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Levant crisis - III

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 12 Jul 2017 07:25

use this map to zoom into the euphrates valley from raqqa downward.
its thickly settled belt due to water and farming not some empty desert like west of it.

http://syria.liveuamap.com/

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Postby Singha » 12 Jul 2017 08:31

videos of deserted FSA camps in sweida
https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/vi ... ern-syria/

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Postby Singha » 12 Jul 2017 13:27

https://twitter.com/Souria4Syrians/stat ... 0232449024

isis video from the last pocket of the old city before it fell. dust and bodies everywhere, narrow lanes, grizzled survivors of many jihads on the kuffar preparing for their last stand.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Philip » 12 Jul 2017 13:31

https://www.rt.com/news/396064-lavrov-m ... ns-killed/
Chaotic Mosul evacuation caused more people to die – Lavrov
Published time: 12 Jul, 2017 04:47

Chaotic Mosul evacuation caused more people to die – Lavrov
FILE PHOTO: People run in panic after a coalition airstrike hit Islamic State fighters positions in Tahrir neighbourhood of Mosul, Iraq © Goran Tomasevic / Reuters
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Iraq and the US-led coalition failed to create the conditions for an organized withdrawal of people from Mosul, which might have led to increased number of casualties during the operation against Islamic State, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said.
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READ MORE: 'Trying to give civilians justice': Artist captures brutality of Mosul in poignant drawings

“In case of Mosul, no conditions were created to allow civilians leave in an organized way. It was all chaotic, spontaneous. Obviously, when it happens in such an unexpected manner, it adds inconvenience and, probably, causes an increased number of victims,” Lavrov told the journalists after an informal OSCE ministerial meeting in Mauerbach, Austria on Tuesday.

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Displaced Iraqi civilians flee from clashes in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq, July 1, 2017 © Alaa Al-MarjaniAmnesty calls for special Mosul commission to probe potential war crimes by coalition & ISIS
On Monday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi officially declared that Mosul, which has been Islamic State’s (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) de facto capital in Iraq for the last three years, has been fully liberated from the terrorists.

However, the eight-month-long operation, which the Iraqi forces carried out with the support of the US-led coalition’s aviation and Special Forces, has left most of the city in ruins, leading to thousands of civilian casualties and around a million people internally displaced.

READ MORE: Iraqi PM congratulates military on ‘victory’ over ISIS in Mosul

“Of course, we are glad that the IS will suffer defeat, but, the price for victory against terrorism will be high in any case,” Lavrov said.

On Tuesday, Amnesty International issued a damning report, which slammed the US-led coalition in Mosul for misplaced and excessive airstrikes, urging it to publicly admit its failure to protect civilian lives.

Earlier, the UN’s humanitarian coordinator in Iraq, Lise Grande, said that over 8,000 civilians have been killed or wounded in Mosul, while 915,000 residents were forced to flee.

Of Mosul’s 44 residential neighborhoods, six have been nearly completely destroyed, 22 were moderately damaged, and 16 lightly damaged, Grande said.

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© Alaa Al-Marjani‘The liberation of Mosul has come at an incredibly high cost’ - Human Rights Watch
Lavrov has pointed out the apparent hypocrisy of the mainstream media coverage of Mosul, comparing it to the coverage of the liberation of Syria’s Aleppo during the Syrian government’s Russian-backed anti-terrorist operation. Even though special corridors were created to allow civilians and militants leave, the operation to liberation the eastern part of Aleppo was severely criticized.

“There was hysteria due to civilians allegedly suffering the most. There was hysteria because the Syrian Army and us, together with our partners from Turkey and Iran, organized corridors for the withdrawal of civilians from eastern Aleppo and withdrawal of militants, who were ready to do so. We were accused of ethnic cleansing,” Lavrov said.

“However, now the fact that many residents are returning to Aleppo escapes our Western colleagues. They prefer to turn a blind eye to it,” he added.

The Western media had also claimed that the Syrian-Russian humanitarian cargo contained “neither medicine nor medical equipment,” which was later refuted by evidence from the ground.

“After East Aleppo was liberated [in December 2016] the representatives of the World Health Organization (WHO) visited that part of the city and discovered huge supply of those drugs and everything that’s needed to take care of one’s health,” Russia’s top diplomat stressed.

