d_taddei2 wrote:i am not sure about everyone else but i am finding it a little frustrating that it is taking so long to liberate, Latakia as well as north/north west/north east Hama province, and the area north of Homs city, as well taking back the area in between aleppo international airport and Keweyres military airport, the latter area could easily be taken back fairly quickly.
As for the other areas like the area north of Homs city the terrorists are completely surrounded so there supplies must be running short, but liberating this area would free up troops to send to the eastern areas Homs to tackle ISIS,
the southern Aleppo offensive i presume will be aimed at taking back as much of of the highway as possible and taking back Abu Al Duhur air base.
i think do to the numbers of the SAA and and its allies for it makes sense to try and tackle some of the easier targets and enclosed areas to free up troops to tackle the harder areas, as in each and every battle there will be casualties on both sides and the SAA and its allies need to keep as many troops as possible for the when the time comes to tackle Aleppo city, Idlib city, and Jisr Shughur city.
Deir ez zor and the southern areas are purely a waiting game hoping that they can hold out, because if Aleppo city and Idlib city are reclaimed you may find that the south and Deir ez zor will be given up my the terrorists. Deir ez zor i think is on borrowed time despite the successes defending the place the casualties on the SAA side are slowly being depleted.
whats peoples views on the above.
As for Damascus this to needs to taken back quickly i am guessing huge amount of forces are being tied up fighting here.
I feel just like you, with the support that the Russian Air Force has given the SAA and it's allies, they should had grabbed more territory, I saw a map of Syria before the Russian intervention and the present situation and the SAA and allies have not made a lot of progress. Sending Russian troops is a very bad decision for oblivious reasons, that's why I think/hope that Russia gives private Russian military companies the green(give them rules which they need to follow) and sent in Russian Special Forces, just have a small number of Russian Special Forces dispatched with the SAA.
This is major and dangerous, Turkey is really making moves.