>#Azerbaijan takes complete control of border line with #Iran >reportedly Azeri forces just 10 Km away from Lachin Corridor threatening to cut off last main road that connects Armenia to Karabakh >American drone strike targeting a HTS commander meeting Jakara, northwest of Idlib. Death toll in the bombing is reportedly 15. >Russian airsrikes targeting & blowing up oil-related facilities & tankers in N. #Aleppo countryside. From Al-Bab to #Jarabulus. >Russian Navy Seen Escorting Iranian Tankers Bound for Syria >Houthi forces take control of Barqa Shara’a, Qaysayn, Baliq, Jaww al-Qaf and Huzmat Qurayshima, with battles raging at the western gate of Camp Al-Khanjar >>Houthi forces control Jabal Al-Shabaka and Al-Raqeeb, west of the camp >Over 100 Afghan security personnel killed and wounded in Taliban ambush attack in Takhar >Intra Afghan talks being held in Doha >China has taken over 1,000 sq. km of area in Ladakh from India. Corp Commander level meetings taking between two countries to resolve the situation
>>298203 Let's hope not. Die-hard houthis won't surrender, but the sunnis, moderate zaydis and secular people might abandon the cause if there's no humanitarian aid. Man, it would suck big time if the same revolutionaries who managed to survive the Saudi coalition, Salehs betrayal and the overall dire situation so far, got beaten by literal starvation. >>298204 Yep, and hopefully losing Marib will break their resolve completely.
>>298233 Pro-Houthi commie chink says otherwise: >Intense battle engaging at Jabal Murad district as Houthi Ansarullah forces set to take control the strategic mountains. #Marib https://twitter.com/tonytohcy/status/1349182816337027072 Sure it's possible they jebaited and neutralized the Hadi forces that advanced yesterday but capturing Jabal Murad...i don't think so...
>>298039 >According to the son of the assassinated Akidat Sheikh, his father rejected the Syrian Democratic Forces’ presence in the area because “it is for its Syrian people and people from the Arab tribes only.” >He pointed out that “my father always stressed during his sessions and social meetings that Syria is a united country and that its oil and agricultural wealth, which considers the Jazira and Euphrates regions as important reservoirs for them, belongs to all Syrians without exception, and it must return to them whatever the price, stressing the need for the return of state institutions.” >He added that “the American occupier and the” Qasd organization are the ones who bear moral and criminal responsibility for the killing of my father, brother and their guest, and they will announce as usual that they will arrest the perpetrators, which will not happen as they promised to our cousins, the Al-Hafl family, so there is no solution except with the expel these strangers are from our region today before tomorrow. ” https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/son-of-tribal-leader-accuses-us-and-sdf-of-assassinating-his-father-for-opposing-occupation/
>>298233 >>298326 >24 officers and soldiers of Hadi's forces have been killed so far in the Murad front, during the past 24 hours, and the number is expected to rise >This is due to the poor implementation of the attack plan drawn up by Dhiab Al-Qibli. We will not allow the Houthi forces to besiege a group of Hadi fighters west of Jabal Al-Qaridah and cut off contact with them since the dawn of today. >This and two attempts to break the siege on them failed https://twitter.com/aalnaasi/status/1349457705019305985 >Hadi's forces fail to control Mount Sanasil after an attack that lasted for several hours. This, a group of Hadi's forces are still surrounded after the failure of the attack. https://twitter.com/aalnaasi/status/1349460854962610178 >In Jabal Murad, a harassment was carried out on the way of Al-Ansar, after the failure of the legitimate forces' attack, causing heavy losses and military equipment. https://twitter.com/MohamadAlmorady/status/1349462161479892992 As expected "jebaited and neutralized".
