90424 No.219576[Last 50 Posts]
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Devs Apr 22>DeZ:IS group managed to sneak out of Baghouz Mountain region in E DeZ and cross Euphrates River reaching Al-Sayyal town where SAA spotted them. Clashes ongoing>Aleppo CS:RuAF joins SyAF in bombing HTS positions>W Aleppo city:HTS carries out operation behind SAA lines over weekend killing 19SAA soldiers&15 civis>IS reemerges in Hajin kills&injures 13 SDF fighters>Iraq sentences first repatriated ISIS terrorists from Syria to death by hanging>SAA says claims of infighting between Russian, Iranian forces is fake news>SAA lost 79 soldiers in April. 60 of them in central Sy due to IS ambushes along Palmyra and Al-Sukhneh>Syria’s naval port of Tartus will be given for lease to Russia for 49 years for economic purposes>Sri Lanka:290+ killed, 500+ injured on Easter Sunday explosions which targeted hotels& Christian churches. Officials said the perpetrators were local Islamist extremists, no group claimed attacks so far>US offers $10 million reward in hunt for Hezbollah financiers>Libya:Clashes between GNA forces and the LNA continue in Swani, Simafro and Ain Zara. Both sides accuse each other for airstrikes on civis>Houthis capture 20 military positions from saudi-led-coal in central Yemen
The call has been made
The days of shelling the Syrian coast are numbered.https://twitter.com/Syrian_MC/status/1122610716605915141
>>219584>that last ISIS pocket west of the Euphrates is purged
The LNA salient goes downward from Tarhuna to Bani Walid, not the other way around.
Though we still aren't sure if Al Urban is even still under GNA control. Or Nasman for that matter. There's no news about Bani Walid itself either, just its airport. Many sources already say Bani Walid is occupied, but it's only been published in maps, not texts.
*teleports above you*
Heh, nuffin personnel, amrika.https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=kGd7f_1556459211
escalation in venezuela
goydo supporters caught with arms shipment disguised as banana importshttps://twitter.com/ReporteYa/status/1123190947922305029
OPERATION CONDOR 2: electric muttaloohttps://twitter.com/ELINTNews/status/1123163864923815936>#BREAKING: Reports Juan Guaido has entered La Carlota Airbase in Caracas surrounded by the Venezuelan Armed Forces who have defected from Maduro
was turning into a literal banana republic part of your plan?
>#4th_Division page posted an hour ago its summary of the #Syria|n govt attacks on #Idlib & #Hama today
Includes 50 sorties, 150 rockets, 82 barrel bombs & hundreds of artillery and mortar strikes.
Numbers ofc should not be taken at face value.https://twitter.com/GregoryPWaters/status/1123308826004840448
>#Syria: more warplanes took off tonight from #Hama Airbase as bombardment of N. #Hama countryside is uninterrupted. While it remains to see if it's the prelude to a major ground Offensive, both sides are now cleraly preparing for such scenario.https://twitter.com/QalaatAlMudiq/status/1123311064425422848
>Syrian Army and paramilitary forces that have deployed to the Idlib-Hama axis so far:
-Tiger Forces (Taha, Tarmeeh, et al.)
-4th Armored Division
-5th Corps (partially)
-11th Tank Division
-SSNP (Mhardeh, Sqaylabiyeh units)
-Republican Guard (104th, 105th)https://twitter.com/leithfadel/status/1123331604494127105
>Rumors say that #Turkey and #FSA will soon start a military offensive against #SDF units in Maranaz and Malikiyah villages, Northern #Aleppo.
If this is true, we can believe that #Erdogan decided to cede (at least) a part of #Idlib foe that area.https://twitter.com/Kyruer/status/1123328005873520640
Breaking: Syrian Air Force unleashes heavy assault across Hama-Idlib axis
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) has let loose a new attack on the Hama-Idlib axis, today, targeting several areas controlled by the jihadist and Turkish-backed rebels.
According to a military source in the town of Sqaylabiyeh, the Syrian Air Force heavily targeted the militant-held areas in the towns of Kafr Naboudeh, Arima, and Tal Sakhar.https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/breaking-syrian-air-force-unleashes-heavy-assault-across-hama-idlib-axis/
Thank you mapper,>>219603>>219654>>219864>>219912
Appreciation for everyone taking part in this thread. I lurk most of the time but I try to follow the conflicts going on around the world. Wishing you all in /sg/ the best! Thank you all and good luck.
>>219654>The LNA salient goes downward from Tarhuna to Bani Walid, not the other way around.
Got a source on that? I try to avoid creating pockets unless the ground situation clearly indicates pockets.>Though we still aren't sure if Al Urban is even still under GNA control. Or Nasman for that matter. There's no news about Bani Walid itself either, just its airport. Many sources already say Bani Walid is occupied, but it's only been published in maps, not texts.
Yep, it's now or never. If they fail this time, they fail for good barring outside military intervention.>>219870
You're welcome Dutchman!
Didn't notice until now that they also partitioned Canada on that map.
Wew. Dat freudian slip.>>219952
I haven't seen them in a long time.
Any day now… Any day.
Good map timelapse of Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon.
#Russia|n airstrike on civilian positions in al-Mushirfah.https://twitter.com/Kyruer/status/1123475644422160385
#SyAF (or #Russia|n warplanes) are targeting Qalaat al-Mudiq.https://twitter.com/Kyruer/status/1123486405836062722
#SyAF (or #Russia|n warplanes) are targeting al-Muntar.https://twitter.com/Kyruer/status/1123487259846762497
#Russia|n airstrike on urban houses in al-Ankawi.https://twitter.com/Kyruer/status/1123487707328647172
#SyAF (or #Russia|n warplanes) are carrying out airstrikes on some civilian buildings in Kafr-Ein https://twitter.com/Kyruer/status/1123496359917649921
Multiple areas in Kafr Zeita getting targeted right now.
I doubt these are 'surgical airstrikes'.https://twitter.com/Kyruer/status/1123497446796156930
Goydo is reported hiding in US embassy while his 20 something strong """"army"""" is in a brazilian embassy
he's pulling an erdogan while his facilitator in the us are doing damage control>If Cuban Troops and Militia do not immediately CEASE military and other operations for the purpose of causing death and destruction to the Constitution of Venezuela, a full and complete embargo, together with highest-level sanctions, will be placed on the island of Cuba. Hopefully, all Cuban soldiers will promptly and peacefully return to their island!https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1123333506346749952>#BREAKING Pompeo says Maduro was ready to leave Venezuela until dissuaded by Russiahttps://twitter.com/AFP/status/1123340030683037696
>US stops Taliban territory tracking in Afghanistan
The US military announced it had stopped collecting data on which territory in Afghanistan is controlled or influenced by Taliban militants in comparison to the Afghan government.
The move to scratch the metrics, one of the last remaining public metrics on the war, comes as US and Taliban officials are meeting in Qatar for a fresh round of peace talks to try and end the long-running conflict.
'Limited decision-making value'
The US' Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), which overseas Afghan reconstruction efforts, announced the decision as it presented its quarterly report to Congress on Tuesday.
"The US-commanded NATO Resolute Support (RS) mission in Afghanistan formally notified SIGAR that it is no longer assessing district-level insurgent or government control or influence," the report read, adding that RS described the assessments as being "of limited decision-making value."
"RS added that there is currently no other product or forum through which district-level control data is communicated to the command," it continued.
Aghan soldiers stand near a security point while holding their weapons (picture-alliance/dpa/Xinhua/A. Kakar)
Afghan security forces are trying to prevent Taliban militants from carrying out attacks
Prior to the report's release, the head of SIGAR, John Sopko, had questioned the decision to keep the data on district control private and criticized the trend towards less openness by military authorities over their activities in Afghanistan.
"When you start hiding things like this, over-classifying … You tend to create cynicism in your populace and everybody else that you're losing, or it's bad news," Sopko said.
The last district-level data from January showed that the Afghan government controlled of influenced around 54% of the country covering 65.2% of the population, a slight drop downward from the previous population coverage of 65.2 percent.
Over the past few years, the US military has increasingly restricted public data available on Afghanistan, with President Donald Trump arguing too much information is given away. Experts worry that a lack of transparency makes it hard to evaluate the success of reconstruction measures in Afghanistan.
wow the American strategy has become "m-m-maybe if I i-i-ignore it it'll go a-a-a-away"
The CIA is not what it used to be I guess.
They tried the same thing last year.
>The response came after the top U.S. watchdog on U.S. efforts in Afghanistan issued its quarterly report to Congress on Tuesday, harshly criticizing military officials for censoring information on the number of districts under control of the government or insurgent groups like the Taliban.https://www.voanews.com/a/report-on-us-military-activity-in-afghan/4230789.html
>>219998>Aghan soldiers stand near a security point while holding their weapons (picture-alliance/dpa/Xinhua/A. Kakar)
oh no no no!!!!
>Heavy shelling by the Turkish army has been ongoing since yesterday in the Shebha region, which is heavily populated by refugees who fled Afrin following the Turkish occupation. https://twitter.com/RojavaIC/status/1123563093336961024
>Today, the villages of Bêlunîyê and Êndeqenê near Tel Rifaat were targeted by shelling from the Turkish army base in Azaz.
Malikîyah and Maranaz villages in the Şera region have been targeted by shelling and heavy guns, with at least 30 shells being launched.https://twitter.com/RojavaIC/status/1123563095069265920
>The villages of Halîsa, Medreset and Muşad were also targeted, and drones are moving overhead across the region.https://twitter.com/RojavaIC/status/1123563096704978945
its an older joke, on 4/sg/ sometimes JJ or master baker would forget to clear out captions from photos or ad content when they posted an article, so JJ would respond to either his own or the Romanian's posts with "oh no no no!"
I see.US baker, yes?
yeah its me Pingu
Good to see you mate.
Got two books for you. They were interesting reads.
>Taliban Narratives: The Use and Power of Stories in the Afghanistan Conflicthttps://b-ok.cc/book/3599734/7f0f37
>The Islamic State in Khorasan: Afghanistan, Pakistan and the New Central Asian Jihadhttps://b-ok.cc/book/3623188/191c7e
A CTC article I linked it when it was released but I think you missed it>Allied and Lethal: Islamic State Khorasan’s Network and Organizational Capacity in Afghanistan and Pakistanhttps://ctc.usma.edu/app/uploads/2018/12/Allied-Lethal.pdf
And two SIGAR reports>January 30, 2019 Quarterly Report to Congress https://www.sigar.mil/pdf/quarterlyreports/2019-01-30qr.pdf
>April 30, 2019 Quarterly Report to Congresshttps://www.sigar.mil/pdf/quarterlyreports/2019-04-30qr.pdf
As for your thoughts on Libya>>218834>will side with most on the Libya issue is who do the Israelis like most
In regards to that seehttps://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170727-israel-provided-haftar-weapons-uae-mediated/https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180703-libyas-haftar-had-lengthy-meeting-with-israeli-intelligence-officer/
though take it with a pinch of salt. The website is not exactly unbaised.
>Russians may eventually attempt to set up a dialogue in Libya between the LNA and GNC, mirroring the Sochi talks, although I don't see them having the sway to accomplish much in the same way they did by using this strategy in Syria.
It seems they might be getting their chance soon enough.
>Italian PM Conte meets with Putin and offers to work together on Libya settlement. Russia is still a swing state on Haftar’s advance towards Tripoli despite its UNSC ambiguity. The stalled operation gives a chance to Moscow to insert itself in the political processhttps://twitter.com/russia_mideast/status/1122500728143187969
>U.S. and Taliban resume talks as Kabul seeks role in peace process
American and Taliban officials resumed talks in Qatar on Wednesday aimed at ending a 17-year war in Afghanistan, while the Afghan government hosted a rare assembly in Kabul to ensure its interests are upheld in any peace deal.
The Taliban issued a statement saying the U.S. special envoy for peace in Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, had met the Taliban’s political chief Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who is heading the Islamist militants’ delegation.
