One more "reporter" from EAleppo. American citizen
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PapaDragon wrote:calm wrote:On this day there is no East or West Aleppo. Only Aleppo.
State TV declare aleppo fully lebrated
Peto Lucem is celebrating harder than anyone else, poor guy has been worked to death lately...
North West Syria as of 12th of the 12th. A very important day for Syria from this point onward.
calm wrote:On this day there is no East or West Aleppo. Only Aleppo.
State TV declare aleppo fully lebrated
George1 wrote:after Allepo wthat will be the next big target?
1-#Aleppo Recap: It was July 22, 2012 when armed men penetrated from surrounding villages and took over what later became known as E #Aleppo
2-If this was any other country in the world, public opinion would have been alarmed about armed groups shooting their way into such a city
3-But this was not any other country. Barely a year into the crisis but public opinion had no problem white washing what had just happened
4-Those who threw their support behind the "rebels" never imagined how they would feel if armed groups took over neighberhoods they live in
5-Never once did fans of these "rebels" see that they were implicitly supporting lawlessness and anarchy against civilians
6-Since the very beginning, water was cut off by the rebels on the entire city. Barely anyone said a word. Most ignored & looked other way
7-Throughout #Aleppo ordeal, residents in what became known as Western part wondered why #Damascus refused to respond to armed groups
8-#Aleppo residents began 2 wonder if #Damascus was really committed to their city as the case was with places like #Homs #latakia #Damascus
9-When Idlib fell in march 2015, those fears intensified. It was then that migration to EU hit a peak with many fearing #Aleppo was next
10-Not once during past 4 years,had #Damascus thought of "letting #Aleppo go" in spite of numerous such recommendations from various corners
11-Instead of "letting #Aleppo go", #Damascus offered De Mistura an important freeze deal early 2015. The armed groups rejected immediately
12-While many extrapolated fall of regime from fall of idlib, #Damascus was already starting to shift military assets to #Aleppo theater
13-Against most odds and in spite tremendous logistical challenges, the #Aleppo city operation seems over. This still leaves the reef next
14-Wars are unpredictable. There are still many chapters in this particular war and more importantly many open fronts for #SyrianArmy STILL
http://www.insidesourcenews.com/single-post/2016/12/13/The-Battle-for-Aleppo-is-overLed by a force of approximately 26,000 soldiers consisting of the notorious 'Tiger Forces' & contingents of other elite units including the 'Desert Hawks' & elements of Hezbollah and foreign allies ( Russian Special forces, Iranian & iraqi units); the SAA has penetrated deep into rebel heartland across East Aleppo, capitalising on a breach in defences in Hanano. This has led to a domino effect in relation to the fall of districts and the eventual capture of 95% of Eastern Aleppo and the mass evacuation of civilians.
Following the rapid collapse of rebel defences across their East Aleppo pocket last week, the SAA has finally delivered their most significant blow yet by capturing the strategic district of Sheikh Saeed, denting any rebel hopes of holding out against the SAA onslaught.
Backed by vigorous SyAF (Syrian Air-Force) & RuAF ( Russian Air-Force) air strikes, alongside a wide array of state of the art weaponry including the T-90 Russian battle tank, the SAA was successfully able to pin down entrenched rebel units in Eastern Aleppo. Opposition units were/are in a dire need of heavy, anti-tank weaponry, which has played a big factor in their consecutive defeats within Aleppo. Their inability to consistently take out SAA tanks has resulted in countless occasions of their positions being overrun.
Internal struggle has also been a large factor in the collapse of lines. We were told many commanders either fled or sold out to the SAA leaving entire groups of rebels without leadership. The clash between extremist groups and somewhat moderate groups also led to inconsistencies along the front line promoting instability and vulnerability as they shift their focus from the SAA to each other.
Rebel sources close to us claim their foreign backers let them down. They proceeded to insult Ahrar al Sham & other rebel groups for 'betraying the revolution' and leaving for Jarabulus 'for money'. They consider Aleppo 'lost' and proceeded to apologise to its people for their defeat. They also mentioned their anguish over the SAA's taking of all their stockpiles of weapons and other resources, questioning why they weren't burnt before capture.
The end of the Aleppo campaign will free up to 25,000+ soldiers in the SAA. The question now asked is where they will target next. With the timely fall of Palmyra and its surroundings, and the apparent visit of Suheil Hassan to the T4 airbase, rumours continue to circulate that Palmyra is next.
The rapid SAA blitz has resulted in the surrender of approximately 2100 rebels since the offensive initiated and the evacuation of nearly 90,000 civilians. The streets of Western Aleppo are packed with thousand sof people celebrating the 'liberation'of Aleppo city. Fireworks light up the night sky and the constant sound of celebratory gunfire can be heard in the distance.
The remaining rebel held areas are expected to fall in the coming hours.
Losses from the start of operations to take Aleppo, although hard to record, look like this:
SAA & Allies:
- 96 KIA
- 200 WIA
- 4 tanks
- 2-3 heavy armoured vehicles
- 4 drones
- 186 KIA
- 340+ WIA
- 2000+ surrendered
- 400+ relocated.
- 30+ captured
- 13 technicals
- 2 heavy armoured vehicles
- Several drones
VladimirSahin wrote:Rebel toll looks too low. Too much districts liberated under heavy assaults for that to be that low. I'd assume 3 times more casualties for them.
Lavrov also said he believed that Islamic State's seizure of Palmyra might have been engineered by the U.S.-led coalition to divert attention from Aleppo. "That leads us to a thought - and I am sincerely hoping I am wrong, that this is all orchestrated, coordinated to give a break to those bandits that are in eastern Aleppo," he said.
KiloGolf wrote:bold words by Lavrov. Confirms what we all thought a day back.Lavrov also said he believed that Islamic State's seizure of Palmyra might have been engineered by the U.S.-led coalition to divert attention from Aleppo. "That leads us to a thought - and I am sincerely hoping I am wrong, that this is all orchestrated, coordinated to give a break to those bandits that are in eastern Aleppo," he said.
SeigSoloyvov wrote:KiloGolf wrote:bold words by Lavrov. Confirms what we all thought a day back.Lavrov also said he believed that Islamic State's seizure of Palmyra might have been engineered by the U.S.-led coalition to divert attention from Aleppo. "That leads us to a thought - and I am sincerely hoping I am wrong, that this is all orchestrated, coordinated to give a break to those bandits that are in eastern Aleppo," he said.
That was clearly the entire point and the sad fact is the attack wasn't meant to succeed just divert men away from Aleppo.
calm wrote:KoTeMoRe wrote:TAF F-16 went down 30 minutes ago...
Good, turkish occupation needs to end.
Turkish Soldiers torturing a man in the so called #EuphratesShield