>SAA field commander comment on any offensive Idlib: Not until Turkey takes more territory from PYD east of the Euphrates >this is the same guy who said Qalaat (al-Mudiq) will be taken without firing a shot >and he said this months before the SAA finally took control of it https://twitter.com/Bosni_94/status/1349464231876374529
>>298539 I haven't been able to confirm the locations of the mountains but i reckon this is how the siege happened: 1. Pro-Hadi forces capture the Rahum area, Jabal Quraida and Jabal Naqum 2. They foolishly attempt to capture Jabal Sanasil and get ambushed, houthis launch counterattacks recapturing Jabal Naqum and re-establishing fire control over the lower area between Rahum and Quraida. 3. Hadi forces take cover in the villages between Jabal Quraida and Jabal Naqum before eventually surrendering. It isn't a Nihm-tier victory but hopefully this costly fiasco broke the Muradi tribes' fighting spirit, nearly triple digit casualties has to sting.
>There is a strong current in #Iran who doesn't want the nuclear deal anymore. #Europe & the #US have be4 mid-February to lift the sanctions, all sanctions. Otherwise, Iran is no longer interested and prefer to go full nuclear, including military grade and capability. https://twitter.com/ejmalrai/status/1350504628631298049
>The UAE forces evacuate their base in the city of Al-Mokha and withdraw all weapons, including air defense systems and vehicles >Did the withdrawal of Emirati forces from Mokha, which began a few days ago, with the escalation taking place on the western coast?! >Is the withdrawal as a prelude to transforming the region in the hands of others other than the UAE’s allies at home or is it a prelude to the entry of other foreign forces there? >Does China's decision to send its fleet to the region several days ago have anything to do with withdrawal ?! https://twitter.com/aalnaasi/status/1350898062223400961 Hue
>Reports of #IRGC militia trucks crossed the #Iraq|i border crossing into #Syria last night. >PMU sent military reinforcements of no less than 30 vehicles with anti-aircraft guns. >IRGC intend to renew the caravans destroyed in a previous attack on #AlQaim border crossing https://twitter.com/islamicworldupd/status/1351074491665948672 Anti-aircraft guns on PMU vehicles are probably not for anti-aircraft use.
I stopped paying attention to the Ethiopian war for a few weeks assuming it was basically over after the TPLF got crumped out of their capital and half their land, apparently they are still doing stuff. There is also reasonably minor fighting over some disputed scrap between Sudan and Ethiopia, I don't think it will amount to anything, the time for Egypt and Sudan to attack is probably gone unless Ethiopia can blunder into a really public Tigray famine (not unlikely).
https://twitter.com/MapEthiopia/status/1351149184813043712 > A new picture showing the TPLF has captured ENDF soldiers. Location is said to be in Idagarbi > There was a report a few days ago that the ENDF tried taking the town (around a day or two after their unsuccessful offensive in a gorge near Ruba Gered) with some soldiers captured
https://twitter.com/MapEthiopia/status/1351408639781851136 > The TPLF via the Tigray Intercept claim ambushing a convoy around Sero. They claim destroying 10 Ural trucks, 4 cars, 1 Zu-23 heavy machine gun (would be on a Ural as well) and capturing ammunition and soldiers. There has not been any visual confirmation as of posting.
>>298918 >rundown on what's been going on the past 7 years with Syria I guess that depends on how much detail you want it in, I don't know of any good and complete article which would be able to give you any detailed information over such a wide timeframe. If you know basically nothing what I would try is to go through the Wikipedia timeline of events (keeping in mind that it isn't exactly accurate in places) and try to deep dive into any specific event or subject that sticks out at you as particularly interesting, with this you can slowly build up a base of knowledge and fill out the misinformation that the basic Wikipedia may have given you.
Anyway Yemen is currently the peak kino war currently with Syria not doing much.
>>298384 >Russia is not joking, it is massively strengthening its presence east of the Euphrates, including Al-Qamishli. Video of Russian convoy at Ain Issa: https://twitter.com/200_zoka/status/1351934378797096963 >At least 200 Russian military police reinforced their posts around Ayn Issa. Possibly more. More posts are also expected to be established, one source told me. https://twitter.com/NotWoofers/status/1351935030591971328 Curious... is anyone of you lurking here keeping track on Biden's moves in Syria? I'm trying to focus on Idlib/ISIS activity and Yemen, has anything besides Antony Blinken's comments on the situation happened?
