Syrian War Report – Dec. 24, 2018: France Plans To Replace US Forces In Syria

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Syrian government and pro-Iranian sources have increased their activity in the eastern part of Syria in response to the announced decision of the US administration to withdraw troops from the country.

On December 22, a spokesperson for Iraq’s Kata’ib Hezbollah, Jafar al-Husseini, told al-Mayadeen TV that the group is ready to coordinate with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in order to protect Syrian Kurds.

He noted that the U.S. withdrawal had been expected and revealed that Kata’ib’ Hezbollah has “continuous and intensive communications” with Kurdish commanders in northeastern Syria. According to al-Husseini, the U.S. is planning to hand over its role in the country to Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

On December 21, reports appeared that the SAA’s Tiger Forces were set to be redeployed from northern Hama to the government-held area on the western bank of the Euphrates. A source in the Tiger Forces confirmed this to SouthFront and said that the redeployment process will take several days. However, he declined to provide further information.

Reports indicate that the Tiger Forces as well as several other pro-government factions will be involved in further operations to eliminate ISIS cells in the Homs-Deir Ezzor desert.

On December 22, US President Donald Trump continued Twitter revelations and said that “ISIS is largely defeated and other local countries, including Turkey, should be able to easily take care of whatever remains. “ The interesting part is that the US president said that the US entered Syria 7 years ago. This contradicts with the official version of the previous US administration that the operation in the country started in 2014 as a campaign to defeat ISIS.

Trump’s decision to pull troops out of Syria has not found support among some members of his administration and US congress members. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and special envoy for the global coalition to defeat ISIS Brett McGurk are resigning as a result of this disagreement.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which mostly consist of Kurdish armed groups, are deeply concerned with a possible US withdrawal. The SDF already blamed Trump for the resumption of ISIS activity in the area of Hajin, called on France to establish a no-fly zone over northeastern Syria and even stated that it does not mind if the Assad government institutions return to Manbij in case if the self-administration is allowed. The SDF also revealed that it is currently engaged in talks with the Damascus government.

The SDF’s main concern that after the withdrawal of the main forces, a limited number of US Special Operations troops will not stop Turkey from launching its operation east of the Euphrates.

France is also going to keep its troops in Syria, but it has only about 200 servicemen and 3 CAESAR self-propelled howitzers deployed. This is not enough to keep the entire contact line between the SDF-held area and the Ankara-controlled territories.

Summing up, it appears clear that even a partial pullout of US troops from Syria will remain a vacuum, which all the sides involved in the conflict will try to fill with own influence.

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  • Jesus

    “””France is also going to keep its troops in Syria, but it has only about 200 servicemen and 3 CAESAR self-propelled howitzers deployed.”””

    How impressive, France trying to be relevant and play the role of protector in Syria with 200 servicemen?

    • Bigaess Wangmane

      How impressive, France trying to be relevant and play the role of protector in Syria with 200 servicemen?

      … and 3 formidable indomitable french howitzers! I’m guessing they’re supposed to double up as anti-air missiles too.

      • Benoit Balderacchi

        Some militaries men suggest we shell 12 Caesar and bonus bomb to Kurdish and give them our old milan missile stock instead of trash it, in addition of.air capabilities strengthening.
        By this way, Eastern Syria will be the cemetery of Turkish tanks.
        It is not Assad or Russians who will yell. They know that dealing for normalisation with Kurdish will be easier than Turkish.

    • Jamil Abdin

      France had also deployed about 200 men at the entrance of the A9 highway near Narbonne, however they couldn’t prevent the toll station to be burned. So, what should we think;)

  • AlexanderAmproz

    The French Zionist Government excepted,
    the Population didn’t has any idea about what’s going on in Syria !

    The French mainstream medias owned by Jews
    are permanently awfully lying

    • northerntruthseeker .

      Of course, the French were never invited into Syria, just like the Americans were never invited in the first place..

