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Levant crisis - III

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 04 Sep 2017 08:30

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#Breaking
Tiger forces can be seen by SAA at Sanouf hill.15 attack helicopters,more than 25 jets supporting advance,soon they will link up

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Shanmukh » 04 Sep 2017 09:38

@UB-saar, Singha-saar,
Thanks for the info. If Deir az Zor is relieved, what comes next? Idlib? Or will they try to take full control of the Euphrates valley?

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 04 Sep 2017 12:10

euphrates valley is #1 priority - population , oil , water, roads into iraq , strategic location. it is a must-do mission.

Idlib will be sorted out later with turkish help in double and triple crossing the affected jihadis. the russians 'manage relations' with various groups therein and will likely pay off some factions to go after the others. AQ (nusra) will be hit, that even the US agrees and the EU is fervently praying more of these do not migrate west.

though its never officially acknowledged the NYT article i posted means there are track2 links even between mortal enemies like ISIS and hezbollah and they do strike small deals if only for tactical benefits and to settle accounts later. the senior IRGC gent whose body was returned was part of a small unit (3 ppl i think) of hezbollah killed somewhere in between sukhnah and T2 in the initial days of the advance into that desert region.

i feel its likely the assad govt and isis had a track2 'deal' of sorts for neither side to bombard the civilian areas of DEZ and restrict fighting to combat unit areas only and perhaps even pay isis a ransom to keep things like limited kerosene for cooking stoves, telecom service and subsistence food to be provided ..... for a city in war for 5 years it does not look like aleppo did. amaq did not show the widespread use of hell cannons that made life hell in aleppo for years, which they very well could have used from their parts of the town. ISIS perhaps wanted to rule the town and gain subjects than rule over a wasteland.

none of it will be officially acknowledged though.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 04 Sep 2017 12:23

Uqayribat has fallen despite wide use of women and children suicide bombers and the last Hama pocket is now splintered into 3 parts. saa are swarming over the surrounding areas and trying to hunt down any remaining mainline units.

I would give it a week looking at rugged nature of area and extensive IEDs clearing ops.

but effectively the ISIS reign over central syrian hills is over...formalities (upcharikta) are left.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 04 Sep 2017 16:07

the main column from sukhnah is moving ahead on highway toward ash sholah to link up with tigers who struck cross country and on small roads. isis probably withdrew all units to euphrates. T2 should fall soon.

Leith Abou Fadel‏Verified account @leithfadel 4m4 minutes ago

Some information about its liberation: the operation was led by forces under General Khaddour

Kabawjb in western Deir Ezzor has been liberated.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 04 Sep 2017 16:08

al masdar::

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is expected to lift the siege on the provincial capital of Deir Ezzor within the next 48 hours, the governor of this province, Ibrahim Samra, told Reuters News Agency this morning.

“The heroes of the army will arrive at Deir ez-Zor in 24-48 hours at the most,” Samra stated

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 04 Sep 2017 16:15

ppl are waiting in the streets for good news
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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby UlanBatori » 04 Sep 2017 16:15

No updates on Twitter. RT.com says SAA "ready to enter" D-e-Z

The key Euphrates city of Deir ez-Zor has been under terrorist siege for two and a half years, after being cut off from government-held areas in May 2015 during the jihadists’ offensive on Palmyra. The surrounded city, alongside a neighboring military base and airfield, have since been supplied with food and ammunition via airdrops by Russian and Syrian transport planes and helicopters.

On Sunday, the Syrian Army attacked IS barricades on the southwestern outskirts of the city, Sana news agency reported, killing several terrorists and seizing their weapons and ammunition.

“We carried out at dawn a successful raid against one of ISIS terrorists’ barricades in the direction of the Water Resources area through crawling and infiltrating it and throwing several bombs when we almost approached the area, killing all the terrorists at the site,” one of the soldiers told Sana.

The Syrian Army units have also expanded control in al-Badia, “eliminating the last gatherings of the organization in Hreibsha area that is located in the southwest of Deir Ezzor province.” According to Sana news agency, many terrorists have fled as the army is also advancing east of al-Sukhneh toward Deir ez-Zor.

ISIL militants are still attempting to stop the advancement of the Syrian troops by relocating to the Deir ez-Zor region armor, pick-up trucks with high-caliber machine guns mounted on them, weapons and ammunition. They are creating fortifications with positions for artillery and mortars,” the Russian Defense Ministry reported Saturday.

In response, the Russian forces in Syria intensified airstrikes on the jihadists, destroying their armored vehicles, tanks, artillery positions and supply depots.

Despite massive redeployment of fighters and military hardware by the Islamic State terrorists from other parts of Iraq and Syria to Deir ez-Zor, the Syrian Army, with the help of the Russian Air Force, has been advancing toward the city on several fronts.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby UlanBatori » 04 Sep 2017 16:22

Al-Masdar News‏Verified account @TheArabSource 3h3 hours ago

British troops withdraw from south #Syria, end training to militants https://aml.ink/Hm7ES #FSA #UK

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 04 Sep 2017 19:27

24 Resistance Axis‏ @Syria_Hezb_Iran 30m30 minutes ago
Replying to @Syria_Hezb_Iran
BREAKING: #SAA only 3 kilometers away from breaking #ISIS siege to #DeirEzZor City.

