Upcoming Offensive to Liberate Southern Syria
by Stephen Lendman
Along with America’s illegal presence, US/Israeli-supported ISIS and other terrorists occupy southern Syria, bordering Jordan and Golan.
Large numbers of government forces are mobilizing ahead of an offensive to liberate Daraa and Quneitra governorates from their control.
According to AMN News, “the Syrian Army’s High Command redeployed much of the Republican Guard troops from Damascus to the Al-Quneitra Governorate on Friday.”
Elite Tiger forces and Raqqawi tribesmen joined them, the offensive still unknown numbers of days away. Efforts by Damascus to get US/Israeli-supported terrorists in southern Syria to surrender their heavy weapons and leave voluntarily so far failed.
Government forces began shelling their positions ahead of launching a coming ground offensive.
According to Russian UN envoy Vasily Nebenzya, Moscow and Tel Aviv agreed on having only Syrian forces operate in areas near Israel’s border – any foreign military elements there to leave.
It’s unclear if any are there, or if Iran and Hezbollah agreed to go along with this demand. Perhaps so, according to Sputnik News, citing an unnamed Syrian military source, saying no foreign forces will be involved in the upcoming offensive to liberate southern territory bordering Jordan and Israel.
Netanyahu regime propaganda falsely claimed otherwise, saying Iranian and Hezbollah military forces intend joining the offensive by Syrian forces to liberate southern areas.
No Iranian combat troops operate in the country, military advisors alone, Hezbollah forces deployed in other areas.
A Final Comment
According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), US-led terror-bombing killed eight Dheeb Haddaj civilians in the Hasaka southern countryside.
Days earlier, US-led warplanes massacred 25 al-Fadel village civilians. A fabricated Pentagon report claimed US military operations killed around 500 civilians, injuring scores of others in all US war theaters last year.
Post-9/11, Washington and its rogue allies have been responsible for countless millions of casualties – from naked aggression, related violence, untreated diseases, starvation, and overall deprivation.
From October 2016 to July 2017, US-led terror-bombing massacred tens of thousands of Mosul civilians on the phony pretext of combating ISIS Washington supports.
Tens of thousands more were massacred in the US-led rape and destruction of Raqqa – terror-bombing the city from June through mid-October last year.
Countless thousands more were slaughtered in all US war theaters last year alone – victims of US imperial viciousness.
Since taking office, Trump escalated aggression the Obama regime began, continuing unaccountable high crimes of war and against humanity daily – no end of it in sight.
My newest book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”