“Views were exchanged about key aspects for a peaceful resolution of the Afghan issue,” its spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said.
The talks are part of U.S. President Donald Trump’s efforts to end America’s longest war, which began when U.S.-backed forces ousted the Taliban weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.
Since October, U.S. and Taliban officials have held several rounds of talks aimed at ensuring a safe departure for U.S. forces in return for a Taliban guarantee that Afghanistan will not be used by militants to threaten the rest of the world.
“It is absolutely vital that the two key agenda points - full withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan and preventing Afghanistan from harming others - be finalized,” Mujahid said.
“This will open the way for resolving other aspects of the issue and we cannot enter into other topics before this,” he said.
In this round, Khalilzad and his delegation are expected to focus on a declaration of a ceasefire as a first step to end the fighting, said a western diplomat in Kabul.
An official working closely with Khalilzad said he is expected to encourage the insurgent group to engage in Afghan-to-Afghan talks to find a political settlement to end the war, but Mujahid said the Afghan representatives were not allowed to attend the ongoing talks.
“No other side except the U.S. and Taliban representatives in the meeting, but some Qatari officials will remain present as hosts,” he told Reuters.
This week, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani convened a rare grand assembly known as the Loya Jirga to set out Kabul’s conditions for peace talks with the Taliban.
The Jirga has a purely consultative function, but it carries significance in Afghan politics and society.
An intra-Afghan meeting involving the Taliban was scheduled to take place in Doha last month but a dispute about who should participate and in what capacity prompted the Islamist group to pull out at the last minute.
The Taliban has so far refused to talk to Kabul and have labeled the Afghan government as a “U.S. puppet.”
Ghani believes that backing from members of the Loya Jirga will strengthen his bid to be recognized as Afghanistan’s legitimate representative in the peace talks.
The assembly includes 3,200 tribal elders, politicians and community and religious leaders from all 34 provinces.
But opposition politicians and government critics, including former president Hamid Karzai, are boycotting the meeting. They accuse Ghani of using it as a platform to boost his status as a leader in an election year.
Omar Daudzai, Ghani’s special envoy for peace, said at the assembly he welcomed the U.S.-Taliban talks in Qatar but Afghan voices should be heard at the negotiating table.
“The Loya Jirga is the rational and logical start of the peace talks,” he told reporters, adding that the assembly would also examine the role of foreign powers in Afghanistan.
The United States has about 14,000 troops in Afghanistan as part of a NATO-led mission, known as Resolute Support, that is training and assisting the Afghan government’s security forces in their battle against Taliban fighters and extremist groups such as Islamic State and Al-Qaeda.
Intense fighting is still going on all over the country, and while the Taliban are negotiating, they now control and have influence over more territory than at any point since 2001.https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-afghanistan-talks/u-s-taliban-resume-talks-as-afghan-government-seeks-role-in-peace-process-idUSKCN1S7354
#Lebanese news website reports that #Israel|i tanks crossed the border fence in the #Golan Heights and entered deep into the demilitarized zone
#SAA deployed forces around the area of infiltration at the al-Shahar near the border fence outside the town of Jabta al-Hashb #Syriahttps://twitter.com/islamicworldupd/status/1123649763621076994
You mean Turkey tipped them off to a possible SAA operation? I mean, the barrel bombs
would've been enough clues I think.
>>220096>You mean Turkey tipped them off to a possible SAA operation
Yep>the barrel bombs would've been enough clues I think
Eh, there was never this kind of response when SAA/RuAF bombed Idlib earlier…
As you can tell from the map it makes more sense given the terrain and so on. Most mapmakers are also in agreement about the northern salient, and generally mimic the map above in reflecting the early April stage of the offensive, but the Bani Walid airport claim is a tweet which doesn't include the invasion direction used by the LNA.
Ebin doesn't have any source material yet. I'd prefer getting CAR filled out.
>>220024>Got two books for you
thanks Pingu, the first one has been removed but I downloaded the other one, I'll try to sneak some reading of it in between the other 2 books I am focused on right now.
Browsing through the CTC and SIGAR reports right now.
unrelated but redpill me about thunder X and siberia snus
heard it's the strongest in the market
They're strong as hell and can easily cause nausea even to regular snus-users.
I used to do both but i often found myself removing the snus earlier than usual and i eventually grew to dislike the strong ass smell.
Wouldn't recommend buying more than one can if you want to try it.
>>220162>They're strong as hell and can easily cause nausea even to regular snus-users.
here i'm doing both and i barely have any effect (buzz/increase heart rate or struggle to breathe) except the need to go to shit
i think i've reached max tolerance to nicotine
time to quit i guess
If they want to do it the eco-friendly way why don't they use a Bidet? It is an invention from the 17th century that would serve that purpose without having to share used bum-cloth.
Imagine being the husband of one of the "inventors" of the reusable cloth… And then imagine all the prototypes he would have to endure before he got enough and left.
i don't think any of these inventors have husbands left during R&D
>>220289>from abu kamal to outskirts of al-tanf oil fieldhttps://twitter.com/watanisy/status/1124329699516219392
There are oil fields near al-tanf?
New map of upcoming Idlib offensive
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 P.M.) – The long-awaited battle for the demilitarized zone in northwestern Syria is set to begin in the coming days as the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies attempt to capture this area from the militant forces.
The Syrian Army offensive will specifically concentrate on the demilitarized zone area near the towns of Mhardeh and Suqaylabiyeh; they have been under attack by the jihadist rebels since the implementation of the DMZ on September 17th, 2018.https://almasdarnews.com/article/new-map-of-upcoming-idlib-offensive/
Useful map showing all the villages hit by #Russia|n and #SyAF airstrikes these days.
Many of them in al-Ghab Plain, very close to a #Turkish obseration post.
Anyway, so far, #Turkey has not said a single word on the situation.https://twitter.com/Kyruer/status/1124433694549319681
what's the logic behind that? is it haram in judaism to do vaccines because "muh diseases are meant by god" or do they come up with conspiracy theories like "the (((arab))) lobby is pushing for vaccines to mind control jews" (or whatever jewish version of conspiracy theories)
>>220301>"the (((arab))) lobby is pushing for vaccines to mind control jews" (or whatever jewish version of conspiracy theories)
no it's much simpler than that. they're completely ignorant and primitive, and they receive their orders from the chief rabbis who tell them what to do.
>But the great rabbis, led by Hagrail Steinman and Rabbi Kanievsky, instructed them not to be vaccinated. "The damage is greater than the benefit," said the rabbis, due to several cases in which serious health problems were caused by the vaccine.
odd, you'd think that rabbis would promote things that increase the orthodox population
hell even ISIS doesn't promote anti vaccine propaganda
>>220305>>220307>hell even ISIS doesn't promote anti vaccine propaganda
it's pretty bad
guess they have more in common with the talibanhttps://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/26/health/polio-worker-deaths-pakistan-intl/index.html
Just needed to get my trip on there.>>220146>>220148
Alright, I'll make the fixes.>>220149
It was never just about Syria, but…There's a civil war in Cameroon?>>220150
This, but it'll never happen.>>220193
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaany day now.>>220281>>220283
I'm not holding my breath until it actually happens.>>220291>>220292
I-I'm not holding m-my breath until i-it actually h-happens.
can't read beyond the first sentence but yeah is was known. funnily it was the french and brits who helped the most.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_weapons_and_Israel#Rift_between_Israel_and_France
not surprising considering the suez crisis
true. even the argies chimed in>The Argentine government agreed to sell Israel yellowcake (uranium oxide). Between 1963 and 1966, about 90 tons of yellowcake were allegedly shipped to Israel from Argentina in secret. By 1965 the Israeli reprocessing plant was completed and ready to convert the reactor's fuel rods into weapons grade plutonium
>>220341>can't read beyond the first sentence
are you too cheap to subscribe?
what pathetic forums are you on to find such a <50 views video, you pathetic loser?>inb4 "he said on a pony fucker site"
I spoke with the spokesman of the Turkish-backed National Army who confirmed that the military operation to liberate Tal Rifaat started!
Also Turkish media started broadcoasting about the operation:
The military operation started from two axes. One targeting Maaranaz & the other Malikiyah.
According to two FSA commanders (one tweeted, one told me via Whatsapp), Maaranaz was entered by the National Army alreadyhttp://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=36.548742&lon=37.016115&z=14
Some informations about Tal Rifaat:
- Operation was a suprise for the YPG & FSA
- Its mainly Jabhat Shamiyah who is attacking
- Suprise moment ended, YPG counter attack started
- Only Turkish artillery support
- Most likely FSA will retreat today & attack tomorrow againhttps://twitter.com/OmerOzkizilcik/status/1124691141255995393
Turkey-backed FSA rebels captured Maaranaz (near Tal Rifaat, Aleppo province) from PKK/YPG. — Turkish State-run Anadolu Agency/ @eha_newshttps://twitter.com/Ozkok_/status/1124736608929030146
Turkish artillery pounding Mennagh airbase in Northern Aleppo https://twitter.com/lummideast/status/1124736796544442369
Military Spokesman for the FSA National Army: forces have withdrawn from the villages of Mar'naz, Maalikiyah and Shuragha but the battle continues.
#FSA units, after having suffered some causalities due to snipers, mines and artillery shells, retreated. https://twitter.com/lummideast/status/1124754041546919936
Al-Suheil al-Homo al-Forces are being deployed to Idleb? :O
big booms in idlibland, tos-1 arriving in hama/idlib and roach mercs wanking at the sight of menagh
Is it now?>Pro-Assad media: "The elite forces" of the Syrian Arab Army begin a ground operation to capture the villages of western Hama villages controlled by militant groups.https://twitter.com/SyriawatanNews/status/1125300225155973120
It’s party time, bring out the hats and glow sticks.
I NEED A SHITMAP STAT
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is preparing to storm the strategic town of Kabani in northeastern Latakia, a source from the military told Al-Masdar News this afternoon.
Led by the 42nd Brigade (Ghiath Forces) of the 4th Armored Division, the Syrian Arab Army has begun shelling Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s positions around Kabani as they prepare to storm the town from the southern axis.
In addition to the Syrian Army’s shelling, the Russian Air Force is also participating in the attack on the jihadist stronghold.
According to a source near the front-lines, the 42nd Brigade is looking to capture Kabani and the remaining points under jihadist rebel control along the Idlib-Latakia axis.
If they are successful, the Syrian Arab Army will be able to cutoff the remaining jihadists in Latakia from their main supply route in the Idlib Governorate.
As of now, there has been no movement on the ground; however, this attack will likely commence in the coming hours as it is crucial to the Syrian Army’s battle plan.https://mobile.almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-armys-elite-forces-prepare-to-storm-important-town-in-northeast-latakia/http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.717772&lon=36.235485&z=15&m=bs&show=/22606821/Kabanah-Kebanî
There is now an HTS counterattack on locations just lost earlier today in northern Hama.
HTS is attacking Tel Othman in northern Hama.
HTS has retaken Tel Othmanhttps://twitter.com/NotWoofers/status/1125448323110973440
>>220631>HTS has retaken Tel Othman
Not surprising, if they "let" HTS take all the positions back again, solely to grind their numbers and materials more easily than HTS can grind the SAA's.
>>220627>It's all forest areas right
Pretty much yeah, and especially on the hilltops.
Units of the Syrian Arab Army expanded their retaliation to the frequent breaches and attacks by terrorists on safe areas in the countryside of Hama and Idleb through carrying out intensive operations against their positions and supply routes in Idleb southern countryside and Hama northern countryside.
SANA reporter in Hama northern countryside said that army units retaliated to attacks by Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and the groups affiliated to it on the safe areas through conducting concentrated bombardments on their gatherings and supply routes in the villages of Kafr Naboudeh, Abdin and Kafr Sajna in the countryside of Idleb and Hama.
