UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – Military analysts and Syrian oppositionists commented on the attack by US-led Western countries on the Assad regime on Saturday.
Military expert Ahmed Rahal noted that as a result of a strike by Western countries led by the United States, stockpiles of chemical weapons with an estimated reserves of 600 tons, as well as means of its use, were not destroyed.
According to Rahal, in an interview with Al Arabiya TV , the goal of the attacks was not the storage of chemical weapons close to Mount Kasun, as well as the 155th Brigade of the Syrian army in the area of Al-Qatif.
He noted that the blow is more military in nature, pointing to a high level of coordination with the Russian side, as the aircraft of the Western coalition knew that they would not be subjected to impacts from the S-300 and S-400 systems.
In addition, the military analyst believes that the same message was sent to Moscow that the situation in the Syrian arena is controlled not only by the Russian-Turkish-Iranian alliance, but also by the United States and other Western states.
In conclusion, he doubted that the Syrians were being killed not only by chemical weapons, but also by other types of weapons, including cask bombs, rockets with separated warheads, phosphorous bombs and other weapons.
In turn, the adviser to the Higher Coordinating Committee for Combating Terrorism, Merah al-Békai, believes that the Western blow was not sufficiently effective and raises a number of questions, including about the time chosen for it.
In her opinion, the following question arises: why did the United States and other Western countries not take action before the evacuation of East Guta residents, despite the fact that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons?
For his part, the representative of the Supreme Negotiating Committee, Yahya al-Aridi, stressed that this blow is purely political. He also noted that the world must realize that it is impossible to establish stability and end terrorism without getting rid of the regime of Bashar Assad.
Recall that on Saturday morning, American aircraft, as well as aircraft of some other Western countries, struck at the objects controlled by the Assad regime in the vicinity of Damascus and Homs. In particular, in response to the massacres in the Duma, 112 Tomahawk missiles were launched.