>Interviews with Assad
[YouTube] حوار مع قناة روسيا 24 و وكالة روسيا سيفودنيا
[YouTube] ASSAD EXCLUSIVE: US will attack foes & friends to protect its hegemony, Syria just a latest victim
[YouTube] حوار الرئيس الأسد مع السورية و الإخبارية (مترجم)
Shit that happened in roughly the last month
>Taliban seize two towns near Shajoy in NE Zabul, take Arzu and another hamlet south of Ghazni, close on Gardez and took over FOB Zurmate in Paktia, and are approaching Puli Khumri from the north in Baghlan
>Taliban besiege Sozma Qala DHQ in Sar-e Pol, Qarabagh DHQ in Ghazni, and Islam Qala in Herat after capturing Ghoriyan & Kohsan Districts in Herat
>Clashes between ANA and Taliban reported on Day Mirdad-Bihsud border in Wardak
>ANA pushes Taliban away from the western Arghandab bank to the immediate NW of Kandahar City
>Houthi forces are pushing reinforcements from the Nati & Al-Bayda fronts and the southern Marib axis (Jabal Murad front)
>Hadi's forces in the Murad axis have sent reinforcements to the fighting axes west of the city of Marib
>Leaders from the Third Brigade Asifah went to Sana'a, announcing their defection from the National Army
>Per the Coalition Operations Room in Riyadh, Oshkosh armored vehicles will be withdrawn from the fronts and Hadi forces camps in Marib
>NDF in Qamishli assassinate pro-SDF arab sheikh after he attended tribal meeting trying to reach ceasefire in Qamishli city, no SAA involved
>Russia brokers a peace deal between Azerbaijan and Armenia with Karabakh ceding almost half its land to Azerbaijan but keeping Lachin corridor.
>Taliban escalates attacks on Afghan gov't positions in several provinces, fires rockets at a joint ANDSF-USA base in Khost
>Myanmar: Military junta takes control, sparking massive protests across the country that are met with lethal force in a rapidly escalating situation
>Mozambique: ISIS takes over Palma in Cabo Delgado province, sparking a gov't counteroffensive that succeeds in retaking the city with foreign assistance
>Ukraine withdraws from Minsk peace talks following a new round of escalation between Ukraine & Russia
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Another thread goes by where I avoid baking.
Finally some fresh bread.
Pro-Hadi accounts have cranked up their Baghdad Bob-factor considerably since the Mashjah/Talat al-Hamra front collapsed.
So far the footage of Hadi "gains" have only been from Jabal Dushsh al-Haqn. http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=15.522664&lon=45.187626&z=14&show=/40815630/Jabal-Dushsh-al-Haqn
If true, it indicates to me that the houthis are exploiting the breach they made at Talat al-Hamra to the fullest.
Well, it doesn't take a rocket-scientist to figure out that the heights north of the N5 would drastically decrease in value if the houthis manage to reach the city or the wadi via the Sirwah-Marib road (out of ATGM range).
>Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Al Arabiya TV describes Al Houthi as a "Yemeni" "Arab", hoping to sit down with them to negotiate !!>Slogans like "Cut off the Shiite expansion" because of which thousands were mobilized to fight have expired>Negotiating with Al-Houthi has become a "wish.">It turns out that the solution is between Riyadh and the Houthi!>There is no consolation for those who were martyred https://twitter.com/aalnaasi/status/1387163967278231555>Saudi Crown Prince: Iran is a neighboring country and we hope to have a good relationship with it.https://twitter.com/S4MOSABI/status/1387164154084139011
Right on queue!
Afghan Shitmupdate & Districtmupdate
Gains: Taliban surround Gelan, Moqor, Ab Band, Dih Yak, and Jaghatu DHQs in Ghazni; Take control of Dahla Dam in Shah Wali Kot District in Kandahar and take over Western Maywand including besieging the DHQ, and close in on Zhari DHQ. In western Herat, Taliban enter Obe DHQ with ongoing clashes, and take over Khost Wa Fereng District in eastern Baghlan.
I updated the Districtmap to add pressure markers on DHQs and Capitals. For the best examples, check out Puli Khumri and Ghazni cities.
>Saudi crown prince softens Iran rhetoric in balancing act>Saudi Arabia’s crown prince has taken a more conciliatory public stance towards Iran, trying to balance long-held animosity with economic considerations and bridge differences with Washington over how to tackle Tehran’s regional behaviour.......>While reiterating that Riyadh has a problem with Iran’s “negative behaviour”, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in an interview aired late on Tuesday that Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia wanted a good relationship with Shi’ite Iran.>"We do not want for Iran to be in a difficult situation, on the contrary we want Iran to prosper and grow. We have interests in Iran and they have interests in the Kingdom to propel the region and the world to growth and prosperity," he said.
>Blinken says Turkey, others, should refrain from new purchases of Russian weapons>U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Turkey and all U.S. allies on Wednesday should refrain from making further purchases of Russian weaponry, threatening the possibility of more sanctions.>Frayed relations between NATO allies Turkey and the United States were further tested over the weekend after President Joe Biden recognized the 1915 Armenian massacres as genocide, infuriating Ankara.>Speaking at a virtual event at Foreign Press Center (FPC), Blinken said given Biden's long-standing views on the Armenia issue, his decision was not and should not have been a surprise. He also reiterated that Turkey was a critical NATO ally for Washington and expressed his hope that the two sides can resolve their issues.>But he also warned Ankara and others from further purchases from Russia. Turkey has said it was in talks with Russia on procuring a second batch of S-400s.https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/blinken-says-turkey-others-should-refrain-new-purchases-russian-weapons-2021-04-28/
>U.S. special envoy for Yemen to travel to region on Thursday>U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking will travel to Saudi Arabia and Oman on Thursday for talks with government officials about efforts to end Yemen's civil war, the U.S. State Department said in a statement.>Lenderking's "discussions will focus on ensuring the regular and unimpeded delivery of commodities and humanitarian assistance throughout Yemen, promoting a lasting ceasefire, and transitioning the parties to a political process," the statement said.https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/us-special-envoy-yemen-travel-region-thursday-2021-04-29/
>Senior U.S. delegation headed to Middle East amid concerns about Iran deal>A team of U.S. envoys is traveling to the Middle East this week for talks with key allies, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday, amid simmering concerns in the region about President Joe Biden's attempt to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal.>"A senior interagency delegation will be traveling over the coming week to discuss a number of important matters related to U.S. national security and ongoing efforts toward a de-escalation of tensions in the Middle East region," the official said.>The delegation will be led by Brett McGurk, the White House National Security Council's Middle East policy coordinator, and State Department counselor Derek Chollett, a source familiar with the trip said.https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/senior-us-delegation-headed-middle-east-amid-concerns-about-iran-deal-2021-04-28/
>Southern African leaders postpone meeting on Mozambique insurgency>A Southern African leaders meeting that was scheduled for Thursday to address the Islamic State-linked insurgency in Mozambique has been postponed, Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi's office said on Wednesday.>The meeting was to receive a report from a team sent to Mozambique to assess the security situation and identify ways to support the country after IS-linked insurgents attacked the coastal town of Palma, displacing tens of thousands of people and stalling a $60 billion natural gas project. https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/southern-african-leaders-postpone-meeting-mozambique-insurgency-2021-04-28/
Anyone been following the Tigray War?
A little, but most of the 'war' is just an endless stream of massacre videos.
Occasionally the OLA or TDF will ambush the EDF and claim to kill 6 million soldiers, I was expecting some real fighting over territory or foreign intervention on their behalf but the TDF seem content to wait them out. I still think Ethiopia will collapse at some point.
Shit's escalating in Myanmar.
Still no footage from Talat al-Hamra front but a metric fuckton of stuff from the Kasara front uploaded by pro-Hadi media.
The houthis control nothing east of Wadi Nakhla and by the looks of it only left a skeleton crew (no pun intended) on that front, leading to a twitter victory for Hadi.
>>307422>Houthi spokesman Mohammad Abdel Salam is in Muscat, Oman, with Saudi Foreign Minister and the US envoy to Yemen. Iran's FM Jawad Zarif was in Muscat last week.>A rush of talks before the fall of Marib. Time is important.https://twitter.com/ejmalrai/status/1389161908423561217
Afghan Shitmupdate & Districtmupdate
Corrections: Corrected Sangin area in Helmand, corrected Guzargahi Nur in NE Baghlan, corrected Ghoriyan in W Herat.
Gains: ANA contest a hamlet to the south of Ghazni. Taliban gain control of Burka District in Baghlan, surround Lashkar Gah in Helmand and squeeze the pocket, advance towards Pato in Daykundi, contest a village to the immediate SE of besieged Baraki Barak DHQ in Logar, besiege Alishing DHQ and establish a presence to the immediate north of Mehtarlam in Laghman, and seize Old Baghlan City while besieging the new part of Baghlan City.
Yemen Shitmupdate - Corrected Marib situation, and Hadi forces launch a small offensive in Dhale
https://twitter.com/Ilias90s/status/1391696438841720835> MAP> #Yemen_is hero’s has a very heavily offensive in #Najran/#نجران & #الاجاشر/#Al_Jashir closes to important #Al_Baqe/#البقع border town!> #ANSARALLAH/#HOUTHIS says we killed dozens of mercenaries including 3 big brigadier of #SaudiArabia in this desert🏜CactusDromedary camel Video next
I'll believe it when I see it.
I don't think I ever gave my prediction about how long Ma'rib would take, I was thinking it would be done slightly before two months but it would take a week longer because of tribal negotiations.
Shit's going down in Jerusalem, yo.
>>308176https://twitter.com/Ilias90s/status/1391823671929540612> As I told earlier today> Video showing the #HOUTHIS/#ANSARALLAH of #Yemen hunting #SaudiArabia s mercenaries in #الأجاشر mountains area’s!> Here’s the name of captured region’s which’s 30 kms from #Najran border> Here’s the name that two area> 1> #الخوار ⛰> 2> #الظهره visible inMovie camera>>308183
I'm excited for next conflict, hopefully Hamas can avoid embarrassing itself this time.
Yeah it's happening.
Or is it?
banned for racism on 4cuck, can't post on /gpg/ while the gaza happening is going on. I waited for so long
And some retards are still willingly giving gook moot (along with fuck knows how many glowinthedarks) their banking information willingly to get a "good boy pass" once they're banned, thinking that said information gets deleted once the transaction is completed.
>Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif arrives in Damascus to discuss regional developments, interesting timing.https://twitter.com/Dannymakkisyria/status/1392371983116087299
The houthis are on the offensive in Marib again, Jabal Dushsh al-Haqn reportedly re-captured and image shows the houthis are still in control of Talat al-Hamra.http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=15.520100&lon=45.185137&z=14&m=w&show=/40815630/Jabal-Dushsh-al-Haqn
4Baker here, let me know if you have a message you wanted passed
>>308376>Battles are continuing from noon today until this moment, and there is no information about progress by any of the parties at the expense of anyone.https://twitter.com/S4MOSABI/status/1392949327094599683
Video of some pro-Hadi geezer visiting frontline positions west of Talat al-Hamra:https://twitter.com/Yem_army_media/status/1393189740514627588
Map related of what i can say for sure the sides control, impossible to say exactly how the frontline in-between looks looks like.
https://twitter.com/AACanli/status/1393164455421399049>Erdogan: If we do not immediately stop Israel's aggression in Palestine and especially in Jerusalem, everyone will find themselves in the target of this brutal mindset tomorrow.
Airstrikes/artillery on Talat al-Hamra/Mashjah, meaning the houthis still control the area.https://twitter.com/Marib_11/status/1395557558660775941
It remains unclear if the houthis have even been trying to advance on this front after capturing Talat al-Hamra...
Are the houthis preparing a final push or are they waiting for a political solution? Who knows...
Map based on my own version of common sense, visual confirmations and new dirt roads leading up to hills and such. What's interesting is the Hadists having fortified even Hammat al-Masari (black circle), meaning they know the current frontline at Talat al-Hamra and Jabal Balaq al Qibli won't hold forever.
Russia finally managed to convince "reconciled" militants in Quneitra to take the green bus to opposition controlled areas.
They were heading to TFSA controlled zone in al-Bab but were denied entry yesterday by Sultan Murad Division and so they are stuck at the Abu Zandin crossing southwest of the city.
Today they tried to "peaceful protest" their way into TFSA territory but were met by a hail of bullets, casualties reported:https://twitter.com/syria_map/status/1395766207555457024 http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=36.323216&lon=37.453980&z=15&show=/38780836/Abu-Al-Zendin-Crossing
Coincidentally there has been clashes at the T*rkish border near the Atme IDP camp today also with casualties (grenades and RPGs fired by the "refugees"):https://twitter.com/N0tWoofers/status/1395750128967983108http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=36.305165&lon=36.675968&z=15&show=/30054979/Atmeh-IDP-Camp
They ended up in Idlib, i guess the t*rks know from experience that these southern rascals will cause trouble in their Ottoman larp yard and are better suited to get absorbed by HTS. https://twitter.com/200_zoka/status/1396032242837819393
>>308904>Sanaa-based intelligence agency chief, Maj-Gen. Abdullah Yahya "Abu Ali" al-Hakim al-Houthi visits Marib frontline
By the looks of it, very damn close.
There's hope yet.
Even beyond the actual frontline, if I could get one accurate piece of information it would be the available manpower and current distribution, everyone seems shit out of crap but it's impossible to actually tell beyond the propaganda. All of this is going to make a very interesting book after it's over.
>Russian Tu-22M bombers have landed in Khmeimim AB in Syria's Lattakia>Numbers deployed in Khmeimim AB in Syria's Lattakia may be as high as six.https://twitter.com/WithinSyriaBlog/status/1396855331616133123
So that's why they extended the runway recently...
>President #Assad is winning the Syrian election 2021https://twitter.com/Syria_Protector/status/1397993943799902209
It was a real nailbiter.
>Russian Forces Get Even More Capability To Fight Terror In Syria>Despite the elections in Syria, efforts to contain ISIS in the country’s central region are on-going.>The Russian Aerospace Forces carried out more than 70 airstrikes in the few days leading up to Election Day – May 26th.>The raids targeted the town of Ithriyah and its outskirts in eastern Hama, the town of Resafa and its outskirts in southern Raqqa, and the border region between Raqqa and Deir Ezzor.>Five ISIS terrorists were killed in the airstrikes.https://www.bitchute.com/video/7hzTdl5J5MmZ/
Yemeni war media /
The mujahideen of the army and the popular committees carried out large-scale offensive operations that resulted in the liberation of dozens of sites in the Jizan axis in the depth of Saudi Arabia, defeating the Saudi army forces, the mercenaries of the Sudanese army and the mercenaries of the aggression stationed there and inflicting heavy losses on them in many equipment.
The military media, at 3:00 p.m., tomorrow, Saturday, presents detailed scenes of the large-scale military operation that was carried out earlier, in which the Mujahideen were able - thanks to God and his support - to liberate more than 40 sites in the Jizan axis and control them completely, in a broad offensive operation in which various combat units participated.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csZpp0KEd1shttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNwl26_Y2VA
>>3093320:28 the attacking units advance and cross the border fence to the saudi army positions
1:14 acurate monitoring of the saudi army's movements and the positioning of its vehicles in the targeted locations
2:10 the attack began from several by surprise the front lines of the saudi army
2:32 the collapse of the sites's garrison and a mass scape of the saudi army
3:01 a mass suicide bomber scaped towards the saudi depth from the MBC military site
4:37 continue the attack of the mujaideen after the collapse of the front lines of the saudi army at the MBC site
5:16 mujahideen reach to the top of the site and its facilities are cleaned
7:39 a failed scape attempt of the saudi soldier and the continued pursuit of those fleeing the site
8:57 seizing large quantities of saudi army squipment at the MBC site
10:22 the mujahideen continue to advance and the begin the attack on the Withe Tibbah military post
11:02 Control of the site and seize large quantities and quality of the saudi army weapon
12:20 a tight qualitative ambush on the reinforcements of the saudi army
13:25 pursuing the saudi army's reinforcements within the specific qualitative ambush
13:52 Completion of cutting the suply lines of the Saudi army and tightening the siege
14:46 the engineering unit dealt with an armored tanker carrying saudi officers who tried to reinforce the positions
16:33 the burning of some of the army's equipment at the khan al-urma area
17:24 progress continued and the course of the attack seemed to include the saudi site of Al-Miura and controling it
19:26 the advance of the mujahideen of the army and the popular compittees continued, and the attacke began on the site of the saudi column
20:46 continuing offensive operations and the mujahideen advance towards the al-sabada site for the saudi military
23:09 the fate of some saudi army officers and their soldiers after taking control of al-sayaba site
24:08 continuing operation of Alomo and advancing towards the saudi Tuwairq site and controling it
25:12 a failed scape attempt of the mercenaries of the saudi army and the continued pursuit of those fleeing the site
26:05 the mujahideen of the assault unit advanced towards the Saudi Qaim Al-Sayyab ,ilitary oupost
26:46 Part of the human losses for the saudi army soldiers and officers at the Qim Al-Sayyab site
28:07 The mujahideen of the intrusion unit were attacked during their advance towards the saudi military site (Qali Al-Jaish)
30:08 Huge loss of life incurred by the saudi army and large amounts of amunitiun were seized
33:35 the intense saudi air cover failed to stop the advance and control of the army and the popular committees
Watching rn, a lot of sundaneses so far
Still nothing but airstrikes.
>Al-Jazeera correspondent: Yair Lapid obtains majority approval to enable him to form a new coalition government to replace Netanyahu's government https://twitter.com/AJABreaking/status/1400181060303048707
>>309647>The Muscat talks are making remarkable progress>A preliminary approval for a cease-fire in exchange for an unconditional opening of Sanaa airport and the port of Hodeidah before engaging in multilateral talks, and only the Saudi approval remains. https://twitter.com/aalnaasi/status/1400192373418823683
it will be imposible to take the city without air cover
I assume you mean the ability to shoot down saudi jets with AA, nah the houthis would be delusional to think they could completely control the airspace.
I think the potential end to the Saudi blockade is more tempting for the houthis than continuing to wrestle for control of the city with Islah and the tribes who are making tons of cash by being Saudi puppets.
Houthi ballistic missile hit Marib tonight, guess we shouldn't give up hope yet.
>>309742>Lots of SAA shelling of southern and eastern Idlib this morning. Benin, al Mozara, Arnabeh, al Ruwayha, Majdaliah, Sarja, and Ma’arblit have all been shelled since the beginning of the morning, with drones and Russian jets flying overhead.https://twitter.com/N0tWoofers/status/1401103943258750978
>>309915>btw, is this an abrams?
Yes. First video.
Afghan Shitmupdate & Districtmupdate
Taliban take over several districts/DHQs across Afghanistan in 24 hours.
Washir in Helmand, Farsi in Herat, Gizab in Daykundi, Shinkay in Zabul (with Shahjoy contested AND under siege), Dih Yak in Ghazni, Mandol (not shown) and Du Ab in Nuristan.
>>309915>actual air cover
The houthis' earlier advances on the Marib fronts proves it is possible without it, it's "just" a matter of suppressing enemy firing positions with artillery/ATGM/HMGs and storming with overwhelming manpower. I still believe the setbacks on the Kasara/Dushsh front was a tactical retreat and not a capitulation.
Krasnopol (laser guided artillery) and Uragan/Smerch being used, pretty serious hardware for routine bombardment...https://twitter.com/200_zoka/status/1401908664923983875https://twitter.com/200_zoka/status/1401818142796664836
Still no airstrikes though.
>>310112>(laser guided artillery)
It might be, looking at the pictures found one which looks like the servo-mechanism for terminal guidance.
Rebels shelled Kawkabah and Hazarrin.
Neat drone shots showing Kawkabah with al-Ghab plain and the Nusayriyah Mountain range in the background.http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.568347&lon=36.443442&z=16&m=w
In light of recent uptick of violence, absence of Ru-Tr patrols on the M4, jihadi attacks on t*rks and weird t*rk base shuffling activities, i'd say the probability of the Idlib offensive resuming has increased drastically.
If anything happens, the first goal will be to reach Ariha from the south and east precisely how it was planned to be done before the t*rks intervened last year.
Advancing into Idlib city and far north of the M4 in general is still highly unlikely to happen due to T*rkish interest, but i predict that any roach nest south of/in the immediate vicinity of the M4 will be evacuated or meet the same fate as the observation bases of yore if an offensive does happen.
Jabal Zawiya -> Ariha -> al-Ghab -> Southern part of al-Wastani mountain -> Kabani (K*rds mountain, Latakia) -> Jisr al-Shughur.
Forgot to mention map is pre-Idlib offensive 2015 with current frontline (red line) drawn on it to show how different the modus operandi of SAA is today and how wide of a buffer zone is needed to control the M-4 between Ariha and Jisr al-Shughur.
Tell me if you want an autistic snusmap detailing my prediction.
The more autism the better.
