DAMASCUS – President Bashar Al Assad told a Russian newspaper that Syria aimed to clear the rest of the country of rebels who are backed by the West.
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ANALYSIS – Despite warnings from Syria, it would appear that there’s going to be an intervention on behalf of the rebels by US air power backed by Turkish troops and other Gulf troops. That would be a mistake as the rebels who were a ragtag bunch before the conflict turned on them at Aleppo are now even less credible. There are only two ‘rebel’ factions who are profiting from the chaos of the Syrian conflict – al Nusra in Idlib and of course DAESH in Raqqa. As for the others they are too divided to form a united front and are odds with the Kurds in the north, where America has begun to use an airstrip. Syria’s hard fought success on the battlefield has come at an appalling cost in lives – dead and destroyed – and any prolonging of this conflict can only result in further suffering. Waves and waves of desperate people with nowhere to go are already stranded on the Turkish border as Syrian forces backed by Hezbollah and Russian airpower close in on Aleppo. There will of course be more fighting – against al Nusra and Daesh – whether this will also include the horrendous spectacle of another Western backed intervention is the question.
ALEPPO – Backed by Russian airpower and HEZBOLLAH fighters, Syria is close to declaring victory in Aleppo. Rebels say this would be the biggest reverse since the start of the five year conflict. Meanwhile, in LATAKIA there have been further gains for ASSAD’S forces where the town of Aaliyah was seized from al Nusra fighters.
ALEPPO – Thousands reported to be fleeing the fighting to neighboring Turkey as Syrian forces backed by Hezbollah fighters and Russian airpower attempt to secure complete control of Northern Aleppo from rebels. Russia has accused Turkey of preparing ground troops for the conflict. PICTURES show Russian military escort in Salma, SYRIA.
ALEPPO – Al Qarassi in southern Aleppo falls after two weeks of fighting with al Nusra rebels who along with DAESH are now designated ‘terrorists’ under UN peace plan.