>Commander of the Central Axis, Major General Amin Al-Akimi withdraws the commander (Mohsen Muhammad Saif) of the formations of the 155th Brigade from the Yatama front >He threatens to withdraw the rest of the soldiers of the central axis stationed on the Yatama front, in response to the suspension of the salaries of the central axis by order of Riyadh >The news was confirmed by the Assistant Commander Heikal Hantaf https://twitter.com/aalnaasi/status/1352027417360150533 http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=16.976681&lon=45.040169&z=14&m=bs&show=/13207967/al-Yatimah Hmm, i wonder why the Saudis aren't paying them... it's not like they're on a tight budget. Only kind of logical theory i can come up with is that they don't mind this front collapsing because they've given up hope on getting anywhere near Saada or Hazm. This manpower can be put to better use on fronts that actually matters like Marib whilst the regular Saudi border guards handles the pre-war border. Then again, it would free up a ton of houthis aswell...
>Jawf: The Houthi forces control Eala (?) Qanaw and the south of Barka Shiraa and fully control them after bloody battles that ended with the defeat of the legitimate forces from them, and many soldiers were killed, wounded, and strayed. https://twitter.com/MohamadAlmorady/status/1352269094817566721 >Houthi forces reach Qarn Qanaw, southeast of Barqa https://twitter.com/aalnaasi/status/1352304908708556801 Still no clarification on who controls Khanjar Camp, in fact, everything in white is iffy for all i know including the Duhaydah mountains between Alam and Hadba. I usually don't spend much attention on this front because i don't believe the Houthis can make any breakthrough on the Alam/Ruwayk front but since there hasn't been much reported action elsewhere, maybe this is a prelude to something big.
>>299316 >>299318 >Painful truth: Al-Houthi is expanding in the deserts of Al-Alam and its north to surround and besiege Marib >People are fighting among themselves in the same deserts to seize the travelers' collection points under the name "Fees for improving the area" >(they?) Do not stop the expansion of Al-Houthi >Or even improve the area >They did not provide even protection for travelers https://twitter.com/aalnaasi/status/1352634562975825922 tl;dr butthurt because corrupt Hadists are exploiting civilians travelling on routes going through the desert from Houthi to Hadi territory and vice versa. Unclear if the houthis are actually advancing or if this is just a comment on the whole racketeering situation...
>>299432 >Almost immediately after Biden announces an intent to send more troops to the middle east, some middle eastern group says they will shoot at American troops If I were more prone to conspiracy theories, I'd almost believe this message actually came from the CIA, trying to justify the need for more U.S. forces in the area
>>299434 It seems the Saudis are trying to pull off a false flag by shooting down a missile over Riyadh today. Many sources, both pro and anti-houthi, think it's awfully convenient that the missile was shot down and launched now that the terror designation of the houthis is up in the air. Houthis deny launching anything.
Afghan Shitmupdate Corrections: ISKP cells in Khost and Badakhshan were yeeted, corrected situation in Panjwayi of Kandahar. Gains: Taliban increases pressure on Baghlan City and Puli Khumri by capturing the area between the two cities, Taliban also attacked Senjetak near Qala-e Naw in Baghdis.
https://twitter.com/Natsecjeff/status/1351818528794546176 President-elect Joe Biden’s Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken has said that the incoming Biden admin will review the #DohaDeal that was signed between outgoing Trump admin and the Afghan Taliban. He also added that U.S. wants to end this war and bring troops home.
>>299550 >wants to (((end the war))) >can't even talk coherently without daily doses of adrenocrome & methamphetamines >at the same time promises to send 50,000 more gullible goyim in for (((peacekeeping actions))) into Afghanistan/Iraq/Syria/T*rdistan Who is ACTUALLY pulling the fucking strings at this point? Oh, right, the kike bankers. How novel.