Heavy artllery shelling on Jabal Zawiya continues and now RuAF are bombing, videos & images:https://twitter.com/N0tWoofers/status/1402867937304776709https://twitter.com/N0tWoofers/status/1402874353751146499>Southern Idleb sector hit hard by Syrian army shelling. For the first time in a while, 25th Division/Tigers artillery play a big part in the shellinghttps://twitter.com/ProNDF/status/1402890044604661760>HTS spokesman Abu Khalid al-Shami was not the only target of Russian strikes on Idlib this morning. Abu Musab al-Homis, the group's main media coordinator, was also killed in the strikes. Both men worked closely with Western journalists who visit Idlib.>The head of HTS' Security Force, Mu'ataz al-Nasir was also killed in Russian strikes which targeted Idlib in the morning.https://twitter.com/WithinSyriaBlog/status/1402894576118112262>Raef talks about a possible military operation and says that the liberation of the city of Idlib is difficult but not impossible and that if ordered, the Bab al-Hawa border crossing will be reached in 10 days.https://twitter.com/Bosni_94/status/1402951145400713219
Iirc Raef is the TF field reporter.
Eh, it's very disjointed but here's my very strategic analISIS of what was supposed to happen and probably will happen on Jabal Zawiya if an offensive happens.>Pt.1 Jabal Zawiya
First off, let's revisit what was happening before the roaches got tired of playing chicken with SAA:
SAA was strolling through Jabal Zawiya, doing the typical kotel tactics with what seemed like zero resistance. When they were in the process of entering Kansafra though, the roaches started bombing with drones and artillery whilst their proxy jihadists started their counter-offensive.
SAA, being completely unprepared to fight jihadis with air cover quickly retreated to the current frontline and the rest is history.>Pt.2 Jabal Arbeen
What was supposed to happen on Jabal Zawiya is fairly obvious, SAA would capture the mountain and the jihadis would subsequently retreat from the part of the Ghab plain which would now be under fire control (just like they did when SAA captured Jabal Shashbo), probably only remaining in the villages around the M-4 highway.
For now, SAA would not advance in the Ghab plain further than the villages in the immediate vicinity of Jabal Zawiya.
The advance would continue toward al-Bara, which has been kotel'd by now. Once al-Bara was seized, the advance would continue up the Arbeen mountain, step by step squeezing the jihadists out of the villages east of it and reaching the M-4 highway southwest of Ariha.>Pt.3 Ariha.
Arbeen mountain and Ariha would be tricky, and the jihadi counteroffensive on Nayrab and Saraqib supported by the roaches made the whole thing basically impossible to execute. The plan was to surround Ariha from west, east and south.
It's hard to say what will happen on the Saraqib axis if the offensive does happen, SAA has to hold Nayrab and possibly even Mastoumah in order to secure the M-4 to Ariha.
The roaches obviously didn't and still doesn't want SAA getting so close to Idlib city, so SAA might have to compromise and stay south of the M-4 between Saraqib and Ariha.
Hard to say what will happen really, if Russia has coordinated with the roaches to surrender the M-4 in return for sparing Idlib city then SAA will capture Ariha and secure a buffer zone similar to the 2015 buffer zone ( >>310243
) before descending Jabal Zawiya to the west with Jisr al-Shughur in their crosshairs. I'll make some more spergshit like this detailing Jisr al-Shughur and the Latakia/Kabani hellzone when i feel like it or the offensive kicks off for real (SAA has never had real control of the mountainous area directly west of Jisr al-Shughur, making it hard to predict).
Oleg of ANNA News having a good time in the Syrian desert.
>>310254>Ansarallah has reached a deal with the Saudi coalition. Ansarallah will stop launching raids and missile/drone attacks on Saudi territory. In turn Sanaa international airport and Hodeidah sea port will both be opened. The deal will not affect clashes in areas like Marib.https://twitter.com/Zaid83910006/status/1403013527963582471https://twitter.com/kal_alomari/status/1402301455210586118
Potato drone filming/directing the strike that killed the HTS dudes today:https://twitter.com/200_zoka/status/1403044240985313283
>Reports of a number of ATGM and artillery strikes by the SAA on Turkish troops, vehicles in al-Qarqur in northwestern Hama.>SAA also shelled the vicinity of a Turkish post in the town of al-Bara in southern Idlib.https://twitter.com/WithinSyriaBlog/status/1403081341600677891>Pro-rebel sources stating that the SAA has blown up a piece of Turkish engineering equipment at Al Qarqur village with an ATGMhttps://twitter.com/N0tWoofers/status/1403082906562609158http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.743273&lon=36.326251&z=15&show=/24269869/Qarqur
Well then, i assume SAA are confident that their AA systems will work this time around?
Noice spergmap> Jisr al-Shughur and the Latakia/Kabani hellzone
Its really hard to see how they will do it while splitting their focus with other areas as they did in the last 10 attempts, on the other hand I don't think they will want to split an offensive into the M4 to two parts especially considering the inclinations of the Turks to sperg out.
I was waiting for this concession for so long that I started to believe it would never happen.
>>>310355>Its really hard to see how they will do it while splitting their focus with other areas as they did in the last 10 attempts
To be fair, they made huge gains in the late 2015 to early 2016 offensive (pic related) whilst launching several succesful offensives on other fronts.
I can see only two ways to tackle this front, either they man the fuck up and brute force storm it, or (most likely) capture Jisr al-Shughur from the south/east and make their way up the mountain along the M-4 forcing the jihadis to retreat or get encircled.
>>310302>Ansar al-Tawhid responded by firing a new "earthquake rocket" (pic) and other rockets at Hazarin and Milajahhttp://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.606789&lon=36.501732&z=14&gz=0;364961099;355931803;0;1395;283241;103987;283241;103987>HTS announced that its artillery shelled Syrian Army positions in Basqala and Maarat Hurmah this morning and that it had allegedly fired more than 110 missiles in the past 24 hours.http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.583618&lon=36.537094&z=12&gz=0;365424156;355453565;363922;564081;0;0https://twitter.com/syria_map/status/1403269969694109696>Outgoing rocket fire filmed from opposition held areas in southern Idlib, Syria earlier todayhttps://twitter.com/KyleJGlen/status/1403311802579042308
Earthquake rocket hitting Hazarin smack dab in the middle of town.
>A Day Of Reckoning In Syria’s Idlib>It has been a long time coming, and it seems that an escalation in Greater Idlib might be on the way.>After frequent ceasefire violations by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and other terrorist groups of the so-called “moderate opposition”, the cup seems to be spilling over.>On June 10th, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Russian support began a heavy shelling operation on various HTS positions throughout Greater Idlib.https://www.bitchute.com/video/IcahbPmVOY2S/
I refuse to believe that the recent RuAF strikes in Idlib is a mere one-off retaliation for the killed Russian in Hasaka. They've allowed and guided the usage of krasnopol in Idlib days ahead of that incident.
SAA are still shelling Jabal Zawiya and Jabal Arbaeen
>>310306>Lattakia front heating up a degree or two. Mutual shelling tonighthttps://twitter.com/ProNDF/status/1403823140472602630>Russians/SRG/5th Corps stationed in Jurin Camp, Hama shell multiple rebel positions tonight. The camp is an old 4th Division headquarters, now occupied mostly by 5th Corps and Russianshttps://twitter.com/ProNDF/status/1403824382976352258http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.607077&lon=36.265258&z=18&show=/39235787/Syrian-pro-government-military-site
>>310435>Shelling on Ruweiha, Binin, Kafrsafra, Banin, Tal Wasit, Anakawi and Ziyarahhttps://twitter.com/SyriaWar2/status/1404166509132460034
Two moderates in a hyundai santa fe (lel) nailed with ATGM on the road between Ziyadiyah and al-Masheek in al-Ghab plainhttp://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.717389&lon=36.334190&z=14&gz=0;363347482;357135557;0;0;195693;22300
Kornet strikes again
The shelling on jabal zawiya hasn't stopped.
Fuck, I dropped the ball with the updates. Won't do that anymore.
But basically the Taliban have captured literal dozens of districts within a month.
Look at this shit, the gov't presence in Uruzgan has been reduced to literally just Tarinkot.
Ariha received a morning salute
How strict are the sieges on the cities, i assume civilian traffic and non-military goods are allowed?
A political solution must be around the corner, can't wait to see media ramp up their tear-machines about liberal arts and anal sex being shut down.
It's going faster than I though it would, banking of Faryab being first to fall.>>310705
I briefly spoke to someone from the region a while ago and it sounded very loose to civilians sans toll payments.
>Marib: The army and the people's committees launch a large-scale attack from the sides of the dam, Talat al-Hamra front and Raghwan and progress is continuous https://twitter.com/fHvVtKCHsq7JrpK/status/1406292881388748803
>>310705>How strict are the sieges on the cities, i assume civilian traffic and non-military goods are allowed?
Correct, for the most part.>Political solution
Military solution is more like it, there are mass surrenders across the entirety of Afghanistan, Taliban are entering DHQs without much fight at all, and in Baghlan city, a somewhat alright equipped ANA force handed over all their weapons and equipment including quite a few humvees to the Taliban. It seems Baghlan city fell without a fight, but I haven't confirmed that yet.>>310763
Bank on Tarinkot/Uruzgan to fall first.
>Monsieur Suheil in the desert overlooking anti-ISIS operations.
The new SAA tactic seems to be bearing fruit, but i doubt it will do much in the long run.
Eh, maybe it's dumb to think the Taliban would allow any regime loyalists to retain any power... i guess i forgot the Taliban aren't interested in the whole democracy shebang.
In fact, i'm dumbfounded trying to figure what is really going to happen, '96-´01 redux but with no superpower spoiling the fun and less cuddling with internationalist terror movements?
Afghan Shitmupdate & Districtmupdate
Corrections: Corrected Barfak in Baghlan, Khwaja Ghar in Takhar, Khost Wa Fereng in Baghlan.
Gains: Taliban take over Bangi, Baharak, Chal, Namak Ab, and Hazar Sumuch in Takhar; Dushi DHQ and Baghlan City, and cut the Kabul-Puli Khumri road in Baghlan; Mardyan in Jowzjan; a base to the south of Mughul to the east of Saripul and cut the road between Saripul and Sheberghan; Establish firm control between Pashtun Zarghun and Chisthi Sharif in eastern Herat, and likewise between Islam Qala and Zindajan to the west, minus the DHQs, and also take over Gulran to the NW; In Farah, they took over Qala i Kah (Pusht Koh) District; Grishk District in Helmand; Laja Mangal and Mirzaka DHQs in Paktia; Besiege Badpash in Laghman; Shirin Tagab and Khwaja Sabz Posh (Juma Bazaar) Districts in Faryab, and establish a strong presence to the immediate northeast of Maymana; Dara-i Suf in Samangan.
ANA did a little counterattack to retake Pato DHQ in Daykundi, and retook Khan Abad in Kunduz.
Pretty much. Though after they retake power and exert control over ALL of Afghanistan (first time any faction ruled 100% of Afghanistan since 1979), expect them to get assistance from neighboring countries at some point in the future, especially for rebuilding. International trade will become very interested in making Afghanistan a trade crossroads, especially since Afghanistan has 7 trillion dollars' worth of mineral resources in the northeast, that has been largely untapped. Too lucrative to pass up, especially if Afghanistan actually stabilizes for once in 40 years. Plus it sits as a physical crossroads between West Asia and East Asia, South Asia and North (and Central) Asia. All this won't happen overnight of course, or even within a few years. Give it about a decade and you may see this unfold.
