“There has been an intense wave of Russian air strikes in two areas of Syria, activists say. Moscow says it is targeting jihadist groups like Islamic State in co-ordination with Syria’s government. But NATO is worried some of the attacks are hitting rebel groups opposed to President Bashar al-Assad – some of whom are backed by the West. So just who is fighting whom in Syria?”
Following the old adage, “an enemy of an enemy is a friend” can make for a very complicated geopolitical situation in a hurry. This video is a nice overview of the complexity without being complicated.