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Syria: Is an “anti-US guerrilla war” imminent?

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY via PRESS TV) –¬†The conference of leaders of Syrian tribes, east of Aleppo, may be a prelude to the formation of a body composed of “paramilitaries” of tribal origin in complementarity with the Syrian army to counter the separatist inclinations, the along the eastern coast of the Euphrates, from the south of Hassake to the east of Deir ez-Zor where gas and oil reserves are abundant.

The editorialist of the daily Rai al-Youm , Abdel Bari al-Atwan raised the subject in an article that questions the possibility of a war of “guerrilla war against the United States and their allies”.

“When Syrian President Bashar al-Assad pointed out that the next target of the Syrian army is the areas of northern and eastern Syria, which are under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces, supported by the 2,000 US military deployed in the area, many were surprised at this proposal as far as the eyes were shifted to southern Syria, more precisely towards Quneitra, Deraa and al-Tanf, at the Iraq / Syria / Jordan common borders.

Three days ago, President al-Assad, in a TV interview with Russia Today, said that his government would follow, first, the method of dialogue with the Syrian Democratic Forces and their allies of the Arab tribes, because they are Syrians, but if the dialogue were to fail, then the government would proceed to the military option.

The threat made by the Syrian President was deciphered on Saturday, June 2, by the 70 Syrian Arab tribal leaders, who were gathered at Deir Hafir in the eastern Rifle of Aleppo. They decided to take action against the foreign military intervention in Syria, which took place without the authorization of the central government in Damascus. The warning was also issued to the Arab States of the Persian Gulf Basin, including Saudi Arabia, which responded positively to the United States request for the dispatch of Arab soldiers and mercenaries to the east of the country. the Euphrates, to Hassake, Qamishli and Deir ez-Zor. The conference participants also reiterated their support for the central government and their commitment to Syrian territorial integrity.

The meeting may be a prelude to the formation of a body composed of “paramilitaries” of tribal origin who would work in complementarity with the Syrian army to face the American project to create independent zones for the Kurds in the north-east of Syria as well as for the Arab tribes along the east coast of the Euphrates, from the south of Hasakah to the east of Deir ez-Zor where the oil and gas reserves of the Syria.

After the resumption of Eastern Ghouta and Yarmouk camp as well as Hajar al-Aswad, and the restoration of security in the capital, Damascus, it became clear that the next goal of the Syrian army was to liberate the eastern regions of the Euphrates and to counter the Syrian democratic forces, the US and French military before ending the Turkish troops, either by direct clashes or by resorting to “paramilitary” forces.

US President Donald Trump’s statements about the withdrawal of US troops from Syria and their replacement by Arab special forces, Saudi Arabia and their other Arab allies, reflect the latter’s fear of a guerrilla war that could make Americans aware of the fate they had suffered after the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Indeed, after seven years of war in Syria, the Syrian army has trained well in fighting alongside Resistance fighters, Hezbollah. American bases in Syria wherever they are (Deir ez-Zor, Hassaké, al-Tanf) will not remain safe from guerrilla warfare that has decided to expel the occupier.