The national Council for reconciliation have repeatedly proved their effectiveness, contributing to the surrender and disarmament of many green enclaves in 2016-2017 with the removal of bitter in Idlib. Assad in this respect showed itself very far-sighted politician, having built this mechanism of reconciliation with the improvement of the military situation it was very useful, as every war ends sooner or later, and with a part of fighters in one form or another will have to agree.
It was a laser-guided bomb that the Russians supplied to Syria. We had the intelligence of a meeting and we planned for it, we planned for it days in advance. It was coordinated very carefully. Everybody: us, the UK, the NSA, the CIA—everybody knew there was going to be a meeting there. In fact Russia even contacted our intelligence people, our CIA through a liaison I guess (I don’t know how), that there was going to be a secret meeting and if we had an asset there, if there was somebody we owned at that meeting, get him out of there because it’s going to be hit.
During his trip around the country, after visiting Latakia and Hama, Assad dropped into the airbase Khmeimim, where he had a meeting with the head of the General staff Gerasimov, visited the Russian military equipment and sat in the cockpit of su-35.
“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
The results of the research in January of 2017 was submitted to the OPCW by the national authority Syria responsible for the implementation of the Convention on the prohibition of chemical weapons.
We have carefully analysed the available materials in mass media with accusations of Syrian government use of chemical weapons in the village of Khan shaykhun, Idlib province.
Their authenticity is questionable, and not only to us. Many reputable experts and organizations tend to agree about the fabricated nature of the video.
The Turkish president has urged Russia to stop backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, just more than a day after Turkey’s American allies launched scores of missiles in what they have called a retaliatory strike after a suspected chemical weapon attack in Syria’s Idlib province killed dozens.
“We hope that Russia gets involved as well — that at least they stop defending Assad,” Anadolu Agency quoted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying.
The story with chemical attack develops quite traditional and expected. After stuffing, the militants and the West rushed to accuse “bloody Assad regime” and called the UN security Council, launched a campaign in the press, and trump even said that he changed his attitude to Assad, simultaneously kicking Obama for a prior policy and recommending Russia to change its attitude toward Assad. Russia of course denies everything, in the UN security Council prospects for any anti-Syrian resolution in the objective investigation as nobody is interested, so that the subject “chemical weapons” will be traditionally another element of the information war.