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    Post  Guest on Sun May 22, 2016 9:15 pm

    Isos wrote:https://turkishnavy.net/

    Ships going through Bosphorus

    A lot of trucks are shiped to Syria. What are they doing with them  ? Giving to bachar's army ?

    Mostly given to SAA as they had severe shortage of motorisation, and some are used by Russians for utility. Syrians got alot of used trucks from Russian stocks.
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    Post  KoTeMoRe on Sun May 22, 2016 9:20 pm

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    Post  JohninMK on Mon May 23, 2016 1:37 am

    Isos wrote:https://turkishnavy.net/

    Ships going through Bosphorus

    A lot of trucks are shiped to Syria. What are they doing with them  ? Giving to bachar's army ?
    Nothing much in the way of trucks that we can see on the ships in the last few days, certainly not since I put the last post on this up. We have no idea what's in them there ships.

    Anything particular that you spotted to make you put the post up?

    As it is about as bang on the thread title as it could be, this subject is normally covered in the Russian aid to Syria thread, not in this one.
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    Post  sepheronx on Mon May 23, 2016 1:27 pm

    Terrible news. Deadly suicide bombings in Latakia province kills 100 people.  At least five suicide attacks and two car bombs have struck the coastal towns of Jableh and Tartus.  

    Over 100 feared killed as blasts hit near Russian military bases in Syria’s Latakia province

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    Post  sepheronx on Mon May 23, 2016 1:34 pm

    Moscow worried over terror attacks in Syria — Kremlin More: http://tass.ru/en/politics/877516

    MOSCOW, May 23. /TASS/. Russia is worried over today’s series of terrorist attacks in western Syria as these attacks demonstrate the fragility of the situation in the region, Russian president’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said on Monday.

    "Naturally, growing tensions and such terrorist activities cannot but cause increased worries. It once again demonstrated how fragile the situation in Syria is and stresses the necessity to continue active steps towards peace process," he said.

    The Kremlin spokesman however refused to answer the question whether Russia could revise its decision on reduction of its contingent in Syria following these terror attacks.

    "I cannot answer this question. I can only remind that President [Vladimir] Putin said that the infrastructure of our legitimate presence in Syria at the request of Syria’s legitimate authorities implies a possibility of very flexible approach to the numerical strength of our contingent," Peskov said.

    Earlier in the day, a series of terror attacks rocked Syria’s Mediterranean cities of Jableh and Tartous. According to the latest updates, the bomb blasts killed 78 people. The police however say the death toll exceeds one hundred.

    Responsibility for these attacks was claimed by the pro-Turkish radical group Ahrar Ash-Sham and the terrorist organization Islamic State (outlawed in Russia).
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    Post  Karl Haushofer on Mon May 23, 2016 3:29 pm

    It would not surprise me if western intelligence agencies helped to commit these terror acts. They were clearly made to scare Russia out of Latakia.
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    Post  Project Canada on Mon May 23, 2016 3:35 pm


    That sucks, American backed terrorists are free to murder countless civilians but the other side isn't, can't Assad send in martyrs too to bomb Sunni populations?
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    Post  sepheronx on Mon May 23, 2016 3:36 pm

    Dunno how that would work. It would just entice Russia to intensify the strike. Happened in populated areas near market, etc. Not at or near bases.

    Usually these thing have opposite effect.
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    Post  Karl Haushofer on Mon May 23, 2016 3:37 pm

    Project Canada wrote:
    That sucks, American backed terrorists are free to murder countless civilians but the other side isn't, can't Assad send in martyrs too to bomb Sunni populations?
    The problem with that is that you cannot find any suicide bombers among Alawites. It is a Sunni phenomenon.

    But hopefully they increase strikes against terrorist populated areas.