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Destroyed buildings in Deir Hafer, Aleppo Governorate © Mohamad MarufSyrian Army secures Aleppo province from ISIS – Syrian general to RT
Lavrov said that Moscow officially addressed the UN for explanations on why WHO as the body, which is responsible for humanitarian issues, was unaware of the real situation with medical supplies in East Aleppo and did nothing to stop the media misinformation.

There has so far been no reply from the UN so far, but Moscow “will be pushing for explanations,” Lavrov said.

The UN has meanwhile urged the liberators of Mosul to provide security to the civilian population of the city and assure their human rights, Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman for UN Secretary-General, told RT.

“On the one hand we’re certainly pleased that they [Islamic State] are no longer in control of the city. But, at the same time, we want to make sure that all of the forces that have helped liberate the city of Mosul in recent days, including the Iraqi security forces and any of their allies, will make sure that civilians are protected and that the rule of law is respected,” Haq said.

READ MORE: What we see in Raqqa is no attempt to protect civilians – Vanessa Beeley

The restoration of law in Mosul is of prime importance as “people of that city haven’t had any real way of having their rights respected” during years of IS rule, he stressed.

Despite the Iraqi PM announcing the full liberation of Mosul, Haq said that “there may still be fighting in different pockets of the city. We want to make sure that the civilian population is safe; that they have access to water; that their rights will be respected.”

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 12 Jul 2017 13:58

tigers are about to unleash a offensive aimed to close the resafa-sukhnah gap and force the bandits trapped in the west to leave or die . NDF and desert hawks are pushing them from west like drummers herding goats toward hungry tiger :roll:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DEZUeQkWAAASI31.jpg

sweida, another large area once occupied by FSA from jordan is about to fall, reports of them abandoning this region and falling back toward al-tanf. i believe this area provides damascus with its agricultural produce and has strategic water springs and lakes...which is why it was captured to start with
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DEZH-l3XUAAgY8R.jpg

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 12 Jul 2017 14:01

absolute media silence from the southern desert - no word on what is happening near the T2 station and further south.

quite a ominous sign for ISIS imo. its has been in radio silence for nearly 3 weeks now.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 12 Jul 2017 16:51

channel 4 docu by a PIO with what looks like a artillery unit of the tiger forces
https://www.channel4.com/news/on-the-fr ... -battle-is

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 12 Jul 2017 16:54

mosul makes the ruins of jobar look normal

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 12 Jul 2017 17:01

he was given access to the desert fighting also - al hayal gas field some 20km from sukhnah
https://www.channel4.com/news/the-battl ... s-in-syria

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 12 Jul 2017 17:10

https://twitter.com/IvanSidorenko1/stat ... 9925132288

iraqi militias sniper team fighting east of palmyra

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 12 Jul 2017 17:14

iraqi army thrashing a suspected daish they had rounded up in the mosul ruins
https://twitter.com/IvanSidorenko1/stat ... 0368953345

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 12 Jul 2017 20:00

Sweida steppes being fought over

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badia_(region)

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 12 Jul 2017 20:09

Khan has kept a studied silence on the trashing of its proxies just 50k away from al tanf

https://mobile.almasdarnews.com/article ... orces-map/

It is likely most have already moved out of the pincer

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 12 Jul 2017 22:14

There may have been indians trapped as human shields in mosul?

Today gen v k singh travelled to eastern outskirt of mosul via erbil kurdish zone and did some scouting around

Some maybe dead and buried some may have escaped to refugee camps

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 12 Jul 2017 22:43

Haidar sumeri twitter

Reports of Hashd units asking #Iraq's PM Abadi for permission to enter #Syria to chase Da'ish are becoming more & more regular.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 13 Jul 2017 08:00

rats coming out of bunkers and tunnels in mosul
https://twitter.com/iraqi_day/status/885143151756890112

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 13 Jul 2017 08:12

Hayder al-Khoei‏Verified account @Hayder_alKhoei Jul 7
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Abu Mehdi Mohandis: In 2014, politicians were shivering inside the Green Zone. Now they're relaxed, discussing the future of the Hashd. #pt

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Hashd leader Abu Mehdi Mohandis: Hashd won't be disbanded, even if the PM says so. If if we are disbanded officially, we'll regroup.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 13 Jul 2017 08:43

due to stiff resistance, US socom units are now confirmed inside raqqa.

this kind of means raqqa -> will end up as -> mosul, as airstrikes will be called in

another urban redevelopment project for UN

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 13 Jul 2017 08:47

houthis have released this ied compilation doing their usual thing
https://twitter.com/Souria4Syrians/stat ... 0433853440