The reported noted that heavy losses were inflicted upon the terrorist groups in the strikes, and their rocket launch pads, dens and fortifications were destroyed.
On Sunday, army units destroyed dens and rocket launch pads belonging to Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in al-Latamina, al-Zakat, al-Sahryia, al-Amiqa, al-Hiwash and al-Qarqour in Hama northwestern countryside, and in the towns of al-Fatira and Ehsem in Idleb southern countryside.
SAA barrel rockets launched on the summits of the Kurd mountainshttps://twitter.com/HarbiehNadie/status/1125400012437979136
I'm guessing they're targeting the jihadi fortifications guarding Kebani.
>Heavy airstrikes targeting the jihadists in Al Zawyeh mountain south west of #Idlib>Tomorrow’s morning we’ll hear good news.https://twitter.com/Syrian_MC/status/1125537490834685952
Bombing the reinforcements no doubt.
Big question if SAA decides to advance again is if they'll move across the dams northwards (in black circles, depending on the water levels (seems good) there are also a road across the reservoir (second pic) that leads to the Ancient city of Apamea/Qalaat) but i think they'll avoid fighting in the ruins.) to outflank/surround Kafr Nabbudah or try go directly for it now that they control the western road into the city.
I don't think they'll go for Qalaat al-Madiq before previously mentioned but you never know.
Breaking: Syrian Army begins long-awaited offensive in Idlib
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – Minutes ago, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) began their long-awaited offensive in the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate.
Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army stormed several points under the control of Jaysh Al-Izza and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham near the Abu Dhuhour Crossing in southern Idlib.https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/breaking-syrian-army-begins-long-awaited-offensive-in-idlib/
>>220721>Breaking: Syrian Army begins long-awaited offensive in Idlib
>Pantsir, Tor-M1 systems shot down 27 rockets militants fired at Hmeymim May 6
MOSCOW, May 7. /TASS/. Russia’s air defense systems Pantsir and Tor-M1 shot down 27 rockets the militants had fired at the Hmeymim base on May 6. Not a single shell hit the base, the Russian center for the reconciliation of conflicting parties in Syria told the media.
The center said Russia’s air defense systems on May 6 successfully countered "two strikes by multiple rocket launchers against the airbase Hmeymim from areas controlled by terrorist groups in the Idlib zone."
"Russia’s air defense systems Pantsir-S1 and Tor-M1 shot down 27 rockets. Not a single shell hit the base," the statement says.
The center said that on the same day the militants shelled the city of Jebla. Nine rockets exploded on the city’s streets and around it. The positions of terrorists’ multiple rocket launchers near Zawiya (inside the de-escalation zone Idlib) were promptly spotted and wiped out by Russia’s aerospace group and the Syrian army’s artillery.http://tass.com/defense/1057358
>Russian Hmeymim airbase in Syria twice comes under shelling by militants
MOSCOW, May 6. /TASS/. Russia’s airbase at Syrian Hmeymim came under shelling by militants twice during the day, no casualties or damages were reported, chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Oppositing Parties in Syria Viktor Kupchishin said on Monday.
"The Hmeymim airbase came under shelling from multiple missile launcher systems twice during the day, in the morning and in the evening. In both cases, shelling was conducted from the settlement of Zawiya in the Idlib de-escalation zone that is controlled by the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham group (formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra, a terrorist organization outlawed in Russia)," he said.
According to Kupchishin, a total of 36 missiles were fired, with fire being guided with the help of a drone. "The attacks were repelled by missile defense systems. No casualties or damages were reported from the base. All militants’ firing points were detected and hit by Russian warplanes and artillery units of the Syrian army," he said.
He also said that the situation in the area has deteriorated dramatically, with an increased number of ceasefire violations by militants acting in the Idlib de-escalation zone. "During the day, militants opened fire from multiple missile launcher and artillery systems at the settlements of al-Saqlabiya (thrice), Mgair (twice), Braidij (twice), Taibe al-Imam and Hamamiyat in the Hama governorate, Safsara (five times), Qalat Marza, Ikko, Ain al-Hanzir and Kastal al-Burj in the Latakia governorate, Abu al-Duhur and Niha in the Idlib governorate," he said, adding that fire was conducted from the settlements of Kbana (twice), Qalat al-Mudik (twice), Herbet al-Arus and Tuffakhiya.
The Syrian authorities continue work to amnesty people dodging military service, including refugees and former members of illegal armed groups. Thus, as of May 5, 2019, as many as 57,872 people were amnestied, he added.
The Russian reconciliation center continues to fulfill assigned tasks after the completion of the military campaign in Syria. The center’s officers regularly travel around the country's liberated areas to assess the humanitarian situation. The main efforts of the Russian military are now focused on assistance to the refugees returning to their homes and evacuation of civilians from de-escalation zones.
Sure seems like it.
All this bombardment and it goes so slow….
That Ruski merc has a VSS
>>220758>it's once again fucking nothing
imagine mai sock
Taking Tell Othman was not nothing.
Let's be patient.>>220765
Yep, good eyes.
let's wait n see
Cheers Bolandi. I look forward to seeing it.
I just finished making thishttps://pastebin.com/wA4vLPaZ
It's just a short summary on the situation in Afghanistan.
I welcome input and criticism on this.
>>220854>But later the FSA (I think Jaysh Al-Nasr) and their allies recaptured all of their lost points.https://twitter.com/leithfadel/status/1126037121104478208
Unclear if he meant today or the 2015 battle (was talking about it in the thread) but it seems the storming failed.>Russians are now pounding the HTS stronghold of Kabani in northeastern Latakia. https://twitter.com/leithfadel/status/1126036111703277568>Military Source to Me: The Syrian army controls large parts of the town of Kafr Nebudah in the countryside of Hama, amid continuing clashes in the northeastern neighborhoods of the town to secure them in full.https://twitter.com/MIG29_/status/1126050503522234368>Kafr Nabudah under armyhttps://twitter.com/watanisy/status/1126050002353172480>Syrian Army is inside of Kafr Naboudeh>Heavy clashes ongoing now. Town is likely to fall shortly.https://twitter.com/leithfadel/status/1126048732305395712
>>220859>Bombardment of all kinds of weapons on the town of Habit in southern Idlib countrysidehttps://twitter.com/anasanas84/status/1126037429893386240
Habit is directly east of Kafr Nabudah, deterring any reinforcements from going into the town i guess.http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.436477&lon=36.545978&z=15&m=bs&show=/10418007/Al-Habit
>The SAA is about to try and take Tel as Sakhr againhttps://twitter.com/NotWoofers/status/1126126841109131264
Doubt JaI can hold an attack from Kafr Nabbudah.
>>220797>the ultimate goal of overthrowing the Kabul government and ruling Afghanistan for the first time since 2001.
I'm not sure that's their goal. I'd say more like "using the gov in Kabul to steer the country". Can't really imagine a Taliban-run gov.
>the Taliban have adopted the strategy of capturing the massive rural regions of Afghanistan due to a weak government presence in those regions
Capturing may not be the right word - there's barely any presence of gov troops there. Anyway it's just semantics, but it also shows that sparsely populated areas are the aim of Taliban base of operations - that is they do not want to rule the people, rather use strategic places (mountains, caves etc)
Interesting calculations on increase in casualties too.
Generally a comprehensive article, especially for me, since I'm not following the Afgan conflict closely. Cheers buddy
Shit, HTS really did put up some resistance in Kafr Nabudah. Wonder what the casualties were on both sides.
Storming of the town seemed bloody & quick.>>220859
NLF is sum offshot of Ahrar ash-Sham + moderate headchoppers that didn't want to be labelled as Nusrats?
Are they cooperating with HTS when defending towns/points?
Also Tigers lost some guys and a field commander, F. Wander what the toll of whole operation will be.
So all fronts have moved, it's not just a skirmish - rather a large scale operation. Mein Gott! The activity of RuAF and SyAF is fantastic too.
These devs after all this sleepy time seem H U G E
Great, lack of civilians will make the air and ground barrage work fine without unnecessary sperging!>>220903
Wait, isn't 4th an armoured division? It seems weird to put them in Latakia's forest & mountain areas..
>>220905>HTS really did put up some resistance in Kafr Nabudah
Seems the resistance was very weak considering they lost the town in a couple of hours.>NLF is sum offshot of Ahrar ash-Sham + moderate headchoppers that didn't want to be labelled as Nusrats?
Turkish backed "moderate" rebels yeah.>Are they cooperating with HTS when defending towns/points?
I have no clue tbh, from what i understand it's Jaish al-Izza who defend this part of Hama and they're part of NLF BUT friendly with HTS…
Personally i don't think HTS are involved yet.>Also Tigers lost some guys and a field commander
I find it weird the casualties were posted so quickly during the battle…>>220906>So all fronts have moved
Just Latakia and Hama, hope more fronts open soon.
>>220907>Wait, isn't 4th an armoured division? It seems weird to put them in Latakia's forest & mountain areas..
4th arm div = Barrel rocket extraordinaires, it was their launchers being used the other day. I guess that's their biggest role up there.
>>220904>Dignitaries from Khan Shikhoun in #Idlib (where the CW movie took place) are talking with the SAA to hand over the city without fighting.
Unconfirmed - but makes a lot of sense. They don't have human shields there, so after RuAF razed their friends in Kafr Nabudah to the ground it would be pointless to fight. I guess morale are low and they're not many there))
By the way Khan Sheikhoun held by Nusrats or moderate headchoppers?
>>220911>Khan Sheikhoun held by Nusrats or moderate headchoppers
Last time i checked it was supposedly Nusrats controlled.
>>220908>Just Latakia and Hama, hope more fronts open soon.
Biggest chances for escalation: Aleppo and Tall Rifat. In both of these places tensions between the sides were highest of all fronts, other than Hama/Idlob.>Seems the resistance was very weak considering they lost the town in a couple of hours.
Judging from claims of high casualties on both sides and number of air sorties the resistance was real. Plus, it's not really a big town. They got RuAF'd and Tigers visited the fresh effects of agricultural works of VKS. >from what i understand it's Jaish al-Izza who defend this part of Hama and they're part of NLF BUT friendly with HTS>you'll forget al-Nusra ever existed intensifies
Guess they'll all ally when the threat is serious.>I find it weird the casualties were posted so quickly during the battle…
Da, da, it's pretty unusual!
TFSA, i think not.
Another front that should open is Abu Duhur.
Wait, so if moderates controlled Kafr Nabudah how come they used suicide bombers in the battle? >>220864
Unless it was a moderate suicide bomber..
>>220915>Another front that should open is Abu Duhur.
Ah right, I've completely forgot about that front. Yeah it could get hot there too.>TFSA, i think not.
You never know when a moderate SVBIED appears.. Kurds there won't do shit tho, that's true.
HTS wasn't in the town initially. SAA took the town from Jaish Al Izza, and HTS then counterattacked and drove the SAA from the town and it was then HTS that controlled it, but a few hours later SAA retook the town again
So it's over for today, night in Syria. Just some air raids, regrouping. Tommorow morning should be interesting!>>220918
That makes sense, thank you.
>>220922>Rebels led by Hayat Tahrir al Sham (HTS) conducted a second counterattack on Kafr Nabudah upon nightfall. Unconfirmed reports claim that they hold some or all of the city, but this cannot be verified.https://twitter.com/syria_map/status/1126217811032981505
>>220927>Jihadists are now claiming they recaptured Kafr Naboudeh.>Syrian Army denies thishttps://twitter.com/leithfadel/status/1126220946476498944
It's Tell Othman all over again…
>>220917>You never know when a moderate SVBIED appears
Nahh, TFSA are pussies.>>220916
Jihadis coming to the rescue, supposedly they're foreign fighters.
Air and artillery work heavily impaired at night.. Might be a looong night for Tigers&co there.>>220929>supposedly they're foreign fighters.
Yeah, I've read somewhere they've been heard speaking a different Arabic dialect.
I know it doesn't look like Latakia hasn't changed and that's because the one new red icon is being crowded.