As for Taliban governance, expect a return to the 1996-2001 period but not as repressive.>There are contradictions. We were allowed in to film, for example. And we passed billboards that featured pictures of Western women advertising dental clinics - a far cry from the days when the Taliban banned such images.>Despite the internet ban, there are wi-fi hotspots providing a connection to the outside world. A few dedicated fans of Turkish and Indian soap operas have televisions connected to small satellite dishes.>"Aren't you scared the Taliban will find out?" I asked one teenager. "They know about our TV and the wi-fi," he said. "But I think they are just watching and waiting, to see what happens.">During our visit, we were aware that the Taliban were treating us carefully, mindful of creating a good impression. Equally, Sangin and Musa Qala are important to them, so keeping local people happy matters. We heard reports that Taliban control in other places was more rigid.>For the Taliban, beginning to adapt in the face of modernity seems to be a painful dilemma: embrace it and you lose control and religious legitimacy; reject it and you become an island. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40171379
>The Taliban Tell Turkey Its Plan to Do Uncle Sam’s Bidding Won’t Fly>The US wants Turkish troops that are guarding Kabul airport to stay https://news.antiwar.com/2021/06/18/taliban-says-a-continued-turkish-troop-presence-in-afghanistan-is-unacceptable/
Air defense capabilities growing - technical production unithttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18sNxsRohYk
Afghan Shitmupdate & Districtmupdate
Taliban takes a multitude of districts in Takhar and surround Taloqan, capture Archi District in Kunduz and enter Kunduz City from the south and east, capture Jalga District in Baghlan, consolidate their presence in Dara-i Suf in Samangan, blitz Aqcha, Fayzabad, and Khanaqa, capture Dawlatabad and Char Bolak Districts in Balkh, make some gains in north Logar including capturing Ashraf Ghani's village home, and launch an offensive on Maymana in Faryab after capturing Kohistan.
Special note: the majority of these gains were done without much of a fight, and there was a mass surrender of 300 troops in Darqad District of Takhar.
>Last 48 hours SAA intensively shelling southern Idlib>This morning SAA use UAVs and Krasnopol achieving direct hits around Bara and Ishim, in which 2 HTS fighters and 5 NLF including a commander (Military commander in the "1st Infantry Division") were eliminatedhttps://twitter.com/200_zoka/status/1406921266452389889https://twitter.com/Bosni_94/status/1406903925777866753https://twitter.com/200_zoka/status/1406897968695947265
T*rkey has banned the HDP (k*rd/minority/butt sex party) "for alleged ties to militants"https://twitter.com/Jerusalem_Post/status/1406901010732310528
>>310764>(Jabal) Al-Balaq fell completely in the hands of the Houthis and now the battles continue beyond https://twitter.com/S4MOSABI/status/1406968453433544708
>>310924>There is no truth to what is being reported about Sanaa's control of the entire Jabal Balaq al-Qibli and the battles, with the support of the coalition’s air forces, are at their most intense at the root of the mountain from the northern side, from the dawn of today until the moment!>Hadi's forces are still in control of the top of the mountain until the moment! https://twitter.com/aalnaasi/status/1407021784281591816
Pic. 1: Houthi forces retreating from what looks like the southern slope of Jabal Balaq al-Qibli, houthi source claim the video is old but also claim that the houthis don't control the mountain
Pic. 2: Image of what Hadi MoD claims is an impact of their artillery on western "Marib" front, seems to be at the root of the mountain indeed. A weird attack vector but i can recall seeing the houthis trying to advance here month(s) ago, sticking to the root and undoubtedly keeping the defensive positions on the peak suppressed.
Pic. 3: Pic of Hadi fighter on northern slopes of Jabal Balaq al-Qibli firing west, southern slopes visible in background.
I doubt this tactic will succeed.
Two Scan Eagle drones shot down in two days on the Mashjah front, seems the houthis are pulling out the big guns this offensive.https://twitter.com/army21ye/status/1407096353327550468
Afghan Shitmupdate & Districtmupdate
Taliban captures Qarqin and Khamyab in Jowzjan, capture Balkh City and District, along with Chimtal and Kishindih Districts in Balkh without a fight, capture Imam Sahib and Char Dara in Kunduz without much of a fight, along with Khanabad in the same province. In Paktia, they captured Laja Mangal and Laja Ahmad Khel, and captured Shahjoy DHQ in Zabul.
In Herat, ANA recaptures Gulran DHQ.
US Patrol In Syria Blocked By Line Of Russian Commandos
Over the weekend, a US military patrol in northeastern Syria was blocked by the Russian military and forced to turn back to where they came from. The US reportedly violated existing security deals with Russia.https://twitter.com/timand2037/status/1406738400447631364https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnppjkFLj-o
>Breaking: four Turkish soldiers were reportedly wounded by Syrian Army shelling on their position at Tal Badran, south of Kansafra. >One of the wounded is said to be in serious condition.https://twitter.com/syria_map/status/1407616000372183047http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.650802&lon=36.483230&z=18&show=/38975400/Tall-Badrān
Two other TAF positions reportedly targeted with artillery aswell.
SAA artillery is still active and RuAF bombed something (with jets) west of Idlib city today.
>>311194>The drone air force has fired a wide and specific military operation targeting a training camp of Saudi-American aggression coalition in the Al-Wadeah area with ten Qasef- 2K drones targeting the command post , training sites, mobilization sectors&other sites inside the camp>The operation lead to the killing and wounding of more than 60 mercenaries of the aggression, including leaders, in addition to the death of a number of Saudi officers.>its scenes will be broadcast later.https://twitter.com/Yahya_Saree/status/1408132245370572813
Now that Raisi won, dare I say...
I guess we'll find out shortly after the upcoming Astana meeting next month, i don't know enough about his stance on roachland but finally reclaiming Fu'ah and Kafriya would be a top-tier political victory.
Afghan Shitmupdate & Districtmupdate - Taliban blitz continues.
Baghlan: Taliban march right to the gates of Puli Khumri from the north but doesn't enter. They seize Nahrin, Dushi, Khinjan, Barfak Districts and HQs.
Faryab: "Complete collapse", reducing the gov't to ONLY Maymana.
Ghazni: Taliban is in control of Qarabagh DHQ.
Paktia: Taliban offensive seizes control of the entire eastern half, but ANA recaptures Ahmadabad, Sayyid Karam, and Mirzaka DHQs.
Badakhshan: Taliban takes control of Khash District.
Logar: Taliban takes Azra District.
Kunduz: Taliban takes Shir Khan Crossing, and ANA recaptures Aliabad DHQ.
Daykundi: ANA recaptures two hamlets in Pato District.
Nawur and Arjistan districts of Ghazni are under full Taliban control.
Pls re edit your map.
You should take a look at long war journal.https://public.tableau.com/views/TalibanControlinAfghanistan/MapExport?:showVizHome=no
>>311077>Reports that the shelling targeted the Turkish Army base in the occupied al-Qastoun school campus>This is the fifth Turkish base targeted in the past 48 hours and there has been no response from Turkey; it is not believed that Turkish artillery has shelled any Syrian Army positionshttps://twitter.com/syria_map/status/1408334612191924229
>IED hit car near Salqin city, Idlib>pro-militants’ accounts report says a senior official in the TIP was targeted and died in hospital, https://twitter.com/Bosni_94/status/1408377020178968580http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=36.137216&lon=36.454053&z=15&show=/8022843/Salqin
Locals lost patience with foreigners after HTS arrested "baath loyalists" from the town? 🤔
>https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/even-taliban-are-surprised-how-fast-they-re-advancing-afghanistan-n1272236>Even the Taliban are surprised at how fast they're advancing in Afghanistan>WASHINGTON — The Taliban are advancing at lightning speed across Afghanistan as U.S. troops withdraw. They now control a third of the country, are fighting for control of 42 percent more — and may even be slowing their advance on purpose.>A Taliban commander in Ghazni province told NBC News that he and fellow fighters were surprised at the speed of their advance and had avoided capturing some targets so as not to run afoul of the U.S.>According to Afghan media reports, eyewitness accounts and statements from local Afghan officials, the Taliban are advancing in rural areas and near Kabul. They now hold almost twice as much of Afghanistan as they did just two months ago, raising fresh doubts about whether the Afghan government can survive once U.S. forces depart by Sept. 11.>Since May 1, days after President Joe Biden announced the withdrawal of U.S. troops, the Taliban have captured 69 of the country's 407 districts, including territory in northern provinces once seen as off-limits for the insurgency and a stronghold for the government, according to Bill Roggio, editor of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies' Long War Journal. The Taliban now hold 142 districts, and are fighting for control of about 170 more.>"The Taliban are putting significant pressure on the Afghan government by their operations in the north," said Roggio, who keeps a running tally of how much territory the Taliban controls.>By seizing ground in far-flung areas in the north, including a border crossing with Tajikistan, the Taliban are forcing the Afghan security forces to balance stretched resources as they try to hold off the insurgents elsewhere in the country, including in provinces near the capital Kabul, he said.
"The Taliban has nearly doubled the number of districts it controls, has captured key areas and military bases, and demoralized segments of the Afghan security forces and the government," Roggio said.
how can shartey compete?
By the looks of it the houthis are attempting to advance in Marib again.
>>311351>The Taliban are advancing at lightning speed across Afghanistan as U.S. troops withdraw
Based Maybe the flow of opiates into the us will slow down now.
>>311351>taliban conquer afganistan>taliban renames it talibastan>america returns to conquer talibastan
The burgers are very aware that the taliban will recapture most if not all of Afghanistan when they leave, "re-conquering" what has been lost after leaving would be an inconceivably retarded waste of resources.
Also, there's no oil in Afghanistan.
If there are rumors of talk between k*rds and Damascus in the near future, i won't drop my jaw if the burgers leave Syria shortly after.
Repeating the Iraqi K*rdistan scenario won't be possible because of the roaches' not-so-diplomatic policy towards syrian and leftoid k*rds.
I reckon the burger mission of being a thorn in the side of Russian and Iranian interests in Syria isn't having the desired effect when factoring in the price they're paying to keep it up. Atop of t*rkish policy dividing the k*rds (coercing Barzanistan to allow t*rkish crackdown against PKK in Iraq etc), Iran could easily up the ante with their proxies in Iraq making the logistics of keeping SDF alive even more of a nightmare.
That should leave al-Tanf, with Iran having easier access to the Syria-Iraq border from the Euphrates to the northen point of Nineveh, the value of blocking the Baghdad - Damascus highway would depreciate drastically.
