Control of the border between Jordan and Syria by the Syrian government has been completely restored and conditions for the peaceful activities of the United Nations in the Golan Heights have been created. Colonel-General Sergei Rudskoi, the head of the Aerospace Forces of Russia said. Israel is illegally occupying the Golan Heights and have used this corridor as well as collaboration with the US embassy in Jordan, to smuggle weapons and supplies to Al Nusra/FSA/Al Qaeda.
He also recalled that the work of international observers in that region was suspended in 2012 due to security.
In addition, the Russian General Staff reported that Damascus with help from the Russian Air Force established control over the provinces of As-Suwayda, Daraa, Quneitra.
“During the operation the Syrian Armed Forces with the support of the Russian Aerospace Force completely destroyed ISIS and the al-Nusra gang formations and established control over the territory of the provinces of As-Suwayda, Daraa and Quneitra,” Rudskoi announced.
He said militants could choose to use the existing amnesty, return their weapons and return to normal life or take their families to Idlib province. However, most of the illegal militant formations preferred to remain in villages.
“Most of the ‘moderate’ opposition in Syria joined Damascus to fight against ISIS and the al-Nusra Front militants,”
With the complete liberation of south Syria, the Syrian Army are now concentrating their efforts against jihadist-held Idlib province and the adjacent areas of Latakia, Hama and Aleppo that are occupied by terrorist forces.
Rumors are circulating that Turkish-backed militants will take on Al-Qaeda affiliated groups like the Al-Nusra Front under a deal with Russia, while the Syrian Army will not be able to progress further then the city of Jisr al-Shugur that is mostly occupied and the main hub of the Turkistan Islamic Party, a terrorist organization consisting of the Uighur peoples of China’as western Xinjiang province. However, this rumor, although widely being circulated, is yet to be confirmed by the Syrian, Russian or Turkish military or government.
At the same time, FRN has come to learn and can confirm at this time that Chinese intelligence service, the MSS, has thoroughly penetrated the Turkistan Islamic Party through its humintel assets among the Uighur jihadis. This will allow China to solve some of its Islamist and Uighur separatist problems, by sending them to the meat-grinder which is the Syrian conflict. This mirrors Russia’s approach, where Chechen and Dagestani Salafists are allowed by the Russian GRU to engage in the Syrian conflict, where they can be legally and effectively extinguished, thereby depleting their numbers and force projection capacity ‘at home’.