Iranian and Hezbollah forces are reportedly withdrawing from southern Syria

The sun sets over the Gaza Strip as seen from the Israeli side of the border

The United States military is anxious by the impending advance of President Bashar Al-Assad's forces into Syria's southwest, a spokesman told i24NEWS Wednesday, suggesting Washington may take a dim view of a deal struck between Israel and Russian Federation over the issue.

President Donald Trump has said he is keen to pull the troops out as soon as possible, but the US military has persuaded him to allow them to remain at least until a last pocket of Islamic State fighters is vanquished along the Syrian-Iraqi border.

The SDF, dominated by the militia of a self-proclaimed Kurdish autonomous administration, have air assist from the US-led coalition towards IS and function on the bottom with USA and French particular forces. If not, we're going to resort to ... liberating those areas by force.

He added that direct conflict between his ally Russian Federation and the United States in Syria had only been narrowly avoided. "We are looking for ways to force Iran out of Syria", the envoy stressed.

"They came to Iraq with no legal basis, and look what happened to them", Assad said of US forces.

His office told Hadashot news, "Israel is not interested in partial agreements, but the removal of the Iranian army from all of Syria".

The Syrian army has completed preparations for an imminent offensive against rebel-held areas in southwestern Syria, a non-Syrian commander in a military alliance that backs Damascus said on Tuesday. "So, they had to do something, even on a smaller scale", he said of the April 14 airstrikes by U.S., British and French forces. Israel has warned that it will not tolerate having Iranian advisers and the Shiite militias they support move closer to its borders, making southern Syria the likely next flash point of the war. Iran, in conjunction with the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, now operates a network of militias recruiting from across the Mideast to fight on Assad's behalf and maintains a command structure separate from the Syrian government.

Damascus has repeatedly stated that the presence of Russian, Iranian and other allied forces in the country is legitimate, since they are in the country on the invitation of the Syrian government.

A spokesman for the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), responding to earlier comments by President Assad, said that a military solution "is not a solution that can lead to any result".

The observatory said: "Jordanian-American-Russian consultations are taking place about several points concerning the stay of the rebel and Islamic factions operating in Daraa, in exchange for handing over their medium and heavy weapons, and the entry of Russian military police".

"[The Israelis] said that they attacked Iranian bases and camps, as they said, allegedly, and actually we had tens of Syrian martyrs and wounded soldiers, not a single Iranian...." He would either be killed by ISIS, forced to abdicate under pressure from foreign governments or his own people would hang him in the public square.

The three countries, the EU-3, have been working to keep Iran in the nuclear deal with the West, also called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), following the United States' withdrawal from the deal two weeks ago. People will not accept foreigners in this region anymore, ' he said. Israel wants Iran-backed forces removed from areas near its border and from Syria in general.

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu discussed a de-escalation zone in southern Syria with Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman in Moscow on Thursday.

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