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    Post  JohninMK on Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:59 am

    Looks like Russian bunker buster are working so well that the 'hit the hospital' scam has to be re-employed in Idlib. All the familiar names are there adding their pennyworth.

    https://twitter.com/Malinka1102/status/855883289558646787


    And how about this weapon, UR-77? Video at link

    https://twitter.com/hamza_780/status/855889837077016577
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    Post  Regular on Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:40 am

    Mine clearing vehicles were used in Chechnya. Pretty effective if You don't need to worry about collateral.

    Oh by the way

    Report: Israel strikes Syrian military base
    Al-Jazeera network reports that Israel attacked a military base belonging to the Assad regime on the outskirts of Quneitra; According to another report, three were killed and two wounded in the alleged strike; IDF refuses to comment.

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7...952404,00.html

    So it shows again that jews can do whatever they want and they as they are untouchable by Syrians and allies. And here You guys are talking about their jets being shot down left and right as in reality jews feel they can get away with this untouched.
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    Post  calm on Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:06 pm

    SAA & Allies liberated Senesher,Tal Naseriya, Batish, Tal Batish, Halfaya

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    Post  calm on Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:50 pm

    Rebels keeps advancing...
    Map of recent FSA advances against Daesh in the Syrian Desert, around 60km south of Palmyra
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    Whenever SAA try to attack IS, so called rebels attack from a back...

    Washington is uprooting part of Syria, demarcating its new “safe haven”
    https://elijahjm.wordpress.com/2017/03/27/washington-is-uprooting-part-of-syria-demarcating-its-new-safe-heaven/

    “The US is pushing ISIS towards either the Syrian desert, Palmyra or the Iraqi borders before closing it off from al-Bu Kamal, allowing ISIS to spread and continue existing. The US forces did close al-Tabqa road, forcing the exodus of ISIS toward the Syrian Army and Iraq. The victory of the Syrian Army forces in Northeast Aleppo, recovering thousands of square kilometres in ISIS territory pushed the Americans to accelerate the pace and triggered that landing close to Tabqa dam and control the Tabqa airport. Moreover, this military success coincides with wide military attacks by al-Qaeda and its allies (including US vetted groups) on various fronts starting from Damascus to north Hama and Daraa. These attacks were supported by the ‘Euphrates shield’, Turkey’s proxies, the ‘Free Syrian Army’ (US vetted) and other groups financed by Saudi Arabia and Qatar”, said a decision maker source in Damascus.

    The attack failed to meet its objectives: Damascus pushed its forces beyond what was occupied by al-Qaeda and its allies, advancing into territory in al-Ghaboon never recovered before. And in Hama the counter attack is successfully recovering lost land and taking the initiative, a demonstration of the strength and capability of reorganisation of the Syrian Army and its allies after absorbing the first wave of the attack.

    According to sources, the US, Saudi Arabia and Turkey fear the link between Tehran (long borders with Iraq), Baghdad (borders with Syria), Damascus and Beirut, once defined by the Jordanian Monarch as a “Shia crescent”. This could be one reason among many as to why the US decided to cut the road on Russia and its allies and prevent it from lifting the siege of Deir-ezzour. Had the Syrian Army advanced beyond al-Tabqa dam, ISIS would have gathered strength around Raqqah to fight back, and Russia and its allies would have sent reinforcements to Deir-ezzour, preventing the expansion of US plans in Syria.

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    https://elijahjm.wordpress.com/2017/04/07/europe-and-the-us-have-a-plan-to-divide-syria-but-not-to-halt-the-war/
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    Post  MonkeymodelBananaRepublic on Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:53 pm

    Thanks for that - so they chose mechanised infantry for 5th legion an they got t72 b3 operating in syria. Interrsting that the recruitment and training of the corps and its composite units resembles that of hezbollah - a good influence in my opinion.


