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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #14

    Post  JohninMK on Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:38 pm

    eehnie wrote:

    PS: To take into account that according to himself, he is an US soldier working in Syria. Saying us "the prettiest secrets of the US military forces in Syira", and still not in the jail.
    Am pretty sure he has not said that. You might prove me wrong but I am pretty sure he has never said who he works for. He could be an in country contractor working for who knows who. There are a few options there.

    I find his posts interesting, not sure why he is here, it could be for disinformation, but as his stuff is pretty low level and this is a fairly obscure Russian site, it seems unlikely.

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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #14

    Post  JohninMK on Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:30 pm

    Some updates, the third is interesting, they must be tempted to use the HIMARS.


    Hassan Ridha‏ @sayed_ridha 19m19 minutes ago

    SOHR: SAA, Nujba & others enter administrative border of DeirEzzor. They control 85km of the Syrian - Iraqi border. 12km until they reach T2

    Hassan Ridha‏ @sayed_ridha 24m24 minutes ago

    SDF & Coalition forces have imposed a full siege on IS in Raqqa after they captured all areas (except al-Kamb) south of the city


    Within Syria‏ @WithinSyriaBlog 39m39 minutes ago

    Khalid Army "ISIS" advance Daraa , few kilometers away US collation and FSA and HTS fighting SAA with everything they have




    This link contains a clip that clearly shows something I haven't seen before. It is not new, it was ISIS against SDF in Tabqa, I saw it back when it happened but this aspect didn't occur to me then. Its the effect of the 'shrapnel' of a SVIED explosion over a large area. In this case, what might be the front armour going straight ahead down the road wiping out a group running what could be 100m away.

    Moving images of a group of anti-#ISIS fighters being hit by the engine block or front of an #SVBIED exploding nearby

    https://twitter.com/shell_blog/status/878323746934738948

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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #14

    Post  JohninMK on Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:39 pm

    The slaughter of civilians by the Coalition continues to rise making a mockery of their claims, which are either untrue or the bombing/shelling is astonishingly inaccurate given the use of smart munitions.

    At this rate US will be killing more civilians in Raqqah/Deir than were killed in Aleppo since 2012.

    Just look who is publishing the data as well, hardly Assad fans.



    Beirut (AFP) - US-led coalition air strikes on two Syrian provinces targeting jihadists have killed 472 civilians over the past month, a monitor said Friday, more than double a previous 30-day toll. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the period between May 23 and June 23 saw the highest civilian death toll in coalition raids for a single month since they began on September 23, 2014.

    Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman said 222 civilians, including 84 children, were killed in the largely Islamic State group-held province of Deir Ezzor. Another 250 civilians, including 53 children, were killed in Raqa province, where US-backed forces are trying to oust IS jihadists from their bastion Raqa city. He told AFP that the new deaths brought the overall civilian toll from the coalition's campaign to 1,953, including 456 children and 333 women.

    The previous deadliest 30-day period was between April 23 and May 23 this year that cost 225 civilian lives.

    The coalition insists it takes every measure to avoid hitting civilians, including by aborting missile strikes at the last moment if a civilian unexpectedly wanders into the target zone.

    A statement emailed to AFP by the international alliance said its forces "work diligently and deliberately to be precise" in their air strikes. "Our goal is always for zero civilian casualties," the statement said.

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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #14

    Post  JohninMK on Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:47 pm

    Clip of the ongoing heading east tank race in the Syrian desert, only T72 and T-90 allowed to compete! No wonder the map is changing colour so fast. These are one of the main forces advancing @ Arak Axis.

    Ivan Sidorenko‏ @IvanSidorenko1 11h11 hours ago

    #Syria #Homs #EasternHoms Video uploaded today by Al Manar Reporter with #SAA & Allied Forces @ Arak Gas Station Axis #SyrianDesert


    https://twitter.com/WaelHussaini/status/878383417863417857


    Plus a photo grab (top photo in montage)



    This is some serious fire power

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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #14

    Post  auslander on Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:48 pm

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    Post  auslander on Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:56 pm

    PapaDragon wrote:
    auslander wrote:...................
    If you work in a high school you are a saint. Me, anything under 25 is nothing but meat for my beloved and cherished puppies............

    Thank buddy.

    Key to success in my line of work is to break their spirit withing first 30 days of school-year. After that it's smooth sailing. Cool  

    And you got some super cool pooches and kitties there.

