#Syria|Washington urges southern rebels to escape ‘Ghouta fate’

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The U.S. embassy in Amman warned the key rebel alliance in southern Syria of taking any military action against the regime forces may undermine the U.S.-Russian brokered de-escalation zone agreement, a Saudi daily reported. According to the Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, a letter was sent by the US Embassy in Amman to the Southern Front, in which the embassy  asserted that rebels should give to regime army any pretext to end the ceasefire agreement which reached last July.

“As a guarantor of the de-escalation agreement, we do not want to see the regime taking your territory in the south. We want to preserve your right to demand a state of freedom and justice, so we ask you to take full care not to give the regime and its allies any chance to attack you or launch an attack in Daraa and Quneitra similar to what it happened in the Eastern Ghouta,” the US embassy said in a statement.

“If you engage in military action that violates the de-escalation  agreement, we can not defend you. If the regime breaches the agreement, we will do our utmost to stop the violation and ensure the continuation of the  de-escalation agreement.”

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