    Papadragon thats an interesting theory you got, so you saying now that usa let saudi arabia and other sunni nations have had a bite at the shite apple via their proxy forces and failed in iraq, syria and yemen the us will take the more direct route and support the kurds in iraq and syria directly with israel against shite/alawite crescent of control?
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    Post  JohninMK on Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:18 pm

    calm wrote:Rebels keeps advancing...
    Map of recent FSA advances against Daesh in the Syrian Desert, around 60km south of Palmyra
    Syrian War: News #12 - Page 20 C-FcJ2bXgAA8WP2

    Whenever SAA try to attack IS, so called rebels attack from a back...
    With the SAA advancing south from Palmyra on a similar axis it looks like a race to see who can close that ISIS route east.

    Presumably the FSA advance is related to the major increase in support of all kinds coming from over the border from Jordan. This is the mirror image of the Turkey backed operation in the north and the SDF operation in the east. A three pronged pincer movement.
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    Post  PapaDragon on Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:23 pm

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    Post  eehnie on Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:51 pm

    JohninMK wrote:
    calm wrote:Rebels keeps advancing...
    Map of recent FSA advances against Daesh in the Syrian Desert, around 60km south of Palmyra
    Syrian War: News #12 - Page 20 C-FcJ2bXgAA8WP2

    Whenever SAA try to attack IS, so called rebels attack from a back...
    With the SAA advancing south from Palmyra on a similar axis it looks like a race to see who can close that ISIS route east.

    Presumably the FSA advance is related to the major increase in support of all kinds coming from over the border from Jordan. This is the mirror image of the Turkey backed operation in the north and the SDF operation in the east. A three pronged pincer movement.

    This is a teatre. Simply, recoloring the map. There is not evidence of real fighting.
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    Post  Benya on Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:16 pm

    I have been following the events of the Syrian War for about a year now, but after hearing about this Israeli airstrike, I have decided to join this topic too.

    Regular wrote:
    Oh by the way

    Report: Israel strikes Syrian military base
    Al-Jazeera network reports that Israel attacked a military base belonging to the Assad regime on the outskirts of Quneitra; According to another report, three were killed and two wounded in the alleged strike; IDF refuses to comment.

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7...952404,00.html

    So it shows again that jews can do whatever they want and they as they are untouchable by Syrians and allies. And here You guys are talking about their jets being shot down left and right as in reality jews feel they can get away with this untouched.

    We can agree on that this isn't the first time when Israel strikes Syrian forces without permission. However I'm more curious about how the Syrian government will respond to this.

    Last time, after Israeli planes struck Syrian positions, Assad said that in case of another IDF attack on Syrian soil, Scud missiles would be fired at the port of Haifa in retaliation.

    But things aren't that easy. A Syrian strike on Israel would lead to further escalation of the whole conflict by providing a casus belli for Israel and its allies (mainly the US) to further involve in this war, and I'm sure that no one would want that.
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    Post  airstrike on Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:31 pm

    Video: T-90 tank survives a TOW ATGM hit in Syria

    http://defense-watch.com/2017/04/23/video-t-90-tank-survives-tow-atgm-hit-syria/
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    Post  Vann7 on Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:44 pm

    eehnie wrote:

    This is a teatre. Simply, recoloring the map. There is not evidence of real fighting.

    Correct. Israel ,jordan and TUrkey and US-UK  supports BOTH of them. .ISIS And FSA. So very likely all this "battles" is just a transfer of land with a shake of hands and hugs ,or simply ISIS changing its name to FSA. SO many people are fooled still today in this conflict . ISIS And other
    rebels groups fights each other at times for differences between their leaders ,but most of the
    times they cooperate with each other and share weapons and intelligence that NATO and ISrael provides them.

    So the fraud will be ISIS first take land from Syria , then FSA takes it away from ISIS ,then
    later NATO and ISRAEL provide protection to the "rebels fighting ISIS". That way they can
    justify the partition of a sovereign nation. But have read reports many times that all they do
    in many fights is change their name of their terrorist organization and elect new leader that both sides agree after negotiations and move along.

    The deception and fraud in Syria by NATO and Israel is monumental.
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    Post  Vann7 on Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:50 pm

    Benya wrote:
    Last time, after Israeli planes struck Syrian positions, Assad said that in case of another IDF attack on Syrian soil, Scud missiles would be fired at the port of Haifa in retaliation.

    But things aren't that easy. A Syrian strike on Israel would lead to further escalation of the whole conflict by providing a casus belli for Israel and its allies (mainly the US) to further involve in this war, and I'm sure that no one would want that.

