The Kurdosirios approach, again, to the United States
The Turkish military offensive in Syria against the Kurdosyrians, under the pretext of creating a security zone, continues to leave new alliances. And not so new. The Kurdish-led militia, Democratic Syrian Forces (FSD), announced this week that it will return to work alongside US forces that remain in the country "to keep the oil" and in the fight against the jihadist group Daesh. The new strategy of the president Donald Trump Focusing on oil wells does not convince the US Department of Defense, because it could constitute a war crime, which seeks to change the role of troops now stationed in various oil fields.
The counterpart that claims to offer Washington to the Kurdosyrians is that the oil profits will go to them, to the FSD. Perhaps it is the way in which the US rewards the Kurdosyrians, key allies in the fight against Deash, whom he completely abandoned when he announced the withdrawal of his troops from Syria and gave tacit support to the Turkish president to launch a military campaign Against them. "The revenues from this (oil) will not go to the US, but to the FSD," the Pentagon chief spokesman told reporters, Jonathan Rath Hoffman. This new dynamic does not convince the Kurdosirios who lowered pressure from Turkey, who accuses them of seeking a demographic change, claim that Washington stops the Turkish military offensive something Trump seems not to interest.
The decision of the FSD came after the regime of To go to the Asad, endorsed by Russia, would offer members of the alliance led by the Kurdosyrians who wish to join the Army loyal to the president, which was rejected by that coalition. Even so, the approach that has taken place between the Syrian president, Bachar al Asad, and the FSD implies a change of dynamics that will still bring tail. Both parties sealed an agreement in October for Damascus to deploy government troops in areas under Kurdish control in the north-east of the country, where they established an autonomous administration, and it serves for the Government to regain control of the entire territory gradually. "The agreement is good and cuts the way to the US game in the north" of Syria and other proposals for "international supervision" of this region, Al Asad said. The Syrian leader affirms that "the majority of the Kurds had a good relationship with the State" and can live with him, noting that the Government "respects diversity and cultural rights", but not separatist demands.
The internal opposition in the United States meanwhile advances. This week, in addition, the main US diplomat on the ground in northern Syria, William RoebuckHe criticized the Trump administration for not trying harder to avoid Turkey's military offensive there last month, and said that Turkish-backed militia fighters committed "war crimes and ethnic cleansing," according to a memo he has had access The New York Times.
Assad has survived thanks to Russian and Iranian support, but it governs a fractured country that will take decades to rebuild. But in the framework of the memorandum of understanding between Russia and Turkey signed in Sochi on October 22 by the presidents, Vladimir Putin Y Recep Tayyip Erdogan, respectively they advance in a joint strategy. The agreement prevails over another pact sealed by the United States and Turkey to establish a "security zone" on the Syrian border. The Russian-Turkish pact established that, once the Kurdish militias were removed from a 30-kilometer deep strip from the Turkish-Syrian border, Russia and Turkey would jointly patrol a 10-kilometer deep strip.
Both countries launched on Friday the third joint patrol in northeastern Syria, which will cover an area of the Turkish-Syrian border that will extend over more than 160 kilometers, the Russian Defense Ministry said. On November 1, Turkish and Russian military units began the first joint patrol in northeastern Syria followed by a Tuesday 5. The joint patrol that occurs in a border area located several tens of kilometers northeast of the town Qamishli, the "capital" of the Kurdish regions in northeastern Syria, will travel more than a hundred kilometers along the border with Turkey and will pass through several locations until reaching Derik east of the Euphrates.
Russia, a supporter of the Syrian regime, announced Friday that it deploys military helicopters in northern Syria to make patrols on the border with Turkey. The aircraft will escort the convoy of the Russian military Police and ensure security in patrol areas.
Putin said on October 22 that "Syria must be free of illegal foreign military presence," making it clear that the military presence of the United States and Turkey in Syria must end. For many analysts, Russia is the only country that has the key to resolve the quagmire in Syria. "The only interested party with the ability to impose an agreement is Russia, although Pax Russica would not be an easy task," he writes. Ignacio Álvarez-Ossorio, professor of Arab and Islamic Studies, at IEMed.
In addition, the Russian Aerospace Force has deployed military helicopters in northern Syria to conduct daily aerial patrols in the area of the border with Turkey, according to the Russian news agency Sputnik. "The flights will take place every day on all patrol routes," Russian military pilot Dimitri Ivanov explained to the press, noting that these aircraft will escort Russian military police vehicles from the air and ensure safety.
Al Asad believes that the troops will end up penetrating all the territories and is confident that he will regain control of the area completely, gradually, and restore the situation prior to the outbreak of the conflict in 2011, Al Asad explained. Having lost control of much of the country at the hands of rebel and jihadist groups, in addition to Kurdish militias, the Syrian regime is getting stronger.
Regarding his international allies, the president said: "we, the Russians and the Iranians are fighting the same military and political battle", and within the framework of that contest they will launch the final offensive on the last rebel stronghold of Syria, the northwestern province of Idlib. In that region, Syrian troops have conquered part of the territory controlled by opposition and Islamist groups, who have been cornered in the latter stronghold after losing the areas they came to control in other parts of Syria.
The future may be right on the Iranian issue. The United States and Russia are also interested in counteracting Tehran's influence in Syria. Turkey can play a key role in strengthening that alliance, almost natural. President Erdogan will take care of it next Wednesday, November 13, when he persuades in Washington to hold a meeting with his counterpart Trump. A high profile meeting that several members of Congress have opposed due to Turkey's attack on Syrian Kurds.