Western Backed Forces Crumble to Russian Led Coalition in Syria
(TRUNEWS) Western-backed terrorist forces in Syria are on the retreat this week, after the Syrian Army, backed by Russian air support, scored a series of major victories Wednesday.
The Syrian Air Force has destroyed ISIS positions in Lattakia, Homs, Damascus, Deir Ezzur, Aleppo, Dara’a and Hama provinces, Fars news agency reported from sources on the ground.
Syrian Army forces captured a terrorist concentration center in Dara’a al-Balad, a number of enemy strongholds in Hama province, and a score of terrorist gathering centers in the town of Manbaj in Aleppo province. Syrian artillery also hit terrorist positions in the village of Mansoura.
Recent advances have been enhanced by Russian air cover, to include attack helicopter and fixed wing close air support, which began on September 30th of last year at the request of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.
China is also considering intervention in the War in Syria, the Washington Free Beacon said Wednesday, which left a defense official quoted by the Washington Times asking, not when they will enter, but on whose side.
Recent economic and political alliances by Beijing, lead many to speculate that China will choose to enter on the side of Russian, instead of joining forces with the US-led coalition, that many believe is providing material support for ISIS instead of destroying them.
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter confirmed Wednesday, while addressing soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, that the U.S.has commandos on the ground in Syria, engaged in covert intelligence-gathering, targeting of enemy forces, and providing advice and assistance to local rebel forces.
Carter said that “the most elite” U.S. forces and their support, “sends an unmistakable message to both ISIL and moderate Syrian opposition—that the United States and the coalition it leads will prevail in this fight.”
The objective of deploying the commandos Carter said, was to create a “virtuous cycle of action” to bolster local Syrian rebel forces, though he did not specifically identify who those forces were, or the difference between those and the ISIS forces occupying Syrian oil fields.
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