Who are behind the unrest in Syria?
Syria has been the scene of unrest since March 2011. Because the presence of armed groups who are supported, financed and armed by Washington, Tel Aviv, Ankara, London, Paris, Berlin and certain Arab regimes.
The US has not objected to its allies aiding rebel groups, and is rather facilitating the arms flow on the Turkey-Syria border, according to a Washington Post report in May.
The CIA’s ability to operate inside Syria was hampered severely by the decision to close the US embassy in Damascus earlier this year, officials said.
The US administration is exploring ways to expand non-lethal support to Syrian opposition groups, officials told the Washington Post.
Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri has said that the United States and its allies are not able to change the political system in Syria.
“The enemy is not able to change the political system in Syria, and the people of this country and the friends (of Syria) will not allow (the implementation of) such a plan,” Jazayeri said on Tuesday.
“A large bloc of the elements of the Great Satan and the subservient countries which are under the control of the United States and the global Zionism launched a full-scale war against the Syrian government and people,” he said, adding, “(But) the plot of the United States, Europe, the reactionary Arabs, and other allies of this evil bloc faced a heavy and historic defeat through the strong presence of the Syrian people, government, and armed forces (on the scene), in a way that they currently are not able to do anything except carry out terrorist actions and bombing and mount a propagandistic media campaign.”
“None of the friends of Syria and the resistance front have entered the scene yet, and if it happens, severe blows will be dealt to the enemy’s front,” he added.
Northern Lebanon is the hub of support for anti Syrian Lebanese groups like Al-Mustaqbal which is led by former premier Saad Hariri. It also witnessed protests demanding the release of Chadi Mowlawi, a member of Al-Qaeda who was convicted of smuggling weapons to the Syrian opposition. Mowlawi was later released upon a decision by Lebanese premier Najib Miqati.
On June 22, Syria said its air defense forces shot down a Turkish F-4 Phantom in the Syrian airspace “according to the laws that govern such situations.” The aircraft crashed into the Mediterranean Sea.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told TRT television on June 24, “According to our conclusions, our plane was shot down in international airspace, 13 nautical miles from Syria.”
However, Syrian Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi said in a press conference in Damascus a day later that the Turkish warplane “violated Syrian airspace, and in turn Syrian air defenses fired back and the plane crashed inside Syrian territorial waters.”
On the same day that Ankara had deployed a “large number of military vehicles to the Syrian border,” including “15 armored tanks, in addition to long-distance guns and other military vehicles.”
Turkish state media also reported on June 28 that Ankara had sent a convoy of about 30 military vehicles, including trucks loaded with missile batteries, to the Syrian border.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told to some Turkish media in early July that Turkey“has supplied all logistic support to the terrorists who have killed our people.”
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad also mentioned that Turkish People do not think like the Turkish Government, so Syria and Turkish People are brothers and do not have any problems.