The Lebanese press reports on Washington and London’s attempts to control the Syrian and Lebanese borders through the deployment of control brigades along Lebanon’s land borders.
Having set out to separate Lebanon and Syria, to create a gap between the axis of the Resistance and the Syrian army and to besiege Syria under the pretext of preventing the smuggling of goods into and out of the country, the American and British authorities are talking loud and clear these days about the idea of creating brigades along Lebanon’s land borders and building surveillance towers to take control of the Syrian and Lebanese borders.
A similar plan is being implemented at the Jordanian-Syrian borders through the installation of barbed wire and the construction of surveillance towers, fences and two military bases in al-Mafraq and Irbid in northern Jordan.
The Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar reports that Washington is trying to establish a new military base in the al-Salt region of northwest Jordan.
The Americans also insist on maintaining their presence in the Syrian-Iraq-Jordanian border triangle, but also on blocking the Baghdad-Damascus transport route from southern Syria to the al-Tanf region in the south-east of the country, Al-Akhbar said.
At present, the areas in northern Syria and the area where the Euphrates joins the Syrian-Iraqi borders to the Abu Kamal crossing are controlled by the Syrian army and its allies. But the security crisis in the west of the country, the presence of American troops near the borders, Daech’s resurgence in the desert and the absence of a decisive political decision on the part of Baghdad have prevented the reopening of this main road that would provide a link between Iraq and Syria, the Lebanese newspaper noted.
The occupation of eastern Syria by the Americans, the occupation of Idlib province by Turkey, the presence of terrorist groups and restrictions on tankers on the country’s coasts have left the Mediterranean as the only route for transporting goods to Syria.