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Re: Levant crisis - III

Posted: 30 Sep 2017 09:34
by Singha
ISIS tried a sleeper cell tactic in Quraytyn well WEST of palmyra, but reports say these cells have been thrashed by SAA reentering the town which they had vacated due to reconciliation agreement.

Re: Levant crisis - III

Posted: 30 Sep 2017 12:07
by Singha
to end the war, syrians need to think a bit more conventionally now... ignore Idlib for some time .build up 2 armoured brigades , one on east bank under Zahreddine and one in T2 under another able leader and release them to roll up the ISIS with ruaf support. Tiger forces can continue in their distributed mode and foray east from the Euphrates in wide pincers to deal with both the SDF and ISIS ... they are also needed to cleanse north Hama.

the republican guard formations tied up around Damascus should be freed up as no real threat exists to damascus anymore. some of them are good exp in urban fighting and can help with capturing DEZ city LATER - its a monkey trap best avoided for now, laid by the SDF to keep the SAA embroiled in urban warfare. assad should welcome the SDF to try taking DEZ city if they want, they have been struggling to recapture the smaller raqqa for months now.

Re: Levant crisis - III

Posted: 30 Sep 2017 16:54
by Austin
Su-25 aka Flying tank in 60 seconds


Re: Levant crisis - III

Posted: 30 Sep 2017 17:01
by Yagnasri
Singha wrote:t


Hope u continue to be part of the brf sir. Hate to lose your wisdom.

Re: Levant crisis - III

Posted: 02 Oct 2017 11:08
by Philip
Putin is relentless in pursuing Russian interests. He took a big gamble with his intervention in Syria,but superb planning in advance by the Ru mil forces has seen Russia,Syria and pro-Iranian mil forces rout the ISI and western.Sunni coalition supported anti-Syrian rebels and mercenary forces combined!
Now that Russia has replaced the US as the dominant power in the region,the one that gets things done,a sea-change is taking place in the Arab world.The principal nations are now hedging their bets looking towards Russia who've established their supremacy in the region.Turkey has ditched the EU for better relations with Russia and now the Saudi monarch is going to Moscow to confabulate with Putin. With the mil. phase of the war almost over in Syria,the diplo-political war now begins.After all wasn't it Clausewitz who famously said that "war is politics buy other means"?

Putin as aid before has seized the opportunity without any timewasting. As the UIS struggles to keep its diplomatic compass point steady,whether it is reg. Syria,China or NoKo,Russia is swooping down with its simultaneous diplomatic offensive. The stakes are very high. Putin is trying to establish a new order in the region,so that tensions can reduce and the nations get down to the business of "business" ,making money and creating wealth and prosperity.Of course Russian arms manufacturers wil also benefit in the bargain! This is why India should be wary of dumping the FGFA JV with Russia as there is nothing else ready to replace it,no even the yet to be perfected JSF,at horrendous cost too,while China has commissioned the J-20. Should we withdraw,others may step in.

PL. read the interview in full,It is a lengthy one but sheds light on many important issues like the Afghan war,OBL,9/11,Qatar,origins of Daesh/ISIS,Yanquis in the region,oil,etc.

https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/2017 ... interview/
EXCLUSIVE: Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal on Cooperation Between Moscow and Riyadh

Re: Levant crisis - III

Posted: 03 Oct 2017 10:06
by Austin
Yesterday Huthi rebels shot-down a #USAF's MQ-9 over Sana'a #Yemen. It was flying in an anti-#AlQaeda mission

https://twitter.com/BabakTaghvaee/statu ... 1599723520

Re: Levant crisis - III

Posted: 03 Oct 2017 19:20
by Philip
Russia should restart SU-25 prod.for exports.200 in hand is a great asset.

Re: Levant crisis - III

Posted: 04 Oct 2017 12:51
by Austin
‘Faced with Russians & Iranians 24/7’: Israel calls for US to be more active in Syria

https://www.rt.com/news/405540-israel-s ... ssia-iran/

The Israeli defense minister has urged Washington to engage more in Syria, where President Bashar Assad "is winning." The official has asked for increased US involvement, saying Israel is struggling to deal with the "Russians, Iranians, and also the Turks and Hezbollah."

"We hope that the United States will be more active in the Syrian arena and in the Middle East in general,” Avigdor Lieberman said in an interview with Israel's Walla news on Tuesday.

“In the northern arena, we are faced with the Russians, Iranians, and also the Turks and Hezbollah. The public does not know everything and it's a good thing, but it's an investment and an effort 24 hours a day, seven days a week."


The minister went on to express his apparently grave concerns that "in spite of everything, Assad is winning the battle." He also called the situation in Syria "one of the greatest absurdities."


