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SEPTEMBER 2020

Trump’s “Hybrid Plan” For Syria: Gulf States’ Force And Mercenaries

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Trump's "Hybrid Plan" For Syria: Gulf States' Force And Mercenaries

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US President Trump is preparing to put in place his great ideas and “hybrid palns” on the conflict in Syria, according to the mainstream media.

Now, according to the Wall Street Journal’s sources among US officials, the Trump Administration is seeking to establish an Arab force that would replace US troops in the war-torn country.

According to the report, Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton allegedly held a phone conversation with Abbas Kamel, Egypt’s acting intelligence chief, to see if Cairo was willing to contribute to this plan.

The US had also allegedly requested Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE to allocate billions of dollars to restore the northeastern part of Syria and asked the countries to send their forces there.

The plan is allegedly aimed at preventing the “security vacuum” in the US-occpied parts of Syria if US troops withdraw. However, the US troops withdrawal still remains in question as the US military is establishing new bases in the country.

The Wall Street Journal also reported that Erik Prince, best known for founding the government services and security company Blackwater USA, now known as Academi, has reportedly said that some Gulf states officials  have contacted him to discuss the prospects of assembling a force in Syria.

Currently, Saudi Arabia and its allies are facing significant problems with their intervention in Yemen. So, it’s hard to expect that some force of the Saudi-led coalition may be deployed in Syria. On the other hand, Gulf states have enough money to pay US-linked private security contractors that may serve in the combat zone.

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