DAMASCUS, SYRIA (9:00 P.M.) – With ISIS on the decline, the SAA and FSA contingents based in the Syrian desert have begun turning on one another, clashing on a daily basis in sparsely populated areas of Rif Dimashq, Sweida and Homs.

Last night, Free Syrian Army (FSA) militants fired dozens of GRAD rockets on strong points controlled by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the desert east of Damascus.

In response, the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) conducted numerous sorties on FSA convoys, even targeting a rearguard headquarter at the Al-Tanf border crossing.

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The FSA groups in eastern Homs, formerly known as the New Syrian Army, are considered US and Jordanian proxies as they have undergone extensive training in camps across the border.

Recently, Hezbollah drones spotted some 400 US and Jordanian tanks and armored vehicles near the border with Syria, causing great concern in Damascus and Beirut of a looming invasion.

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  1. Como existe zonas de apaciguamiento, el ejercito Sirio y las fuerzas aéreas deben centrar su atención en Sweida antes que sigan avanzando… debe llover bombas a montón para acabar con los mercenarios de EE.UU.

  2. Things are turning complicated for me.
    NySA was US backed, no problem. Are their former members still so? I don’t know. Is the Trump admin still involved like the Obongo one? They don’t seem in the same mindset if we except maybe a few details which seemed more things to please some neo-cons/hawks and more domestic-politics oriented.
    It was already freaking complicated to identify which group was a proxy of whom, a thing that also often was misunderstood was the difference between US-backed and US-vetted as vetted doesn’t means that US is actually backing/funding the group but accepted US-weapons customers to re-sell/give US-made gear to ’em, often regretting it, as it was more than once that representatives of such teams were briefed on how to look US-friendly while they are not at all…

    I’m positive into charging Obongo, Kerry and HRC or other US heavy weights when they do illegal and nasty shit, but I don’t like false accusations too, I mean, NySA funding was approved by congress, they spent half a billion $ into, now NySA was really doomed at the point this entity which had for sole purpose to fight ISIS was dissolved. BTW, they suffered serious losses to several SVBIED attacks against their camp and well, a Su-34 did a double-tap on their camp too… I don’t think this strike was necessary as they weren’t a threat to SAA.
    Now, are the remainers still under US control and US backed? This is dubious.
    In some ways, Obongo admin clearly backed some groups but in a totally illegal way under US laws. Congress refused and US intervention and any funding to try to overthrow legitimate Syrian govt. By pointing this, we can as much say US were and weren’t involved at the same time, nevertheless, the fact is that this highly limited the involvement, thus, most of the funding/backing of all these mercenaries and shithadists is NOT the fact of USA as many billions were spent into the Syrian shit and it’d simply be impossible for US admin to hide such spending from lawmakers and then ending in very serious troubles. Actually, some prominent members of former Obongo admin may end in serious troubles. I even think that Syria should sue them in US courts! Interfering in internal affairs of a foreign country and trying to overthrow its government is forbidden by US laws, moreover, if proof can be made that some of these backed Qaedans etc, this even falls under the Patriot Act and these may end charged with very serious offences. Remember how Iran forced Bell to deliver choppers that were previously ordered and paid by the Shah in an US court. Not challenging some Kerry, HRC etc in front of US courts is a great error as they can absolutely be held accountable of their illegal deeds but if the victims, here, the Syrian people, don’t sue, theses criminals will simply end unpunished.

    Now, are those pointed here US backed? Frankly, I think AMN should really verify as it’s not clear at all and they may end with serious losses of credibility by pointing the finger like this while it may not be the case at all.

    “Recently, Hezbollah drones spotted some 400 US and Jordanian tanks and armored vehicles near the border with Syria, causing great concern in Damascus and Beirut of a looming invasion.”
    => Well, we can also point that Jordan is at serious risk of a spillover of the conflict in their territory : many terror attacks already occurred, local Muslim Brotherhood threatens to join ISIS, a captured Jordan pilot was burnt alive, King Abdullah-II PERSONALLY dropped bombs on Daesh (the dude is pretty bad-ass for a king, nothing common with some pussies usually seen with towels on their heads), they have cockroaches activities on their borders, they also have good reasons to be concerned.
    Now, but visibly, countries around are far to have organised themselves like African ones : Operation Barkhane main efficient point was trans-border pursuit agreement! i.e. if Boko-Haram was chased in Nigeria and crossed into Niger, Nigerian army chased them into Niger and BTW, called Niger govt and there army came to help ASAP… Had such agreement and even a multinational local force had been put up, it’d also allow to make it easier to chase ISIS like rabid dogs as they can run but they can’t hide.