#Syrian State TV

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 04 Sep 2017 19:32

old pic of the tiger back when he was a colonel - at some point i think he suffered a facial injury and partial paralysis and got some plastic surgery done. his mobility may also be a bit impaired. flies in a gazelle helicopter.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 04 Sep 2017 21:14

Reports of isis abandoning western sides of dez and moving east across river...

Proof of pudding willbe if they defend jabal thardeh when the sukhnah horde rolls in or cuts and runs

From end to end dez is large around 10km

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Suresh S » 04 Sep 2017 21:29

Gold medal to Singha from me for covering the Syrian war. Tx

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby UlanBatori » 04 Sep 2017 21:59

Man! We have waited a LOOONG time for this.
Peto Lucem Retweeted
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1,800m until Syrian Army forces meet up on 137th Brigade axis


That's within machine-gun range. Those in the way will get it from front and back.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby UlanBatori » 04 Sep 2017 22:07

Peto Lucem Retweeted
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Breaking: Al Majbal area on the outskirts of brigade 137 has been liberated. The 2 armies are close to meeting #Deir Ezzor

Earlier map (when they claimed 2km to go)

https://twitter.com/PetoLucem

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby UlanBatori » 04 Sep 2017 22:18

Ivan Sidorenko‏ @IvanSidorenko1 2h2 hours ago
#Syria #DeirEzZor 7 Car Bombs Destroyed by the #SAA #SyrianArmy during today's Advancement Towards #DeirEzZor City to lift the Siege

Ivan Sidorenko‏ @IvanSidorenko1 2h2 hours ago
#Syria #DeirEzzor #DeirEzzur #Deir_ez_Zor Two #SAA #SyrianArmy Soldiers Martyred during todays advancements R.I.P.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 04 Sep 2017 22:19

People are counting it down like a important odi run chase

Last night some ghatak platoons of tiger forces nabhan group scouted out the route and hit some isis positions from rear before retreating to call in the main attack which is now on as dusk falls

1800m is a 10 minute jog

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby UlanBatori » 04 Sep 2017 22:21

Ivan Sidorenko‏ @IvanSidorenko1 Sep 3
#Syria #DeirEzZor Captain Alaa Dawood was also Martyred today during the advance to lift the siege on #DeirEzZor (Vehicles Targeted by ATGMs

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby UlanBatori » 04 Sep 2017 22:21

Ivan Sidorenko‏ @IvanSidorenko1 Sep 3
#Syria Honorary Major General Ghassan Jamil Saeed from Kweires airbase was Martyred during todays advance to lift the siege of #DeirEzZor

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby UlanBatori » 04 Sep 2017 22:23

Ooo! https://twitter.com/IvanSidorenko1 :eek: :eek:
Ivan Sidorenko‏ @IvanSidorenko1 Sep 3
#Syria #Hama #EasternHama 1 Hr ago Female #Syrian Reporter Did a Live Feed from #uqayrbat #Uqayribat With #SAA #SyrianArmy Fourth Division

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby UlanBatori » 04 Sep 2017 22:25

Ivan Sidorenko‏ @IvanSidorenko1 27m27 minutes ago

#Syria #DeirEzZor #SRG 800th Commando Battalion Says 18 Minutes ago they arrived to Kabbaj Village Outskirts & Heavily bombarding Village

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 04 Sep 2017 22:26

Foreign isis leaders have fled town per reports. Unlike aleppo where jihadis fought very hard the isis might no longer have the units ready for a strong fight here. Attempts to send forces could be hit from air

https://twitter.com/sayed_ridha/status/ ... 1341188097

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby UlanBatori » 04 Sep 2017 22:33

SAA is still losing good men to ATGMs and car bombs. So the Xits haven't given up. Nowhere to retreat to?

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 04 Sep 2017 23:12

Dez to albukamal is around 100km of isis infested settled areas

Still long ways to go

Up north madaan is another well defended nest

t2 station in desert is blocking the route to albukamal so far

Iraqi army is nowhere seen west of haditha dam

Its start of end for isis the raqqa and dez thing but not the end

Lets not forget also the 100s of kurds and arabs who died in raqqa manbij and kobane good men and women too just trying to live and save their families

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 04 Sep 2017 23:20

Pro rebel commentators.

Ahmad Yosef @AhmadYo02582916
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Russia is preparing for a massive genocide in Idlib and Aleppo with conspiracy of the west




Ahmad Yosef Retweeted
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After months of silence, #Russian jets (picture shows Su-34) are back over rebel-held #Idlib and #Aleppo provinces.

