BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:45 A.M.) – The war in Syria is nearly over, but some terrorist pockets still remain inside the country, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Middle East and North Africa Bureau Director Amin Awad told Sputnik.

“There are some active skirmishes and some nasty groups still inside the country and we have to be very careful,” Awad said on Thursday.

“There are still many pockets of ISIS [Daesh] in Syria, so security wise that’s what we mean by hard to reach areas.”

Awad explained that the terminology concerning the situation in Syria has to change, given that the war has effectively ended, but noted that the hard to reach areas remain numerous.

“There are places in the northwest, near Idlib, there are places in the northeast, there are places around Der ez Zor,” Awad added.

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The only reason there are still terrorist pockets in Syria is because of the US/ Turkish presence in the country. Without their intrusive meddling and deliberate prolonging of the conflict, the SAA would have cleaned up months ago. The war in Syria is far from over while these 2 non-entities maintain a presence, and i suggest Awad is wrong in his assessment of the situation. Unless of course, he is implying that Syria will no longer control the Idlib areas and those east of the Euphrates and small pockets of ISIS held Deir-Ezzor when the hostilities are over, according to… Read more »


That’s a little optimistic. The war in Syria may well last for decades yet.