War In Syria Not Over With Defeat Of ISIS – President al-Assad

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War In Syria Not Over With Defeat Of ISIS - President al-Assad

Syria’s army and its allies will keep fighting in Syria after the battle ends in Deir ez-Zor province, where ISIS has its last significant stronghold, President Bashar al-Assad said on November 7.

He also indicated that he might take the war to the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which control more than a quarter of Syria, by saying the war targeted those who seek to “divide and weaken states”.

“The victories against terrorist organizations, starting in Aleppo and not ending in Deir ez-Zor, formed a critical strike that foiled partition projects and terrorist goals,” Assad’s office quoted him as saying.

In order to support SDF fighters in Syria, US forces have used an air base located about 90 miles north, near the city of Kobane. Overall lack of policy regarding Syria seems odd considering Trump’s Administration in general do not consider Syria’s legitimate President Bashar al-Assad to be suitable to stay in power. The other people in the US top brass see al-Assad as the only man capable of stopping Syria from becoming a metaphorical “black hole engulfing much of the region”.

The Syrian government considers the presence of US forces in Syria illegal but has granted permission for bases to Russia and Iran, both of which have helped Syria’s armed forces regain much of the territory lost to insurgents since 2011. Damascus has leased two major military bases to Moscow, including an air base in Latakia and a naval base in Tartous. Both Russian military bases will most likely stay in the country after the defeat of ISIS, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov said.

Tehran is also believed to maintain a drone base not far from US forces and their allies in al-Tanf, according to US officials cited in June by NBC News. Iran sees the survival of the Syrian government as being crucial to its regional interests in order to ensure its access to Lebanon and keep Saudi Arabia from extending its influence in the Levant.

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  • Expo Marker

    As of now, ISIS is basically gone, but more issues lie ahead, like:
    SDF and Arab tribes loyal to them
    Turkish invasion
    HTS and AAS
    US illegal bases across Syria
    Israel
    Policies of Saudi Arabia
    and lastly, corrupt officials who will pocket money meant for reconstruction.

    • Kira Binkley

      You are right about the “US illegal bases across Syria”. The U.S. is guilty of violating Syria’s sovereignty, through entertaining neoconservatism. (And Leftism). They are next in the dock of the International Criminal Court, after “the U.S. top brass” is tried for their war crimes at Abu Ghraib.
      Kira SEER

      • Brother Ma

        Wont happen as us and israel cleverly excluded themselves from this court from inception.

      • Jens Holm

        So the Cyclopes come from Midlle East.

  • Tommy Jensen

    Damascus should also grant permission to Hezbollah to build a big military base as close to the Golan height as possible, and Israel will receive a letter explaining that Hezbollah is there invited by the Syrian Government.

    • Attrition47

      It’d be a laugh. ;O)

    • kraaiiii

      And a hospital and kitten nursery and bakery in case of a Israeli strike :)

      • Vitex

        An Antifa hospital for transgender kittens :)

        • Thegr8rambino

          LOL!!!

    • EmilyEnso

      1000 ticks for that one.
      The Golan must be non negotiable for Syria.

    • Jens Holm

      Russians says no NO NO. They even has made a 20 km zone for Hesbollah.

      You are totally underinformed.

      Go back to Lego and Duplo, read about it and build after that. Russians dont want Iran in Iraq at all.

    • Jens Holm

      You also has to put in saudis will support Sunnis and Christians more to reduce Hesbollah. Thats what the minister resign in Lebanon was about as well as the jailed prince was/are too soft.

  • Kira Binkley

    “The other people in the US top brass see al-Assad as the only man capable of stopping Syria from becoming a metaphorical “black hole engulfing much of the region”.
    Who ARE they talking about?

    • Jens Holm

      Thats the ones, which prefare stabilty as better who over kill each other there. They have no hope for improvemenets fx by tilting Saudis. Better oil comes out as usual to the western world economy.

      Who cares about Saudi women can drive cars, if they can take a taxi…

      • Kira Binkley

        I have no idea what you just said. Do you understand English, or maybe it is your translator that is not working well.

  • Good!
    Getting those Yankee bastids out – in bodybags is good.

    • Jens Holm

      That wont solve much.

      As long as all solutions are going back, You are going back or stay.

  • Kennethllindsy

    Assad may be right to the extent that Trump is an Isolationist and will not get involved in either Iraq or Syria once ISIS is defeated.
    Not sure if Russia will allow attacks on YPG though since it has sponsored PKK since 1979.

