Lebanese Analyst: Plots to Overthrow Syrian Government Futile
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A prominent Lebanese political analyst underlined the strong public support for the Syrian government, and stressed that plots hatched by the West and Israel to overthrow the government will remain futile and Syria will regain its might and prestige.
Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency on Monday, Hamza al-Haj Hassan said the West and Israel together with their regional Arab allies are trying to disintegrate Syria which is considered as a key member of the anti-Israel resistance front.
He added that the assassination of the Syrian officials, destruction of Syria’s infrastructure and massacre of Syrian women and children are among the inhumane acts conducted by the anti-Syria front.
“Directors of these infamous and coward acts are seeking nothing but harming Syria’s security and tranquility in a bid to portray the Syria as a failed state and weaken and destroy the key member of the resistance front in the region,” he noted.
Hassan, at the same time, noted that the plot will remain “futile” since the Syrian government enjoys high public support, and the Syrian army has upper-hand in its confrontation with terrorists and was able to clear most parts of Syria from terrorist and armed groups.
The Lebanese analyst, further said that meantime the ongoing regional and international efforts to find peaceful solution to the crisis in Syria are underway against the will of the anti-Syria front.
In latest developments in Syria, infighting continued between Syria Rebels and the Syrian rebel fighters loyal to al-Qaeda ceded ground near the Turkish border to rival rebel groups.
Opposition activists said the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), allied to al-Qaeda and featuring foreigners among its commanders, had pulled back on Sunday from strongpoints including al-Dana and Atma in Idlib province and that fighters from Jabhat al-Nusra and Ahrar al-Sham moved in.
Meanwhile, other fighters seized a compound garrisoned by ISIL in Aleppo province, in some of the most serious infighting to date within the vast array of rebel groups, activists said.
The clashes between a loose alliance of opposition brigades and the ISIL, which has sought to impose a strict interpretation of Islam on opposition-held areas, have spread across northern Syria in the last few days.
ISIL, which has many foreign fighters in its ranks, has clashed repeatedly with more moderate rebel groups since it aggressively pushed into Syria from neighboring Iraq last spring.
The infighting has left scores dead on both sides.