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    Cyberspec

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    Re: Syrian Arab Army (SAA)

    Post  Cyberspec on Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:24 am

    Well they definately have Tochka-U ...

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    Re: Syrian Arab Army (SAA)

    Post  Viktor on Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:54 am

    What they need is load of Su-25/UAV/and more Thocka-U Very Happy

    I sew that clip but It would be interesting to see effect of that launch. Very Happy
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    Re: Syrian Arab Army (SAA)

    Post  Pyrrus on Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:15 am

    Viktor wrote:What they need is load of Su-25/UAV/and more Thocka-U Very Happy

    I sew that clip but It would be interesting to see effect of that launch. Very Happy
    I agree, but first of all more protection against simple weapons used by rebels. Syrian Army's losses are mostly connected with snipers and IED devices. The effect is, now women started to be draft to army troops. They operate on the check points mostly.
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    Re: Syrian Arab Army (SAA)

    Post  Viktor on Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:59 am

    True but cutting their supply lines is essential for numerous reasons.

    I have seen Syria Army using bulletproof vests, helmets, swarms of snipers etc ... but supply lines ... those needs to be cut and in a matter of one month terrorist will collapse.
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    Re: Syrian Arab Army (SAA)

    Post  Pyrrus on Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:02 pm

    Viktor wrote:True but cutting their supply lines is essential for numerous reasons.

    I have seen Syria Army using bulletproof vests, helmets, swarms of snipers etc ... but supply lines ... those needs to be cut and in a matter of one month terrorist will collapse.
    I agree, for now the Syrian government and army make effort to seal out the border with Jordan and Liban. It is not so easy with those with Turkey and Israel. Terrorists operate from there.
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    Re: Syrian Arab Army (SAA)

    Post  Cyberspec on Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:12 pm

    The Su-25 would be the best candidate for this sort of fighting. It's strange they never got it considering they use to receive a fair amount of equipment.

    I agree, but first of all more protection against simple weapons used by rebels. Syrian Army's losses are mostly connected with snipers and IED devices. The effect is, now women started to be draft to army troops. They operate on the check points mostly.

    I think the SAA is doing a lot better than what's reported on western channels and the rebels are suffering serious casualties in all these recent "offensives". That said, the SAA can't win a decisive victory since the rebels have safe heavens to retreat too and regroup and large scale foreign support.

    Interesting clip of a low level Su-22 attack, dropping delayed action bombs



    From a different angle (without the explosion but with the mandatory Alah akbar...Alah akbar)

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    Syrian Arab Army (SAA)

    Post  Pyrrus on Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:23 pm

    cyberspec wrote:
    I agree, but first of all more protection against simple weapons used by rebels. Syrian Army's losses are mostly connected with snipers and IED devices. The effect is, now women started to be draft to army troops. They operate on the check points mostly.

    I think the SAA is doing a lot better than what's reported on western channels and the rebels are suffering serious casualties in all these recent "offensives". That said, the SAA can't win a decisive victory since the rebels have safe heavens to retreat too and regroup and large scale foreign support.
    of course they do. Rebels, terrorists face colossal losses, but Saudi Arabia, Katar, Turkey, with advisory and financial support from USA and Israel keep sending new ones. Syria became ruined because of war. For now the army has the support from the most of civilians. But the longer the war will last the more they will lose their hope and belief. And this is what terrorists want to obtain. The thing is, army's and security forces' possibilities are limited. They are on the active side, but still have to react on rebels' actions and still keep reseves in case of possible war with neighbouring countries or NATO itself



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    Syrian Arab Army (SAA)

    Post  zg18 on Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:58 pm

    Russian TV Lifenews visit Syrian army training ground



    Some 500 people are currently train for battle
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    Post  George1 on Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:09 am

    With Assad's Troops Stretched, Fighters Join NDF for Salary and Stability

    A steady stream of Syrian men are joining the National Defense Force, a loyalist reserve force used by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad since 2012.

    In October, 2012, Ahmed, a sergeant in the Syrian army, was fired after losing his weapon. He joined the National Defense Force (NDF) as a career move: to him, it was just another job.

    "I have two children and I had to provide for them," says the 34-year-old from a town north of Damascus. With money dwindling, "there was no other way but to join the National Defense Forces, because they offered monthly salaries to those who joined."

    Since the conflict began in 2011, a steady stream of men have elected to dodge their compulsory military service, avoiding a dangerous fight in rebel-held areas. But now many of those men are deciding to join the National Defense Force, a loyalist reserve force used by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad since 2012. The NDF is deployed to back up a Syrian army that has seen its ranks depleted by death, injury, desertion – and has been further stretched as new fronts open against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

    Many of those new recruits are joining up for financial reasons. The NDF ranks are often more appealing than the rigor imposed by the Syrian army; service isn't compulsory, while monthly salaries can feed and clothe families left back home.

