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it's a bootleg version of this brand
I have to say it is an excellent "bootleg" and top tier irl shitposting.
Afghan Shitmupdate & Districtmupdate - The biggest items over the past few days are
- Farah: Qala i Kah and Pusht Rod DHQs are under siege, and Khaki Safed District is under Taliban control, but the government controls Tojg so the supply line to the south of Farah isn't as badly threatened
- Panjshir: Taliban establish a presence in three districts - Paryan, Khenj, and Abshar, entering from Nuristan.
- Baghdis/Herat: ANA reopen the Herat - Qala i Naw highway.
- Faryab: ANA capture several villages to the south of Qaysar DHQ but the DHQ is still contested. Government is stalled at Almar DHQ.
Progress continues on the road to Wadi Jubah, some pro-Houthi reports claim the fighting has entered Jubah District.
Only recent visual proof we have is this picture with a sign for the "Maham Wa Himaya" Military Camp in Jubah (translates into tasks and protection).
According to aalnaasi on twitter the sign is supposedly on the western outskirt of Najd al Mujamma‘ah which is 10km from the district border though.
Even though it's weird that they would put a sign so far away, the environment matches aalnaasi's claim of it not being near the camp,
is it due to that gender reveal that went wrong?
Afghan Shitmupdate & Districtmupdate
- Taliban establish a stronger presence in Khost Wa Fereng District of eastern Baghlan
- Government recaptures Shahr Ghulgola in Abshar District of Panjshir but Taliban are still present in the mountains.
No significant changes on the district level.
>tfw stumbled across an old 4 chan meme archive when cleaning some old hard drive
here's some cringe i found about that american parade that trump wanted so much to have after he saw russian national parade
Houthi reporter in Najd al Mujamma‘ah / Gains in Medghil / Rahabah/Jubah front gains
>>282343>Last report says the Hadi/Islah forces captured ground 25km east of Labinat base
This impromptu counteroffensive of theirs didn't end too well according to pro-Houthi reports.
Peace talks for afghanistan happening right nowhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8726101/Mike-Pompeo-arrives-Qatar-Taliban-Afghan-peace-talks.htmlhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ_U9TwXH5Uhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mze5cDOUc4Ahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZaxL4OeTnshttps://www.rt.com/news/500413-afghanistan-iraq-us-withdrawal/>Saying that “a lot of progress is being made” in the Middle East, US President Donald Trump told reporters there will soon be only 4,000 US troops in Afghanistan and 2,000 in Iraq, with only a few in Syria to “guard the oil.”>The reductions will happen “very soon,” Trump said. While the Pentagon confirmed the pending withdrawal of some troops earlier this week, this is the first time the US president had mentioned specific numbers.>The numbers did not necessarily correspond with those provided by US Central Command chief General Kenneth McKenzie on Wednesday, however, as CNN was quick to point out. McKenzie said the number would be reduced to 3,000 by the end of September.>tfw another defeat under trump's name
Islah forces reportedly retreated from Al-Zahim to Abdul-Ghani Bahibh stationhttps://twitter.com/MahamadAlmoradi/status/1305105801250443264http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=15.001313&lon=45.293777&z=16&show=/40457188/al-Zahim
No idea where the station is but i'm expecting houthis to have cut the Marib-Shabwah road in a few days just like they entered Najd al Mujamma‘ah a few days after reports of a retreat (see >>282343
). >Video: Coalition Forces withdraw part of their military equipment from Marib camps towards the Wadiiyah Line (i.e Saudi border crossing to the northeast)https://twitter.com/aalnaasi/status/1305225899420385288
No more Astros II MLRS support. The saudis have capitulated.>Hadi's forces succeeded in repelling an attack by the Houthi forces on the Kabzara area in Al-Abdiyah after suffering human and material losseshttps://twitter.com/aalnaasi/status/1305167132691443714http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=14.640284&lon=45.284046&z=18&show=/40457212/Kabzarah
Despite being considered liberated, Al-Abdiyah district is still contested and in fact the majority is still held by Hadi/Tribal forces. Last i can recollect reading was clashes in Hijlah which isn't far from this village.
IMO this front is a stalemate because the houthis aren't prioritizing it and/or the coalition is more invested in keeping the houthis out of Shabwah Governorate than holding Marib.
Neat view of the Najd al Mujamma‘ah area.
Taha regiment almost starting to look like professional soldiers.
Russia didn't join the M4 patrol today (Turkey went alone in their clown convoy) and instead the RuAF bombed targets in Idlib.