Funnily enough, Jordan received Syrian diplomats recently...
>al-Tanf S O O N
>every (not quite, but good enough) inch
If there's no oil why did America get involved in the first place? What was America thinking?
The real goal in Afghanistan was to isolate Iran and to enable an invasion if everything went according to plans.
Theoretically it could've been used as a spring board into the ex-Soviet central Asian "stans" as well.
They went in to protect i*rael interests like the good little bitches they are.
The Poppies used to make opium are abundant there as well,so in my eyes securing the poppies was imperative in getting millions of white americans hooked on heroin.
>In #Baghdad, a Summit uniting #Jordan King & #Egypt President to talk about increasing economic, commerce and trade in the first place, electricity supply, oil export and security.>Baghdad hosted in the last 2 months meetings between #Iran and #SaudiArabia, Jordan & Egypt>This is the first time an Egyptian President visits #Iraq since 1990. President Sisi arrived and was welcomed by Iraqi President Barham Saleh. The King of Jordan is due to arrive at Baghdad airport in the next half an hour.https://twitter.com/ejmalrai/status/1409055071044882433
Iran? Why would they want to isolate Iran?
Because they've been bad goys since 1979.
Houthis causing chaos on the Alam front northwest of Marib with Insane toyota warfare + sweet hits with ATGM and SPG-9:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs5X8pN8FqQ
Regaining control over Duhaydah:http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=16.050061&lon=45.482626&z=15&m=bs&show=/40300089/Duhaydah-al-Aqir
>Vehicle park left intact in Muqur #Ghazni #Afghanistanhttps://twitter.com/RisboLensky/status/1409208515231682561
Imagine being a NATO zogbot who has fought in Afghanistan and seeing shit like this.
>Ansar al-Tawhid takes responsibility for shelling Qardaha, the home town of the Assad family, with Grad missiles "in response to the shelling of our Muslim brothers in the liberated areas"https://twitter.com/syria_map/status/1409233811154558982
The shiny 40 km range GRAD rockets the "FSA" received from the burgers via T*rkey back in 2016 are still around and in jihadi hands huh.
Better use them now when they're still in range of alawite heartland i guess.http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.456685&lon=36.055970&z=15&show=/23239850/Qardaha
>>311422>2 Rockets landed in empty area,no damagehttps://twitter.com/200_zoka/status/1409260702511124481
They might have longer range, but they're still Grad rockets.
Another failed attempt at capturing Jabal Balaq al-Qiblihttps://twitter.com/Marib_11/status/1409268091561914370
Filmed from defensive positions atop the mountain:http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=15.406603&lon=45.201616&z=15&gz=0;452077746;154054858;0;76953;148057;0;148057;0
Not sure why the houthis are dead set on tackling the mountain head on, is it really the best option available?The angle on my google earth screenshot and the programs rendition of mountains isn't perfect but the background matches the end of the video.
>>311441>US airstrikes targeted two positions in #Syria and one position in #Iraq near the al-Qaim border crossing, hitting Iranian-backed militia units. Per pro-PMU Sabereen News, four members of the PMU 14th Brigade were killed in the strikes>The 14th Brigade is associated with Kataeb Sayyed al-Shuhada, a unit that has consistently performed operations across the border and has been targeted by the US before.https://twitter.com/SchoenbornTrent/status/1409294537613266956
Reminder that President Sisi of Egypt and King Abdullah II of Jordan visited Iraq today, the airstrikes are just a very blunt message.
here's a 23 minute video of the fighting. You can either go to youtube (requires login for age verification) or their website.https://twitter.com/MilitaryMediaY0/status/1409133420425404422
I tend to not use LWJ as a source for Ghazni since some of their sources on the situation in Ghazni (namely Nawur, Ajristan, and that area) was all the way back in 2018.https://twitter.com/solhnews/status/1402461369929195522
(dated this month)
The gov't clearly controls Nawur since they wouldn't retreat to an enemy-controlled district. Furthermore, both Nawur and Ajristan are Hazara-majority areas, so I'm inclined to mark Ajristan as gov't-controlled unless clearly proven otherwise.https://twitter.com/Natsecjeff/status/1277619208663293964
This summer 2020 post is literally the latest news about Ajristan unfortunately, and I can't trust a year-old tweet as a source on the current situation since too much can change in a year. This month alone is the perfect example of how too much can change in a month.
>>311351>They now control a third of the country
That's a very low estimate tbh. Try 55% as an absolute minimum, and 70% as an absolute maximum.
Also what that article doesn't mention is that the Taliban are capturing district after district because the gov't forces in the north and partly in the south are surrendering them without a fight, which smells of a high-level deal made with the Taliban. Balkh City and Baghlan City fell without a fight, and so did the remainder of Faryab save for Maymana.
Location was the goal, yes, since it's a crossroads country between four continental regions. But there's also the mineral resources in the northeast.>This diverse geological foundation has resulted in a significant mineral heritage with over 1,400 mineral occurrences recorded to date, including gold, copper, lithium, uranium, iron ore, cobalt, natural gas and oil.>Afghanistan's resources could make it one of the richest mining regions in the world.>According to a joint study by The Pentagon and the United States Geological Survey, Afghanistan has an estimated US$7 trillion of untapped minerals.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mining_in_Afghanistan
That's right. Not 7 million. Not 7 billion. 7 TRILLION DOLLARS.
A quick Shitmupdate & Districtmupdate
Taliban capture Shortepa DHQ in Balkh, but ANA contests Dehdadi.
Taliban captures Rostaq District in Takhar without a fight
Taliban captures Shinwari in Parwan
Taliban controls Kohi Safi in Parwan
Taliban captures Muqur in Ghazni and consolidate control over Qarabagh District.
Taliban captures Feroz Nakhchir in Samangan
Taliban captures Chak and Saydabad in Wardak
Taliban captures Khoshhammond in Paktika
Taliban captures Maywand in Kandahar
Taliban marches up to the eastern outskirts of Sheberghan and besieges Khwaja Du Koh DHQ in Jowzjan
Taliban holds the line against an ANA counterattack at Andkhoy, but ANA captured Khan Chahar Bagh in Faryab.
ANA recaptures Dushi and Khinjan in Baghlan
Corrected situation in western Kandahar.
forgot to add Taliban captures Zurmat DHQ in Paktia
are the taliban in the north mostly locals?
Nawur and Arjistan of Ghazni and Miran of Wardak are under full talib control
Nawur and Arjistan of Ghazni and miran of wardak is under
full Talib control
Nawur & Arjistan of Ghazni & miran of wardak under full taliban control
Ariha and Jabal Zawiya getting shelled
Airstrikes targeting houthis around Mashjah, Talat al-Hamra and Jabal Haylan:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpY0NyLpN_A
>>311446>Confirmed by Ayn al Furat: Iranian-backed militiamen have (and are) shelling the American base in Omar Oil Field.https://twitter.com/N0tWoofers/status/1409562180651991051
>>311484>American aircraft are active in the vicinity of Omar Oil Field >Currently no American casualties at the base but there is a fire currently burning from material damage. Movement of militias in Mayadin is noted and more fire is expected.
>>311484>Confirmed: the Americans have bombed positions of Iranian-backed militiamen in and around Mayadin>Now: The American base in Omar Oil Field has again been shelled. American aircraft have reportedly hit artillery pieces around Mayadin.https://twitter.com/N0tWoofers/status/1409572899850264577
(x) until we get visual confirmation
It's been confirmed, now they're clashing across the Euphrates
When it comes to the Euphrates, text is not enough to confirm anything.
Oh fuck, just when I though that the TDF were 35IQ 10 thumbed cripples the EDF has backflipped off a cliff.
This is making me reconsider my scepticism towards the efficacy of their ambushes. This went from 0 to 100 in a flash.
Tigray's geography is very conductive to insurgency. The initial 'victory' was pretty hollow. Instead of limiting the conflict to TPLF, Tigrayans as a whole were targeted. Bringing in Eritreans and Amhara militias was pretty stupid.https://twitter.com/MapEthiopia/status/1409619657724731398
EDF declared a ceasefire.
>Syria's Largest US-Occupied Oil Field Comes Under Missile & Mortar Attack>A US military base at Syria's occupied Omar oil field in Deir Ezzor province has come under attack by unknown groups following last night's Biden-ordered airstrike on militia bases along the Syria-Iraq border. Western sources are reporting it as "revenge" by "Iran-backed militias" for the Sunday night US military action against pro-Iranian encampments along Syria's eastern border, which left multiple militia members dead.>Syrian state news agency SANA has confirmed that US forces at the oil field have come under attack by "unknown" militants, further as Kurdistan media source Rudaw News has cited US-backed SDF sources which have also confirmed a mortar attack. The US coalition later indicated no casualties resulted.https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/syrias-largest-us-occupied-oil-field-comes-under-missile-mortar-attackhttps://twitter.com/OIRSpox/status/1409596661698117632https://twitter.com/nafisehkBBC/status/1409576997450289155https://twitter.com/nafisehkBBC/status/1409578762778316806https://twitter.com/JasonMBrodsky/status/1409575696524103687
A unilateral 'ceasefire', very classy.>>311515> very conductive to insurgency.
I had no idea it would happen this quickly, with so little resistance.
Yeah, unilaterally. There hasn't been any response by the TPLF AFAIK. Hopefully food relief can quickly be supplied to the region. >>311524
The recent offensive (Operation Alula) lured them into central Tigray where the Tigrayans sprung their trap. A lot of videos have been coming out over the past week of large numbers of Ethiopian POWs. https://twitter.com/WeyaneSalsay/status/1408447376487071744
This is the namesake of the offensive: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ras_Alula
>The 16th round of Astana talks on Syria will be held from July 7-8 in Kazakhstan’s capital
>The Bab al-Hawa border crossing will be blocked from receiving UN Aid on July 10
>>311572>artillery works in Zawiya >friendly UAV's over Zawiya and Idlib city >militants once again targeted Jurinhttps://twitter.com/Bosni_94/status/1410172103861620736>Opposition forces were able to repel an infiltration attempt by the Syrian regime forces last night on the Afes axis in the eastern countryside of #Idlib.https://twitter.com/OGNreports/status/1410131082339573770
>>311626>Lavrov announced that Russia and Turkey agreed on a demilitarized zone in Idlib. A few days ago, Syrian sources had claimed that the withdrawal of the opposition from several regions could be requested. Russia seems to be gaining an advantage for an operation.https://twitter.com/leventkemaI/status/1410254750952607746>SAA target heavy artillery around the village of San in the southeast Idlib countrysidehttps://twitter.com/Amazon1Amazon/status/1410221304402358273>SAA target heavy artillery around the village of Sarmin in eastern Idlib countryside nowhttps://twitter.com/Amazon1Amazon/status/1410248927132237826
Qualitative scenes of the targeting of an aggression camp in Al-Wadeah with 10 Qasef 2K planes, "The launch and the scenes of injury"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUBFJi_Sag0
some burger golems were whacked by someone in Qatar/UAE.
