MAY 2017 ZionsCRY News May 15, 2017 14:27:06 GMT
Post by Shep on May 15, 2017 14:27:06 GMT
USA, UK, Jordan forces enter Syria
May 15, 2017 - USA, British and Jordan armored troops moved into southern Syria May 14 to counter Syria-Iran. They crossed from northern Jordan and took up positions to control the main road between Palmyra and Baghdad. Some of their moves were coordinated with Israel.
This push is aimed at countering hundreds of Syria-Hellzballah troops. Sabaa Biyar lies west of the Syrian-Iraq border, north of the Syria-Jordan border and east of Damascus. Its important to Tehran, Damascus and Hizballah.
Damascus and Tehran acted to pre-empt the US-Jordanian-Israeli military operations along the Israeli and Jordanian borders with Syria, lest they lead to the carving out of US-controlled security zones in southern Syria. This messes with the Russian plan too.
The Israeli Defense Forces launched a large-scale military exercise in the Galilee and Golan near Syria and Lebanon borders on May 14th.
Syria safe zones
May 15, 2017 - US President Donald Trump hosted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the White House May 10th, where they discussed a wide range of issues with Syria safe zones topping the agenda. Russian FM Lavrov emphasized these safe zones should eventually spread across Syria. When the safe-zones were approved in Astana, Russia and other delegations endorsed it.
Trump visits Saudi Arabia and Israel from May 22 to May 24