According to Pakistan Defence, the Free Syrian Army (FSA) has recently dissolved one of its units which consisted of 180 fighters at the behest of the U.S. The unit was fighting near the Syrian city of Al-Tanf. These 180 militants have been dismissed and paid $2,000 each.
However, the US decision to dissolve the FSA unit wasn’t done for the sake of the fight against terrorism. What the U.S. was intended to do was to “unleash a new spiral of tension” aimed at undermining peace talks in Geneva and Astana and at disrupting the first congress of Syrian peoples which is going to be held in Russia’s Black Sea resort of Sochi.
The more so, a Syrian expert in militant groups has commented that the U.S. “experiencing disappointment” over the failure of the FSA support campaign. It seems that Washington is now placing its hopes in supporting the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), its last ally in the north of Syria. The main reason for it is that SDF pose themselves as a secular organization, oppose the Syrian government and they are able to take control of the north of the country and break up Syria. Whom will SDF supports in the post-war Syria order and peaceful settlement remain unknown.
One thing is certain among all the uncertainties: neither FSA nor SDF could capture territories without U.S. backing. The bad luck of the FSA at the against the background of the SDF’s gains, the current state of terror and chaos touching the lives of every living soul in Syria (some people name it ‘Syrian Kurdish–Islamist conflict‘) are the direct consequence of the U.S. interference.
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