    Israel ,American military provocations are done to slow down Syrian Government advances against their backed Terrorist and to force Syria start another war against Israel ,so it will have to stop fighting terrorist to target Israel. Syria have no choice but to remain purely defensive so that it can defeat the western backed terror groups faster. So Syria is doing what it needs to
    be done. Focus in priorities first. Israel and US don't want Syria to defeat ISIS or Alqaeda and wants to partition the nation in a thousand of pieces. Hopefully when RUssia defeat the terrorist
    , they will arm very well hezbolah and Kurds to return the favor to Israel and Turkey.
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    Post  JohninMK on Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:14 pm

    US Senator visits T-4

    Babak Taghvaee‏ @BabakTaghvaee 2h2 hours ago

    Vietnam war hero & former #USArmy Colonel @SenRichardBlack visited #Tiyas T4 air base of #SyAAF #Syria|n Arab Air Force & its Su-24MK2s

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    Post  Vann7 on Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:26 pm

    JohninMK wrote:US Senator visits T-4

    Babak Taghvaee‏ @BabakTaghvaee 2h2 hours ago

    Vietnam war hero & former #USArmy Colonel @SenRichardBlack visited #Tiyas T4 air base of #SyAAF #Syria|n Arab Air Force & its Su-24MK2s

    Syrian War: News #12 - Page 20 C-HbH9yW0AAIsVN

    woaaaahh  lol

    Awesome...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    THis is what needs to be done, civil disobedience to US government and Pentagon.
    Neither Pentagon ,neither the the President or Congress will ever have support to bomb
    their own military if they all Rebel and joins Syria .  American citizens in the hundreds
    as human shields to protect Syria military bases fighting the terrorist will also do an
    Amazing job to raise World Opinion , that United States war against Syria is totally wrong..
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    Post  max steel on Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:54 pm

    Regular wrote:
    Oh by the way

    Report: Israel strikes Syrian military base.


    Israel is pulling out all the stops to ensure that the swathe of Syrian territory bordering its ‘occupied territories’ in the Golan Heights remain in the hands of Al-Qaeda and ISIS. Israel nurtured these groups to create a buffer zone between the Syrian territory it illegally occupies and where Damascus’ writ ends.

    The Israeli attacks on Syrian forces operating near Golan Heights are becoming more frequent. Another major attack took place two days ago. Every time Israel attacks Syrian government assets, it provides an alibi, but in reality these attacks coincide with Syrian government operations against al-Qaeda and ISIS groups. Clearly, Israel intervenes to protect its al-Qaeda and ISIS proxies.

    Fox News reported last week that the ISIS is shifting its ‘capital’ from Raqqa to Dier es-Zor to the south, closer to the Israeli border. The American drones spotted ISIS convoys heading for Dier es-Zor but didn’t interdict them –  presumably because of Israeli interests involved. (It is useful to recall that last September, US and Israel had attacked the Syrian military base in Dier es-Zor to ‘degrade’ it just hours before a major ISIS offensive to capture it.)

    Suffice it to say, Israel’s unholy alliance with the Al-Qaeda and ISIS seriously undermines security interests and it is only proper that Russia makes a strong demarche with Netanyahu regarding Israel’s indirect backing for the radicalization of the region.
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    Post  ATLASCUB on Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:32 pm

    Vann7 wrote:
    JohninMK wrote:US Senator visits T-4

    Babak Taghvaee‏ @BabakTaghvaee 2h2 hours ago

    Vietnam war hero & former #USArmy Colonel @SenRichardBlack visited #Tiyas T4 air base of #SyAAF #Syria|n Arab Air Force & its Su-24MK2s

    Syrian War: News #12 - Page 20 C-HbH9yW0AAIsVN

    woaaaahh  lol

    Awesome...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    THis is what needs to be done, civil disobedience to US government and Pentagon.
    Neither Pentagon ,neither the the President or Congress will ever have support to bomb
    their own military if they all Rebel and joins Syria .  American citizens in the hundreds
    as human shields to protect Syria military bases fighting the terrorist will also do an
    Amazing job to raise World Opinion , that United States war against Syria is totally wrong..

