Friday, 3 November 2017

Iran Cuts off US Supply Line in Syria

Iran Cuts off US Supply Line in Syria



Will the US consider the latest actions of Iran in Syria an act of war? after all Debka file has reported that Iran backed fighters have cut off US supply lines to its Kurdish fighters and of course US special forces embedded with Kurdish fighters in Syria.
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US TOP GENERAL ACCIDENTALLY DISCLOSED THAT THERE ARE 4,000 AMERICAN TROOPS IN SYRIA


US Top General Accidentally Disclosed That There Are 4,000 American Troops In Syria
US Army Major General James Jarrard
The commander of the US-led special operations task force responsible for defeating ISIS on October 30 said more than 4,000 US troops were in Syria, then quickly retracted the figure when it was pointed out the Pentagon officially insists only 503 troops are deployed on the ground there.
“We have approximately … I think it’s a little over 4,000 US troops in Syria right now” supporting efforts against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria,” US Army Major General James Jarrard told Pentagon reporters from Baghdad via satellite,  The Hill reported.
When asked to confirm the number, Jarrard quickly corrected himself: “I’m sorry, I misspoke there, there are approximately 500 troops in Syria.”
It’s fair to assume that there are more US soldiers stationed in Syria and Iraq than the Pentagon officially admits. Due to troop caps set by the Obama administration, the public troop count is kept artificially lower by moving forces around in the region and using specific personnel accounting methods.
In April of 2017, the US President Donald Trump claimed that the US is “not going into Syria”, although the US had already had a military presence in the country since early 2016 to train and advise Kurdish and Arab rebel forces fighting ISIS in northern and eastern Syria.
Back in March, the US stepped up its deployment of troops to Syria to 900 soldiers and Marines, with a temporal authority to exceed the formal troop cap of 503, planning to deploy up to 1,000 more troops into northern Syria.

Key Kurdish-held border crossing falls to Iranian control, cuts US army land supply line to Syria

The Iraqi army and Shiite Hashd Shaabi Brigades militias under Iranian Revolutionary Guards command seized the strategically important northern Iraqi-Syrian border crossing of Faysh Khabur on Saturday, Oct. 28, forcing the Kurdish Peshmerga into another retreat after this month’s fall of oil-rich Kirkuk.
The joint Iraqi-Iranian operation was conducted surreptitiously, masked as an Iraqi military operation “to liberate al Qaim from ISIS” – with which Iraqi Prime Minister Haydar al-Abadi laid a red herring.

This operation, choreographed by Guards General Qassem Soleimani, wrapped up his scheme to round off Iran’s control of the northern sector of that border, in order to achieve four strategic objectives:

  1. To cut off the overland corridor between Iraqi Kurdistan and the three Syrian enclaves ruled by the YPG militia. The Syrian militia is now barred from coming to the aid of its Iraqi brothers, the peshmerga.
    2. To shut the only open door remaining to Kurdish residents wishing to travel outside Iraqi Kurdistan. The Iraqi government has cut all its air links by seizing the international airports of Irbil and Suliemeniyeh and threatening to shoot down any planes using them. The siege of semiautonomous Iraqi Kurdistan is therefore complete.
  2. Faysh Khabur was also the only land crossing the American army had the use of used for moving supplies to US forces stationed in northern Syria. The US army is now left only with air transit.
  3. Iran’s overland bridge to Syria via Iraq is now complete unimpeded by either the US or Israel.
Many people in the Middle East are asking again where were the US Trump administration and its pledges not to let Iran build a land bridge through Iraq to Syria. And where were Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and their tough rhetoric vowing not to allow Iran to deepen its military grip on Syria? While they made speeches and tweeted, Tehran with swift cunning ran off with high-value strategic and military assets.

Many people in the Middle East are asking again where were the US Trump administration and its pledges not to let Iran build a land bridge through Iraq to Syria. And where were Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and their tough rhetoric vowing not to allow Iran to deepen its military grip on Syria? While they made speeches and tweeted, Tehran with swift cunning ran off with high-value strategic and military assets.

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