Big War in Syria and World Cup in Russia Start This Week

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Written by Arkady Savitsky; Originally appeared on strategic-culture.org

Syria’s forces are ready to launch an offensive in the South aimed at liberating the Daraa-as-Suwayda-Quneitra area. Leaflets calling on militants to lay down their arms have already been air-dropped. The deadline has been set for June 14 — the day the World Cup kicks off in Moscow.  Syria’s armed forces are going to defend their homeland and kick out the invading terrorist gangs. The security concerns expressed by Israel and Jordan have been taken into consideration. The Syrian government has promised that no Iranian or pro-Iranian forces will take positions close to Israeli or Jordanian borders.  All other issues can be addressed and negotiated. If need be, Moscow can act as a mediator as it has successfully done before.

Big War in Syria and World Cup in Russia Start This Week

At first glance, having government forces take control of the territory would seem a much better option than leaving these swaths of land to the terrorists. But no, the prospects of the militants’ defeat has upset some of the actors involved. The US has already warned Syria against launching an offensive, telling that national government what it can and what it cannot do on its own territory. But the measures taken to obstruct the liberation of the southern part of the country are not limited to voicing warnings and concerns.

It had been a long time since the Islamic State (IS) had been portrayed in the media as a force to be reckoned with. It had been reduced to insignificance and held only small areas. There were other jihadist gangs that posed a bigger threat. Just a few days ago, it seemed clear that the terrorist-held land in the South was the only relatively large area still outside of the government’s control and that the final victory over the jihadists was close at hand. Now the situation has drastically altered. Watching the ever-changing map (Syria Live Map), one wonders how such developments could occur. No doubt there is a plan to direct the situation as it evolves and nothing is being done without a purpose.

All of a sudden the IS forces, evidently reinforced and well supplied, reappeared to attack Sukriah and Al HamdanOn June 7, IS militants advanced to Abu Kamal. In one day they took control of 90 km2, including the road connecting the Т2 Pumping Station and Mayadin, allowing them to cut off the supplies from Deir-ez-Zor provisioning the Syrian forces positioned at the T2 Station. This paves the way for them to block the Palmyra-Abu-Kamal highway. This advance does more than just divert the government troops’ efforts from other fronts.

The IS militants were attacked on June 4 and 5 by SDF forces supported by US aviation at As Shahaf, forcing them to retreat westward, crossing the Euphrates River near Abu Kamal. There is nothing preventing the jihadists from receiving reinforcements from Deir ez-Zor and El Haseke and the Iraqi province of Nineveh. Their movements are unobstructed by the US-backed force. That’s exactly what Russia Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in late May — IS forces have reappeared in US-controlled areas of Syria. Many of them join the so-called New Syrian Army units operating near the city of Deir ez-Zor. Others move to the area where the American al-Tanf base is located. Mr. Lavrov emphasized this fact and warned about the dire consequences.

Almost at the same time combat operations flared up quite unexpectedly in the desert area between As Suwaydah and Damascus. An enclave materialized, controlled by jihadists and encompassing several villages and areas of high elevation, from which they began surveying the area and shooting from the hills at the approaching enemy.  If the IS militants are driven out — and soon they will be — the Free Syrian Army (FSA), which is positioned about 35 km. from the battle area, will get more soldiers to fill its ranks.

The question is — where did the IS forces come from, enabling them to suddenly appear deep inside Syrian army positions? The only answer could be from the Syrian-Jordanian border, which is regularly crossed by militants trained at the Rubkan refugee camp on the Jordanian side of the frontier.  And they had to cross more than 40 km. of land controlled by the Syrian army. Obviously, the rebels were well informed about the secret passages that exist and deftly took advantage of the weak points in the organization of the Syrian Army’s defenses.

Their mission is clear — to divert Syrian strike troops and gain time for the rebel forces in the south to erect fortifications and prepare for a counter-offensive. The number of rebel forces there has grown considerably recently, exceeding 12,000 according to some estimates.

The Southern Front rebel forces possess small Omar Scud-type ballistic missiles and Zelzal-2 unguided, long-range artillery rockets that are able to inflict serious casualties.  The group receives supplies from Jordan that arrive in the guise of “humanitarian aid.”

Reinforcements will keep on coming until Syrian army units block the M5 Aleppo-Damascus highway and the road linking the Syrian city of Daraa with Ar Ramtha in Jordan. But the new front opened with the help of the US military is keeping the Syrian forces busy that are needed to launch an offensive in the South. If the Free Syrian Army captures the town of Mahajjah, the large Syrian army force in Daraa will be encircled.