    Wishful thinking on your part. CIA sets the tone.
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    Post  Vann7 on Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:34 am



    Just in case anyone still have doubts of Erdogan participation in arming Alqaeda.

    For our Turkey friends who visits the forums..

    http://russia-insider.com/en/syrian-army-finds-turkish-flour-bags-full-c4/ri19667

    Since summer 2011 , about 6 years ago , i was reading from European independent
    Journalist reports in Syria ,about unmarked NATO planes constantly flying from Europe to Turkey NATO base not far from Syria border and from there they provided transportation and weapons and training too ,and later they smuggled in Syria. Idlib fall happened by a 5,000 terrorist invasion from Turkey.

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    Post  Walther von Oldenburg on Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:16 am

    kvs wrote:The Israelis never once bombed ISIL but always bomb Syrian government forces.
    Israel's only interest is for Sunni Jihadists to create a buffer against Hezbollah. Israelis conducted overall fewer airstrikes on Syria than Russians do every day.
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    Post  JohninMK on Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:42 am

    More RuAF pounding today

    https://syria.liveuamap.com/en/2017/24-april-lataminah-this-morning-heavy-bomb-attacks-on-the
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    Post  calm on Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:29 pm

    PapaDragon wrote:
    par far wrote:The US and it's assholes are preparing near the Jordanian border, Russia/Iran need to step up here.

    ............


    No they don't. Iran does. Russia is about to wrap things up on their end. Coast is secured and Idlibistan is being chipped away.

    Iran is the one who has been halfassing it and hopefully they will soon pay the price.

    USA is not trying to take East Syria because they love sand. It because they need launching point for attack on Iran. And I see no problem with it. Middle East burns even brighter, USA gets another 3 decades of "Fallujah" with Persians, Iran gets what is coming to them (in part for the bullshit they have been pulling off with Turks and Saudis in Balkans), Israel will be under eternal intifada, Saudis burn even more cash in addition to jihad-on-jihad the have down south and EU liberal clownhouse goes even further down the shitter along with Turks.

    As long as Russia keeps coast secure it is win-win situation.


    America is trying to block the path of the “Shiite crescent” from Syria and is preparing the ground for a “new Middle East”.

    The southern Syrian opposition forces moved south from the city of Suweida along the Syrian-Jordanian border towards the ancient city of Palmyra in central east Syria. These forces took control of around forty villages, including al-Tanaf, one of the border crossings between Syria and Iraq. They have managed to occupy part of the Syrian desert (called al-Badiya al-Souriya) and aim to reach alBu Kamal, an important border city under the control of the “Islamic State” group (ISIS) between the al-Qaem and Raqqah-Deirezzour axes.

    The United States has provided the necessary weapons for these rebel forces – the intensity of the usage of the anti-tank and anti-personnel TOWs laser guided missile is the best indicator. If these forces reach alBu Kamal (about 700 km from Suwayda), they would stop any possible intervention of Iraqi forces in Syria, under the pretext of hunting down ISIS to prevent their return to Iraq. In fact, this plan is not innocently aiming to disrupt the ISIS connection between Syria and Iraq, but to put an end to the “Shiite crescent”.

    This “Shiite crescent” that the Sunni Gulf countries fear – not feared by the United States because it doesn’t represent any threat to the US security – is connecting Tehran, Baghdad, Damascus and Beirut. The idea of the “Shiite Crescent” was first raised by the Jordanian King Abdallah al-Hashemi in 2007, the days when the Americans occupied the country, removed Saddam Hussein and gave the power in Mesopotamia to the majority Iraqi Shia, cutting off the “Sunni Crescent” that was besieging the Islamic Republic of Iran and dominating the Middle East. If interrupted at albu Kamal, it would certainly please Saudi Arabia and Israel, the two main countries highly concerned about Shia unity in the Middle East.

