BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – Over 400 Russian soldiers have been deployed to the Dara’a and Al-Quneitra governorates in southern Syria, Monday, to begin their policing effort in southern Syria, a military source told Al-Masdar this afternoon.

The Russian soldiers will be tasked with maintaining the ceasefire between the Syrian Armed Forces and rebels in the Dara’a and Al-Quneitra governorates.

This ceasefire in southern Syria will be monitored by the Russians, Americans, and Jordanians; however, it is not entirely clear how the latter two will be involved in the process.

With the ongoing ceasefire in southern Syria, both the Syrian military and rebel forces should be able to carry out offensives to expel the remaining Islamic State (ISIL) and Al-Qaeda militants from the area.

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2017-07-31 16:29

Seems worrying at times. Russia and America being drawn into this quagmire. And then you have Russian and China supporting North Korea – and Trump possibly painting himself into a corner of North Korea’s missile tests. And then there’s the South China Sea issue and the Ukraine. Feels like the 1930’s again.