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    SeigSoloyvov

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    Syrian Civil War: News #16

    Post  SeigSoloyvov on Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:04 am

    KomissarBojanchev wrote:What makes the T2 station so difficult to capture? It seems strange that ISIS has placed impenetrable fortifications in T2 while neglecting Al mayadin.

    It's less about the T2 and more about keeping the SAA from gaining control over more of the boarder
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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #16

    Post  Big_Gazza on Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:24 am

    Oh yeah... SAA cross at Mayadin and are moving towards the Omar oil fields...

    Eat that, SDF whores n thieves.

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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #16

    Post  JohninMK on Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:11 pm

    Big_Gazza wrote:Oh yeah...  SAA cross at Mayadin and are moving towards the Omar oil fields...

    Eat that, SDF whores n thieves.
    Looking at that map it looks as if the SDF have made no move in the Jaffra area for quite a while now. My guess would be that there is a deal that they don't cross that river that's a tributary to the Euphrates. Such a deal would certainly make negotiations easier in the future.
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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #16

    Post  Big_Gazza on Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:01 pm

    Terrible news...  Major General Issam Zahreddine has apparently been killed by an IS land mine.....  No   This makes me physically sick.  This guy was an undeniable HERO.



    https://southfront.org/brig-gen-issam-zahreddine-hero-deir-ezzor-siege-killed-clashes-isis-unconfirmed/

    https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201710181058339335-syrian-army-general-killed/

    Dirty fucking Daesh bastards.  Kill every last one of these goat fuckers... along with their wives and whelps.  Kill their CIA handlers as well.
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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #16

    Post  ultimatewarrior on Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:00 pm

    Russia s not as involved in the war in Syria as America is. America supplied loads of MRAPs to SDF. Russia didn't supply any MRAP to SAA. A top general should be in a MRAP. Shame.
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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #16

    Post  Walther von Oldenburg on Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:09 pm

    Surviving 6 years of total war just to die cuz of a f*cking mine. Rolling Eyes

    Anyway, a life well lived and a career well served. He should get a monument in Damascus.
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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #16

    Post  Airman on Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:10 pm

    He was a great soldier. Rest in peace.

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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #16

    Post  par far on Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:12 pm

    Big_Gazza wrote:Terrible news...  Major General Issam Zahreddine has apparently been killed by an IS land mine.....  No   This makes me physically sick.  This guy was an undeniable HERO.



    https://southfront.org/brig-gen-issam-zahreddine-hero-deir-ezzor-siege-killed-clashes-isis-unconfirmed/

    https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201710181058339335-syrian-army-general-killed/

    Dirty fucking Daesh bastards.  Kill every last one of these goat fuckers... along with their wives and whelps.  Kill their CIA handlers as well.



    Terrible news, RIP Major Issam Zahreddine. A true warrior, he could have just stayed away from the front lines.

    I really hope the front in Eastern Syria does not break down because Major Issam Zahreddine was the glue holding it down. The message he sent to the Kurds was legendary, it is time for a new leader to step up.
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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #16

    Post  Benya on Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:23 pm

    Sad news indeed, hope that he will have a worthy successor


    General Zahreddine’s body arrives in Damascus



    BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:50 P.M.) – The body of the late Major General Zahreddine has arrived in Damascus after being flown from the Deir Ezzor Governorate in eastern Syria.

    While full details about his funeral have not been released, it is believed that his body will be transported to his ancestral village of Tarba in the Al-Sweida Governorate.

    Major General Zahreddine was killed earlier today while conducting a special operation at Saqr Island in the Deir Ezzor Governorate.

    The general’s convoy struck a land mind during the mission, resulting in his death at the age of 56.





    The photos above are from the Damascus International Airport.

    Arrow https://mobile.almasdarnews.com/article/general-zahreddines-body-arrives-damascus/
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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #16

    Post  SeigSoloyvov on Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:28 pm

    By a mine? pssh some mine clearing unit fucked up majorly right here. Guy should not have been killed by a mine you sweep areas before you allow the command staff to go into it to avoid this crap. Let alone over such an Important General someone majorly fucked up here.

