Liberman en route to Moscow in bid against Iranian entrenchment in Syria

Daraa Province in southern Syria

Iran-backed forces, including Hezbollah, are preparing to withdraw from southern Syria against the backdrop of regional and worldwide negotiations now underway between the United States, Russia and Jordan over the war-torn country's future, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Thursday.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has warned US-backed Kurdish forces he would not hesitate to use force to retake the third of the country they control.

In the interview, Assad said USA and Russian forces would have come in direct conflict long ago in Syria if it were not for Russia's prudence and judgment.

"As for media reports about the United States making plans to withdraw troops from the Al-Tanf area, I have already said that this zone was artificially created for reasons that are hard to understand from the standpoint of military feasibility", he said. It comes as Jordan said on Monday that it was talking with the United States and Russian Federation and that all three agreed on the need to preserve the de-escalation zone they brokered previous year to reduce violence in the area.

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"Actually, we had tens of Syrian martyrs and wounded soldiers", he said.

"Of course, the withdrawal of all non-Syrian forces must be carried out on a mutual basis, this should be a two-way street", Lavrov said at a joint news conference in Moscow with Jose Condungua Pacheco, his counterpart from Mozambique. Iraq is no exception, and Syria is no exception.

"They're definitely looking to establish an arrangement", said Yury Barmin, an analyst of Russian policy in the Middle East at the Russian International Affairs Council in Moscow. But tracts remain outside his control at the borders with Iraq, Jordan and Turkey.

The attack triggered U.S., French and British missile strikes against what they called chemical weapons targets, the first co-ordinated Western strikes against Assad's government of the war.

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"The fact that Russia allows Israel a little bit of freedom to act to side-line Iran, Israel is doing it for the Russians", he said.

The report comes a day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that the Jewish state would never accept any Iranian military presence "anywhere" in Syria, thus, repeating his earlier statements warning Tehran against gaining foothold in the Arab Republic.

And even if a deal is signed, an agreement to push Iranian forces and Hezbollah back from the border may not be enough for Israel in the long run.

Israel has raised the alarm about Iran's expanding clout in the seven-year conflict, calling on Monday for its arch-foe to be denied any military presence in Syria.

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Last week, the same source told the newspaper that Putin wants Assad reduce the Iranian presence in Syria in order to prevent a military confrontation with Israel. He said that Syria's air defenses were now much stronger than before thanks to Russian Federation.

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