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    Re: Syrian War: News #18

    Post  Visc on Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:09 am

    Visc wrote:How things seem to be developing in Syria we might witness the liberation of Jisr al-Shughur soon and hopefully the whole Idlib governorate as well.

    Considering latest developments I guess Russia has other plans and it appears that we will see Jisr al-Shughur liberated but Idlib basically becoming sort of a Turkish colony. This is horrible ending for Syria and I am somewhat surprised that Syria/Iran will let this pass... Turkey should be kicked the fu** out of Syria!

    In other news -
    Terrorist Groups in Northern Syria Merge to Confront Army

    5 terrorist groups merged under the name of the so-called 'National Liberation Front' several days after reports said that a new coalition of terrorists has been formed in Northern Syria to confront the army.

    News websites affiliated to the terrorists reported on Wednesday that the five groups of Syria's Tahrir Front, al-Wieh Saqour al-Sham, Jeish al-Ahrar and Tajamo Damascus have joined the 'National Liberation Front' which had been formed nearly two months ago by 11 other militant groups.

    A new coalition of 75,000 terrorists had been formed in Idlib province in Northern Syria to fight against the Syrian army.

    A militant-affiliated website reported on Monday that the terrorist groups in Idlib and Hama provinces started a new coalition, called Jeish al-Fatah, to counter the Syrian Army's imminent operation after they came under increasing pressure by Ankara.

    Anab al-Baladi website quoted a well-informed source as disclosing that the terrorist groups' decision to form a new coalition in Idlib was made under Ankara's pressure, adding that Turkey had forced the entire terrorist groups, including Syria's Liberation Front, the National Liberation Front, Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at and Jeish al-Izzah, in Northern Hama to stand united against the Damascus government before they are annihilated in the upcoming operation of the Syrian army.

    In the meantime, Commander of Syria's Liberation Front Abdul Salam Abdul Razaq claimed that the coalition members have an endorsed an agreement to specify their battlefield responsibilities across the region which stretches from the coastal areas to Northern Aleppo.

    Al-Baladi further said that representatives of Idlib's terrorist groups will gather in Ankara in coming days to confer on their duties with regard to Idlib province.

    Russia's air force will cooperate in military operations against the terrorists in Western Idlib

    The Arabic-language website of Sputnik news agency quoted a Russian military source in Syria as saying that they will cooperate with the Syrian army forces in attacks against the terrorist-occupied lands in Western Idlib, "from which drone attacks are launched against Humeimim airbase", adding that any move will be coordinated with the Syrian ground forces, of course.

    Earlier, a field source had said that the Syrian army is preparing logistically and militarily to start massive ground operations in several pivots to provide security of Northeastern Lattakia at the borders with Jisr al-Shaqour in Western Idlib.

    Sputnik had reported on Monday that the Syrian army continues to dispatch more troops to Northern Hama and Southern Idlib as Russian commanders visited battlefields in Northwestern Syria for a final assessment, , speculating that the government forces' final battle for Idlib is imminent.

    The Arabic-language website of Sputnik quoted field sources as reporting that the army has recently dispatched a large number of forces and a large volume of military hardware to Southeastern Idlib, mainly to the town of al-Dhohour and to al-Zalaqiyat in Northern Hama.

    It went on to say that the army intends to free the villages and towns of Kafr Zita, al-Latamina, al-Latmin, al-Zakah, al-Arba'ein, al-Lahaya and Ma'arkaba in the first phase of its upcoming large-scale operation.

    The report further said that the army plans to restore security to Northeastern Lattakia and Jisr al-Shughour in Southwestern Idlib in the upcoming offensive.

    It went on reporting that the Russian and Syrian forces have paid several visits to the battlefields and have specified their joint military objectives in Northeastern Lattakia and in Jourin in Northwestern Hama.

    It further said that the army's artillery and missile units have been pounding terrorists' bases, command posts, arms depots and movements in the towns of Badama and al-Najiyeh in Western Idlib and Khan Sheikhoun region in Southern Idlib for their immediate ground invasion.

    Sputnik added that the army is likely to launch the operation from Western Idlib to Jisr al-Shughour and Ariha after heavy artillery fire at terrorists' centers in Northern Hama, Southern Idlib and Northern Lattakia.
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    Re: Syrian War: News #18

    Post  JohninMK on Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:51 am

    Interesting if true or actually happens this time rather than just being puff.

