US not to provide military support to Syrian rebels in confrontation with Russia, - media

Source : 112 Ukraine

The states called on the insurgents "not to base decisions on the expectation of US military intervention"
17:27, 24 June 2018


The US does not plan to provide military support to the Syrian rebels in the fight against Damascus and the Russian armed forces. This is reported by Reuters.

According to the agency, Washington sent a letter to the heads of the Syrian rebel groupings, informing them that they "should not base their decisions on the assumption or expectation of US military intervention."

Also earlier, the agency reported, the US handed over to the Syrian President Bashar Assad and his allies in Russia a warning that violation of de-escalation zones jointly defined by Washington and Moscow last year would have "serious consequences." In today's letter, the States repeat this warning.

"We in the government of the United States understand in what difficult conditions you are, and as before we advise the Russians and the Syrian regime not to take military measures that violate the zone," the letter to the insurgents says. States also call on the insurgents to make decisions in the current military campaign on the basis of the interests of their people.

We remind you that today, June 24, it became known that Russian troops inflicted 26 air strikes on the region controlled by the insurgents in the south of Syria - for the first time in a year.

Russian air forces performed several airstrikes at Bosr Al-Harir in south-west Syria, as Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported.

“The countryside of Daraa has been witnessing escalated bombardment, as the warplanes started to intensify their strikes, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored Russian warplanes carrying out 21 raids at least, which targeted areas in Bosr Al-Harir town, in conjunction with 5 raids at least which targeted areas in al-Hrak town and the villages of Ieb and Asim as well as Msikah town in Al-Lajat area in both eastern and north-eastern sectors of Daraa countryside,” the organization reports.

The Representatives of SOHR specify that Russia has not performed airstrikes in Syria since the creation of a de-escalation zone in Syria in summer of 2017.

“The intensive shelling resulted in increasing the number of people who have been displaced from the areas which have been subjected to shelling as well as the areas near the battle fronts,” SOHR adds.

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