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    Post  JohninMK on Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:17 am

    Video uploaded today. It gives a pretty clear idea of what the SAA is facing now in some areas, 'soldiers' that are basically one up from a local neighbourhood gang. Almost no idea on tactics leading to the injury at the end of an idiot (but he was the 'big' man with the LMG) who just stood in the middle of the road to shoot and got hit instead. No blood but no medic and a bunch of mates that didn't know what to do. Newly dead tank in the middle but not sure who it belonged to.

    The 'squad' is working its way forward through houses, shooting suppression fire randomly as per normal, even though most were carrying no visible replacement ammo. Interesting logistics there.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCGS-QtzT4U
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    Post  Big_Gazza on Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:51 am

    JohninMK wrote:Video uploaded today. It gives a pretty clear idea of what the SAA is facing now in some areas, 'soldiers' that are basically one up from a local neighbourhood gang. Almost no idea on tactics leading to the injury at the end of an idiot (but he was the 'big' man with the LMG) who just stood in the middle of the road to shoot and got hit instead. No blood but no medic and a bunch of mates that didn't know what to do. Newly dead tank in the middle but not sure who it belonged to.

    The 'squad' is working its way forward through houses, shooting suppression fire randomly as per normal, even though most were carrying no visible replacement ammo. Interesting logistics there.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCGS-QtzT4U

    Stupid snackbar with the LMG... LOL... I hope he enjoys his 40 virgin goats..... (Daesh is on a budget now that oil revenue is down...)
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    Post  kvs on Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:04 am

    Big_Gazza wrote:
    JohninMK wrote:Video uploaded today. It gives a pretty clear idea of what the SAA is facing now in some areas, 'soldiers' that are basically one up from a local neighbourhood gang. Almost no idea on tactics leading to the injury at the end of an idiot (but he was the 'big' man with the LMG) who just stood in the middle of the road to shoot and got hit instead. No blood but no medic and a bunch of mates that didn't know what to do. Newly dead tank in the middle but not sure who it belonged to.

    The 'squad' is working its way forward through houses, shooting suppression fire randomly as per normal, even though most were carrying no visible replacement ammo. Interesting logistics there.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCGS-QtzT4U

    Stupid snackbar with the LMG...  LOL...  I hope he enjoys his 40 virgin goats.....  (Daesh is on a budget now that oil revenue is down...)

    This is all very good news. The sham that was Daesh is starting to unravel.
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    Post  Neutrality on Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:16 am

    LOL. It's only a miracle that they didn't end up shooting eachother if you look at the way they handle weapons.
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    Post  PapaDragon on Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:15 pm


    ''Syrian Army Welcomes in New Year by Driving Out Terrorists in Key Provinces ''

    The Syrian army, supported by the Russian and Syrian air strikes, has reportedly destroyed militants' positions in a whole array of provinces in the past 24 hours.


    http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20160102/1032593146/syria-army-militants.html
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    Post  JohninMK on Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:36 pm

    PapaDragon wrote:
    ''Syrian Army Welcomes in New Year by Driving Out Terrorists in Key Provinces ''

    The Syrian army, supported by the Russian and Syrian air strikes, has reportedly destroyed militants' positions in a whole array of provinces in the past 24 hours.


    http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20160102/1032593146/syria-army-militants.html
    With the increasing destruction of the supply lines forcing the militants to rely on what they already have or can get locally, both food and ammo/weapons, this could roll forward quite rapidly where the SAA deploys its forces. Problem mainly being lack of SAA resources so being spread too thinly. The militants problems are made much worse by the Syrian Government concentrating on the elimination of the militants 'officer' corps by hitting command centres and strategic get togethers, leading to the headless chicken rabble shown in that last video.
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    Post  KoTeMoRe on Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:53 pm

    Big_Gazza wrote:
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    ^^^ Kotemore has trademark on that one... thumbsup study

    Damn... I thought I was being original...

    Oh well Very Happy

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    Post  KoTeMoRe on Sat Jan 02, 2016 3:01 pm

    Dima wrote:Green lemon ‏@green_lemonnn  3 hours ago
    #Syria Very Interesting video. Rebels TOW ATGM deviated by a white smoke. IR Smoke grenade



    The video is out of focus, but whats you guys analysis on the two explosion we see in this video?
    Does the SAA tanks have any active defence system?


