78f5d No.235728[Last 50 Posts]
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Devs Aug 5>Syrian military cancels truce in N Syria, will resume operations. SyAF bombed the militant-held town of Khan Sheikhoun>militant forces in NW Syria have refused to withdraw from the 20-kilometer-deep demilitarized zone around the Aleppo, Latakia, Hama, and Idlib governorates>NE Latakia:RuAF launches massive attack after militants allegedly target Hmeimim Airbase.Russia says no casualties or damage at Hmeimim AB>unconfirmed:SAA gives militants until end of Eid(Aug 16) to withdraw from demilitarized zone. SAA will continue to target the militants inside the demilitarized zone until they withdraw>Erdogan:Turkey informed US, Russia about upcoming military operation in E Euphrates region>Massive explosion at Shayrat Airbase on Saturday kills 28 soldiers. Several explosions took place at an ammunition depot, which was believed to have overheated due to the temperature>India revokes jammu and kashmir’s special status, puts army on high alert>3 saudi airfields targeted in coordinated houthi attack.Last 3 months, Houthis carried out 60 drone attacks on southern Saudi Arabia. According to them Abha airport was struck 16 times, Jizan airport 14 times, Najran 11 times and King Khalid airbase 9 times.>Egypt’s Sisi vows to ‘eradicate brutal terrorism’ after car bomb attack in Cairo leaves 20 killed
Fugg, sorry pingu!
Btw, how are things with poos atm?
np maybe next time.>how are things with poos atm?
Forces of both countries on full alert. Fighters flying combat air patrols and naval forces have left port but mostly politicians kvetching on both sides of the border.
Let's just hope that wind blows from the west so in case somethign will go wrong all the shit will fall on chinks nips and gooks.
Lel, well see what happens next. The Indians have pissed off the Chinese aswell with this maneuver. The Chinks claim the Ladakh part of Jammu & Kashmir.
>Russian warplanes target missiles in the town of Mdayaya and Khan Shekhoun city in the southern countryside of Idlib, coinciding with the army helicopter bombardment of the barrel bombs of Al-Hbeit and Tal Aas of the southern countryside of Idlib.http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.434379&lon=36.599751&z=13&m=bs&gz=0;365390682;354313722;360488;404127;1131248;82519;0;61541;501251;0
>Army units destroy two rocket launchers on the outskirts of Al-Habeit town
how's that affecting Pakistan in any way? from what i understand, it's in pakistan's favor because now they appear more favorably compared to india's stance on kashmir
Probably wrong position of Jaysat in the link.
Situation according to pro-rebel media.
Jaysat is where my wiki link goes to so i guess it's correct afterall.
New SAA action coming soon
>Al-Hobait in the southern under SAA fire
>Severe clashes take place between Syrian Arab Army and militants on Kabani axis in Lattakia countryside
It's "Damioun" farms apparently.
Will they break it? ;^)
Thank You, (((Greatest Ally)))!
okay, this is epic
So taking Zakah and posturing towards Kafr Zita was the ruse to weaken the defense at Tell Sakhr and al-Ha…Hobait.
Since they're taking Hobait, the only logical move afterwards is that they're aiming for Khan Sheikhoun and creating a kotel, otherwise, why bother?
Man, the Athshan-Sukayk-al Tamanah axis can't open soon enough.
Nah Doc, it's jsut your chronical depression.
BTW, anyone knows what is going on in Aden?
>>235991>it's jsut your chronical depression
but still, i feel like the war is becoming a stalemate
>>235994>offensive just started after few months of wow fucking nothing>stalemate
Come on now. It's not 2015-2018 gainz tempo, but it's something.
snail pace and the damocles sword of political agreement to status quo looming makes me think it wont end well
With the current situation first pic needs papa roach more than dolan.
>The rebels reportedly retook the village of al-Jisat south of al-Habit
>t. pro-rebel source
>>235994>but still, i feel like the war is becoming a stalemate
wow sceintist professor dr dr doofenschmirtz over here with the unique insight
>The Taliban do not necessarily read meters per se, but levy what they estimate is fair and issue a payment receipt similar in appearance to the one provided by the state electricity company. The Taliban have also attacked towers in government-controlled areas to coerce the state electricity company to restore power where it has been cut off. According to one Breshna employee, ‘they threaten us to get us to fix or extend coverage, and if we don’t do it quickly they blow something up. Then we have two problems to
fix instead of one. So usually we try to meet their demands promptly’.77 One (rather extreme) example is attacks on electricity infrastructure in Baghlan, the site of a major electricity tower that links power supplies from Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to Kabul and four other provinces. When power has been cut to Taliban areas of Baghlan and Kunduz, as it was most recently in the spring of 2018, the Taliban have attacked the tower and disrupted power to the capital, capturing news headlines and reminding people how far their reach extends.78 According to another Breshna official, ‘the Taliban have responsibility over everything in their areas, and our people, the mechanics and engineers, are only working with their permission’.79https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/resource-documents/12269.pdf
Interesting. This may explain the power outages in Maymana.
This study challenges prevailing notions of control, clearly illustrating that the Taliban do not have to
take territory to control it. Following the brief period
in 2015–16 when the Taliban appeared to focus on capturing cities and grabbing headlines, their strategy has focused on creeping influence. They have already made the point that they have the military capacity to take some cities, but dramatic sieges are labour- and resource- intensive, and urban centres cannot be held once taken. Military operations of this nature also cause panic and mass exodus, making it more difficult for the Taliban
to retain control and restore order. Aid agencies and businesses withdraw and trade slows down, reducing the potential Taliban tax base and angering civilians.
Arguably, there is no need to capture a city if atmospheric coercion, punctuated by occasional violence, is enough to ensure the population submits to Taliban authority. The critical point, and one which is often missed in analyses of Taliban control, is that governance does not come after the capture of territory, but precedes it. Coercion, coupled with the more popular aspects of Taliban governance such as justice, softens the ground. Taliban governance does not supplant the Afghan government but co-opts and augments it, resulting in a hybrid service delivery arrangement. Even in Kunduz
City, which is ostensibly under government control, the author saw Taliban letters pasted up in the central chowk (bazaar), was shown receipts for Taliban tax payments and saw the results of the Taliban’s monitoring and regulation of classes in private universities (i.e. curtains placed across rooms to enforce gender segregation, objectionable pages ripped out of textbooks). In districts that NATO classifies as contested or under government control, the district centre is all that remains of a government presence, and even this is extremely limited. District governors, judges and other state officials may reside elsewhere for their own safety, and those who remain do so at the discretion of the local Taliban. The Afghan national security forces appear to have struck tacit deals with the Taliban in many districts, in effect unofficial mini-détentes. It is not uncommon for checkpoints to be manned by government police or soldiers until around
4 p.m., when they retreat and the Taliban assume their positions until the following morning. The fact that the Taliban collect taxes far beyond the borders of areas in which they have territorial dominance further underscores the need to rethink what constitutes Taliban control (Mansfield, 2017).
For the Taliban, control of people – rather than control of territory or popular support – is the priority. They seek to control the population, mainly to prevent people from informing upon them or acting against them. They use governance to keep the population at least marginally satisfied, and this, in combination with their coercive power, helps secure the population in areas under their influence or control. As such, the provision of public goods and strict regulations on personal behaviour are driven by ideology, but are also designed to control the population. The Taliban use outright violence against those they perceive as a threat, which in turn sends a message to the rest of the civilian population about what happens to those who might act against them. As Hirose et al. find in their study of Taliban targeting, the Taliban exhibit ‘an impressive, if imperfect, ability to monitor civilian attitudes, one that is likely more sophisticated and extensive than ISAF’s efforts’ (Hirose et al., 2017). Indeed, this Taliban strategy has been far more effective than
the other side’s efforts to win the war through capturing Afghan ‘hearts and minds’.
