franco wrote:KomissarBojanchev wrote:calm wrote:And Daraa is definitely going to be captured completely, if sources are correct. That is a place where 'revolution' started.
It's has been 6 years 50/50 control, just like Aleppo. Now it's time for complete recapture of the city. Israel probably wont do anything, and Jordan have closed the border for wounded and stopped paying the salaries for fighters.
Only place where Israel might make some problem is area along Golan, that will be left for end.
That said, SAA should be on one Tabqa-Shaer-Palmyra- around Tanf front in a month or two. Only question is will the Kurds manage to capture Raqqa(IS retreat) or will it become meat grinder like Mosul in next two months.
Daraa has 31000 militants in such a small area. It will take years to expel them, if the SAA hasn't recaptured smaller pockets like Ghouta and Ar Rastan yet. Its far better to stop the advance of the SDF since they're threatening syrian unity more than largely discredited jihadists. Also wherever the SDF goes, so do US bases. the same can't be said for Al nusra and others.
Find the article with the Russian Military explaining the 4 de-escalation zones. They give their estimates of the rebels active in all 4 zones.
Yes and they said 15k
8:17 up to 15k