->>220901>I'm not sure that's their goal. I'd say more like "using the gov in Kabul to steer the country".
Overthrowing is their goal. Period.
If the Taliban want to use them as puppets, why do the Taliban always
refuse to negotiate with them? Quite the cold treatment for people they intend to use as puppets.>Can't really imagine a Taliban-run gov.
It happened from 1996-2001, and I bet it would've stayed in power for longer than that if US hadn't invaded considering the Taliban were on their way to destroying the Northern Alliance in 2001 until US invasion.>Capturing may not be the right word - there's barely any presence of gov troops there.
Indeed, the Taliban have got to start from somewhere.>Anyway it's just semantics, but it also shows that sparsely populated areas are the aim of Taliban base of operations - that is they do not want to rule the people, rather use strategic places (mountains, caves etc)https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/resource-documents/12269.pdf
Read this pdf: the Taliban intend to rule. And I ask you: why would the Taliban be establishing diplomatic relations with neighboring countries and appointing shadow governors if they did not intend to rule? And if they did not intend to rule again, why the continued fight? What happens when this fight is over - they stay in those strategic places to be a thorn in somebody else's side?>Interesting calculations on increase in casualties too.
Indeed. The casualties must increase as the gov't becomes stretched thinner dealing with numerous fronts and pockets - Imagine the pockets around Damascus on steroids - and holes open up in the frontlines the Taliban will take advantage of by way of capturing districts and capturing gov't soldiers or killing them. Then as the Taliban get their hands on more advanced weaponry - up to and including US-supplied humvees(!) - from killing the ANA or accepting their surrenders/defections, they gain a tactical edge in battles which inevitably leads to more casualties on the gov't side, which leads to more holes in the frontlines and more gov't casualties. A vicious feedback loop.>Generally a comprehensive article, especially for me, since I'm not following the Afgan conflict closely. Cheers buddy
Thanks lad. I recommend paying more attention to Afghanistan though, since it's been heating up especially in the last two years.
Cheers Abu Khattab al-Bolandi.>>220847
Thanks lad. Any input or nay?
I made a more detailed version touching on cultural issues that I can edit if and when I need to: https://pastebin.com/t7SayZmf
Nusrats. Check the Shitmap.
Reminder: Tarinkot, the provincial capital of Uruzgan province is under siege by the Taliban, making Tarinkot the first capital to be at the final phase of the strategy against the capitalshttps://twitter.com/RisboLensky/status/1123528962649600001
Heavy construction at #Hmeimim Airfield, the #Russian base near Latakia, #Syria.
#Before and #After: Heavy construction at #Hmeimim Airfield, the #Russian base near Latakia, #Syria.https://twitter.com/ImageSatIntl/status/1126359297120665600
>The SAA maintains the control over Kafr Nabudah throughout the night and into the morning of 9 May.>Whole townhttps://twitter.com/syria_map/status/1126379113445580800
The jihadis lied again? Who'da thunk it
Opposition media reporting Syrian Army entered Qal’at al-Madiq and al-Karkat village in northern Hama without any resistancehttps://twitter.com/HalabTodayTV/status/1126415621363777536
Oh my God! It's so beautiful.
I'm feeling the same emotion of September 2016.
Kafr Zayta not a target of current op?
>>220943>If the Taliban want to use them as puppets, why do the Taliban always refuse to negotiate with them?
Fair note and solid logic.>I bet it would've stayed in power for longer than that if US hadn't invaded considering the Taliban were on their way to destroying the Northern Alliance in 2001 until US invasion.
Do you think they wouldn't succumb into infighting later on? Money, drugs, faith, dogmas. Many factors.>why would the Taliban be establishing diplomatic relations with neighboring countries and appointing shadow governors if they did not intend to rule?
Another fair note.
Yeah, you've convinced me. Believe me I would've payed much more attention to Afgan, Yemen, Libya, Central Africa. Problem is I have 10-12 hours daily to do the stuff I do and Syria is all I can follow really closely.
Oh and Ukraine of course, it's natural and pretty much mandatory to follow here.
When is the name change?>>221061
>>221085>>Reports that the final TSK detachment pulled out of Idlib.
Massive if accurate.
>Rebel factions claim that they control Bab al-Taqah, al-Shariah, and al-Kirkat after heavy fighting in the Ghab plainhttps://twitter.com/syria_map/status/1126588043077541889>claim
>>221106>The groups in greater Idlib have reportedly formed a joint operations room
Not a suprise, when they're being raped badly on all fronts
Could be dangerous tho, no more easy captures
Rebel's channel says that a unified military operations room has been formed in all of IDLIB:
Turkestan Islamic Party
Ansar al-Tahwid (Supporters of Monotheism)
Jaysh al-Izza (Glory Army)
Jaysh al-Nukhba (Elite Army)
Jaysh al-Nasr (Victory Army)
Darayya Islamic Martyrs
Free Idlib Army
Imam Bukhari Battalion
>>221110>Not a suprise, when they're being raped badly on all fronts
Sure, but i think alot of groups are bound to Turkey.>Could be dangerous tho, no more easy captures
Walk in the park is no fun, we want dead jihadis!
Gib shitmap plskthx
al-Kirkat is apparently just located in the northern districts of Qalaat Al Mudiq and Mustarihah is between Jub Suleiman and Qalaat.
Meaning the frontline is something like this, who really controls these villages is unknown but for sure SAA controls nothing north of it and rebels nothing south of it: http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.454727&lon=36.365175&z=14&m=bs&gz=0;363444042;354388549;2574;109781;42915;8391;142478;0;218868;68527;351905;88106;409412;15384;443744;30069;379371;195078;423145;257298;488376;263590;604248;250307;498676;291552;357913;273376;342464;183892;0;113976
The jihadist rebels have launched a large-scale counter-offensive in the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate this morning.
Led by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, the jihadist rebels stormed several areas near the key town of Kafr Naboudeh in a bid to overwhelm the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and National Defense Forces (NDF) troops that are protecting this region.
According to a Syrian Army source near the front-lines, the jihadist rebels have reached the outskirts of Kafr Naboudeh; they are now engaged in a fierce battle for this strategic town in northwestern Hama.
The Syrian Army’s Tiger Forces previously captured Kafr Naboudeh on Wednesday after launching a swift assault on the militant positions inside the town.
However, despite capturing Kafr Naboudeh, the Syrian Army has been unable to secure the area because they do not control the strategic hilltop of Tal Sakher.
The Syrian Army has repeatedly tried to capture Tal Sakher from the militants; however, all of their attacks have been beaten back by the jihadist rebels thus far.
On Thursday, the rebel groups in northern Syria announced the formation of a new coalition dubbed “Fatah Dimashq”; they are tasked with defending their areas from the Syrian military in northwestern Syria.
you should start watermarking
>Tigers repelled militant counter-attack on Kafr Nabudah>tens of militants were killed and injured by the army’s artillery and missile strikes, adding that 3 technical vehicles were also destroyed.>The source added that Kafr Nabudah town is fully under the army control, meanwhile, the Russian and Syrian air force are heavy targeting the retreating forces of jihadists in the area.https://muraselon.com/en/2019/05/syrian-army-terrorists-repels-photos-hama/
Some pics in link, they got smoked.
>Huge #SAA bombardment on town of Al-Hobait in northern #Hamahttps://twitter.com/Dannymakkisyria/status/1126838320313569285
Pic of SAA in Hama
I remember that edit.
That one guy from the famous duo of journos is wounded!https://twitter.com/QalaatAlMudiq/status/1126939734041944064
That's fair Bolandi. We all have our roles here on /sg/, mine's pretty much the (Shit)mapper and following Afghanistan, though Pingu chimes in on the latter from time to time.>>221140>Fatah Dimashq>>221153>it's another SAA soldier comes to /sg/ episode
Remember that guy who used my Shitmap back when I was putting my name on there? Fucking jej.
https://twitter.com/Zabihullah_4/status/1126465939304742912>#AlFath>122 enemy casualties 24/hr
>- 10 killed in Dashti Archi #Kunduz>- 19 in Qala Zaal #Kunduz>- 10 killed, 14 wounded in Khulm #Samangan>- 23 killed, 15 wounded in Qarabagh #Ghazni>- 4 killed, 2 wounded in Arghastan #Badakhshan>- 25 killed/wounded in Jumma Bazaar #Faryab
Damn, look at dat total and compare it to my pastebin>44,667 govt casualties (as defined by KIA, wounded, and MIA) over the course of one year (2018) = 122 casualties per day
>>221298>>221297>al-Arimah and Maydan Ghazal n of Qalaat al-Madiq
It makes no sense but i'm not gonna complain.
just done reading your taliban strategy pastebin
i'd say pretty good overall although if i may have a criticism it would be about the numbers/calculations
i'd say it's too risky to make calculation on things that introduce too many parameters
for instance when you talk about decreasing number of troops, you falsely assume that all of these are due to war casualties when i think a lot can be attributed to defections, desertions and most importantly lack of re-enlistment (which is are a major reason why ANSFD numbers are dwindling https://www.reuters.com/article/us-afghanistan-army-desertions/desertions-deplete-afghan-forces-adding-to-security-worries-idUSKCN0UW1K3
) also when you make calculations about casualties to give a "remaining number of troops" result, you forget that these casualties aren't inflicted in one day but over time thus allowing for recruitment to "soften" the end result of remaining troops
also another point you make it sound that taliban are out to take down all kabul instituition when i believe (and they have shown more and more lately) that they'll merge with pre-existing kabul's institution as we're already seeing right now with insitution controlled by taliban but salaries are paid by gov't https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40171379
) so it wouldn't surprise me to see afghanistan not as a purely ideologically taliban but a chimera including afghan government era institutions and laws and low levels civil servants
finally a point that i had in mind for a long time: remember at the begining of trump presidency when trump tried to flex hard and threw a MOAB in afghanistan? i find it interesting that of all taliban targets, he choose not to launch in on taliban but ISIS, thus not worsening the relations between US and taliban. wouldn't that announce the presence of an already pre-trump era pro negotiation mindset of US government
all in all this is a very good summary/archiving of infos we've collected so far about afghanistan in /sg/
>>221303>i'd say pretty good overall although if i may have a criticism it would be about the numbers/calculations
i'd say it's too risky to make calculation on things that introduce too many parameters
for instance when you talk about decreasing number of troops, you falsely assume that all of these are due to war casualties when i think a lot can be attributed to defections, desertions and most importantly lack of re-enlistment (which is are a major reason why ANSFD numbers are dwindling https://www.reuters.com/article/us-afghanistan-army-desertions/desertions-deplete-afghan-forces-adding-to-security-worries-idUSKCN0UW1K3
) also when you make calculations about casualties to give a "remaining number of troops" result, you forget that these casualties aren't inflicted in one day but over time thus allowing for recruitment to "soften" the end result of remaining troops
I figured that. You're right that it ends up being highly inaccurate for projections because I didn't factor in enlistment (or lack thereof).
Tbqhwy, I just wanted to do some fun calclations. I think I'll take it out though, except the calculations regarding how percent of the ANDSF has lost compared to the total, the concrete casualty figures including average casualties per day based on those concrete figures, etc.
I'm also inputting the source you provided.
>also another point you make it sound that taliban are out to take down all kabul instituition when i believe (and they have shown more and more lately) that they'll merge with pre-existing kabul's institution as we're already seeing right now with insitution controlled by taliban but salaries are paid by gov't https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40171379) so it wouldn't surprise me to see afghanistan not as a purely ideologically taliban but a chimera including afghan government era institutions and laws and low levels civil servants
Fair point Doc. They shouldn't throw away institutions and systems that actually function correctly, they should merge it with their own administration for maximal effectiveness. I'll amend the pastebin to reflect this by including this point in the bit that talks about how the Taliban are taking over governance and institutions in areas without actual Taliban boots on the ground, and make it clear the Taliban aren't out to take down the entire administration but the top leadership instead.
