Assad Vows To Capture Every Inch Of Syria – OpEd


Syrian government forces have made disaster in the northern Idlib province they made fresh military advances towards they want reclaiming “every inch”

Last week opposition fighters withdrew from the key town of Khan Sheikhoun, another strategic concession to Assad and his Russian and Iranian backers, who have torn up a ceasefire deal protecting the rebels’ last major pocket of territory.

On 22 August following an airstrike white Helmet rescuers sifted through rubble following an airstrike in Maaret al-Numan in Idlib province, it’s the ninth year of the bloody civil war grinds, Assad think that he widely acknowledged to have emerged triumphant. But in the realty, fighting is far from over, with the terms of victory and the shape of Syria’s future still very much in play on the battlefield.

Armed groups they fighting in across much of the north, including extremist opposition fighters in Idlib, on the other side foreign-backed fighters (US-backed Kurds with Turkey and Iraq and Turkish proxy militias). Around three million are trapped in the opposition-held province of Idlib.

Civilians gathered there come from a much broader range of backgrounds, most of them opposition supporters displaced multiple times from areas that have since fallen to Assad, including Aleppo and the Damascus suburb of Ghouta.

In April 2019, Syrian government offensive shredded a truce that was agreed between Turkey, Iran and Russia. United Nations launch an inquiry according to the government did attacks on health facilities and schools. They will investigate Syrian government targeting of UN-backed facilities and protected civilian sites.
Aid agencies mention, civilians fleeing face desperate conditions in makeshift refugee camps without water or sanitation, and with shortages of food. The Turkish border sealed and closed the north because they didn’t want civilians, civilians have nowhere else to go as the fighting intensifies.

The only chance for Syrians with the government they opened a “humanitarian corridor” for non-combatants to leave. But a few of those trapped see it as a safe escape route, like Turkey they already host more than 3.6 million refugees, nowadays it’s become a political liability; authorities are trying to close refugee camps and send some of them home.

For this reason, returnees with opposition links have faced detention, conscription or worse when arriving in parts of the country ruled by Assad’s forces. This is a good strategy to eliminate opponents and keep civilians silence.

*Miral Sabry Al Ashry , Associate Professor at Future University (FUE), Political Mass Media Department

Prof. Miral Sabry AlAshry

Prof. Miral Sabry AlAshry is Co-lead for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) at the Centre for Freedom of the Media, the Department of Journalism Studies at the University of Sheffield.

One thought on “Assad Vows To Capture Every Inch Of Syria – OpEd

  • August 27, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    President Bashar Al-Assad is excellent president and has been subjucted to a very bad fake news by many countries. Obama thought Al-Assad was a weak person and underestimated his power. Obama and Clintom through Erdogan and Saudi and UAE finance 300K of the worst terrorists and criminals sent to Syria. They were equipped with Japanese cars and trucks and American weapons and bombs. They were eating American canned food and they were well-trianed thugs.
    The entered Syria and Erdogan received funds per head and provided training. Those thugs were divided into two groups. One group went to Iraq under the so-called Daesh, which contained US alternative force. Daesh destroyed Iraq. The other groups went to Syria and had done all the criminal activities a person can imagined.
    Obama was defending them very hard and was trying to bomb Syria under the pretext of wmd. Any way he changed his mind but he sent troops. The troops defended Daesh and the airforce destroyed all bridges and schools in East Syria.
    When Trump became president he was thinking to destroy Daesh. Then he received the instructions from Israel and Israeli friend such as Thomas Friedman. Friedman wrote article and came on TV defending Daesh and was pushing the Trump administration not to defeat Daesh in Syria because Daesh as a protection to Israel. That is to say, All have become Daesh.
    Trump went further by defending these terrorist groups in the United Nations. he bombed Syria under the pretext of WMD twice. We all knew it was a lie. Currently, US forces are protected by the Kurdish terrorists, AL-Nusra, and Daesh.
    President AL-Assad has sufficient forces and allied forces that can defeat any foreign force. When Idlib is liberated, he will go toward the East of Syria, I suggest that US forces should leave because having President AL-Assad is many times better than having King Salman, Erdogan, Daesh, and AL-Nusra. He will defeat all foriegn forces and he has the right to do so.
    Finally, Trump killed thousands of Syrian in Raqqa and provided means of transportation to Daesh. President AL-Assad is the only president fighting terrorists seriously, including President Rohani and President Michael Own of Lebanon. President AL-Assad should peace prize rather than Obama and all Reactionary Arabs and the west should compensate Syria for their destruction.


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