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    Syrian Civil War: News #2

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    JohninMK
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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #2

    Post  JohninMK on Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:44 am

    OK folks, we now know that there are 10 A-10s at Incirlik, replacing the 6 F-16s (probably the ones that hit Aleppo power station). The A-10, with the Su-25, are optimised for the CAS role, especially anti-armour with its gun and Hellfires.

    We can assume that the Su-25s are, as well as being directed at known pre-determined targets, probably being Forward Air Controlled by either embedded Russian advisers or SAA specialists as well, it is too sensible not to do it.

    If US/NATO may use them just as a 5000m bomb carrier like the Su-24. But what if they are going to use them in both roles as well, where will the FAC be? No problem with Kurds vs ISIS, but say where the SAA is fighting ISIS or even Nusra vs ISIS. Whereas an F-16 would merge in with many other similar shaped aircraft the A-10 sticks out as a definite video opportunity. If a Stinger rises out of a crowded battlefield and hits one, who fired it will be difficult to prove.

    I don't think I have put it very well but this could be about to get very nasty.

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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #2

    Post  Cyberspec on Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:07 am

    I don't think I have put it very well but this could be about to get very nasty.

    There's always that risk....but I don't think Daesh has much of an air-defence since the Kwereis airport is being supplied by Mi-8 helicopters....I don't recal any being lost Question ...also Syrian MiG-21's operate from the airbase

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    A recent tweet (posted 2 hrs ago) about DeirEzzor / Kweiris airport front

    #Syria - #Russian air force (#RuAF) launched airstrikes targeting #ISIS militants on the outskirts of #DeirEzzor military airport.
    https://twitter.com/IraqiSuryani1/status/656938590220460032

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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #2

    Post  Militarov on Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:01 am

    "Reports that a small number of MANPAD's (probably Stingers) entered Syria & are now in the possession of the mujahidin."

    Okay, this guy is member of Nusra, and till this day he was fairly good source of info.


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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #2

    Post  Cyberspec on Thu Oct 22, 2015 6:49 am

    Cyberspec wrote:A recent tweet (posted 2 hrs ago) about DeirEzzor / Kweiris airport front

    #Syria - #Russian air force (#RuAF) launched airstrikes targeting #ISIS militants on the outskirts of #DeirEzzor military airport.
    https://twitter.com/IraqiSuryani1/status/656938590220460032

    So it sounds like Daesh did manage to penetrate the outer defences but got attacked from the air

    Russian Air Force Saves the Day Again at the Deir Ezzor Airport: ISIS Suffers Over 50 Casualties
    http://www.almasdarnews.com/article/russian-air-force-saves-the-day-again-at-the-deir-ezzor-airport-isis-suffers-over-50-casualties/


    Apparently the aim of these stubborn attacks by IS is to reopen the Aleppo-Raqqa highway

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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #2

    Post  Erk on Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:25 am



    South Front military update.

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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #2

    Post  Regular on Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:54 am

    I do hope to see Russian boots on the ground for limited ops. Volunteers or something, just like hezzie troops. They would bulldoze those monkeys back to where they came from. Now SAA has all the support they need, but they are still soft.

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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #2

    Post  Khepesh on Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:35 am

    Entertaining fake of MiG-21 dropping a bomb.

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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #2

    Post  TheArmenian on Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:51 am

    Khepesh wrote:Entertaining fake of MiG-21 dropping a bomb.

    A mix of 2 or more clips.

    The MiG-21 dropping a bomb is real (it is a 2 year old video). The rest is added.

    here is the original MiG-21 clip:


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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #2

    Post  Khepesh on Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:15 am

    Change the snackbar for a hohol and this could just as well be Obama phoning Poroshenko

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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #2

    Post  Cyberspec on Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:10 pm

    ^^^^
    Laughing

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    Good news from the Aleppo front...

    Jurat al-Jah'hash, Rasm al-Sheikh Qiqan, Deir Saliba, Kfar Obeid and Qariyat Blass all taken today by #SAA and #Hezbollah
    https://twitter.com/EjmAlrai/status/657121280873930752


    #Breaking: #update, #SAA and allies seize Kafr Abid plus some villages between #Balas and Kafr, southern #Aleppo cs
    https://twitter.com/Syria_Protector/status/657127634736910336

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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #2

    Post  max steel on Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:17 pm

    Khepesh wrote:Change the snackbar for a hohol and this could just as well be Obama phoning Poroshenko



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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #2

    Post  Militarov on Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:07 pm



    Russian TV report from Jobar.

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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #2

    Post  zg18 on Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:29 pm


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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #2

    Post  Militarov on Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:49 pm

    "The headquarters of rebel group Ahrar al-Sham in Syria’s Idlib province was targeted by five apparently Iranian drones loaded with high explosives.

    Iran appears to be using remotely piloted aircraft packed with explosives to attack opposition targets in Syria, opposition-leaning website al-Souriya.net has reported.

    "The kamikaze drones believed to be of Iranian origin were used yesterday [Monday] to strike Syrian opposition military headquarters in the Idlib countryside, causing significant material damage to the target," said Hasan Abu Hamid, an Ahrar al-Sham commander. He said that five drone aircraft with explosive payloads struck one of the group's headquarters in Maar Shimmareen, near the town of Maaret al-Numaan in Idlib Province, killing a civilian.

    According to Abu Hamid, the explosive force was equivalent to an 85mm mortar shell, but the weaponised aircraft produced more shrapnel than an artillery round. He said that the drones were able to identify and observe their targets before attack, adding that the aircraft were small and quiet, which makes them very difficult to spot and shoot down."


    Source: http://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2015/10/21/iranian-kamikaze-drones-hit-syrian-opposition-forces#sthash.Gx12ziMT.dpuf

    What they are refering to should be Raad 85







    Support vehicle for Raad 85s (claimed).


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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #2

    Post  Hannibal Barca on Thu Oct 22, 2015 3:32 pm

    Can someone make us a summary of the front? What progress have been made by the coalition or by the rebels what territorial gains have been made etc? Any maps? any videos? Thanks!

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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #2

    Post  Solncepek on Thu Oct 22, 2015 5:15 pm

    Hannibal Barca wrote:Can someone make us a summary of the front? What progress have been made by the coalition or by the rebels what territorial gains have been made etc? Any maps? any videos? Thanks!

    Ok, i will try in the next minutes. Any important info will be pasted in this post Wink

    1. Report: Airport in Northeast Syria Closed to Civilian Flights Because of Russian Use

    The airport in Qamishli in northeast Syria has reportedly been closed to civilian flights because it is being used as a military base for Russian operations.

    2. American killed as hostages rescued in Iraq, sources say
    Source: CNN
    An American was killed in an overnight operation to rescue Kurdish hostages in Iraq, two U.S. officials told CNN on condition of anonymity Thursday.
    Seventy hostages were liberated in the operation, in which Kurdish and Iraqi forces also were involved, U.S. officials said.
    The operation was in Hawija, Iraq, one U.S. source said.
    Read more: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/10/22/middleeast/us-iraq-hostage-rescue-attempt/index.html

    3. The rebel's attack on kweires airbase is repelled.
    Unconfirmed: Fight at Sheikh-Ahmad...

    4.
    SAA & NDF launch large assault on Tirtiyah Citadel, Jubb Al-Ahmar & Salma from 8 fronts and are engaged in intense clashes with JN & FSA

    5. Unconfirmed - Two armed US Predator drones crash in Iraq, Turkey


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