miércoles, 11 de abril de 2018

Breves desde Siria

Dos breves noticias desde Siria sugieren algunas cosas sobre los eventos que van a ocurrir en ese país en las próximas horas. Por un lado, la Fuerza Aérea siria mueve sus aviones de combate a bases rusas en Tartús y Latakia. En segundo lugar, el presidente sirio Bashar al Assad departió hoy en Damasco con religiosos islámicos, aparentemente sin dar demasiada importancia a un eventual ataque sorpresivo de los EEUU. Una posibilidad es que haya algún tipo de ataque limitado, y que el mismo haya sido pautado entre los EEUU y Rusia. Veremos; la gravedad del momento, sin embargo, es innegable. Un error de cálculo por parte de alguno de los contendientes, y se pudre todo, chicos. Las dos notas que siguen son del sitio web de noticias Al Masdar News:

Título: Syrian Air Force continues to move jets to Russian bases

Texto: The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) has been redeploying their air assets to the Russian bases in the coastal provinces of Tartous and Latakia, a military source told Al-Masdar this morning.

According to the military source, the Syrian Air Force has been moving its jets and helicopters primarily to these coastal provinces in order to avoid potential destruction from a U.S. attack.

With Donald Trump already tweeting that he is planning on attacking Syria, the Syrian Air Force will be able to protect their air assets, as the U.S. will not risk engaging Russia directly on the coast.

The U.S. has not revealed the date of their imminent attack; however, the Syrian military believes it will take place in the next 48 hours.


Título: Assad defies rumors, receives Islamic scholars in Damascus

Texto: Syrian President Bashar Assad received today a number of Islamic scholars from various Islamic countries worldwide amid rumors of fleeing the country ahead of an expected US strike.

The Islamic scholars are visiting Damascus to participate in the Conference of Islamic Nations Unity as the Syrian Army is liberating the last rebel-held pocket in East Ghouta.

In his speech to the scholars, Assad confirmed that “Muslims’  unity based on variety and adherence to the essence of religion is the only guarantee to protect our societies against Western schemes  aimed at weakening and dividing us”.

The Syrian President also underlined the important role undertaken be scholars to initiate an open dialogue amongst the basic religious institutions, as well as the youths and public.

Assad’s appearance comes amid rumors circulated by opposition media that the Syrian president left the country with his family as Washington threatens a deadly strike against the Syrian Army in response to an alleged chemical attack in Douma.

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