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 13 Jul 2017 17:39

as expected, tigers kickoff the north->south offensive to sukhnah
https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/up ... ive-start/

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby IndraD » 13 Jul 2017 18:12

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Gen Singh surrounded by Peshmerga fighters looking for missing Indians in Mosul

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Postby Singha » 13 Jul 2017 19:11

http://www.news18.com/news/india/mosul- ... 57221.html

39 indians were trapped in mosul since isis took over in 2014.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 14 Jul 2017 09:10

video of kabila type warfare in east hama
https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/fr ... east-hama/

vast areas, low manpower, daish has ready use positions in each hilltop and village
saa trying to carefully pound from long range to scare them off than risk casualties

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Karthik S » 14 Jul 2017 09:13

REPORTS ISIS might have lost Mosul in Iraq, but an ISIS 2.0 is taking shape globally


http://www.opindia.com/2017/07/isis-mig ... -globally/

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 14 Jul 2017 09:15

fighting in the badia steppes of sweida - FSA proxies being pushed out to al tanf


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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 14 Jul 2017 09:55

non can say if rescuing dharmic moles or kunduz style deals, but after hawija (twice), US helicopters spotted flying into isis territory in tal afar
http://www.alsumaria.tv/news/209685/%D9 ... 5%D8%B1/ar

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 14 Jul 2017 09:55

The'Nimr'Tiger ‏@Souria4Syrians 14h14 hours ago
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From doctor to ISIS operative and slave owner #Mosul. Locals identified him, fate of Yezidi girl he bought at a slave market still unclear

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby darshhan » 14 Jul 2017 11:43

Time now for huge and juicy reconstruction contracts in both Iraq and Syria.

Tremendous requirement for demolition and earthwork contractors to start with.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 14 Jul 2017 12:41

it is claimed china plans some industrial parks in syria to create 40k jobs.
the syrians are desperate for economic rebuild and will take whatever comes up. they have no rich friends.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 14 Jul 2017 21:29

the magaweer al thawra (MAT) al-tanf area rebels reportedly refuse to be relocated to ash shahdadi due to differences with the SDF militias
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good article. one slight error, the syrians have indeed taken the T3 pump station a while ago
http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/poli ... ir-al-zour

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 14 Jul 2017 21:31

tiger forces have moved some 20km south of resafa. there is still a 100km gap to sukhnah

hassan ridha twitter map
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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 14 Jul 2017 21:32

strategic water resources area in sweida east of damascus on verge of capture
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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Vikas » 14 Jul 2017 21:32

Why were there Indians in Mosul unless kept captives ?

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 14 Jul 2017 21:34

nobody knows their fate if they were put to work as construction workers their trade, or managed to escape with lakhs of refugees - by now they would have contacted via iraqi or kurdish UN offices.

I fear the worst for them all.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 14 Jul 2017 21:49

looks like repub guard has taken charge and packed off the desert hawks :)


Yusha Yuseef Verified account @MIG29_ 4h4 hours ago
They back becouse many forces comes to this Area after liberated East Khanaser .. Thats why no need this Huge forces .

sqour Al-Sahraa " Desert Hawks " back to its sites in Latakia cs

Desert Hawks were in East Hama Cs recently

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 14 Jul 2017 22:26

assad has mobilized addl 6500 men for raqqa-deir azzor sector under a tribal forces banner led by sheik turki al bouhamad of the sheitat tribe
these will be useful in less intensive fights and controlling taken areas

https://twitter.com/IvanSidorenko1/stat ... 2055703552
https://twitter.com/IvanSidorenko1/stat ... 2323260416

in addn hezbollah has managed to create new units in syria from men of nubl,zahraa,fuah and kufraya and sent them to support the sweida offensive.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby rsingh » 14 Jul 2017 23:07

Hats off Saar, you are still on guard. Mortals like me, forgot who is fighting whom.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 14 Jul 2017 23:26

from 10th July

Riam Dalati‏Verified account @Dalatrm 3h3 hours ago

Over weekend, #SDF reportdly lost all #Raqqa positions inside City Walls, beaten back to Industrial District,150+ casualties (Inj+KIA)

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 14 Jul 2017 23:27

rsingh wrote:Hats off Saar, you are still on guard. Mortals like me, forgot who is fighting whom.


its a lonely vigil in the desert, but someone has to stand at the post.


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