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Iran's Growing Influence in Syria Sparks Concern

While Russian and Iranian-backed Bashar al-Assad's regime is consolidating its grip on most areas once controlled by various rebel groups in Syria, Iran's involvement and military footprints in the country have some experts and U.S. lawmakers concerned that Tehran might be in the process of establishing long-term presence in Syria in an effort to project regional power in the long term. "These countries [Russia and Iran] are digging into Syria preparing for the long...

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