SYRIAN ARMY ENTERS MORE VILLAGES IN NORTHERN AL-HASAKAH TO SUPPORT SDF (PHOTOS)
[ Editor’s Note: These numbers of troops with no armor or artillery could never fight off an Turkish Army assault, but they are accomplishing the first step of establishing security in these wide open spaces in northern Syria.
You cannot prevent ISIS cells from planting IEDs along the roads unless you are patrolling. The refugees from the area cannot return if there are any visible threats to them by marauding jihadis.
Once they have resettled, they become part of the security structure, in terms of being able to have more eyes looking for infiltrators from outside the local area.
These troops all look like regular SAA personnel, but I suspect that regular police units will come behind them, along with communications and local headquarter staffing needed to keep Damascus informed.
Chaos is designed to create blind spots for exploitation. The SAA is methodically working to normalize these areas to peacetime security levels, something achievable if coordinated with SDF manpower.
That will leave more regular Syrian Army troops to be the mobile reserve that the country needs to be able to nip in the bud any future trouble spots created by the remaining ISIS cells, the “ISIS pretenders” from various US-coalition special operations branches.
Syria’s progress with the Constitutional Committee and making consistent headway toward future elections after Idlib is retaken will all be based on its success at maintaining security for returning refugees.
One of the ways the US tries to undermine the process is by hijacking the country’s revenue. Having refugees return to places with no infrastructure or jobs is a dead-on-arrival program, a goal of the US coalition… Jim W. Dean ]
– First published … October 26, 2019 –
Additional troops of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) were deployed on October 26 in the northern al-Hasakah countryside as a part of the recent agreement between the Damascus government and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), SAA troops entered several villages between the town of Tell Tamr and the border town of Ras al-Ayn, including:
al-Qasmiyah, al-Rashidiyah, al-Dawdiyah, al-Aziziyah, al-Sibatiyah, al-Jamiliyah, al-Dahrah, Khrbat al-Dibs and Umm Kayif.
The state-run news agency reported that SAA forces reached the countryside of Ras al-Ayn, occupied by Turkish-backed militants earlier this month, and the border with Turkey.
A day earlier, the SAA began deploying troops along the Turkish border west of the border city of Qamishli, 100 km to the east of Having refugees returns to places with no infrastructure or jobs is a dead on arrival program, which is exactly what the US coalition wants.
The army is set to establish 15 observation post along Turkey’s border under a Russian-Turkish agreement that was reached earlier this week.