I wonder if this point is what Bolandi was trying to articulate earlier.
>finally a point that i had in mind for a long time: remember at the begining of trump presidency when trump tried to flex hard and threw a MOAB in afghanistan? i find it interesting that of all taliban targets, he choose not to launch in on taliban but ISIS, thus not worsening the relations between US and taliban. wouldn't that announce the presence of an already pre-trump era pro negotiation mindset of US government
Good point, I'll include it in the political clout bit.
However I'll also say that another factor in that decision may have been making it appear that Trump is taking a tougher stance on ISIS than his predecessor did since the Taliban isn't conducting terrorist attacks in Europe and most importantly America - ISIS is.
You know people, they get all excited by fireworks an shiet.
>all in all this is a very good summary/archiving of infos we've collected so far about afghanistan in /sg/
Thanks doc, and thanks for your input.
Where the fuck is Al-Tawbah and Qara Jurn even, have never seen it mentioned this offensive and can't find either of them in Hama.
Rebel reporting is garbage.
also forgot to add a very important point
take the number of casualties and number of actively enlisted soldiers with a grain of salt
i wouldn't be surprised to see local commanders not reporting KIA or reporting higher numbers of troops active to steal a bigger paycheck from the gov't
>Warplanes are pounding jihadists positions in town of habait, May be preparatory bombardment for an offensive later on
I wonder if they will capture that fucking camp of JaI…
Yeah, multiple articles mentioned this false reporting including one you linked.
Might be possible that the SAA intends to capture Jabal Zawiya in its entirety so they can put the Jihadis on the "horns of a dilemma": capping Jabal Zawiya means the SAA can threaten Jisr Shughur (prime position to cut the road between Idlib and Jisr Shughur), Ariha, and Marraat al-Nu'man.
>The Houthis retook Qatabah in Dhale province
This marks the beginning of a new phase in the war: the Houthis are back on the offensive after being on the defensive for four years.
Yup, i seriously doubt they'd go along the Ghab to Jisr without grabbing atleast the mountains overlooking it first.
But i don't think they will continue northwards yet without taking Khan Sheikhoun.
Jabal Zawiya is more approachable from the east and just going up along the mountain at Qalaat doesn't seem like a great idea to me.
Then again, I'm starting to believe the theory that this operation is only to secure northern Hama/K*rds mountain in Latakia and not taking Zawiya or Jisr. Hopefully the theory is false, but yeah…
Im calling Boltons bluff on Iran. It isn't going to happen or if it is it will be a limited strike. This isn’t a bunch of fig eaters trying to find reverse on an old Soviet tank.
Exactly. Plus Russia and China have pledged to help Iran in a hot war with America so it would be starting WWIII.
Something I think not even the gov't is prepared to risk since they wouldn't even invade Venezuela despite Venezuela being isolated.
Rich men cant be rich in a nuclear waste land.
A lot of people have invested in the money lie. If people are fighting to stay rich, they wont end the world. Trump can’t have his real estate, if it’s all blown up.
Literally this Ebin. No one can be rich in a desolate place. https://youtu.be/EmGKhDDiveE
Where is Nate?
Has no one informed him Idlib is underway?
This is his Idlib.gif gainz map time
Nothing but disappointment from 4th armored division since Yarmouk.
The 🇺🇸 ✈ #USAF (38th RS/55th WG) Boeing RC-135V Rivet Joint Callsign: #TOGS71 reg: 64-14846 ICAO: #AE01C8 on the way to conducts a #ELINT/#SIGINT mission, collect technical intelligence on adversary radar emitter systems (S-300) in #Syria 🇸🇾 in more than 3 hourshttps://twitter.com/Intel_sky/status/1127573363537403906
The warplanes targeted the town of Habait in the southern Idlib countryside, with air raids.https://twitter.com/lummideast/status/1127576616626982912
Turkish military sends large convoy to Idlib to stop Syrian Army advance
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The Turkish military has sent a large convoy of reinforcements to the Syrian province of Idlib, today, after a string of jihadist losses at the hands of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).
According to pro-opposition activists, the Turkish military sent reinforcements from the Hatay Province to the southern countryside of Idlib, where they already have several observation posts.
These Turkish Army reinforcements are meant to bolster their military presence in Idlib and prevent the government forces from expanding further north of Hama’s provincial border.
While the Turkish reinforcements are precautionary, a source from the Syrian Arab Army told Al-Masdar last week that the military currently has no plans to push to Idlib city, despite the rumors.https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/turkish-military-sends-large-convoy-to-idlib-to-stop-syrian-army-advance/
>>221436>Hundreds of Ahrar al-Sham Movement fighters reportedly returned from the Afrin region to repel pro-Assad's forces in the northern Hama countryside.https://twitter.com/Breizhman1983/status/1127606810465189888
Who knows what the fuck is gonna happen.
It'll fizzle out into nothing now that t*Rkey is involved.
It's official, the gov't is retreating to the cities and ceding the rural areas to the Taliban.
But it's still part of that catch 22 I mentioned in the pastebin: retreat to the cities to preserve the military but hand over key rural territory to the Taliban and allow greater freedom of movement or keep fighting in the countryside and disintegrate faster.
>Russian and Syrian goverment artillery and airstrikes target al-Habit, Kafr Zayta, al-Lataminah, Lahaya, and Markabah>Strikes were also reported on Abidin, Tal As, Madaya, and al-Tahhttps://twitter.com/syria_map/status/1127626163612999680
Is the offensive, dare i say it, heading east? 👀
Danny, Jamie, Cersei die tonight
Where in the world is Al-Baghdadi now? New report claims ISIS leader is in Afghanistan
Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is allegedly hiding in a distant region of Afghanistan, The Sun claims, citing Zaid Hamid, who is a co-founder of the BrassTacks threat analysis think-tank.
The speculation about the famous terrorist’s whereabouts was made after a propaganda video featuring the Daesh leader was published.
“Note the style of the bedding & the pillows….Is he already in Afghanistan?,” Zaid Hamid pointed out, further suggesting that al-Baghdadi is in the Khorasan Province.https://malmasdarnews.com/article/where-in-the-world-is-al-baghdadi-now-new-report-claims-isis-leader-is-in-afghanistan/
think it's plausible?
My money is on Nangarhar - specifically Achin city - or Kunar.
And it's more than plausible: I remind everyone of those "mysterious" helicopter flights from Eastern Syria to Afghanistan, and the US has been known to fly out ISIS leaders by helicopter.
Jej, Tel Aviv it is or some secret CIA base inside Pakistan.
>>221463>Secret CIA base inside Pakistan.
200 IQ strat
hide where people wont come look for you because of fear of being caught in artillery bombardment
300 IQ strat
hide where Osama was hidden last time because no one will suspect the same hideout being used a second time
hey as he long as he is paying rent it all good cause there is no such thing as a free lunch in this world
So the meeting >>221360
didnt go as the Turks had planned?
I dunno man, similar thing happened at al-Eis when the t*rks first got there.
>>220154>the first one has been removed
Here you gohttps://tknk.io/azFv
Tell me if the link doesnt work. I will upload it again at the another site.
>Russian reconaissance is seen over Haritan, Hayan, Anadan, Kafr Hamrah, and Yaqid al-Adas, which are the rebel-held northern and northwestern suburbs of Aleppo city.>Violent clashes between government forces and rebels involving heavy weapons and artillery shelling on the rebel-held villages of Khalasah and Zammar, which is the southern Aleppo countryside.https://twitter.com/syria_map/status/1127708563923767297>Rebel activists have also reported that hundreds of Ahrar al-Sham members have arrived on the fronts of Idlib and Hama from rural northern Aleppo (under Turkish-backed government and army)https://twitter.com/syria_map/status/1127706753003606016>Ahrar al-Sham decapitates #SyrianArmy Soldier #Syriahttps://twitter.com/EHSANI22/status/1127696136746283010>Rebel activists claim 25 pro-government soldiers were killed today on the frontline of Shariah - Bab al-Taqah - Kirkat on Jabal Shashabo. This is not verified.https://twitter.com/syria_map/status/1127687237750095872
Seems the t*rks sent more jihadis & ordered Ahrar to stop the SAA from advancing.
>>221489>Seems the t*rks sent more jihadis & ordered Ahrar to stop the SAA from advancing.
i find it very odd that, although this is helping the west's goal at hindering assad, that no western power (especially european since they seem less devoted at toppling assad than JewSA) to call t*rkey out for this move
hell even JewSA shifted their support from jihadis to kurdoids, one would expect them to capitalize on the situation to put more heat on erdogay for starting his own power struggle (as his pro russia moves have shown) which is against US interest in the region
>>221494>one would expect them to capitalize on the situation to put more heat on erdogay for starting his own power struggle which is against US interest in the region
It would have an alienating effect and push them even further to Russia.
Besides, Europe has supported the jihadis in the past, might as well keep quiet.
>>221496>It would have an alienating effect and push them even further to Russia.
indeed but right now they're giving him a free pass on getting further away from their sphere of influence and considering turkgay's stance on SDF one would wonder why they're shooting themselves in the foot in the long term>Besides, Europe has supported the jihadis in the past, might as well keep quiet.
fair enough, but hypocrisy has never stopped them though
The Ahrar head chopping vid was shot somewhere here methinkshttp://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.462977&lon=36.384970&z=17&m=bs&gz=0;363846105;354611505;15020;39235;0;18700;7402;0;43451;13107;43451;13107;17702;39585
i.e Harsh Kirkat.
Not controlling this area (height overlooking the Ghab plains) is bad news for SAA in Qalaat and especially Bab al-Taqa… Based on the success of the jihadi counterattack it definitely looks like SAA weren't expecting any resistance or planning on advancing further than the southern bank (it's not a river but i'm too illiterate to describe it) of wadi Jahannam and Arimah/Maydan Ghazal (there's confusion regarding the name of the village).
Sadly I haven't been paying as much attention as i should have this offensive so i can't provide an accurate snusmap.
The front has been gnarly the last few days.
>>221497>they're giving him a free pass on getting further away from their sphere of influence
Only logical theory i have is that they think he'll be more friendly if they shut up.
Why hasn't he been eliminated yet doe
After collecting some info, the fight for keeping a foothold on the mountain isn't looking good and if it fails, Bab al-Taqa and the northern suburbs of Qalaat will be extremely vulnerable.
I doubt Qalaat as a whole will fall, but the intensifying roach buzzing and lack of SAA action has me worried the Hama funtimes is over.
Yemen update plskthx?
Reminder:>As far as I see, they are bombing and raiding constantly and Tarinkot is still surrounded by Talibanhttps://twitter.com/RisboLensky/status/1123528962649600001
>Until its recent fall, the city [Kunduz] had been under Taliban siege for almost a year. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34406648>>221525
>Meanwhile rebels announced they repel another attempt by government troops to advance on the Kirkat front, which has become a very deadly front
But the Cleganebowl tho!!!!
nigga even that was shitty, too little action and a "let's tie the loose ends while we're at it" finale
and the mountain look like varys on roids
quick rundown on the situation
turn out PiS isn't as cucked as i would have thought
>>221583>t-there is no official talks so it won't happen
C O P E
Of course polacken will pay, the question only stands if it will be one time payment or in installments.
The march was organized by far-right Konfederacja, when it came out it was very popular, PiS just stolen the idea and used it for propaganda.
When you edit these maps do you make an entry on these changes showing the date and source used? If so can you checkout when was Charsadda district was last edited?https://twitter.com/TGhazniwal/status/1127873712378793984https://twitter.com/RisboLensky/status/1127957452031496193
i would have expected taiwan of worst korea
Damn it we burgers are never going to live this down.