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 04 Sep 2017 23:21

Some kind of triple crossing deal is in effect
Perhaps turkish pasand munnas would be given a seat in post war talks and so too some nato proxies

Then everyone will squash the nusra hts

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 04 Sep 2017 23:38

Video Gen zahreddine at brigade 137 base on walkie talkie to tigers

A belt of minefield is being removed to open a channel

https://mobile.twitter.com/miladvisor/s ... 76/video/1

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby UlanBatori » 05 Sep 2017 02:40

Hamosh‏ @Hamosh84 3h3 hours ago
Replying to @Hamosh84
People of #DeirezZour are preparing with decorations & banners to welcome the #SAA & Allies once they break the siege! #Syria


Wonder why they don't bring a busload of ISIS to walk across the minefield and clear it...

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby UlanBatori » 05 Sep 2017 06:16

Ivan Sidorenko‏ @IvanSidorenko1 2h2 hours ago
#Syria Syrian Reporter for Al Alam News Network Just Posted Hes traveling to #DeirEzZor & Tomorrow is the grand day of Triumph/Victory.

van Sidorenko‏ @IvanSidorenko1 2h2 hours ago

#Syria #DeirEzZor Now : #RuAF raids on Al Shumayttiyeh and Al Khurayyta west of #Deir_Ezzor #DeirEzzur #DeirezZour
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Ivan Sidorenko‏ @IvanSidorenko1 2h2 hours ago

#Syria #EasternGhouta #EastGhouta The Nightly Routine Rockets launched by #SAA #SRG has started targeting Jobar & Ain Tarmah Axis's
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Ivan Sidorenko‏ @IvanSidorenko1 2h2 hours ago

#Syria #Damascus #EastGhouta #EasternGhouta The Night Time Rockets are now dropping on the heads of Gunmen in #Jobar
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Ivan Sidorenko‏ @IvanSidorenko1 2h2 hours ago

#Syria #DeirEzZor Latest post by Sham News Network (The only Source claiming #Tiger_Forces entered Brigade 137 @ 1:05 AM.)

Ivan Sidorenko‏ @IvanSidorenko1 2h2 hours ago

#Syria #DeirEzZor Unconfirmed Pro militant Reports say yesterday 4 #ISIS #Daesh Convoys entered Syria from #Iraq 2 > al Bukamal & 2 > Deir

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 05 Sep 2017 06:17

Cmdr of the airport garrison col waer ismandar

https://mobile.twitter.com/IvanSidorenk ... 37/photo/3

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 05 Sep 2017 07:11

Two Russian contract soldiers have been killed in Syria in mortar shelling by Islamic State terrorists, the Russian defense ministry said on Monday
According to the ministry, the servicemen were escorting a motor convoy of the Russian center for reconciliation of the warring parties.

“The motor convoy came under mortar shelling by Islamic State terrorists in the province of Deir ez-Zor. As a result of shelling, one serviceman was killed and another one was badly wounded,” the ministry said. “The wounded serviceman was promptly taken to hospital but died of deadly wounds, despite efforts taken by medics.”

The men were recommended for state decorations.

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https://muraselon.com/en/2017/09/2-russ ... eir-ezzor/

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 05 Sep 2017 07:14

instead of a low key linked x-country at brigade 137 base, the syrians are probably waiting for the main relief column with food trucks and armour from the Ash sholah side which would be around 15km off by now and proceeding with caution against mines and VBIED attacks. Gen Mohd Khaddour would be there to lead it in and I guess Tiger will fly in on his gazelle helicopter. senior govt officials from Damascus might also fly in to lift morale.

ISIS might try some surprise attack like unleashing a swarm of VBIED from north or south so none can let their guard down. they will have to clear some areas around the town to declare things safe for the residents. the eastern shore of the river with suburbs and farms will need clearing soon.

lots to do...

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 05 Sep 2017 07:17

SouthFront‏ @southfronteng 6h6 hours ago
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Syrian Army, Russian Attack Helicopters Destroyed 18 ISIS VBIEDs During Monday Clashes With ISIS Near Deir Ezzor http://dlvr.it/Pkn1GN

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 05 Sep 2017 07:19

FlorianGeyer RichardD • 3 hours ago
I look forward to seeing an S400 battery atop Thardah mountain very soon:)

:D :twisted:

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 05 Sep 2017 07:21

repub guard column on sukhnah axis with russian ATGM crew

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 05 Sep 2017 07:29

https://southfront.org/kurdish-peshmerg ... um=twitter
Peshmerga forces, a military force of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, have executed a high number of ISIS members that had surrendered to or had been captured by Kurdish units north of the recently liberated town of Tal Afar in northern Iraq.

According to reports, the number of killed ISIS members is up to 400.

If it’s officially confirmed, this will be a major blow to the public image of Kurdish forces in Iraq.

Furthermore, the mass execution could easily boost support to ISIS and to trigger a series of terrorist attacks against soft targets in the Iraqi Kurdistan.

SF does not release alleged photos of the incident. However, they could be easily found online

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Postby Singha » 05 Sep 2017 07:32

from the ISIS convoy it seems the 24 or so red crescent ambulances were permitted to move to ISIS area carrying wounded and some women and children. of the 17 buses, 7 are in no-mans land and 10 have returned to govt areas perhaps to seek a new life in Idlib


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