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When this shit is going to end? Don't you think the international community are not doing enough to end this crisis. Jordan economy is also getting affected by that. I mean more than 1 million refugees for what now four years. What is the reason in your point of view that is preventing the Arab countries, US and EU from talking a collective decision against Assad.
 

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When this shit is going to end? Don't you think the international community are not doing enough to end this crisis. Jordan economy is also getting affected by that. I mean more than 1 million refugees for what now four years. What is the reason in your point of view that is preventing the Arab countries, US and EU from talking a collective decision against Assad.
It's too complicated, but watching this video will surly help you to understand some key points:

Interview With Jordan's King Abdullah II | World Defense
 

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Staffan de Mistura, the UN envoy for Syria, has met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus, pushing for the implementation of a UN plan including local truces.

A statement from Assad's office following Monday's meeting said the president was ready to study a proposal to "freeze" fighting in the northern city of Aleppo.

"President Assad has been informed by de Mistura of the main points of his initiative," said the statement.

"[Assad] said it was worthy of study and that work on it is needed ... in order to re-establish security in Aleppo."

It is de Mistura's second visit to Syria since he was appointed to his position in July.

On October 30, the Italian-Swedish envoy put forward an "action plan" for Syria that proposed to "freeze" fighting in local areas to allow for aid deliveries, and to lay the groundwork for peace talks.

'Importance of Aleppo'

According to the Syrian presidency's Facebook page, Assad emphasised "the importance of Aleppo," which rebels and the army have been fighting over since July 2012.

Unfortunately many local truces achieved thus far have more closely resembled surrender arrangements, as opposed to genuine, sustainable ceasefire arrangements.

Jen Psaki, US State Department spokeswoman

A UN statement said de Mistura "takes note of the expressed intent of the Syrian authorities to work with the United Nations to identify common ground for implementing his proposal on incremental 'freezes', starting with the city of Aleppo".

The city is split into rebel- and army-held areas and the envoy had previously said Aleppo would be a "good candidate" to become a "freeze" zone.

Since December 2013, regime warplanes have carried out near daily air raids targeting rebel-held districts of what was once Syria's economic capital, reportedly killing mostly civilians and defying a UN Security Council ban on such strikes.

The UN said the proposed "freezes" are intended to allow for return to some normalcy for civilians caught in the conflict, and, along with diplomatic efforts, pave the way for a national all-inclusive political process.

The US cast doubt on reports that Assad was ready to implement the UN plan, saying the regime had a poor record sticking to truces.

"We certainly support ceasefires that would provide genuine relief to Syrian civilians and are consistent with humanitarian principles," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.

But she added that "unfortunately many local truces achieved thus far have more closely resembled surrender arrangements, as opposed to genuine, sustainable ceasefire arrangements".

After meetings with Syrian officials in Damascus, de Mistura travelled to the city of Homs. Pro-regime daily Al-Watan reported that he was going to meet opposition groups and UN personnel stationed in the al-Waer neighbourhood.

During his three-day visit, de Mistura was also scheduled to meet opposition figures tolerated by the government to present his new initiative on halting fighting in specific areas across the country
 

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The ceasefire would allow crucial humanitarian aid to be delivered to the city's beleagured residents as the UN tries to end the country's devastating civil war.

But the call is being viewed with scepticism by rebel groups who fear it will allow President Bashar al-Assad's forces to be deployed elsewhere.
 

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Syria: Mapping the conflict
Territorial control in Syria has changed many times since the country's uprising began more than three years ago and the current conflict is characterised by fluctuating frontlines.

In particular, over the last few months, fighters from Islamic State (IS) - the extremist group that grew out of al-Qaeda in Iraq - have been battling regime forces in new areas, clashing with other armed groups close to Damascus as well as invading Kurdish regions.







According to the Syria Needs Analysis Project (Snap), IS jihadists are now in full control of the eastern region of Raqqa and hold significant swathes of territory in Aleppo to the north and Hassakeh and Deir al-Zour in the east.

Other armed opposition groups have gained substantial ground in Idlib and Hama to the north and to a lesser extent, Deraa and Quneitra in the south, Snap analysis suggests.

Meanwhile, the US-led coalition is continuing to carry out air strikes, begun in September, on areas controlled by IS (formerly known as Isis). The US, with Bahrain, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, have carried out more than 200 attacks on IS in Syria since 23 September.

Oil resources
The first week of US-led military operations targeted oil fields and military bases controlled by IS. The oil refineries were believed to be producing "between 300-500 barrels of refined petroleum per day", generating as much as $2m (£1.2m) per day for the militants, a key source of revenue.