>Huwayz, west of Hama, adjacent to the mountains of Jabal Shahbo, consists of three sections: Eastern, southern and western Huwayz. Army took control of the town of Hamra and is now south of the town of Huwayz and managed to break the lines of terrorists and is progressing.>Al-Huwayz is not a friend and clashes and bombardments continue to target enemy positions and the southern Huwayz is under full fire control.
visual confirmation - SAA controls Al-Hamra, NW Hama:https://twitter.com/Bosni94/status/1128315504588926977http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.468202&lon=36.378543&z=16&m=w&show=/39207372/Al-Hamra
Can we agree that the McDonalds are the first things to go when the US finally collapses?
he's in Germany now btw
what does the average israeli think of the USS liberty (((incident)))?
also 2nd question how do the people feel about (((eurovision))) aka the reason why i unironically believe we've entered akhiru zaman
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurovision_Song_Contest_2019#Ticket_sales_controversy>On 3 March 2019, ticket sales froze due to irregularities noticed by the Oversight Committee of the Israeli broadcaster KAN. Hebrew-language Israeli media reported tickets being illegally resold for 2.5 times the original price. Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan has instructed an investigation.>On 14 March 2019, tickets went back on sale. According to KAN, 220 improperly-purchased tickets to the Final live show were revoked and were bought again in the second round of ticket sales.
wherever i go, i must also jew people out of their shekels
>>221801>also 2nd question how do the people feel about (((eurovision)))
Tel Aviv is about the gayest city on the planet, that carnaval travesty suites them.
otherwise for israel it's a tourism promotion event, and for the EU a chance to promote more degenerate abominations.
now you need to explain pic related - the Moroccan-French-Muslim tranny contestant.
> akhiru zaman
Without googling, does that mean "after time"? or something of this sort? nearly identical to to hebrew akhrei z'man>>221802
they actually had to hand out free tickets because no one was buying them
>>221807>otherwise for israel it's a tourism promotion event,
now you need to explain pic related - the Moroccan-French-Muslim tranny contestanthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvKyGQ8fzuY
what is there to explain? he is a good pick because he represent a combination of four things they promote an immigrant/mutt/shitskin/faggot
the only reason they didn't pick someone else is because they didn't find an immigrant/mutt/shitskin/faggot/overweight/disabled candidate
can't have it all in the bingo of degeneracy, hell they even had to package the "obese" characteristic separately on the scene>Without googling, does that mean "after time"? or something of this sort?
it means the end times
sheikh imran hussein speaks about it a lot you should check some of his videos
also you didn't answer the first question
>>221809>the only reason they didn't pick someone else is because they didn't find an immigrant/mutt/shitskin/faggot/overweight/disabled candidate
Aye, it's a race to the bottom. the original israeli band contestants was supposed to be a bunch disabled blind autists and down syndromes (not even kidding, see pic rel) but they didn't want to perform on shabbos.
>also you didn't answer the first question
you mean about USS liberty? it's never really talked about/brought up and if it does everyone will tell you it was a big oopsie misfortune. but it isn't really a big deal like /pol/ makes it to be. the average israeli probably doesn't even know it today.
personally i find it hard to believe that Spector (The pilot who led the first air strike and generally considered by many to be one of the best fighter pilots in the IAF) didn't realize it was an American ship. he claims "Because he and his partner were unable to see the flags fluttering on the ship… The flight controller reported to him that it was an Egyptian consignment ship that attacked the IDF forces in El Arish and ordered him to attack and stop her"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iftach_Spectorhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Rimon_20
the guy took down soviets and bombed the Iraqi nuclear reactor, I think he could probably tell an enemy ship from a friendly one. but hey what do I know.
>>221818>disabled blind autists and down syndromes
toppest kek, you guys are really giving 110% efforts> everyone will tell you it was a big oopsie misfortune
as in "yes goy, believe me, it's the official spiel" or as in "gee man i really unironically believe our boys couldn't tell it was a US ship even though they signaled their allegiance multiple times during the raid and even though the declassified document show that the pilots knew very well it was a US ship">he claims "Because he and his partner were unable to see the flags fluttering on the ship… The flight controller reported to him that it was an Egyptian consignment ship that attacked the IDF forces in El Arish and ordered him to attack and stop her"
declassified radio talks indicate that the pilot identified the ship by its initials (CTR5) and the radio tower confirms to them that it is indeed a US ship
like seriously even after the incident, israel came up with three different explanations on why they attacked the ship and the US investigation was blocked
how hard does one have to do mental gymnastic to convince himself that the sky is green?
>>221821>as in "yes goy, believe me, it's the official spiel" or as in "gee man i really unironically believe our boys couldn't tell it was a US ship
I think most people unironically belive it was an accident since they'll believe anything the government tells them. the rest probably know but pretends to save face.
>like seriously even after the incident, israel came up with three different explanations on why they attacked the ship and the US investigation was blocked
Yeah in all honesty I think the payments the government made are a silent admission of guilt
>In May 1968, the Israeli government paid US$3.32 million (equivalent to US$23.9 million in 2018) to the U.S. government in compensation for the families of the 34 men killed in the attack. In March 1969, Israel paid a further $3.57 million ($24.4 million in 2018) to the men who had been wounded. In December 1980, it agreed to pay $6 million ($18.2 million in 2018) as the final settlement for material damage to Liberty itself plus 13 years of interest
the average people today would probably give you blank stares tho, millennials don't anything and know shit about their own history. but as you expect it's hushed down for obvious reasons. probably there's a classified IDF censor ruling telling TV/radio networks to not even mention it.
>>221827>I think most people unironically belive it was an accident since they'll believe anything the government tells them.
i would have expected the majority of israeli to be skeptical about what the government says in general, not to be a nation of MAGAtard tier "just trust the plan guise"/"the government is always right">there's a classified IDF censor ruling telling TV/radio networks to not even mention it.
>>221832>i would have expected the majority of israeli to be skeptical about what the government says in general, not to be a nation of MAGAtard tier "just trust the plan guise"/"the government is always right"
These days more so yes, but the "classic" wars 67' 73' etc were different times and people will believe anything about it due to time/nostalgia/reminiscence.
thanks for the insights
some news not to waste space
[Graphic 18+] Jihadist special forces release up close photos of deadly ambush in northeast Latakiahttps://www.almasdarnews.com/article/graphic-18-jihadist-special-forces-release-up-close-photos-of-deadly-ambush-in-northeast-latakia/
Syrian Army captures 2 areas in southern Idlib as jihadists retreat north
Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army launched a heavy attack on the jihadist-held town of Al-Hamra and nearby Al-Shari’ah air strip.https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-army-captures-2-areas-in-southern-idlib-as-jihadists-retreat-north/
>>221847>no matter what
nah not here tho
jk i was trying to bait him with some fagposting just like the last time i asked him to show me his boipucci in exchange of refugee status
turns out he didn't bite this timehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V856p0yjfEA
>>221859>>he didn't bite this time
as in he defused the joke inadvertently
time flies>>221858>refugee status>in france
aaaaaaaaaaaaaand you just inadvertently defused my joke
i said under my bed, never specified the country>>221863>inadvertently
miss me with that gay shit ebin
There's no gay shit here other than what you exude Doc
>>221857>>221864>it's been over two years of /sg/
make it 5 here>back when pic related was exciting and now it's a bi-monthly boring occurrence
*siiiip* now those were the good days
Direct meetings allegedly taking place between Syrian, Turkish military officials: Assad
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:35 A.M.) – Direct meetings between Syrian and Turkish military officials are taking place, Mehmut Yuva, a Syrian academic of Turkish origin at the University of Damascus, said on May 11th.
Citing Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad as his source, Yuva said the Syrian and Turkish military and intelligence officers are negotiating a way to end the hostilities between the two countries.
“Turkey is an important country and we are open to cooperation with it”, Yuva quoted Assad as saying in his May 11 column for the left-wing nationalist Turkish daily Aydınlık.
“If it is in line with Syria’s interests and does not harm our sovereignty, we could meet with Erdoğan”, Assad reportedly said.https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/direct-meetings-allegedly-taking-place-between-syrian-turkish-military-officials-assad/
Syrian Army has plans to retake western Aleppo from jihadist forces
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is currently on the offensive in the northwestern countryside of Hama; however, it does not appear that they will be pushing all the way to Idlib during this operation.
Instead, a source from the Syrian military told Al-Masdar this morning that the armed forces have plans to clear the western and southern countrysides of Aleppo before making any push towards Idlib.
In particular, the Syrian Arab Army is first eyeing the Scientific Research area and Al-Zahra’a Association Quarter; these two areas have a large presence of jihadist and Turkish-backed rebels.
Once these areas are cleared, the Syrian Army will shift their attention to the outskirts of the city, where jihadist groups in Al-Mansoura, Kafr Hamra, Dart Izza, Khan Al-Assal, and Rashideen 4 and 5 are constantly launching attacks from.https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-army-has-plans-to-retake-western-aleppo-from-jihadist-forces/
Syrian MoD released a vid of the operations when taking Qalaat al-Mudiq and it's suburbs.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QA9hZ8gvIM
>>221830>According to TOLO Telegram channel report Bala Buluk, Bakwa, Gulistan, Pur Chaman and Shib Koh are completely under #IEA control. Other areas-approx. 2/3 in #Taliban hands except provincial capital. They cited local officials #Farah https://twitter.com/RisboLensky/status/1128687510698246145>>221642
np and thanks for the link.
666 ID get.
Sweet, expect shitmupdates when I get off work!
Odd, NLF removed it from twitter and youtube…
It was an ATGM strike on a tank in the ghab plain from the mountain overlooking it.
>TF is dealing with an HTS attack from direction of Habit
Kafr Nabudah i guess.
FOOTAGE of the consequences of an unsuccessful #HTS attack on a #SAA position in the northwest of #Hama provincehttps://twitter.com/HarbiehNadie/status/1128725920272068609
One MBT and two BMPs, looks like the failed attack on Hamamiyat yesterday.http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.378623&lon=36.537395&z=17&m=bs&show=/20968607/Hamamiyat
oi, doesn't this offensive seem particularly slow, considering it is seemingly the beginning of "the" idlib offensive?
I understand the mountaineous terrain in certian parts but really, all east of it shouldn't be too particularly different from the Abu Ad Dahur offensive, once thei made their first break?
>>221949>doesn't this offensive seem particularly slow
Seems to me like there's a fair amount of politics and diplomacy involved behind the table but i'm not going to speculate too hard about it.
The terrain is rougher for the attacking side and the rebels are more prepared/ATGM teams can hide easier than they did in the farmlands in the Abu Duhur area.
The weak performance of the 4th in Latakia and lack of action on other fronts (esp. Aleppo where NLF moved 1000+ fighters from to the Hama front) can be blamed, also remember this is Ahrar al-Sham heartlands.
I've seen cases like this in Afghanistan - when the Taliban are confronted with a stronghold they don't try to storm it from the front. Instead they surround it, and attack from every possible direction.
I believe it to be the case here.
Forgot to add >Violent battles in Shamulzayi district as Govt. troops are facing massive #Taliban assault. According to reports district HQ was set on fire. Air strikes was called on to stop #IEA offensive, SE #Zabulhttps://twitter.com/RisboLensky/status/1128683187230642176
Maps show it to already captured by the Taliban. But it appears it is still contested.
>>221952>The weak performance of the 4th in Latakia
I'm inclined to blame too much R&R on this, but Latakia is probably the most mountainous area in Syria. Anyone would have trouble in such terrain - but the kicker is Kabanah and the Jihadis have had years to dig in at the mountains.
They're also defending Kabanah heavily because they know kabanah is the key to their mountain defenses and it opens the road to Jisr Shughur - they can't afford to lose Kabanah.>lack of action on other fronts (esp. Aleppo
Leads me to believe this is a test to see if Turkey will give a hard response to attacks near their OPs - take note the SAA bombarded the area of the Turkish OP during this offensive, and this offensive has caused the Turks to abandon the one near Maidan Ghazal.>>221978
>>221978>https://www.voanews.com/a/taliban-overrun-district-center-in-south-afghanistan-/4918305.html>The Zabul council chief, Atta Jan Haqbayan, confirmed to VOA the fall of Shamulzayi district headquarters to the Taliban, saying government forces had retreated to a nearby major army base.
though this reminds me when did the maps show it to be cleared first?