    We heard ISIS got him with a mortar.
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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #16

    Post  KomissarBojanchev on Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:40 pm

    Maybe there are ISIS sympathizers in the SAA that planted the mines so the general could randomly step on one.
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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #16

    Post  calm on Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:34 pm

    He survived worst days of siege. He was surrounded by loyal soldiers.

    He died on frontline.


    His son, defended the city with him all this years.


    Zahreddine s are not done
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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #16

    Post  OminousSpudd on Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:21 pm

    SeigSoloyvov wrote:
    We heard ISIS got him with a mortar.
    Wow really? Amazing, tell us more about your special insider info. Still waiting for you to prove that you are anything more than a twitter-junkie posing as someone in military service.
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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #16

    Post  Visc on Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:56 pm

    I highly doubt it was just a lousy demining job or a random mine. Top generals usually don't get killed by "random" mines.
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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #16

    Post  JohninMK on Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:00 pm

    But, but I thought that they said that they had captured Raqqa. SDF still dying there no doubt. Official tweet

    OIR Spokesman‏Verified account @OIRSpox

    #SDF now control 95% of #Raqqa; Soccer stadium, former Nat'l Hospital complex, Naim Circle; clearance ops cont. in last blocks. #defeatDaesh
    11:27 PM - 17 Oct 2017
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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #16

    Post  PapaDragon on Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:03 pm

    Visc wrote:I highly doubt it was just a lousy demining job or a random mine. Top generals usually don't get killed by "random" mines.

    Agreed.

    Landmine would not kill him, those things are designed to mutilate not kill instantly.

    If it were landmine someone would have wrapped a tourniquet since he was certainly not alone there. He would have lost a leg below the knee but would be alive.

    My guess it's either shell or IED.


    JohninMK wrote:But, but I thought that they said that they had captured Raqqa. SDF still dying there no doubt. Official tweet

    OIR Spokesman‏Verified account @OIRSpox

    #SDF now control 95% of #Raqqa; Soccer stadium, former Nat'l Hospital complex, Naim Circle; clearance ops cont. in last blocks. #defeatDaesh
    11:27 PM - 17 Oct 2017

    I wouldn't sweat too much over it, this will last for days, stuff like this always does...
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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #16

    Post  JohninMK on Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:14 pm

    Kurds trying to get the US and Saudi to clear the damage that the Coalition aircraft and artillery did to Raqqa. The SDF having had an effective 100mm limit placed on the weapons supplied by the US.


    ????aad
    ????lenezi EN‏ @QAlenezy_En

    Picture of the American envoy Brett McGurk @brett_mcgurk with the #Saudi Minister Thamer Alsabhan @thamersas north of #Raqqa City.
    #Syria
    4:14 PM - 17 Oct 2017

    The photo was taken during a visit to the drinking station of the village AlZahra north of #Raqqa 40 km. (EDIT PHOTO AT LINK)

    @SourrNews

    McGurk and Thamer AlSabhan met with the Civil Raqqa Council and a number of tribal sheikhs to study the reconstruction of the city of #Raqqa

    The Civil Raqqa Council suggested that the mines be removed from the city of #Raqqa and the rubble removed.


    https://twitter.com/QAlenezy_En/status/920427803668910081
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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #16

    Post  JohninMK on Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:19 pm

    PapaDragon wrote:

    I wouldn't sweat too much over it, this will last for days, stuff like this always does...

    No sweat here. Going to be interesting now where all the various outside SF units now move to given that Raqqa is nearly over. Without large well defended cities the contested areas shrink quite quickly.

    Maybe time to head home? Or will they head south to tackle remaining ISIS units in Syria or Iraq? I'm sure they won't want to go head to head with the SAA and their Russian buddies.
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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #16

    Post  Visc on Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:22 pm

    PapaDragon wrote:

    Landmine would not kill him, those things are designed to mutilate not kill instantly.