      So we replace one illegal invader with another… And the Syrian people will continue to suffer as a result..

      And I have no reservations in calling Macron the SOB he really is for obeying his Jewish NWO masters and doing as commanded by going into Syria!

      • AlexanderAmproz

        It’s because the Syres/Picot weird accord
        at the fall of Ottoman Empire after WW1,
        the Kurds problem too !

        The former British Empire designed borders were done
        on purpose to create problems… !

        • Icarus Tanović

          British empire do that all over the World.

          • AlexanderAmproz

            UK/US/NATO/Israhell

            is the World atrocious Deadly Cancer !

          • zafiro

            merry christmas sir!

          • AlexanderAmproz

            Thank’s,
            the same to you,
            do our Middle East peace wishes will be soon realised !

          • Ewan

            Mindanao (Southern Phillipines) is the longest war of liberation in the world with no end in sight

          • AlexanderAmproz

            It’s run by NATO alike in South Thailand and Burma

            http://www.voltairenet.ORG/article198176.html
            From Syria to Burma?

            by Thierry Meyssan

            The Pentagon is preparing a new war in South East Asia – this time against Myanmar. Till now, the jihadists in Syria, which have the support of several countries that form part of the Middle East, have been waging war between themselves. But now they have a new vision: fighting together with the Pentagon against the Burmese army and the Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize Aung San Suu Kyi.

            Etc., etc., etc…

          • Ace

            Actually, they live apart don’t they?

          • AlexanderAmproz

            When I went to the Sulu and Mindanao
            the Datus were very friendly and careful with me,
            even I am a Caucasian Atheist, with had long talks about it…. !

          • Ace

            I meant the major ethnic groups live apart in Switzerland.

          • AlexanderAmproz

            Italians, Swiss Germans, French, Romansh(an old Roman language) ,
            Protestants and Catholics live peacefully tight togethers
            since the night of the time.
            A small Europe since “ever”

            On the bank notes, Official Papers and every products
            is with the mandatory 4 Languages.
            The Constitution is tailored to protect the smaller Cantons(States)
            The Democratic voting system started in 1230….
            Everything on local and Federal is voted,
            altogether is about 30 subjects yearly…
            Takes are voted too !
            Few years ago the Army wanted to buy Gripen Jet-fighters
            to replace 50 obsolete sold FA-50
            Some didn’t agree, a Referendum was organised…

            The Population said NO to the purchase !

          • Nigel Maund

            Correct!

          • Ace

            + France.
            + Sweden.
            + Germany.

          • AlexanderAmproz

            Europe is a US/UK NATO Vassal since 1948

            http://www.voltairenet.ORG/article190171.html
            Seventy years of harassing political establishment and people of Europe

            by Andrey Fomin

            Contrary to appearances, the decision of the United States to investigate a possible Russian aid to anti-European parties is not intended to protect Europeans from foreign interference. This is quite the opposite. For 70 years, Washington controls the West European politics prohibiting all forms of genuine democracy.

          • Ace

            I don’t doubt the point about vassal state. As the witticism went, “NATO exists to keep the Soviets out, the Americans in, and the Germans down.”

            The anti-European parties are the CDU, CSU, LREM, among others.

          • AlexanderAmproz

            US/UK NATO with EC and Euro done by and for them is irritating !

            The US/UK Empire like it or Not,
            anyway Russia to the Oural and Caucasus is an important and
            essential part of Europe and Culture !

          • Ace

            The contemptible treatment of Russia by the US is a tragedy. It is obviously without any basis in reality and, worse, WE are the ones whose behavior is aggressive and arrogant.

          • AlexanderAmproz

            I have more trust with China, India, Russia, Turkey,
            Iran and Middle- East, hopefully Europe will join them step by step…

            The US/GB/Israel are too arrogant warmongers for me….

          • Tim Müller

            Exactly!

        • Tim Müller

          The technical term for this is: ‘British border demarcation’, they rule till these days with divide et impera.

