New York Times: forecasts for the coming Syria

The New York Times published a report by Vivian Yee, who wrote about the fate of Syria after the withdrawal of the Americans following President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw US forces from Syria.

Vivian wrote that after the withdrawal of US forces and the end of the armed opposition, President Assad and his Russian and Iranian allies will find the opportunity to flex their muscles in Syria, referring to what wrote the veteran diplomat and Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations Richard Haas, in a chant saying: “Welcome to the Middle East After America”.

“What happened to the Russians and the Iranians is the dream scenario, they have a story to tell every player on the ground, that there is no difference between America’s enemies and its friends, and that America is not a reliable partner in the Middle East”, said Daniel Benim, a fellow at the Center for American Progress.

The report notes the impact of the withdrawal of US troops from the areas of north-east Syria, these forces were working with the Kurdish fighters, which angered the neighbor Turkey, which considers them a terrorist group, pointing out that what is important is the impact of the withdrawal on the fighting against “,

Where the numbers of the US Department of Defense, there are about 30 thousand fighters belonging to ISIS distributed across the regions of Syria.

“The experts expect a new battle between Turkey and the Kurds, a battle with the Syrian army, or a confrontation, while there is a possibility of an alliance between the Syrian army and the Kurds, and if not, the new confrontations will lead to waves of refugees towards Iraq”.

“This is a possibility and an all-out chaos”, the paper quoted Aaron Lindh of the Horn Foundation as saying when the force that maintains stability disappears.

Russia, Iran and Iranian-backed groups, including Hezbollah, are well placed to control the areas from which America will withdraw, which controls 29 locations, as well as seven locations near the border, according to the report by the Institute for War Studies.

The paper quotes analysts as saying that after the US Iran will link Shiite groups between Iraq and Syria and strengthen the presence of Hezbollah elements near the Golan Heights, captured by Israel in 1967.

Israel has said it will not tolerate any Iranian presence in Syria.