Undeterred by the Ziocon Trump missile attack, the Syrian army and their Palestinian allies today launched a major attack on ISIS positions in West Aleppo.
carried on theSyrian Almasdar News (AMN) service,said that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), alongside Liwaa Al-Quds (Palestinian paramilitary), and Kata’eb Al-Ba’ath, launched a massive offensive in the western sector of Aleppo on Monday morning, targeting the jihadist rebel defenses at a number of axes.
“Led by their Republican Guard forces, the Syrian Arab Army and their allies stormed several axes around the Al-Zahra’a Association Quarter, resulting [in] a series of intense clashes that are currently ongoing,” the report added.
AMN also revealed that the Syrian military had defied Trump by making the airbase, which had been bombed on his orders, fully operational again in just three days.
The report said that the Syrian Air Force had carried out “several missions” on Monday that targeted both the jihadist rebels in northern Hama and Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIL) in the Palmyra countryside and eastern Hama.
Trump boasted to journalists on Saturday that his forces crippled the Syrian Air Force at the targeted military base.
“While several immobile planes and hangars were damaged, the Syrian military was able to clean up the mess and quickly repair any problematic sites,” AMN news said.
Meanwhile, Russian government spokesman Dmitry Peskov has announced in Moscow that the Memorandum on Air Safety in Syria—signed in October 2015 between the U.S. and Russia to prevent incidents between their respective air forces—had now been definitively suspended.
“The U.S. side thus has demonstrated a complete unwillingness to somehow cooperate on Syria and take into account each others’ interests and concerns,” Peskov said, confirming the suspension.
While the technical means to exchange military data with the U.S. remained, there would be no further information exchanges, he added.
While controlled media talk of “imminent war” between America and Russia is doubtless exaggerated hyperbole, the BBC has confirmed that at the current G7 nations meeting in Italy, member states will “seek to pressure Russia to distance itself from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.”
In addition, the BBC said, U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson “said possible sanctions against Russian military officials would be discussed.”
There can therefore be no question that Trump’s attack on the anti-ISIS forces in Syria has dramatically heightened international tensions, and, as the BBC report concluded:
Russia and Iran, President Assad’s key military backers, are also threatening retaliation if there are any further American air strikes, saying the US attack had crossed ‘red lines’.
“From now on we will respond with force to any aggressor or any breach of red lines from whoever it is and America knows our ability to respond well,” said a statement on Sunday from a joint command center comprising the forces of President Assad’s allies.