Chinese Air Force to Join Anti-Terrorism Operations in Syria

China joining the conflict may be a gamechanger

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Chinese Air Force to Join Anti-Terrorism Operations in Syria

Media sources disclosed that a Chinese military delegation in a visit to Damascus explored avenues for the dispatch of a number of warplanes to Syria to intensify war on terrorism in the Middle-Eastern country.

“In a surprising visit, a Chinese military delegation conferred with Syrian Defense Minister Fahad Jassim al-Freij over engagement of Chinese fighter jets in bombardments of terrorist groups’ positions in Syria, mainly in Aleppo,” Debka file quoted a military analyst as saying.

“Chinese jets may launch bombing of positions of Jeish al-Islami al-Turkistani with over 3,000 Uighur fighter,” the analyst quoted senior spy officers of the US intelligence as saying.

Earlier this month, Beijing and Damascus agreed that the Chinese military to provide humanitarian aid to Syria, a high-ranking People’s Liberation Army officer said, adding that the training of Syrian personnel by Chinese instructors was also been discussed.

Director of the Office for International Military Cooperation of China’s Central Military Commission, Guan Youfei, arrived in Damascus for talks with al-Freij.

During the negotiation, Guan noted China’s consistent diplomatic efforts to find a political solution to the Syrian crisis, adding that Beijing is now seeking closer military ties with Damascus.

“The Chinese and Syrian militaries traditionally have a friendly relationship, and the Chinese military is willing to keep strengthening exchanges and cooperation with the Syrian military,” he said.

Guan and al-Freij discussed the enhancement of training and “reached a consensus” on the Chinese military providing humanitarian aid to Syria. Guam also met with a Russian general during his visit to the Syrian capital.

Despite being a permanent UN Security Council member and relying on the Middle East for oil, China was previously reluctant to become involved in the Syrian conflict.

Beijing preferred to concentrate on domestic affairs and the territorial dispute with its neighbors in the South China Sea.

It praised Moscow’s anti-terrorism efforts in Syria as Russia staged a bombing campaign there in September 2015 to March 2016. Russia still has some of its forces in the country to provide humanitarian and military assistance to Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government.

Last year, there were reports that China was sending dozens of military advisers to Syria to help the country fight terrorists.

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6 Responses to "Chinese Air Force to Join Anti-Terrorism Operations in Syria"

  1. roger  August 29, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Also, a sizeable Chinese ground contingent could be instrumental in an ISIS clean-up and securing Syrian borders from further infiltration.

  2. Spiritual Warrior  August 29, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Right on Mr. Dean! This will give the Chinese pilots some very valuable experience, as well as send a strong message to the other actors in this theater. The experience will be helpful just in case something pops up in the South China sea.
    I think the lines in the sand are being drawn, but we will have to wait and see.

  3. Pyotr  August 29, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Very interesting. This might, just might give Russia the opportunity to deal with the Ukraine problems, while China ‘minds the store’.

  4. Peter Johnson  August 29, 2016 at 10:59 am

    That’s all untried. It’s coming, maybe. But the current technology seems to work too. If it weren’t for the American jets breaking the siege at the Iraqi cities each time so the Daeshis could escape, this war would be over by now.

  5. Peter Johnson  August 29, 2016 at 9:40 am

    The missing piece in all this is the Iranian Airforce.
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    If China and Russia sorted Iran out with a thousand fighter planes of the latest design, it would all be over but the cleanup.

    But they don’t. They bow to the Jews orders to not sell any arms to Iran and use Iranians as cannon fodder.

  6. Jim W. Dean, Managing Editor  August 29, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Looks like China a=has woken up, that if you are going to have any ability to fight terrorism using a wide array of tactics it needs to have some people with hands on experience as newbies never perform up to expectations. And working with a coalition is something the Chinese military has almost no experience doing.

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