Commenting on the new attack, Egyptian military analyst General Gamal Mazlum, former head of the Research Center of the Egyptian Military Academy told Sputnik that the US is trying to weaken the military potential of Damascus by delivering intentional air attacks on its advancing government forces.
"If we follow up the recent remarks of the American officials, it would become clear that the US is acting intentionally against President Bashar al-Assad. Its airstrikes on Syrian pro-government forces aim to weaken his chances of retaining power," Gamal Mazlum told Sputnik.
Besides, he said, the US is trying to increase its military influence on the balance of power in Syria.
"It was clearly seen when they were arming the Kurds on the same very principle as they did earlier in Iraq," the general said.
The US, he said, is trying to extend the conflict, as neither the US administration, nor Pentagon are interested in a stable Syria and in the political settlement of the conflict.
Washington is pursuing its previous policy in the Middle East, promoting the expansion of military conflicts.
The airstrikes should be delivered on terrorist groups rather than the forces that are fighting against terrorists, the expert concluded/