NATO and its allies talk about sending forces into Syria not to defeat ISIS but out of fear the Syrian government in alliance with Russia, Hezbollah and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards may defeat ISIS, political analyst Caleb Maupin told RT.
In an angry tirade Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Washington of causing the bloodbath in Syria by not recognizing as terrorists the Kurdish forces fighting against Islamic State in the region.
Iran has warned Saudi Arabia that their troops will be wiped out in Syria if they “dare” to invade the country, after Riyadh expressed eagerness to deploy their army to the war-zone earlier this week if the US-led coalition decides that such an operation is necessary.
The Syrian army and the people’s militia are continuing to solidify their positions around Daraa in southwestern Syria, launching an offensive against Al-Nusra fighters and their affiliates from multiple directions to secure the strategic Damascus-Quneitra-Daraa triangle.
Militants from Al-Qaeda affiliates, Al-Nusra Front and Ahrar ash-Sham, have trained teenagers to commit acts of terror in Damascus, Homs and Latakia provinces, the Russian Defense Ministry said citing data received from the Syrian opposition forces.