Supposedly as revenge kill for Soleimani.
Assad hater big mad
RuAF drone strike in Ariha, presumably another big shot HTS member was the target like in the strike back in June.https://twitter.com/200_zoka/status/1411037273727156231
>Syria: Russian Reconciliation Center: Terrorists are preparing in cooperation with the "White Helmets" to simulate a chemical attack>Syria: Russian Reconciliation Center: Terrorists transport 10 containers of toxic materials to Idlib Governorate https://twitter.com/MIG29_/status/1411055913574744069
>>311379>Autonomous Administration: We are ready for dialogue with Damascus, but taking into account the privacy of our regions and the sacrifices made in the first place against terrorism.https://twitter.com/NPA_English/status/1411271761405124612>Preparations for elections in NES are underway, with a high electoral committee & electoral law to be finalized soon. Officials say elections will take place before the end of 2021.https://twitter.com/RojavaIC/status/1411239662631493633
I heard that the Taliban captured a huge amount of land recently, is this true, Ebin-kun?
pic related was posted on /pol/ yesterday
It alll returns to nothing...
It all keeps..
>One Month, 700 Humvees and Trucks: Afghanistan’s American Military Vehicles Fall Into Taliban Hands>The confirmed vehicle losses notably include:>270 Ford Ranger light trucks>141 Navistar International 7000 medium trucks>329 M1151 and cargo-bed configured M1152 Humvees. These variants feature enhanced armor protection and more powerful engines.>21 Oshkosh ATV mine-resistant armor-protected vehicleshttps://anti-empire.com/one-month-700-humvees-and-trucks-afghanistans-american-military-vehicles-fall-into-taliban-hands/
Something went kablooey near Omar Oil Field about an hour ago and nobody knows why
Same at Conico oil field, supposedly it's training exercises.
>>311946>>311947>Reports come in about two rockets, images come out with smoke. SDF spox gets asked what happened. He confirms two rockets landed. Hour later Deir ez Zor Military Council comes out and says it’s bomb disposal
Update on the map>>311903
Oh, thanks, yes, that's the map's source. It seems the Taliban control a bigger population than the Afghan government.
>>311899>NOOOOOOOOOO NOT THE HECKIN PUPPET GOVERNMENT! YOU CAN'T OVERTHROW THE GOOD BOI ZOG MACHINE WITH YOUR SYSTEM BASED ON 2000 YEAR OLD VALUES!!!!
The numbers flipped, hype.
>BREAKING: Reports rockets have landed in Ain Al Assad Air base, the Americans biggest base in Iraqhttps://twitter.com/Conflicts/status/1412026539718418435
>Military reinforcements of the Hawashem regiment (Tiger Forces) arrive to the fronts of Jabal Al-Zawiya in Idlib countryside
I'll work on mupdates tonight, last mupdate being June 27th
Afghan Shitmupdate & Districtmupdate
Too much to list, the main features are Badakhshan collapse, and Taliban closing in on Taloqan and Kandahar.
OH SAY CAN YOU SEE?>>312025>>312028
Thanks Ebin, love your work!
wait, this gif is better.
Imagine believing ZOG isn't real
>>312017>Idrone attack at #Erbil Airport.>Militant affiliated channels are reporting at least 20 projectiles used in the attack against #US coalition forces based at #Erbil Airport, at this moment in time the figure remains unconfirmed.>3 drones and 20 rockets reportedly used in this evenings attack.https://twitter.com/AuroraIntel/status/1412511724914216960
>*proceeds to take deeeeeeeep breath*
B R U H https://twitter.com/InfoWarriorNews/status/1412466078777856001
Afghan Shitmupdate & Districtmupdate
Taliban takes control of Muqur DHQ in Baghdis, Chisti Sharif and Ghoriyan Districts in Herat, Delaram in Nimruz, and significantly enough: Wakhan District (and the Wakhan Corridor) in Badakhshan after sending just 4 fighters to make a deal with the locals.
>>312127https://twitter.com/N0tWoofers/status/1412518822549114893>What does this footage confirm? I am 97% sure this is from Afrin.
that was 3.9MB so probs the last one I can upload here.
Upload limit is 55MB, so you still have a while to go.
Oh well, maybe another time...
>BREAKING: Rocket attack reported against Green Zone in Baghdad. This is the 4th attack in the last 24 hours against US installations in Iraq.https://twitter.com/Conflicts/status/1412914115090292739
>An explosion has occurred at Jebel Ali Port, #Dubai, #UAE. Initial reports are of an incident involving an oil tanker
Astana talks brought nothing new to the table.
Russia didn't go through with blocking UN aid to Idlib, but by the looks of it they haven't given up on the M-4 either.
Houthis giving hell to AQAP
cleaning east and west sites of Al-Baydahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ntt-5nMnoshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwN7H4gvVqA
A map of the Al-Zaher fronts, south of Al-Bayda Governorate, on Thursday, July 8, 2021 AD
The map shows that the forces of #Sana'a took control of the center of Al-Zahir District and other areas during the past 12 hours.https://twitter.com/aalnaasi/status/1413226450036183046
A map showing the field situation in southern Al-Bayda today, Friday 9 July / 2021 ADhttps://twitter.com/aalnaasi/status/1413566369287786502
A map showing the control of the forces of #Sana'a over many areas such as Al-Muhsun, Al-Ghoul, Mithsi, Jabal Aswad Al-Ghurab, and the battles approaching Al-Burman, Al-Habj, and Ainah.
Saturday, July 10, 2021 ADhttps://twitter.com/aalnaasi/status/1413638197641351168
Afghan Shitmupdate & Districtmupdate
Taliban captures Garmsir DHQ in Helmand, squeeze in on Kandahar City after capturing Takhteh Pul, capture Tuywara, Shinkot, and Du Layna Districts in Ghor, capture Malistan DHQ in Ghazni and close in on and enter the outskirts of Ghazni City, take over Sheikh Ali in Parwan, capture Alishing DHQ in Laghman, and capture Kahmard DHQ in northern Bamyan.
IN THE DAWN'S EARLY LIGHT
All the withe parts is Taliban????m
>White house coordinator for MidEast, Brett McGurk has informed Iraqi officials that US troops will withdraw from Iraq. >“step by step”, sources tell me.>“First combat troops will leave and then others” he has told his Iraqi hostshttps://twitter.com/nafisehkBBC/status/1415671823824429057
Called it >>311379
>>312858>UPDATE/ here is from US officials
A senior US official denies what Iraqi official sources told me saying that: “The discussions today focused on the upcoming strategic dialogue and strengthening the US-Iraqi partnership.”https://twitter.com/nafisehkBBC/status/1415691718041739267>“This info is FALSE ” a Senior US official tells me.
Although in Iraqi PM office statement it has also mentioned that during the meeting “mechanism for withdrawal of combat troops” has been discussed.https://twitter.com/nafisehkBBC/status/1415693900514271239
>>312875>strategic dialogue and strengthening the US-Iraqi partnership
I'm sure the partnership will reach new heights once the last plane leaves Iraqi airspace.
Rare Ethiopia Shitmupdate. Yes, I don't have nearly as much time as I used to.
And yes, TDF completely reversed their fortunes in this war, they've pushed the EDF out of large chunks of the Tigray region.
This is a fucking Libya-tier reversal for Ethiopia, and that's with foreign intervention on Ethiopia's side not on Tigray's side.
This map is from late March.
WHAT SO PROUDLY WE HAILED
Which side are we supporting in Ethiopia? It's Africa so it doesn't really matter, but if the US is supporting the Ethiopian government, I guess they are the baddies?
no one so far
not every conflict is baddies and goodies, sometimes it's just neutral/irrelevant
I'm pro breakup of Ethiopia personally.
Besides the daily shelling on Idlib, yesterday SAA also started shelling the town Darat Izza and other villages in western Aleppo countryside.http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=36.273757&lon=36.859474&z=13&show=/13800038/Darat-Izza
Not long ago T*rkey sent reinforcement via Idlib to western Aleppo but i assumed they went further south...
Considering how easily SAA and friends could've captured Darat Izza and the Sheikh Barakat mountain during the last offensive (only held back by Russian orders) and what a massive damage losing that mountain would do to T*rkeys little Ottoman larp, i reckon threatening to advance here could be a good persuader for surrendering the M-4 highway.
White helmets got a krasnopol facial
Aleppo city got shelled with T*rkish 122mm rockets.
Weird, the houthis lost alot of countryside territory in Rahabah district (south Marib) and shortly afterwards pop up at the border of Beihan district along the only other paved road leading to the Ataq-Marib road.
Anyone know what the fuck's been going on in CAR? Just skimmed the wiki article and saw these.
>tfw no new captcha on mlpol
Sure, we can overwhelmingly support one side. Another way I could have asked the question would be "which side is anti-American?" or "Which is the red side?"
>>313570>That Afghan map.
Oh my, how times have changed...
AT THE TWILIGHT'S LAST GLEAMING?
Ethiopia Shitmupdate - TPLF pushes the fight into Ethiopia proper
RuAF has been working hard blowing up caves on the Kabani front (Jabal Akrad) lately, 7 strikes within an hour this morning.
They've been dropping some meaty bunker busters here three days in a row now.
Ya know I wanted gainz, but...
>>313861>TPLF pushes the fight into Ethiopia proper
Wow, still in awe at the reversal they pulled.
Will you be expanding the map's coverage with these conflicts too?>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benishangul-Gumuz_conflict>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afar%E2%80%93Somali_clashes
>>314446>swift and practical
I'm fine with it.
What makes them think the Taliban will give a shit?
They don't feel like they did their job unless they are screeching, which is their job
Take a hike UN.>>314457
Afghan Districtmupdate (shitmaps are on hold pending a wikipedia resolution that can affect all shitmaps)
Taliban retakes Karukh in Herat, and clashes are reported inside Herat, Kandahar, and especially Lashkargah cities.
🐀قال الإيقاع إنه يمكننا البقاء في جدران المطبخ ، إذا صلينا لجيلان كريستول ، أظهر الولاء للملكة كادينس ، وبعد ذلك ربما ستسمح لنا بالعيش.🐀
😺نه ، من نمی خواهم موش ها با من زندگی کنند. من سفیدپوست ، کاتولیک و جمهوری خواه هستم. موش ها زیر سر من هستند ، مگر این که به آرامی مرا بغل کنند و مانند خدا مرا ستایش و پرستش کنند. سپس ، ممکن است مسلمانی را در نزدیکی خانه تحمل کنم.😺
And for good measure: Itheann cait lucha, san fhiáine. Ach is peataí Kitty í, an Firestar.