    If it were landmine someone would have wrapped a tourniquet since he was certainly not alone there. He would have lost a leg below the knee but would be alive.

    My guess it's either shell or IED.

    Unless it was anti-vehicle/tank mine which could be possible since, as I've understood, they've been traveling in a convoy (possibly in a lightly armored vehicle) when they hit the mine
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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #16

    Post  PapaDragon on Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:20 pm

    Visc wrote:
    PapaDragon wrote:

    Landmine would not kill him, those things are designed to mutilate not kill instantly.

    If it were landmine someone would have wrapped a tourniquet since he was certainly not alone there. He would have lost a leg below the knee but would be alive.

    My guess it's either shell or IED.

    Unless it was anti-vehicle/tank mine which could be possible since, as I've understood, they've been traveling in a convoy (possibly in a lightly armored vehicle) when they hit the mine

    They said he stepped on a landmine but if he was in a vehicle then it's a different story
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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #16

    Post  medo on Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:28 pm



    Syrian army in Serbian style.
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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #16

    Post  Big_Gazza on Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:44 am

    medo wrote:

    Syrian army in Serbian style.

    Great stuff, but don't expect the Zionistanis or their Murican servants admitting their all-singing all-dancing wonder machine (aka Lockheed Martins license to print fiat dollars) was damaged by a late-60s-era Ruskie SAM. Poor little fragile souls... the pain they must be feeling. Twisted Evil
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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #16

    Post  SeigSoloyvov on Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:16 pm

    You talking about the F-35 in Isreal didn't they said a bird ran into it and birds have knocked out planes before now I am not saying it's a true or false statement.

    No one ever said "Yeah a Syrian S-200 acquired and targetted a F-35"

    Well no one the Isreal/US side anyway
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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #16

    Post  SeigSoloyvov on Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:18 pm

    PapaDragon wrote:
    Visc wrote:
    PapaDragon wrote:

    Landmine would not kill him, those things are designed to mutilate not kill instantly.

    If it were landmine someone would have wrapped a tourniquet since he was certainly not alone there. He would have lost a leg below the knee but would be alive.

    My guess it's either shell or IED.

    Unless it was anti-vehicle/tank mine which could be possible since, as I've understood, they've been traveling in a convoy (possibly in a lightly armored vehicle) when they hit the mine

    They said he stepped on a landmine but if he was in a vehicle then it's a different story

    That general traveled in a Russian Mine resistant truck, there is no flipping way a mine killed the guy.

    He was well protected when on the move in contested areas. I frankly don't know what happened but the mine story is a bunch of BS now they could have gotten him with a large enough buried explosive...however that would require knowing the time and route he was taking.

    so unless the SAA has a big goddam traitor problem going on I doubt that happened also.
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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #16

    Post  PapaDragon on Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:56 pm

    SeigSoloyvov wrote:
    PapaDragon wrote:
    Visc wrote:
    PapaDragon wrote:

    Landmine would not kill him, those things are designed to mutilate not kill instantly.

    If it were landmine someone would have wrapped a tourniquet since he was certainly not alone there. He would have lost a leg below the knee but would be alive.

    My guess it's either shell or IED.

    Unless it was anti-vehicle/tank mine which could be possible since, as I've understood, they've been traveling in a convoy (possibly in a lightly armored vehicle) when they hit the mine

    They said he stepped on a landmine but if he was in a vehicle then it's a different story

    That general traveled in a Russian Mine resistant truck, there is no flipping way a mine killed the guy.

    He was well protected when on the move in contested areas. I frankly don't know what happened but the mine story is a bunch of BS now they could have gotten him with a large enough buried explosive...however that would require knowing the time and route he was taking.

    so unless the SAA has a big goddam traitor problem going on I doubt that happened also.

    Actually traitor theory is pretty damn possible in my book

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