    For every Alawite civilian killed they should kill five Sunni civilians.
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    Post  Project Canada on Mon May 23, 2016 4:00 pm

    I apologize for calling for an attack against civilians. This is very wrong. However it has become a war of attrition, besides, sunni people are the main source of recruits for IS, Al qaeda and all other Wahhabi inspired extremists/terrorists. I do not approve of violence in any way but Islamic terrorism and their devious plans to turn the whole world into an Islamic ummah is really pushing me to the extreme.
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    Post  Karl Haushofer on Mon May 23, 2016 4:12 pm

    No wars are won being nice.
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    Post  arpakola on Mon May 23, 2016 4:30 pm

    Α new video, the rebel commanders of hundreds of Free Syrian Army fighters in northern Aleppo pledged their allegiance to the ‘Army of Mujahedeen’, one of the largest Islamist umbrella groups in the Aleppo governorate.
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    Post  Karl Haushofer on Mon May 23, 2016 5:19 pm

    Project Canada wrote:I apologize for calling for an attack against civilians. This is very wrong. However it has become a war of attrition, besides, sunni people are the main source of recruits for IS, Al qaeda and all other Wahhabi inspired extremists/terrorists. I do not approve of violence in any way but Islamic terrorism and their devious plans to turn the whole world into an Islamic ummah is really pushing me to the extreme.
    I think these terrorist attacks should be avenged with, yes, killing civilians (on the enemy side of course).

    As you said this is a war of attrition. The Sunni terrorists would not, and will not, hesitate to cleanse every Alawite and Shia and Christian person in Syria. They will keep doing these suicide bombings for weeks, for months, for years. Eventually the death toll of these attacks will reach hundreds of thousands or even millions, if they are done every week.

    The only way to stop them is to completely wipe out the radical Sunni extremists and their enablers from Syria.
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    Post  Guest on Mon May 23, 2016 10:55 pm

    Karl Haushofer wrote:
    Project Canada wrote:I apologize for calling for an attack against civilians. This is very wrong. However it has become a war of attrition, besides, sunni people are the main source of recruits for IS, Al qaeda and all other Wahhabi inspired extremists/terrorists. I do not approve of violence in any way but Islamic terrorism and their devious plans to turn the whole world into an Islamic ummah is really pushing me to the extreme.
    I think these terrorist attacks should be avenged with, yes, killing civilians (on the enemy side of course).

    As you said this is a war of attrition. The Sunni terrorists would not, and will not, hesitate to cleanse every Alawite and Shia and Christian person in Syria. They will keep doing these suicide bombings for weeks, for months, for years. Eventually the death toll of these attacks will reach hundreds of thousands or even millions, if they are done every week.

    The only way to stop them is to completely wipe out the radical Sunni extremists and their enablers from Syria.

    You are naturally aware most of those civilians have nothing to do with FSA, Nusra and ISIS? And that many of them are being victims of groups controlling the populated areas?
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    Post  Regular on Tue May 24, 2016 12:02 am

    And yet there are plenty of civilians who facilitate, provide intel, resources and manpower (although they rather flee to the west)
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    Post  Guest on Tue May 24, 2016 12:24 am

    Regular wrote:And yet there are plenty of civilians who facilitate, provide intel, resources and manpower (although they rather flee to the west)

    Those are far from being majority however. You will always have some that are supporters of armed groups or ideas, but it was almost never the majority though the history. Even in NDH not all Croatians supported Ustaše movement.
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    Post  GarryB on Tue May 24, 2016 11:14 am

    If you want revenge then by all means kill them all... you will quickly find you can't and your attempt to do so legitimises their barbaric actions and makes you no better.

    Needless to say if Hitler had instructed his forces to treat Soviets with respect the way they treated the western civilians at the start I am not so sure Hitler would have lost... with the resources of the Soviet Union and the added man power I doubt the UK would have lasted very long... In fact I am sure it would not have taken much to get a few Soviet divisions together for an attack on the white cliffs in revenge for British actions in the Russian civil war etc etc.
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    Post  JohninMK on Tue May 24, 2016 12:42 pm

    Can't see Apple promoting this App and use of an I-Pad in their publicity. Pretty ingenious tho'. Clean shaven guy on the right doesn't look like a local.

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    Post  Guest on Tue May 24, 2016 7:28 pm

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    SAA trying out spaced armor it seems xD
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    Post  VladimirSahin on Tue May 24, 2016 10:38 pm

    JohninMK wrote:Can't see Apple promoting this App and use of an I-Pad in their publicity. Pretty ingenious tho'. Clean shaven guy on the right doesn't look like a local.

