Did Trump really end the CIA’s secret war in Syria?

Source: CounterPunch
by Jeff Mackler

“General Tony Thomas, head of the military’s Special Operations Command, provided, according to The New York Times, ‘the first public confirmation by an American official that the Trump administration had ended a secret C.I.A. program to arm Syrian rebels.’ … In point of fact, yesterday’s ‘covert’ operations in Syria have at least in part been replaced by the Trump administration’s overt ‘no fly zone’ war over Syria today. Utilizing their massive air-power superiority in the region, U.S. fighter jets now routinely attack Syrian government troops and those of its allies from Iran and Hezbollah from Lebanon whenever they move to challenge U.S.-backed and still existing ‘rebel’ positions in areas where the U.S. contemplates a long-term, if not permanent presence.” (08/03/17)