Syria: Has President Assad won the war?

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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35640388

The Syrian government and the main opposition umbrella group have accepted the terms of a US-Russia deal to cease hostilities from Saturday.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had questioned whether it would be practically possible to implement the ceasefire.

Russian air strikes and support from Iran have helped President Assad win key battles. Internationally, the threat from so-called Islamic State and the growing role of jihadi groups within the Syrian opposition have caused those countries which had wanted him gone to consider whether that remains a viable policy.

Three experts spoke to the BBC World Service Inquiry programme before the Syrian government agreed to the terms of the latest deal, about whether President Assad has effectively won the war.

“President Assad certainly has momentum on the battlefield. The armed opposition is mobilising significantly in order to prevent him, however, it does remain likely that Assad will be able to encircle Aleppo, after which we’re expecting to see a siege and starve campaign.

“The recapture of Aleppo City could actually be sufficient to encourage many Syrian opposition fighters to stop fighting, and to abandon the war against Assad.

“His strategy to date has been to recapture key strategic terrain as well as to collapse opposition pockets that pose a threat to the core regime-held terrain. He’s not trying to recapture all of the rural terrain that the opposition holds. Rather, he’s trying to make sure that his gains are durable, and that they shore up his position militarily in places like Aleppo City, Homs, and Damascus.”

 

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in a word..yes..

“His strategy to date has been to recapture key strategic terrain as well as to collapse opposition pockets that pose a threat to the core regime-held terrain. He’s not trying to recapture all of the rural terrain that the opposition holds. Rather, he’s trying to make sure that his gains are durable, and that they shore up his position militarily in places like Aleppo City, Homs, and Damascus.”

still waiting for some actual names of groups within the so called “rebels”..

the kurds have done well according to the map above..

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~ by seeker401 on February 26, 2016.

11 Responses to “Syria: Has President Assad won the war?”

  1. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35665819

  2. go assad!

  3. http://www.kitv.com/story/31316809/syrias-war-everything-you-need-to-know-about-how-we-got-here

    Obama wants to send U.S. troops over there Jackass!

  4. House intel committee blasts Pentagon over ISIS files

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/25/politics/house-intel-committee-pentagon-isis-files/index.html

    • “Committee Chairman Devin Nunes of California blasted the Pentagon, citing the allegations that classified intelligence files and emails about the war on ISIS were deleted.

      “We have been made aware that both files and emails have been deleted by personnel at CENTCOM, and we expect that the Department of Defense will provide these and all other relevant documents to the committee,” Nunes said at a hearing Thursday on worldwide threats.

      The U.S. Central Command based in Tampa, Florida, oversees the war against ISIS and all U.S. military operations in the Middle East.”

  5. does Assad have any chance?

    http://www.businessinsider.com/syrian-regime-militias-becoming-warlords-2016-8

  6. Military Expert Calls Out Obama Administration For TREASON

    Dr. Sebastian Gorka, the Major General Matthew C. Horner Distinguished Chair in Military Theory at the Marine Corps University, has accused the Obama administration of treason for manipulating intelligence in order to keep the American public in the dark about the fight against ISIS.

    A new report shows that dozens of intelligence analysts had their reports altered by higher-ups at the Department of Defense’s Central Command (CENTCOM) in order to downplay the ISIS threat.

    The manipulation of facts was done to distort the reality behind the rise of ISIS and make President Obama look better.

    snip
    The Obama administration, through CENTCOM, purposely manipulated data so the president could go on national television and claim that ISIS has been contained. To give a sense of unwarranted comfort while terrorist attacks were actively being plotted in San Bernardino and Orlando.

    They clearly were not contained. This is a tangible, provable lie perpetrated on the American people by the White House.

    “ISIS has become the Godzilla of international jihad,” Gorka explains. “80,000 jihadis, territory with six million people on their new Caliphate, and with attacks happening outside the war zone every 84 hours. That’s the truth. That’s the reality.”

    http://menrec.com/military-expert-calls-obama-administration-treason/#

    Setting up the enemy and the blame for the next false flag?

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