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Arab Analyst: Region Likely to Witness Bigger Incidents than Israeli Fighter Jet’s Crash

 Abdel Bari Atwan, the editor-in-chief of Rai al-Youm newspaper, stressed that drums of war are beaten in the region, and the Middle-East might soon come to witness events way beyond the Israeli fighter jet that was downed by the Syrian army in terms of size and importance.

Atwan referred to the future trilateral meeting between the Iranian, Russian and Turkish leaders, and described it as the start of resistance against the US forces and their allies in the region.

He also pointed to the US airstrikes against the Russian forces in Deir Ezzur, and said it is the first time that a number of Russian military forces have been killed in a direct US attack, which can be followed by Moscow’s retaliation.

“We don’t think that Russian President Vladimir Putin would allow the Afghanistan scenario be repeated in Syria since Moscow has spent billions of dollars to attain its achievements in Syria.”

“The region will witness major events in the next few days and weeks and the shooting down of the Israeli F16 fighter jet will be insignificant compared to them,” Atwan stressed.

The US-led coalition carried out several airstrikes on Syrian forces in Deir Ezzur province earlier this month.

The US military was claiming that so-called anti-ISIL coalition forces repelled a threatening Syrian Army-led attack consisting of five hundred troops – backed by artillery, tanks, multiple-launch rocket systems and mortars against positions of Arab and Kurdish militias at energy fields near the town of Khasham on the Eastern bank of the Euphrates River in Deir Ezzur province.

According to reports, more than 100 pro-government forces were killed in the airstrikes carried out by the US-led coalition in Syria’s Deir Ezzur.

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