US Forces Block Syrian Army Advance To Raqqa

HAS THE BALKANIZATION OF SYRIA BEGUN?

It appears to be like like US forces are blocking the advance of the Syrian military in preparation for the partition of Syria.

The chance of Raqqa being returned to Syria is trying slim as a US backed operation near town plans to “block any advance by Syrian government forces from the west”.

Has the balkanization of Syria begun?

Russia Insider studies:

Foreign armies and their proxies are sharpening their carving knives.

U.S. Special Forces and Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters have simply captured a “strategic air base” from Islamic State in northern Syria; in doing so, they have also “blocked” the advance of the Syrian Army as it approaches Raqqa from the west:

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) introduced on Sunday that they captured the Tabqa air base, 45km west of Raqqa, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group’s de facto capital in Syria.

Earlier this week, US forces airlifted SDF fighters behind ISIL traces to permit them to launch the Tabqa assault, and on Friday the alliance reached one of many dam’s entrances.

SDF forces had been inside 10km of Raqqa from the north, and aimed to successfully encompass town earlier than launching an assault.

But as RFE/RL quietly notes:

Besides recapturing the dam, SDF stated the U.S.-backed operation additionally aimed to dam any advance by Syrian authorities forces from the west.

The touchdown forces airdropped into Syria seized 4 small villages within the space west of Tabqa and lower a essential freeway that hyperlinks the provinces of Raqqa, Deir al-Zor, and Aleppo, Scrocca stated.

The SDF lower the final essential street out of Raqqa earlier this month, narrowing in on town from the north, east, and west.

The solely method in or out of Raqqa now could be over the Euphrates River that borders town to the south.

Incredible, isn’t it? A international military that’s illegally working in a sovereign nation can simply march in and lower off the reputable military of stated sovereign nation from liberating its personal metropolis from terrorists.

What a world — and a lot for worldwide legislation.

It can be attention-grabbing to see Moscow’s response. Was this all the time a part of the “deal” in Syria? Or is Washington hoping that Syria, Iran and Russia will settle for Raqqa’s U.S.-ordained destiny?

Stay tuned.