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2022-08-09
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Syrian opposition forces say "decisive battle in Damascus" or unveil the curtain of civil war

Syrian government forces recaptured control of the suburbs of Damascus (picture source: Oriental IC)

on July 19, Syrian government forces and opposition forces launched fierce exchanges of fire in areas such as Gabon near the capital on the same day, and a large number of people were injured and killed in the conflict

the report quoted an unnamed military source as saying that the government army fought with militants in the Gabon area near Damascus that day, a large number of militants were killed in the exchange of fire with the government army, and the bodies of some unidentified foreign armed personnel were burned by opposition militants

Syrian human rights organizations reported on the same day that government tanks attacked the opposition armed forces hiding in Gabon, and four government soldiers were killed in the fierce battle. The organization said that 110 people were killed in the violent conflict throughout Syria that day, but Syrian officials have not released information about casualties

On July 20, Muslims around the world ushered in Ramadan. However, this year's Ramadan is doomed to be not peaceful for Muslims in Syria, and some people even have to avoid the flames of war. Syrian opposition forces have announced that they will "fight a decisive battle in Damascus", and the government forces have also issued a 48 hour ultimatum, vowing to drive the rebels out of Damascus. The all-out war seems to be accelerating towards Damascus

the war is approaching the presidential palace

on the 20th, a Chinese person trapped in the four seasons hotel in Damascus said in an interview with China Youth Daily that the war in Damascus has lasted for the sixth day and is becoming increasingly fierce, and may have approached the presidential palace

since the 15th of this month, the armed opposition has launched the so-called "decisive battle in Damascus". Since then, armed men have gradually sneaked into Damascus and waged fierce battles with government forces in the southwest and northeast of Damascus. On the 19th, fierce fighting between the two sides has spread from the southern suburbs of Damascus to many residential areas in the old city, and some conflicts have even approached the presidential palace. Government troops sent tanks, artillery and helicopter gunships to fight back, while the opposition claimed that fighting also broke out near the parliament building

on the 18th, Syrian opposition forces launched a suicide bomb attack on the Syrian defense and security headquarters, killing 3million and 1.5 million sets of Syrian national defense annual production capacity, respectively. The ministers, deputy ministers and the director of the crisis response office of the national security agency injured many senior officials such as the Minister of the interior. The suicide attack on the Syrian defense and security headquarters in the heart of Damascus not only shook the Bashar government, but also plunged the whole city of Damascus into panic

some Western observers believe that the attack on the 18th is likely to be a part of the opposition's "decisive battle against Damascus". The bomb that launched the attack on the same day is believed to have been placed in advance by armed personnel in the national defense and security headquarters on the 17th. Finally, a bodyguard in Bashar carried out the suicide attack

although diplomats who pay attention to the dynamics of Syria believe that "the incident that occurred on the 18th did not kill Bashar. 2. After exiting the computer software interface", this suicide attack has caused two major blows to the Bashar regime: first, the rebels have the ability to attack the core institutions in Damascus; Second, Bashar and his cronies may have been "instigated" and infiltrated by the opposition

atan, a member of Syria's "National Committee", warned in an interview with this newspaper on the 20th: "in addition to our ability to destroy the core layers of Bashar, such as the killing and wounding of the defense minister, deputy minister, interior minister and others, many senior military officials in important positions are also willing to cooperate with us." Atan also announced that "a decisive battle will be launched with the government forces in Damascus."

in fact, in recent days, the speed of the "decisive battle" of the opposition forces has also changed the psychology of many Damascus people. Many people began to think about how long the Bashar regime can last

On the 19th, in the town of artar, which is close to Damascus, the rebels captured the headquarters and intelligence building of the ruling Baath party after several hours of fierce fighting with government forces; In the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, Kurdish militants occupied the city of kubani after a short exchange of fire with the Syrian army

the Syrian army issued an "ultimatum" to prepare for the worst.

in the face of the "continuous victory" of the opposition forces, the Bashar government and Syrian government forces did not yield

On the 19th, Bashar appeared on national television. On the screen, Bashar, dressed in a dark blue suit, calmly talked with the new defense minister ferraj. On the same day, the Syrian military also issued an ultimatum through state television, saying: "the rebels must withdraw from Damascus within 48 hours, or they will face the end of being completely eliminated!"

a source in Damascus told this newspaper that the elite Syrian troops who returned from the Golan Heights for the first time, including the special forces that have been used to guard against Israeli sneak attacks for many years, have been deployed in Damascus. At the same time, government helicopter gunships and heavy artillery also launched a series of counterattacks against some suburbs of Damascus controlled by the rebels

however, the Syrian government has also made a "worst-case plan", that is, once Damascus is defeated, government troops and security forces will go to the birthplace of Alawite and the Latakia mountains for "guerrilla resistance"

Syrian Navy captain muhsan is an Alawite. He once said very definitely in an interview with the media that President Bashar had made the "worst arrangement" long ago and began to transfer weapons and equipment and the most loyal officers and soldiers to the Latakia mountains at the beginning of this year

Paul Salem, director of the "Carnegie Middle East Center" in Beirut, also said that once the situation gets out of control, Bashar and his important advisers and forces loyal to Bashar are likely to eventually abandon Damascus and retreat to the traditional arawi mountains, including the Mediterranean coast and the northwest of Syria, and then cut an enclave to Iraq or Iran in exchange for the latter's "strong support" for the arawi resistance

Salem analyzed: "Latakia and Tartus are the world of alawites. They will establish a pure Alawite area, and the Bashar family has prepared for this' just in case 'for 40 years."

unlike Saddam and Gaddafi who fled to their hometown and still failed to escape the fate of rapid destruction, nearly 3million Syrian alawites knew that they had no better choice than to support the Bashar family resistance, because once the new Sunni government was established, they would be "retaliated"

the Syrian crisis has lasted for 16 months, and the tension has been escalating; On the 18th, the Syrian defense and security headquarters was attacked by a suicide bombing, in which the Syrian defense minister and deputy minister were killed. The Security Council voted on the draft resolution on Syria submitted by Britain and other countries on the 19th. China and Russia voted against the draft resolution, which could shorten the time of molding each component, and the draft resolution was not adopted

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