Vladimir Frolov, a political analyst and former Russian diplomat, warned in an interview with Bloomberg on Tuesday that the deadly airstrikes could spark “an acute international crisis.”

“This is a big scandal,” Frolov said.

In a graphic, Bloomberg highlighted several recent incidents that have contributed to soaring tensions in Syria, including recent Israeli airstrikes in the country.

“Such clashes are just the latest indication of the expanded role played by outside powers,” writes independent journalist Reese Erlich on the increasingly volatile situation and the perils of the presence of  U.S. troops in north-eastern Syria.

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