Pentagon plans major shift in effort to counter Islamic State in Syria

This could mean that the US is backing out of the Syrian conflict slowly or increasing it’s support as a proxy, or both.

Meanwhile Iran may have increased it’s troop numbers as well as increased weapons supply to Assad’s government and no doubt filtered through to associated militias also.

See link below by the Institute for the Study of War for a bit more information on Iran’s involvement and it’s reasons.

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