    The black demon is Melik, the red is his brother Manya. Manya left us in late '15 and Melik is slowly fading away. He's 16 now which is ancient for a collie. Our boys are rather huge, my wife is not quite 150 and she dances with them. They put their paws on her shoulders and look down at her.

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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #14

    Post  PapaDragon on Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:29 pm

    JohninMK wrote:The slaughter of civilians by the Coalition continues to rise making a mockery of their claims, which are either untrue or the bombing/shelling is astonishingly inaccurate given the use of smart munitions.

    At this rate US will be killing more civilians in Raqqah/Deir than were killed in Aleppo since 2012.
    ........

    In this phase they should already be using helicopters because there is no bomb smart enough to avoid making mince meat out of apartment buildings packed that tight.


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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #14

    Post  Vann7 on Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:44 pm



    Israel came to the rescue again of ISIS ..
    Attack 2 Syrian tanks near Syrian souther border.. because supposedly some fire
    "spillover " over their invaded part of Syria. Golem Heights.

    https://www.rt.com/news/393870-israel-strikes-syrian-tanks/

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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #14

    Post  JohninMK on Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:56 pm

    Hassan Ridha‏ @sayed_ridha 12m12 minutes ago

    Hassan Ridha Retweeted Hassan Ridha

    al-Qaeda (HTS) and its allies launch large attack on Syrian Arab Army in Madinat al-Baath - Samdaniyah al-Gharbiyah axis in Quneitra CS
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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #14

    Post  auslander on Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:28 pm

    PapaDragon wrote:
    JohninMK wrote:The slaughter of civilians by the Coalition continues to rise making a mockery of their claims, which are either untrue or the bombing/shelling is astonishingly inaccurate given the use of smart munitions.

    At this rate US will be killing more civilians in Raqqah/Deir than were killed in Aleppo since 2012.
    ........

    In this phase they should already be using helicopters because there is no bomb smart enough to avoid making mince meat out of apartment buildings packed that tight.


    The problem is they don't care, what's a few hundred more dead sub-humans a day to them?
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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #14

    Post  arpakola on Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:47 pm

    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-kurds-worried-possible-deal-government-russia-turkey/
    (ARA News) Syrian Kurdish officials have expressed worries that the Turkish army will attack either Afrin or Tal Rifaat in northern Syria with silent support from the Syrian government and Russia. They are calling on the international community to save Afrin that hosts thousands of IDPs (internally displaced people).

    “The people are afraid of a huge attack from Turkey and the Syrian Islamists on Afrin and the Shahba region with support from Russia, the Syrian regime and Iran,” Dr Kamal Sido, a consultant for ‘the Society for Threatened Peoples’ (STP), told ARA News.

    “The occupation of the Shahba [northern Aleppo] by Turkey could worsen the humanitarian situation in Efrin [Afrin]. The United States should not stay neutral. US president Trump should support the people in Efrin,” he added.

    Jihad Abdo, a local journalist in Afrin, told ARA News that there is currently an ‘embargo’ on Afrin district by Turkey, the Syrian rebels, the Syrian government and Al-Qaeda. “All roads leading to Afrin are blocked,” he said.

    Although the Syrian government and Russia may not directly support the Turkish offensive, the Syrian Kurds are worried that Russia could allow Turkey to attack the Kurds in Afrin, after clashes between the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the pro-Syrian government forces near Raqqa last week.

    Moreover, the US-led coalition downed a Syrian jet last week.

    In the past, Russia has defended the Syrian Kurds in Afrin from attacks by Turkish-backed rebels.

    The co-head of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), Salih Musim, has warned about an Iranian-Qatari-Turkish alliance to undermine the Kurds in northern Syria.
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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #14

    Post  AlfaT8 on Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:52 pm

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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #14

    Post  AbdulhamidtheSecond on Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:20 pm

    arpakola wrote:

    The co-head of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), Salih Musim, has warned about an Iranian-Qatari-Turkish alliance to undermine the Kurds in northern Syria.

    After mistakes made by either sides, this alliance is the most possible solution for Syrian territorial integrity.

    Turkey had a dream of different Syria, and Iran had another. However both plans were of single body-integrated Syria. Partition will never serve either sides...