Sheikh Bahr - Ma'arrat Misrin area, 6 planes reportedly in the air simultaneously.http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=36.035080&lon=36.593227&z=13&m=bs&gz=0;365636157;360121026;1100349;0;0;381760
>Developments on the southwestern fronts Marib:>Jabal (Murad): Al-Houthi forces control the Washal areahttps://mapcarta.com/N1226950768>Harib: Al-Houthi forces are advancing and approaching the Al-Salba areahttps://mapcarta.com/N1226949680>Jubah: Battles rage in the Waynan region and the Houthi forces control the strategic Jabal Sahl northwest of the districthttp://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=14.960437&lon=45.243427&z=17&show=/40455246/Waynanhttps://mapcarta.com/N1226187541https://twitter.com/aalnaasi/status/1305990528497057793
Plus a ton of unreported gains.
i just read he said he will stop posting updates, wtf
he is definitely the most impartial reporter.
i dont want to go back to abdul jabar
Benin was struck by RuAF aswellhttp://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.708799&lon=36.642108&z=16&m=bs&show=/9467374/Binine
This is pretty much frontline bombing, almost makes me get my hopes up for an offensive.
>>282670>control the strategic Jabal Sahl northwest of the district
After analyzing the area I'm not sure if Jabal Sahl only is this mountain (black circle) that is part of this mountain chain (eh, i'm not good at topoghrapical definitions) as this translation and map suggests.
Besides being a mountain, Jabal (al) Sahl is also the name of a third-order administrative division (represented by theblack box) of Jubah district on the northern part of the Jabal Murad plateu containing a couple of villages and a sick vantage point that can easily be used to harass traffic on the Marib-Shabwah road.
Either way, if Jabal Murad goes smoothly, Wadi Jubah will be evacuated (if it isn't already lel).
Another factor fueling my skepticism is that there are other mountains along the Wadi route (blue line) they took from Kawlah (black circle) in southern Rahabah District which are seemingly as big or even bigger deals than the Jabal Sahl mountain as portrayed by his map and on internet databases but never mentioned in reports.
For example Jabal Suhayfah (white circle) and Jabal ash Shurami/Mihazwaqah (blue circle) are on the route that they must have taken unless they control more of Jabal Murad district than is reported, in which case the Jabal Sahl admin zone would be captured anyways since only driveable supply roads come from south & southeast.
Anyways, this blue line and brown line (ganges river if you will) joins to create the river that feeds the Marib dam and it makes me wonder what parts of Sirwah and Bani Dhabyan along the Rahabah/Jubah districts borders the Houthis actually control.
Sadly i didn't bother keeping myself updated when fighting occured most over there, in fact all i can remember is fighting around Sirwah district center, mountains south of it and Kofal Camp shenanigans.
I don't think anyone control most of the rough terrain between the 3 districts and I'm having a hard time imagining any advance on the eastern side of the river having any effect on the Sirwah front on the western side before the houthis reach the Marib dam reservoir.
Besides progress in Jabal Murad and Jufrah districts being reported, Abdiyah district is back on the menu as major gains are reported in Harib, Mahliyah and Abdiyah districts.
Unconfirmed reports claim the Harib-Abdiyah supply route is close to being cut (the report claim that with the mountain overlooking the road captured, the road is under fire control).
There's still a supply route leading into Abdiyah from Ain district but it seems the Harib route is the main supply route.
Black lines = Roads to Abdiyah, rough drawing.
Red circle = Where the supply line is supposedly under fire control.
Red advance lines are not precise, purely to show roughly where gains are being reported.
Not too wild to imagine that Harib and Ain district centers could meet the same fate as Jubah in the future.
Rip in pepperonis to Suheils husky betrothed.
The resemblance between this and '89 is uncanny.
SAA soldier with an interesting bullpup ak conversion, probably captured from dead militant.
Preliminary reports say Jabal Murad district is finito.
We'll see a monster sized gains report soon methinks.
>One of the signs today in the #Idlib demonstrations read: Down with the regime ... Down with the Arab nation ... Down with the world ... Long live the Turkish brothers.
They will probably be smart and coordinate an offensive from all the angles they are taking right now after taking a break at that ridge bellow Ma'rib, but if they capture it from the south like I was guessing ages ago i'll be very happy.
menwhile abdul jabar is coping and posting fake news, and acording to his followers hadi forces are about to take sanaa
>>282934>They will probably be smart and coordinate an offensive from all the angles they are taking right now after taking a break
Aye, there's still alot of areas that needs to be secured in and around Jubah district before going towards Marib city, there will probably be a hiatus in the offensive once Jubah & surroundings are done to solidify the gains and reinforce as there always is after a sizeable region has been captured.>at that ridge bellow Ma'rib, but if they capture it from the south like I was guessing ages ago i'll be very happy.
uhh, i'll post a snusmap with some analysis on what should be done here on south Marib front before going for Marib city.>>282941
Considering the constant defeats, i understand their frustration lel
Ok, so let's say Wadi Jubah goes great and a nuke doesn't obliterate the houthis offensive or whatever.
There's still a massive obstacle that needs to be tackled in order to approach the city from the south, and that my frens is the big ol Jabal al-Balaq mountain ridge which without a doubt will be militarized to the max once Jubah is secured.