>Military source to me guy: Military source: At around 1340 pm today, a bus carrying soldiers on the Deir Ezzor-Palmyra road in the Al-Malhah-Shula region came under fire from the south of the road from a terrorist group coming from the Al-Tanf area, killing three soldiers and wounding ten others https://twitter.com/MIG29_/status/1353407445792600066 lmao, as if there are no sleeper cells in SAA "controlled" desert territory and they just travelled 150km from the al-Tanf zone for this run of the mill highway ambush. Even if/when al-Tanf returns to Damascus, the Badia situation will remain hopeless.
Afghan Shitmupdate & Districtmupdate Corrections: Almar DHQ is still contested though I am unsure of what the situation actually looks like in the area around it. Gains: Taliban pressures Baghlan city from the north. Khayrabad near Surkh Rod in Nangarhar is contested, and Mughul village to the east of Sar-e Pol is pressured by Taliban. Gov't reenters Khayro Khel in Laghman to the south of Mihtarlam. Alipour's militia takes over Markazi Bihsud District in Wardak.
>President Joe Biden on Thursday declared a halt to U.S. support for a Saudi Arabia-led military campaign in Yemen, demanding that the war, “has to end.” >Biden also named veteran U.S. diplomat Timothy Lenderking as the U.S. special envoy for Yemen in a bid to step up American diplomacy “to end the war in Yemen, a war which has created humanitarian and strategic catastrophe.” >“And to underscore our commitment, we’re ending all American support for offensive operations in the war in Yemen, including relevant arms sales.” >“At the same time,” he said on Thursday, “Saudi Arabia faces missile attacks, UAV (drone) strikes and other threats from Iranian-supplied forces in multiple countries. We’re going to continue to support and help Saudi Arabia defend its sovereignty and its territorial integrity and its people.” https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN2A42IP Well, well, well...
https://twitter.com/MapEthiopia/status/1358650884306194433 > Yesterday, footage finally came out which confirms that a massacre did take place in Debre Abay. From this point on, the thread will be very graphic as we will examine the video. Below is the video in its entirety. Again. Extremely graphic. Thread about the incident.
Not fun times for anyone it seems. All this while Sudan reclaims border land and the Tigray continue being exceptionally and unreasonably useless.
Anyways, i think the biggest progress so far is on the Sirwah/Bani Dhabyan/Jubah front where the neutral tribe(s) of Bani Dhabyan finally agreed to let the houthis launch an attack through their territory against Hadi/Coalition territory. Meaning the majority of Wadi Dhana (the main river source of Marib dam) is under Houthi control and so they have had an opportunity to bypass the frontlines. Big focus is directed on Sirwah, but if the houthis are quick they could definitely threaten to cut the Marib-Jubah road, which would spell doom for Hadi held Jabal Murad district.
>>300844 Disclaimer: Nothing i say is 100% confirmed. I'll feel like Nostradamus if this is turns out to be true though since i started laying the dirt roads running through this area months ago on wikimapia.
>Hadi forces were able to break the Houthi forces' offensive south of Marib >Intermittent clashes in west Jubah, Jabal Murad and Al-Abdiyyah and reinforcements for both sides continues to mass >The coalition warplanes target Sirwah with 25 air strikes, one of which targeted the special forces of Hadi's forces on Talat Al-Hamra >Houthi forces control Dahsha camp (Western Kawfil) and Hammat Amir, in the far east of the Sirwah directorate >Houthi forces withdraw from the Shaeb Jamila south of Sirwah after reactivating the Houthi agreement with the Bani Dabyan tribes >Hadi's forces were able to break the Houthi forces' attack on Asdas (Raghwan District Center). https://twitter.com/aalnaasi/status/1359561984321204230
>Houthi forces withdraw from the Shaeb Jamila south of Sirwah after reactivating the Houthi agreement with the Bani Dabyan tribes Kawfil front collapsed thanks to the maneuver in Wadi Dhana and that's what matters. This likely means an incursion into northwest Jubah won't happen anytime soon, but i reckon seizing the mountains takes higher priority for the houthis at the moment.