"The United States has quite a few challenges of their own, but as a trend, the more active the US is, the better," Lieberman said.

According to the right-wing Israeli official, “suddenly everyone is running to get closer to Assad,” including countries in the West “queuing” to win the Syrian president’s favor.

In another unfortunate scenario for Israel, the situation in Syria has led to widespread Iranian consolidation, according to Lieberman, who is known for his harsh statements and anti-Iranian stance.

Despite Israel generally not being involved in the Syrian war, there has long been a concern that the situation would see some of its main foes – Iran and Hezbollah, the Lebanese militant organization designated as a terrorist group by Israel and the US – gain a foothold of power in Syria.

Claiming “errant projectiles” from Syrian territory have reached Israel, the IDF has on several occasions targeted positions of the Syrian Army and allied forces. The Israeli military have also targeted military convoys within Syria, claiming they were carrying weapons for Hezbollah.

In a recent development in the region, Israel endorsed a referendum on the creation of an independent Kurdish state, despite a number of other nations having condemned the vote. Having warned that the Kurds' independence drive is a threat to the whole region, the Hezbollah chief, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has called the referendum a part of the US-Israeli plot to carve up the Middle East, saying that those nations are back on course to plunge the region into chaos by sowing division.

Re: Levant crisis - III

Posted: 04 Oct 2017 16:26
by Singha
I am here . Only said i would leave gdf not the other forums!!

Re: Levant crisis - III

Posted: 04 Oct 2017 16:43
by deejay
Singha wrote:I am here . Only said i would leave gdf not the other forums!!


Ah thanks! And I thought you've decided otherwise. :)

Re: Levant crisis - III

Posted: 04 Oct 2017 18:43
by Singha
russian MOD has shared video of the raid which killed 12 nusra emirs and wounded the khalifa joulani yesterday
https://muraselon.com/en/2017/10/video- ... ani-syria/

they are waging a ruthless air campaign in Idlib (on all factions) and east of dEz on ISIS. 2 of their contractors were captured by isis near sukhnah last week.

Re: Levant crisis - III

Posted: 04 Oct 2017 18:49
by Singha
video of raids east of dez.the bear is angry and willing to flatten anything in its path

https://muraselon.com/en/2017/10/video- ... dierezoor/

Re: Levant crisis - III

Posted: 04 Oct 2017 20:40
by Singha
map by Emmanuel
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Re: Levant crisis - III

Posted: 04 Oct 2017 21:15
by dnivas
yealla , I thght Singha was leaving the forums!!!!. hahaha

Re: Levant crisis - III

Posted: 05 Oct 2017 02:25
by Y. Kanan
Austin wrote:‘Faced with Russians & Iranians 24/7’: Israel calls for US to be more active in Syria

https://www.rt.com/news/405540-israel-s ... ssia-iran/

The Israeli defense minister has urged Washington to engage more in Syria, where President Bashar Assad "is winning." The official has asked for increased US involvement, saying Israel is struggling to deal with the "Russians, Iranians, and also the Turks and Hezbollah."

"We hope that the United States will be more active in the Syrian arena and in the Middle East in general,” Avigdor Lieberman said in an interview with Israel's Walla news on Tuesday.

“In the northern arena, we are faced with the Russians, Iranians, and also the Turks and Hezbollah. The public does not know everything and it's a good thing, but it's an investment and an effort 24 hours a day, seven days a week."


The minister went on to express his apparently grave concerns that "in spite of everything, Assad is winning the battle." He also called the situation in Syria "one of the greatest absurdities."


"The United States has quite a few challenges of their own, but as a trend, the more active the US is, the better," Lieberman said.

According to the right-wing Israeli official, “suddenly everyone is running to get closer to Assad,” including countries in the West “queuing” to win the Syrian president’s favor.

In another unfortunate scenario for Israel, the situation in Syria has led to widespread Iranian consolidation, according to Lieberman, who is known for his harsh statements and anti-Iranian stance.

Despite Israel generally not being involved in the Syrian war, there has long been a concern that the situation would see some of its main foes – Iran and Hezbollah, the Lebanese militant organization designated as a terrorist group by Israel and the US – gain a foothold of power in Syria.

Claiming “errant projectiles” from Syrian territory have reached Israel, the IDF has on several occasions targeted positions of the Syrian Army and allied forces. The Israeli military have also targeted military convoys within Syria, claiming they were carrying weapons for Hezbollah.

