Syrian Truce Collapsed: the Syrian-Iranian-Russian Alliance Responds to U.S. Violations of the Geneva Deal

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Last weekend, the US-led international coalition against ISIS used its air power against the Syrian Arab Army positions outside the eastern city of Deir Ezzor, supporting an advance of ISIS militants there. This was the second time in less than a year when the coalition’s warplanes bombed the Syrian government forces engaged in clashes with this notorious terrorist group. On December 6, 2015 four coalition warplanes hit the Syrian army’s field camp outside Deir Ezzor prior to the ISIS advance in the area.

It’s hard to believe in the official American version that the both incidents were accidental because in this case we should conclude that the US-led coalition has almost no intelligence about the situation in the province. Obviously, this is not true.

Most likely, Washington believes that such bombings are a demonstration of the coalition’s unity in countering the Russian-Syrian-Iranian efforts in the conflict and the answer to Russian air strikes on the US-backed New Syrian Army (NSyA) militant group that took place some time ago. The American political leadership likely believe that this move showed that the US is ready to answer if Moscow decides to intensify bombing of the so-called “moderate opposition.” Separation of this opposition from terrorists is not the case because when this is done it will become clear that various terrorist groups are a core of the anti-Assad forces.

The question is how will the Russian-Syrian-Iranian alliance to respond to its US-led counterpart?

  • Moscow has already started a media campaign that the US is not able and does not seek to separate the moderate opposition from the terrorists. And this can be described as a direct assistance to Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra).
  • In the same moment, the official version of Washington about an accident can be used to demonstrate inability of the US military to conduct successful anti-terror operations without additional assistance from other powers.
  • Strengthening of air defenses in the area will also help to cool hot heads in the US-led coalition. The case with allegedly downed Israeli aircraft shows that a real threat to sustain casualties as result of such PR actions reduces the willingness to conduct them.
  • The Russian-Syrian-Iranian alliance needs to continue military pressure on any groups embedded with Jabhat Fatah al-Sham and its proxies.

Summarizing the recent developments, it has become clear that Washington is pushing for breaching the ceasefire agreement and is searching a reason for this. So, Russia, Syria and Iran should be ready for continuation of the full-scale war if the truce is failed. This is why they took the lead.

On September 19, the head of the main operations department of Russia’s General Staff, Lt. Gen. Sergey Rudskoy declared during a press briefing on September 19 that there is no reason for the Syrian government forces to observe the ceasefire, unilaterally. The Russian military official emphasized the United States and US-backed opposition groups have not met any of the commitments of the agreements. The US even failed to provide the Russian military with precise data on the deployment of the US-controlled armed groups while the data, handed over to Russia on September 13, did not meet the bilateral agreement – it was merely a general list of the militant groups agreed to join the truce. In other words, the Russian military declared the end of the truce and the United States’ inability to fulfil the commitments of Geneva deal.

A few hours later, the Syrian army command declared the end of the nationwide ceasefire in Syria. In a statement released by SANA, it emphasized that “armed terrorist groups took advantage of the declared ceasefire” in order to regroup and mobilize forces. Now, the terrorists are aimed to launch attacks on “residential areas” and the government forces positions in several regions, including Aleppo. The ceasefire regime collapsed.

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  • Avramijevdan

    Thanks.One has to admit your info has proven to be very very reliable. Your understanding of the situation and analysis lacks gung-ho enthusiasm for which I am more then thankful.

  • Boris Kazlov

    I don’t understand why CIA trolls are not posting that Russian-Syrian alliance bombed the aid convoy.
    They won’t get paid if they don’t post that, c’mon Tom Johnson et al.

    • Gregory Louis

      I know right, cause he knows that the Convoy being bombed by the Russians makes no sense and is implausible

    • The CIA tries to maintain some credibility in the masses eye. Though I think they have blown it to the point where the masses now view a full scale war against the CIA in the United States as inevitable.
      American Citizens now view the CIA as public enemy #1! The CIA owns and runs the major media networks.
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4b0635ec7695bd27e75b4cff2638980509ccb716fefb45c7a8c65220ce73eeea.jpg

      • Ace

        We think Obama is public enemy no. 1 followed by the MSM followed by the neocons followed by cuckservatives.

  • Boris Kazlov

    It was completely predictable that this charade would collapse as the previous one. Russia was fooled again. Clever Putin-Lavrov managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, if they are chessmasters they have just been mated, again..

  • Escapos

    While i dont think this was just an accident. But spinning the story that they assisted ISIS, takes the story a bit far.

    In an other video u call the downing of a Israeli plane not proven, why do you come up with this point again when there is still no evidense?

    • Catfish

      If it’s no accident then it was done on purpose, knowing that the saa was fighting against isis. How is that not assistance? This isn’t the first time the us has “accidentally” helped isis in Syria either. In Iraq even the Iraqi military has complained of the us assisting isis with weapon drops among other things. The us is a documented state sponsor of of terrorism not only in the middle east, but south america and even europe as well.

      • jj

        And U.S. aided the Taliban and Osama bin Laden in the Afghanistan war against the U.S.S.R. Osama bin Laden was close with the CIA. Jimmy Carter’s National Security Advisor admitted in an interview with a French newspaper in 1998 how the U.S. did help the Taliban to increase the likelihood of U.S.S.R invasion. Then after it invaded, the U.S. government was happy “now they will have their Vietnam”. And the U.S. proceeded to send Stinger missiles and other weapons to the Taliban.

    • Who was the airstrike aimed at assisting, in your view? Unicorns? No-one? If no one was assisted by it, why was the strike done?

  • Jonathan Jarvis

    There are reports of drone activity the day before, so usa coalition knew exactly what and where to hit, an isolated Syrian town desperately trying to hold off Isis.

  • Alex Claudiu

    Fuck you dead Mother Barack Obama (Stanley Ann Dunham ) ! Greetings from ROMANIA !

    • Boris Kazlov

      Now, now, that is not nice, you don’t vilify the dead. Fuck the offspring is fine though.

  • farplay

    russia should form confederation, better federation with syria for 10 years. possible renew for another 10 years in 10 years. on plebiscit. thyis should be the first thing after formation of new duma.

  • jj

    “Strengthening of air defenses in the area”

    Sorely needed and Syria must not allow its hands to be tied behind its back when it comes to protecting itself and its soldiers. It should use its air defenses and no be so reluctant. Libya didn’t use its air defenses hardly at all and U.S./NATO made quick work of it. Even NATO pilots who flew the bombing missions were surprised by the lack of fight by the Libyan air defenses.