Syria Update: After U.S. Downs Syrian Army Jet, Russia Sends Warning

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Syrian children play on a swing in the government-held part of Aleppo's Salaheddin neighborhood on Dec. 16, 2016. (Youssef Karwashan/AFP/Getty Images)

On Monday, Russia warned the United States that any planes belonging to the U.S.-led coalition that fly west of the Euphrates River would be potential targets. The move came after a U.S. warplane downed a Syrian military plane on Sunday, killing the pilot. Meanwhile, Iran said on Sunday that it launched missiles into eastern Syria, targeting Islamic State fighters in retaliation for attacks that hit Tehran on June 7th. Forum discusses the latest developments in the Syrian conflict, now in its sixth year. We’ll also discuss potential next steps in U.S. policy toward Syria, a country the size of Washington state.


Aaron David Miller, vice president for new initiatives and distinguished fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center

Steven Heydemman, professor, Middle East studies, Smith College