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    Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #12

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    calm

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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #12

    Post  calm on Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:44 am

    Russian Lieutenant-General Valery Asapov killed in Deir Ez Zor by IS.
    Photos(3) show him on 'frontline' during Euphrates river crossing.


    This photos are from first crossing, Truly risky position for him to be.
    2 types of Generals(w/orders):
    - To Attack.(from safe position behind frontiles)
    - Follow me in attack.



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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #12

    Post  JohninMK on Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:07 am

    A real leader. No helmet, no bullet proof gear, just getting stuck in.

    Looked to be a natural leader that his men would follow into Hell.

    Probably not happy behind a desk.
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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #12

    Post  Walther von Oldenburg on Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:18 am

    RIP to the hero.

    But was his sacrifice necessary? 3 star generals are supposed to lead corps sized units and in western armies they are not even allowed to be close to the frontline. Dunno what is the Syrian and Russian perspective on that matter.

    What you guys think? I am unable to have my own opinion on that issue.
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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #12

    Post  calm on Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:21 am

    S. #Idlib: permanently spied Rebels still moving in large numbers, allowing #RuAF 2 ID & strike underground base. 40+ Faylaq Sham casualties




    2more strikes

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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #12

    Post  JohninMK on Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:57 am

    Building a bridge exercise, not this one. No wonder the river flow was increased. Embedded video.

    https://twitter.com/Russian_Defence/status/912646659628306432
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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #12

    Post  eehnie on Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:29 am

    This seems to be a TMM-3 type of bridge. Likely of the TMM-3 or TMM-3M variants (based also on Kraz trucks). The bridge would be mounted from land.

    These would be also material to be finnished soon in the Russian Armed Forces, and as consequence it is material that can be used with higher risks. Also it is safe to say that Syria has more of this near for fast reparations.

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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #12

    Post  calm on Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:34 am

    Today, at 12:06 a.m., Tu-95MS bombers fired cruise missiles at objects of international terrorist groupings in #Syria.
    The aircraft scrambled from the Engels airfield and flew over territories of #Iran and #Iraq.
    In the Syria airspace, the strategic bombers fired Kh-101 cruise missiles at the most important #ISIS and #Jabhat_al_Nusra objects located in the provinces of #Deir_ez_Zor and #Idlib.
    The unexpected strikes eliminated terrorists’ command posts, hardware and manpower concentration areas as well as ammunition depots.
    The objective monitoring data has confirmed elimination of all assigned targets.
    Su-30 and Su-35 fighters were covering the Tu-95MS bombers.
    The strategic bombers successfully flew about 7,000 kilometers. They were in-flight refueled by Il-78 tanker aircraft.
    The missile strikes were carried out against the ISIS objects in order to support offensive of the #Syrian_Arab_Army to eliminate the last terrorists’ bridgehead.

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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #12

    Post  Cheetah on Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:18 am

    calm wrote:


    Poor bugger at the end got a face full of debris. Can't imagine, one minute you're driving into some facility like it's any other Tuesday, then, out of nowhere the roar of a cruise missile and a large explosion followed promptly by an expulsion of debris headed straight for you.

    Naturally the bugger probably deserved it, but never the less, crazy way to go.
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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #12

    Post  PapaDragon on Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:53 am


    Putin discharges Chief of Aerospace Forces GenCol Bondarenko and Black Sea Fleet commander VAdm Kulikov from military service following their accession to parliamentary posts

    http://publication.pravo.gov.ru/Document/View/0001201709260037
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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #12

    Post  Cyberspec on Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:56 pm

    Walther von Oldenburg wrote:RIP to the hero.

    But was his sacrifice necessary? 3 star generals are supposed to lead corps sized units and in western armies they are not even allowed to be close to the frontline. Dunno what is the Syrian and Russian perspective on that matter.

    What you guys think? I am unable to have my own opinion on that issue.

    Generally speaking, generals should avoid exposing themselves....but I think it's not always black & white.

    In any case, this is a heavy blow
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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #12

    Post  d_taddei2 on Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:02 am

    Russian helicopter shot down by US-backed rebels in rural Hama using a TOW.

    Although it hasn't been confirmed and it could have been Syrian helicopter will wait for further news but hopefully it's fake news.

    https://mobile.almasdarnews.com/article/breaking-russian-helicopter-shot-us-backed-rebels-rural-hama/
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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #12

    Post  JohninMK on Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:05 am

    Just spotted another one recognised Auslander. RIP

    Ivan Sidorenko‏ @IvanSidorenko1 Sep 25 #Syria #DeirEzZor R.I.P. Syrian/Russian Translator Nizar Dunia who accompanied #Russian 5th Army Commander Lieutenant-General Valeriy Asapov.


    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DKnbB2NXcAAIMXG.jpg
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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #12

    Post  JohninMK on Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:13 am

    Wael Al Hussaini‏ @WaelHussaini 18h18 hours ago

    One of the Kh-101 missiles that #RuAF long-range bombers launched today
    Targeted an #HTS's tanks depot in a factory near the city of #Idlib



    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DKqZVdXXkAAh7DQ.jpg


    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DKqZVdVXcAEOsfc.jpg

    Another near Deir


    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DKqaR3LXkAIX0b-.jpg
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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #12

    Post  JohninMK on Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:21 am

    Humanitarian aid flight - delivering virgins for desperates Laughing russia


    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DKr_mIgW4AIx2An.jpg
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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #12

    Post  nomadski on Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:37 am


    Best go around the SDF forces to secure border area to east and north . Avoid attacking SDF , unless in self defence or if road is blocked by them . Do not allow the kurds to be able to unify and define themselves by the enemy they fight .
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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #12

    Post  JohninMK on Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:18 am

    Al-Masdar News‏Verified account @TheArabSource 1h1 hour ago

    Confirmed: No Russian attack helicopter was shot down over #Hama https://aml.ink/r-Dt4 #Russia #Syria

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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #12

    Post  JohninMK on Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:02 pm

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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #12

    Post  calm on Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:19 am

    So many traitors and rebels lurking around trough SAA controlled cities.

