there is something major afoot. the Americans are playing a double
game and the Russians are preparing to come in for a second go.
Kurdish militias retreat from strategic Aleppo district after jihadist offensive
US asks Russia not to target Al-Qaeda branch in Syria – Russian FM Lavrov
4 June, 2016
Washington has asked Moscow not to conduct airstrikes against al-Nusra Front, which is Al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, for fear that members of the “moderate opposition” could also be hit, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has reported.