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Levant crisis - III

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 12 May 2017 07:40

Its unpopulated desert. So white helmets are out luck unless prefab potemkin villages with women and child actors are shipped in from jordan.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 12 May 2017 09:24

Take a look at @IraqiSecurity's Tweet: https://twitter.com/IraqiSecurity/statu ... 82977?s=09

Latest mosul map. Huge attack from west makes swift progress. Only old city left now

18 car bombs taken out yesterday.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Atulya P » 12 May 2017 13:09

Yes, a lot of farmland taken. But the rats are holed up in the old city. It is going to be either street fighting patli gali after patli gali and tunnels or a wait with tight perimeter siege for rats to come out. Either way Mosul is almost in, unless rats can walk under water

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 12 May 2017 21:06

1st phase of push to deor azzor starts. .target is t3 pumping station the most desolate place

Al masdar news

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 12 May 2017 22:26

https://mobile.almasdarnews.com/article ... zzor-city/

Deir azor to get 500 reinforcement by helicopter

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Austin » 12 May 2017 22:29

Pakistan has sent SF forces to Yemen on Saudis request !

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 12 May 2017 22:30

Arak and t3 are 70km east of palmyra

T3 Pumping Station
Syria

https://goo.gl/maps/ZV427bz2yWD2

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 13 May 2017 08:00

Jirrah airbase liberated
https://mobile.almasdarnews.com/article ... st-aleppo/

Chechen vets training syrian jihadis in idlib
https://mobile.almasdarnews.com/article ... -training/

Isis emirs defect to fsa in deir azzor. Two sides of same coin...one is khan certified and protected hence better to take cover and prosper...the saa is on the move

https://mobile.almasdarnews.com/article ... eir-ezzor/

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby UlanBatori » 14 May 2017 01:06

What are these Jordanians doing, messing about inside Syria? Deathwish by the Royal Family, isn't it? Jordan already has the long history and ugly stain of the genocide against Palestinians circa 1974 with Paki participation. It's a miracle how they have avoided the Syria/Iraq/Yemen fate until now, but they seem to be trying, trying, to get there.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Y. Kanan » 14 May 2017 04:06

The Jordanians are cleverly exporting their problems to Syria just as the Pakis have successfully done to us for decades...

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 14 May 2017 14:09

Shadow games on al tanf highway axis

https://southfront.org/syrian-army-capt ... tanf-road/

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 14 May 2017 19:46

Russian map showing syria de escalation zones

Take a look at @miladvisor's Tweet: https://twitter.com/miladvisor/status/8 ... 37057?s=09

This has given assad some free units to strike east

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 14 May 2017 19:48

These zones are closed to nato a.c per tass news agency

Pic of a50 ay hymenim likely used to police west syria
Take a look at @miladvisor's Tweet: https://twitter.com/miladvisor/status/8 ... 00417?s=09

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 14 May 2017 20:00

Mass produced badminton grenades for iraqi army weaponized quadcopters. Each carries 2.

https://twitter.com/IraqiSecurity/statu ... 0683370497

Hashd pmu has attacked a desert town 100km south of tal afar buzzing with daish. Fight is ongoing. The vast nineveh deserts west of mosul into syria are still not under iraqi control....daish continues free run there

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 14 May 2017 20:04

Iraqi army in anbar trying to sweep the south edge of this desert

#Iraq's army has penetrated a staggering 100km into the W. Anbar desert, N. of the Euphrates, targeting Da'ish camps. 30+ militants killed. https://t.co/VUB1cBn2VS

This is the pmu from north...
Reports that a large no. of Da'ish militants dispersed from #Iraq's Ba'aj towards #Syria via the desert as the Hashd advances on Qayruwan. https://t.co/hIN5NvRZaP

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 14 May 2017 20:07

Iraq is still 6 months away at best from defeating isis

The attack on hawija pocket has not started yet near kirkuk

Car bombs continue in baghdad daily. Anbar is rife with sleeper cells.... al qaim is firmly in daish hands...nineveh desert too

