Once Again, U.S. Warns Syrian Army From Advancing In Southern Syria

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Once Again, U.S. Warns Syrian Army From Advancing In Southern Syria

US special forces with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in northern Syria, May 26

The U.S will take “firm and appropriate measures” in response to any attack of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) on the “de-escalation zone” in southwestern Syria, the U.S. Department of State warned in an official press release on June 14.

“We reiterate that any Syrian government military actions against the southwest de-escalation zone risk broadening the conflict. We affirm again that the United States will take firm and appropriate measures in response to Syrian government violations in this area,” the U.S. Department of State said in its press release.

The U.S. Department of State added that the “successful” ceasefire in southern Syria, which was imposed in July of 2017, must continue and warned that any attack of the SAA will destabilize the situation there.

“The ceasefire arrangement and southwest de-escalation zone were initiatives by Presidents Trump and Putin to de-escalate the Syrian conflict, save lives, and create conditions for the displaced to safely and voluntarily return to their homes. A military offensive by the Syrian regime into this ceasefire zone would defy these initiatives, which have been a success to date,” the U.S. Department of State said.

Furthermore, the U.S. Department of State called on Russia to use its “diplomatic and military influence over the Syrian government to stop attacks” and to force the SAA to “ cease further military offensives.”

A very similar statement was released by the U.S. Department of State on May 26. However, the U.S. didn’t take any steps against the SAA in southern Syria, back then.

On June 13, Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad revealed that Israel and the U.S. are working against any peaceful solution in southern Syria and vowed to launch a military operation against militants there if they reject a reconciliation agreement.

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  • HardHawk

    well maybe russia should take a side and decide what her interest is in this case. Other wise why she went to syria and so many russians die, for what?

    • potcracker2588

      well thats the big question bro….will russia give air cover????
      if SAA attacks without aircover, and nato/us airforce decides to help the jihadi groups, SAA are dead meat.
      Time will tell, what decision russia is going to make.If they dont give that air cover and the us airforce attacks and destroys that part of SAA, this war could be over very soon.On the other hand, if SAA attacks with russian air cover , they will win this battle pretty quick due to the battle terrain and their military hardware advantages, and this will again change the momentum a great bit in favor of SAA all around syria BECAUSE of the us/nato retreat and they not engaging russian airforce.
      Whoever wins this battle will have a big psychlogical advantage in the comming months in syria.

      • gustavo

        SAA without Russia aerospace suport and protection will be lost. Let us see what Russia will do about this.

      • HardHawk

        yes i agree.

      • Joe

        Wrong to say SAA is dead meat without Russian air cover.

        SAA is equipped with it’s air defences which now even forced Israel to fly outside Syria.

        Syria has good localised defences and manpads too.

        Now if SAA has these, they can still negate US air power fighting Hez or Houthis Style not not traditional tank formation style.

        Who would be dead meat if SAA with it’s allies even without Russia which may be too scared to take on US?

    • Wise Gandalf

      For russian interests. Not for Syria.

    • Joe

      Few Russian died for Russia … hundreds of thousands of Syrians DIED for Russia … it is a war the west took against Syria because of the pipeline .

      Russia loves EU … and likely would not do anything if US attacks SAA .

      Let’s see if Russia still keep quiet as Israeli and US planes launch attacks against SAA ……

      Worst is cannot even supply a good SAM system Syria just because of Israel

      • Dušan Mirić

        Russians, I suppose, love Russia in the first place.

      • HardHawk

        Syrians died for Syria, not for Russia. As for the rest you saying is just BS, not worth responding to.

    • Dušan Mirić

      Syrians are able to handle air defense themselves. They are talented, educated and motivated. All those Russian navy supply ships transferring Bosporus are not sailing in vain

      • Bill Wilson

        Here’s the on switch……

      • HardHawk

        ok the ships are not transferring Bosporus :-) but yes I know what you mean to say and no they don’t, sail in vain. But in this case they will do no good to Syrians as what is coming against them are not equip to handle on their own. So we all wait and see how Russia will react to this threat. The rest it be history and not what you or I say.

