Russian entry aviation in the fighting has changed the balance of power in Syria. Saudi Arabia and Turkey previously announced their intentions to actually get involved in a war against the current authorities in Damascus. Thus, the words of the Qatar Foreign Minister about the readiness together with the allies to begin the intervention in Syria should be taken seriously. Some media outlets are already worried that the statement opens the possibility of unleashing a third world war.
In mid-October, during talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia’s defense minister, Muhammad ibn Salman, the Saudi side warned of the “dangerous consequences” of Moscow’s military intervention in the Syrian conflict on Assad’s side. For now these are just words. But the intentions of the countries supporting the opposition against the official government are already supported by real actions. For example, Qatar has more than once been accused of sponsoring and fully supporting Islamist terrorist organizations banned in Russia, such as Al Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood, the Taliban, the Islamic State (IG) and Jabat al "Nusra." It is their militants who are now bombing Russian aviation.
The situation in Syria is connected with the geopolitical interests of various countries in the Middle East. The successes of the government troops, whose actions are supported by Russian aviation, show that Russia is already effectively defending its interests there.
The Suriya Al-En information portal reported that Syrian troops liberated five settlements on Thursday in the southwestern suburbs of Aleppo, the country's economic capital (355 km north of Damascus). In the course of the operation, the leader of the terrorist group “Imarat Kavkaz” banned in Russia, consisting of mercenaries, was destroyed. “Militants in a panic retreat, their defensive lines broken. The troops regain control over areas adjacent to the strategic highway Damascus-Aleppo, ”the Syrian pro-government media reported.
The Russian Spring website published yesterday a report by one of the commanders of the Syrian National Militia Forces (FNA). He notes that the Syrian army is operating near Aleppo with the support of Russian combat aircraft in cooperation with the Hezbollah units and resistance forces in Iraq. They "began the most active mass military operations in the south-western part of Aleppo, along with new army operations in the city of Hama and the province of Lattakia." The Syrian field commander says that “the goal of the operations is to clear these regions of terrorists ... If these operations are successful, the communications connecting the terrorist groups in the provinces of Aleppo, Lattakia and Idlib will be cut off, and the supply of funds to the militants across the Turkish border will be completely interrupted” - sure the commander. According to him, if the stripping operations in the south-western part of Aleppo, in North Hama and Idlib succeed, the main route connecting central Syria (Damascus province) with the northern regions of the country will become safe. Accordingly, the dispatch of equipment and the transfer of troops will be accelerated, and the terrorists in Eastern and Western Syria will be completely blocked.
This plan will be implemented if the troops of Saudi Arabia, the United States and Turkey do not begin to more actively support part of the groups fighting against the troops of Assad. This is quite likely, and in this case it is not a fact that Asad will quickly win the final victory. Although Latakia, where Russian military facilities are stationed, government troops, apparently, will soon be completely cleared of militants.
“For Russia, it is now very important through diplomatic channels to try to convince the countries supporting the IS and other terrorist groups not to do this. Therefore, it is necessary to support any initiatives to discuss problems related to the Syrian crisis. These problems, for example, will be discussed today in Vienna by representatives of the foreign affairs agencies of Russia, America, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. But one can hardly fully expect success here, ”said military expert Lieutenant-General Yuri Netkachev. He is confident that there will be no third world war yet. “Saudi Arabia and Turkey will not decide on direct intervention in Syria,” the expert believes. - Although, apparently, they will continue to support opposition groups weapons and financially. "