MembersANALYSIS: Shifting Situation in Syria Regarding Iran’s Presence?

The only way Assad can get rid of the Iranians now is to call in a stronger outside force to do the dirty work

By Yochanan Visser | | Topics: Iran, Syria
Buyer's remorse? Syrian ruler Bashar Assad might regret inviting Iran to help stabilize the country, but there's now not much he can do about it. 
Buyer's remorse? Syrian ruler Bashar Assad might regret inviting Iran to help stabilize the country, but there's now not much he can do about it.  Photo: EPA-EFE/NABIL MOUNZER

There’s something changing in Syria regarding Iran and if we are to believe reports in Arab media and the Israeli paper Ha’aretz, the Iranian project in the war-torn country is now stuttering.

The question is if this could be true.

As we will see the reality is somewhat different.

The story about the alleged imminent end to the Iranian project in Syria drew attention after two Saudi media outlets reported that Iranian General Javad Ghafari reportedly was deported from Syria on direct orders of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.

According to the Saudi outlets and an Al-Monitor commentator, Ghafari was asked to leave Syria after almost triggering a ‘regional war.’

They were referring to a comprehensive drone attack on al-Tanf, the only remaining American base in Syria, situated on the Syrian-Iraqi border.

That attack took place October 20 and was carried out by five suicide drones that were packed with ball bearings and shrapnel, a clear indication that the drones were...

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