    This one reports on Russians in Deir.




    Some of those "activist" are even photographing Russians in Deir.
    https://twitter.com/EuphratesPost/status/906516177404526593



    Russians need to be extra careful in those parts of Syria, it is not like in Latakia/Tartous.
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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #12

    Post  PapaDragon on Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:15 am

    calm wrote:.....................
    Russians need to be extra careful in those parts of Syria, it is not like in Latakia/Tartous.

    They need to stop horsing around and leave dealing with civilians/terror-cells to the SAA. They have more experience and are not afraid to do what needs to be done.

    This is primarily aerial ops. Don't change the plan that works.

    Only basic ground presence is required.

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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #12

    Post  JohninMK on Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:45 am

    So, the General was not strictly speaking active in the RuA, after a spell commanding the Russian Army in Syria he moved on and he was seconded to the SAA 5th Corps.

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian general killed in Syria had been seconded to the Syrian government as a military commander, Russia’s military chief of staff said on Wednesday. Moscow has long been a staunch ally of Syria, but the role of the deceased general reveals the extent to which Russia has become an integral part of President Bashar al Assad’s ruling system.

    Lieutenant-General Valery Asapov, 51, was killed on Saturday by shelling from Islamic State positions near Deir al-Zor. He was the chief of staff of Russian forces deployed to the country and later became the commander of Syria’s Fifth Corps of volunteers, chief of general staff Valery Gerasimov said.

    It was known that the Syrian Fifth Attack Troop Corps of volunteers, formed in late 2016, was equipped and advised by the Russians, but Damascus and Moscow had not previously announced it was under Russian command.

    Speaking at Asapov’s funeral, Gerasimov said: ”High prestige combined with care were outstanding features of his work. “Of course, those qualities were displayed during his working trip to the Syrian Arab Republic, where he had been deployed from February this year,” Gerasimov said, addressing Asapov’s family and colleagues. “He worked as the chief of staff of the group of our forces and then was in command of the Fifth Corps of volunteers ... A treacherous shell cut short his life.”

    A security specialist, who worked in Syria alongside the Russian and Syrian military, said Asapov was de facto the commander of Syria’s Fifth Corps but he may have been listed as chief military adviser on paper. “Syrian officers relied completely on our officers,” he said.

    Hundreds of people, most of them from the Russian military, attended the funeral at the Federal Military Memorial Cemetery for Asapov who became the highest ranking military officer to be killed in the Syrian war.

    Inscriptions in Russian and Arabic on some of garlands said they were sent by President al-Assad, Syrian ministers and military commanders.

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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #12

    Post  lycantrop on Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:17 am

    ISIS Attacks Syrian Army South Of Dier Ezzor , Captures 2 Russian Servicemen.

    https://muraselon.com/en/2017/09/breaking-isis-attacks-syrian-army-south-dier-ezzor-captures-2-russian-servicemen/
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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #12

    Post  PapaDragon on Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:32 am


    ISIS claims it capture two Russian soldiers in the attack on Deir Ezzor highway

    https://twitter.com/WithinSyriaBlog/status/913362384932175873


    If true it will be apex of unsurprising cumulative fuckups that resulted from putting troops on the ground.

    Already too many dead. This one will be a shitstorm should video surface.

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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #12

    Post  lycantrop on Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:42 am

    PapaDragon wrote:
    ISIS claims it capture two Russian soldiers in the attack on Deir Ezzor highway

    https://twitter.com/WithinSyriaBlog/status/913362384932175873


    If true it will be apex of unsurprising cumulative fuckups that resulted from putting troops on the ground.

    Already too many dead. This one will be a shitstorm should video surface.

    Hell will be unleashed if they dare to do something stupid.
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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #12

    Post  PapaDragon on Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:50 am

    lycantrop wrote:
    PapaDragon wrote:
    ISIS claims it capture two Russian soldiers in the attack on Deir Ezzor highway

    https://twitter.com/WithinSyriaBlog/status/913362384932175873


    If true it will be apex of unsurprising cumulative fuckups that resulted from putting troops on the ground.

    Already too many dead. This one will be a shitstorm should video surface.

    Hell will be unleashed if they dare to do something stupid.

    Will ''hell'' teleport them back home?

    Hell will be unleashed in Russia. Shit like this is what kills support for military operations.

    If true, I bet those two got caught while driving around some sacks of flour or some other stupid needless shit like that during some PR feelgood ''mission''.

    This was advertized as zero-risk bombing ops not as infantry-heavy desert war.

    I said 2 years ago: kill everything with bombs and avoid dumb shit like ground presence. Geniuses decided to have their own GWOT.

    Welcome to land of Logical Conclusion.

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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #12

    Post  lycantrop on Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:02 am

    Russia should go "full retard" and fire salvos of Iskander missiles on every HQ/warehouse... of this subanimals, dont know why they are so reluctant.

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