Preparing an Offensive Military Operation in
By Said Al-Khalaki
- It’s been quite a
while since the treaty on cease-fire in Syria had
been signed. We can say February 27 became the new
anchor for the people of Syria who are tired of war
and havoc. However, the situation doesn’t suit the
main sponsors of the “Syrian revolution”, i.e.
Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar which had already
planned how the country would be divided between
interested in Syria’s division most of all. The most
attractive “piece” for Turkey is Northern Syria and
its destroyed economic capital Aleppo.
seized Northern territories would be a step forward
in Erdogan’s plan to resurrect the Ottoman Empire he
is dreaming about. That is why the seizure of Aleppo
is a strategic goal for Erdogan and his partners.
government has been supporting Syrian terrorists
from the very outset of the war in March 2011.
Egyptian news site El-Badil reports, in late 2015
the Turkish government was supplying the Syrian
opposition with money and food. Also, it allowed
them to cross the border between Turkey and Syria.
The fact that militants from terrorist groups
fighting in Syria can freely cross the border is
also reported by the Kurdish news agency ANHA.
According to it, militants go through Bab Al-Salama
border crossing point to the North of Aleppo from
the Turkish city Kilis towards the Syrian town Azaz.
As a rule, militants visit Turkey for two reasons:
to undergo a qualified medical treatment to heal
their wounds or to attend a military training in a
special camp where Turks and Saudis work.
the efforts of Turkish officials to conceal their
support in favor of the terrorists, the (Turkish and
Western) media has nonetheless acknowledged Ankara’s
insidious role. Even the Syrian opposition’s leaders
have never hidden such facts. For example, in last
September, one of its leaders Ahmed Tuma told the
British newspaper Al-Arabi that Turkey was supplying
Syrian militants with fuel and food. Tuma is proud
of his relations with Turkish leaders and highly
appreciates the role of Turkey in forming the
so-called “new Syrian state.” And it’s no wonder as
the oppositional leader lives on money received from
to the activists of the media center Syria from
Inside in Ankara, all the operations of sponsoring
the Syrian opposition leaders and field commanders
of armed groups are conducted through a number of
accounts in a Turkish based bank. Moreover, through
this bank, Turkey finances NGOs whose main purpose
is to support the Syrian revolution.
that, Turkey’s support for Syrian militants, i.e.
financing and training, is included in the US secret
program Timber Sycamore,
according to a New York Times reported in January,
2016. The NYT acknowledges that Turkey has been
sponsoring Syrian terrorists since 2013.
obvious that the cease-fire in Syria is not to the
advantage to Ankara, whose political leaders seek to
overthrow the government of Bashar al Assad.
most important point of the face-off is Aleppo
province. As locals say, more than 1000 terrorists
arrived there between April to mid-May. The fighters
were accompanied by trucks with arms and ammunition
and off-road vehicles with large-caliber machine
guns. Notably, the vehicles’ deployment is covered
by Turkish artillery, regularly shelling Syrian
border regions from the Turkish side. It’s clear
that all these actions are the evidence of the fact
that terrorists are preparing a large-scale
offensive in Aleppo.
the attack on Aleppo is a part of the “hybrid” war
implemented by Turkey in Syria. The artillery
shellings of Syrian territories and the support for
Syrian terrorists – Turkish news agency Anadolu
calls these “a fight against ISIS.” And the Turkish
government justify Erdogan’s desire to seize
Northern Syria by claiming that it is just an
attempt to create the so-called “safety zone” for
world is trying to reach a peace treaty in Syria,
Turkish leaders are planning large-scale operations
involving “opposition” terrorists and radical
want to believe that their plans won’t be crowned
with success as everyone in Syria understands who is
behind the “opposition” and what the
“revolutionists” want to achieve.