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Sunday, February 18, 2018

100 dead from the US strike in Syria: the expert assessed the implications


Thursday, February 8, in Syria the coalition under US leadership, the purpose of which is declared the destruction of LIH (banned in Russia as a terrorist organization), attacked supporters of President Bashar al-Assad. In the message command of the us-led coalition says that it was taken in “retaliation” after Pro-government forces attacked the headquarters of the “Syrian democratic forces” (SDS), an organization that traditionally supported US.

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Amid accusations by Washington’s forces of President Assad to use chemical weapons, there was another clash between the parties, formally pursuing the same goal – the destruction of ISIS terrorists. According to the US position, during the attack, Pro-government militias on the headquarters of the SDS there were American military advisers. In the report of the command stated that the attack took place “eight miles to the East of the agreed line to prevent conflicts on the Euphrates river” in the province of Deir ez-Zor. This step by the Americans and their allies presented as the realization of the right to self-defense.

According to media reports, the attack killed about 100 supporters of Bashar al-Assad.

“This is a serious event, says “MK” senior researcher at the Centre for Arab and Islamic studies, Institute of Oriental studies Boris DOLGOV. And it is much destabilizie the situation in Syria can become a factor in the further development of tensions and a new round of confrontation.

Here it is necessary to mention that the political establishment of the USA and governing the state structures discussed the possibility of objectionable displacement of the regime of Bashar al-Assad by military means. This is despite the fact that the recently passed Congress in Sochi, where prevailed the tendency to resolve the issue through political means and even identified ways to create a new Constitution, discussed the creation of the working group on its writing. But the United States intends to overthrow Assad by any means. What happened is, alas, a sign that USA may be used by those armed groups that they are creating, arming and funding in Syria, in order to realize the goal of elimination of unwanted modes. These intentions were announced the previous administration and confirmed by trump.”

Recall that earlier, in April last year, Syrian opposition said that government forces in Idlib had produced a chemical attack, which killed eighty people, and about two hundred injured. In response to these statements, the Russian side has repeatedly called for a large-scale and thorough investigation. However, the United States, not demonstrating to the world community evidence of use of chemical weapons by Assad, has caused in the night of 7 April 2017 an airstrike on a Syrian military base Shirt, which, in the opinion of the Americans, and flew bombers with chemical weapons on Board.

And despite the fact that the process of destruction of chemical weapons in Syria, the international community began in 2014 and 4 January 2016, the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons announced the complete destruction of the Syrian chemical weapons, the contradictions of the parties on this subject again came to the fore. So, at the end of last month, U.S. Secretary again accused Bashar al-Assad, and also Russia, to inhuman methods of warfare. In particular, he said that the government troops were poisoned by chlorine in the population of Eastern ghouta (suburb of Damascus). As confirmation of his words, he relied on the testimony of members of the organization “White helmets”, a humanitarian structure, designed to protect civilians. However, Moscow and Damascus would have to suspect this organization of being a terrorist.

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