This is reflected in the ways in which civilians understand ‘support’. Most civilians interviewed were either confused by or outright hostile to questions regarding whether they support the Taliban or the government. Kalyvas, writing more generally about
civil wars, suggests that ‘most “ordinary” people appear
to display a combination of weak preferences and opportunism, both of which are subject to survival considerations’ (Kalyvas, 2006: 103). A more accurate observation might be that ordinary Afghans feel they
have very little choice in the matter; they tend to be conservative, basing most of their decisions on what
they believe will enhance their chances of survival. At
the same time, however, the Taliban must also, at least to some degree, prioritise the real-world concerns of their constituents, to prevent the widespread dissatisfaction that they fear would lead civilians to inform upon them. Their ideology has had to be reconfigured to fit these demands. One former official explained that ‘they know now that they have the support of the people. They cannot go against the will of the people because they need civilian support, so they have to change some of their ideas’.81 Such arrangements between insurgents and civilians
are based on mutual yet unequal exchange and geared towards cementing ‘an informal social contract that can render an insurgent government a legitimate authority, thereby bolstering its position in its competition with the incumbent state’ (Mampilly, 2011: 52). Insurgent governance, in other words, is not government for government’s sake. It is another means of waging war.
Following last night attack #SAA with #RuAF/#SyAAf cover captured the villages of Sakhar, Tal Sakhar, Mushairifa &Jaysat from #HTS northwestern #Hama #Syriahttps://twitter.com/islamicworldupd/status/1159791265665470464>>235982
just a bit monotonous
#SAA attack on on eastern frontline repelled by rebels
10 soldiers killed incl officers>t. rebel sourceshttps://twitter.com/islamicworldupd/status/1159786963379064832
fake grass from football field
guess they don't have room for helipads on the nearby area
SAA on the southern outskirts of Hobait
Bonus: tonki tonkihttps://youtu.be/87MTCHUAYd4
>>236209>the trench in the 3rd pic
So this is the might of Idlib defenders?
Reminds me of Ghouta and how there was nothing after natural obstacles.
Oh, supposedly Houthi's al-Malik's brother was rekt by KSA in an air-strike.
Invoking a jihad as vengance for his death and liberating Al-Ka'ba from wahabbis when?
Before the war there was 8 houthi brothers, i wonder how many are left.
Maybe SAA got discouraged with all the recent ATGM strikes? They took plenty of casualties.
Supposed heavy ordnance rebel losses during N. Hama offensive:
TANKS- 22 Destroyed, captured, or damaged.
BMPs- 11 Destroyed, captured, or damaged.
TRUCKS- 6 Destroyed, captured, or damaged
APCs- 19 Destroyed, captured, or damaged.
BULLDOZERS- 2 Destroyed, captured, or damaged
MLRS SYSTEMS/VEHICLES- 7 Destroyed, captured, or damaged.
MOTORBIKES- 3 Destroyed, captured, or damaged.
TECHNICALS- 96 Destroyed, captured, or damaged.
UNKNOWN VEHICLES- 9 Destroyed, captured, or damaged. 4 Armored.
PANTERA APCs- 3 Destroyed, captured, or damaged.
BVP-1 TYPES- 2 Destroyed, captured, or damaged
2S1 GVOZDIKA- 1 Destroyed, captured, or damaged
ARTILLERY- 1 Destroyed, captured, or damaged.
How many more tanks they keep there?
The Rose of the Desert is the new & younger & hotter & better M.
Who is 007 then?
Nice list.>How many more tanks they keep there?
Yeah that's pretty wild for only one front and they have to be keeping a couple for Aleppo.
There's probably even more unaccounted for from airstrikes on warehouses.
>SuAF, SAA artillery target Habit militants
>SAA target Turkish op.point Sher Magar.
Another attempt on the Kabani axis in Latakia ongoing.
Fucken Stalingrad attempts, wasting lives of good lads
After that crest it's smooth sailing down to Shughur so you just know the Uyghurs and Chechens are putting everything into it - and tons of them are getting smoked by thermobarics.
>>236264>tons of them are getting smoked by thermobarics.
I want to believe, haven't seen a single pic though. I know, I know, no one is there to take a pic. Seems like a wait-for-the-other-fronts front anyway. Tigers should get that fucken ammo in 2013 and hold Jisr..
Russians are on the ground and in the air on this front, i can't come up with any reasons thermobarics wouldn't be involved.>Seems like a wait-for-the-other-fronts front anyway
Similar as in Daraa when the 4th kept the city lads occupied whilst el Tigro ravaged the countryside i guess.
Disappointing 4th can't advance on their own anymore.
>Rebels sources: Heavy classes for Habit
>Unconfirmed: The army enters Habit on the southern side
Hmm, any pics of Ruski SSOs or TOS-1 or whatever in Latakia from last 2-3 months? Haven't seen any, really.>Disappointing 4th can't advance on their own anymore.
Eh, with Rafi's brother from Liwa al-Quds being in prison for ISIS bussiness running I think anything is possible. Maybe Maher is inter-fighting with mkhabarat al-jawyia and has Suheil&friends on his ass? Maybe Bashar doesn't like him, maybe Ruskies don't really want to help the 4th with air support? Dozens of reasons.
>>236273>pics of Ruski SSOs
right here brah >>236208>TOS-1
not that i've seen
Feels silly to hinder progress on a second front, but arabs lol i guess.
Will they hold it though? Then there’s point 1125 which is the worst one.
Hopefully now that the blyatskis are more prominent on the scene.
>The army is on the fringes of Habit, fierce conflicts persist
Oh geez clashes long into the night, damn, my bet is on SAA anyway.
Fighting for a town in the dark though, very risky.
SAA, please, hire Sean Connery to do the job. I'm kidding.
SAA should do everything possible to save your average Hakim. Let the aviation and political process take care of the jihadis. Pointless to get some fine dudes from Latakia or DeZ fucked for idiotic Idlob.
>>235870>>235870>how's that affecting Pakistan in any way? from what i understand, it's in pakistan's favor because now they appear more favorably compared to india's stance on kashmir
It does look as if things are in favor of Pakistan but only in appearance. As of yet it hasn't resulted in any diplomatic success.
The UN released their usual (((deep concern))) statement regarding the issue that both sides should refrain from escalation and called on all parties to refrain from taking steps that could affect the status of Jammu and Kashmir(even though the Indians did just that). The Saudis and the Americans also expressed similar sentiments. The outliers here were Turkey and UAE. Erdogan had a telephonic conversation with Imran Khan and also expressed concern over the recent developments but assured support to backing Pakistan's stance. While UAE similar to others also called for talks but its ambassador to India termed the event an internal matter and backed India's manouver[5a]. China does seem pissed with this development as I said earlier[ >>235748
] they claim Ladakh part of Jammu & Kashmir to be their territory. Though how this will develop into concrete steps remains to be seen.