        • Dušan Mirić

          Thank you for the correction.
          I suppose it means something when Mr. Lavrov said Syrians have all they need. I read it as they are equipped.

          • HardHawk

            not correction friend, not all of us have the english language as main language but use it as a tool for communication. Is good enough we understand each other and I agree with you. I never think Russians went to Syria to fight other peoples war and Putin make it clear, they are there to help the legitimate government against terrorist not to solve the ME problem via war.

            It is the Syrians job to defend their country and they could have done that very effectively if 5 million of them, mostly under 30, did not run and stand and fight. But now it seems the situation to be stabilizing, in Syrias favor despite what shit4brains are saying.

    • Joe Dirt

      Are you new to this conflict? Russia has already chossen a side and it’s not in Syrian’s interests.

      • HardHawk

        not new, just not brainless as you are. Now go fuck yourself and dont waste pixel space.

        • Joe Dirt

          Dipshit comment and dipshit followers lol

          • HardHawk

            we cant all be as you `genius`. maybe if you activate a second cell between your ears you do better.

  • Manuel Flores Escobar

    US says that Syrian army should not attack a terrorist nest inside its own country….

    • christianblood

      U$A+Nato+Saudi-Arabia+Israel=ISIS

  • Lupus

    Its absolutely none of their fookin Yank business. Lets hope Russia stands firm this time

  • Prince Teutonic

    There is a high time for someone to clip wings of these arrogant fools!

  • Drogba

    Just when you think these zionist scumbag lunatics can’t get anymore satanic and stupid they never fail to surpass their warmongering arrogance.They should be the ones to be put on notice along with their Isis terrorists to leave Syria immediately or face the consequences .Russia and it’s allies should blow these lying, murdering lowlife scumbags back to the hellholes they came from.

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      you are absolutely right. The problem is who will do that?

      The only player who can do this, appears on the surface any way to be playing in all tables and trying to make friends with their enemies. I say on the surface because lately have some info that make me think very seriously nothing it is as it appears to be. Time will show us.

      • John Mason

        It is up to Syria to respond and if attacked then Russia has a decision to make, support Syria or go home.

        • Promitheas Apollonious

          very much what I said. If they go home or not is not for you or me to say. We are just observers with not all the info at our disposal to be able know the behind the scenes events that are going on and conclude.

        • Joe

          If Russia continues to be silent better for them to go home and let Assad talk peace with the Americans and earn lots of oil transit fees…. and no more war.

          • Dušan Mirić

            They are going to be silent next two or three weeks

      • Joe

        Not only that … the player is even pushing to sell its most advanced SAM system to Syria’s enemies like Turkey and SA and not even a lousy old S300 to Syria which actually got into the war because of protecting Russia.

        Silly …

        • Promitheas Apollonious

          Syria did not get into war protecting russia. And S300 or 400 is not a weapon to attack someone, but to protect your self from air attacks. Also by having countries depending their safety on your own weapon systems, also you have control over them, in many respects.

    • Joe

      Problem is Assad and Russia are too scared to tell those to USA… they are the ones who should get out of Syria..

      Fact ..

  • AM Hants

    Does not matter what the US says. Syria is a sovereign nation, nothing to do with the US, who are illegally in Syria.

    • potcracker2588

      syria has not been sovereign since the occupation of the golan heights.now syria is occupied by nato forces in the north, in the south, in the east, and satanic israel in the west.Is that sovereign?
      to your printing of “does not matter what the us says…”…well the usa is a jew slave state, and has been in a state of war since WWII, invading and occupying nations all over our planet…..but those pricks do have a war machine at its order…so yes sadly to write, it does matter alot what the usa has to say about the upcoming offensive in the south-west,west of syria….obviously because if nobody like russia or iran is prepared for open conflict with those psychos, then the SAA will get butchered…they can only suceed with their upcoming offensive( idearly hope they achieve their goals) if Russia gives air cover.If russia does not give air cover, then SAA are dead meat for the nato/us airforce.

