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Levant crisis - III

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 11 Aug 2017 07:25

a video of some fighting in dez . in the end its the cemetary area which is small ravines (wadis dried up creeks) chambal type
https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/in ... eir-ezzor/

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 11 Aug 2017 07:35

dusty and windy conditions in the syrian desert
https://twitter.com/IvanSidorenko1/stat ... 0071486464

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 11 Aug 2017 07:36

bou hamad sheik recruiting more local tribes into his force

he has regained his ancestral village last week
https://twitter.com/IvanSidorenko1/stat ... 4524982273

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 11 Aug 2017 07:37

no words needed - the ruins of jobar are in a furious fight again
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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 11 Aug 2017 09:36

apron pix of 33 jets in hymenim squeezed into narrow lots - the 17 fencers+playtpus are the heavy hitters. the flankers mostly escort.
https://twitter.com/obretix/status/892099752355147776

there are reports the T4 palmyra airbase is now hosting a mix of russian gunships and Su25 and the Jirrah airbase east of aleppo has been restored to service for gunships to support the tiger forces . both of these are good locations if more Su25 can be flown in and deployed.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 11 Aug 2017 09:40

once the T2 is captured in desert it has a + shaped airstripe with cross runways and no infra. helicopter gunships can use it as a fwd operating base with some sheds used for basic repair and munitions.

this will be needed because the fighting from here on will be brutal whether to DEZ or Al bukamal. ISIS wont die easy and helis are great assets for recce and strike in such wide open desert

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby deejay » 11 Aug 2017 12:55

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/rebels-suffer-largest-setback-southern-syria-losing-sweida-jordan-borer/

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:25 A.M.) – The loss of the Sweida-Jordan border on Wednesday night is the biggest setback suffered by the once US-backed rebels in southern Syria since the start of this conflict.

With nearly 57km of border territory conceded to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP) in less than 16 hours, the Free Syrian Army’s Ahmad Al-‘Abdo Brigade’s were forced to abandon their posts and retreat across the Jordanian border.

As a result of their losses on Wednesday, the rebel forces have essentially given up on the Al-Sweida Governorate after more than a year of occupying the eastern part of the province.

For the Syrian Army, the capture of the Al-Sweida Governorate’s border with Jordan means the renewal of commerce with the regime in ‘Amman after more than two years of not sharing a crossing.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 11 Aug 2017 14:08

experiment by FSA bandits in welding a tank as a truck howitzer
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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 11 Aug 2017 14:12

with creeping tactics the syrians might have pressured the isis to leave madaan their last town in raqqa and situated on the dez province border
https://southfront.org/isis-reportedly- ... um=twitter

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby deejay » 11 Aug 2017 14:37

Singha wrote:experiment by FSA bandits in welding a tank as a truck howitzer
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This is crazy and interesting. Did it work? Advantages?

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Baikul » 11 Aug 2017 17:39

^^ Is that a full tank or the cupola and main gun? The recoil on that thing would be something to behold.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 11 Aug 2017 19:02

Its a full tank

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Philip » 11 Aug 2017 19:28

Great innovation one must say.I wonder about the recoil though,esp. when in the desert sands. Reg. the Platypus being used extensively in Syria,it has drawn much interest from various countries and Russia is sure to seel many of them to foreign customers. I still wonder why the IAF has not considered it to beef up its tactical strike capability.Far cheaper than the Rafales too! The MKIs fit the multi-role air-dom role,even after they've been upgraded to SS std. will still have as primary task to dominate the skies.
The heavy SU-34s could increase our strike capability,esp. as Rafale numbers are so small becos of costs.In a two-front war with both Pak and China,the demand for MKIs will be huge,even in the maritime theatre.Therefore possessing at least 2 sqds. of SU-34s would release more MKIs for sanitising the skies of Sino-Pak aircraft.Moreover,the cost of the aircraft is given as less than $40M a pop (Wiki $36M) ,meaning,on could get 5 SU-34s for the price of just one Rafale!

