Levant crisis - III

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 01 Feb 2018 07:37

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For the first time since #Turkey started its "Olive Branch", Turkish Air Force bombed the city of #Afrin #Syria, causing 3 dead and several wounded. There are a bit less than one million inhabitants in the city (including IDP).
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The city is not surrounded: the south of #Afrin is open to the area under the Syrian government control. The Syrian Army is allowing the flow of people weapons, munitions, food and medicine in and out of the city.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 01 Feb 2018 07:38

ISIS is still very much alive both west and east of the river. they are like scorpions , need to eat once a month and can live under any rock.

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#Syria #DeirEzZor #Bukamal #AlBukamal #AbuKamal #Abu_Kamal Al-Bukamal - البوكمال - Liwa Fatemiyoun / Fatimid Banner / Fatemiyoun Division Say in the past 48 HOURS Units of the Resistance & Hezbollah Repelled Two LARGE Attacks by #ISIS #Daesh @ Mayadin - Bukamal Area.

note the M16 rifles captured by the syrians in bukamal

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Re: Levant crisis - III

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Syrian Army liberates ~18 new locations in NW of #AbuDuhur city.After liberation Tell Sultan #SAA ~16km away from #Saraqib and ~32km away from besieged Fu'ah-Kafarya pocket.#Idlib /#Aleppo

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 01 Feb 2018 07:45

the turkiye convoy of 100 vehicles that tried to occupy El Eis above was trying to block a potential syrian prong from that direction toward Saraqib and safeguard the eastern flanks of Idlib on behalf of the Nusra their buddies.

a couple of trucks were burned by the warning mode shelling by syrians near the convoy which retreated to some areas in the north.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

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Territorial Map Syrian Arab Republic (31 Jan, 2018)

#SAA: 101937,33 km² (52,9%)
#SDF: 47547,52 km² (24,7%)
#FSA (+ #HTS): 17834,37 km² (9,2%)
#ISIS: 17085,49 km² (8,9%)
#TAF: 7318,18 km² (3,8%)
#IDF: 1155 km² (0,6%)

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Re: Levant crisis - III

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#TAF & #FSA capture Bak Ubāsī, securing Shengal & Khalil Kalku. #SDF / #YPG / #YPJ launch counter-attack on contested CP 740 (Kêvire Kerr) & Qornê. #AFRIN #OpOliveBranch
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Re: Levant crisis - III

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https://muraselon.com/en/2018/02/sdf-18 ... ear-afrin/

SDF infiltration team downs 15 turks per their statement.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 01 Feb 2018 17:03

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A common question is how do opposition groups get weapons and supplies to the East Ghouta,, despite being besieged......opposition groups have a sophisticated network of tunnels that are used to evade the Syrian military. Often times, rebels travel through rural Damascus 1/2

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from Dara'a. They reach southern Damascus and begin smuggling the weapons and supplies. Sometimes they are caught before reaching their destinations, but they are relatively successful.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 01 Feb 2018 22:49

jihadis singing soulful song of war - video

https://twitter.com/jenanmoussa/status/ ... 6056679424

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Re: Levant crisis - III

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#Russia|n SSO officer in #Syira armed with #Steyr SSG 08 and holstered #Yarygin (6P35) sidearm, standing next to a tripod mounted Hensoldt (ex-Zeiss) x20-60 spotting scope. Note helmet mounted GoPro HERO5 and Petzl Strix w/ visible & IR light modes.

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^^ usually seen with syrian forces to call in air strikes

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Shanmukh » 02 Feb 2018 06:37

@Singha,
Fantastic overview of the involved groups in the Syrian rebels. Thanks.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 02 Feb 2018 07:28

video east of Idlib a Frogfoot is hit by anti aircraft cannon near the wing root but survives to fly away

https://twitter.com/NorthernStork/statu ... 5126329344

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 02 Feb 2018 07:38

FSA mercs abuse the corpse of a dead YPJ female soldier

https://twitter.com/AzadiRojava/status/ ... 4509998080

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 02 Feb 2018 07:39

turks are steadily clawing their way into northern afrin . YPG unable to turn the tide and attack their rear at other points.
they were only effective vs ISIS due to US air support and lack the organic tanks, howitzers, mine layers, meteorit UR77, TOS1 flamethrowers and even the crude elephant rockets the syrians/IRGC bring to any serious fight. all they have are some Milan ATGMs.