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    Chinese Ambassador To Syria says: "We Are Willing To Participate In Some Way In The Battle For Idlib Alongside The Assad Army Because of The Uyghur Jihadists Fighting with the Opposition





    As the Syrian regime army prepares to launch a campaign for the recapture of Idlib in northern Syria, the Chinese Ambassador to Damascus, Qi Qianjin, told the pro-regime daily Al-Watan on August 1, 2018 that the Chinese military would be willing to participate "in some way" in the campaign in Idlib or in other parts of the country. The ambassador expressed his support for what he called Syria's war against the terrorists, and noted that there is cooperation between the Syrian and Chinese armies. The report also quoted the Chinese military attaché in Syria as saying that the Chinese military wishes to enhance its relations with the Syrian military, and as expressing regret that Chinese Uyghurs are taking part in the fighting against the Assad regime.

    The Uyghurs are a Turkic ethnic minority in China, predominantly Muslim, some of whose members seek independence for the Xinjiang province, where the Uyghur minority is concentrated. Among the separatists are members of the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), a jihadi organization seeking to establish an Islamic state in Xinjiang. TIP has perpetrated terror against the authorities in China and has also sent fighters to Syria to participate in the fighting against the Assad regime. Its fighters formerly cooperated closely with Al-Qaeda-affiliated jihad groups, and are active mainly in the Idlib area and in the Turkmen Mountain and northern Latakia region.

    It should be noted that this is not the first report regarding Chinese military aid to the Syrian regime. In November 28, 2017, the Facebook page of Russia's Khmeimim airbase in Syria reported that China was planning to dispatch special forces to Syria to combat the TIP fighters in the Damascus area.[1] However, Ambassador Qi Qianjin denied the report.[2]


    https://www.memri.org/reports/chinese-ambassador-syria-we-are-willing-participate-some-way-battle-idlib-alongside-assad
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    Re: Syrian War: News #18

    Post  BKP on Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:00 pm

    Regarding Chinese direct involvement in Syria, I think it would be a useful show of solidarity at this time for a lot of reasons (presuming you like things like the emerging multi-polarity, BRICS, etc). Russia and China would also have the opportunity to practice coordinating in the context actual combat, not just training exercises.

    Bonus: Stands a good chance of enraging some of the fossils at places like themess, who would fume away about "chicoms" and whatnot. That's always fun. What a Face

    Probably won't happen though.
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    Re: Syrian War: News #18

    Post  eehnie on Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:05 pm

    Visc wrote:Russia accuses US of harboring ISIS fighters in southern Syria

    BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The Russian Ministry of Defense has accused the U.S. of harboring Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terrorists in the Tanf region of southern Syria.

    According to a statement from Russia’s Chief of the Main Operations Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, General Sergei Rudskoy, the Islamic State’s numbers inside this large U.S.-controlled pocket has been steadily growing over the last few weeks.

    Rudskoy said that the Islamic State is preparing to launch new attacks against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) from this large pocket in southern Syria.

    Specifically, the Russian general claimed that the Islamic State terrorists were planning to launch attacks on the Syrian Army’s positions in the Al-Sweida, Damascus, Homs, and Deir Ezzor provinces.

    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/russia-accuses-us-of-harboring-isis-fighters-in-southern-syria/


    This is obvious. despite some media painting fake ISIS pockets around Al Tanf, to hide the activity of US paramilitary groups.
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    Re: Syrian War: News #18

    Post  kvs on Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:03 pm

    eehnie wrote:
    Visc wrote:Russia accuses US of harboring ISIS fighters in southern Syria

    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/russia-accuses-us-of-harboring-isis-fighters-in-southern-syria/


    This is obvious. despite some media painting fake ISIS pockets around Al Tanf, to hide the activity of US paramilitary groups.

    It is obvious by now that Daesh only exists in US controlled regions. Daesh is the invention and pet of the USA and Israel and
    all the laws in Congress will not make this fact untrue. The primates in Congress are actually imposing sanctions on Russia
    for supposedly financing Daesh. Only NATO retards could swallow such inane propaganda. Russia was the only country
    (together with Syrian forces) who actually attacked Daesh. This includes its oil convoys to Turkey which were a prime source
    of its financing. The US invoked all sorts ludicrous excuses why it never once attacked those oil convoys and why for the
    two years of its "anti-Daesh" operations Daesh kept expanding its territory and developing its resources. The US monkeys
    actually sanctioned Syrian government officials for the Daesh oil trade via Turkey and Iraq. Not a single Turk or Iraqi trader
    of Daesh oil (stolen from Syria) was ever sanctioned.
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    Re: Syrian War: News #18

    Post  Visc on Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:13 pm

    kvs wrote:
    eehnie wrote:
    Visc wrote:Russia accuses US of harboring ISIS fighters in southern Syria

    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/russia-accuses-us-of-harboring-isis-fighters-in-southern-syria/


    This is obvious. despite some media painting fake ISIS pockets around Al Tanf, to hide the activity of US paramilitary groups.

    It is obvious by now that Daesh only exists in US controlled regions.   Daesh is the invention and pet of the USA and Israel and
    all the laws in Congress will not make this fact untrue.    The primates in Congress are actually imposing sanctions on Russia
    for supposedly financing Daesh.    Only NATO retards could swallow such inane propaganda.   Russia was the only country
    (together with Syrian forces) who actually attacked Daesh.    This includes its oil convoys to Turkey which were a prime source
    of its financing.    The US invoked all sorts ludicrous excuses why it never once attacked those oil convoys and why for the
    two years of its "anti-Daesh" operations Daesh kept expanding its territory and developing its resources.    The US monkeys
    actually sanctioned Syrian government officials for the Daesh oil trade via Turkey and Iraq.   Not a single Turk or Iraqi trader
    of Daesh oil (stolen from Syria) was ever sanctioned.

    It was obvious since ISIS (ISIL, IS, Daesh) made its first appearance and it is even more obvious today. But still most people do not want to accept the fact that every move ISIS ever made was in line with Israeli/US/NATO goals against Syria/Iraq/Iran/Russia. People around the world, including many on this forum, remain ignorant and believe ISIS is some kind of independent ultra-Islamist terrorist force with its own command, funding and goals, thus they are unable to understand what is going on. Even many Syrians and Iraqis themselves fail to recognize this and respected pro-Syria analysts such as Elijah J. Magnier do not point it out and keep playing along this nonsense propaganda.
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    Re: Syrian War: News #18

    Post  JohninMK on Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:04 pm

    If this is correct its the first time I have seen or heard of anything with a barrel over 100mm being handed over to the Kurds. Turkey will not be happy.


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    The US sent a new batch of military equipment and weapons to the Kurds in Hasek.


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    Re: Syrian War: News #18

    Post  JohninMK on Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:24 pm

    Instant justice but a bit more humane than it would have been in the past.


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    Re: Syrian War: News #18

    Post  JohninMK on Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:27 pm

    They have to do something before the onslaught arrives.


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    #Syria: some Rebel groups also increased their (re)training activities in Greater #Idlib. #HTS, Jaish Izza & Malhama Tactical pictured.




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    Re: Syrian War: News #18

    Post  calm on Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:58 pm

    ^^
    http://www.russiadefence.net/t7292p450-syrian-war-news-18#231229

    That is T90, captured by rebels years ago.


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    Re: Syrian War: News #18

    Post  JohninMK on Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:37 am

    Not many recent maps of this rapidly hotting up area.

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    Re: Syrian War: News #18

    Post  calm on Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:06 pm

    Idlib battle start
    Pray for the heroes

    https://twitter.com/SyriaWar2/status/1027909808811397121

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    Post  par far on Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:46 pm

    "LARGE CONVOY OF TIGER FORCES ARRIVE IN NORTHERN HAMA (VIDEO)."




    https://southfront.org/large-convoy-of-tiger-forces-arrive-in-northern-hama-video/







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    Re: Syrian War: News #18

    Post  JohninMK on Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:44 pm


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    Updated map, showing:

    - Today's #Russia & #Syria airstrikes (red stars)
    - #Turkey’s x12 military positions inside the northwestern region (black pentagons).



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    Re: Syrian War: News #18

    Post  JohninMK on Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:13 pm

    Nasty

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    (THREAD) SVBIED use by HTS in Greater Idlib - Up-armored bulldozer (S)VBIED w/ rear exterior main payload & spaced armor, allegedly one of a number of SVBIEDs moved by HTS closer to intensifying frontlines in greater Idlib



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    Re: Syrian War: News #18

    Post  JohninMK on Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:03 pm

    Just a nice picture



    Not so nice if you are a target to the left

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    Re: Syrian War: News #18

    Post  GarryB on Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:33 am

    I'd like to see who is going to force us out Russia? they don't care abou

    I know... American military forces are like cockroaches... you can never really get rid of them...


    You can ask Afghan and Iraq how hard getting us to leave can be.

    That is because the Afghans and Iraqis have not had a superpower to support their efforts like the Afghans did against the Soviets in the 1980s...

    BUT even if you get us to leave The gulf states will simply park others in our place.

    Which other gulf state would stop the Syrian government forces with Russian support?

    Please...

    Besides I suspect that you will spend very little on infrastructure... except air bases of course, so in time the population in the land you occupy will start getting pissed off with no water or sewerage system or electricity... let alone clearing the rubble and burying those under the houses you blew up properly in graves like decent people would. Maybe even put up a few buildings?

    Nah, America does not do that... blow it up and then run away... unless they can work a fiddle... Haliburton make billons and made the English look like hard workers in terms of graft.