Some government officials in Pakistan even had the bright idea to threaten to disrupt the Afghan peace process in order to get the Americans to pressure the Indians(Reportedly they relented from further pursuing this course of action). Either they failed to realize or went on ahead despite knowing that it is because of India's Afghan strategy completely failing and being effectively sidelined by Pakistan in the peace process[7a] is one of the reasons that they decided to abrogate the autonomous status of their controlled part of Jammu and Kashmir for which they were planing to do for sometime now(Trumps remarks about willing to mediate the Kashmir issue while meeting Imran Khan, which caught him by surprise, in Washington seems to have pushed the Indians to carry out their plans earlier then they wanted to). The Indians fear that should peace be achieved in Afghanistan on Pakistan's terms, the Pakistanis will shift their attention towards the eastern front and really turn up the heat in Kashmir and they are absolutely correct. So it is imperative for Pakistan that the talks continue without any problems. Also the Americans are already fucking over the Indians by negotiating a withdrawal* while barely giving a second thought to their concerns in Afghanistan I do not think the US is willing to fuck them over on the Kashmir issue as well if they ever hope to carry out their strategy to contain China in which India plays a central part. Even the Afghan Taliban released a statement essentially saying don't drag us into this shit.
Though it has to be mentioned that the Indians might not be under any severe diplomatic pressure yet but things are not looking good for them as well. By arresting the Kashmiri leaders who were willing to work with the Indian government and ordering curfews and total communications blackouts they are alienating the locals even those that were not hostile to the government. News reports have surfaced indicating that large protests took place yesterday in there[11, 11a]. Add in the fact that the insurgency in recent years has been increasingly becoming localized and the growing religious tensions in India this can easily exacerbate the situation.
So we shall see how all of this plays out.
*of-course there is a possibility that it might not even happen but we will talk about that at a latter time.
thanks for the insights
Ah so they started on the other side of the front too?
Today is a good day.
Dare I say.. Morek and Lataminah will be pocketed?
and Kafr Zita, sure looks like it.
A group of terrorists hiding in a trench just got rekt southeast of Habithttps://twitter.com/Syrian_MC/status/1160145693010518016
Are the SAA trying to advance southeast too?
According to Leith, Tigers are there and confirm they only control the hill.https://twitter.com/leithfadel/status/1160183853845286914
i got an idea for an OC
All we can do is to wait.
>Rebels sources: Habit front collapsed
al-tarmah doing gods work
literally means "the ass"
>Ass tigers are now entering the town of Habit
I'm breaking Al-Habit tonight!!!
i believe there must be an error in the translation to latin alphabet
highly doubt SAA is on such levels of unironic shitposting
I dunno Doc, ayyyrabs can sometimes pretty funny.
*can sometimes be
that's how it's written in arabic
There's an unexploded shell in my boot!
>Everybody out partying on a Saturday so I have post the updates now…https://twitter.com/syrian_mc/status/1160290209575178240?s=21
#SAA captured 90% of Al Habit
look more like it fell because it ran out of battery
I don't know shit about drones but it started buzzing like it was on full blast when he grabbed it, what am i missing.
Two videos of the SVBIED that hit tell sukayk todayhttps://twitter.com/1982cgd/status/1160291883899375616https://twitter.com/1982cgd/status/1160319247165378561
SAA can't let this shit happen every time they capture something, lay a spike mat or some shit.
throttling of the rotors as he was moving it (thus creating an artificial force of air against the blade's motion)
but my point was that his gun looks very ineffective
>>236803>but my point was that his gun looks very ineffective
It jammed the drone so it did it's work but i wonder if there are anti-drone rifles that actually fries the electronics or hijacks the drone controls.
>TIP and Wal-Jihad associated terrorists stationed in Habithttps://twitter.com/DocPakistan/status/1160335107007418368
I do recall seeing an official TIP picture from Habit earlier today so it's not bullshit.
>>236813>It jammed the drone so it did it's work
way too slow, imagine if it was carrying grenades, people would have died by then>that actually fries the electronics
not at that scale, that would imply sending an electromagnetic impulse too strong to be contained in a puny handheld weaponhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_pulse#Non-nuclear_electromagnetic_pulse_(NNEMP)>hijacks the drone controls.
should be possible on a handheld device, but that would require being able to find the right signal frequency and decrypting the signal if it's working with encryption
honestly the best technology to get rid of drones is a shotgun loaded with birdshot
>>236826>way too slow
Did it actually move in the video?>honestly the best technology to get rid of drones is a shotgun loaded with birdshot
Yep, but overkill during just a protest.
>Eastern Al Habit farms are said to be under the control of the armyhttps://twitter.com/Bosni94/status/1160496198609973250
probably just farmlands and not a village.
>Regime Axis Forces have captured Al-Sukayk village from Syrian Opposition Forces
Suck it commiehttps://twitter.com/VivaRevolt/status/1160580634722611201
Shitmaps might be needed…
Why do they even bother anymore?
Latest ANNA News on Arbain/Zakah, no translation yet.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PPERgVoNc4
Launching SVBIEDs? Because they are desperate?
I can’t make Shitmaps on mobile, only districtmaps ;-;
This is unironically the best I can get you.
And yes I tried to get the desktop link but it redirects me to the mobile link
GoFundMe -> Ebin's new computer for shitmaps and updates.
>Less than 24 hours after its liberation .. Syrian Defense Minister visits the town of al-Habit in the countryside of Idlib under the guidance of President Assad
ATGM strike on a bunch of SAA doofuses at the Sukayk axishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kvCHTssAQM
Man, the difference between the two fronts is astronomical.
Well I guess if his neighbour would find out he would have his hand chopped off.
>>237071>HTS is currently engaged in a major counterattack on Habit>Both sides confirm clashes are taking placehttps://twitter.com/syria_map/status/1160645164110700544>claiming Habit on telegram and now on twitter. And they’re saying they’ve taken the town. Zero word of this from SAA people though.https://twitter.com/NotWoofers/status/1160643833580916738
no proof yet
Nice. They hold the high ground which means for the first time the SAA have a good chance of taking the city innit?
>On Monday morning, opposition activists reported that a large Turkish military convoy was traveling through the town of Ma’arat Al-Nu’man and making their way to the observation post in the northern Hama town of Morek.https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/turkey-not-backing-down-in-northern-hama-new-military-convoy-arrives/
Could be additional hands to dismantle the post, who knows.
Ah yes! the ol' send reinforcements to help retreat tactic! A Clausewitz Classic!
Do you know how logistics work?
>>237363>Al Bouidah is not secured yet, it’s considered no mans land (situation will change later tonight)http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.316403&lon=36.695969&z=16&m=bs&show=/20968525/Buwaydah>The #SAA captured Tara’a i hill and advancing towards Al Tamanah
See previous link.
smart, you'd think modern militaries would have transitioned to remote controlled tanks
uran-9 didn't work too good
>>237389>high profile threadlet overbuilt APC>doesn't perform well
imagine my sock
the point of these is to make them easy to replace and low profile
you don't build a drone for the same goals as a tank
Rebel media outlets are saying Iranian militias and Hezbollah are leading the charge east of Khan Sheikhoun, seems mostly like desperate damage control.
>>237391>the point of these is to make them easy to replace and low profile
I agree, but is low profile a real point or just common sense?
>>237394> but is low profile a real point or just common sense?
StuGs in the normandy campaign utterly BTFO'd amerimutt tanks because they used the bocage landscape to stay out of sight and pop out of unexpected places where they can't be seen by enemy tank crews in the distance
the only place where low profile might not be useful is in purely flat territory like a desert (ie north african campaign of WW2)
dont talk back to me
At least green busses destination is close. ;^)
a paddle boat across the Euphrat if you don't like your village going back to the government jej
>>237410>im an idiot:
These are the villages which have signed a reconciliation agreement today: >Hunaydah http://wikimapia.org/17057820 >Abbad http://wikimapia.org/25602285 >N and S Safsafah http://wikimapia.org/36644846 http://wikimapia.org/2572437 >Tabqa http://wikimapia.org/12943328 >Ayd al-Kabir http://wikimapia.org/29476319
no way this is legit. like how the fuck would Tabqa either manage to organize itself to leave the SDF nor would the SDF (overlords) allow this.
