Airman wrote:calm wrote:IS claiming
6 - bmp
6 - 122mm guns
7 - 23mm mounted technicals and a bunch of ATGMs ammo small arms
16 - T-72 tanks
12 - T-55 tanks
22 - Ural-4320 trucks
Vystrel battle vehicles
Good gifts to Daesh from the Syrian Arab Army....
Just watched everything they have posted so far, there's no more than 50-80 people killed from SAA, probably loss of 12/15 tanks (in various conditions). There's a lot of stuck tanks (at least 4 T-55/62 of various conditions that are simply unserviceable) and then there's the Suqur AL Sahara base (that you're seeing on the footage) which had 6 tanks (1 or 2 T72AV's).
Similarily there are no more than 500 IS fighters on sector at this moment, while there's a huge problem around Qaratayn that saw at least 100 IS fighters try a push and which were driven back (including a Home Run by RuAF).
All in all my best assessment so far is 800/1000 IS fighters with about 200/400 in Qaratayn. Probably well concentrated on Tadmur vs the Half battalion that was defending there.
Also the Assessment about a deal to leave Palmyra by the Russians is non-sense, what is however true is that Russians left from 5-7th of december for a reason unknown (out of the IS offensive that is).
Also for the lolz, 28 tanks was the Battalion functional lowest strength number in Soviet era (Peak strength 41). Very difficult to believe that number and from images we're around 12 (still big loss).
What makes me angry however is this, they've posted a couple of outposts taken with basically 3 guys per post. Sorry but this is probably the most evident proof that these guys don't GAF. They set up the same "tripwire" outposts that pretty much do not work. And IS knows this since basically the last two years.