Finally tal afar attack yet to start

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 15 May 2017 08:48

Ypg asks for heavy weapons from usa to assault raqqa

https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/2017 ... ts-effect/

I totally agree...the iraqi army with heavy weapons is still fighting in mosul after 7 months. Going in light will be a disaster. Daish had plenty of time to prepare for this.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 15 May 2017 09:16

https://mobile.almasdarnews.com/article ... ia-rebels/

Us and uk troops enter syria to guide jordan based proxies east of palmyra

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 15 May 2017 10:40

x-posting from another thread

having entire Idlib next to the open border with turkiye as a AQ safe zone under nato patronage is going to help nato fight the resurgent AQ looking to reemerge from the shadows ? .... :oops:

the population has been purged of any normal people slowly as more and more jihadis with family from other enclaves in syria board the green bus for idlib. chechen trainers are on site, so are north african vets, and uighurs.

it is emerging as the Mordor of the levant. the threat level it radiates is growing

NATOs plan might be to use it like TSP to control and needle Assad and Russia. it has a strategic location to threaten both the coast and aleppo.

but just like TSP while one set of actors will follow the western script, another will deviate and do what they want...and high on that list will be strikes on the west

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Atulya P » 15 May 2017 12:49

Assad has been partly responsible for this mess in Idlib, repeatedly making the mistake of allowing a safe passage to rebels. They should not have been allowed to board those busses. Even at the time of Aleppo siege, there was passage kept open for way too long. I know they were facing problems in closing the campaign but its like cleansing peripheral body parts by forcing all the puss to center.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 15 May 2017 13:29

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen ... SKCN18A10M

congrats to the people who are profiting from the yemen war. 115 people have died so far in a cholera epidemic in sanaa.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby UlanBatori » 15 May 2017 15:02

Desi naam Cambodian Kangaroo ISIS? Talk about one big confusion
Abu Khaled al-Cambod


A name like "Prakash" is a dead giveaway for "EJ". Looks like they just hired a top "professional recruiter". Vast experience as IT HR Manager and Headhunter.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Paul » 15 May 2017 17:29

Arent these yemenis the same stock as the soldiers recruited by the Nizam to put down the local populace in Hyderabad.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby UlanBatori » 16 May 2017 00:03

Particularly ugly war crimes allegations coming out from SDOTUS against Assad & Co. Sounds very bad until you remember the pictures of Syrian soldiers being murdered en masse at Palmyra etc. Apparently per SDOTUS Assad is a criminal if he hangs those out to destroy him, but the SDOTUS-backed Moderate Terrorists are just being themselves when they torture Syrian soldiers to death and enslave and rape and burn Syrians for being the wrong religious sect. Getting dangerous to post here. ...

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 16 May 2017 06:39

Al masdar news

Syrian Army prepares to seize the Jordanian and Iraqi borders
By Izat Charkatli - 15/05/20173


DAMACUS, SYRIA (10:58 P.M.) – Reinforcements from the Syrian Arab Army, the National Defense Forces, and Iraqi PMU-affiliated militias continue to pour from all across Syria to east Suweida and Eastern Qalamoun ahead of an anticipated massive offensive aimed at recapturing the Tanf Border Crossing which lies a 100 km from the recently-captured Zaza Checkpoint along the Damascus-Baghdad Highway.

The Tanf Border Crossing that links the Abbasid capital Baghdad to the Omayyad capital Damascus fell to Islamic State terrorists in the early summer of 2015 as exhausted government troops abandoned large swathes of eastern Homs and eastern Hama to focus on more pressing fronts in Dara’a, Damascus, and Idlib (which had witnessed the loss of the government’s last stronghold of Jisr Al-Shughour at around the same time).

Though the border crossing was under government control until mid-2015, it had been rendered inoperable as Islamist insurgents dominated the Iraqi side of the Badiyah a year earlier, cutting the vital route that linked Baghdad to Damascus. Currently, US-backed “Commandos of the Revolution” and “Jaish al-Asha’ir” control much of the region between Bir Qassab in east Suweida and the Deir Ezzor provincial boundary including the imperative border crossing.

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Frantic about the prospects of US-backed forces establishing foothold along the Euphrates near Mayadeen and Al-Bukamal and eager to reopen the commercial routes to Iraq’s vibrant markets, Damascus made re-opening the strategic highway its utmost priority.