Oh shit it's in Raqqa, just noticed.
Noice. Hope more areas will drop the eternal kurdoids.
lmao imiagine this becomeing real and "safe zones" coming into effect within the timespan of a single week; quite unfortunate week for the SDF>>237412
too good to be real tbqh
>Russian hired, Serbian special forces were active for the first time in Kabina front today. (In Zuwayqat and point 122)https://twitter.com/Alqalqal/status/1160990395179982852
Serbian special forces, Iranian militias, you can tell the jihadis are losing big time.
Reconciliation =/= SDF will leave
>Intense clashes currently taking place on the Kabenah front
Another ATGM to large crowd on Sukayk fronthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aq4VCNj487Q
ANNA News on Hobait storming:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25pb4YtiHsg
No translation yet.
>>237430>The southern outskirts of Kabani village are under attack by the army
any time now
Ahh the footage starting at 2:00 is surreal. Looks like space wars through the NV.
>Part of Tiger's strength is transferred to Sukayk
>>237418>Serbian special forces
meaning serbian militias of possibly ex SOF status?
no way official serbian troops are there >>237419
true. have no idea of the actual agreements of the reconciliation, but it should give way for heads to bump nad friction to arise
does the SAA (RuAF) bomb mosques (if they have to) or do they avoid it as much as the US claims to, do you know?
>>237467>meaning serbian militias of possibly ex SOF status?
Serbians affiliated with/hired by Wagner or just made up pro-rebel propaganda bullshit.
I'm leaning towards the latter since they started claiming iranian militias/Hezbollah are on the Sukayk front today aswell.>it should give way for heads to bump nad friction to arise
RuAF definitely tries to avoid bombing mosques, I've only seen footage of Syrian artillery "accidentally" hitting them.
It can almost be considered a miracle that not a single minaret in Habit got hit considering the SAA's GRAD-strategy.
>>237459>A “Magnus” rescue team, which began the search, helped German police identify him>Hilik Magnus
btw I know this guy
used to live in the same area
he's Swedish and kinda looks like old Varg >>237461
wait till you see thishttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/12/arts/television/our-boys-hbo.html
Never seen a single swede with that name, is that guy some sort of wizard?
But yeah, Tabqa Airbase is American soil nowadays so no way José they'll let this area return to Syria.
>>237482>Never seen a single swede with that name
yes that's a nickname>Yechiel “Hilik” Magnus was born in 1949, in Malmö, Sweden, then moved with his family to Israel.
>is that guy some sort of wizard?
he's in _every_ foreign rescue involving israelis/jews
as usual jews have to rely on foreign Übermensches to save themhttps://www.timesofisrael.com/meet-hilik-magnus-israels-top-search-and-rescue-expert/https://youtu.be/nhutTR2stew
What an absolute weirdo lel
epic beard tho
Good and long article on children of jihadi fucks and their wanna-be-toibois = women. AFP is crying why Iraq, fuck, don't execute 15yo completely indoctrinated full Dawlat jihadis. They're providing a wider view too - of course it's, well, bad.
What would you do with these young jihad? Honestly I'd say Interpol/Frontex check every single one in Europe (they do have the budget to do that), if in doubt - send them to Idlob Zoo or Afgan.
Acc to this Ruskie drones are still flying, possibly helicopters and air strikes toohttps://twitter.com/jisrtv/status/1160996607795617792
>>237499>I will be in America by Friday>just in time to be bombarded with Epstein pedogate horseshit by TVs in public area and relatives arguing fruitlessly about this politics
come to think of it, spending any time in America is probably dreadful since there is always some political clusterfuck going on.>>237509
Hitlerjugend kids managed to never be allowed to mount any resurgence, so they ought to be able to manage the same in Iraq.>did you forget to link the archive article btw?
What do you think fascist, this badge is universal in the MUSLIM WORLD!
This kid is surely an Uyghur displaced from his family due to ASSAD PUTIN REGIME destroying l*yalist s*ria enclaves of peaceful Tribals.
It's kontraunderrättelsetjänst manipulation, that what it is, that picture!
Article is here, I thought you'll find it easily, it's on the AFP front page: https://making-of.afp.com/les-enfants-de-daech
Serioues note: reconcilated FSA moderate-jihadis might form the backbone of TAF observation points in Idleb.
After Dara'a (90%) and other reconcilation deals plenty of not-so-moderate my-life-against-Assad jihadis might've joined the TAF, since there's completely open passage of people on T/S border.
That would explain weird actions on TAF OPs. Yet assigning retarded fucks to do this job seems quite low even for TAF.
Wouldn't turkmen or other "TFSA" N Aleppo goons with more loyalty to Erdomeme be more suitable for such a job than corrupt southern Syrian mercenaries?
Like those red beret wearing doofuses pledging allegiance to Erdo in turkish…
>>237525>that pic>Oh no no no no
please dont be legit kek>>237516
do you guys btw even know what Bild Zeitung (newspaper) is like?
pic related is what the typical covers always include: Celebrity drama, huge ads and naked women.
It is the single most degenerate widely popular newspaper in germany (great though for when we were 11 standing at the bus stopto go to school crowding around the newspaperdispencery flipping thrugh practically a playboy, since at least every second page has some nude woman spread about).
It is so ironic that someone like Julian Röpcke who works for that degenerate newspaper is somehow siding with jihadist. His article condeming assad and praising Nusra might literally be on the same page as a woman cuping her breasts
Yes but most people have more important things to focus on IRL.
Aftermath of failed HTS counterattack on Sukaykhttps://youtu.be/9Dg2UT8paQ0
>Rumors of Negotiations between Elders of Sarakeb and Maraat al Nouman with Russian Center for Reconciliation on Surrender of Cities to Army
>>237642>TIP announced that they have joined the Hama battles
It's a chink showdown!
Not sure if I should laugh or cry. The English subtitles are more or less 100% correct in translation.
Jesus Christ getting this much wrong on chans is painful to watch listen to. Cringe factor to the max.
>Kafr Ayn under Army control>for three hours preliminary shelling of the village Kafr Ayn east of Habit and takfiri accounts have not reported anythinghttps://twitter.com/Bosni94/status/1161361070558195712http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.444589&lon=36.568358&z=17&m=bs&show=/13245623/Kafr-Ayn
imma hold off on believing it's taken until we see some proofz
I am surprised of the frequency of the SAA night attacks. And they mostly succeed. Did uncle Vlad provided them with some nightvision and other useful gear?
Most of the gains since Tel Malah has been during night time, Tigers definitely got better gear.
Video showing background uncensored tells another story though.https://twitter.com/Alqalqal/status/1161381258880016388
99% sure it's on the top of Jabal Zuweiqat which means SAA don't control it.
>Collage of 72 #ATGM hits on #Assad loyalist targets. All were shot during the ongoing Assad's forces offensive in #Idlib and #Hama countryside. Most hits courtesy of #NLF >>237648
thanks for confirming
Interesting. Fanatic jihadis pwn3d? No one knows how? Interesting.
