At the request of the Kurdish militia forces in the Syrian army in the town of Manbij, on the border with Turkey laid. In the face of an impending invasion of Turkey in Northern Syria had invited the Syrian government units, to take control of areas of Manbij, said the General command of the Kurdish militia YPG on Friday. The Syrian army subsequently declared that the government had troops in the area moved and had hoisted their Flag in Manbij.
The Kurdish militias have taken large parts in the North of Syria, as they were against the terrorist militia Islamic state (IS) pre-rods. Subsequently, the Kurds expanded their self – management – to the Annoyance of the Turkey-in the regions.
The development shows how, after the announced withdrawal of U.S. alliances in Syria sort. The U.S. military allies Kurdish militias feel, for example, left in the lurch and looking for new allies. Syria’s ruler Bashar al-Assad from expanding his area of influence and of Arab States, which were among his opponents, and again encouragement. The first two Arab Gulf States – Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – re-open their embassies in Damascus. The Arab Gulf States want to contain it after the US withdrawal, especially the influence of Iran in Syria.
“the goal is to give the YPG a lesson”
After the announcement by US President Donald Trump about a withdrawal of U.S. troops in Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had threatened an Offensive against the Kurdish militia YPG. Turkey sees the YPG as an offshoot of the outlawed Kurdish workers ‘ party PKK and thus a terrorist organization.
With the laying of units the government would have troops of their obligation, the state sovereignty on the entire Syrian territory to ensure, it was said in the opinion of the Syrian army. It should be mainly Elite units and artillery.
The Turkish President Erdogan expressed on Friday in front of journalists about the developments in Northern Syria: “Our goal is to give the YPG a lesson and we are willing to do this.”
however, It is also clear that the areas of Manbij belonged to Syria. “Our ultimate goal is to ensure that all terror groups to leave the area,” said Erdogan. “For us, is to do nothing more, if the terrorist groups will disappear.” It is still unclear whether the Syrian army had taken control of Manbij.
Russia and Iran as a military power,
The YPG said that their forces from the area had pulled back to Manbij, in order to concentrate on the fight against the terrorist militia Islamic state (IS) in the North-East of Syria. From the Kurdish military Council of Manbij, it was said, however, that the Syrian troops had not marched into the city. They had built a kind of “safety ring” around the city, said a member of the military Council of the German press Agency. The Syrian Observatory for human rights reported that the army had taken positions outside the city.
Moscow also welcomed the shift of Forces of the Syrian army. “This is of course a positive step to stabilize the Situation,” said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Friday, according to Russian media. The government forces expanded their control zone, is also positive. Russia is just like the Iran military power of Syria. Turkey supports the rebels in Syria.
Russia and Turkey want to discuss this Saturday on the further development in the war-torn country. To want to meet, according to the Kremlin the Minister of defence and Minister of foreign Affairs of both countries in Moscow. They wanted to coordinate their actions in Syria. In the first week of January, Russia invited the guarantor powers in addition to talks in Moscow.
“Moscow will show up as a mediator to find a compromise”
an observer to see the approach of the Kurds to the leadership in Damascus as a result of the announced U.S. troop withdrawal. As a result, nearly seven years after the outbreak of the war, changes in the positions of power in Syria is fundamentally different.
If the Kurds, who were previously close partners of the United States in the fight against the IS in Syria, would be left now alone, could this damage the credibility of the United States, analyzed the US-American think-tank Stratfor. This could lead to a loss of confidence. Russia, Iran and other powers are eager to fill the vacuum.
“Moscow will show up as a mediator to find a compromise,” wrote middle East expert Alexei Khlebnikov of the Russian Council for International relations on Twitter. Russia could use the Kurds and Turkey, in order to increase the influence on Damascus.
Trump triggered a chain-reaction
the Arab States of the Gulf, which supported several rebel groups fighting against President Bashar al-Assad, seem to back the leadership in Damascus. Already on Thursday, the United Arab Emirates opened its Embassy in Syria. Bahrain announced on Friday, the Embassy’s work in Syria “continue”.
The States of the Gulf cooperation Council (GCC), including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman, and the UAE had recalled their ambassadors in February 2012, from Syria to protest against the brutal actions of the Syrian government against the population. In a statement, the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the UAE for the reopening of the Embassy, it was said, to bring the step to underline the commitment of the Emirates, the relations with Syria back to a normal rate. As a result, the “Arab role should be strengthened” in the stabilization of Syria.
in view of the influence of Turkey and Iran, these Arab role had become more important, said Anwar Gargasch, Minister of state for foreign Affairs of the UAE. Many Arab States fear a too great an influence, especially of Iran in Syria. Iran and the Iranian-supported Hezbollah militias in Lebanon are supporters of the powers-that-Assad. With his announcement, the US could have a President Trump, a chain reaction is triggered that ranks the balance of power in Syria.
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