DAMASCUS – The regime of Bashar al-Assad accuses the United States of war crimes after a bloody confrontation that the many dangers of the current conflict in Syria has exposed. Now Islamic State is lost as a common enemy, there is high voltage on the whole country, which is currently the deadliest week since lately.
Tribes and militias loyal to Assad opened the attack on an area in the east of Syria that is controlled by the SDF, the us-backed forces. Members of the international coalition, probably Americans, were there at the time are also present. The international coalition responded immediately with fierce air strikes, in which at least one hundred deaths.
It is the deadliest confrontation between the coalition and the regime of Assad, until now, that the Americans of a ‘massacre’ accuses. The militias want the area, that the SDF last year on Islamic State conquered, to take over because of the many oil in the ground.
According to unconfirmed reports, the militias backed by Russian mercenaries, which the Kremlin denies. The tensions in Syria are now so high, that is to be feared for a collision between the superpowers.
America gave recently to know for a long time in Syria will continue, under the influence of Iran and reduce a future without Assad. That provides not only problems with the regime, Moscow and Tehran, but also with Turkey, as the Americans with their strategy to rely on the Kurds.
Against is Ankara just an offensive began in the northwestern Afrin. President Erdogan is determined that operation to extend to the border with Iraq. Thus, he wants not only an autonomous Kurdish region, but he also intends to make the millions of Syrian refugees from its territory to that area.
After Afrin is Manbij the following Turkish target. But America made this week to once again clear that an attack on the strategic city, where Americans are stationed, will not be accepted. Two senior generals visited this week Manbij, a clear warning to their NATO partner.
Meanwhile, keep Russia and the regime quite a house in Idlib, and a rebellenenclave in Damascus. When heavy bombing, where several hospitals were hit, and came in this week about two hundred people. Also would the Assad regime several times as well as chlorine gas have used.
How schizophrenic the conflict is revealed by the fact that pro-Assad fighters, the Kurds of the SDF in the east attacks, but the regime them at the same time allows you to through its territory to the front with the Turks to withdraw.