In a recent development in the region, Israel endorsed a referendum on the creation of an independent Kurdish state, despite a number of other nations having condemned the vote. Having warned that the Kurds' independence drive is a threat to the whole region, the Hezbollah chief, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has called the referendum a part of the US-Israeli plot to carve up the Middle East, saying that those nations are back on course to plunge the region into chaos by sowing division.


For Isreal, this is par for the course and the reason I don't consider them a friend of India. Isreal will arm and support any Islamist terror group that can wreak havoc and bring about anarchy, and they will do it even on their own borders. Isreal has a secure border, so they're happy to support the likes of Al-Queda or ISIS even in their own neighborhood. Doing so does not make Isreal more vulnerable; indeed Isreal knows they're such a hard target that they need not even fear blowback. They can have ISIS sitting right on their border and be no less safe than normal. No, what the Jews hate more than anything are secular, moderate Arabs because that variety of towel head is vastly more organized and likely to oppose Isreal's foreign policy. The Jews love Islamists and if they deem it useful, will happily support Pakistan and muslim terror groups operating against us in Afghanistan or even on our own territory. Isrealis have no use for Indian lives and cannot be trusted. We're fools to think otherwise. Just my opinion; I know most of you will disagree.

Re: Levant crisis - III

Posted: 05 Oct 2017 07:19
by Singha
https://muraselon.com/en/2017/10/exclus ... ghway-map/

tigers are 7km from al mayadeen the current HQ of daesh

Re: Levant crisis - III

Posted: 05 Oct 2017 07:21
by Singha
https://muraselon.com/en/2017/10/video- ... tern-hama/

the eastern hama pocket is now totally cleared. this will free up a few batallions for either west aleppo, north hama or T2 front.

Re: Levant crisis - III

Posted: 05 Oct 2017 07:23
by Singha
the 4th mech div which is the SAA's best equipped div seems to have entirely moved to DEZ and crossed the euphrates and also joined tigers on south bank.
https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/el ... il-fields/

Re: Levant crisis - III

Posted: 05 Oct 2017 07:30
by Singha
pic of the russian built bridge in dez - it can take 8000 vehicles per day incl tanks

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Re: Levant crisis - III

Posted: 05 Oct 2017 07:32
by Singha
the remnants of daesh in the desert have pressed a heavy attack on arak and sukhnah taking advantage of frontline units being further up in dez .
they also fomented a sleeper cell attack in quraytyn west of palmyra
now sea commandos magaweer al bahr from latakia coast have reached T4 near palmyra to help out

Ivan Sidorenko‏ @IvanSidorenko1 4h4 hours ago
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#Syria ANNA NEW Oleg About #Sukhnah : Arak - Sukhnah highway under #ISIS fire control, Arak fully Controlled by #SAA - #Sukhnah is Blocked/Cut by #ISIS from West, East, South. North of #Sukhnah is #SAA but #ISIS mortars target the road. - #Qaryatayn Still #ISIS held
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Re: Levant crisis - III

Posted: 05 Oct 2017 07:33
by Singha
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#Syria #Homs #T4_Airport #T4 #T4Airport #SAA #SyrianArmy Photos from Sea Commandos regiment / Navy Seals / Fawj Maghawir Al Bahar
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Re: Levant crisis - III

Posted: 05 Oct 2017 07:35
by Singha
the sea commandos are funded by the brother of the discredited desert hawks billionaire oil baron who relocated to russia until things cool down. some elements of the demobbed desert hawks were merged into sea commandoes and some into other regular saa units i believe. the leadership might have been spread around similarly.

Re: Levant crisis - III

Posted: 05 Oct 2017 07:36
by Singha
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DETAILS: Al-Nusra leader 'sustained shrapnel wounds & is in critical condition after losing his arm' - Defense Min http://on.rt.com/8oyr

Re: Levant crisis - III

Posted: 05 Oct 2017 07:41
by Singha
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Map: Syrian Army 60km away from Tanf border crossing. Al Safa pocket is technically empty & only needs demining

Re: Levant crisis - III

Posted: 05 Oct 2017 08:09
by Singha
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/10/04/polit ... index.html

russia accuses usa of letting ISIS launch the sukhnah attack staging from the al tanf zone.

Re: Levant crisis - III

Posted: 05 Oct 2017 19:18
by Singha
2 kilo ssk have unloaded another 10 kalibr on daesh south of dez

Re: Levant crisis - III

Posted: 05 Oct 2017 19:21
by Singha
Sputnik

Konashenkov noted that the attack on terrorist targets in the city of Mayadin was carried out to support the offensive of the Syrian government troops in Deir ez-Zor.
Konashenkov said the launches of 10 cruise missiles were made from a submerged position, adding that objective control equipment confirmed the destruction of all assigned targets.