they seem to lack the workshops and weapons making cottage industry that all the other players SAA, Nusra, ISIS bring to table. points to a lack of education and engineering expertise and civilian industry in the rojava belt . the PKK is probably even more rustic.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 02 Feb 2018 07:45

here is a year old but superb report on how ISIS armour workshops worked even under russian air power. they were able to manufacture spares and upkeep all varieties of tanks, IFVs and even build VBIEDs and technicals calmly using agile and concealment tactics. they surely had ex iraqi and syrian army technical people in the ranks , apart from civilian people from automobile workshops

YPG gets these readymade imports of vehicles delivered by the US and seems to lack much of this expertise to keep adapting and repairing things. all they have are pickup trucks. they lack even basic 105mm cannons. completely at mercy of their US overlords who turn the tap on and off and do not share the technology and maintainence workshops.

http://spioenkop.blogspot.in/2017/08/ar ... ry-of.html

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 02 Feb 2018 07:49

seems even before Oct 2014, a year before russians made a armed intervention in syria, the shadowy GRU ELINT units were onsite in Syria to provide intel to the Shia Crescent alliance . details were found in a captured base that was vacated. they have really honed their skills in eastern ukraine as well.

http://spioenkop.blogspot.in/2014/10/ca ... veals.html

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 02 Feb 2018 08:32

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The rebels fighting with Turkey are supposedly the moderate ones. Can you image who’s left in Idlib?

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 02 Feb 2018 08:36

Erdogan working his audience. suit boot jihadis screaming their support


Shouts of "War, Jihad and Martyrdom" erupts among the crowd of the youth convention held by #Erdogan family foundation #TUGVA as Turkish president vows to set the world straight with his faith.

Held today in presidential palace in #Turkey's capital Ankara
watch with sound
https://twitter.com/abdbozkurt/status/9 ... 1024427009

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 02 Feb 2018 08:38

^^ must be the AKP stormtroops who responded in minutes with weapons and mobilization in istanbul during the coup as mosque loudspeakers blared for the faithful to come out and fight the coup plot.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 02 Feb 2018 13:48

the YPJ woman who was mutilated, her name is Darine Kobane, had fought in raqqa against ISIS before
https://twitter.com/AzadiRojava/status/ ... 1894147072

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 02 Feb 2018 15:46

Idlib op is now postponed. tiger forces are moving SE to help end the large ISIS pocket that is in north hama est 1000 fighters inside.

just shows the sheer paucity of effective offensive formations in the SAA. I have lost count of the battles and messes the tigers had to fix, everywhere from aleppo to al bukamal.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Parasu » 02 Feb 2018 21:20

If Putin is a great chess player for trying to wean Turkey away from Nato, then so is Biden for supporting neo fascists in Ukraine.
If Kurds are collateral damage in the big strategic game, then so were the 40 ethnic Russians burnt in Odessa trade building too.
What were we outraging for then?!
And if Russia is right in supporting jihadis now, then so was US earlier. All moral high ground is gone. Russia is just another terrorist supporting entity.
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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 02 Feb 2018 21:28

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#SAA Tiger Forces to hand over their positions to another #SAA units
The next task is to clear #ISIS
pocket in #HamaCS to prevent any attacks from behind
Other #SAA units with allies to storm Al Eis soon and the target is Kafrya Al Fowaa, I don’t expect this front to be a success
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Update:
Earlier today #Turkey issued to all the militias from Al Eis all the day way to Kafrya /Al Fowaa an order to retreat from their positions, or they will be bombed by #RuAF with no backup.
But until now the planes are still dropping ammo+aids to the two besieged towns.



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The order was broadcasted through the militias communication devices, due to the continuous drops on the two towns, the militias are suspecting a large battle to occur after the arrival of the troops.




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Replying to @WaelAlHussaini
Why don't you expect the front (towards Al Eis) to be a success?