>Marib, Sarwah >Sheikh Abdullah Muhammad Toaiman agreed with the Houthis to spare the Al-Zour region and its environs from fighting and destruction >He pledged to expel and prevent any gathering of Hadi forces around Al-Zour in exchange for the Houthis not entering them and using the asphalt road safely and bypassing them. https://twitter.com/aalnaasi/status/1359644023342915591
The houthis didn't attempt to advance yesterday but today there are intense clashes in the Damanah area east of Kawfil and they have supposedly launched a "massive and violent" attack on the Alam front. Will update if any map changes occur.
>houthi gains during the month of February thus far First source claiming Wadi Nakhla (NW front) is captured, even claiming the first row of mountains overlooking it is captured. Big development if true.
>>301252 >Badr Organization's MP Hamid al-Mousawi says Abu Fadak, the PMF's General Chief of Staff, directed his forces to defend Sinjar against Turkish forces. >Mousawi's sharing of this news is endorsement. Hadi al-Ameri is likely to step in with a statement/comment soon. https://twitter.com/TamerBadawi1/status/1360708613665398786 The plot thickens, has YPG been making deals for a Persian lifeline in case shit hits the fan (rumored T*rkish plans for an incursion into Sinjar to cut the SDF-Iraqi K*rdistan border crossings) and the burgers just up and leaves all of a sudden?
Rare Syria Shitmupdate Gov't forces reentered and took control of Tafas following escalation of tensions in Dara'a governorate. Also, a small update on frontlines - I erased frontlines in joint-control areas but still maintain frontlines between factions.
>>301247 >Ansarullah source says that these elite soldiers (Brigades of Major General Saleh bin Saleh Al-Wahbi) will be heading to reinforce Jabal Murad front to break the stalemate. They will also be equipped with heavy weapons such as artillery, armored vehicles, and tanks. >It was reported that Maj-Gen Saleh bin Saleh Al Wahbi and his delegates were trying to negotiate with Murad tribes to surrender in southern #Marib, but since many of Murad tribes refused, he decided to bring reinforcements to go all in. >The Yemeni Army Chiefs of Staff met today to discuss the process related to the liberation efforts on the Ma'rib frontline.
I've been analyzing the mountain front of west Marib and have come to the conclusion that Talat al-Hamra actually is the mountain to the west of where it is on wikimapia. The lack of geo-locatable image proof doesn't lend credence to either location, but my theory makes sense when comparing signs of actual fortification on the two mountains, supply lines and line of sight. The frontline north/northeast of the Talat al-Hamra area i am even more unsure about. Hopefully i am wrong or a breakthrough actually happens this time, the houthis have been stopped at Talat al-Hamra in previous offensives and sadly it's starting to look like a re-run...
>This tweet is a fact, not a joke >Representatives of the coalition in Marib offer their things for sale at cheap prices: >Various electric frames >Spare parts for various equipment and cars >Prefab homes (caravans) >Electronics (screens, air conditioners, etc.) >Oils and batteries of various types and sizes https://twitter.com/S4MOSABI/status/1361107693604392972
>>301652 A "leaked" houthi document showing the terms for reconciliation for the tribes of Marib. Here's a direct translation, it doesn't always make sense, but gives a clear picture. >Third (im guessing military zone): Guarantees and Commitments: >Not to pursue anyone, to avoid the ranks and fronts of the Hadi Army, and not to prejudice >With any possessions he has, including weapons, cars, or houses >Not to arrest any person who was among the lists of fighters on the fronts >Avoid fighting from the date of 2020 >Not to employ any person from outside the governorate of Ma'rib in offices and institutions >The state in the governorate. >Giving the people of Ma'rib Governorate priority in the jobs of the Safer Oil Company >And gas, with no less than 80% of the total number of employees and employees In which. >The allocation of 70% of SAFER's revenues for the Ma'rib Governorate. >Establishing a mechanism for counting and replacing the new currency for the benefit of merchants and shop owners In the province >Preservation by the people of Ma'rib on all state facilities and government institutions >And the province. >That the people of Ma'rib governorate have priority in assuming army and security positions >In the province. >Restoring state employees to their previous official jobs. >Restoring the numbers and salaries of all army and security personnel from the Ma'rib governorate >Not participating in the fighting from the date of 2021 >Giving the sheikhs and notables of Marib Governorate their prominent social position and role >In the order of the county and the status of its children. >Not to enter the farms and villages of the people of Ma'rib Governorate, and to be satisfied with being in certain places of military or security importance and in a manner that preserves their safety. >Maintaining the safety and security of all residents of the other governorates (districts) in Marib governorate and not participating in the fronts or withdrawing from and ensuring that they are not subjected to any harassment in exchange for a guarantee and a definition
>>301653 As anti-houthi sources point out, there are no signatures from any sheiks of Marib, so it's kind of suspect, but houthi spokesmen have been very vocal about Marib city "falling" from the inside...
