Damascus warns Europeans of the consequences of increasing their military presence in Syria

UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — The Damascus government issued the first official comment on reports of the intention of some European countries to send additional troops to northeastern Syria, replacing the US forces there.

Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al-Miqdad warned the Western countries of the consequences of the move, saying: “I assure those who are now considering sending new troops to Syria … they are wrong on the one hand, They sacrifice their forces and send them without any justification, in order to prevent the cessation of bloodshed on Syrian territory.”

The Syrian diplomat wondered what would benefit these countries from sending their troops “only subject to the US administration and subject to the wishes of Israel,” urging them “not to continue to destroy Syria and to save the lives of soldiers and military.”

Meqdad also claimed that “some Arab parties” were responsible for “sending their delegates” to Syrian territory, including those controlled by the predominantly Kurdish and Western-backed “Syrian Democratic Forces”.

Western media have reported in recent days that Britain and France have agreed to send additional troops to north-east Syria to fill the vacuum caused by the United States to reduce its military presence there, while Germany has rejected the US request.


This article is written and prepared by our foreign editors writing for VOP from different countries around the world – edited and published by VOP staff in our newsroom.

Our Standards, Terms of Use: Standard Terms And Conditions.

Contact us: voiceofpeopletoday@gmail.com

VOP Today News — Breaking news source, real-time coverage of the world’s events, life, politics, business, finance, economy, markets, war and conflict zones.

Stay connected with VOP Today News on Twitter – VOP Today News on Facebook, also with our online services http://j.mp/2hDUK4x and never lost the breaking news stories happening around the world.

Support The VOP from as little as $1 – it only takes a minute. Thank you.

We are the Voice of People — the only funding and support we get from people – we are categorically not funded by any political party, any government somewhere or from any grouping that supports certain interests – the only support that makes VOP possible came from you.