    Ahmed says he makes 15,000 Syrian pounds per month with the NDF – just under $100. But he says fighters also make money from fees leveled on drivers at checkpoints and road blocks, and from the spoils of battle.

    "We have direct orders to collect whatever we want," he adds. "Our commanders tell us: 'The properties of your enemies are lawfully yours.' And then they take whatever they want as well."

    Soon after the NDF's formation, Ahmed says trainers were brought in from Hezbollah and the Quds Force of Iran's Revolutionary Guards – both allies of the Assad regime. Ahmed says new recruits were also trained for battle by officers from Syria's own Republican Guard.

    Ahmed's first mission saw him fighting alongside the Syrian army to break a rebel siege on a strategic military location in eastern Ghouta. On another occasion he went into Yabroud to back up Syrian army fighters.

    "In Ghouta we were under the command of a general from the Syrian army," he says. "In Yabroud, we took orders from a Hezbollah commander, because there were Hezbollah fighters alongside us. We were at the front with Hezbollah, and we were charged with combing the areas that the Syrian air force had shelled."

    For those who join solely for the financial benefits, injuries can end a career. The NDF often does not follow through on keeping injured soldiers on retainer, or on weaving them back into the fighting rotation. In 2013, Munther, a 29-year-old recruit, was injured while fighting in Aleppo province.

    "After the injury I went home to recover. But my leave has been unpaid," he said. "So to make ends meet I'm currently a private Arabic language tutor."

    The NDF earned a fearsome reputation among some civilian populations. Ismael, 52, lives in an area of southern Damascus that came under NDF control after falling to the regime.

    "They are a constant pain in our lives," he says. "They are terrorizing people. Our homes are raided and searched for no reason, whenever they feel like it."

    But others have a different point of view. In areas with heavy support for the Assad regime, residents say the NDF's fighters need to exert such force to protect their neighborhoods.

    "The NDF is justified in its ways," says Alaa, who lives in the loyalist stronghold of Tartous.

    "They keep the area secure and protect it from rebel forces."

    http://www.syriadeeply.org/articles/2014/10/6205/assads-troops-stretched-fighters-join-ndf-salary-stability/


    The National Defense Forces (NDF): By far the largest militia network in Syria, the NDF was created through the rebranding, restructuring, and merging of local Popular Committees and other pro-Assad armed groups starting in 2012. Numerous reports point to Iranian funding and training of NDF factions, including Alawite- and Christian-dominated groups in the Homs region, and even some Sunni Arab tribal groups in the far east of the country. The NDF network is organized under provincial commanders like Fadi Saqr, who runs the NDF in the Damascus region, but seem to be loosely overseen by a national coordinator—reportedly Brigadier-General Ghassan Nassour, a powerful officer based in Damascus. Reflecting the bottom-up organization of the movement, local branches seem to act with considerable autonomy and to be less than cohesive on the provincal level, though the state of NDF forces varies considerably across the country. While some NDF units are heavily armed with tanks and rocket launchers, and appear to function like military formations, others are poorly disciplined semi-criminal or sectarian gangs in civilian attire.

    http://carnegieendowment.org/syriaincrisis/?fa=59215


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    Re: Syrian Arab Army (SAA)

    Post  Militarov on Sun Sep 27, 2015 6:21 am

    "Amid growing disenchantment and consecutive setbacks for the army, Syria's prime minister announced on Monday a monthly bonus of 10,000 Syrian pounds ($37) to soldiers fighting on the front lines.
    Despite losing large swathes of land in the past two months to armed opposition groups, including the Nusra Front and the Islamic State group, Syrian soldiers are expected to receive a monthly raise starting in July.

    The pay raise will only go to soldiers serving on battlefronts, Prime Minister Wael al-Halaki told a parliament session broadcast on Syrian state television. This works out at around $37 at official rates and several dollars less on the black market.

    Halaki said Syrians knew that war was not about "losing a battle here or there" but about the overall result. He described the armed forces as "strong" and "deployed across the country".

    Syrian state television broadcast hours of army footage set to rousing music on Monday, showing soldiers shooting weapons, training in camps and being embraced by citizens.

    According to Reuters, monthly salaries for soldiers and allied militia fighters range from around 14,000 Syrian pounds ($40) to 30,000 Syrian pounds ($110).

    Officers can earn 45,000 pounds or more depending on rank. Civil servants, meanwhile, earn around 23,000-25,000 pounds.

    Military disenchantment

    As Hizballah fighters began to flock to Syria, tensions between the Lebanese fighters and Syrian soldiers emerged. Hizballah recruits earn significantly higher salaries, and receive it in US dollars - while Syrian troops' salaries are at the mercy of a devaluing local currency."


    Its from 2 months ago but i think noone posted or mentioned anything regarding Syrian army salary so i thought it might be nice information to share.