I'd wager this is where the Hadi army (that the tribals in southern Marib governorate claim abandoned them) has planned to put up a real resistance due to it's easily defendable nature.
So what should be done to tackle it?
A "hurr-durr just flank it", spreading out along it's length and somehow find a weak spot or not even play their game and double down on the northwestern city front?
I'm leaning towards option one, using the wadis going through the sand dunes as cover before popping up on the eastern side, hell they could even go all the way to the Marib-Safer-Al Wadiah supply route via these wadis if the Saudi coalition is dumb enough to overlook the strategic importance these wadis and dunes can have.
And therein lies the crux, i seriously doubt they're dumb enough to not see such a move coming (they managed to figure out that holding the mountainous Marib-Bayda border region against the houthis without full tribal support was impossible after all).
So i don't know really.
A thing to look out for that could reveal the houthi plans, is whether they go east towards Harib in order to secure the starting point of the dunewadis or if they focus on clearing the area between Wadi Jubah and Sirwah (i.e Marib Dam reservoir wadi and Jabal Sawad area).
(Disclaimer: Frontline is not intended to be accurately drawn, it is merely an imagination of how it will probably look soon).
Given the history of failure from the grinding offensives from Sirwah I think you will be proven correct. I'm leaning towards that second option being the eventual breaking point, In a normal situation I think the potential for pressure from Ruwak camp towards the only remaining road would create the conditions for a withdrawal but the Saudi dogs may be spiteful and desperate enough to stay put in balance of their cowardice and blatantly unsalvageable position. I think the only thing that can change anything is taking Mas, and whatever is going on in the desert keeping it from being cut off must be some kind of magic so I'm not sure when that will happen.
But once the line starts to break I feel it will lead to that great march on the city from all directions, no natural defences will be great enough to slow when that happens.
No idea what will happen to Harib at this point, they had it for longer than the surrounding areas if i'm remembering correctly (along with Bayhan) back when Hadi was on the offensive, perhaps they have some friends there.
Imagine how weird the Badia must be.
Russian neo-nazi mercenaries, mukhabarat, Palestinian militia men, Afgan/Pakistani shia hobos, incompetent conscripts, bedouins, sneaky FSB agents, dawla cultists thinking attrition will lead to the caliphate returning, war profiteering smugglers and all-around gangsters.
Taking Mas will indeed be imperative and the Ruwayk/Alam front will probably not progress at the moment because the coalition has put too much resources into keeping the supply line open and due to the fact that this front is so damn exposed to airstrikes.
However, the saudis did evacuate some military equipment recently, hinting at a full saudi capitulation in the future, which might enable a takeover of Ruwayk.>No idea what will happen to Harib at this point
Well, the recent advances in Abdiyah and Harib countryside makes me quite convinced that they'll at least try to enter the district center.
IMO, advancing east into Harib/Ain/Bayhan will be a piece of cake due to the terrain, apathy of the locals and the fact that the coalition has snowed themselves into defending Marib.
Interesting times ahead.
By the looks of it the source spoke too soon.
Reports of a counteroffensive regaining a couple villages on Jabal Murad and a friendly fire airstrike hitting muradi mercenaries, causing "the sons of the Banu Shams tribe of Murad to withdraw from their positions on the front in protest".https://twitter.com/aalnaasi/status/1307778925704208387
You can't make this shit up, oh and aalnaasi is back.
Reports from Jubah front are good though (no locations reported).
and here's a wild report:>The Houthi forces are in complete control of the strategic mountain of Hailan, with all the surrounding areas and the village of Rasaa.
I thought they already were in control of the mountain but ok, maybe they mean the eastern slopes of the mountain.
No clue where Rasaa (rase direct translation) is, can't find it on any databases, closest thing is Dhat al-Ra'a but i don't believe it.http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=15.483584&lon=45.262685&z=15&show=/33838849/Dhat-al-Ra-a
Here's the wild part:>And now the battles are taking place in the Al-Hazmah area, the closest to the complex, as it is not separated from the 13 kilo complex.
Google translate wasn't kind to this line but Hazmah can be found in the Marib area on databases, as a non-existant village in the sand...https://mapcarta.com/N1217719841https://twitter.com/MahamadAlmoradi/status/1307642575147479041
More in the next post...
Here's a map showing this highly dubious report and where Hazmah "actually" is along with some text:>Many sources confirm that the Houthis liberated the settlement. Al-Khazmikh is 12 kilometers north of the city.>The situation for the hadiths becomes extremely dangerous, as the Tadawin and Sahn Al-Jinn camps, located 5-7 km from this point, are attacked at the same time.
This report would have been all over the place if it was true, but the silence from most reputable sources makes me not believe it.
To be clear, the report from MahamadAlmoradi claim it is an area, not a settlement. There is nothing reminiscent of a village where the red circle representing Hazmah is on the map beside the military camp named Atran:http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=15.57992
Fake news imo