Nicholas Heras – Accidental War Between the US and Russia Break Out in Syria

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On June 20 Ian discussed the potential fallout following the shoot-down of two Iranian drones and a Syrian fighter-bomber by U.S.-led coalition forces in Syria and the warning from the Russians that any coalition aircraft venturing west of the Euphrates will be painted by Russian radar and treated as targets. An expert on Syria, Nicholas Heras, a Middle East researcher at the Center for a New American Security, joins us to discuss how Syria and Iran are trying to capture territory in the east of Syria, attempting to fill the vacuum as the Islamic State is defeated in the hope that they can create a land corridor from Assad-controlled territory across Iraq to Iran.

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