Unconfirmed first reports from British, French and Turkish sources
say British special forces crossed from Turkey into northern Syria Tuesday, May 26,
advancing up to 10 kilometers inside the country.
Those sources also report
around the Republican Guards compound guarding Bashar Assad’s palace on Mount Qaisoun overlooking Damascus.
This two-pronged assault on the Assad regime, if confirmed,
began at the end of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Israel.
It challenges his repeated objections to foreign intervention.