Washington conducts discreet operations in western Syria
Beyond Washington's security concerns, recent US strikes in the Idlib region, which is under the direct influence of Ankara, hint at US-Turkish intelligence cooperation. [...]
The United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM), which oversees Delta Force, the Navy SEALs and the Green Berets, was established in 1987 a few years after the failure of Operation Eagle Claw. Today is practically a miniature department of defence in its own right with its own budget. The main component of USSOCOM is Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC).
Although Donald Trump announced last month that the US will withdraw troops from Syria, the Department of Defense (DoD) is going all out to ensure that Bashar Al Assad's forces and those of his allies Russia and Iran are closely monitored. [...]