The US Department of State has send another warning to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Russia over military actions in southern Syria.
According to the Department of State’s statement, the US is concerned over “reports of increasing Syrian regime operations in southwest Syria within the boundaries of the de-escalation zone negotiated between the United States, Jordan, and the Russian Federation last year”. It also warned Russia and Syria of “the serious repercussions of these violations”.
U.S. remains troubled by reports of increasing Syrian regime operations in southwest #Syria within boundaries of de-escalation zone negotiated between U.S., #Jordan, & #Russia. U.S. continues to warn both Russia & the Assad regime of the serious repercussions of these violations. pic.twitter.com/Tj4YLKsRl5
— Heather Nauert (@statedeptspox) 21 June 2018
The only problem that Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and ISIS are excluded from the de-escalation zone agreement. Both groups have a strong presence in southern Syria. This is the fact ingored by Washington.