    Source: http://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2015/6/9/syrian-government-gives-salary-bonus-to-front-line-soldiers
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    Re: Syrian Arab Army (SAA)

    Post  George1 on Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:23 pm

    SyAA BM-30





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    Re: Syrian Arab Army (SAA)

    Post  GarryB on Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:56 pm

    Nice.... Uragan 220mm artillery system...


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    Re: Syrian Arab Army (SAA)

    Post  Militarov on Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:47 am



    You surely all do recognise this bad boy Very Happy Fresh photo from Syria apparently.
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    Re: Syrian Arab Army (SAA)

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    Re: Syrian Arab Army (SAA)

    Post  George1 on Sun Oct 11, 2015 4:01 pm

    Syrian Army's Elite Force to Gain New Victories in Northern Syria

    The newly-formed Fourth Corps of the Syrian Army are about to make new advances in the Northern parts of the country.

    “The formation of the Syrian Army's Fourth Corps will result in deep penetration into the Northern areas and collapse of the terrorist groups,” Issa al-Zaher told FNA.

    The elite forces are well-experienced in combat under various climatic conditions and are adept at different kinds of fighting tactics.

    The newly-formed corps of the Syrian army has between 60,000 to 100,000 troops with different expertise. It was earlier reported that the army was preparing for massive and significant operations in the Northern parts of Syria following Russia’s recent logistical backups.

    “Blitz military operations which will be of decisive importance will soon start in Idlib, Jisr al-Shughour and Aleppo in the North,” Senior Political Analyst Ali Maqsoud told FNA.

    He mentioned that the army plans to destroy enemy convoys that are on the move from Damascus to Homs and then from there to Lattakia, Idlib and Hama.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20151011/1028355044/syrian-army-elite-force-combat-military-operation.html#ixzz3oGtxtPqf


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    Re: Syrian Arab Army (SAA)

    Post  George1 on Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:03 am

    Iranian copies of the TOW anti-tank systems at the government forces in Syria







    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1521458.html


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    Re: Syrian Arab Army (SAA)

    Post  Militarov on Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:56 am

    George1 wrote:Iranian copies of the TOW anti-tank systems at the government forces in Syria







    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1521458.html

    Toofan, interesting indeed.
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    Post  George1 on Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:57 am

    The use of heavy flamethrower system TOS-1A in Syria



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    Re: Syrian Arab Army (SAA)

    Post  George1 on Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:13 am

    Tank T-72B in Syria





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    Re: Syrian Arab Army (SAA)

    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:48 am

    Gurkhan: T-90 in Syria

    http://gurkhan.blogspot.ru/2015/12/90_13.html



    For a long time the Syrian army was armed with and used tanks from the Soviet era. T-55, T-62, T-72 fared well in battles, but supplies the rebels from the Free Syrian army (FSA) is an American anti-tank systems TOW neutralized that advantage. The lack of protective shields and active protection made ineffective use of this armor due to high losses.
    Given the complexity of the fight against militants of all stripes, the Russian leadership went to the meeting to the government of Syria and put ATS batch of modernized T-90 tanks.
    Last week the 4th motorized division of the Syrian army was reequipped with new armoured vehicles, and right away joined the battle.

    As a result, Syrian troops did advance far forward and, reaching the town of Tumen Khan, located in southern Aleppo, rounded out the group of militants in the "pot".
    An additional advantage of this combat vehicle is that the Syrian tankers almost not bear losses because the tanks are equipped with equipment tshu-1 "Blind-1", intended to suppress the electronic systems of ATGMs. In addition the T-90 is equipped with a system for remote detonation of ordnance, high-explosive action.
    In General, the result of applying T-90 tanks in Syria has been positive. Within a short period exempted seven villages, and surrounded by, occupied by Islamists the town of Tumen Khan and al-Qarassi located at strategic highway Aleppo-Damascus.

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    Re: Syrian Arab Army (SAA)

    Post  chicken on Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:07 am

    GunshipDemocracy wrote:Gurkhan: T-90 in Syria

    http://gurkhan.blogspot.ru/2015/12/90_13.html





    Confirmation?
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    Re: Syrian Arab Army (SAA)

    Post  Berkut on Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:10 pm

    The video is not of T-90. But there are plenty of pics of T-90A's in Syria.

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    Re: Syrian Arab Army (SAA)

    Post  ult on Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:06 pm

    chicken wrote:
    Confirmation?

    How about a ban for this guy? It's obviously not a T-90, yet he is trying to push this agenda?
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    Re: Syrian Arab Army (SAA)

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:10 pm

    ult wrote:
    chicken wrote:
    Confirmation?

    How about a ban for this guy? It's obviously not a T-90, yet he is trying to push this agenda?


    Manually operated T-72 pintle/bow HMG mount, K1's on the side skirts and the turret...

    Obviously a T-90! clown  Chillax, don't let yourself be annoyed by retards.

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