by Mohamed Salami, Al-Manar
“The Preemptive strike” is the term which most political and military analysts used to describe the campaign which the Syrian Army and its allies in Hizbullah and the IRGC have launched against the terrorist groups in the southern part of the country.
Being preemptive, the Syrian military campaign is launched to foil all the terrorist plots devised by the takfiri groups which are directly supported by the Zionist entity, the West and a number of Arab countries.
What are the main targets of the Syrian military campaign?
Position of Damascus
As the Zionist-Western-takfiri aggression against Syria was escalated, the deployment of the terrorist groups in the South formed a terrorist triangle with three vertices: Daraa, Quneitra and Damascus.
Controlling the capital, Damascus, has always topped the agenda of the militant groups, so they deployed their troops in its southern countryside to launch their attacks against it, depending on the logistic and military support from Quneitra and Daraa.
The battlefield achievements, contrived by the Syrian army in Damascus countryside, highlighted the necessity of securing the provinces which lie in the vicinity of the capital.
Quneitra: Multi-dimensional encounter
The Zionist entity has embraced the field movement of the terrorist group of al-Nusra Front in Quneitra since the beginning of the Syrian crisis, providing its militants with medical, logistic and military services.
The Zionist close link to the terrorists aimed at establishing a “security belt” to guard the Zionist occupying existence on the Golan Heights and to deter the possible perils posed by the Syrian army and its allies in the area.
The military response of the axis of resistance to the Zionist assault in Quneitra mainly targeted that terrorist belt, preventing the Israeli army and al-Nusra terrorists from establishing their stronghold in the area which will be the base of expanding the terrorist activities to reach many other towns and villages.
The Israeli concern and confusion after the Syrian rapid achievementsand the vast collapse of the terrorist groups was reflected in the urgent request of its envoy to the UN to redeploy its troops, UNDOF, on the Golan Heights.
After the major success of the Syrian army in the South, the Zionist entity has prepare for the emergence of resistance in the Golan Heights or to refer again to Kissinger rules, set in 1972, that stipulate the separation of troops, according to al-Mayadeen TV channel.
It is worth noting that 47 soldiers from the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) had been abducted by Nusra terrorists in the Golan Heights area under the Israeli supervisor before they were later released as a result of a deal which provided the terrorist group with over 25 million dollars.
Jordan role in Daraa
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem stated that Jordan is playing a central role in training and arming the terrorist groups in Daraa, stressing that Amman mixes between fighting ISIL and supporting other terrorist groups.
Jordan has been providing the terrorist groups with a safe haven, complicating the Syrian army’s mission to eradicate them. In 2013, the terrorist groups in Daraa, provided with Jordanian military support, launched a fierce attack against the Syrian army’s posts in eastern Ghouta in Damascus.
The Syrian army progress in Daraa will prevent the terrorist groups, including Nusra and the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) from benefiting from the Jordanian military and logistic support to implement their plans in the province and in other areas.
The Syrian army, backed by its allies, has showed to possess all the military, logistic and human abilities to defeat the terrorist groups across the country, and the ongoing campaign in the South proves this fact.