Sanaa army spokesman Yahya Saree visited the front in northern Na'man District, at Aqabat Al Qanadah overlooking the valley and road leading to Beihan.http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=14.683903&lon=45.597339&z=15&gz=0;455930256;146837374;0;0;151920;61854
Unclear if the houthis have advanced into the villages in the valley or not.
>Jets crossing over Lebanon, explosions being heard are fighters breaking the sound barrier over the Israel-Lebanon borderhttps://twitter.com/ELINTNews/status/1423037557022015491?s=19
Afghan Shitmupdate & Districtmupdate - Taliban capture Zaranj and with it control the entirety of Nimruz Province for the first time since 2001.
>>315023>The strategic city of Sheberghan, the capital of Jawzjan province in northern Afghanistan, fell to the Taliban on Saturday after a week of clashes, sources confirmed.
Sources said Afghan forces are stationed at the provincial airport and Khwaja Dako district of Jawzjan.
The strategic city of Sheberghan, the capital of Jawzjan province in northern Afghanistan, fell to the Taliban on Saturday after a week of clashes, sources confirmed.
Sources said Afghan forces are stationed at the provincial airport and Khwaja Dako district of Jawzjan.https://twitter.com/TOLOnews/status/1423950863371063296
Afghan Shitmupdate & Districtmupdate - Taliban captures Sheberghan and the entirety of Jowzjan Province
The dominoes are falling now.
WHOSE BROAD STRIPES AND BRIGHT STARS
America right now >>311968
>>315093>We have confirmation that Kunduz and Sar-i-Pul provincial capitals have fallen to the Taliban. Govt forces control only an army base in Sar-i-Pul & the airport/army corps base in Kunduz. Clashes are going on in both cities.https://twitter.com/MSharif1990/status/1424263474146910210
Very cool.> Kunduz
Don't worry, these are just small regional provincial capitals, the ANA is just consolidating their forces, just look at the 6,000,000 dead Taliban, they are right where we want them.
https://twitter.com/Badr_ul_huda/status/1424314673386688522> #Takhar province central prison fell to the Taliban.
Early reports of another one.
I figured ANA would hold out in the major cities a little longer, how embarrassing.
SAA has begun doing a little deforestation on Kabani front.
Not a bad idea.
>>315093>Fighting resumed in #Jawzjan capital. Air strikes also reported.https://twitter.com/RisboLensky/status/1424370434624135170>Taloqan fell to #IEA ANA withdrew without further resistance towards Farkhar, most of militia troops abandoned #Takhar capital #Afghanistanhttps://twitter.com/RisboLensky/status/1424365567578869761
>British special forces on hunt for drone killers
A 40-strong team of SAS soldiers arrived in eastern Yemen yesterday.
Landing at Al Ghaydah airport in Mahra, they are said to be using local handlers, subsidised by the Foreign Office, who have knowledge of the region to help hunt the Houthi mercenaries responsible. The team also includes a specialist electronic warfare unit which can deploy resources to hoover up communications chatter.
It is feared Tehran supplied the militants with the long-range unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), to threaten international merchant vessels in some of the world’s busiest shipping lanes.
US-Israeli intelligence believe the drone was launched from eastern Yemen and directed by GPS towards the tanker before an operator took control for the final mile, directing the rocket via camera into the ship’s bridge.
The SAS team is operating with a US special operations force which was already in the region and helping to train an elite Saudi commando unit. The UK, US and Israel have condemned Iran for the attack on MV Mercer Street, though the Islamic regime denies involvement. Operated by London-based Zodiac Maritime, part of Israeli billionaire Eyal Ofer’s Zodiac Group, the vessel was heading from Tanzania to United Arab Emirates.
The UK mission will send a clear message to Iran that the UK will not tolerate such attacks in international waters.
And Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, who said he was in constant contact with British counterpart Dominic Raab, said he “noted to him the need to respond severely”.
A senior UK military source said last night: “Everything points to the drone being launched from Yemen. The concern now is that an extended range drone will give them a new capability.”
Ebrahim Raisi, dubbed the “butcher of Tehran” for his role in the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in 1988, was sworn in as the Islamic regime’s eighth president on Thursday.https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1473978/british-special-forces-yemen-drone-attackhttps://archive.ph/OW9Hq
Everything written in this article is absolute bullshit.
>>315093>Sources confirmed to us that Aibak, the provincial capital of Samangan, has fallen. It was the fifth provincial capital Taliban captured in the north. Three fell yesterday, and one the day before. #Afghanistan https://twitter.com/MSharif1990/status/1424688647727730690
>>315093>Taliban in control of the city of Farah, only the Afghan intelligence service NDS HQ is resisting, officials and residents in Farah city tells me.https://twitter.com/bsarwary/status/1425082044695068672 >ANDSF is resisting and we are fighting against the Taliban. But the governors office has fallen to the Taliban, Farah Governor Massoud Bakhtawar tells me.https://twitter.com/bsarwary/status/1425082338845790215 >#Farah city under #IEA control. #Taliban took over Governor's Compoundhttps://twitter.com/RisboLensky/status/1425074870669430788 >But like in 4 other cases, #Farah airport is not taken by #Taliban and security personnel and officials took refuge there https://twitter.com/RisboLensky/status/1425076309009604611
>>315093>Baghlan capital, Pul-e-Khumri city, also collapsed to the Taliban. Governor and security forces retreated towards the Doshi district.https://twitter.com/Zoya_nafidi/status/1425127618706231297
>>315093>The #Taliban conquered Fayzabad the capital of #Badkhshan province.https://twitter.com/TGhazniwal/status/1425175752614588420>Faizabad, the former headquarters and rear area of the Northern Alliance, has fallen to the Taliban. The north is now in a state of general collapse. 7 of 9 provincial capitals under Taliban control. Only Mazar-i-Sharif and Maimana are left. Maimana may not last long.https://twitter.com/billroggio/status/1425200148196507651
Afghan Shitmupdate & Districtmupdate - Taliban take over 4 provincial capitals: Samangan, Fayzabad, Farah, and Puli Khumri. The north is completely cut off now.
>>315433>Aliabad handed over to #Taliban earlier today which means that all #Kunduz province officially went under #IEA control completely.https://twitter.com/RisboLensky/status/1425501115601276928
>>315433>The #Taliban have launched a four-pronged offensive in #Ghazni capital city, Taliban liberated PD2 and PD4 https://twitter.com/TGhazniwal/status/1425446237868859402>Qadas Bandar (crossing point ) and most part of the capital #Badghis city conquered by #Taliban.https://twitter.com/TGhazniwal/status/1425496076891664388
Afghan Shitmupdate - Taliban capture whole of Farah Province and whole of Kunduz Province, launch attacks on Ghazni, Tarinkot, and Qala e Naw.
https://twitter.com/TGhazniwal/status/1425677791878688782>BREAKING NEWS : Taliban liberated Ghazni capitalhttps://twitter.com/TGhazniwal/status/1425671686704320513>Taliban conquered Police headquarter in Lashkarghah city the capital of #Helmand
>>315579>#Taliban broke trough Dand square and Mirwais hospital and heading towards #Kandahar centerhttps://twitter.com/RisboLensky/status/1425797569834323978>#Taliban entered Mohammad Agha center without fight #Logarhttps://twitter.com/RisboLensky/status/1425798708172574728
>>315579>Ismail Khan was besieged in western part of the city as Taliban cut government forces into multiple pockets and defeat them or forced them to surrender one by one, they surrendered the city. #Herat https://twitter.com/Paktyaw4l/status/1425838914124738565>Ismail Khan missing from action in Herat. Taliban very cleverly captured large parts of the city including key govt buildings.https://twitter.com/Natsecjeff/status/1425844545527369728
>>315675>Taliban take Herat, Afghanisatan's third-largest city, government forces and administration retreated: security officialhttps://twitter.com/AFP/status/1425847266385010692
>>315579>Taliban captured the Qala-e-Naw city, the capital of Badghis province. Below footage shows weapons and ammunition seized by the militants from the police headquarters.https://twitter.com/Zoya_nafidi/status/1425874656024616966
>>315579>Lashkar Gah in Helmand has basically fallen to the Taliban too acc to a local source... he says army forces have all retreated to one basehttps://twitter.com/SecKermani/status/1425903131930550274>The #Taliban conquered #Helmand capitalhttps://twitter.com/TGhazniwal/status/1425880051992743937
>PSAKI: “The Taliban also has to make an assessment about what they want their role to be in the international community.”>What?https://twitter.com/townhallcom/status/1425511981277134855
>WARNING FROM U.S. EMBASSY
Saigon 2 developing.
Afghan Shitmupdate & Districtmupdate
Taliban capture Qala e Naw, Herat, Lashkar Gah, Kandahar, and Ghazni. They're also closing in on Pul-e Alam in Logar.>>315607>>315673>>315675>>315680>>315697>>315713>>315782
There's also substantial ISKP presence in Kunduz. They attacked the army and Taliban in Kunduz city multiple times during the last few weeks.https://twitter.com/Natsecjeff/status/1425894514691035137
ISKP also claimed responsibility for this blast in Herat city.https://twitter.com/Natsecjeff/status/1422249406242377732
They say it was a Shi'a gathering.
Taliban took Yahya-Khel district in Paktika.https://twitter.com/Akhundzada111/status/1425975892568838154
Clashes were reported there a couple days ago, as well as in Surobi and Mata-Khan.https://twitter.com/AshrafghaniS1/status/1425010947161219102
THROUGH THE PERILOUS FIGHT
By the way, our edits (your images and my gif) for the Northern Syrian offensive also made it into the 2019 wiki summary video, in case you weren't aware.>https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikipedia_-_Edit_2019.webm
>>315795>Firozkoh, the capital of Ghor province, fell to Taliban without a fight. Another surrender deal was reached. #Afghanistanhttps://twitter.com/Natsecjeff/status/1426071235524501504
>There are unconfirmed news from many sources that Amrullah Saleh has left for Tajikistan. His party members from Green trend have accepted that he has gone to Tajikistan via a helicopter last night & will appear in a video message today.https://twitter.com/KhalidAmiri01/status/1426097311638302722
>America’s Global War on Terror ends with a humble request: “Please don’t kill us.”https://twitter.com/michaeldweiss/status/1425956841457135621>U.S. Asks Taliban to Spare Its Embassy in Coming Fight for Kabul
The demand seeks to stave off an evacuation of the embassy by dangling aid to future Afghan governments — even one that includes the Taliban.https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/12/us/politics/taliban-afghanistan-us-embassy.htmlhttps://archive.ph/1azj0
p - please spare our embassy!