The mood in Idlib is so grim. Not a single jihadi social media account is downplaying the SAA advance on Khan Shaykhoun.
Even the accounts who previously downplayed SAA victories in Aleppo, Ghouta, Daraa, and Salma are depressed about this one.https://twitter.com/Souria4Syrians/status/1161392999995252737
>Aas>Tell Aas>Khirbat Murshid>al-Muntar>al-Muntar farms
>"al-Salam" checkpoint, on the western entrance of Khan Shaykhun, is now under SAA controlhttp://wikimapia.org/30152414/Military-Checkpoint-Salaam
>Clashes in the western neighborhoods of the city.>So begins the Battle of Khan Shaykhun.https://twitter.com/syria_map/status/1161563306093678592
Its probably happening.
Lets wait for more reports
>Military sources: the National Liberation Front regains control of the al-Salam checkpoint near Khan Sheikhoun south of Idlib after the advance of Russian militias under the cover of heavy air raidshttps://twitter.com/SyriCall/status/1161567226039799809
if this is true lets hope that there was no actual advance inside the town
im so happy that there are gainz but when the war ends where do we go?
IMO all reports of SAA entering the town is rebel disinformation.
>After gaining control of Kafr Ayn, Tell As, Khirbat Murshid and Mintar, the army is setting-up its defense in the region and moved to no other point.>The enemy is trying to raise morale by spreading the news of army's control over the Salem Barrier and Salt Factory and later announcing that it has retaken it.
- reporter with armyhttps://twitter.com/Bosni94/status/1161584158273093633
Most operations lately were carried during the night and such a sudden attack at the town didnt really make sense. Well, lets hope that with the recent advances the evacuation process accelerates
Any clues about where they are evacuating to?
Most of the militants will probably transfered away of the front and if they dont get bombed by the russians they will regroup
Civilians at Idlib and other urban centers
Also>According to information, the front north and east of Habit was mainly held by foreigners and most of them retreated to Jisr.https://twitter.com/Bosni94/status/1161537384690913282
is this the abu hajar mobile?
Unconfirmed: Su-22 downed
>It is said that the Turkestanis have the pilot
>Bombing of the southern section of Khan Shaykhun is halted for all the right reasonshttps://twitter.com/Syrian_MC/status/1161703527468740610
I assume the t*rks are leaving.
woops, supposedly old footage
Quite sure it should be ex airman rather than ex airforce soldier>>237884
so did they use a manpad to shoot the jet down? Or did the aircraft got too close to gunfire?
>>237898>so did they use a manpad to shoot the jet down? Or did the aircraft got too close to gunfire?
We don't know yet.
what kind of RPG has such a thin head?
shooter looked like a lesbian. he will probably get raped by some other muzzies in jail
Oh shit nigga they're almost in Khan Sheikhoun!
Zaytuna, Kafr Tab, Tal As = FRIEND
Ah shit poor guy's gotta be decapitated. Hope they'll trade him for some jihadi prisoners so he can get back up in his jet and bomb the fucks he was traded for.
Unlikely though. Best of luck pilot buddy!
As-Salam (150m before Khan Sheikhoun, pretty much it's suburbs) witnessing heavy clashes tonight.
Rebels recaptured it.
Acc to RuAF activity yesterday and today jihadis dropped the M5 as a route for reinforcing Khan Sheikhoun.
Now they move from Maarat al-Numan, Kafr Rumah, Kafr Nabel, Kafr Sajnah and Maarat Tayrah. Roughly.
AK-104 with a drum, RPG-26 at the position of #Russian special forces in #Syria.>>237943
slav takeover complete
Lots of disinfo about villages captured being spread, i'll hold off on posting anything until more reliable sources post.
R&U videos>Battles for Syria | August 14th 2019 | Images and updates from Idlib Fronthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcoP_TTASvE
>Report from Douma | August 2019 | Eastern Damascus, Syriahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVBbBAXZ7tk
This front is a disaster, militants are putting all their eggs in this basket and when SAA lost momentum failing to take tell al-ter'i they became sitting ducks for ATGMs.
Jihadi media are claiming that they've captured the village but no evidence yet.
IMO SAA should retreat and focus on the western front which thankfully is making progress.
i'm back niggas
Explosions audible over Homs countryside as result of Syrian air defense engaging targetshttps://twitter.com/lummideast/status/1162103666662359040>>238100
#Syria: explosions heard in multiple areas (probably air defenses), but it's the area of #Masyaf which is targeted by missiles.https://twitter.com/QalaatAlMudiq/status/1162107012680998913
conflicting reports>Still unconfirmed: >IAF warplanes targeting areas in Homs and Damascus https://twitter.com/no_itsmyturn/status/1162106627845230592
would make sense for bibi to divert attention from the ilhan ban fallout
#UPDATE: Syrian MoD confirms a missile was launched from airspace over northern Lebanon towards Masyaf in northwest Syria, claims it was shot down by Syrian air defenceshttps://twitter.com/ELINTNews/status/1162110343797182465https://twitter.com/mod_gov_sy/status/1162109947120967681
decoy? iirc they did it last time then an hour later started the actual attack
Situation ended for (now)
2 reconnaissance UAVs were destroyedhttps://twitter.com/Syrian_MC/status/1162110571447275520
Looking for another depot to blow?
Reports that Abu Salman Belarus, leader of Malhama Tactical who trained #HTS special forces was killed in northern #Syria https://twitter.com/Ibra_Joudeh/status/1162111218003468290>>238133
gotta distract the goyim
u w0t m8?
Urgent // # Special // Tigers Army and Armed Forces liberate the hill west Medaya overlooking Abdin
Means to bring down # Abdeen Nariahttps://twitter.com/nm79797979/status/1162132060846403584
All of them got thermal/NV huh
Morning will tell for sure, they might be dealing with heavy counter attacks if the capture is true.
With the release of Khan Sheikhoun, the means to start the project to reopen the Aleppo-Damascus International Highway and open the Idlib Front on its wide roads and the fall of the first fort of terrorists in Idlib province, in addition to isolating Hama countryside from Idlib.https://twitter.com/nm79797979/status/1162140701796306944
SyrianRussian Air Force / Syrian Air Force inflict airstrikes on positions of forces of terrorist groups in the vicinity of Serakib.https://twitter.com/StasSwanky/status/1162139440355184641
>Commander of Al-Quds Brigade for Sama TV: Al-Latamneh, Morek, Kafr Zita and Latmeen have become almost empty and ready for the entry of the SAA
>>238315>Marat Numan and Sarakeb have agreed to surrender to the Syrian army. We'll see in the next few days
No way this is true. IT would've solved the offensive pretty much with almost whole M5 under army.
Rumours and as stated, HTS can just arrest the troublemakers.
pro-HTS twitter claiming they "regained control of Rakaya"
I haven't seen any pro-SAA claims of capturing or even assaulting the town.http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.498255&lon=36.576383&z=16&m=bs&show=/10636825/Rakaya
>>238340>Regime Axis Forces are attempting to storm Rakaya Sijnahhttps://twitter.com/VivaRevolt/status/1162366514072363010
Snus any opinion on the recent news about SAA capturing all the hills south of Kabani?
I see. Last week Leith was reporting it. Probably there was some truth to it but most likely they had to retreat
When at-Tamani (north of Sukayk) is captured - Khan Sheikhoun will be next for the ULTIMATE KOTEL
They're getting ready for the counter attack. Sunset in Syria in ~2h
I think we've missed it, quite important.
