Liberating Southwest Syria: It’s Coming
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Liberating southwest Syria entirely where US aggression began in March 2011 will mark an important milestone in the struggle to preserve the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Conflict continues raging. Each area liberated from US-supported terrorists brings it closer to a successful end – the goal pursued by Damascus and its allies.
According to Syrian television, a deal with US-supported terrorists in Quneitra was reached, anti-government fighters agreeing to surrender their heavy weapons and be transported to northern Idlib province.
AMN News said an agreement was reached between Syria’s military and anti-government forces in Quneitra.
They’ll surrender all towns in the province under their control, including the provincial capital.
Syrian forces will assume control over all Quneitra towns held by anti-government forces. UN Blue Helmets reportedly will be deployed along the Syrian/Israeli border.
SouthFront reported similar news, adding anti-government forces “will hand over two observation posts near the villages of Umm Batinah and Ruwayhibah, inside the demilitarized zone, to the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF).”
“Back in 2013, the UNDOF withdrew from these posts following an attack” by (US-supported) Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham terrorist fighters.
SouthFront said the agreement reached will be finalized in days, letting thousands of displaced Syrian refugees to return to their home areas.
“Once al-Quneitra is secured,” government forces greatly aided by Russian airpower, will “likely launch a large scale military operation against the ISIS-affiliated Jaysh Khalid ibn al-Walid in the western Daraa countryside.”
Liberating southwest Syria entirely will free up government forces to begin operations against US-supported terrorists in Idlib province and surrounding areas.
Under terms of the 1974 Separation of Forces Agreement between Damascus and Israel, Syrian aircraft, helicopters and UAVs are permitted to operate in buffer zone airspace bordering illegally occupied Golan.
It’s unclear if Trump and Putin agreed to prevent Israel from targeting Syrian aerial operations in this area henceforth.
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