    This southern forces’ progress coincides with the surge of the “Syrian Democratic forces” (SDF)(led by the Syrian Kurds and some Arab tribes in north-east Syria) towards the borders of the city of Tabqa and north of the city of Raqqa, where these forces are now about 9 km from the Syrian capital (undeclared) of ISIS. This religious extremist group is losing significant ground in Iraq and in Syria under the multiple hits of its multiple enemies. Thus, the dream of ISIS “State” begins to fade (without necessarily its total annihilation) ISIS is the phenomenon that harshly struck both the Middle East and the West, principally in the last three years.
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    With the advance of US-backed forces in the Northeast and southeast of Syria, the partition of the Levant is at an advanced stage and its features are becoming more apparent. Russia, Iran, and Damascus have no power, for the time being, to strike the partition project in the immediate future because there are other priorities around Damascus, Daraa and Idlib. At the same time, it is practically certain that these territories, if cut off from the central government in Damascus, will not be declared new states in the future.

    As for Russia, it has already survived sharing territory with the United States (Berlin after World War II) without clashing. Moscow is unwilling to engage a war with Washington for the unity of the Levant, as long as there is a stable central government in Damascus, its military installations in Syria are not at risk, its own interests in the Syrian coast are reserved, and its naval presence in the warm Mediterranean water is preserved: contracts between Moscow and Damascus have been already signed for the duration of 49 years allowing the Russian forces to enlarge its naval base in Tartous. This indicates that in the years to come Syria will see different foreign forces on its soil. Turkey is occupying – like the United States – part of the Syrian north (from Jarablus to Tal-Abiyad). At the same time, the forces of Ankara are trying to prevent the Syrian Kurds from installing a federation or a canton on the Turkish borders. All the above indicates that the conflict in the Levant will not end quickly due to the conflicting interests of many countries far and near in Bilad al-Sham.

    Moreover, the Israeli interest will be taken into consideration during the process of the partition of Syria. Israel, whose forces are constantly interfering with the Syrian war, recently bombed the weapons stores of the Syrian army and its allies and is continuously reminding the world of its intention to keep the occupied Golan heights. Furthermore it is establishing a good relationship with some Syrian rebels and jihadists to create a buffer zone to the already existing occupied territory. The Trump intention to create “buffer zones” to justify the occupation of Syrian territories does not fall on deaf ears in Israel and the Gulf countries, eager to see the fall of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and its relationship with Iran and Hezbollah at the gates of Damascus.

    The visit of US Secretary of Defence Jim Matisse to the Middle East last week raised questions about what Washington could be preparing for the Middle East. Trump is following in the footsteps of Barack Obama, with regard to the Syrian file, but went even beyond his predecessor by overtly declaring his hostility towards Iran and Hezbollah in Lebanon.

    Hezbollah responded to this visit in its own way during the media tour of the southern border, when one of his officers explained to the journalists how much the Lebanese group is informed and closely watching the Israeli defence system on the borders. Hezbollah is aiming – without mentioning it clearly – to tell Israel that:

    Its fears that the group breaks into the land adjacent to the Lebanese border are real,
    The next war will be taking place outside Lebanese territory if possible,
    It is ready for war if it is imposed
    Its significant involvement in Syria will not affect its readiness to confront Israel.

    These indirect, reciprocal messages (Israeli bombing of warehouses in Syria and Hezbollah on the Lebanese-Israeli borders) create a climate of war in the Middle East inflaming further the atmosphere as the heat of the summer approaches this unstable microcosm of the world.

    Battlefield progress and Fua and Kfarya besieged cities:

    On the Syrian battlefield, clashes continue on more than one front:

    In the South, Daraa represents a stumbling block to the US post project of the “southern buffer zone” where the Syrian Army and its allies have injected more forces to prevent its fall and to recover more territory inside the strategic city.

    In the centre of Syria, al-Qaeda (under the name of the Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham – HTS) and its allies lost all that they had gained in the previous battles and the campaigns they had led in Jobar. The Syrian army recovered Jobar, attacked al-Qabun, and expanded its control to include areas it has not entered for four years.

    In the North, the city and rural Hama, the Syrian army enlarged the security perimeter around the airport, reached a distance not far from the administrative border of the city of Idlib after the recovery of Hulfiyah (al-Qaeda stronghold), securing the Christian city nearby of Mhardeh and with the intention to push forces towards Morek and Khan-Sheikun.