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Heavily it's heavily fortified by HTS the front between Khan Touman and Al Eis. On the same time SAA units there are not so good




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If there's any soldier thinks this way and expect nothing (good) from an attempt to storm Al Eis, it's better not to begin at all, to my opinion, and wait for better troops to do the job. So, I don't think there will be an offensive towards Al Eis with mediocre troops.



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SAA 4th Division and Hezbollah and others were very successful in south Aleppo during late 2015. With sufficient RuaF support they took Hadher, Al Eis, Khan Touman and loads of other areas in like 2 months


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Exactly, the Tigers werent there at the time(IIRC they were busy with breaking the siege on Kuweires).And the 4th division and Hezb/IRGC/Nujaba did just fine, as long as they have access to direct RUAF air support everything should be good.That being said i expect heavy combat.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 02 Feb 2018 21:29

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A lot of troops will be freed by eliminating ISIS pocket, to be used in next offensive.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 02 Feb 2018 21:37

well hidden YPG atgm team takes out a white FSA technical at long range. its a metis or kornet i dont know which, but not a milan for sure
https://twitter.com/MrKyruer/status/959407907988213761

one FSA "leader" named abu abbas seems to have been kia in this blast

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 03 Feb 2018 06:48

Ppl of saraqib digging trenches the pic claims

https://twitter.com/markito0171/status/ ... 93024?s=17

The aleppo to saraqib to hama main highway is the obvious next goal of saa as abu duhur is now wrapped up

But might start after a few weeks only as tigers moved south to clear the north hama isis pocket. Could be maskirovka to setup a strike from aleppo axis too

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Austin » 03 Feb 2018 22:10

Su-25 lost in Combat , unconfirmed report pilot dead

Video showing the site of the crash of a Russian jet after being shot down over Saraqib

https://twitter.com/michaelh992/status/ ... 5980486658

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 03 Feb 2018 22:24

BEIRUT, LEBANON: Rebel fighters shot down a Russian plane over Syria's northwest Idlib province on Saturday and captured its pilot, a monitor said.

"Rebel factions shot down a Sukhoi 25. The Russian pilot came down in a parachute, before being captured," said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.


^^ it was bound to happen, with Su25 flying quite low in broad daylight in range of ZSU23-2 and HMGs even mounted on technicals.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 03 Feb 2018 22:28

pilot died in the incident. Jaysh al Nasr it seems.

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/br ... ed-rebels/

they must have captured and killed him, he is not in flight dress

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 03 Feb 2018 22:30

tiger forces maskirovka in full flow....reported headed to another front but turns up in a new place

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/br ... r-reports/

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 03 Feb 2018 22:32

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:05 P.M.) – The Russian Navy has just fired several cruise missiles over the Idlib countryside, pro-government activists in Latakia reported this afternoon.

The cruise missiles reportedly targeted the eastern countryside of the Idlib Governorate, where the downed Russian pilot was killed today

^^^ I would imagine they will send in more manned a/c incl heavies to ravage the Saraqib area now.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Parasu » 03 Feb 2018 22:40

So Jaish Al Nasr shot down a Russian plane and killed the pilot.
Jaish al Nasr is a constituent of Free Syrian Army armed by USA and Turkey, previously. The one, Putin is helping in smashing the evil kurds now.

The life of this Russian pilot, as the earlier one in 2015, is a small price to pay for the great strategic victory Putin will achieve when he rips Turkey away from USA.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

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Russia works with Turkey to get back the Russian pilot dead body..
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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby UlanBatori » 03 Feb 2018 22:49

Unfortunately, yes.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 03 Feb 2018 22:49

video of plane going down and ejection

https://muraselon.com/en/2018/02/breaki ... ned-idlib/

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Re: Levant crisis - III

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Map |Syrian Army seizes more villages south Aleppo , 15 km to Saraqeb , 29 km to Fua

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 03 Feb 2018 23:06

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Erdogan’s Spokesman Kalin: "There is no communication, no relationship, direct or indirect. Nothing with the Syrian regime, at any level. I can say that categorically & very clearly”. There's no deal with Russia 'you give Idlib and take Afrin'... they are two separate operations

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Re: Levant crisis - III

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iran accuses saudi intel of supplying arms to irani kurds

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wir ... n-52596411


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