The Weekly paper of the New Communist Party of Britain
Week commencing 2nd December 2016

Syria prepares final push

by our Arab Affairs correspondent

SYRIAN forces, along with its Lebanese Hezbollah allies, are deploying around what’s left of the rebel-held enclave in Aleppo, following a big push that drove the terror gangs out of a huge chunk of rebel-held neighbourhoods in the city. Many believe this is in preparation for a final push to end the siege and restore full government control over Aleppo city.

The Syrian Arab Army liberated 16 districts in east Aleppo, populated by 90,000 residents, during a three-day operation this week. Over 18,000 civilians have now managed to escape from the terrorist-controlled zone of Aleppo to the safety of the Syrian and Kurdish militia lines.

While some fanatics have vowed to fight to the death to stop the Syrian army, others are taking up the government’s amnesty to save their skins. Over 800 rebel militiamen have laid down their arms and surrendered to the Syrian authorities this week.

The imperialists’ human rights gang focuses on the alleged atrocities of the Russian air-force in Syria but says nothing about Russia’s efforts to alleviate the suffering of the innocents in Syria.

Only this week Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the prompt dispatch of medical teams and mobile hospitals to Syria in order to provide medical care for the people of Aleppo and its surrounding areas. This includes a mobile hospital with 50 beds for inpatient treatment, which also will have a possibility of providing outpatient care to 200 people per day along with a medical special operations unit and a multi-functional hospital with 100 beds with a special children’s therapeutic department to the city, The daily admission rate of the hospital for walking patient medical care is 420 people.

Meanwhile the Arab League has denounced Turkey’s interference in the affairs of Syria and Iraq, stressing that the Turkish government’s support for terrorists has now backfired. Turkish President Recep Erdogan said on Tuesday that the Turkish Army and the so-called “Free Syrian Army” entered Syria to put an end to the rule of “the tyrant al-Assad”. But Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit accused Turkey of having allowed the deployment of thousands of Western Muslim youths to Syria to carry out terrorist acts.

The Turks originally moved into northern Syria in August claiming that they were there to drive out ISIS and the Kurdish militias that were operating along the northern Syrian border, while around 1,000 Turkish troops and armour have moved into northern Iraq to allegedly train anti-ISIS forces. Turkish attempts to replace the Syrian autonomous Kurdish region with a buffer-zone run by their troops and those of their puppet “Free Syrian Army” have been thwarted by the fierce resistance of the local Kurdish militia. And in October Turkey was forced to halt air support for its ground incursion after Syria vowed to shoot down Turkish Air Force planes in Syrian skies.

Damascus, SANA — The Foreign and Expatriates Ministry affirmed that the statements made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday, which showed the true goals of the Turkish aggression against Syria, with the Ministry affirming that Syria will not allow him to interfere in its affairs and that it will cut off the hand that tries to harm it.

An official source at the Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said: “It’s ironic that a tyrant like Erdogan would talk about democracy when he has transformed Turkey into one big prison for everyone who opposes his policy, something that was met by wide-scale criticism from the international community,” .

The source affirmed that Syria’s people, army, and leadership will not allow this arrogant tyrant to interfere in its affairs and that it will cut off the hand that tries to harm it, adding “while Syria is now fighting this tyrant’s pawns and proxies, tomorrow is another day”.