The pretext is an advance by the terrorists. One wonders why the coalition hostile to President Assad would come to the aid of his troops while the US still refuses to coordinate their military actions with Russia, as Moscow has proposed. The clearest result of this murderous attack, on the contrary, is providing powerful support for Daech to end the resistance of the Syrian army. Damascus controls most of the useful Syrian territory, along the Lebanese border and the sea, with the majority of the population, including refugees who came in to live in peace and security. Government enclaves remained inside the areas held by the Kurds, Hasaka, and Qamishli, and by the Islamic State, Deir ez-Zor. The Kurds expelled government forces from Hasaka in August. This operation and the progress of Daech, restrained for the moment, tend to reinforce the fragmentation of Syria. The penetration of the Turkish army alongside rebels called "moderates" and supported by US military advisers, north of Aleppo, also pursues this goal. A buffer zone created between Turkey and Kurdish sectors will be called "liberated" by the so-called "Free Syrian Army" -- the rebels reputedly reputable. In this mosaic outcome of Washington's maneuvers, nothing is clear. What are the terrorist factions? And what are the "moderate" groups? Certainly, the Islamic state is declared enemy No. 1, but we would have liked Coalition strikes to have caused ISIS as many losses as those resulting from this aggression against the Syrian armed forces.
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