Yabroud takeover will set off Syria militants exodus: Analyst

With Syrian forces raising the national flag of Syria in the strategic town of Yabroud, foreign-backed militants will begin returning home and become a menace to their sponsors, a political analyst tells Press TV.

“You know this has turned into a far more regional conflict than anyone expected. The Jihadists that were brought in by the Saudis and others, the thousands of them are going to begin flooding home and actually be … the terrorist elements people long expected them to be,” Gordon Duff, editor of Veterans Today, said on Tuesday.

On Monday, Syrian forces raised the national flag in the strategic town of Yabroud after fully retaking its control from foreign-backed militants.

With the help of the Lebanese Resistance Movement Hezbollah, Syrian forces pushed back the foreign-backed militants from Yabroud, the latter’s last major stronghold in the mountainous region of Qalamoun, near the Lebanese border on Sunday.

The commentator also said Hezbollah stood up “very well” to Israel during the Zionist regime’s 2006 aggression against Lebanon, adding that the movement is turning into a far more disciplined, a trained qualified and a more politically acceptable group.

“We have created a very strong relationship here across Iran, Syria, and Hezbollah stretching into Russia and what would be half of the Ukraine,” Duff said, adding that the area that was intended by the West and its regional allies to be a source of “destabilization and fascism” is now “heading the other direction.”

He contended that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has “very much won” the war in the Arab country.

“Hezbollah and Syria are going to be very much aligned with Russia. They are going to get higher quality armaments. There is going to be a more survivable situation not only for Assad but there is going to be a change in the balance of power throughout the region,” the commentator said.

By Press TV


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