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Who is fighting against whom in Syria?

Syrian government troops are marching with Kurdish consent in Manbij: In the Syria war a fundamental turning points. The winner of President Bashar al-Assad. But there are also other actors. An Overview:

GOVERNMENT : Assad's supporters dominate almost the whole of the Western part of the country, from Aleppo in the North, through the centre of the capital Damascus to the city of Daraa in the South, where the uprising in the spring of 2011 had begun. Pro-government forces dominate the largest part of the remaining inhabitants and the main cities. While Assad is based not only on the regular armed forces, but also on allies. To do this, local militias, which are often commanded by war lords, as well as from the Iranian-backed by foreign Shia militias such as Hezbollah from Lebanon. The Russian armed forces in support of Assad with air attacks.

REBELS : One of their last remaining strongholds is the Region around the city of Idlib in Northwest Syria. One of the strongest armed groups in the organization Tahrir al-sham (HTS), which formerly belonged to the terrorist network al-Qaeda. In the field, more than a million people who have fled from other regions of the Assad troops lives. The humanitarian situation is difficult.

TURKEY : Together, with Sunni Syrian rebels dominate Turkish troops in an area North of Idlib, around the town of Afrin. The Turkish army was here invaded in the spring, and had expelled the Kurdish militia YPG. The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is now threatening a new Offensive against the Kurds further to the East in Northern Syria.

the KURDS : you have mastered large areas in the North and East of Syria, and have established a self-government. The Kurdish militia YPG is leading a coalition of local Arab groups. The so-called Syrian Democratic forces (SDF) to fight close to the border with Iraq, one of the last bastions of the terrorist militia Islamic state (IS). The Kurds also control the major Oil reserves of the civil war country. With a view to a possible attack of the Turks left the city Manbj you need to now the government troops.

United States : Washington has about 2000 man in the country, in support of the YPG and SDF, with training. As the main objective, they call the destruction of the IS-terrorist militia. The US is leading an international coalition air strikes on the extremists flies. The U.S. troops are to be withdrawn in the coming months from Syria, which would make the Kurdish militias for a Turkish attack vulnerable. You feel from the USA left in the lurch. In the West of Iraq, so close to the border with Syria, wants to build the U.S. military has two bases, if necessary, from there, in fighting against the IS.

Isil : The so-called Islamic state (IS) Sunni terror gangs has lost its former dominion almost completely. In the East, he controlled a small territory in the valley of the Euphrates river.. In the desert regions of Syria and Iraq, cells are active, the terrorist attacks. In addition, several Thousands of IS fighters in Kurdish prisons. Their fate is unclear. (anf/sda)

Created: 28.12.2018, 17:18 PM

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