A more robust US presence in Syria could deter Iran, Russia and other threats and ensure stability, experts
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Jerusalem, Israel – The Biden administration’s Syria policy has largely been laser-focused on confronting the defeated. Islamic State terrorist movement, But some observers say that appears to be too little when considering the growing threat from both Iran and Russia, which could further destabilize the Islamic heartland.
“We’ve had three administrations that have not prioritized the stabilization of Syria. If you don’t pay attention to it, it will pay attention to you, like the major issues in the Middle East. Destabilization in Syria is about broader changes. expands,” said Brian Katulas, a senior fellow and vice president for policy at the Middle East Institute.
Katulas told Fox News Digital: “The instability in Syria broke the world in the last decade. Syria broke the rules of war because [President Bashar] Assad and Russia killed millions of civilians. The Syrian Civil War. He said that the waves of migration affected the politics of Europe and America.
He said that what happens in Syria does not stay there, but the US mandate is limited to degrading the power of the Islamic State. “Our presence in Syria is a Goldilocks presence, not too big, not too small, just right,” Katulas said.
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There are about 900 US troops in Syria, including the Green Berets.
For Sanam Mohammed, representative of the Syrian Democratic Council in the United States, the presence of American troops can advance American security interests.
The Syrian Democratic Council is the political wing of Syria. Syrian Democratic Forcesa coalition of Kurdish, Arab and Assyrian/Syrian forces, as well as some small Armenian, Turkmen and Chechen defense units.
“Terrorism is still a threat to the entire world, and the Islamic State and al-Qaeda are still present in northeastern and northwestern Syria,” Muhammad told Fox News Digital.
He cited three reasons why the US presence in Syria is needed.
“First, as long as these terrorist organizations exist, the threat to the United States and the entire world will remain. It is imperative to work with the Kurdish security forces to end terrorism in Syria.”
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Second, “If the U.S. withdraws, it will empower Iran, as it did Iraq.” He said that American deterrence prevents the regional intervention of Turkey and Iran.
Third, “for 11 years there has been no political solution” to end the high-intensity fighting. “We can go back before 2011, [when the civil war began]Without any change in the Syrian government. It will give the government the power to control Syria without making any changes for democracy,” Mohammed said.
He said that we need to democratize Syria. “The United States will help and support us with democracy. The United States will strengthen its position by negotiating with the Syrian government, empowering a democratic system based on gender equality and freedom of religion. This will make us a unique model.” There will be an opportunity to. The Middle East.”
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Brigadier General (retd) Ares de Maisel, who served 32 years in the Israel Defense Forces and is an expert on Syria, told Fox News Digital that the country is “important because of where it is, especially in Europe. Israel, Russia and Iran. Those who rule Syria say a lot about the Middle East.
Meisel noted that the Kurdish areas of northern Syria “are of interest to Israel because we see many common interests. We have good relations with the Kurds. They are a minority and we are a minority.”
Kurdish forces have launched operations over the past few weeks to root out Islamic State militants from the sprawling al-Hul refugee camp in northern Syria, home to 55,000 residents. The US military strongly supports the crackdown on ISIS in the camp.
“Most importantly, Syria is a land bridge between Iran and the Med, which is critical to any better future for the people of the Levant,” Maisel said.
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“Prolonged disruption of Iranian control over this critical line of communication is critical not only to Israel but to regional stability that affects European-NATO interests. A mission that requires US support – Iran’s Sufficient presence to deny freedom of movement (and ISIS resurrection).”
“There are two main points of entry into Syria: the Kurdish North (Euphrates Zone of Operations), an area mainly controlled by the Syrian Defense Forces, and the triangular area between the Kingdom of Jordan, Syria and Iraq,” he added. As such, the US Centcom al-Tanf Garrison.
“A major obstacle that blocks Iranian intentions to develop a supply line from Tehran through Iraq to Syria and Lebanon.”
Meanwhile, speaking at The Jerusalem Post Conference in New York on Monday, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz presented a map showing more than 10 facilities in the Masif region of northwestern Syria that Iran uses to build advanced missiles and other weapons for its proxies. He said that these installations are a significant threat to Israel and the region.
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Critics of the Iran nuclear deal are deeply concerned that the Iranian government will use sanctions relief funds to fund the Assad regime’s coffers and promote terrorism in Syria against U.S. troops.
On Wednesday, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas Greenfield announced that the United States had provided an additional $756 million in humanitarian aid to the people of Syria. The amount is in addition to the $800 million in humanitarian aid the administration announced in May.
A State Department spokesman declined to comment on the report and referred Fox News Digital to the Pentagon.