Get out of here with your clothes: on the eve of the Congress Syrians blocked the American base in El Tanf

Despite the defeat of ISIS (even the Americans admit that there are about a thousand of them all over the country), the US does not want to leave Syria, as they do not want to explain why they took a piece of foreign territory and put a military base there. The chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Valery Gerasimov, has already stated that the American base in El Tanf in southern Syria is completely blocked by government troops. He added that neither Russian, nor Syrian military did not receive an answer to the question of this base purpose.
“We say: the location of this American base is contrary to common sense. Now – the territory of Syria is liberated from all the ISIS units, there is no one there, there is no threat from the territory of Syria. What is there? For what purpose? While the answers are unintelligible. But there may appear new terrorist groups,” the Russian officer said.
As a result, Syrian troops blocked the Americans, especially since militant units periodically creep out from there. “In El Tanf, the entire territory is blocked by Syrian troops around the perimeter of this 55-kilometer zone. The most important thing is that for several months we have seen the nomination of militants from there, “Gerasimov said. According to him, when control was weaker, about 350 militants came from the area of El Tanf.
“There was a threat of the capture of the city of Karjaten in Syria. We took action on time … It was defeated, these forces were crushed. There were prisoners from these camps. Clearly, there is preparation. Moreover, there is the Rukban refugee camp, the largest in Syria, “added Gerasimov.
Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also said that the zone created by the United States at Al-Tanf is absolutely unnecessary. Officially, the illegal military base of the United States in Syria is located in the garrison El Tanf, where the training and equipping of the “moderate” units is being conducted to combat actions. In addition to the base in the area of El Tanf, the US coalition (mainly the American special forces) provides support to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDC) in the provinces of Rakka, El Hasaka and Deir ez Zor. However, after the lifting of the blockade of Deir ez Zor and the liberation of the region, the Americans did not want only to leave, but continued to prepare “moderate” terrorists. Moreover, in late November, the head of the Russian Center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria, Lieutenant-General Sergei Kuralenko, said that the US closed the 55-kilometer zone around its base at El Tanf and isolated 50,000 people who needed humanitarian aid.
Meanwhile, the Americans are actively preparing their moderates and trying to gain a foothold in the region, the Russian President’s special representative for Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev, said that it is impossible to delay the holding of the congress of the national dialogue of Syria. According to him, not only Russia, but also Turkey and Iran have expressed a firm intention to hold this forum, which will be an important event for the process of political settlement. “The terms have already been determined – on 29 and 30, almost everyone agreed here, everyone understands that it’s impossible to delay any longer, and it’s impossible to postpone it further and further, especially as it should contribute to the development of the negotiation platform in Geneva,” Lavrentiev said.
Moreover, the Congress must be held under the auspices of the UN, and Moscow also counts on the participation of the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative for Syria Staffan de Mistura in order not to raise questions from the West side. Needless to say, the US will be against the Congress. It passes not only without them, but also not according to their plans – the Syrian opposition is invited, but they have made it clear that they expect reconciliation, and not “regime changes” for the acceptance of Trump. And the presence of an active US base, can provoke a breakdown of negotiations. And it’s time to put everyone in their places – they were not invited by the United States, they simply annexed part of the country’s territory on the other side of the world and even now you can not cover it by the struggle against ISIS. Syrian army is capable to destroy enemies in the desert by themselves.

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