Joint TAF/RF forces patrols in Tal Rifaat started.https://ria.ru/20190814/1557514672.html
>Breaking , Abdeen , Mager Hanteh and Harsh Taweleh North Al-Habiet Under SAA Controlhttps://twitter.com/MIG29_/status/1162396776881709059
Man, this shit is confusing.
"Harsh" is an area with trees (not populated) so the recently added village "Harash" on wikimapia is obviously misnamed.
Abdin on wikimapia and google maps is Khirbat Abdin on geonames so "Harash" could be Khirbat Abdin or Maghar al-Hantah (the name is used on a village west of Maghar al-Hammam) which surely must have been taken earlier if it was where it is on wikimapia.
Now there's "Harsh Taweleh" which i have never seen anywhere… fuck it i'll just post a snusmap based on my assumptions.
Pretty good defensive position. It would be wise to fortify these to reppel country attacks. Meanwhile advance east from that front and simultanously north-west from Sukayk. No point to advance further north when Khan Sheikhoun is waiting.
>>238411>advance east from that front
For some reason the SAA seems reluctant to storm Khan Sheikhoun from the west and this group of SAA is obviously stronger than the one on Sukayk, if GRAD shelling is an indicator of SAA movement, the madmen will try to reach the M-5 north of Khan Sheikhun and force the jihadists to redirect troops from the Sukayk front to stop that.
Pic related, they might even go for Kafr Sejena to secure paved roads to the M-5.http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.512946&lon=36.598034&z=13&m=w&gz=0;365732288;354773767;0;0;39482;241802;161361;475150;827407;156551>north-west from Sukayk
Sukayk front failed miserably, i hope those 5th corps reinforcements >>238381
are heading there.
>>238415>try to reach the M-5 north of Khan Sheikhun
This is madness. They'll get raped with ATGMs and minefields. They'll be overstretched like a 50y/o Philipino hooker.
I think Sukayk is much more reasonable.
Unless.. Maybe SAA wants to eliminate as much jihadis as possible to destroy HTS, or at least break them. But in this case they have to advance like this anyway, from the Sukayk front..
If SAA indeed decides to cut off Khan Sheikhoun from the north, it'll be really bad if jihadis launch an assault on recently liberated areas in the Ghab Plain. They'll simply run out of capable units, because this theoretical operation is quite huge.
>>238417>They'll get raped with ATGMs and minefields
and you think storming Khan Sheikhoun will be any different? Check out what happened on the Sukayk front where the jihadis have the high ground versus inexperienced SAA units with lesser night vision capacity, total ATGM carnage.>They'll simply run out of capable units
TF is not using all their units yet you know.
>>238419>TF is not using all their units yet you know.
I know Taha and Ass units are deployed. What's left?>and you think storming Khan Sheikhoun will be any different?
Eh, I know it could be a pain in the ass, but RuAF & MLRS can do the job. Of course both options are hard, I'm not sure which is the worse one.
Shaheen, Zaydar and Al-Komeet among others.
Mostly Tarmah doing the heavy lifting right now.>Eh, I know it could be a pain in the ass, but RuAF & MLRS can do the job. Of course both options are hard, I'm not sure which is the worse one.
SAA are much stronger on this axis (night operation capability, experienced troops and commanders), they need Sukayk front to succeed to take Sheikhun, so why not capitalize on the jihadis western front is collapsing and force the eastern front to direct jihadiss to west.
We'll see what the next move is, maybe they'll just redirect storming units to Sukayk front and get on with the original plan.
>“No need to get involved in unnecessary urban battles”https://twitter.com/Syrian_MC/status/1162424103116136448
Well fuck, did they actually retreat from Madayah like the jihadi social network is claiming…
The Madaya-Kafr Dun-M5 prong would be an ATGM death trap from Kafr Sejena, there's no paved road and no village to fortify, might aswell storm Khan Sheikhoun from Tell Aas because that wouldn't be defendable.
Rebels sources….Rebels groups repelled a saa who attempted to infiltrate the village of Shelyut, north of Hama.
Syrian Arab Army extends control over 112, 225 and Zuwaiqat mountains towards Jisr al-Shughur
the environment of Kabanihttps://twitter.com/nm79797979/status/1162483091748925440
Wait a minute, "a saa who attempted to infiltrate the village of Shelyut". Am i just tired or did someone put psychedelics in my food?
Who the hell posted this?
>>238469>Silly Abu Hajaars, there's only one way to avoid the kotel and that's hopping in your jihadmobile and taking the M-5 north.
Wait, wait, wait, this way they'll blow up Maraat al-Numan))
Now well.. Well that's quite a news for me.
50.000? Really? Seems unreal. But the part:>So far the operations have been carried out by small select groups.
That I can agree on.
>>238481>50.000? Really? Seems unreal
The overwhelming majority are just there to defend and not to advance, there's 100's of kilometers of frontline after all.
The SAA could brute force their way into Idlib by opening the entire front without precision RuAF support but that would drastically increase casualty rates.
>>238483>The SAA could brute force their way into Idlib by opening the entire front without precision RuAF support but that would drastically increase casualty rates.
Yeah sure that makes sense. I mean I'm drunk anyway, but it's obvious precision air sorties/grid zone MLRS + "special forces" is to reduce the casualties. As you pointed out it's dumb to rush the front with literally guys with AKs without support.
I just find it weird that there's half my country's army at the front after these many years of war.
Literally on 100km frontline there's SAA soldier every 2 meters. I call bullshit and shenanigans.
The frontline is not 100km.
>Battles for Syria | August 16th 2019 | Images and updates from Northern Hama Idlib Fronthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEoE4EPSy4g
>Russian airstrikes on jihadi targets in Syria | August 2019https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL_sIZNYKV0
Turkish military source confirms Turkey's readiness to intervene militarily to protect Idlib if negotiations fail in the coming hours ..https://twitter.com/nm79797979/status/1162753093676744704
>this refers to factions of militants who have not let Turkish militants from the so-called NFL fight the Syrian army in southern Idlibhttps://twitter.com/nm79797979/status/1162753093676744704
Eh still heavy losses on Sukayk front. Landmines, sniper fire, ambushes.
>ISIS ambush kills several Syrian soldiers near Palmyra
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:35 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS) carried out a new ambush along the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor Highway this week, targeting a Syrian military convoy as it was traveling east from the ancient city.
According to a local report, the Syrian convoy, which was comprised of mostly military personnel from the National Defense Forces (NDF), were traveling along this roadway when a group of Islamic State terrorists ambushed their troops.
The report added that a number of soldiers were killed or wounded as a result of this Islamic State ambush.
Since the start of 2019, the Islamic State has carried out several attacks against the Syrian military and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in eastern and central Syria.
The Islamic State has resorted to ambushes and terrorist attacks to wreak havoc across Syria; this has even stretched as far as the Idlib Governorate, where the terrorist group’s sleeper cells have remained active.https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/isis-ambush-kills-several-syrian-soldiers-near-palmyra/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
>A Russian soldier was injured in Tal Rifat after a Russian military point was targeted by three shells by the Turkish occupation and his armed /mercenary factions.
The arrival of Russian military reinforcements to Tal Rifaat after the bombing of the point
Afrin act networkhttps://twitter.com/nm79797979/status/1162800943538298880
>Actually significant if true
Iraq Closes Airspace Even To US Coalition Flights After Suspected Israeli Raid
In what is a severely under reported but perhaps the most alarming development out of the Middle East this week, Iraq's government has said it's ready to down any aircraft violating its airspace amid a blanket ban on 'unauthorized' flights not specifically approved by the prime minister's office. Military Times reported the day after Iraq closed its airspace on Thursday:
U.S. military officials in Iraq will now seek out Iraqi approval before launching any air operations, a move made a day after that nation’s prime minister announced a ban of unauthorized flights, including those involving coalition forces fighting ISIS.
