The Daily Beast quotes Rafik Hariri Center Resident Fellow Faysal Itani on the repercussions of the recent US airstrike in Syria which reportedly resulted in civilian casualties:

“If true, the repercussions depend partly on who did and whether it was deliberate,” said Faysal Itani, a resident fellow of the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council think tank. “The US military rarely makes such grievous targeting errors, so if this is a deliberate air strike on a mainstream rebel group it has not designated as terrorists, this suddenly broadens the definition of US enemies in Syria. No one will know whether they are legitimate targets. Conspiracy theories will abound, and trust between factions will break down, and perhaps US-Turkish cooperation will, too.”

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