Dating russian in syria
The official told CNN that the leader of the recruitment effort is a former rebel sub-commander who has criticized the US forces at At Tanf and has promised would-be recruits positions in the regime's armed forces as they clear their homelands in the Middle Euphrates River Valley.
By poaching leaders of the rebel group, the regime and its Russian and Iranian allies would be able to better pressure the US and coalition troops to vacate the strategic tri-border area near At Tanf, a US official familiar with the development told CNN."Assad and his allies realize that the best way to undermine the coalition campaign in Syria is to target the local Syrian partners that the coalition is working by, with, and through," Nick Heras, a fellow at the Center for New American Security who focuses on Middle Eastern security, told CNN."Some of the Syrian fighters at the Tanf garrison have decided to cut the best deal with Assad now, and be part of his armies, rather than to fight with the Americans, be labeled as 'traitors,' by the regime, and then have to deal with Assad's wrath." Heras added."Here's the conundrum, we are operating in the sovereign country of Syria," Thomas told an audience at the Aspen Security Forum while adding that Russia could potentially use legal mechanisms to seek the ouster of the US.
Moscow has staunchly backed Syrian President Bashar Assad, supporting Syrian forces militarily since 2015. All sides will try to ensure aid deliveries to the area, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.