BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 P.M.) – The U.S. Air Force dropped leaflets over the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions in southeast Homs this weekend, demanding they halt their operations near the Tanf border-crossing into Iraq’s Al-Anbar Governorate.

Despite the warning by the U.S. forces, a Syrian Arab Army officer told Al-Masdar News, Monday, that their units will continue operations against the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Islamic State (ISIL) militants until the entire Iraqi border with southeast Syria is sealed.

The officer also informed Al-Masdar that the Russian military is deeply embedded with the Syrian Arab Army and their allies in southeast Homs; they have given the green light to continue operations.

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While the U.S. attempts to strong-arm the Syrian military in favor of the rebels, the government forces greatly outnumber the latter in the region, making it difficult for the Free Syrian Army to maintain a large part of the Homs and Deir Ezzor governorates.

Moreover, the Free Syrian Army does not have the support of the Iraqi government or their powerful Popular Mobilization Units (Hashd Al-Sha’abi).

Without support from Baghdad, the Free Syrian Army will find it very difficult to fend off the Popular Mobilization Units and their allies that are embedded with the Syrian Armed Forces in southeast Homs.

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ziad welds

yanks sure have a lot of audacity telling others what to do in there own country

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I would send the US military a fine for ‘littering’ the pristine Syrian desert with unwanted propaganda 🙂

Assad must stay
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Assad must stay

PMU has reached the syran border and that is a fucking good new 🙂
PMU will extend the buffer zone to the south for 50 km ore more, and cross the border, with the ACK of syrian government 🙂

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US IS TRYING TO SCARE SAA BY DROPING LEAFLETS BUT THEY WILL NOT DARE TO STOP SAA AND RUSSIA ALLIES TO REACH BORDER . US THINK SYRIA IS THIERS BY FORCE BUT THEY FORGET THEY WILL BE PIN DOWN FROM BOTH SIDE FROM IRAQ AND SYRIA BORDER. IRAQI MPS AND GOVERMENT SHOULD SEND MESSAGE TO US LED COALATION THAT THEY SHOULD NOT USE IRAQI TERRRITORY FOR SYRIA ADVANTURE AGAINST SYRIAN GOVERMENT AND ARMY . OTHERWISE THEY WILL STOP PMU FORCE OR OTHER RESSISRTANCE GROUP TO ATTCK US LED COALTION IN IRAQ .

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Big mistake to pursue this until the near encirclement to the west is fully taken, until Maskanah and Uqarybat are taken. If you’re going to risk US intervention on a further scale, at the very least consolidate your position and free up as many troops as possible.

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Agree

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