Opening the aforementioned highway would not only link the embattled government to its allies within Iraq, but would also establish a viable land route to Iran, where the impoverished country gets much of the military and financial support that has enabled it to withstand 6 years of attrition and brutal warfare in face of complete economic and political isolation due to merciless sanctions targeting every sector of the Syrian economy including the medical and public service sectors

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 16 May 2017 06:40

Clearly syria has sensed the danger in letting these jordanian proxies run around dominating the southern desert area with nato support.

I suspect even with nato support these formations will find al bukamal a tough target and they do not have a good logistical base nearby...al tanf being far off to the west

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 16 May 2017 09:51

Feels like ex eager lion in jordan was a cover for us forces to cross in Syria. Here some proxy militia film them firing at isis?

https://twitter.com/Gjoene/status/864065947795116032

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 16 May 2017 11:40

interesting map and details in the replies to this tweet
https://twitter.com/EHSANI22/status/863743373789855744

might be a deft play to enter house via back door while occupants have gone out the front to fight toward al-bukamal.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 16 May 2017 20:42

https://elijahjm.wordpress.com/2017/05/ ... rontation/

everyone racing to grab what they can in preparation for the next phase of the war. only thing everyone agrees on is the need to destroy daish.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Y. Kanan » 16 May 2017 21:37

Singha wrote:https://elijahjm.wordpress.com/2017/05/11/the-us-russia-race-in-syria-towards-a-military-confrontation/

everyone racing to grab what they can in preparation for the next phase of the war. only thing everyone agrees on is the need to destroy daish.


Everyonec except Saudi, Turkey and Israel, that is...

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 17 May 2017 07:15

Shhh..we are not supposed to say that.

Syrians are now 25km from al tanf per a spokesman of the jaish magaweer al thuwar allied to usa

He alleged the iranians were egging on the syrians

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 17 May 2017 07:22

https://mobile.almasdarnews.com/article ... rds-raqqa/

Saa has finally entered the fertile maskanah plain. The tiger is back on this front.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 17 May 2017 07:27

Sdf is now 5km from raqqa on 3 sides. Some outlying places like grain silos and prison taken.

https://mobile.twitter.com/EmmanuelGMay ... 72/photo/1

The real battle will start soon.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 17 May 2017 07:28

Note the baath dam which is downstream of tabqa dam. They might look to clear that region first

Usa has promised to supply atgm to ypg for raqqa op..training will need a month unless they import milan operators from peshmerga in iraq whose political ties with ypg are strained...these people mainly stand watch for svbieds which daish will send out in dozens

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 17 May 2017 15:59

Spiritual Leader of AQ in Syria, Muhaysini, says US decision not to list Syrian AQ (HTS) as a terrorist organisation will boost recruitment https://t.co/k5rXK5tKEd

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 17 May 2017 16:00

The idlib jihadis will now be rearmed under cover of supplying moderate rebels only

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby vinod » 17 May 2017 17:55

Syria at night over the war period.. very interesting perspective
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt ... ce_english

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby UlanBatori » 18 May 2017 07:37

Lessons for Syria war:
1. VBIED hordes and their effect on conventional infantry defence perimeters. Implications for J&K/Punjab Gujarat borders are not good. Also not in Afghanistan.

2. ATGMs. Tanks need to be urgently reconfigured with those birdcages that the Russians innovated. Plus the moving grillework which must add a couple of tons to the tank weight.

3. This is my big fear: SWARMS of drone UAVs each armed with equivalent of 4 grenades, or C4 IED-Mubaraks. These can penetrate much faster and deeper than VBIEDs and can spread panic. Does India have any of the above in good numbers?

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 18 May 2017 07:47

al masdar.

SW of mosul in the deserts...harkat al nujaba fighting ISIS

With Al-Qaywaran still some 17 km away, the next step in their efforts, will be for the militia to seize control of the Thura airbase and Al-Ba´aj from the Islamic State. If they succeed, they will have layed the ground to finally claim back the important town of Al-Qaywaran from the terrorist group.

In addition the Iraqi Airforce took it’s bite from ISIS forces. The Iraqi AirForce Command confirmed that around 50 fighters of the Islamic state have been killed in a row of airstrikes on six different local headquartes of the Islamic state in Iraq. The headquarters were located in the regions of Tal Afar, Al Ba´aj and Qaywaran.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 18 May 2017 07:48

YPG has breached the 1st defence line of raqqa and is 3km east of town

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/ku ... y-highway/


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