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Pat Lang Describes Success in Syrian Army, SDF Cooperating To Restore Nation’s Sovereignty

Nov. 10, (EIRNS)—In Northeast Syria, where jihadi militants known as the Syrian National Army, backed by Turkey, have been responsible for much recent fighting and “ethnic cleansing” attempts, the Assad government’s Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has reportedly moved into a number of towns which those jihadis had initially occupied near the Turkish border. The official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on Nov. 7 reported the army’s move into four of these towns, some of which had apparently been retaken from the jihadis by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

Col. Pat Lang (ret.) published a report of this in his “Sic Semper Tyrannis” blog Nov. 8, under the headline “SAA/SDF Cooperation against Turks Is Working.” Included was the analytical comment:

“SAA troops are now operating in close cooperation with the SDF Kurdish and Arab forces for the purpose of resisting the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) of jihadis. The Turkish Army stands behind the SNA and has supported them with artillery fire and air attacks but has not itself advanced beyond urban areas right on the border. Evidently the blandishments of both the Russian and U.S. governments have kept them from trying to advance farther into Syria. This development indicates the possibility of further progress in re-uniting Syria politically.”

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