For now, very unconfirmed news: Reportedly Asdas (Raghwan district) has captured and the houthis have reached the farmlands between Marib and the dam. I won't believe it until we see some visual evidence.
Something might be brewing near al-Bab... I have seen report of SAA 5th corp and tiger forces arriving near al-Bab and now this: >Video of SAA 16th Storming Brigade technicals and artillery posted on Feb 16, same day the unit arrived near al-Bab #Aleppo. Brigade was formed last year and is commanded by Brig Saleh Abdullah, formerly of the #Tiger_Forces https://twitter.com/GregoryPWaters/status/1362488992093110277
>A number of leaders of Hadi's forces were killed, most notably the commander of the Falcons Brigade at the Malboudeh front Al-Houthi forces control the Dushsh al Haqn southeast of Malboudeh in Madghal >A breakdown of the advance of Hadi's forces on the positions of the Houthi forces in the Al-Alam region >Violent clashes south of Al-Tala'a Al-Hamra https://twitter.com/aalnaasi/status/1362485307166326790
>>301252 >>301294 >Nuri Mahmoud, a spokesman for the People's Protection Units (YPG), confirmed that the SDF, which ranges between 70-100k fighters, may be part of the new "Syrian army" after reaching a comprehensive political solution to the Syria crisis. >Nuri Mahmoud: The liberation of Afrin is a strategic goal for the SDF. The fall of the city in the hands of the Turkish occupation was not yet a military defeat as much as it was an international diplomatic deal. https://twitter.com/RojavaNetwork/status/1362873644997828616 Bogus numbers aside, interesting timing.
Afghan Shitmupdate Major correction to the situation in Panjwayi area to the immediate west of Kandahar city Taliban offensive in Sholgara of Balkh, Taliban seize Minar in Khash rod of Nimruz, Basharan to the north of Lashkargah in Helmand is contested, Taliban take Surkh Ab in Mohammed Agha area of Loga (no shitmap frontline change though lol) and substantial Taliban offensive to the west of Qarabagh DHQ in Ghazni.
>>301978 >Houthi forces control Hisn Mutawal and Arak in Wadi Dhanah today, Sunday, southeast of Sirwah >This was after Major General Abdul Qawi Sharif (Governor of Sana'a in the Hadi government) brought soldiers to Bani Dabyan and attacked the Houthi forces >The houthis considered it to be a breach of the agreement signed between them and the sheikhs of Bani Dabyan, which stipulates ensuring that the soldiers of both sides do not enter their area >The battles lasted for hours this morning and the houthis forced Sharif's forces to retreat and leave the areas of Bani Dabyan. https://twitter.com/aalnaasi/status/1363526664215531527
>>302117 I can't find many clearly defined defensive positions in this mountainous region between the river (Wadi Dhana) and the Jubah-Marib road making me think it's part of the neutral Bani Dabyan tribal region. Presumably the mountain range (brown line) could be used defensively by pro-Hadi forces but it cannot be crossed directly with vehicles (white lines=usable roads). Methinks they won't put up much of a fight, if any and instead relegate themselves to the vicinity of the Jubah-Marib road. If the houthis commit to advancing in this region, Jabal Murad could be in big doo-doo.
