Elijah J. Magnier | ايليا ج مغناير Key words: Iraq, Syria, US, Rusia, ISIS, Kurds, Raqqah Published here: http://alrai.li/2753yx4 v @AlraiMediaGroup Baghdad by Elijah J. Magnier: @EjmAlrai The United States gave […]
In 2012, Vladimir Putin again became the President of the Russian Federation. This was accompanied by a number of internal and external events that have a direct bearing on geopolitics. Putin’s return dramatically changed Russia’s geopolitical course, which began to tilt toward Atlanticism during Dmitry Medvedev’s presidential term.
After completing operations in the area Maskanah, the SAA continues to develop the offensive to the East. Troops yesterday crossed the border of raqqa province on the southern Bank of the Euphrates, and gradually approaching the forward positions of the Kurds to the West of the Tabqa. The front of DAESH fighters is now only a fragile veil of separate units, which can only deter for a time, but not to stop the advance of the Syrian military.
“Despite the fact that the West and its regional collaborators continue to assist the gangs, the worst is over”— quoted by RIA Novosti words of Assad. The Syrian leader gave an interview to Indian news channel WION. He noted that the terrorists are retreating, controlled their territory is reduced. Syria’s President has blamed for bloodshed in the country and support of terrorism in the Western countries, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey.”However, they would not dare to use it without approval from the United States,” – said Assad said
In Mindanao continues the assault of Marawi. Pulling additional reinforcements, including a large number of armored vehicles, in recent days the army and police have made significant progress, freed from the militants of the Caliphate part of the city.
Judging by what is happening, agreement on the division of spheres of influence in South-Eastern Syria and no parties are aggressive redistribution of these territories, While the United States hinder the promotion of the Iranian proxy to At-Tapu, SAA, “Hezbollah” and Shiite volunteers prepare forced off a large piece of territory between the Eastern Kalamoon and the Syrian-Jordanian border. Plus, for all this fuss in the desert is hidden a profound struggle with Iran for a strategic opportunity to control the Syrian-Iraqi borders, through which Iran wants to throw a land corridor to Syria and create “a Shiite Crescent”.
8 June advanced units of the SAA came in contact with the current SDF troops to the West of the Tabqa. The long anticipated meeting on the Euphrates took place.
Of course, not without various minor clashes and shooting, but in General, the process of establishing contact passed without much aggravation, although healthy competition to occupy the Caliphate’s territory was present.