Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Zero Hedge — China To Deploy Elite Troops To Syria To Fight Alongside Assad's Army

Update: This news seems to have been incorrect. The Syrian government has denied it. 
Joaquin Flores explains here, China to fight ISIS in Syria? No, and here's why FRN didn't run that story
According to multiple reports in Middle East regional sources, China plans to send elite military units to Syria to advise and assist the Syrian Army in an attempt to root out the country's terrorist insurgency, especially Chinese Islamist foreign fighters who have shown up in increasing numbers in Syria's north since the start of the conflict.
If confirmed this won't be the first time China - one of the five veto-wielding powers of the UN Security Council - has sent assistance to the Assad government: according to previous reporting by Middle East Eye, China began quietly sending soldiers in an advisory capacity into Syria earlier this year to assist government forces in weapons systems, intelligence collection, logistics, and medicine. But this certainly marks a dramatic and more public escalation in terms of Chinese operations in the region as Beijing will reportedly send special forces to work closely with government troops, and likely in coordination with the Russians as well....
Zero Hedge
China To Deploy Elite Troops To Syria To Fight Alongside Assad's Army
Tyler Durden

See also
In the Middle East and beyond, we are witnessing a series of high-level political meetings between dozens of nations involved directly or indirectly in the Syrian situation. It is crucial to understand all this in order to understand the direction in which the region is going and what the new regional order is.
The Strategic Culture Foundation
The End of the Syrian War Is the Beginning of a New Middle Eastern Order
Federico Pieraccini

6 comments:

Matt Franko said...

Everybody in the pool!!!!

Tom Hickey said...

There are many stakeholders in the ME, and China is one of them.

Noah Way said...

And thus the sun begins to set on American Empire.

The funny thing is that Trump will be blamed despite nearly a century of neocon/neoliberal malfeasance.

Kaivey said...

You're right, Noah.

Ralph Musgrave said...

I'm still confused as to which side the US is on. Far as I can see they're with Assad on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and with ISIS on other days of the week. But I could easily be wrong...(-:

Matt Franko said...

Syrians too stupid to operate the Chinese weapon systems....

Ralph, US is against Assad/Hezbollah....