          • AlexanderAmproz

            Any form of Colonialism is unacceptable !

            Compared with the highly nefarious US/UK/Israhell,
            Hitler was choirboy

            Anglo-American Money Owners Organized World War II

            by Valentin Katasonov

            To mark the 70th anniversary of the Victory against Nazism, we publish a study of Valentin Katasonov on financing of the NSDAP and the rearmament of the Third Reich. The author deals with new documents that confirm the organization of the Second World War by US and UK Bankers, covered by President Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, in the hope of destroying the USSR. This study raises new questions that will be addressed in a future article.
            http://www.voltairenet.org/article187508.html

          • Tim Müller

            WW1 too! The same cartels.

          • AlexanderAmproz

            They are Culturally Malthusian Warmongers
            since the beginning of the UK Colonial Empire.
            Financing Revolutions and Arming both sides,
            alike during the US Session War or WW1,
            or developing Zionism, inventing Nazism promoting Hitler
            rise to power, Russians and Germans during WW2,
            invented Israel for Palestine Caucasian Ashkenazi Kahzar
            Colonialism plus all the Middle-East Wars,
            cajoling Rouhollah Khomeini for Iran Revolution and
            Iran Iraq War with Saddam their Agent, etc.
            The XX Century had 203 Millions Victims, only 3%
            are put untiringly in epigraph(Daily in the European Medias
            own by Jews), but 197 Millions didn’t exist, WHY ?

          • Tim Müller

            Thank you very much for this detailed explanation of the facts. I agree.

          • Ace

            FDR had no problem with commies in his administration and he recognized the ussr knowing of their crimes.

          • AlexanderAmproz

            First of all, the Russian Gulags massive Tortures and Genocides,
            were mostly done by Bolsheviks Ashkenazi Jews,
            according to Alexandre Alexandre Soljenitsyne last book,

            The today Israeli and American Jews 90% are Ashkenazi’s.
            Filipinos are miss educated and Gullible Champions
            thanks an terrible intentional Colonial Slavery past… !

            NB: Don’t tell me I am Yellow Communist,
            because I am a Caucasian Liberal.
            Rightists in Switzerland are ultra leftist by the “Gates of Hell”

          • Ace

            Yes, you are right about the Gulag.

    • Nigel Maund

      All very sad indeed! The people are totally brainwashed!

  • r0b1n

    Have already forgotten about Dien Bien Phu :-D
    Again they will have to flee :)))

    • Ewan

      macron should commit suicide now rather than wait for a Syrian hiding?

  • Mistaron

    No mention of UK which has had involvement from the start?

  • John

    Good luck with resupply France. :)

  • FlorianGeyer

    A few IED’s around the French patrol routes would be a reasonable tactical move I would think :)

  • Jakke1899

    It has been mentioned before.. A few thousand “gilet jaune” or yellow vests will do nicely replacing the US specfor. 💣🔥

  • This is only a test

    The colonialists are fascists who are also butchers

  • Harsha

    it remembers us Vietnam war.After French troop withdrawing US replace their role in Vietnam.

  • Tommy Jensen

    Syria could be France´s new Algeria, a colony of black milk and honey. Assad has always liked Paris, visited Paris 5 times more than Moscow and all French Presidents always visited and met with Kurds.

    French contractors, cement, camembert, flutes and oil companies will take over Syria as a world leading industrial force. France would mediate between Kurds and Assad.
    France would get a stronghold in ME between Peking and London that would make France´s importance for the world great again.

    From this leverage France would get gold, silver, oil, gas, prestige and be the new centre in ME that all the world powers would go to for mediation of the worlds problems, and all would pay France in their currencies. Camembert, sour wines and flutes would be the new world trend after pink nike shoes and iphones, so Paris again would be the centre of the world.

  • Like France doesn’t have enough problems at home?
    The Noodle is playing Distraction.

  • Nod

    get the fuck out of Syria you fascist twats…