Syria: China’s government will deploy troops to fight along Assad

Azaz, Syria

The mess in Syria is going to increase quite soon. The Chinese government decided to sent its troops in Syria to fight along with Al-Assad’s forces. The move comes as China becomes more concerned about the presence of Islamic militants in the East Turkestan region. The Uyghurs, an ethnic group also known as Chinese Muslim fighters,  are frequently blamed for terrorist activity in their own country.

The Chinese government will send on the territory two special units: the “Tigers of Siberia” and the “Night Tigers”. Those troops will be responsible of killing the Uyghur fighters.

The Chinese militias will also support the Assad regime in the fight against the Islamic terrorist group known as ISIL/ISIS (Islamic State).

This is not the first time that Beijing decided to send its troops on the Syrian front. In 2015 5.000 soldiers entered the Syrian territory and stationed in the Western region of Latakia.

The move has been seen by some analysts as part of an agenda to increase China’s authority on the international scene. In early November, China tested the Dongfeng-41,  Beijing’s next-gen Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM).

China: unveiled the Dongfeng-41, Beijing’s next-gen Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

Chinese military honor guard

China unveiled the Dongfeng-41, Beijing’s next-gen Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). The test was broadcast on Sunday over China Central Television.

The Dongfeng-41 is China’s most powerful weapon. With an operational range of 9300 miles, it’s the World’s longest range missile. The Dongfeng-41 can hit every corner of the World and can carry up to 10 nuclear warheads.

‘The missile can hit every corner of the earth, allowing China to counter a nuclear strike on the country,’ Yang said in the programme.

The Dongfeng-41 has been tested eight times: this last test occurred in early November, according to South China Morning Post. The first test occurred on July 2012, as reporter by the Washington Free Bacon. 

The new ICBM should be fully operational during the 2018, while former military officials have said on CCTV that the missile is already operational.

‘Once the Dongfeng-41 goes into service, China’s ability to protect its own safety and to prevent wars would greatly increase. The missile must have matured considerably if it is to be operational in 2018’, told to Global Times Xu Guangyu, a senior adviser of the China Arms Control and Disarmament Association.