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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #14

    Post  Benya on Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:37 pm

    Syrian Army Advances At Ithriyah-Resafa Road And Near Palmyra (Map, Video)


    A screenshot from the video

    On Saturday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), backed by the Syrian and Russian air forces, liberated the Al-Bajar hill at the Ithriyah-Resafa road. The SAA also took control of several ISIS positions east of Umm Miyal town near the Ithriyah-Khanasir road.

    Moreover, Russian and Syrian warplanes bombed ISIS positions and vehicles in Qulayb al-Tawr and Tabart al-Diba in the eastern Hama countryside.

    In the eastern Homs countryside, the SAA continued its advance towards Al-Sokhna ater the liberation of the Arak Gas Station in Hazm al-Sawanah village. Thus, government forces deployed in the outskirts of Khirbet al-Qababah.


    The SAA also advanced towards Tala’t al-Zib on the Arak-Sukhna road and controlled the area south of it.


    On the other side, ISIS fighters launched an attack on SAA positions in Bir Anbaj village in the southern Tabqah countryside. ISIS claimed that 20 Syrian soldiers were killed in the attack, and claimed that its fighters managed to destroy a tank and a BMP-1 vehicle of the SAA during the attack.

    It is expected that the SAA operations will end in the eastern Aleppo countryside and the Ithriyah-Resafa road within days. It is believed that SAA will focus oon operations in the eastern Hama countryside. Then it will work on connecting its part in the southern Raqqa countryside and the eastern Homs countryside.

    Source: Arrow https://southfront.org/syrian-army-advances-at-ithriyah-resafa-road-and-near-palmyra/
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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #14

    Post  calm on Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:38 am

    Israel AF attacked Syrian army and destroyed 2 tanks, wile SAA was defending against Al Qaeda attack near occupied Golan...



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    http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Syrian-skirmish-spills-over-into-Israels-Golan-Heights-497782
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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #14

    Post  kvs on Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:17 am

    calm wrote:Israel AF attacked Syrian army and destroyed 2 tanks, wile SAA was defending against Al Qaeda attack near occupied Golan...



    source
    http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Syrian-skirmish-spills-over-into-Israels-Golan-Heights-497782

    Poor little Israel. Its jihadi proxies fake shell the Golan and it uses this as a pretext to attack the SAA. Having Assad
    defeat Daesh and all the other vermin will be a bitter pill for these cunts. They will also lose their BS "security zone"
    as well. Unfortunately, it is unlikely that Syria will get back the Golan heights. For now.
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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #14

    Post  PapaDragon on Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:40 am

    kvs wrote:
    calm wrote:Israel AF attacked Syrian army and destroyed 2 tanks, wile SAA was defending against Al Qaeda attack near occupied Golan...

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

    source
    http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Syrian-skirmish-spills-over-into-Israels-Golan-Heights-497782

    Poor little Israel.   Its jihadi proxies fake shell the Golan and it uses this as a pretext to attack the SAA.   Having Assad
    defeat Daesh and all the other vermin will be a bitter pill for these cunts.    They will also lose their BS "security zone"
    as well.  Unfortunately, it is unlikely that Syria will get back the Golan heights.  For now.

    This is just different version of Su-22 shootdown only difference being that it was IAF instead of USAF but objective is same: impeding SAA progress in retaking territory by attempting to get them distracted with this petty nonsense.

    Best response SAA can deliver is to keep retaking territory because that is what Uncle Sam has issues with.

    Eyes on the ball and ignore distractions. All that can be dealt with later.

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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #14

    Post  Vann7 on Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:17 am

    calm wrote:Israel AF attacked Syrian army and destroyed 2 tanks, wile SAA was defending against Al Qaeda attack near occupied Golan...



    source
    http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Syrian-skirmish-spills-over-into-Israels-Golan-Heights-497782


    It shows Syria is not covering its airspace correctly ,neither Russia is improving the situation.
    Israel targeted Syrian army in the most important assets they have to fight terrorist. It was not by coincidence. Israel is simply trying to cover an Alnusra Alqaeda offensive in Southern Syria , when they were in an offensive. So shows a clear direct alliance and collaboration between the zionist state and Terrorism.  So much for Israel being a "civilized nation". when their airforce is in bed with terrorism.

    the good news however is that you can't win a war with airforce alone. and none of this zionist illegal aggression on another nation ,will change the inevitable outcome of the terrorist in Syria.
    This attacks will also help Syrian army to better coordinate the next time and cover its airspace. It will help Syrian army to become smarter . In other words , Israel is training the Syrian army in how Israel fights and will teach them new ideas how defend itself, when a real meaningful war start. So this provocations ,will play against Israel in the long Future.
    Same will be for US navy and Airforce. And for US cruise missiles. will become more predictable
    and nature their interception.  This also will enormously benefit Not only Russia in experience
    defending against NATO and Israel ,but also IRAN. So whenever a world war 3 start. US and Israel will become very predictable on its battle tactics and military hardware.

