Skip to comments.Egypt sends forces to support Assad in Syria
Posted on 08/05/2020 11:34:16 PM PDT by Cronos
Egypt has sent nearly 150 soldiers to Syria to fight in the ranks of the Assad regime, military sources told Anadolu Agency.
The soldiers had been sent to the Aleppo countryside, Idlib area in coordination with Iranian Revolutionary Guards via the Hama Military Airport.
The troops were later deployed in the Khan Al-Asal area in the western countryside of Aleppo and around the city of Saraqib in the southern countryside of Idlib.
Egyptian soldiers are deployed with light weapons and accompanied by Iran-backed groups on the front lines against Syrian opposition factions
The arrival of the Egyptian soldiers coincides with increasing deployments of Iranian groups and regime forces on the frontlines against the opposition forces deployed in the de-escalation zone amid violations of the ongoing cease-fire in the region.
Idlib falls within a de-escalation zone laid out in a deal between Turkey and Russia in late 2018.
“Idlib falls within a de-escalation zone laid out in a deal between Turkey and Russia in late 2018.”
Idlib is part of Syria—not Turkey or Russia.
Mostly that is certainly true. But it’s kind of pathetic how you make Assad sound like a warrior of God or an archangel :-)
I wonder how many American soldiers that were killed with money that assad put towards terrorism during the Iraqi occupation were Christian.
Of course it is so much better to have him in power for Christians than it is to have most others and especially isis but it’s kind of ridiculous the way you make it sound like I sound is a crusader :-) he certainly is not.
And if a good enough reas came along he would certainly slaughter Christians if need be.
He certainly would kill a whole bunch of Jews if he had the chance
Nah, if he was a warrior of God, then he would be Christian.
The fact is that if Assad or Al-Sisi go, then the Christians will be slaughtered. We need to stay away from kicking out secular dictators just because Saudi Arabia says so.
As to “killing a whole bunch of Jews” - there is nothing that shows he would do that.
” who protect Christians.”
Sort of. But not actually.
Let’s destroy Assad. We could have another success story like Libya.
I hear Libya has open air slave markets.
“Assad and Al-Sisi are the two secular rulers in the Middle East who protect Christians.”
Bummer that Assad is, by far, the BEST PERSON to protect Christians in Syria, given his overall record - but all one has to do is look at the alternatives in that country, and that part of the world.
Egypt had been discussed a few years ago, as a possible peace-keeping force in a Post Civil War Syria.
Their Military is Arabic-speaking, and large enough to be feasible (if International donors pay the costs).
Egypt has a history, within the lifetimes of people in both countries, of participation in the “Pan-Arab” or “Arab Nationalism” (under Nasser) philosophy that the Syrian Ba’ath Party is still officially tied to. So they might be the most acceptable option to the Assad Regime.
This marks an interesting shift from the clearer Sunni/Shia divide of past decades, when Egypt and to a lesser degree the more secular Turkey, were viewed as the main Army of the Sunnis.
Now there seems to be a increasing confrontation within the Sunni side, between a now much less secular neo-Ottoman Turkey (and Qatar), supporting islamist revolutionary movements in the region (like ISIS and the Muslim Brotherhood), and an Egyptian/Saudi alliance, defending the old regimes.
Hostilities are escalating between Egypt and Turkey in Libya. Egypt engaging in Syria would be a pretty major escalation of the conflict between those two large Sunni armies.
Egyptian peace keepers might allow for a face-saving Iranian withdrawal from Syria, without a Turkish takeover - but it would be a pretty huge stretch for Egypt. Some major bill payers would need to be committed to make it succeed.
Egypt vs Erdogan
The blast in Lebanon is changing the balance inside Lebanon. Will it be enough? Depends upon what is uncovered examining the blast and who had control of the explosives.
Not sure I believe the Ammonium Nitrate explanation. There was talk about rocket fuel. Judging the photos of the blast, might support that view. And it appears the majority of the blast was vertical. Yes, in spite of the blocking of the blast by the silos, which helped, the damage was huge. But it could have been much much worse had the full force been at ground level. It is unclear what triggered the 2nd blast. I've read some plausible scenario, but no clear explanations.
...has sent nearly 150 soldiers... to the Aleppo countryside, Idlib area in coordination with Iranian Revolutionary Guards via the Hama Military Airport.
Looks like Egypt is seeing new link with Assad and Russia.Egypt could use Russian help if they move on Eastern Libya. They may be useful if Assad moves on Lebanon (as well as Egypt’s unoffical ally Israel). I believe a move on Libya would split that nation with the western half becoming a client state of Egypt and the oil money going to the Egyptians. If Egypt moves on the Nile dam—they will need all the help they can get from Russia (They could not count on the USA if Biden gets in power—and Obama is the real power).
Nahh. Cazy talk.
There are new alliances, most make sense. Israel is comfortable with Egypt and SA.
Assad? who knows where that goes?
Iran? need new leadership. Their dog called Hezbollah with them.
Kurds need a home. They are quietly comfortable with Israel. Have been a long time. 400,000 Kurdish Jews were once removed from Iraq and other places to Israel.
Israel long ago said they would recognize Kurds.
So the problem?
Erdoo’s Turkey , Qatar money, Iran. That fuels the Islamists.
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