    • Jens Holm

      Trump dont run much in this.

  • Lazy Gamer

    Well, whatever he does, should be framed domestically. Like a constitutional amendment/negotiation and its approval or something else. And he needs to watch out for the casus belli.

  • gustavo

    ISIS is just the first and important step in this war. Daesh-Nustra-Al-Qaeda and modertated terrorists (so called rebelds) is the next step. Another step will be kurds (USA-puppets), and the final step will be Tukey.

    • Jens Holm

      You are infected.

  • Thegr8rambino

    YES MISTER ASSAD RETAKE YOUR ENTIRE COUNTRY FROM THESE BUMS AND DEMONS!!!

    • Jens Holm

      Haha.

      • Thegr8rambino

        What’s so funny?

  • Gregory Casey

    Would someone kindly explain how and why the US is maintaining both Manpower, Equipment and Bases inside of Syria? Does Trump actually understand that he has increased American engagement since he assumed Office last January and that American Forces are illegally engaged in battle in a sovereign country with Syrian State Forces and their Allies, Iran and Hezbollah of Lebanon? Does America understand that it is neither welcome nor was ever invited into Syria other than through invitation of Saudi State gangsters, both of whom are now the subject of Arrest and Detention as soon as Saudi Military and Police can lay their hands on them? When will American media actually wake up and call-out both the State Department, Department of Defence and Trump for the shambles that is America’s criminal policy failure in Syria? I know the answer to this last question is probably NEVER.

    • Jens Holm

      I can. They and we dont care about all the she shit You try to make us eat. We are not goats and sheep runned in obeying systemes, which give Dictators running countries by fear.

      The more people write and say like You, the more we will treat You as talking to a radio. If no reaction, we turn it off and ignore it.

      You also ignore that this is not USA. Its many in the rest of the world in different alliances in a network, where all are dependent.

      If anything is criminel its Syria and its Baathists running it as their own business treating people bad sin Old Assad took over gassing people, artillry striking people, gassing them, all opposition jailed, tortured and killed, so You today only have people prepared to die, for parlament has not been for talking about it for many, many years.

      I see the most grotesce in kurds, which has not participated in the uprise and just want to be outside the 0-xone , where they are attacked by all around them. Why cant You leave them and their many SDF supporters alone.

      And You see neocolonialitic borderlines made for oil from Kirkuk as a good solution. Today there is hardly a pipeline there as well. And You run Syria of today as an Emirat. A very primitive solution. Even the best dictators can handle an area like that well. Above that, You by that dont have structures to connect You to the rest of the world by sekularism.

      We will never accept the low status for vomen and the waste of their brightness as well asmost of You raise girls for sale. NEVER,

      The easy way is to ignore fx that and name You all as low subhuman not able to handle much. We have seen it. You even has a nationaistic history tellings filled with filthy lies about each other.
      You are raised not to see a lot of facts and eat all from Damaskus.

      And why do I even write this. In Your eyes I am a jewish, zionist, american, grapping You sulphur oil to run Your Mafiosa business. The truth about that tiny oilproduction is, that before ISIS came Damaskus grab almost all of it and gave it to friends.

      And now some in Syria think sharing is the solution.

      Best regards from fx Paradise papers and the whole Assad Family.

      • Gregory Casey

        I suppose it escapes you that Women have had full Citizenship Rights within Syria for decades; that they have the right to vote, the right to work, the right to drive cars, the right to an education ……. in fact, all Rights conferred upon and exercised by men. Moreover, Syria has been and will remain a Democratic State where Freedom of Religion is guaranteed whether you be Christian, Shia, Sunni-Wahabi, Jewish or no religion whatsoever; a country where Freedom of Expression is guaranteed under the Constitution and where Newspapers were not closed down simply because they wished to promote either secularism or radical Islamism. This is the Country and the Society that you wish to tear down and criticize? If the Baathist Party and the Syrian State were not supported by the majority of Syrians, it’s Army would not have been able to fight off and defend itself against the Satanist cults of Wahabism allied, as it is, for the present, with reactionary Zionism led by Satan’s spawn, BiBi. Go back to your sordid little nest of vipers in the desert and stay there.

        • Kira Binkley

          Everything and anything escapes her. But you are right; in fact, one reason there is opposition to President Assad on the part of the rebels is they believe he is too soft on Christians.