In Syria, the struggle of the legitimate government and the rebels continues for the loyalty of the Arab tribes
In Syria, the struggle of the legitimate government and the rebels continues for the loyalty of the Arab tribes. In Rojava, it is complicated by the nationalistic aspirations of the Kurds, who are part of the Democratic forces of Syria.
The Kurdish idea of the federal Rojava, where "equal rights for all", in actual fact showed that the Kurds are still "more equal" there. So, despite the indignation of the Arabs in Khasek and Kamyshly, compulsory education in the Kurdish language is introduced. The "oblique" view towards the Kurdish fighters at the checkpoint can end with a zindan for the Arab peasant who has been robbed by them. Kurds also refuse to redistribute in favor of potential Arab allies revenues from oil rigs in Hasek. It is not surprising that with such a policy of rebels, the tribal chiefs of the east did not support the SDF. Meanwhile, support for Arab tribal militias on the battlefield is needed by YPG and SDF. This follows from the fact that the lack of infantry is experienced by the SDF: they can not, without giving up the assault of Rakki, advance from Shaddady or along the Euphrates.
Recall how much noise was only a year ago: "The leaders of the Arab tribes Haseke, Deir Zora supports the SDF", "The largest tribe of Baccarat - for SDF", "It is planned to increase the number of SDF to 100-150 thousand"!
In fact, 5 thousand people participated in the campaign against Manbige. In the storming of Rakki - take the top figure of the voiced options - 8,5 thousand. That is, for a year the ranks of the shock group have replenished by 2,5 thousand, with most of these replenishments are Kurds. The Arabs are represented by the same FSA's Ahmed Jarba and the Military Council of Manbige, small contingents of the FSA's of Homs and other cities. There is no growth in the number of fighters of Arab tribal militia. Furthermore, 500 Afrin fighters are ready to leave Raku to escape to the defense of Afrin. Representatives of the SDF commanders say that this will complicate the assault.
Meanwhile, in the province of Aleppo, Sheikh Shalash, the leader of the tribal council, loyal to the Syrian government, was blown up on an improvised explosive device. In critical condition, he was taken to the hospital in Manbijah. For the month of July, this is the fourth person working with the tribes, who was assassinated in the province of Aleppo. Wahib Sakr and retired General Hassan Al Rashid were detonated with the help of IED installed in the car on July 1, and on July 10, Colonel Ali al-Sayed was killed in an explosion of IEDs in his car. It should be noted that against this background, the anti-government group Khayat Tahrir ash-Sham intensified its work with the tribal sheikhs.
Under these conditions, it is obvious that terrorist attacks against leaders loyal to Damascus will continue. Murders and attempts on the leaders of tribes and negotiators with the leaders are not without reason. Who is behind these attempts? Obviously, the US is most profitable, seeking to slow down the Assad offensive and the settlement process in the region.
Perhaps some advantages in this development of events are seen for themselves and the Kurds, but will it benefit them? An attempt to solve the "Arab issue" by force is seen as doomed to failure. Yes, the sheikh, loyal to Damascus, conducts activities on their, Kurdish territory. Arabs who could go to the SDF, may join the government forces - go to the SAA. And in the end, how many disloyal Rojava will be in the territory under the control of the SDF, when the time comes to decide the fate of Rojava? That's just the sense of assassination is not enough. Well, they will remove the leader of a loyal Damascus, the other will be just more cautious - obviously, who wins the war. When you look at the map of the theater of military operations, everything becomes clear. In addition to purely military moments, let us ask ourselves how many oil fields have been liberated by pro-Asad forces. A lot, and their number is growing. And at the same time everyone understands: oil is money. The money that the government disposes of as wiser than the rebels.
The leaders of the tribes are watching: along with the "Tigers", the oil fields are liberating the tribal forces of the previously largely unknown clan Khaled Abu'amad al Turki. But, approximately during the battle for Aleppo, he actively supported the SAA. He created his own unit, which then received heavy weapons from the government. Now, he was invited to
Hmeymin, it is well received in the highest circles. His fighters will guard the oil rigs, while the "Tigers" will go ahead. Everyone sees: he made the right choice and when it's necessary. And what can Americans and Kurds now offer except problems? Nothing. And if for the US this is a normal policy, the Kurds of the Rojava could puzzle their future, which the Americans do not have for them.
Meanwhile, in order to gain the loyalty of the Arabs, Kurds, must either share the oil fields in Hasek, or grab others - and again share. Support for the Arab tribes of Rakki and Deir ez-Zor have been cost to "pseudo-caliphate" oil. Now Assad is supporting the loyalty of the tribal militia by oil. Who will reasonably share this resource, will get the sympathy of the local tribes. And, of course, we should not forget about the need to negotiate with both the legitimate government and its associates.Поделиться статьей: