A Syrian conundrum: Can IS be ousted without Assad’s help?

A Syrian conundrum: Can IS be ousted without Assad’s help? As the U.S.-led coalition tightens the noose around the Islamic State group in Syria, President Bashar Assad’s Iranian-backed troops are also seizing back territory from the militants with little protest from Washington, a sign of how American options are limited without a powerful ally on the ground. http://ift.tt/2utRRHS

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