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