Nooo! Taliban! Please don't kill us!
https://edition.cnn.com/politics/live-news/afghanistan-taliban-us-troops-08-12-21/h_06e37dbfe7a8fa41303b028b153ba6c0>US to send troops to help evacuate personnel in Afghanistan, as Kandahar becomes latest city to fall
second biggest city in the country
that's a wrap, taliban will be in control of kabul before 2022
>>315795>Daykundi province seems to have surrendered to the Taliban without fighting.https://twitter.com/Paktyaw4l/status/1426129052188938243
I'm not sure what to think, but man.
>>315795>My province has just announced they are surrendering to the Taliban without a fight, Gardez city will be spared from fighting. Scholars and tribal elders are telling government forces that the government is no more, no more fighting.https://twitter.com/Paktyaw4l/status/1426107930210971655
Apparently Paktia has also been captured.
>>315908>Apparently Saleh is still in Afghanistan. His office earlier denied reports by some journalists that he had fled to Tajikistan.https://twitter.com/Natsecjeff/status/1426155011642466309
>>315795>Pro-TB sources claim TB has entered Asmar city in Kunar province. Earlier today pro-TB accounts claimed police commander of Asmar Mr Shoaib was killed in clashes with TB and that TB captured an outpost near Asmar.https://twitter.com/Natsecjeff/status/1426216488910958593
>>315898>This is a very historic call Essentially the TB rep greets Ismail Khan and asks him to ask the other Jamiat-i-Islami members like Atta, Salahuddin, Ahmad Massoud, Qanuni Saib to make a reconciliatory deal with the TB so that we can havehttps://twitter.com/badri313_army/status/1426208952543596545
>>315795>Taliban is attacking the PD01 and PD06 of Maymana city of Faryab province right now.https://twitter.com/Zoya_nafidi/status/1426218461802373124
>>315958>Shultan and Asmar districts in KUNAR province have fallen into the hands of Taliban.” Multiple officials in Kunar and tribal elders in these districts tells me.https://twitter.com/bsarwary/status/1426216516949843969
So, is Afghanistan going to be completely Taliban operated by the end of the year?
>First 3,000 U.S. troops en route to Kabul. Taliban now 30 miles from Afghan capital and could seize it as soon as tomorrow...or next month. U.S. military planning for full evacuation and closure of U.S. embassy, if necessary: U.S. officialshttps://twitter.com/LucasFoxNews/status/1426215440603402241
>Current situation in #Afghanistan based on data I have. Maybe there's some mistake, but generally that's it
>>315795>Local sources confirm TB took over Warsaj in Takhar. Many of the ANDSF forces who had collected there after retreating from other provinces surrendered to TB while some ANDSF troops refused to surrender and retreated towards Panjshir. #Afghanistanhttps://twitter.com/Natsecjeff/status/1426193295819132930
>>315795>The governor and his entire staff in #Logar province, whose capital Pul-i-Alam fell to the #Taliban earlier today, have reportedly surrendered themselves to the Taliban.https://twitter.com/KyleWOrton/status/1426225219287633920
>Global News can confirm Canadian Special Operations Forces are gearing up to deploy to Afghanistan and evacuate Canadians at the embassy.
Sources tell Global News the embassy is being shut down and is in full rip out mode.https://twitter.com/MercedesGlobal/status/1425967808119201798
>>315976>The Kabul embassy staff have begun destroying classified documents and equipment. An internal memo called for the disposal of "American flags ... which could be misused in propaganda efforts,” https://washingtonpost.com/world/2021/08/13/afghanistan-taliban-advance/https://twitter.com/John_Hudson/status/1426253296537382919>Meanwhile, Diplomatic Security is preparing for a crisis, calling on volunteers with "High Threat, High Risk" experience for "24/7 operations supporting U.S. Embassy Kabul," per an internal memo I obtained. The subject line: "Afghanistan Task Force Volunteers Needed Immediately"https://twitter.com/John_Hudson/status/1426254123075313665
>>315921>Bad news - i have been informed while Taliban were entering the Gardez city after government officials agreed to surrender ANDSF commander ordered his men to fight. Taliban have fought their way to PD4. Taliban are calling them to surrender through mosque loudspeakers.https://twitter.com/Paktyaw4l/status/1426269274788745218>This commander is apparently linked to KPF a CIA backed militia, they don’t want to surrender looks like there will be fighting in Khost & Paktia province.https://twitter.com/Paktyaw4l/status/1426272954518810626
>From tech contractor in Kabul: "Rashid Dostum (anti-Talib warlord) is paying ANSDF Blackhawk pilots to fly north. $1million/bird. Pilot included."https://twitter.com/darksecretplace/status/1426282400267468804
>>315980>KPF and allied CIA trained paramilitary forces saying they will fight for Paktia’s Gardez & Khost city. KPF & pro-government cmdrs now Ahmadzai, Lawang, Baqi Zoy, Naqib & Totakhail now in Gardez putting up a stand. Saying they are in control of the provinces, not the government.https://twitter.com/Paktyaw4l/status/1426327129172680707>The city of Gardez initially was about to be surrendered by officials, who have no more say in the city, CIA trained paramilitary forces have taken the control over the city.https://twitter.com/Paktyaw4l/status/1426329753460645888>Tribal elders and officials have packed a deal, but was scrapped by KPF & allied forces. They said they won’t surrender the cities without a fight.https://twitter.com/Paktyaw4l/status/1426329992821149696
>>315986>Earlier today it was announced by Afghan Military Council that the fight against Taliban will be led by Dostum and Atta Noor. Dostum is on the frontline in Balkh right now. All ANDSF troops and allied forces to operate under the command of the two leaders.https://twitter.com/Natsecjeff/status/1426296363587887106
Unconfirmed, will not touch for now.>>315817
Presence doesn't necessarily translate to territory control.
Lmao, they're fucked.
Afghan Shitmupdate & Districtmupdate
Taliban take over Tarinkot (Uruzgan), Qalat (Zabul), Maidan Shar (Wardak), Chaghcharan (Ghor), and Pul-i-Alam (Logar).
They are also advancing on Asadabad (Kunar) from the northeast, and contesting Maymana (Faryab).>>315898>>315958>>315962>>315961>>315970>>315972>>315983
Afghan Shitmupdate & Districtmupdate
Corrected for pocket south of Herat surrendering
O'ER THE RAMPARTS WE WATCHED
why isnt there any combat vids from afghanistan?
KPF and allies have taken over Gardez and Khost in Paktia, the former was about to be surrendered by officials but was taken over by CIA trained paramilitaries allied with KPF.https://twitter.com/Paktyaw4l/status/1426327129172680707>KPF and allied CIA trained paramilitary forces saying they will fight for Paktia’s Gardez & Khost city. KPF & pro-government cmdrs now Ahmadzai, Lawang, Baqi Zoy, Naqib & Totakhail now in Gardez putting up a stand. Saying they are in control of the provinces, not the government.>If there is fighting it will begin very soon, the Taliban mostly launch larger ops after finishing morning prayers (now). Coming hours in Gardez & Khost are very crucial.>KPF knows they will be treated differently than ANDSF, police and other militiamen. There is alot of bad blood. If Taliban from Khost, Paktia, Paktika launch the ops, the fighting will be spearheaded by the Taliban’s most fierce fighting units.>The city of Gardez initially was about to be surrendered by officials, who have no more say in the city, CIA trained paramilitary forces have taken the control over the city.>Tribal elders and officials have packed a deal, but was scrapped by KPF & allied forces. They said they won’t surrender the cities without a fight.>At this moment there is no more “Afghan government” the government has collapsed - this is some rogue paramilitary forces taking the matters into their own hands. I have reports of preliminary clashes, if fighting begins, know that Sirajuddin Haqqani will have to green light it.
>>316043>the Taliban mostly launch larger ops after finishing morning prayers (now)
>>316023>Asadabad city, the capital of Kunar province has also fallen into the hands of Taliban. ANDSF, Governor and other officials were given "safe passage" by the Taliban to get out of the city.https://twitter.com/Zoya_nafidi/status/1426506638828081156
>>316074>Collapse in northern #Kunar Shaigal and Dangam captured after fall of Asmar yesterday #IEA forces are heading towards Asadabad. Nari also probably seized long time agohttps://twitter.com/RisboLensky/status/1426493436098646018>Shaigal HQ abandoned. #ANDSF and Admin. withdrew towards Sirkanay #Kunarhttps://twitter.com/RisboLensky/status/1426503829261008903>Police and military left Asadabad a bit earlier. Seems that withdrawal escalated into unrest #Kunarhttps://twitter.com/RisboLensky/status/1426506693786091523
>>316023>#Taliban entered #Paktika capital. Reports that Khairkot district also fellhttps://twitter.com/RisboLensky/status/1426441077716930563>Yusuf Khel and Yahya Khel in western #Paktika collapsed yesterday evening. #Taliban advancing on Sar e Hawzahttps://twitter.com/RisboLensky/status/1426494979871023109
I never thought I'd say this but I'm rooting for the taliban
>>316023>In #Daykundi officials denied that Nili fell, but Ashtarlay district did and Nomish, while #Taliban reached Sang Takh and Khedir centers. After capturing eastern #Ghor #IEA forces made blitz into northern part of provincehttps://twitter.com/RisboLensky/status/1426443224822996992>Reports that Khadir and Sang Takht fell. #Taliban are enclosing on Nilihttps://twitter.com/RisboLensky/status/1426474271950393345
any particular reason?
The afghani government is gonna get fucked for selling out their own to Jews, I might not like them and it's a dangerous thing but I'm not really weeping for the afghani government.
>>316023>#Taliban reached Gardez center and besieged police command and Thunder Corps HQ. All remaining district centers in #Paktia - Sayyid Karam and Ahmadabad were seized by #IEA forces yesterdayhttps://twitter.com/RisboLensky/status/1426452699613220867>Pro-TB sources claim Khwahan and Keran wa Menjan districts in Badakhshan were captured.https://twitter.com/Natsecjeff/status/1426474887888113664
>>316081>TB spox just claimed capturing Gardez city center. #Paktia
Looks like TB is now going to put nearby ANA 203rd Thunder Corps HQ under siege. As I reported above, last night some CIA-backed KPF units arrived to the base from Khost. This could get bloody.https://twitter.com/Natsecjeff/status/1426518202050387971
https://www.businessinsider.fr/us/us-embassy-staff-kabul-afghanistan-shred-documents-2021-8?utm_source=reddit.com>The US embassy in Kabul is shredding documents and disposing of American flags over fears the building could soon be overrun by the Taliban
amerimutts in full panic
add in wardak as well. Both will most likely fall today but Paktywal (formerly Dreamf4ll) jumping the gun alot on these reports lately.>VIDEO of recent fighting around Maidan Shahr, Wardak. The city's status is unclear to be honest. Despite earlier reports that it has fallen, it looks like the status is still contested.https://twitter.com/Natsecjeff/status/1426503661958668290
>>316023>The Taliban broke through #Mazar's defenses line and reached the city gateshttps://twitter.com/TGhazniwal/status/1426517795089551364