Link was from Sep 2018 however. In any case, the DHQ is under Taliban control now.
>>221985>DHQ is under Taliban control now
aye but ANA is still nearby.>government forces had retreated to a nearby major army base.
>#ANDSF successfully fought off the #Taliban as they failed to conquer the Shamolzai district center in#Zabul! Airstrike support killed 4 insurgents and put them on the run away from the DC. They chose violence against our strong ANDSF— big mistake.https://twitter.com/reGcynSYLRTrRZG/status/1128542379202555906
BRUUUUUUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH>According to TOLO Telegram channel report Bala Buluk, Bakwa, Gulistan, Pur Chaman and Shib Koh are completely under #IEA control. Other areas-approx. 2/3 in #Taliban hands except provincial capital. They cited local officials #Farah #Afghanistanhttps://twitter.com/RisboLensky/status/1128687510698246145>>221986
This creates a conundrum for the maps - the icons don't represent the districts themselves - they represent the DHQ, but the districts are still contested.
>>221987>This creates a conundrum for the maps - the icons don't represent the districts themselves - they represent the DHQ, but the districts are still contested.
Solution: mark DHQ as capped on the Shitmap but mark the district itself as contested on the Districtmap.
well do as you see fit
check the comments for the first twitter link
Change the name nigga. You can do better than this.
>>221998>a one post throw away account
Why are the Taliban capping districts like this? Refer to >>221443
Was really hoping you go around fucking with others like this one. But I guess not.
any target in mind?
>Events in Syria since the sunrise
- Renewed assault on Kabani was repelled
- Jihadists conducted an inghimasi attack on al-Huwayz
- Clashes in Layramun and Zahraa districts in northwest Aleppo
- Clashes in Maydan Ghazal/Kirkat
>>222046>if you don't want to be robbed of your shekels, we'll punish you by not occupying you
we live in a clown world
i guess 20 good men weren't enough this time
>Syrian Mukhabarat behind enemy lines in #Idlib passed on coordinates of shelters of two armoured vehicles to #SyAAF after a reconnaissance mission, leading to destruction of both vehicles & nearby military personnel by latters' airstrikes. (15 may 2019)https://twitter.com/ArabianaINTEL/status/1129104048878247937
Good, I miss good ol' beheading videos.
Fucking knew it, 4th is somehow useless, Tigers will have to do the dirty job
>>222050>Clashes in Maydan Ghazal/Kirkat
Why aren't they nuking this area anyways and why hasn't this >>221958
Better be some gains tomorrow, i can't stand seeing SAA not holding the high grounds.
>>222089>0 IQ strategy
Gain combat "experience" by playing war games with another nation>100 IQ strategy
Gain combat "experience" by playing war games with yourself>200 IQ strategy
Gain combat experience by engaging in armed combat against an enemy>300 IQ strategy
Gain combat experience by engaging in armed combat against yourself
>>222105>400 IQ strategy
engage in armed combat with yourself but don't gain combat experience
>>222106>500 IQ strategy
engage in armed combat against yourself but lose combat experience
>>222107>600 IQ strategy
engage in armed combat against yourself and give another nation combat experience
The reports that claim the health of #Syria's First Lady - who is undergoing breast cancer treatment - has deteriorated are #fakenews.
President Assad and his wife have just attended an event in the #Damascus Opera House.https://twitter.com/KevorkAlmassian/status/1129046591430627329
Syrian Army eyes Khan Sheikhoun in southern Idlib: report
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 A.M.) – The Syrian Army is preparing to regain full control of the strategic city of Khan Sheikhoun in southern Idlib, the Sputnik New Agency’s Arabic language channel reported.
“Once the Syrian Army captures Khan Sheikoun, the terrorists will be militarily defeated in the towns of al-Hobeit and Kafr Zita in northern Hama.”https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-army-eyes-khan-sheikhoun-in-southern-idlib-report/
She looks healthy considering…
Glad to see it.
>>222172>700 IQ strategy
Tell your enemies where you plan to attack next with your state propaganda agency.
Flights between #Baghdad and #Damascus will resume Saturday after an eight-year hiatus, Iraqi Airways said Thursday.https://twitter.com/metesohtaoglu/status/1129275676589273088
tbf they've been doing it for ages>>222210http://elhasade.com/web/?p=71928
>The Tunisian postal services issued a special stamp on Monday with a picture of the Great Synagogue on the island of Djerba, in honor of the traditional celebration of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yohai, which will take place this week in The island of Djerba, located in south-eastern Tunisia, is the center of most of the Jewish community living in the country.
doesn't surprise me a bit
their government has been jewed up even before the revolution
Video of the operations in Huwayzhttps://youtu.be/gg-GmlnQ2Hc
Syrian Army gears up for strategic battle in northwestern Latakia: map
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is preparing to launch a large-scale assault on the strategic town of Kabani in the northeastern countryside of Latakia.
According to a military source near the front-lines, the Syrian Army’s operation will be led by the 42nd Brigade (Ghiath Forces) of the 4th Armored Division.
The 42nd Brigade will receive support from the Tiger Forces, who recently deployed some of their troops from Hama, and the National Defense Forces (NDF).
The Syrian Army has launched a number of attacks on Kabani over the last two weeks, but they have been repelled each time, with several casualties reported.https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-army-gears-up-for-strategic-battle-in-northwestern-latakia-map/>>222215
interesting yet amusing
Hmm TIP captured one of those akm's with holosight on the Latakia front, but it looks like these dudes are in Hama.
Are they on both fronts or is it becoming standardized in SAA?
Nah, that's the ak 103-2 and some monstrosity.
third one looks like georgian project to modernize their old ak stockpile by tacticooling the furniture and making them bulpup
can't remember the name
Syrian Air Defenses are active on and near #Damascushttps://twitter.com/Syrian_MC/status/1129460556157652997
welp they have stopped it.
>Russian Air Force is active over north Damascus and over the coast line
3 Su-35s are notedhttps://twitter.com/Syrian_MC/status/1129464053393494018
What happened about an hour ago was nothing major so I’ll keep it short
Regarding the #Syria/n coast, it was a drone attack from Idlib, so it’s not related.
Regarding the south and #Damascus
At first 3 illuminating targets flying hight and slow were detected over #AlQunytirahttps://twitter.com/Syrian_MC/status/1129473514719862784
>Regarding the #Syria/n coast, it was a drone attack from Idlib, so it’s not related.
Regarding the south and #Damascus
At first 3 illuminating targets flying hight and slow were detected over #AlQunytirahttps://twitter.com/Syrian_MC/status/1129473514719862784
>>222257>And every AA gun in the province began trying to bring them down with no success
2 headed to south of #Damascus
& one to south east of the city
the 3 were downed by AA missiles
Turns out the 3 targets were reconnaissance balloons launched by Israel https://twitter.com/Syrian_MC/status/1129475257495183362
>>222263>Afterward every single unit of AD at the south sector of Syria
Prepared for a possible SEAD attack by Israel
And as a result the #Russia/n Air Force flew multiple jets over #Damascus and the coast line.https://twitter.com/Syrian_MC/status/1129475914184744961
>But keep in mind that this move by Israel
Is not in-vain
A hostile attack is still expected.https://twitter.com/Syrian_MC/status/1129476911921549316
>A hostile attack is still expected.
after gayrovision maybe
>>222265>Prepared for a possible SEAD attack by Israel
And as a result the #Russia/n Air Force flew multiple jets over #Damascus
Why would they fly their jets though? RuAF hasn't done anything to deter the IAF as far I can remember.
>The battles today took place mainly in al-Habit axis, al-Shaykh Idris, and Maydan Ghazal/Kirkat front, with no progress of any faction.
>For two days, the artillery and aviation beat HTS and friends in strategic locations.
>Maybe we'll see a push tomorrow.
>Spies, Stealth and Threats: How Militants Infiltrated a Vital Army Base
KABUL, Afghanistan — Some Taliban fighters hid inside a sewage tanker truck, hoping the smelly interior would prevent a close inspection — as it did. They rode it into one of the most important military bases in Afghanistan and then hid in an empty warehouse.
Other insurgents used ladders to climb the fences, scaling two sets of them, to cross a no man’s land that had once been protected by motion detectors and infrared cameras but now had only sleepy guards in watchtowers.
The infiltrators had friends in high places, as well, according to Afghan and American military officials: an Afghan lieutenant colonel and a sergeant major who made sure they knew where to go, and where to hide on the sprawling base.
The ensuing attack on Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, on March 1, was not one of the country’s deadliest, but it may well have been its most embarrassing. It was the third time the Taliban had infiltrated that base, the headquarters for the Afghan Army’s 215th Corps.
Before the assault was over, 23 Afghan soldiers and base workers would be dead, and the American military would once again have to come to the rescue of a base it had long since handed over to the Afghans. An American airstrike finally ended the attack after 20 hours of fighting.
Outnumbered 200 to one, the Taliban once again delivered an object lesson that demonstrated the weaknesses of the Afghan military, in the heart of a base responsible for the most active front in the Afghan war.
The first to die was the Afghan garrison commandant, Sgt. Sarajuddin Saraj, who owed his important position to political connections, according to the former garrison commandant. The estimated 20 to 30 Taliban infiltrators had positioned themselves in trenches in the middle of the base, and as they began firing, Sergeant Saraj jumped in a vehicle with his driver and raced straight into an ambush. Both were killed.
The insurgents took Afghan soldiers hostage and made them act as guides to new targets. The militants headed straight for the corps’ command center in the center of the base, where American advisers were on duty, according to a reconstruction of the attack provided by two American officials and confirmed by Afghan officials.
At the same time, the insurgents launched a separate attack on an American Marine base, Camp Nolay in Sangin District, 40 miles away, as an apparent diversion, although the Marines quickly repelled it.
At Camp Bastion, American Special Operations troops helped rally the Afghan military into a defense. American Marines opened fire from watchtowers around their own small base within the camp, designed to protect the estimated 300 troops from insider attacks. Infrared cameras fed them real-time information as the insurgents advanced from the west toward the heart of Camp Bastion.
Officials offered no explanation why the array of American technology at their disposal — from overhead drones to radio intercepts — had not warned of the infiltration in the first place. But bad weather did hamper any air support in the initial hours of the attack.
Even so, it would be well into the day before the attack was subdued, when an American airstrike destroyed the warehouse where the Taliban attackers had taken refuge.
Earlier Marine rotations through Camp Bastion had warned that the lightly defended Regional Training Center on the western side of the base was a likely route of attack, but apparently no action had been taken. The suspected insiders, American officials said, were in charge of that part of the base.
Camp Bastion used to be the headquarters for the fight against the Taliban in southwestern Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, an area where more American, British and Afghan soldiers have been killed than anywhere else in the country.
Originally built by the British, it was their biggest overseas base since World War II. Immediately adjacent was Camp Leatherneck, a sprawling base built up by American Marines. At its height, the whole base complex included housing and facilities for up to 30,000 troops, 600 flights a day using a runway two miles long that could handle aircraft that could fly anywhere in the world, base amenities like air-conditioned gyms, a Pizza Hut, a mineral water bottling plant and state of the art defenses around the perimeter of the 12-square-mile
Nevertheless, it was infiltrated twice under the watch of international forces.
In March 2012, a suicide bomber came barreling through the perimeter fence in an S.U.V., barely missing American and British generals who managed to jump out of the way. Those two were waiting for another V.I.P.: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, whose plane landed just minutes after the attack.
A few months after that, in September 2012, insurgents cut through the wire fence on the eastern perimeter of the base and destroyed six American Marine AV-8B Harrier jump jets and badly damaged two others, basically wiping out an entire squadron. They also killed the squadron’s commanding officer, Lt. Col. Christopher “Otis” K. Raible, and a Marine sergeant, Bradley W. Atwell. Two Marine generals were fired after a Pentagon investigation.
