Russian Envoy: Deal Reached to Remove Iranian Forces From Golan

A map of Syria shows the various areas under the influence or control of different countries and groups. In northern Syria in Idlib is Hayat Tahrir al-Sham. Along the Syrian border Turkey and its allies control a corridor stretching to the Euphrates river

The Kurdish militia group SDF that is backed by the United States holds the largest area of Syrian territory outside government control, but it has tried to avoid direct clashes with the government during the multisided war. "The maintenance of that deconfliction zone is important and we would view very gravely any actions that tended to change that".

Gen. McKenzie spoke shortly after Mr. Assad told the Russian RT news channel in an interview that the estimated 2,000 US special forces believed to be posted in Syria to combat Islamic State and back up USA -allied forces can not stay in Syria.

On May 31, Israeli ambassador in Moscow Gary Koren told TASS the Israeli government was satisfied with Russia's position on the Iranian military presence on the Syrian-Israeli border.

He added that Syria "has not been in any negotiations related to the southern front", defending the Iranian presence in Syria and describing it as "legal" as it came at the request of the Syrian government "unlike the illegal presence of the Turkish and American troops in Syria".

In the meantime, Bashar al-Assad told RT channel earlier this week there had never been any "Iranian troops" on the Syrian territory.

Assad's threat to use force against USA allies in Syria and about 2,000 American troops providing them with air support and training prompted a warning from the Pentagon. "[The Assad] regime stays in power because those two regimes continue to support it", she said during the same Pentagon briefing Thursday.

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Israel has been pushing Russian Federation on this issue for a while, and had conditioned not interfering in Syria's offensive against rebels in southern Syria on getting Iran, along with Shi'ite militias, out of the border region.

Assad, who is backed by Russian Federation and Iran, appears militarily unassailable in the war that has killed an estimated half a million people, uprooted around 6 million people in the country, and driven another 5 million overseas as refugees.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday that Iranian advisers and Hezbollah fighters will be withdrawing from the southern regions of Daraa and Quneitra near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

Tel Aviv hit back over 30 airstrikes targeting several known jihadi redoubts and training camps inside Palestinian-controlled Gaza, in one of the heaviest Israeli aerial barrage since the 2014 war with Hamas.

The defense ministers of Israel and Russia have reached an understanding to allow Israel to attack Iranian targets in Syria, according to Russian officials quoted by the London-based Arabic-language newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat.

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