As ISIS Nears Defeat in Syria, the American Mission Endures


The commander of the allied forces fighting in Syria is General Hassam. A short and studded man with pepper and salt hair. He points out to reporters the location of the enemy just a few grass thatched huts on the horizon. General Hassan is pretty sure that his men will at some point leave their bases to combat ISIS fighters. These Islamist group fighters are concentrated in the Northwestern part of Syria in a place known as Afrin. The armed forces of Turkey are waging a war against their friends from the Kurdish army in this geographical location.

The main reason for hostilities between these two groups is that the Turks believe that the Kurdish fighters are sponsors of global terrorism who have links with the dangerous Kurdish separatists who reign terror in Turkey. However, Washington has a difference of opinion with their Turkish NATO allies. The US government believes that the best group of fighters to combat ISIS in Syria are the Kurds. The Trump administration has made plans to support the Kurdish fighters long after the Islamist fighters have been neutralized.

General Hassan has also embarked on a mission to send some of his best soldiers to the South to neutralize attacks from pro-regime fighters loyal to President Bashar-al-Assad that comprise of Russian fighters working for private military contractors loyal to the Kremlin. On the 7th of February this year, America forces raided airstrikes on pro-government fighters killing over 100 of them. The aerial attack was a self –defense action against a non-provoked attack from the fighters who are loyal to the government.

Moscow is offering support to the Syrian government and is obliged to have their military operations coordinated to avoid a collision with the Syrian defense forces and Kurdish fighters who are backed by the American military. General Hassan has said that he made attempts to reach out to the Russian armed forces when more than 500 pro-government fighters amassed together with mortars, rocket launchers and heavy artillery in readying for an attack to the US-led coalition forces. However, at the time, the Russian denied that an attack was being planned against the Kurdish fighters and the Syrian Democratic forces (SDF).

They also maintained deniability of any knowledge of the attack even when the fighters were launching mortars and heavy artillery shells in a Kurdish military base where US military special operations advisors were present. The artillery and mortar shells fell only 500 meters away from the Kurdish base.


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