    When was the last time you checked situation on the ground? ISIS and other terrorists are done (the tiny pocket in southern Syria was just officially cleansed as well), foreign-backed fake revolution is officially dead.

    I am referring to the terrorists the American forces are protecting... and by the way with the above comment seems to suggest you think it is game over, yet the next paragraph:

    What's left is Idlib with Turkish-backed and Gulf-state terrorists that don't stand a lot of chance unless NATO member Turkey is forced by NATO to stay and protect them. The US under Kurdish flag in north-east and east of Syria is the primary issue left to be resolved, the areas that US took control of while hiding behind SDF never belonged to Kurds so this must be taken care of. Kurds will be put to where they belong - most likely to areas where they resided at before the war, something like in Iraq when Kirkuk was taken back by Iraqi government.

    You reveal... as I said, there is still work to do...
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    Re: Syrian War: News #18

    Post  JohninMK on Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:54 pm


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    Re: Syrian War: News #18

    Post  JohninMK on Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:04 pm


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    Re: Syrian War: News #18

    Post  SeigSoloyvov on Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:46 pm

    Yes because that mentality that the civilians will kick us out has worked, we only leave if we want to.

    In Syria's case denying Assad his oil and splitting up the country are far to rewarding for us to leave let the kurds try and get rid of us we will fix them when that happens. We aren't giving up Syria that side is ours now, That was the deal Russia would have it's side and we would have ours.

    Assad should be thankful if it wasn't for Russia we would have killed him by now.

    You can say we are bad people and we have less than honest intentions sure, but I assure you the Russians are no different than us, like us the Russians are just trying to get their own piece of the pie you think they give a crap about Syria hardly the only reason they are there is because it's beneficial for them.



    Has for Idlib, Turkey isn't giving that up without a fight. In fact I hope Assad is foolish enough to try he will lose so many men it will make fighting the kurds impossible with the loss of manpower.

    Turkish AA sites are now active in Idlib, they have a forces ten of thousands of men strong, with the support of the Turkish army. Even if Assad could win that fight it would cripple him for us. I have no problem taking apart the leftovers.

    So preach to me and the experts here can say The kurds will hand the land over but they won't,
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    Re: Syrian War: News #18

    Post  LMFS on Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:27 pm

    Just a question: "We" means endorsement??? Have problems making sense of your post without interpreting it as apology of war crimes.
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    Re: Syrian War: News #18

    Post  GarryB on Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:58 pm

    You can say we are bad people and we have less than honest intentions sure, but I assure you the Russians are no different than us, like us the Russians are just trying to get their own piece of the pie you think they give a crap about Syria hardly the only reason they are there is because it's beneficial for them.

    Ahh, the old... we are bastards, but imagine if Russia or China was in charge... they would be worse...

    Which is of course bullshit.

    Without Russian assistance Syria would be like Libya right now and the people of Syria would be in the shit.

    The US does not care about people, it only cares about itself... look at the actions of US police against US citizens... they don't even care about most of their own people... it would be too much to expect them to care what happens in the ME...

    The amusing thing is that Americans don't understand why people don't like them very much... they go in heroes defending democracy... but as the body counts mount you realise it is all about oil...

    Support people to overthrow the government with no regard to what actually happens if they succeed.

    I said before Americans are hard to get rid of because they are like cockroaches... but that is not fair to cockroaches....
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    Re: Syrian War: News #18

    Post  SeigSoloyvov on Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:05 pm

    I never said that if you are going to put words in my mouth do not respond to me in the first place, because you did that I am not going to bother replying in detail.
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    Re: Syrian War: News #18

    Post  eehnie on Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:52 pm

    LMFS wrote:Just a question: "We" means endorsement??? Have problems making sense of your post without interpreting it as apology of war crimes.

    The newer people in the site may not know that Seig Soloyvov is self labeled as member of the US military/paramilitary forces in Syria.

    He is also self labeled as unbiased in the analysis of the Russian military material and plans.

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    Re: Syrian War: News #18

    Post  SeigSoloyvov on Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:38 pm

    eehnie wrote:
    LMFS wrote:Just a question: "We" means endorsement??? Have problems making sense of your post without interpreting it as apology of war crimes.

    The newer people in the site may not know that Seig Soloyvov is self labeled as member of the US military/paramilitary forces in Syria.

    He is also self labeled as unbiased in the analysis of the Russian military material and plans.

    dunno

    I left Syria a month ago, I am currently on a break to be exact I cannot say when I'd go back tho. Hopefully, not too long, I rather enjoy the warzones.

    But they have to give you a timed break after awhile regardless, so hey.

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