Prime Minister Abdul-Mahdi called for an end to all “unauthorized flights” including US drones, spy planes, jets, or helicopters on Thursday. The directive demanded that all aerial vehicles comply with Iraqi law and operations must be under Iraqi government authorization.
The US Coalition on Friday issued a statement saying that it is ready to comply with the order:https://mobile.twitter.com/airwars/status/1162444635828101122>The US-led Coalition says it is complying with an order by Iraq's Prime Minister banning airspace access to international aircraft [following a recent claimed US or Israeli strike on an arms dump near Baghdad, which killed a civilian and destroyed c$100m of munitions]
The drastic Baghdad decision came after on Monday a massive blast ripped through a neighborhood in the city, which Iraqi officials believe was the result of an Israeli strike on a pro-Iranian militia ammunition depot.
The resulting fire had raged throughout the day not far from the 'Green Zone' and sent mortars and exploding munitions across the city, resulting in the death of at least one civilian and wounding of nearly 40 others, many of them children. The weapons base reportedly belonged to the pro-Iran Kataib Sayyid Al-Shuhada militia, and an estimated $110 million worth of munitions were wiped out.
“The prime minister ordered to revoke all special flight permits in Iraqi airspace for reconnaissance aircraft, reconnaissance aircraft with weapons, fighters, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles of all kinds available to the Iraqi and non-Iraqi sides”, an official Iraq government statement said after an Iraqi National Security Council meeting this week.
“All authorities are required to comply with this order. Any flights that violate this regulation will be considered an aggression, which our air defense will immediately respond to,” the statement added.
While there's been no official government statement out of Baghdad confirming an Israeli jet or drone was behind the attack amid an ongoing investigation, Iraqi militia commanders and military leaders were quick to name Israel, and not for the first time (prior recent 'mystery' explosions at Iran-backed militia bases have also been blamed on Israeli). “We believe that the US and Israel were behind these explosions,” one Shiite commander told Arab News.
Indeed even Israeli media has been source of widespread speculation that Israeli planes have been conducting raids in Iraqi airspace of late. All of this also comes as Iraq's parliament has increasingly voiced anger and frustration at the continued US troop presence even after the Islamic State has been defeated.
>Madaya targeted by jihadists using Grad rockets>Huge jihadists counter attack imminent.https://twitter.com/Elly_Ammar/status/1162813487434948611
There better not be a hidden Russian-T*rkish agreement…
I wouldn't be surprised if SAA pulls back to Hoabit during this upcoming counteroffensive…
Is this the same T-72 but with added track-cover?
It was in Hama months ago
>Breaking , SAA Tiger forces capture the west Farms of Khan Shekhon .. Storming going on https://twitter.com/MIG29_/status/1162829200253947909
Well then, this was unexpected.
Looks exactly the same.
This area and road was used to fire at Madaya with technicals during the SVBIED attack, visible in the Images and updates from Northern Hama Idlib Front video at the 3:23 minute mark here: >>238596
Could be a standardized NLF T-72 modification but i doubt it.
>>238658>The farms are located just south of the Tal (al Nar).https://twitter.com/Bosni94/status/1162840798787985409
Further corroborating my theory.
>Message from our field correspondents: The Syrian army and allied forces occupies the strategically important height of the Naar, located in the vicinity of the M-5 "Hama - Aleppo" highway and Kafr Sejenahttps://twitter.com/annanews_info/status/1162840447515004929
Even ANNA news reporting it, muy bueno.
Whoa, the madmen will be in Idleb City in the morning hours at this rate!
Wait, military source to me: guy is spreading misinformation right? I believe ANNA on this one.
>>238673>military source to me: guy is spreading misinformation right
He has no reason to but he has done similar denials before things are officially announced in the past…
Oh nevermind then. Thanks for checking out snus
Military source to me :
Many Khan Sheikhoun farms captured, east of Madaya, MLRS&arty working non stop, mainly north.
Tell Nar is enemy. Under heavy shelling.
From a source in Idleb CS.
>Syrian Army (is) Storming Tal Al-Narhttps://twitter.com/MIG29_/status/1162861618423877632>tfw fake news leads to the army actually doing it to not get humiliated on faceberg
or it was preliminary reports of SAA preparing to capture it getting misunderstood
ooor fake news again
Yusha made a fair point:
>controlling Tell Nar means jihadis have to evacuate from Rakaya, fire control over some of the supply routes to Khan Sheikhoun from the NW and direct fire control over Kafr Sajnah.
Seems that Khan Sheikhoun is effectively besieged, Nusrats announced the town "war zone". https://twitter.com/nm79797979
They need to capture at least Rakaya tonight and Kafr Sejena in the morning since the hill has no height superiority over Kafr Sejena and barely any buildings to cover in.
They won't be able to fire control anything if their heavy weaponry are out in the open when the sun rises.
>>238697>since the hill has no height superiority over Kafr Sejena and barely any buildings to cover in.
Right, I've been just checking satellite and topo maps. True.>They won't be able to fire control anything if their heavy weaponry are out in the open when the sun rises.
100% agreed buddy.
Anyway military source to me : Tell Nar = friend. Minute ago.
Video supposedly from the hill, observing artillery hitting the M-5 highway.
It's surprisingly silent besides the arty impacts.https://twitter.com/Syrian_MC/status/1162868271017865217
Huh. Really weird. I doubt it's from the hill really. It's quiet, nothing's going on maybe the hill didn't witness heavy fights after all and rather skirmishes? Dunno what to think about it.
Oh well, i'll get some shut eye, hoping there's good news in the morning.
This breach at Kafr Sajnah is a massive development. Tal al-Nar exposes Jabal Shahshabo, Jabal al-Zawiya, and Ma’arrat al-Nu’man’s western countryside. Looks like the party is about to start.https://twitter.com/LaconicJaro/status/1162883112969355265
>Video: More reinforcements are moving from #Aleppo countryside to #Idlib (National Army)https://twitter.com/MGhorab3/status/1162998066552725505
Latest ANNA Newshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEF9r5n9xrM
If all stays quiet into the night they might launch an assault on Khan Sheikhoun maybe.
Tal al-Nar situation is weird. Either they didn't secure the hill, or army wants to perform a large operation without jihadis knowing. In the area of the hill of course.
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:35 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is within one kilometer of the strategic city of Khan Sheikhoun in southern Idlib, a military source told Al-Masdar News this evening.
According to the source, the Syrian Arab Army’s advance this evening has put them in position for a potential attack on Khan Sheikhoun.
Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army was able to capture the Khan Sheikhoun Farms this evening after resuming their offensive in the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate.
At the same time, the Syrian Army has begun storming the nearby town of Rakaya and the hilltop of Tal Nar, which are both located northwest of Khan Sheikhoun.
If the Syrian Army does storm Khan Sheikhoun, it will be from the city’s western axis, as their advance to the eastern flank of the city has currently been forestalled by the jihadist rebels near Sukayk.
The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and Rouse the Believers launched a big counter-offensive on Saturday morning to retake Sukayk.
While they were unable to retake Sukayk, they did manage to retake some points north of the town.