>>302121 >If the houthis commit to advancing in this region, Jabal Murad could be in big doo-doo Speaking of Jabal Murad, whatever happened to the supposedly massive houthi reinforcements down there? All I've seen has been reports of skirmishes and failed infiltration attempts. It's a gargantuan stretch for sure, but what if all the ruckus north and west of Marib city is a ruse?
Every time I check in on Ethiopia it's just more massacre videos, peak African warfare, I've seen basically nothing of the fighting in comparison.
>>302122 My assumption at this point is that the bothering in that area was the distraction to draw some attention away from the northern meatgrinder, I know there were small reports at the beginning but my understanding is that the area can't possibly be defended heavily enough that if they wanted to take it and utilised their resources they couldn't. I'm not really sure that all this advancing to the south of the dam is going to lead to anything on its own, Jabal al Balaq al Qibli seemed like a really big move but as I understand they lost it. I guess we will see which direction Ma'rib falls from but right now i'm not seeing it, everything seems possible.
Afghan Shitmupdate Corrections: Issued a mix of gains/corrections in the area to the west of Jalrez DHQ in Wardak Gains: Taliban contest Bauhaddin near Moqor DHQ in Ghazni, capture a string of villages to the west of besieged Jalrez DHQ in Wardak, and contest Afghanyah in central Kapisa.
>>302140 >Jabal Murad was the distraction Aye, i figured so aswell but now I'm not sure. >Jabal Murad can't possibly be defended heavily enough that if they wanted to take it and utilised their resources they couldn't You're absolutely correct, but there are other ways to win that doesn't involve such savagery. >Jabal al Balaq al Qibli seemed like a really big move but as I understand they lost it If you ask me they never captured it.
Afghan Shitmupdate & Districtmupdate Corrections: issued large correction for Pashtun Zarghun District in Herat, issued corrections for Angur Ada (which is basically a part of Pakistan by now) and for Gomal and Urgun Districts in Paktia, Gains: Taliban cut the road between Herat and Pashtun Zarghun, take over Afghanyeh in Kapisa and definitively cut the road between Tagab and Mahmud-e Raqi, and take over Arghistan DHQ in Kandahar. ANA recaptures Gandamak and Tolo villages in Sherzad District.
https://twitter.com/stephglinski/status/1363912339171475457 >A thread on security: >1/6: Barely a day goes by without several explosions and targeted killings here in #Kabul. The atmosphere on the streets has changed; you can now see sheer panic in people’s faces. >2/6: Stuck in traffic recently,ppl in an armoured car next to me suddenly jumped out frantically,inspecting the doors,checking if an IED had been attached.I hoped no such bomb would explode;it didn’t.Seconds later,they resumed their trip,but the moment of naked fear lingered on. >3/6: #Kabul is on edge - and has been for the past months. In January, 30 such magnetic bombs exploded in the #Afghan capital alone, injuring and killing many, sending waves of fear into the nation. >4/6: #US forces are due to leave by May,but haven’t made their intentions clear. EU countries continue to deport Afghans straight into a raging war. It’s irresponsible,with decisions made by people outside of #Afghanistan,people who live in safety,who have never experienced war. >5/6: Afghans,many who have been hoping for decades,are once again on the move:Friends have left for Turkey,Uzbekistan,Pakistan,etc.With the constantly deteriorating security situation,every corner of #Kabul has become a #frontline. Many say this is the worst time since 2001. >6/6: Having lived here for 2.5 yrs,I can def say its the worst time Ive seen.Not just the violence,but the tiredness,the lack of hope after 4decades of war,after invasions at the expense of the Afghan ppl. In the midst of all the chaos,it’s Afghan lives lost. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.
>Reuters: Senior US officials meet with Houthi officials in the Sultanate of Oman. >US officials urge the Houthis to hold talks with Saudi Arabia and stop the attack on Marib. https://twitter.com/S4MOSABI/status/1367122989272170512 I haven't been able to follow the news too well lately, but i reckon the slow-down on the Marib front is connected to this meeting.