    As for example Russia intercepted 2/3 of the Tomahawk missiles fired by US navy.. possibly
    of the latest generation.  Just using the limited air defenses that Syria have and the extreme
    negative conditions for Syria ,that most of its borders they dont control ,so can't create nodes of defenses far from its military bases. So this is a brutally extreme training what Russia and Syria but also IRAN receive ,when defending against NATO and Israel.  the same could be said about NATO and ISRAEL . but not really ,because Russia is not using cruise missiles against them.. neither S-400s. neither attacked any of them. So the major experience gains will be for the ones defending.

    This will also help Russia ,Syria and IRAN to develop new military hardware to counter NATO and ISRAEL.  as a quick examples of this , is Syria counter electronics developed by them .
    and Russia modification of if Su-35 planes ,to protect their engines ,in desert conditions.
    also Russia aircraft carrier got crude awakening of how more work they need in the security in landing.

    The biggest experience i think will come to Russia attack helicopters which are the ones
    who are closer to the enemy fire ,the experience they receive in counter electronics ,what works and what not , in facing TOW missiles is invaluable. Many modifications will be done to Russia military hardware in the very near future. thanks to Syria conflict , that will strengthen Russia military significantly in tactics and technology and that will be direct experience of the NATO /Israel proxy war.
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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #14

    Post  auslander on Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:27 am

    PapaDragon wrote:
    kvs wrote:
    calm wrote:Israel AF attacked Syrian army and destroyed 2 tanks, wile SAA was defending against Al Qaeda attack near occupied Golan...

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

    source
    http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Syrian-skirmish-spills-over-into-Israels-Golan-Heights-497782

    Poor little Israel.   Its jihadi proxies fake shell the Golan and it uses this as a pretext to attack the SAA.   Having Assad
    defeat Daesh and all the other vermin will be a bitter pill for these cunts.    They will also lose their BS "security zone"
    as well.  Unfortunately, it is unlikely that Syria will get back the Golan heights.  For now.

    This is just different version of Su-22 shootdown only difference being that it was IAF instead of USAF but objective is same: impeding SAA progress in retaking territory by attempting to get them distracted with this petty nonsense.

    Best response SAA can deliver is to keep retaking territory because that is what Uncle Sam has issues with.

    Eyes on the ball and ignore distractions. All that can be dealt with later.


    Well said and very true. Stick to the plan, ignore the pinpricks and get it done.

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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #14

    Post  ATLASCUB on Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:08 am

    Policy papers being written by EU rats and Kurds regarding how to strip others of sovereignty and land.... if you told me it was a joke I would believe it - sadly it's not.

    http://www.aina.org/news/20170624174602.htm

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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #14

    Post  par far on Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:58 am

    ATLASCUB wrote:Policy papers being written by EU rats and Kurds regarding how to strip others of sovereignty and land.... if you told me it was a joke I would believe it - sadly it's not.

    http://www.aina.org/news/20170624174602.htm


    I have read it couple of times but don't understand what it means, what does this mean?

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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #14

    Post  JohninMK on Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:57 am

    Note the narrow strip left behind at Al-Bawdah, almost challenging the US/FSA to have a go at it.


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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #14

    Post  JohninMK on Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:36 pm

    This is probably what the Israeli attack yesterday was all about

    Qalaat Al Mudiq‏ @QalaatAlMudiq 21h21 hours ago
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    #Quneitra: coalition of Southern Rebels launched this morning the Battle "Road to Damascus". Intense clashes and shelling ongoing.


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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #14

    Post  JohninMK on Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:38 pm

    Pictures from 2 weeks ago. See the QRA stand is back occupied.

    22 RuAF jets at the Russian air base in Hmeymim visible on satellite image from June 8: 8 Su-24, 3 Su-25, 4 Su-30, 6 Su-34 and 2 Su-35






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