US Forces Block Syrian Army Advance To Raqqa

Has the balkanization of Syria begun?

It looks like US forces are blocking the advance of the Syrian army in preparation for the partition of Syria.

The likelihood of Raqqa being returned to Syria is looking slim as a US backed operation close to the city plans to “block any advance by Syrian government forces from the west”.

Has the balkanization of Syria begun?

Russia Insider reports:

Foreign armies and their proxies are sharpening their carving knives.

U.S. Special Forces and Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters have just captured a “strategic air base” from Islamic State in northern Syria; in doing so, they have also “blocked” the advance of the Syrian Army as it approaches Raqqa from the west:

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on Sunday that they captured the Tabqa air base, 45km west of Raqqa, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group’s de facto capital in Syria.

Earlier this week, US forces airlifted SDF fighters behind ISIL lines to allow them to launch the Tabqa assault, and on Friday the alliance reached one of the dam’s entrances.

SDF forces were within 10km of Raqqa from the north, and aimed to effectively surround the city before launching an assault.

But as RFE/RL quietly notes:

Besides recapturing the dam, SDF said the U.S.-backed operation also aimed to block any advance by Syrian government forces from the west.

The landing forces airdropped into Syria seized four small villages in the area west of Tabqa and cut a main highway that links the provinces of Raqqa, Deir al-Zor, and Aleppo, Scrocca said.

The SDF cut the last main road out of Raqqa earlier this month, narrowing in on the city from the north, east, and west.

The only way in or out of Raqqa now is over the Euphrates River that borders the city to the south.

Incredible, isn’t it? A foreign army that is illegally operating in a sovereign nation can just march in and cut off the legitimate army of said sovereign nation from liberating its own city from terrorists.

What a world — and so much for international law.

It will be interesting to see Moscow’s reaction. Was this always part of the “deal” in Syria? Or is Washington hoping that Syria, Iran and Russia will accept Raqqa’s U.S.-ordained fate?

Stay tuned.

  • Amaris

    it seems that the US is the judge, jury and executioner in Syria and elsewhere. I would like to know who gave them this power? There is no such thing as international LAW when it comes to America, and it is absolutely disgusting! ….or maybe they are in the fight for Israel, who run the show?

    • Glorious_Cause

      Wonder what international law says about indiscriminate bombings that kill 100,000 people in Aleppo and the use of chemical weapons – both carried out by Assad

      • Amaris

        actually that info is incorrect, you must have been watching the BBC documentary which was staged and fake, or other MSM like CNN. Check out info by people on the ground, who know what is happening in Syria, like Vanessa Bealy: Why Everything You Hear About Aleppo Is Wrong https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8mA0h7dCKI
        Eva Bartlet or even Tulsi Gabbart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Nn4Sh44ZqQ . Why would Assad want to kill his own people? Where did you actually get that figure of 100,000 killed? looks like a nice round number, which is fake.
        The US wants to balkanize Syria. Why is the US forces even in Syria helping ISIS? Because they helped create ISIS in the first place.!!! This is called a proxy war.

  • Glorious_Cause

    Excellent news. Assad and Putin are mass murderers and they have no future in Syria. The SDF is the future.

  • fuckoffamerica

    That’s why the whole world hates america … keep sticking their nose up other countries ass’.. ffs america…. FUCK OFF

  • fuckoffamerica

    Glorious cause. (( comment below)).. … you have been chastised…now shut the fuck up dickhead american …. wtf is wrong with these americans..they just cant be told… shut the fuck up Glorious cause you dickhead… .. what a stupid name…