On June 11, the Russian Defense Ministry warned that the FSA fighters assisted by US special operation forces are preparing to stage a provocation in the form of a chlorine attack, in order to provide a pretext for US air strikes against Syrian government forces. We are in for a big war in Syria that will start at almost the same time the World Cup in Russia kicks off. It’s important to know in advance who started the whole thing and who should be held responsible for the consequences.

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  • Wise Gandalf
    • Tudor Miron

      What a pile of BS in that link. Are you serious?

      • Starlight

        Businessinsider is a jewish terrorist operation so blatant, its very existence does all of us a favour, for any troll linking to its articles immediately reveals its true nature.

      • Wise Gandalf

        I don´t know. You are in Moscow. Probably some instructions?

        • John Whitehot

          I’m willing to bet that you know nothing about football.

          • Wise Gandalf

            Until today this was the best match on the championship. See you, how wise am I? :))

          • John Whitehot

            idk. the other matches still haven’t been played. idk also what criteria you use to call one game better than another.

          • Wise Gandalf

            You are too serious, you o not understand humor :(

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      another retard claiming wisdom.

    • Tommy Jensen

      Its an American concept.
      First they learned the artificial cheese smile, then Americans realised outside West they smile with eyes.
      Then advanced US class is now to smile with both teeth and eyes. Not easy for a dead man/woman walking yankee.

  • Feudalism Victory

    Saa got lazy basically. Cant imagine why leaving the flank open for months was a good idea.

  • Feudalism Victory

    They should also shell supply routes right beside the jordanian and israeli borders. Surely artillery can hit it with russia spy satellite and drone photos?

  • Feudalism Victory

    If there not going to use the advance position in daraa to launch attacks the pull back and encircle it later but secure border first.

  • Feudalism Victory

    And watch aleppo. Turkey is sniffing around it.

  • Jesus

    Syrian Army should mobilize enough forces to outnumber and out power the 12,000 terrorists in the Suweyda and Daraa and deal with them. The more they wait they allow the zio axis to create diversions elsewhere and causing false alarms. Let Hezbollah and IRGC deal with these diversions, and let SAA clean up the terrorist stronghold in southern Syria.

    • There wont be anything big until year 2019 march. And lSlS support is growing in Saud Arabia puppet government fears them and their US backers too: https://youtu.be/yMacG98c3OA

    • This is how the lSlS people train their soldiers :) I think we are losing the most brave guys thanks to America, Russia and Israel. https://youtu.be/LO5jMzCj_2Q?t=5m32s

      • And this is crusader wannabe isis 😂😂
        https://youtu.be/b8jCfN9ZrM8?t=42s

      • Jesus

        ISIS as a military force is history. The most they can do is annoy SAA with their actions.

        • Yes i know i lost my brother in lSlS. Now everything is different and they lost all their important territory but it shows the whole world that even we arabs have brave people, as they fought against vast enemies without fear from the whole world. And then there are some people who say that religion is pointless and waste of time, it is not – it pushes your to your limits and gives your life greater sense.

          • Ron Rushburg

            “…fought against vast enemies without fear…”
            Yeah right, and Captogen had nought to do with that!
            And fuck religion.

          • Jesus

            I am sorry you lost your brother, religion does not push your limits and gives you greater sense in life, God does that. There is a difference between religion and the person of God.

  • Wise Gandalf

    Achilles, whos job is to eat mice in Ermitage in St. Petersburg, foretold russian victory on the world championship.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/030682d19c16a7cad0745116470dc85cb37c6a46f023b1a05f262e0df719fd33.jpg

    • You can call me Al

      World cup as of now:

      Russia – 2……Saudi Arabia – 0 @ half time. Good news, but if the game is anything to go by; they have the same chance of winning the World Cup as my England do.

      • Promitheas Apollonious

        why not a good team?

        • Wise Gandalf

          The wings are not good involved, often played without fantasy.

          • John Whitehot

            Russia hasn’t played with wings, but with inside forwards. (Samedov/Golovin).

          • Wise Gandalf

            Of course. But if you were lokk at match, you understood what about am i talking.

          • John Whitehot

            i watched the entire game, i always watch world cup games if i can.

            Saudis had wings, Russians had inside forwards.

            wings run to the end line and cross, inside forwards cut inside diagonally. The only problem with Ru inside forwards I saw is some inconsistencies in the cuts, one of those things that need playing time to improve.

            I played as a center-forward for years, I’d say Russia has had a positive game, but the adversary was really under-par technically and physically. Looking forward to see Uruguay, less Spain and Portugal.

          • Wise Gandalf

            Manytimes when russians were before saudi goal, on the left side or right side there were 1-2 free players. In perfect position. And did not kick the ball them, but always in the center. And list the ball, lost the ball. Better cooperation must come.