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Y. Kanan » 12 Aug 2017 03:15

Philip wrote:Great innovation one must say.I wonder about the recoil though,esp. when in the desert sands. Reg. the Platypus being used extensively in Syria,it has drawn much interest from various countries and Russia is sure to seel many of them to foreign customers. I still wonder why the IAF has not considered it to beef up its tactical strike capability.Far cheaper than the Rafales too! The MKIs fit the multi-role air-dom role,even after they've been upgraded to SS std. will still have as primary task to dominate the skies.
The heavy SU-34s could increase our strike capability,esp. as Rafale numbers are so small becos of costs.In a two-front war with both Pak and China,the demand for MKIs will be huge,even in the maritime theatre.Therefore possessing at least 2 sqds. of SU-34s would release more MKIs for sanitising the skies of Sino-Pak aircraft.Moreover,the cost of the aircraft is given as less than $40M a pop (Wiki $36M) ,meaning,on could get 5 SU-34s for the price of just one Rafale!


I hope the Russian campaign has convinced the IAF we don't need to buy Rafales, but I know it hasn't. They want that overpriced western gear even if it comes at the expense of readiness and combat power.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 12 Aug 2017 08:15

he visited saudi last week. this sellout is complete

Rafid Jaboori‏ @RafidFJ 10h10 hours ago

#Iraq #Shia cleric #Sadr calls for Iraqi Shia militias to leave #Syria and calls for #Assad to resign

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 12 Aug 2017 12:40

TØM CΛT‏ @TomtheBasedCat 10h10 hours ago
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12 ISIS died in Hawija during a farewell party for a suicide bomber after his belt detonated.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 12 Aug 2017 12:41

high ranking chechen emir killed in anbar by a PMU infiltration team
https://twitter.com/sayed_ridha/status/ ... 2328723456
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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 12 Aug 2017 21:46

https://twitter.com/thearabsource/statu ... 7715060738

Syrian parachute batallion drops into a place north of al kwom oasis to squeeze the sukhnah resafa gap

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 12 Aug 2017 22:33

More on the hybrid tank truck video in link

https://mobile.almasdarnews.com/article ... id-weapon/

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 13 Aug 2017 10:31

Singha wrote:https://twitter.com/thearabsource/status/896311697715060738

Syrian parachute batallion drops into a place north of al kwom oasis to squeeze the sukhnah resafa gap


Video of the operation

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Izo02w4htGI

Note the alligator heli

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Austin » 13 Aug 2017 13:45

New video of RuAF Su-25 , 24 and other aircraft operating in Syria , Quite good look inside Su-25SM cockpit and its operation from Syrian AB


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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Austin » 13 Aug 2017 13:56

Y. Kanan wrote:I hope the Russian campaign has convinced the IAF we don't need to buy Rafales, but I know it hasn't. They want that overpriced western gear even if it comes at the expense of readiness and combat power.


Doesnt really matter , The chances that our Politician/Babus would ask IAF to use these in real combat is extremely low.

No matter what IAF buys chances are for most of its life time it will end up being parade queen or used in multinational exercises.

The only good thing we can hope from these arms purchase is the help in building industrial base in desh and generate employment for locals if that truly happens due to Offsets and TOT/Lic Prod in desh


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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 14 Aug 2017 10:58

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#Suknah : #SAA free Al-Kadir, Khirbat al-Muqman and Bi'r Rahum from #Daesh v @Syria_Hezb_Iran . Distance to Sukhnah is reduced to 42 kms
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gate is being slowly closed to force ISIS to abandon an area the size of lebanon or risk getting trapped there permanently like tal afar and crushed later

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 14 Aug 2017 10:59

its a very rugged area and not amenable to any quick advances west of that blue line. that is why ISIS is tough to dislogde from there. east of that blue line it opens into deserts.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Gyan » 14 Aug 2017 11:13