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    Post  Guest on Wed May 25, 2016 11:11 am

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    Syrian Ka-28 used as bomb laden over Homs lol
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    Post  TheArmenian on Wed May 25, 2016 1:46 pm

    Here is the video:

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    Post  Guest on Wed May 25, 2016 2:01 pm

    TheArmenian wrote:Here is the video:


    Nice one, thanks i picked screen from twitter did not have original source.
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    Post  Dima on Wed May 25, 2016 7:20 pm

    Syrian T-72M1 fights off RPG-7 hit
    http://gurkhan.blogspot.in/2016/05/72.html

    Monday, May 23, 2016
    Shielded Syrian T-72 off, but does not give up ... and wins

    The network has a new video with the participation of Syrian T-72M1, where fighting vehicle demonstrates the vitality of miracles, and the crew - an enviable composure. The action takes place in the suburbs of Damascus - Darayya. Action, armed with RPG-7, runs into the tank government troops tandem reactive armor-piercing grenade increased PG-7VT. Following the same makes the other terrorist.

    The video is not visible, but, apparently, a grenade falls to the side of the Syrian tanks. The footage much as the tank begins to burn something. But the crew does not leave his combat vehicle, and is doing everything to get away from the danger zone. And, apparently, he succeeds.

    The shelling broken slatted board screen. Burning fuel tanks, but the T-72 safely away from the danger zone

    Despite the fact that the enemy used the munition with a tandem warhead and hit in the side, nothing really dangerous happened. With great certainty it can be argued that one of the grenades destroyed the grid onboard the screen, and the second hit the fuel tanks located on the right-hand fenders, which led to the ignition of the fuel residues. From the looks, of course, somewhat ominously, but for the tank crew and nothing terrible has happened. In this state, the T-72 is no problem to go to the location of its troops and safely eliminate all the consequences of it.

    Related video, its not there in Alexey's link. It looks like more than one was fired at the tank.
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    Post  Dima on Wed May 25, 2016 9:38 pm

    Another one by Tom Cooper, hope it was posted in the Russian thread... but still. This was clearly a stuff pulled out by Cooper likely from his arse and had only one intention - to fit the western narrative that we see and hear through their propaganda outlets.

    https://warisboring.com/whats-left-of-the-syrian-arab-army-eec39485df43#.aa7myylwx

    Whats their narrative?
    Simple. Syrian Govt and its elected President have no support base inside Syria and is made up by an individual's (Assad) supporters. There is no Syrian Army under oath to defend the sovereignty of Syrian republic regardless of who the President is, but only supporters of Assad (hence the use Assad troops, loyalists etc etc). And then, there can only be Assad supporters (meaning Alwites, Shia, Baathist, Communists etc) coz as per their cocooned worldview other Syrians do not support their elected President.

    Whats the ground reality?
    Except for those with the world ending inside their shell, all others have seen what the reality has been like. The Syrian Arab Army (& other military arms) has stood firmly for preserving and protecting the Syrian state. The SAA still constitute the Sunnis as their single largest contributor of manpower (due to population composition) with almost all Syrians (Alawites, Shia, Druze, Christians etc) making up this "sectarian" "Assad army" called the Syrian Armab Army. This is very itching for the propagandist and desperately tries every sinlg time to downplay any success by the SAA.

    SAA have suffered heavy causality/attrition for an army with manpower of only 1,60,000 in this long 5 years war. Its not surprising considering that this whole stuff was meticulously planned and executed by outside forces with SAA over the years having to face off about/more than 3,60,000 (and counting) terrorist force.

    There is no doubt there is shortage of manpower and the first rate proper military replenishment will take couple of years, so untill then short-term trained fighting force is what the SAA will have to depend on for various sectors and hundreds of Syrians have turned in to defend their country through various paramilitary formations.

    And let me remind once more.... the article had one single objective and that was to obscure the reality of Syrian peoples fight against terrorists by portraying it as just Russians, Iranians, Iraqi's and Lebanese fighting for a country and its President who have no support from the Syrian population.

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