"Daesh terrorist group in the area of Mayadin suffered significant damage, both in manpower and hardware," he said.

Re: Levant crisis - III

Posted: 05 Oct 2017 19:58
by Singha

Re: Levant crisis - III

Posted: 05 Oct 2017 23:08
by Singha
palmyra sukhnah road is opened.

sukhnah onward the road is closed. the town is under attack from 3 sides by mobile daesh units armed with mortars and ZSU23mm cannons. so far the motley collection of iraqi mukhabarat shield, afghan fatimid and palestini militias holding it have managed to hold off the attacks. help is being sent from the west via reinforcements flown into T4 or driving up from damascus.

in the east, the lead element of tiger forces/repub guard on south bank is 5km from al mayadeen. if they besiege mayadin and circle back toward T2, another huge isis pocket including the rats attacking sukhnah could get bagged.

Re: Levant crisis - III

Posted: 06 Oct 2017 04:52
by Philip
A Kilo normally carries only 4 missiles.Either these subs have been modified to carry more or one Sub was an N-boat.

Re: Levant crisis - III

Posted: 06 Oct 2017 09:40
by Singha
a kilo has room for 18 weapons in the torp room right. they could carry that many kalibr on a special deployment like this.

Re: Levant crisis - III

Posted: 06 Oct 2017 09:46
by Singha
ivan sidorenko got this from saa source
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Re: Levant crisis - III

Posted: 06 Oct 2017 14:20
by Austin
Philip wrote:A Kilo normally carries only 4 missiles.Either these subs have been modified to carry more or one Sub was an N-boat.


As standard armament IN Kilo carries 5 Klub and Russian Kilo carry 8 Kalbir but that is standard for Syrian deployment they will likely carry more kalbir then torpedoes.

Re: Levant crisis - III

Posted: 06 Oct 2017 18:30
by Singha
Muraselon.com tigers as usual going for juggler vein. They have organic artillery not much but very precise i saw a video shat they did in mallah farms aleppo

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Military source confirmed to Muraselon website that the Elite Syrian forces – Tiger forces , Supported by the Russian Air forces stormed Al-Mayadeen from the west Axis .

The Syrian Army liberated Al-Rahba Castle , Oven and grain silos in West part of Al-Mayadeen , ” the Progress continues with Heavy clashes ” the source Added .

Yesterday , Military source confirmed to Muraselon that 2 km left for the combat forces to reach Al-Mayadeen

Re: Levant crisis - III

Posted: 06 Oct 2017 19:15
by periaswamy
From article about "calm before storm" in the NoKo-SoKo thread
Trump said "tremendous progress" had been made with ISIS, adding, "I guess the media's going to be finding out about that over the next short period of time." He also said Iran should not be allowed to obtain nuclear weapons.


So pentagon/GOTUS actively worked against Russia's takedown of ISIS, to the extent of doing a Dostum airlift on ISIS leadership, and now is taking credit for crushing ISIS. All that remains is a hollywood flick with some action hero in his underwear machine gunning down ISIS for this US farce to be complete. (corrected: "gunning down ISIS in his underwear" suggested ISIS gaining access to action hero's wardrobe)

Re: Levant crisis - III

Posted: 06 Oct 2017 23:03
by Singha
next stop after mayadin is the twin cities of al bukamal - al qaim. that would be last major urban center held by ISIS. no more room for their emirs to run if the playing field be fair.

raqqa siege has now completed its 120th day.

iraqis are in process of crushing the hawija pocket.

after that its the vast deserts of dez, anbar and nineveh left for the remnants to play insurgents in

Re: Levant crisis - III

Posted: 06 Oct 2017 23:14
by Singha
ruaf used bunker buster type weapons to destroy around 1000t of explosives/grads stored by the Nusra over 2 yrs at a airbase called abu al duhur somewhere in idlib - video shows few of some 30+ strikes flown for this purpose

https://twitter.com/MIG29_/status/916312484675325952

Re: Levant crisis - III

Posted: 06 Oct 2017 23:17
by Singha
it is dual runway base and top right, the web of mud tracks leads to many bunkers
https://www.google.co.in/maps/@35.73671 ... a=!3m1!1e3

Re: Levant crisis - III

Posted: 06 Oct 2017 23:20
by Singha
russian sats and drones have carefully logged all the old and new bunkers in Idlib over the past 2 years and are going after them now.
some are used for storage, some for weapons production and some to hide vehicles/arty/grads until use.

Re: Levant crisis - III

Posted: 07 Oct 2017 15:06
by Singha
https://sputniknews.com/amp/middleeast/ ... errorists/

Ruaf continues to pound isis in border tracts