Saturday, April 8, 2017
US Strike Complicate The Situation For Its Military Personnel Deployed In Syria
Scouring American fighters and those of the international coalition airspace over the north-east of Syria since September 2014 when the first raids against the jihadist organization in Iraq and Syria began.
The United States has about 900 military adviser and elements of special forces and artillery experts from the Marines in the same area to support Syria's democratic forces, consisting of Kurds and Arab fighters, which is making progress on the ground in front of the jihadists.
It was not on the US forces to fear something by the Syrian army. But the bombing of the base capillaries (center) Friday, raising fears of a change in the regime's position or strong Russia ally.
A senior US military official told reporters Friday morning in front "of course we have taken measures to protect our troops in Syria." The official, who asked not to be identified, "but currently does not index obtaining an escalation or attack or any other intelligence work to respond."
Publishes Russia, which supports Syria's military since September 2015 in this country, warplanes and missiles from air batteries models S-300 SPA known -400 are effective.
But the very nature of the specific US strike reduces the risk of military escalation against US forces.
- clarify the strategy -
Contrary to what was claimed by the "hawks" Americans who want to cripple the Syrian aviation, preferring the Trump administration simply by targeting a single air base says the planes that carried out chemical attack Tuesday on the city of Khan Shaikhoun (northwest) took off from them.
US officials said Russia had been told in advance that strike did not target the spread of the place Russians and their equipment in the military base.
Christine says Urmut former Pentagon in charge of former President Barack Obama's administration which works expert Lydda Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) "I do not see at the present time, the risk of targeting Russia or Syria Mqatlatna."
He adds that the Urmut attempt exposure to US forces deployed in northern Syria "will involve many risks."
But she says the real danger lies in the Trump administration sucked into a spiral of new strikes against the Syrian regime without any real goal or a particular strategy. He adds that "the strategic foundation on which we put it is not clear."
Wonders and Urmut "Do you blow tonight (Friday) was a single blow in order to show our readiness to use force" in the event of a chemical attack or is it a reference to the "deliberate change" in US policy towards adopting a more assertive approach towards Assad's regime?
Waiting for it becomes clear, the only consequences of US forces is to declare Russia's suspension of the agreement of coordination in order to avoid incidents between the two planes in the Syrian airspace.
She stressed the Urmut that "it would complicate our operations against the organization of the Islamic state."
She said the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who will travel to Moscow Tuesday, "probably will seek to" re-work agreement.
A US military official said Friday morning that the Russian military did not cut their contacts with the US military. "What we still use" line of contact and "there are someone replies."