par far wrote:
This is what makes me mad and makes no senses, why is Russian Air Forces not focusing on Al-Raqqa? Go for Al Raqqa, why are not more forces, fighting the terriosts, the terriosts in Al-Raqqa, if the Russian and Syrian forces don't go to the east of Euphrates, than the Russian intervention was a waste.
Because Raqqa is far away from Syrian Army positions and there is nothing there anyway.. capturing territory just for the sake of capturing is not the goal. but to destroy terrorist supply routes is more important and lock them. Syria also needs yet to retake all Latakia and IDLIB that is more closer to Russian military base ,which is far more important. Once Syria capture all Aleppo and IDLIB ,the war pretty much will be over ,because what ISIS have in eastern syria is largely desert and empty place. For Syria to continue to exist , it is extremely important ,that the army have control of Damascus and Latakia and all cities that connects them. So a free road from Damascus to Aleppo needs to continue open and that means fully clearing Aleppo ,homs and hama. and IDLIB is important for keeping TUrkey and NATO and the terrorist as far as away of possible of the Russian base. Because any artillery attack with smerch rockets could reach The Russian military base. So Syria needs first to secure Russia military base and keep and open fast road from Damascus to Latakia and after that secured.. little by little push NATO backed terrorist more and more towards the IRAQ border or Turkey border ,jordan or Israel.
But the most important first is secure the biggest cities first ,that could be better defended for being closer to Russia military base. That said.. ALeppo and IDLIB and fully finish the clean of latakia have to be done first.