The US is contributing efforts to save members of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) from defeat and to save them for further regime change in Damascus.
“Western partners, especially the United States, would like to take the heat off al-Nusra Front, which has now changed its name, — but this does mean it has changed in nature, — and save it in case they decide to return to the plan “B,” which is to change the regime in Damascus,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on March 5 following talks with Namibian Minister of External Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi Ndaitwah.
The minsiter added that Russia is accumulating an increased amount of data confirming the US’ efforts. The minister also recalled that the Syrian Army’s operation against the terorist group in Eastern Ghouta is is absolutely legitimate.
Lavrov added that currently the Syrian government is being pressured to stop its military operation despite it’s aimed against the terrorist group, which is not covered by the ceasefire regime.
Last weekend, Washington accused Russia and its allies in the Syrian conflict of violating the ceasefire regime in Syria saying that this had led to deaths among civilians in Eastern Ghouta.
The US had repeatedly called on the Syrian Army and its allies to halt anti-terrorist operation area in the area. It seems the White House has nothing against a daily shelling of the government-held part of the Damascus countryside from the so-called moderate opposition accidentally consisting of al-Qaeda-style terrorists. MORE HERE