Singha wrote:Emmanuel‏
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#Suknah : #SAA free Al-Kadir, Khirbat al-Muqman and Bi'r Rahum from #Daesh v @Syria_Hezb_Iran . Distance to Sukhnah is reduced to 42 kms
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gate is being slowly closed to force ISIS to abandon an area the size of lebanon or risk getting trapped there permanently like tal afar and crushed later


Has Iraq cleared Tal Afar? Iraq seems to have slowed down in mopping up remaining Daesh even after clearing up Mosul? I thought that after Mosul, rest of Iraq clean up will be done in 4 weeks.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 14 Aug 2017 13:30

iraqis have foolishly been negotiating with the turks about who should be allowed to clear Tal afar with turkiye dead against the PMU doing it. after endless talks the PM grew exasparated and now 20k people are on standby but no final word on when it should start. PMU is also part of the mix.

plus they were gutted by the long fight in mosul and needed a break the main army formations.

Hawija pocket continues to run strong

Anbar is awash with jihadis in the desert regions staging hit and run raids.

so Iraq is a long long way from being over.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 14 Aug 2017 13:31

Haidar Sumeri‏ @IraqiSecurity Aug 3
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The cretins in #Turkey are opposing "Shi'a forces" which include an Iraqi army brigade, 2 Federal Police brigades and a Hashd faction.
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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 14 Aug 2017 13:32

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Saudi's FM Jubeir has said that Qatar's demands for the internationalization of hajj is a "declaration of war" against the Wahhabi kingdom.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 14 Aug 2017 22:24

Leith Abou Fadel‏Verified account @leithfadel 5h5 hours ago
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More information from central Syria: Syrian Army liberates half of Al-Kom.....Da'esh defenses collapsing.

^^ this is midpoint of the sukhnah resafa gap in the map i posted . key oasis.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 14 Aug 2017 22:32

how many men do you need and how many artillery and c3i assets to properly close a 60km gap ? the answer is probably atleast 10,000 the syrians do not have more than 2000 at either end. and they have to look in other directions incl both sides of the gate for threats. so i suspect daish convoys will be sneaking through in strength when time comes.

only hope is they be located by air recon and taken out like iraqis did after fallujah fell.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 14 Aug 2017 22:41

looks like they have moved up from sukhnah as well and captured new areas. a meetup could be soon like tomorrow. bulk of isis are in the hills much further west near salamiyah. they better build tall berms and be ready....the isis bees will come with full force.


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CC to Anna News reporter, the Syrian Army advance to Tibah villge north Sokhneh and liberate sites on its Road.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby UlanBatori » 15 Aug 2017 10:03

how many men do you need and how many artillery and c3i assets to properly close a 60km gap ?


If u have Bredators on call, all u need is an outpost of 2 men on every hillock 5 km apart, with 10 man mobile detachments every 10 km apart, hain? If there is a breakout in force, Gen. Vodkov's merry bands can efficiently finish them off. Dust clouds are unavoidable, IMO and can be seen by day or moonlight. Only no-moon nights are good for sneak-outs, and infrared goggles should work fine even then.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 15 Aug 2017 10:43

fine in theory but even the US was unable to dominate the anbar countryside like this. take afghanistan - all they have are firebases like you described, with greater number like a platoon or two , mortars, HMG, M777 and air support on call but they are hardly able to control the movements of talibs/isis among the hilly areas. if you have small outposts ISIS will destroy in hit and run attacks and have already been doing so near T2 and in Anbar.

the bigger convoys might be detected and hit but smaller troops of 6 technicals will slip in and out easily.

the hilltops are known observation posts and can be attacked.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 15 Aug 2017 10:48

this pic from July5 shows one of the leaders of the discredited desert hawks in the same areas earlier
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Re: Levant crisis - III

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Night Operation of the Syrian Armed Forces to Capture El-Qder with the Support of the Russian Air Force



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