Conflict history
The conflict has its roots in protests that erupted in Deraa city in March 2011 after the arrest and torture of some teenagers who painted revolutionary slogans on a school wall.

Opposition supporters - angered by the regime's use of lethal force to crush pro-democracy demonstrations - first began to take up arms to defend themselves and later to expel security forces from their local areas.

As the country descended into civil war, armed rebel brigades battled government forces for control of cities, towns and swathes of countryside.


During 2012, rebel forces enjoyed a series of tactical successes, taking control of several outlying suburbs and towns around Damascus, and ousting troops from large parts of the second city of Aleppo.

However, the advances were not decisive. By the start of 2013, the government began to recapture opposition strongholds around the capital, while there was stalemate in Aleppo, with the city divided into rebel and loyalist-controlled sectors.

Then, in June 2013, government troops backed by fighters from the Lebanese Shia Islamist movement, Hezbollah, recaptured a number of rebel strongholds.

Rebel forces have also been affected by deep divisions among groups. Secular moderates are outnumbered by Islamists and jihadists linked to al-Qaeda, whose brutal tactics have caused widespread concern and triggered rebel infighting.

Humanitarian crisis
The escalating violence and recent IS advances have had a significant humanitarian impact on Syria and its neighbours.

Syria is now the world's biggest internal displacement crisis, with an estimated 6.5m people forced from their homes but remaining in the country.

Overall, the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (Ocha) estimates that there are 10.8m people in need inside Syria.

Meanwhile, more than three million Syrians have fled the country's borders, mainly taking refuge in surrounding countries.

Lebanon and Turkey have each taken in more than one million Syrians, while Jordan, Iraq and Egypt have become home to hundreds of thousands more.

Syrian refugees in the region




BBC News - Syria: Mapping the conflict
 

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@BLACKEAGLE Do you find it hard that Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia lanuch an attack on Assad and his supporters thoso whould join him if such thing occurs! an attack that finishs Assad once and for all? If not then in you point of view What is the obstelces preventing them to do so?
 

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@BLACKEAGLE Do you find it hard that Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia lanuch an attack on Assad and his supporters thoso whould join him if such thing occurs! an attack that finishs Assad once and for all? If not then in you point of view What is the obstelces preventing them to do so?
It's now too complex and the game is much bigger than those three countries to intervene on their own. Syria has a vital geopolitical importance for key regional and international powers. Therefore, dragging those three countries into such a huge conflict will drain their capabilities because the adversaries won't miss this golden opportunity to do so especially Iran, Russia and Israel and maybe some other countries in the west. Even the west with all it's power and greatness along with Islamic and Arab countries are too afraid to intervene on the ground to fight ISIL In other words everybody is playing now in Syria.

The easiest time to remove Assad (with all it's complexities) was the first two years of the conflict.
 

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@BLACKEAGLE Do you find it hard that Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia lanuch an attack on Assad and his supporters thoso whould join him if such thing occurs! an attack that finishs Assad once and for all? If not then in you point of view What is the obstelces preventing them to do so?
LOL, too late buddy. No Arab Muslims would support it because they know what aftermath of that would be. Same thing they live in right now. The solution is in hands of people on ground, they are religious and courageous. They know what they're doing, Arab regimes are very scared of them. They will have no choice but surrender. And Arab collaborators with Israel will cease to exist as ISIS is doing harsh punishments on them. Israel has no more than 8 years time left.
 

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LOL, too late buddy. No Arab Muslims would support it because they know what aftermath of that would be. Same thing they live in right now. The solution is in hands of people on ground, they are religious and courageous. They know what they're doing, Arab regimes are very scared of them. They will have no choice but surrender. And Arab collaborators with Israel will cease to exist as ISIS is doing harsh punishments on them. Israel has no more than 8 years time left.
Im afraid that they don't. The people whom you are referring to don't really know how what and when a decision should be made. Millions ran for their lives, others became divided and now fighting each other. We have seen nothing so far other than innocents being killed every other minute.

What is the aftermath? And who is collaborating with Israel? That dumb the (Zarafa) giraffe, the most stupid person of this century is the only collaborator with Israel. If he was a man he would have gotten the Golan Heights and wouldn't have killed his own people. If he had the courage he would have sat with his people and talked about reforms instead of dragging the country to where its now. It wasn't people from outside that revolted against him rather his own people but the stupid remains stupid no matter what.
 

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Targeting SAA entrenchments using BGM-71 TOW, Daraa:


Shilka-23-4, destroyed, BGM-71 TOW, Daraa:

 

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