The Eighth Year of the Syrian Civil War and...
The Eighth Year of the Syrian Civil War and
the Culmination of Foreign Intervention
Dr. Amin Partov
In the past two months, Syria witnessed a significant amount of military and political developments. Turkish military operation in Afrin ended with the capture of the region; Turkey opened new military posts around Idlib; the civil war between Assad's opponents in Idlib rose to a halt; the eastern Ghouta was eventually forced to surrender to the Syrian government; and finally, the United States along with Britain and France launched a military strike against Syria under the pretext of a chemical attack on the eastern Ghouta. Meanwhile, Israel also targeted a drone operating room in Syria with an air strike at the T-4 airport, which resulted in the martyrdom of seven members of the Aerospace Force of the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution.
The eastern Ghouta and cities like Duma, Jobar, Harasta, and Arbin, who were able to resist about seven years during the civil war, and especially in the five years of the siege of the Syrian army, eventually collapsed. Faylaq al-Rahman, Ahrar al-Sham and Tahrir al-Sham were surrendered much earlier than it was thought, and left Ghouta for Idlib.
While the US proposed draft resolution for a military strike against Syria was vetoed in the UN Security Council by Russia, the United States announced its intention to launch a military strike, and France and Britain immediately joined the United States. On the other hand, countries such as Germany and Canada, reiterated their support despite the refusal to participate in the attack.
The US threat to the attack led the Syrian Air Force to transfer all their operational helicopters and aircrafts to three Russian bases (in Latakia, Kobres, and Aleppo). Thus, the possibility of attacking these aircrafts was eliminated.
Compared to the previous sets of US attacks on Syria (three assaults around Tanf, an attack two months ago on Khasham and attack on Shayrat ), the recent attack on Syria has had much less military effects. For several days, Syrian and Russian air forces were almost completely un-operational but returned to operation after a short time.
Although the Security Council has faced with a deadlock on Syria, the individual and multilateral efforts of countries to resolve the issue continue. It seems that these activities will play a greater role in determining the future of the Syrian crisis than the Security Council and the United Nations.
In a telephone conversation with Netanyahu, the prime minister of the Zionist regime, Putin has warned him not to violate the sovereignty of the Syrian government, but Netanyahu has replied that he does not allow Iran to find a way down in Syria.
Netanyahu has not only replied Putin in a controversial way but also according to rumors, his conversation with Trump was also controversial. Netanyahu calls on Tramp to put an end to the issue of withdrawing US troops from Syria, since this measure leaves Iran completely free in Syria and the Israeli problems in that country will increase.