State terrorism: Syrian regime has tried to kill a tribal delegation
DAMASCUS, ($1=1,257.86 Syrian Pounds) – As BulgarianMilitary.com reported yesterday, September 4, Russian and Syrian flags are flying at the post office in Daraa al-Balad in a ceasefire and a ceasefire. However, this is a facade for the public. Disturbing news arrived this morning, September 5, from Daraa.
On Saturday night, parts of the Syrian Arab Army headed to the tribal negotiating delegation representing the entire people of Daraa, southern Syria. The SAA entered the besieged areas and attempted a massacre of the tribal delegation.
Daraa media activist Abu Mohammed al-Hourani told Al-Araby Al-Jadeed that elements of the regime’s “Fourth Division” were aimed at the tribal delegation coming from Daraa al-Mahatta to Daraa al-Balad with anti-aircraft guns. aircraft weapons after the meeting with the delegations of the regime and Russia ended.
He added that only the local population had saved the tribal delegation in the Al-Bahar area, south of Daraa Al-Balad. There is confirmed information that no one was injured by the negotiating tribal delegation.
In a separate incident, the local Ahrar Houran Gathering website accused forces linked to the Military Security branch of arresting the wife of one of the wanted Syrian activists. His five children, his brother, and his wife were also arrested. The aim was to get the wanted activist to surrender.
The regime’s negotiating committee announced on Friday that compliance with the terms of the agreement had reached a dead end after regime forces tried to circumvent pre-agreed terms under Russian auspices.
The civil war in Syria
The Syrian civil war has been going on for almost a decade. Attempts by movements such as the Syrian Democratic Forces to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have failed.
The Syrian democratic forces are armed by allies and the United States, while the Syrian army is armed mainly by Russia. Russia is the only country officially invited to Syria by President Bashar al-Assad.
In 2017, the United States launched a massive missile strike on Bashar al-Assad’s forces after a report emerged that the Syrian president had used chemical weapons to attack his people in the country. Syria and Russia deny such actions.
During his tenure, US President Donald Trump decided to withdraw much of US troops from Syria, leaving several troops to guard Syria’s oil fields on the pretext of “falling into the hands of Islamic State.”
With the withdrawal of the United States, Turkey comes to the fore, declaring it necessary to deal with the Kurds and the PKK movement in the northern part of the country, which borders Turkey. That is why Erdogan is sending troops in an attempt to build a stable and secure 30km zone between Syria and Turkey, which will prevent future terrorist attacks on Turkish territory, as it is.
In February 2020, Turkey lost at least 62 troops killed in Syria. Nearly 100 soldiers were wounded, Syrian-backed forces destroyed dozens of Turkish armored vehicles, and more than ten drones, including drones, were shot down. Washington has repeatedly accused Moscow of involvement in the deaths of Turkish soldiers, Russia rejects these allegations.
In early March 2020, the presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, agreed that a ceasefire came into force in the Idlib de-escalation zone. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad later said that if the US and Turkish military did not leave the country, Damascus would use military power.
The reason for the Russian-Turkish negotiations was a sharp aggravation of the situation in Idlib, where in January, a large-scale offensive by the Syrian army against the positions of the armed opposition and terrorists began.
Government forces recaptured nearly half of the Idlib de-escalation zone and left behind several Turkish observation posts. After that, Ankara sharply increased its military contingent in the region and launched the operation “Spring Shield” to push the Syrian troops. Militants are loyal to Ankara and support Turkey.
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