    Another video
    BM-21 GRAD ‏@bm21_grad 2 hours ago
    rare video of rebels using Fagot at night South Aleppo. Something flashes before impact. Shtora on T-90?


    Nope prbably the missile hags and there's a friction on an obstacle.
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    Post  PapaDragon on Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:11 am


    Kurds (YPG) outside Azaz:

    https://twitter.com/NazimDastan/stat...02779369177088

    Mennagh airbase

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQkID7UE1Jw

    Rumor has it that they are supported by airstrikes hence the progress, but the thing is that USA & co are not flying there. Leaves only one suspect and a lot of fun implications if true... Cool

    Kurds and everyone else deny any aircraft presence of course.

    I am not too familiar with Kurdish topic myself, someone could elaborate?
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    Post  short_fuze on Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:39 am

    An interesting story behind the spectacular exit of an ISIS leader Abdul Qaadir Al-Dhab’aan aka Abu Tameem.

    "IDLIB: One of the messages I received some months ago from Wael indicated that the Syrian military had become so adept at finding IEDs and mines that it was a wonder why the terrorists continued to use them. Well, he also said that the SAA Engineering Corps regularly dismantled the bombs in order to collect the C-4 explosives for other military purposes. One of the purposes for these Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) is to kill the terrorists themselves. Just continue reading:

    Jarjanaaz: A road passes through Jarjanaaz from the East. In an effort to distract any attention, a terrorist leader belonging to Ahraar Al-Shaam Al-Islamiyya, one ‘Abdul Qaadir Al-Dhab’aan (a/k/a “Abu Tameem), described as a field commander, drove his 4-door vehicle with complete confidence, never suspecting, even for a moment, that he was about to depart this dimension of time and space only to enter the gates of Oblivion. As he drove by a telephone pole, he did not notice the recently-placed IED, courtesy of SAA-Military Intelligence, or the MI agent who held in his palm the triggering mechanism. The IED was stuffed with about 10kgs of military grade TNT with a C-4 chaser. His car flew up in the air about 18 feet and descended just as quickly in 3 parts. He, also, came down in various pieces."

    http://syrianperspective.com/2016/01/syrian-intelligence-assassinates-major-terrorist-leader-in-idlib-saudi-arabia-commits-suicide-by-beheading-al-nimr-derah-syrian-army-kills-more-rodents.html

    I bet there was a big queue of volunteers to operate the triggering mechanism.


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    Post  Dima on Sun Jan 03, 2016 2:34 pm

    Its a Tiger forces operation
    Also, Happy New Year 2 all.



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    Post  Dima on Sun Jan 03, 2016 2:52 pm

    Ibrahim Joudeh ‏@Ibra_Joudeh  18 hours ago
    #SAA From #Qasab Tower Area in #Latakia Mountains
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    Ibrahim Joudeh ‏@Ibra_Joudeh  2 hours ago
    #SAA & #Citizens From The Recently Liberated Villages in #Hama .
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    Post  Dima on Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:00 pm

    Al-Masdar News ‏@TheArabSource 10h10 hours ago
    Northern Latakia offensive ends in defeat for the Islamist rebels #Syria
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    PICTURE OF THE DAY:  SYRIAN SOLDIERS FROCLIC IN THE SEASON OF SNOW ON THE GOLAN HEIGHTS.
    http://syrianperspective.com/
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    Post  Dima on Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:17 pm

    Another set of strikes by Mi-24s. A SVP-24 like system meant for helos would be good for carrying out strikes with dumb bombs.




    The 'Nimr' Tiger ‏@Souria4Syrians  11 hours ago
    Southern #Hama map based on available info - SAA liberates 11 villages so far
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    Post  JohninMK on Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:44 pm

    A UK paper's take on the RAF involvement in Syria, or lack of. Maybe the lawyers got the upper hand about the legality of it. The RAF continues to operate over Iraq.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The December 2, 2015 vote to expand Britain’s anti-Islamic State (Daesh in Arabic) campaign from Iraq into Syria was preceded by heated debates over the post-war recovery and implications the airstrikes would have in the homeland. The RAF’s Tornados and Typhoons mounted their third and last manned airstrike on December 6, according to The Telegraph. A fourth strike was carried out by a remote-controlled Reaper drone at a Daesh checkpoint in Raqqa on Christmas Day.

