Now that the Syrian Arab Army is wrapping up its southern liberation campaign in the Quneitra province, tens of thousands of troops of the Syrian army and its allies will be relieved from the burden of fighting in the south of the country, which marks a turning point in the seven years of war imposed on the Levant.

The whole of Syria will be liberated from the territorial control of Western supported mercenaries and Jihadists. What remains of occupied Syria is under the control of two countries: territories held by the USA and Turkey in the north.

However, these occupations can not last forever, particularly now that the Kurds, in control of 23% of Syria, have decided to respond positively to the Syrian President’s call to engage in dialogue.

Because of this event, the US military cannot occupy and stay in Syria for much longer, and has to find a face-saving way to leave the war thorn country very soon. The goal to divide Syria and establish a separate Kurdish state in the north under the name of Rojava failed, just like it did earlier in Iraq in 2017.

In all three Kurdish enclaves (Afrin, Kobani, and Jazeera), there was a “Democratic Autonomous administration” under the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its armed branch, the People’s Protection Units (YPG).

With the loss of Afrin to Turkey, the remaining two enclaves become connected one to another and now host several US military bases and airports.

The Kurds offered to place substantial forces under the command of the Syrian Army to help and assist any war against terrorists and jihadists, in particular against the remains of ISIS and al-Qaeda and their allies in the north of the country. Damascus welcomes this initiative and will undoubtedly benefit from the offer.

Furthermore, the USA intended to leave the rest of Syria in an endless bloody war between Salafi-Takfiri Jihadists and other terrorist outfits.

The US military came to Syria for oil, but also to serve Israel by eliminating an enemy state or several enemies altogether.

However, the war in Syria did not go as planned and today the Damascus government is in control of all Syrian territory except for the north. The ISIS insurgency may continue to be operational in Syria but also in Afghanistan any other parts of the Middle East and North Africa, like Egypt.

The Putin-Trump meeting in Helsinki boosted the confidence of Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a settlement. The Russian President argued that Assad’s government had maintained its borders with the occupied Golan Heights for over 40 years without any incident.

Therefore, Israel has concluded that its security needs can be met with the continued presence of Assad in power, and by the presence of Russian military police on its borders in addition to the UNDOF (UN Disengagement Forces established by the UNSC Resolution 350 in May 1974 to monitor the ceasefire between Israel and Syria).

Russia Insider / ABC Flash Point Military News 2018.

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