      • AM Hants

        What do you class as a sovereign nation?

        ‘…A sovereign nation is ruled by its own people. One definition of the word “sovereign” is supreme ruler. In a sovereign nation, the nation is its own supreme ruler…’ Israel invaded a section, refusing to leave. Are NATO legally and officially in non-NATO Syria?

        The President of the democratic, sovereign nation, has no problem with the help he has received from Russia. Now what did President Assas have to say, with regards the help he received from Russia, during the RT interview?

        ‘Russia deterred larger-scale attack on Syria’
        “The Russians announced publicly that they are going to destroy the bases that are going to be used to launch missiles, and our information – we don’t have evidence, we only have information, and that information is credible information – that they were thinking about a comprehensive attack all over Syria, and that’s why the threat pushed the West to make it on a much smaller scale,” the Syrian president said.

        With Western ‘advisers’ deployed alongside their proxy forces in Syria, Assad also thanked Russia for not triggering face-to-face confrontation with the US, which is operating in close proximity both in the air and on the ground.

        “We were close to have direct conflict between the Russian forces and the American forces, and fortunately, it has been avoided, not by the wisdom of the American leadership, but by the wisdom of the Russian leadership,” Assad told Gazdiev. “We need the Russian support, but we need at the same time to avoid the American foolishness in order to be able to stabilize our country.”

        ‘Either you have a country or you don’t have a country’
        Despite praising the diplomatic efforts of the Astana peace process, and emphasizing the government’s own drive to win the hearts and minds by restoring order in liberated areas, and initiating a process of reconciliation, Assad says there are still some victories that will have to be won on the battlefield.

        “Factions like Al-Qaeda, like ISIS, like Al-Nusra, and the like-minded groups, they’re not ready for any dialogue, they don’t have any political plan; they only have this dark ideological plan, which is to be like any Al-Qaeda-controlled area anywhere in this world. So, the only option to deal with those factions is force,” Assad said, emphasizing that there is no stepping back now.

        “The more escalation we have, the more determined we’ll be to solve the problem, because you don’t have any other choice; either you have a country or you don’t have a country,” the Syrian president told RT… http://tapnewswire.com/2018/05/assad-either-you-have-a-country-or-you-dont-have-a-country/

        • ruca

          Yeah that was a great interview.

      • as

        Any further action of US against Syria is Illegal and international law violation. US would get away with their current standing military for sure. What if they don’t ? Who’ll protect USA should in example they descent into chaotic civil war ? Karmas is a bitch they all come back later.

        • Val Shadowhawk

          I totally agree.

      • Freespirit

        When it comes to MONEY and RESOURCES no one can be trusted

        What if U.S. makes Russia an “offer it cannot refuse” to stay out of any battle with SAA?

        is Putin smart enough to know that U.S. and ISRAEL cannot be trusted with ANY kind of agreement or deal and, further, that Russia is on Israels major one on the “Hatred List” to be conquered?

      • Russia holds the Kurile Islands. Does that mean Japan is not sovereign? China holds Vietnamese and Indian territory. Does that mean Vietnam and India are not sovereign? Sometimes repelling invaders doesn’t happen overnight. Did USA cease being sovereign when Japan occupied Aleutian Islands?

    • Svetlana

      Amen.

  • maxii priestt

    the Syrian army should take the initiative and start attacking the rotten american vermin in their country. take the battle to them and decimate their positions and destroy their mercenaries there. kill their people there and send them to hell where they belong

    • Gregory Casey

      I wholeheartedly agree

  • Pablo Sanchez

    As an American I want to apologize for my governments actions…I’m totally embarrassed by them.
    Hate to say it, but we really need a good kick in the teeth.

    • Joe

      The Americans are like the Israelis use threats which they cannot carry out.

      Fact is US forces cannot defeat SAA forces INSIDE SYRIA if a SAA starts to attack USING Hez or Houthis style tactics supported by SAMs and Manpads..

      It is only how US can take it ….

    • Snowglobe

      I keep hearing about a potential Putin and Trump meeting. Perhaps Putin can help negotiate a withdrawal. It is known that America should never have been there and that it has been dirty dealing since the beginning.

      Perhaps some day soon we will learn what Eric Prince was actually doing, and John McCain might not like it.

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      Soon you may have your wish granded.

  • mfg

    Did anyone else notice it’s now “syrian government”?

  • Stephen

    The US, UK, French, Italian and Israeli migrants looting lands, oil and gas in Middle East.

  • Morten Filipsen

    Assad should make a deal with Israel, recornize that Golan belongs to Israel, after they won it in war, and Israel should let Assad take the south west from the islamic jihadist. Peace and relatenship should made between Syria and Israel.

    • russ

      You are delusional…

      • Morten Filipsen

        Maybe it would had bin better, if Israel had keept all the land they won.

        • Morten Filipsen

          Or maybe they should had conquered all the hostile countries in 1967. Maybe the middle east be better of today. Islams teaching tends to cause war and death.

          • russ

            It would be better if Israel ceased to exist, just like malaria, typhus, and the black plague, they are an infestation.

          • russ

            Infection would be more apt.

          • Morten Filipsen

            when you teach small kids that the wicked man Muhammed is the best of all humans, that causes an infection.

          • Morten Filipsen

            Yes yes yes and islam is peacefull. are you sure you are not delusional.

          • FlorianGeyer

            You forgot Leprosy as well.
            A Leper colony would be a proper end for the Zionists of all creeds and colours.

          • russ

            yep I did, good point

          • Val Shadowhawk

            More delusional bullshit.

        • Joe

          In the first place Israel is no contest to Assad with help of his allies is already known and Israel is now panicky if you do not see their desperate actions.

          Fact is , whether Israel is willing to let go Golan or face ASSAD’s combined forces even without Russia

          • russ

            The Israelis are highly unwilling to die for their country or beliefs. They don’t mind losing soldiers by proxy, like American servicemen. Israel doesn’t mind losing US men at all. They start losing Heebs they squeal like a loose fan belt.

        • Val Shadowhawk

          All ‘israel’ has, is STOLEN. All of it. They have ‘won’ nothing. Not a god damn thing.

    • Ronald

      A more reasonable deal might be for Israel to recognize that the Golan Heights is Syrian by international law, and that upon returning it to Syria, Israel is granted a percentage of the oil and gas revenue obtained from the massive petroleum strata beneath it.
      Syria has its territory restored, both Israel and Syria get rich and many lives are saved, possibly the world.

      • Gregory Casey

        Best Idea All Day!!

    • Val Shadowhawk

      Bullshit. Golan belongs to Syria. End of story.

  • gustavo

    Do any body know why SAA has not been able to initiate its offensive ? Are they sleeping and having party or what ?

    • AJ

      Maybe they were watching Iran beat Morocco in the world cup!

  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    like zhirinovksy said, “THIS COUNTRY (USA) SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN!”

  • vincent repins

    i am in Bakersfield and work as as hygienist and the fact of the matter is that we have a shot at abu bakar al abghdadi and the usa won’t takeout the leader!!!

  • Luke Hemmming

    SAA care factor of 0% to what the United States of Israel says. Go the mighty SAA’s!!! Oi oi oi!!! Fuck em all

  • Siegfried

    Once again USA may svck ASSAD’s cheney ..
    Look at that filthy Yanks, how they warn somebody that moves IN HIS COUNTRY, on HIS TERRITORY :))

  • Val Shadowhawk

    The U.S will take “firm and appropriate measures” in response to any attack of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) on the “de-escalation zone” in southwestern Syria, the U.S. Department of State warned in an official press release on June 14.

    What is ‘appropriate’ about being there illegally?