Thursday, November 30, 2017

China Deploys Special Forces To Syria To Fight Chinese Islamists

Chinese Special Operations Forces (File Photo)

Middle East Eye: The Dragon and the Lion: China's growing ties with Syria

China has benefitted from the bickering between Russia, US and Turkey - emerging as a dominant player in Syria in terms of political and economic diplomacy

Last March, China quietly deployed troops to Syria. The soldiers, according to Chinese officials, trained members of the Syrian army, offering advice on medicine and logistics. Despite how little fanfare surrounded this move, it was, in fact, very significant: this is the first time China has sent troops to the Middle East for any reason other than to protect ongoing commercial projects.

The war in Syria has had a significant impact on global stability with grave implications for European security, the American presidential elections of 2016 and for Islamist non-state groups operating in Asian countries such as China, Philippines, Malaysia and even the secure city state of Singapore.

The effect of the war on China’s policy in the Middle East since 2014, particularly in Syria, has transformed it from one of caution to one of proaction.

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WNU Editor: According to the news website New Arab, these forces have been in Syria since the beginning of the year.

More News On China Deploying Special Forces To Syria To Fight Chinese Islamists

China Reportedly Sending Special Forces to Syria -- Financial Tribune
China to deploy 'Night Tigers' to Syria in support of Assad's forces -- New Arab
China To Deploy Elite Troops In Syria To Fight Alongside Assad's Army -- Zero Hedge
China to deploy troops to fight alongside Assad in Syria -- Middle East Monitor


Unknown said...

Cool. About time.

On the other hand it will make them tougher & smarter and with more traditions / honors.

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