Suqr Al Sahara/Desert Hawk guys
Ivan Sidorenko @IvanSidorenko1 1 hour ago
#Syria #Latakia #Lattakia Photos of #SAA #NDF #SyrianArmy Preparing for the operation that started This Morning.
Does the Desert Hawks have any mechanised units? Since we have till now seen them concentrated in the mountainous region of Latakia we have not yet seen their armour. In the Palmyra region, it has to be an armoured/mechanised infantry push due to the plains....hope they have fully knitted T-90/72 to ward off the ATGMs and RPGs...Major military operation brewing in Palmyra as the Desert Hawks deploy to east Homs
Over the last 48 hours, the Syrian Arab Army’s 67th Brigade of the 18th Tank Division and their pro-government allies have intensified their military operations in Palmyra’s (Tadmur) northern countryside, capturing several kilometers of oil rich territory from the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) near Jabal Jazal (Jazal Mountains).
The recent push by the government forces in the Palmyra countryside is part of a much larger military operation that is brewing inside the Homs Governorate’s eastern countryside.
On Tuesday, the prominent pro-government paramilitary unit “Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra” (Desert Hawks Brigade) was redeployed from the northeastern countryside of the Latakia Governorate to the deserts of Homs.
The Desert Hawks played an integral role in the government’s successful offensive in northern Latakia, as their advanced weaponry and training paved the way for the capture of Kinsibba, Rabi’yah, and Salma.
Unlike the other pro-government paramilitary units, the Desert Hawks were given advanced training from the Russian Army in rural Latakia before they deployed to Jabal Al-Turkmen (Turkmen Mountains) and Jabal Al-Akrad (Kurdish Mountains).
Their military expertise will be needed for the looming Palmyra offensive because ISIS is deeply entrenched inside this ancient city.
To recapture Palmyra would be a significant victory for the government forces; however, it would be an even bigger blow to ISIS, who has enjoyed firm control over this city for nearly 10 months.
https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/major-military-operation-brewing-palmyra-desert-hawks-deploy-southeast-homs/ | Al-Masdar News