    On the one hand, in Kfariya and Fua, the exchanges ended after the exit of all militants and civilians from the two besieged cities of Zabadani and Madaya, willing to leave for Idlib (over 13000 militants and civilians remained in Madaya and agreed to settle their situation with the Syrian state). On the other hand, 8000 civilians and wounded left the two besieged cities of Fua and Kfarya for Aleppo. 149 were killed and over 200 wounded by the suicide attack that hit the civilian convoy of Fua and Kfarya while waiting to cross into the al-Qaeda controlled area.

    Moreover, 24 Qatari and 2 Saudi hostages in Iraq by Hezbollah-Iraq were freed as part of the “four Syrian cities deal”. The Syrian government released 700 prisoners from its jails, also as part of the negotiation carried out by Qatar, Iran and Turkey on behalf of all parties and belligerents.


    To date, more than 8,000 civilians and more than 3,500 militants remain inside the two cities of Fua and Kfarya: the deal consists in evacuating these after 60 days. The fate of these people is uncertain and their position is weaker than before. The presence of Zabadani (totally evacuated) militants under siege prevented al-Qaeda and its allies from attacking Fua and Kfarya. So what are their bargaining tools?

    “There is a possibility of exchanging the militants in Bludan, Sahem and Babila- as well as other tools made available to protect Fua and Kfarya from extermination. The alternative – said a decision maker on the ground in Syria – would be to force the road from southern Aleppo in the direction of northern Idlib to reach Fua and Kfarya and liberate the trapped inhabitants. Moreover, Russia has ensured that it will spare no effort to bomb and hit any attempt to attack civilians in these besieged cities if in imminent danger. However, it is clear that in 60 days many things can happen, and priority changes are not excluded”.

    Damascus has released only 120 (out of the 700) significant detainees.
    Many are still in jail and thousands of people are, and expect to be in the coming months, trapped in several areas of Syria. The map of the “new Middle East” is beginning to surface, announcing a long instability.

    It is as if this part of the world were lying in some kind of marshes where the two superpowers are engaged in a game of stealth, each demanding its share to satisfy its own needs and those of its allies. Because Syria is always full of surprises, it is not excluded to see more Russian troops injected and leading attacks, mainly against the forgotten and most danger group: al-Qaeda.
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    Post  BKP on Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:58 pm

    Mike Whitney's piece discussing what may be the surrepitious massing of a "coalition" invasion force near the Syrian/Jordanian border, with the probable aim of taking Raqqa and Deir Ezzor. Also discusses the apparent preparation for long-term occupation and the formation of a local puppet government. Some quoting of South Front, interestingly, along with other sources.

    http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/04/24/is-mad-dog-planning-to-invade-east-syria/
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    Post  PapaDragon on Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:48 pm

    BKP wrote:Mike Whitney's piece discussing what may be the surrepitious massing of a "coalition" invasion force near the Syrian/Jordanian border, with the probable aim of taking Raqqa and Deir Ezzor. Also discusses the apparent preparation for long-term occupation and the formation of a local puppet government. Some quoting of South Front, interestingly, along with other sources.

    http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/04/24/is-mad-dog-planning-to-invade-east-syria/

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    Post  arpakola on Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:09 pm

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    Post  PapaDragon on Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:28 pm


    Evacuation is America’s Moral and Strategic Imperative in Idlib

    https://warontherocks.com/2017/04/evacuation-is-americas-moral-and-strategic-imperative-in-idlib/
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    Post  JohninMK on Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:20 pm

    BKP wrote:Mike Whitney's piece discussing what may be the surrepitious massing of a "coalition" invasion force near the Syrian/Jordanian border, with the probable aim of taking Raqqa and Deir Ezzor. Also discusses the apparent preparation for long-term occupation and the formation of a local puppet government. Some quoting of South Front, interestingly, along with other sources.

    http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/04/24/is-mad-dog-planning-to-invade-east-syria/
    Interesting, but it fails to mention one rather key point, the major non ISIS presence in Deir with its large SAA protection force plus the continuing Russian support for it.

    Quite how the US overcomes that without very serious blowback, especially after the Coalition strike likely in support of ISIS back in December on the SAA units on the airfield perimeter hills, should perhaps be the subject of his next article!

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