      • Wise Gandalf

        In the first half i was also not impressed with the game of russian team. In the second half played already higher level. But must more act as team.

        • You can call me Al

          Agreed. But a win is a win.

          • Wise Gandalf

            Of course.

  • Spit

    I have to admit, that is some good Diplomacy on behalf of Russia.
    The FSA was expecting a Full out assault, but the Russians are playing “We are in a very good mood”.
    The FSA is biting its Nails, thinking.

  • TiredOfBsToo

    Big war in Syria…. No doubt now that the FIFA cup is in play, we’ll probably see both an air attack by the terrorist’s air force on Syria after the chemical false flag attack along with some trouble making in the Donbass area by the Nazis and their supporting staff, after all, the Nazis war planes were recently seen practicing skimming the waves along the Donbass, no doubt in preparation for the event. Of course the ones providing the air force for the terrorists in Syria will be the ones guiding the Nazis of Ukraine against the people of Donbass who have been defending their homes against this knuckle-dragging-psychopathic horde.

  • Wise Gandalf

    So, we are after the first match. Saudis after Erdogans please began to drean about S-500, but took 5-0.
    Nice game russin team, but must be more consolidate the play.

    Putin was soooo happy. :D

    Thus russins will fight on the championship, syrians in Daraa. Nice, hot summer! :))

  • Ed

    How many Daesh militants are there left in Syria? Anyone know? A hundred thousand, a million?

    • Brad Isherwood

      There’s no more ISUS in any Zone Russia operates in Syria.
      Putin Said so….No more ISUS. …except where US is.

      That would be BS…..seeing that Takfiri Daraa and Suweida are years Israel,Jordan, US network.
      Otherwise known as ISUS.

      Putin/Lavrov talk about Syrian Sovereignty,
      Maybe that just means the US can’t replace/remove Assad and change the State name of Syria to something else.
      With Syria Partitioned and Occupied. ….Syrian Sovereignty must be some code word Putin/Lavrov use.
      Maybe it’s Their way of signaling US and Israel that you have what you want,
      So fuck off already.

      Would Putin tell Netanyahu to fuck off?,
      Probably not : (

  • TheSecular

    Once Ramadan ends.
    the SAA will able to fight again.
    And ramadan ends tonight!
    Watch your watches around midnight.

  • SEAN THOMAS

    It would be a miracle if the Empire didn’t start a war during Russia’s World Cup.

  • potcracker2588

    The alternative is very grim. As described by Israeli journalist Gideon Levy, “The
    truth is that Israel is well prepared to massacre hundreds and
    thousands, and to expel tens of thousands. Nothing will stop it. This is
    the end of conscience, the show of morality is over. The last few days’
    events have proved it decisively. The tracks have been laid, the
    infrastructure for the horror has been cast. Dozens of years of
    brainwashing, demonization and dehumanization have borne fruit. The
    alliance between the politicians and the media to suppress reality and
    deny it has succeeded. Israel is set to commit horrors. Nobody will
    stand in its way any longer. Not from within or from without.”.period

  • potcracker2588

    The alternative is very grim. As described by Israeli journalist Gideon Levy, “The
    truth is that Israel is well prepared to massacre hundreds and
    thousands, and to expel tens of thousands. Nothing will stop it. This is
    the end of conscience, the show of morality is over. The last few days’
    events have proved it decisively. The tracks have been laid, the
    infrastructure for the horror has been cast. Dozens of years of
    brainwashing, demonization and dehumanization have borne fruit. The
    alliance between the politicians and the media to suppress reality and
    deny it has succeeded. Israel is set to commit horrors. Nobody will
    stand in its way any longer. Not from within or from without.”period…….

  • Earliest possible date for big war is ~March 2019 in Europe calendars nothig will happen before that.
    https://i.imgur.com/GEOIYG5.png

  • gustavo

    Without strong support and protection of Russia aerospace force, Syria will not be able to do anything good. I hope Russia takes this very seriously.

  • temujin1970

    The United States arms trains and supports terrorists. The United States is a rogue terrorist state. It is a threat to the survival of humanity and of the earth.

  • Amon -Ra- DeArmond

    when I see pictures of the Syrian flag upside down I think of:
    http://www.flagid.org/flagfiles/712.gif

  • rudy

    Honestly , i find that Putin is a kind of to soft with US illegal behaviuor in Syria, he should made the point clear ! NO OTHER COUNTRY IS ALLOWED TO BE IN SYRIA EXCEPT THOSE ADMITED BY THE SYRIAN GOVERNMENT ! MOVE AWAY OR UNDERGO CONSEQUENCES !