    "Britain’s air campaign in Syria so far is basically a non-event which can have had little, if any, impact on the balance of power on the ground," military aviation expert Jon Lake was quoted as saying by the newspaper late Saturday.

    As few as 19 bombs were dropped by the RAF jets during the campaign, according to US Central Command figures cited by the publication.

    The small scale of Britain’s foray into Syria as part of the US-led coalition seems to contradict Prime Minister David Cameron’s insistence prior to the parliamentary vote that the RAF would make a "meaningful difference" in the anti-Daesh campaign in the country.


    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20160103/1032621571/syria-uk-airstrikes-terrorism.html#ixzz3wCEOwEaT
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    Post  Dima on Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:02 pm

    Here is what the English said
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/islamic-state/12078395/RAF-bomb-raids-in-Syria-dismissed-as-non-event.html

    Britain's controversial air campaign in Syria has been branded a “non-event” after it emerged that the Air Force has carried out only one attack on the country in the last four weeks.

    Since MPs voted for war over Syria on 1 December, more than a month ago, RAF Tornados and Typhoons have mounted only three strike missions – all in the first five days of the operation.
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    Post  PapaDragon on Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:33 pm


    Julian Röpcke's twitter account is joy to behold these days (even more so than usual).

    Seems like he has issues with Kurds now...
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    Post  Morpheus Eberhardt on Sun Jan 03, 2016 7:39 pm

    Dima wrote:Here is what the English said
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/islamic-state/12078395/RAF-bomb-raids-in-Syria-dismissed-as-non-event.html

    Britain's controversial air campaign in Syria has been branded a “non-event” after it emerged that the Air Force has carried out only one attack on the country in the last four weeks.

    That's one more than the number of attacks that really "happened".
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    Post  short_fuze on Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:19 pm

    Morpheus Eberhardt wrote:
    Dima wrote:Here is what the English said
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/islamic-state/12078395/RAF-bomb-raids-in-Syria-dismissed-as-non-event.html

    Britain's controversial air campaign in Syria has been branded a “non-event” after it emerged that the Air Force has carried out only one attack on the country in the last four weeks.

    That's one more than the number of attacks that really "happened".

    That's because their intended targets (hint not ISIS) are now well protected.
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    Post  Morpheus Eberhardt on Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:13 pm

    short_fuze wrote:
    Morpheus Eberhardt wrote:
    Dima wrote:Here is what the English said
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/islamic-state/12078395/RAF-bomb-raids-in-Syria-dismissed-as-non-event.html

    Britain's controversial air campaign in Syria has been branded a “non-event” after it emerged that the Air Force has carried out only one attack on the country in the last four weeks.

    That's one more than the number of attacks that really "happened".

    That's because their intended targets (hint not ISIS) are now well protected.

    That's right.
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    Post  flamming_python on Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:03 pm

    Dima wrote:Here is what the English said
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/islamic-state/12078395/RAF-bomb-raids-in-Syria-dismissed-as-non-event.html

    Britain's controversial air campaign in Syria has been branded a “non-event” after it emerged that the Air Force has carried out only one attack on the country in the last four weeks.

    Since MPs voted for war over Syria on 1 December, more than a month ago, RAF Tornados and Typhoons have mounted only three strike missions – all in the first five days of the operation.

    Hmm that does that figure include that coalition airstrike on the SAA position that killed some good men?
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    Post  Dima on Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:28 pm

    ^ PD, I was about to post that map...
    here is accompanying info and what to expect in next couple of weeks from this new offensive

    Leith Abou Fadel ‏@leithfadel  11 hours ago
    Tiger Forces enter the village of 'Ayisha as they advance towards the ISIS stronghold of Al-Bab
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CX4VFhPWAAAf30G.jpg:large
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    Post  Dima on Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:33 pm

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