The Afghans renamed it Camp Shorab after the Americans completely pulled out and handed it over in 2014, but many of them continued to use the old name. They managed for several years to prevent Taliban intrusions, even as much of the sprawling base went unused, with vacant buildings and tent camps. The high tech perimeter defenses, unmaintained, fell by the wayside.
“Even if the attackers got help from inside the base, the garrison was sufficient to stop them if they were doing their duty properly,” said Col. Nasimullah Alishanghai, the previous commander.
kek at pic
reminds me of some israeli dates that they sell here
they say "origin: Israel* *not from the occupied territories"
Camp intrusions were hardly the only problem for the Afghan Army’s 215th Corps. American advisers have long complained that Afghan soldiers were loath to leave the base, even as the Taliban expanded their reach throughout Helmand Province.
Corruption dogged the corps. In 2015, its commander was fired after accusations that he had thousands of ghost soldiers on his payroll — men who were paid but either did not exist or did not show up for duty, including some who were dead.
Late that year a new corps commander was appointed, and the Americans came back, a few hundred Army trainers at first, plus a contingent of Special Operations troops, and later an estimated 300 Marines.
The new Afghan corps commander, Gen. Moein Faqir, boasted that he had solved the ghost soldiers problem, and the limited number of Americans who moved back onto Camp Bastion early in 2016 gave him high marks.
By early the next year, though, General Faqir was under arrest, accused of theft from his men’s food and munitions budgets and other forms of corruption. Even as Afghan officials were complaining about how the Taliban were increasingly outfitted with black-market night-vision equipment, dozens of sets of night-vision goggles and laser sights went missing from General Faqir’s division.
General Faqir, arrested in March 2017, is now serving a five-year prison sentence, according to Jamshid Rasool, the spokesman for the attorney general.
The former garrison commandant, Colonel Alishanghai, who retired from his post six months ago after running Camp Bastion for four years, attack free, said what happened was a classic outcome of corruption.
His replacement, Sergeant Saraj, was unqualified for the responsibility, he said. “He was a sergeant and they promoted him to garrison commander because he knew high-ranking officials,” Colonel Alishanghai said.
The acting Afghan secretary of defense, Atiqullah Khalid, visited the camp a week later, and in a speech vowed to prosecute those responsible for allowing the attack to take place.
“There is no doubt there was neglect of duty,” he said. “Regardless of rank or position, we will prosecute those responsible and prevent such incidents in the future.” Afghan officials say the defense secretary left the camp with at least five suspects in his custody.
The result of the attack went beyond the 23 dead. Because of the concerns that the insurgents had insider assistance, the American military suspended its advising and training of Afghan forces at the base for weeks, shifting to phone calls instead of any in-person meetings with their Afghan counterparts, according to two military officials.
Atiqullah Amerkhel, a military analyst and former general, said that the sense of siege had kept Afghan forces focused on staying defensive, to their detriment. “Our military officials there do not have the upper hand; they mostly only wait to respond to the Taliban,” he said.
The stakes are high. “Camp Bastion is the largest and most important base in Afghanistan,” said Ataullah Afghan, head of the Helmand provincial council. “If we secure Helmand, it means we secure Afghanistan. If we lose it, we lose Afghanistan.”https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/15/world/asia/afghanistan-taliban-bastion.html
probably just baseless rumors >>222269
>>222268>The estimated 20 to 30 Taliban infiltrators had positioned themselves in trenches in the middle of the base>trenches in the middle of the base
1000 IQ strat right there
>Truce for 48 hours on the fronts of Hama and Idlibhttps://twitter.com/Bosni94/status/1129522838342426625>Any reports about a permanent ceasefire in #Idlib are untrue>A lot of conflicting reports about a truce there
Some say its a window for the Turkish army to withdraw, others says it will allow a humanitarian cross points. >But I’m 100% that in the next few days (maybe less) new front will be opened.https://twitter.com/Syrian_MC/status/1129520437938065410>Rebel-reporters: "All that is rumoured is false. The mujahideen will continue to return to villages and liberate new villages.">Rebels: "The Turks informed the factions that there would be a ceasefire starting at midnight.">"I tell you the mujahideen will not agree to humiliating agreements, and they are not concerned with these agreements. The fighting will not stop. The worst is yet to come… the mujahideen rifles will disperse the enemies of religion from all axes."https://twitter.com/syria_map/status/1129538389936693248
>>222294>Some say its a window for the Turkish army to withdraw
I'm more inclined to believe this considering the Turks have already abandoned one OP.
SAA just kinda forgot about the turkish border
>the AfD is ba-https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-17/germany-votes-define-bds-movement-anti-semitic>The Bundestag also voted today on two other anti-BDS resolutions: the first, which was submitted by the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, called on the German government to outlaw the BDS altogether;
>>222420>still playing their games
Tssk tskk tskk….
>Between 70 and 500 members of the Badr Martyrs Army, a constituent of the 3rd Legion of the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army, arrived on the northern Hama fronts last night, passing from Afrin into Idlib through the al-Ghazawiyah crossing.
>By the end of the 72 hours, if the offensive continues, we may see the beginnings of the Shashabo mountain battle, and the Tigers opening a new front in Latakia.
>The "Shuhada al-Sharqiyah" faction (Eastern Martyrs), of the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army, joined Jaysh al-Izza, to join the fight in northern Hama. It was prevented from doing so in the Euphrates Shield zone due to "international understandings." (Russian-Turkish)
Suheil is so funny
lmao who comes up with this shit
>>222488>we're a nation of war and occupation>doesn't try to deny it>look at our prices goy and forget about the rest>here take this phone i just stole from the goyim
/pol/ tier humor
san marino managed to find the only shitskin in their nation to run for eurovision
this is insane
everyone here is s e e t h i n g over the iceland gag
>>222498>get invited to israel>jew the jew
lel even in the audience
you can feel the discomfort in their voiceshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiVZWd96phc
Syrian Army struggles to capture key town in northeastern Latakia
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) attempted to enter the key town of Kabani in northeastern Latakia on Saturday, a source told Al-Masdar News this morning.
According to the military source, the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Armored Division, alongside the Republican Guard, attempted to crack Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s lines at the southern axis of Kabani on Saturday afternoon. However, following a fierce firefight, the Syrian Arab Army was forced to withdraw from southern Kabani, the source added.https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-army-struggles-to-capture-key-town-in-northeastern-latakia/
Russia says Syrian government forces halt fire in Idlib
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia says Syrian government forces have unilaterally ceased fire in the northern Idlib province, the last major rebel stronghold.
In a brief statement on Sunday, the Russian Defense Ministry’s Center for Reconciliation of the Warring Sides in Syria said government forces had ceased fire as of midnight. It described the move as unilateral, but did not give details.https://apnews.com/0a5a988af0244ceea25ed94937a47444
It won't happen - there's far too much to lose, especially since Iran can and will kill the petrodollar by closing the Strait of Hormuz.>>222538
Not surprising in the least that the SAA would have trouble with Kabani - the Jihadis have the high ground.>>222539
>>222574>i'll vaguely do something at an undetermined point in the future>trust me
it takes special kind of brain damage to mental gymnastic your way out of defending this much incompetency
I dunno, the "Never threaten the US again" tactic supposedly worked on NK.
Though it would be nice to see him actually eliminate the Middle East
what bothers me is why do they waste so much ressources when their n1 target (kurdoids) still holds so much territory
why not launching it at them
they've done it in the past
not like the orange one will grow a pair of balls overnight
>>222588>not like the orange one will grow a pair of balls overnight
Erdomeme has saber rattled for years and nothing came out of it besides offensives against k*rdoids isolated from US protected k*rdland.
I guess that makes two eunuchs.
look at the key for brown circles
mashallah the bitch finally gets it
You know, I'd almost want to see a US civil war play out solely to see what kind of an effect the weather would have on gains for the competing sides.
Oh god, imagine the hell that would cause for summer shitmaps, with military camps and outposts in the Midwest just getting obliterated or disappearing completely because of tornadoes and high winds.
>>222618>we wuz independent n shiet>does a powergrab
yaaaaas kweeeeeeeeeeeen slaaaaaaay
we /tv/ nao
he just kinda forgot he had a sword>guise we need to implement le democracy
i wish this fatass kicked the bucket in winterfell
I take it you know the joys of being a Midwesterner, too? Freaky stuff, those. I've seen a tornado literally jump over my house and cause the top half of a dead maple tree in my yard to explode, and as a kid I'd used to be able to sit outside during some storms and watch the funnel clouds pass over my head.
And this all isn't even including what all the other effects the weather would have: in winter you'd have blizzards across the entire north of the country and tornadoes in the Southeast, in spring whenever there's a storm system the Mississippi, Missouri, and Ohio would flood and make crossing the country damn near impossible, and fall…well, fall doesn't have all that much in the way of unique weather, just some tornadoes left over from summer and a mix of snow and rain in the Northeast. Still, the weather be like the third faction in any kind of US civil war. If I wasn't American, it'd be quite the spectacle to sit down and watch with a bag of popcorn.
No subs yet, but latest ANNA news, from Qalaat.https://youtu.be/993zjJeYXHY
>#SAA is now storming the strategic town of Kabani in #Latakia CS >Little or no air support is there.https://twitter.com/Syrian_MC/status/1130597476900253697
I don't even know why i posted this.>>222703
According to a report from Palmyra city, the Islamic State ambushed the Syrian Army soldiers at Bushri Mountain, which is located just east of the strategic desert city of Al-Sukhneh in the eastern countryside of Homs.
The Islamic State reportedly used anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) to wreak havoc on the Syrian Army convoy; this would result in the death of several soldiers.
The attack also targeted a Syrian Army tank and trench at the Bushri Mountain of northeastern Homs.
These latest string of attacks by the Islamic State have proven incredibly costly for the Syrian Army, as they have several military personnel and equipment.http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.357136&lon=39.331055&z=11&m=w&show=/25735746/Bishri-mountains-(825-m)
>RuAF overal-Bab. Aviation targets HTS terrorist sites in West Aleppo.
Army repels HTS & friends attack on Huwayz axis
The army is dealing with a widespread attack on Nabudah from two directions. RuAF participates.https://twitter.com/Bosni94/status/1130886638400360448
>Attack on Nabudah repulsed. RuAF hunting the fleeing ones.https://twitter.com/Bosni94/status/1130891221684183040
>Clashes are still taking places on Tall Hawash axis.
Aviation resumes air strikes on HTS and friends in several areas in Hama and Idlib.https://twitter.com/Bosni94/status/1130893337014284289
>pro-militant al-Bab account: Russian warplanes are flying over al-Bab, accompanied by a reconnaissance plane for more than an hour.https://twitter.com/Bosni94/status/1130897888425521152
>Sheikh Idriss< Nabudah, >Humayrat< and Tall Hawash all under army control.
- via TF pagehttps://twitter.com/Bosni94/status/1130902261390041088
>US raising alarm about possible use of chemical weapons by #Syria|n President Bashar al-Assad
"We continue to see signs…including an alleged chlorine attack in northwest Syria on the morning of May 19"https://twitter.com/jseldin/status/1130951540401950721
>US says there will be consequences if use of chemical weapons by #Assad in #Syria is confirmed
"We repeat our warning that if the Assad regime uses chemical weapons, the United States and our allies will respond quickly and appropriately" per @statedeptspoxhttps://twitter.com/jseldin/status/1130952084084412416
R&U videos>Battles for Syria | May 21st 2019 | Jihadi counterattack on Idlib Fronthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XB6bnh0jdQ
Letting you guys know that yes, I’m still alive.
Looks like SAA retreated from Kafr Nabudah early in the morning.
>They did not take the whole town only east part. Very huge Jihadi losses and also many SAA KIA and WIA
SAA better do something other than fighting defensively real soon.