Northern Homs operations room: Syrian government and Russia threaten “psychological war"

تحرير سعيد غزّول | ترجمة رند رسلان | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 15 فبراير، 2018 10:26:07 ص خبر عسكريسياسي الجيش السوري الحر

Homs - SMART

On Thursday, the operations room of the Northern Homs countryside said that the Syrian government and its ally Russia threaten to launch a military operation in besieged Northern Homs, calling it a “psychological war.”

The head of the operations room, Lt. Col. Talal Mansour, told SMART that “the rumors and news transmitted by pro-Syrian government websites upon the intention of a “military action” in the Northern Homs countryside is a “psychological war” used by the Syrian government to gain media attention and to boost the morale of its forces and collapsed militias.”

On Wednesday, the Negotiation Committee of the Northern Homs countryside said that the Russian Defense Ministry threatened them with a “war” if they refuse to attend the Ministry's meeting in the city of Homs.  The Ministry apparently threatened to end the eased-escalation agreement in the region on Thursday.

He added that the eased-escalation agreement is still valid and will not end until May 4th, despite Syrian government websites saying that it will end this Thursday. He pointed out that the opposition factions in the Northern Homs countryside are ready to respond to any aggression.

Mansour continued saying that the opposition factions are constantly working to fortify their positions, and they have the ability to attack, not only defend, and to repel the loyalist forces if necessary. The Northern Homs countryside is able to withstand long periods under siege.

It is expected that the High Negotiations Committee will hold a press conference today, in the city of Rastan, 20 km north of the city of Homs, to clarify some points concerning the pressure of the Russian delegation on the High Negotiations Committee to sit down with the Syrian government. The Comittee stipulated that the Russians should sign any agreement in advance, before they sit down with an official of the Syrian government, which has the role of ratifying the agreement.

On Jan. 15, the Negotiations Committee of the Northern Homs countryside and the Southern Hama countryside held a meeting with a Russian delegation at the Dar al-Kabira crossing in Northern Homs, to confirm the continuation of the eased-escalation agreement, after Russia informed them on Jan 9th that the truce will ends on Feb. 15. Russia demands a "neutral meeting", because the loyalist forces plan to settle the situation in the region using force.

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تحرير سعيد غزّول | ترجمة رند رسلان | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 15 فبراير، 2018 10:26:07 ص خبر عسكريسياسي الجيش السوري الحر
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