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Protests In Syria’s Al-Tanf Against US-led Coalition (Videos)

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Protests In Syria’s Al-Tanf Against US-led Coalition (Videos)

U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, attached to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force, Crisis Response-Central Command, engage targets during a live-fire demonstration near At-Tanf Garrison, Syria, Sept, 7, 2018. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carlos Lopez)

Civilians and some militants in al-Tanf in southeastern Syria have been reportedly protesting against the US-led coalition’s decision to sack Muhanad Tala from his position as the leader of the largest faction in the area, Maghaweir al-Thowra (MaT).

The protests began on September 27 at the al-Rukban refugee camp, which is located just a few kilometers away from the US-led coalition’s garrison in al-Tanf.

Tala, who founded the MaT in 2016 with support from the US-led coalition, is a former colonel of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) who defected early on in the war. The coalition sacked Tala last week, replacing him with Muhammad Farid Qassem who served as a captain in the SAA before defecting to join the rebels and later forming the US-backed al-Qaryatayn Martyrs Brigade in al-Tanf.

The protesters gathered inside the US-led coalition garrison in the recent days to demand the return of Tala, who was reportedly removed from his positions as a result of a recent visit he made to Turkey. Some of the protesters warned that the new MaT leader, Qassem, is a violent radical.

Some 200 US troops and 300 MaT militants are usually deployed at al-Tanf garrison. The US-led coalition maintains a 55-kilometer no-fly zone around the garrison. The no-fly zone covers al-Rukban, where hundreds of other militants are present.

The MaT is responsible for security and much of the administrative issues in al-Tanf, due to this many civilians and even some militants are worried about the new radical leader.

The US-led coalition may have replaced Tala with a radical in an attempt push its proxies in al-Tanf to escalate their attacks on Syrian government forces and civilian infrastructure in nearby areas. The coalition will likely continue to ignore the demands of the protesters. This could lead to a split among its proxies and even an internarial conflict in al-Tanf.

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Cromwell

That dump could be annihilated with two missiles and its way past time it was.

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Антон

Protests won’t help, if not to block road to al-Tanf and defend protesters, if yanks will try to murder them. Need to cut supplies of this base, if not to destroy it with rocket strike. People in northern villages were trying to block roads and succeed in blocking patrols of occupiers, though they are still sitting in north-eastern regions of Syria.

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Mark

What the Washington terrorists thugs are doing there in Syria. Is this not a violation of the sovereignty of an internationally recognized country “Syria ” or the Washington thugs have immunity because of big mouths.

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kymsheba

The BEGINNING OF THE END for the ROGUE TERRORIST NATION USA in Syria now even their own terrorist allies are starting to turn against them. =Z=

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Principle

NATO atrocities will continue unless Syria people stand up and defend themselves. Protesting won’t work as these evils will just mow you down with machine guns and artilleries.

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