Yesterday, CNN published an article claiming Washington had changed its strategy concerning Syria according to which Bashar al-Assad wouldn’t step down and the Americal allies would concentrate on fighting ISIS.
Coalition spokesman Col. Ryan Dillon told the channel that “the coalition supports only those forces committed to fighting ISIS”.
According to Dillon, some groups of the Syrian opposition refused to accept the new policy. Thus the militants of Shohada al-Quartyan claimed they were up to leaving the base to act separately against the government troops. In this case, however, “the coalition will no longer support their operations”, Dillon said.