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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #11

    Post  PapaDragon on Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:34 pm

    calm wrote:.........................
    new

    They already reached the lake shore. Poor Peto is on twitter complaining about workload. lol1

    SAA should grab three bottles of water from the lake and send them to Gerasimov. russia
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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #11

    Post  arpakola on Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:25 pm

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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #11

    Post  kvs on Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:47 pm

    Most excellent progress. After driving Daesh over the river there will be no more revanches.
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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #11

    Post  franco on Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:01 am

    Yusha Yuseef ‏ 18minutes ago

    Breaking: SAA Tiger forces captures Al-Sukhny and reach the Euphrates river for the first time
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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #11

    Post  PapaDragon on Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:42 am

    franco wrote: Yusha Yuseef  ‏ 18minutes ago

    Breaking: SAA Tiger forces captures Al-Sukhny and reach the Euphrates river for the first time

    Excellent. Keeping river on one flank will free up quite a lot of personnel. Cockroaches don't have any navy so it will simplify things fof some time while they push down south.
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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #11

    Post  calm on Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:45 am

    PapaDragon wrote:They already reached the lake shore. Poor Peto is on twitter complaining about workload. lol1

    SAA should grab three bottles of water from the lake and send them to Gerasimov. russia

    Exclusive:SAA brought 2 bottles of Euphrates water to Russian officers in Kuwiries airbase as appreciation for their support SAA in E Aleppo

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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #11

    Post  PapaDragon on Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:51 am

    calm wrote:
    PapaDragon wrote:They already reached the lake shore. Poor Peto is on twitter complaining about workload. lol1

    SAA should grab three bottles of water from the lake and send them to Gerasimov. russia

    Exclusive:SAA brought 2 bottles of Euphrates water to Russian officers in Kuwiries airbase as appreciation for their support SAA in E Aleppo


    You have got to be sh*tting me hahahahahaha lol1

    I was making some history humor but these guys have definitely done their history homework thumbsup
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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #11

    Post  calm on Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:09 pm

    2013


    Now


    Show this to Jihadi Julian on twitter and to others like him. Laughing


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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #11

    Post  MonkeymodelBananaRepublic on Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:59 pm

    So now that SAA has hit the river and cut off the turks from further advance - what is the turkish army next move?
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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #11

    Post  arpakola on Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:40 pm





    SAA Tiger Forces from the Euphrates River water
    #Victory



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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #11

    Post  JohninMK on Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:16 pm

    Syria is saved! Here come the Marines!

    Marines from an amphibious task force have left their ships in the Middle East and deployed to Syria, establishing an outpost from which they can fire artillery guns in support of the fight to take back the city of Raqqa from the Islamic State, defense officials said.

    The deployment marks a new escalation in the U.S. war in Syria, and puts more conventional U.S. troops in the battle. Several hundred Special Operations troops have advised local forces there for months, but the Pentagon has mostly shied away from using conventional forces in Syria. The new mission comes as the Trump administration weighs a plan to take back Raqqa, the so-called capital of the Islamic State, that also includes more Special Operations troops and attack helicopters.

    The force is part of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, which left San Diego on Navy ships in October. The Marines on the ground include part of an artillery battery that can fire powerful 155-millimeter shells from M777 Howitzers, two officials said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the deployment. The expeditionary unit’s ground force, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, will man the guns and deliver fire support for U.S.-backed local forces who are preparing an assault on the city. Additional infantrymen from the unit are likely to provide security.

    Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, the top U.S. general overseeing the campaign against the Islamic State, has previously said that a small number of conventional soldiers have supported Special Operations troops on the ground in Syria, including through a truck-mounted system known as the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, or HIMARS. A defense official said Wednesday that the Marines and their Howitzers will supplement, rather than replace, those Army units.

    The new Marine mission was disclosed after members of the Army’s elite 75th Ranger Regiment appeared in the Syrian city of Manbij over the weekend in Strykers, heavily armed, eight-wheel armored vehicles. Defense officials said they are there to discourage Syrian or Turkish troops from taking any moves that could shift the focus away from an assault on Islamic State militants.

    The Marine mission has similarities to an operation the Marine Corps undertook about a year ago when the U.S. military was preparing to support an assault on the Iraqi city of Mosul. In that case, a force from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, of Camp Lejeune, N.C., established a fire base south of the city in support of Iraqi and Kurdish troops who were then carrying out operations to isolate Mosul from Islamic State-held territory around it.

    The existence of the outpost near Mosul, originally named Fire Base Bell, became public after it was attacked by rockets March 19, 2016, killing Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin and wounding at least four other Marines. Defense officials said at the time that they had not disclosed the deployment of Marines there because the base was not fully operational, although photographs released by the Defense Department shortly afterward show Marines launching artillery rounds a day before Cardin’s death.

    For the base in Syria to be useful, it must be within about 20 miles of the operations U.S.-backed forces are carrying out. That is the estimated maximum range on many rounds fired from the M777 howitzer. GPS-guided Excalibur rounds, which the Marines also used after establishing Fire Base Bell, can travel closer to 30 miles. Fire support for the Mosul operation has since been turned over to the Army.


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/03/08/marines-have-arrived-in-syria-to-fire-artillery-in-the-fight-for-raqqa/?utm_term=.1ed91d20660a
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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #11

    Post  franco on Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:56 pm

    Some interesting stats off this site, 21.5% of the land and 70.7% of the population under government control.

    http://syriancivilwarmap.com/war-statistics/
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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #11

    Post  PapaDragon on Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:27 am

    franco wrote:Some interesting stats off this site, 21.5% of the land and 70.7% of the population under government control.

    http://syriancivilwarmap.com/war-statistics/

    Since 50% of the country is dead desert anyway those numbers look even better. Government will soon control majority of usable land. Other clowns will be stuck in the sand.
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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #11

    Post  PapaDragon on Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:32 am


    Poor poor Peto... lol1

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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #11

    Post  JohninMK on Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:02 am

    PapaDragon wrote:
    Poor poor Peto... lol1
    Why?

    Looks like the SyAA is turning west to cut that road south after which ISIS will have to take to the fields to escape.
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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #11

    Post  JohninMK on Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:09 am

    I wonder where their 'last stand' will be or whether the ISIS leaders will just melt away as if by a miracle?

    Don't you just love the names the US military gives its operations? Laughing

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A number of leaders of the Islamic State (ISIL, also known as Daesh) terrorist group are leaving the Syrian city of Raqqa ahead of the upcoming major operation to liberate the city, US media report.

    The exact number of Daesh leaders who had fled the city was not specified, but it is known that an estimated 3,000 – 4,000 IS fighters remain in Raqqa, which the terrorists have branded their capital, The New York Times said on Wednesday citing a US defense official.

    US media reported on Wednesday that US marines had arrived in Syria to establish an outpost in support of the operation to retake Raqqa from Daesh. The marines will be supporting US partner forces on the ground that lead the offensive to liberate the city, codenamed Operation Euphrates Rage.

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