U.S. airstrikes are targeting Islamic State, but they may wind up helping Syria’s Assad

By Loveday Morris, Rebecca Collard, September 24, 2014

BAGHDAD — As the United States launches airstrikes against Islamic State extremists in Syria, the Obama administration is walking a precarious line — attempting to crush the militants’ capacity without strengthening President Bashar al-Assad’s hold on power.

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