>>238802>If all stays quiet into the night they might launch an assault on Khan Sheikhoun maybe
An assault on Khan Sheikhoun wouldn't make sense if they haven't secured the surroundings of Tal al-Nar
We'll see tonight i guess.>>238803
This guy is not a good source, he makes up alot of shit based on unconfirmed reports by literal who sources.
It's Kafr Dun alright, pic taken from northeast, the coastal mountain range in the background.
I read unconfirmed reports of SAA trying to advance to Tell Al-Ter'i on the Sukayk axis today after a hiatus but no reported gains. Perhaps SAA has brought in additional reinforcements and are making another push to take Tamanah.
Haven't seen any reports of airstrikes in the area but the radicals seldom report airstrikes outside of towns.
Busy night for reporters i hope.
Looks more like clouds.
>Reports of gunfire from Khan Sheikoun now due to jihadist infightinghttps://twitter.com/Elly_Ammar/status/1163167644373200896
Doubt but hilarious if true.
Interview with Hezbollah-affiliated "Syrian Special Force" member says political matters restrict resistance axis factions from participating in the Idlib offensive.http://www.aymennjawad.org/2019/08/some-guy-in-the-special-force-interview>Iranians will not leave Syria in this state with the Russians (in charge), and they will assume responsibility for the entire Idlib operation with weapons, equipment and ammunition, and even the soldiers on the ground. And in this state of affairs Hezbollah will come down to the Idlib battle.
This is just plain silly, even if Hezbollah & co aren't involved in the offensive, the Idlibeans still see SAA as shiites.
The offensive could've been so damn dope if Iran AND Russia cooperated like in the good old days…
>Air strike targeted a terrorist convoy in Urem Al Kubra, Aleppo which resulted a massive explosion, it was even heard in the eastern streets of Aleppo cityhttps://twitter.com/Syrian_MC/status/1163171157610311680http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=36.147786&lon=36.948051&z=15&m=bs&show=/19312975/Urem-al-Kubra
No GRAD rockets for Hama)))
>>238836>making another push to take Tamanah.
We can only wish for that. Sukayk front is almost as bad as Kabani. I hope if they do launch a large op in there, they'll put safety of our lads on top priority. I don't really want to see another video of decapitating SAA boys.
Direct control of M5 means aviation can focus on other things, since arty can pound the wannabe reinforcements.
With this development >>238854
assault on Khan Sheikhoun seems viable, yet risky. Booby traps, suicide bombers, tall buildings, prolly lots of tunnels/caves/basements. It's not Raqqa or Worst Ghouta, but it's not going to be quick and painless for the lads.
Busy night for reporters?!
It's quite possible the assault will take place tommorow rather than today.
Obvious eastern approach isn't so obvious. Striking from the north is possible as well, the farms and CS is captured.
Just level the fucking place into a parking lot, and make a statue of a Barrel Bomb. Fuck that town
SAA is advancing on 3 fronts :
From Faqeer Checkpoint (NW) , Salam checkpoint (W) and towards Nimr checkpoint (N) .
Well, SANA went completely quiet. That's more than obvious that SAA is inside the town.
>Militants are fiercely resisting the Syrian Army’s advance at the southeastern flank of Khan Sheikhoun. Tal Tari is still congested, but the army has yet to crack the militant lines.
>The reports are false, the Turkish military convoy still around Hesh town and is unable to move due to the Syrian army shelling on the area.>Sources said that Turkey is going to give up on Khan Shaykhun, instead, they want to establish a military post on the M5 highway just between Maart Numan and Khan Shaykhun to prevent the Syrian army from advancing north any further.https://twitter.com/Ibra_Joudeh/status/1163381790905704448
Even if such thing happened what would stop SAA from koteling it like they are doing now with the one in Morek?
Stubborn fucking roaches.
Was there some news of the Turkish convoy getting hit or something? Or is this a separate incident
>One of the commander of Faylaq Sham who was accompanying Turkish Army convoy has been killed by an airstrike. 2 others injured.https://twitter.com/op_shield/status/1163367258749591552
Syrian airstrike hitting the Faylaq dudes escorting the convoy was the incident.
>>238949>Syrian airstrike hitting the Faylaq dudes escorting the convoy was the incident.
too accurate of a stike to be Syrian airforce though
Top (Gun) tier bantz.
>Video of vehicles that were targeted on Aleppo-Damascus international road earlier todayhttps://twitter.com/op_shield/status/1163418616710279168
Check out that hole in the road lmao
>I spoke to Idlib residents, incl rebels & opposition commanders to try to understand what's behind this collapse.>The main reason appears to be simply exhaustion: the rebels have been subjected to thousands of airstrikes. At least 2,000 rebels have been killed since late April.>2 weeks ago jihadist cleric Muhaysini said the opposition lost 1,600 fighters, probably an under-counting. Since then, the number of rebels killed has grown by the hundreds. Idlib is home to tens of thousands of rebels, but many of them have little recent fighting experience.>The fighting experience of some factions is lobbing rockets & manning checkpoints. The brunt of Idlib front-line fighting is being shouldered by Jaysh al-Izza, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and some sub-factions of the National Liberation Front. Attrition in their ranks is immense.>Only this week, "fresh" experienced fighters were dispatched to Idlib - jihadist factions moved forces from Lattakia to the Skayk-Tel Tar'i front-line, halting regime progress there. >Only this week HTS concluded a deal w/ the Turkish-backed National Army (SNA) to enter Idlib.>Some of the SNA factions recently underwent training in Turkey, but they have not fought without Turkish air cover for years. They're useful for fire support, tho.
In short: the opposition does not have enough experienced fighters on the front-lines to make up for fast attrition>2 explanations to rebel losses commonly heard among Syrians are wrong, imo: >1) Iranian-backed forces joining the fight: no public evidence exists for this opposition claim (such as "martyrdom" notices)>2) A supposed deal between Turkey & Russia to hand over parts of Idlib in exchange for SDF areas: no evidence exists for this either & Russia doesn't get to decide the fate of SDF areas, the US does. Turkey also did not prevent SNA fighters from going to Idlib & provides ATGMs.>This theory is incredibly prevalent among Syrians residents incl rebels (I've heard it from all rebels with whom I spoke except HTS fighters). It possibly affects their morale and willingness to fight. Now that Turkey dispatched new convoys, this perception may change.>The rebels are much more reliant on the population now that support has been reduced/cut off by foreign backers. Weapons are still coming from Turkey, but salaries are laughable (NLF fighters get 50 Turkish Lira per month, $30), meaning families finance their sons' fightinghttps://twitter.com/Elizrael/status/1163437618136326144
Sukayk front has been active for hours now, no reported gains, but SAA are on the offensive.
#SAA crossed the M5 Damascus Aleppo highway from the west to the east, north of Khan Shaykhun
The effort now is to capture more high/ground on the eastern bank of the highway, the political pressure on #Turkey is increasing regarding their post in Morek in #Hama CS.https://twitter.com/Syrian_MC/status/1163480829470920704
Terrorists in #Idlilb are shelling #Khmemeim AB with Grad rocketshttps://twitter.com/Syrian_MC/status/1163495866256232448>>238995
>Just now. Rebels completely withdrew from Kafr Zita town. Also all non HTS units withdrew from Khan Sheikon city
>FSA groups also starting to leave Lataminah HQ, the biggest base in north #Hama province. Airstrikes have stoped, except on HTS units in Khan Sheikoun
>Government troops (#NDF, Syrian army & Hezbollah(yeah right lol)) completely captured Kafr Zita town & all barriers around it. FSA Rebels withdrew from Lataminah & all areas in north
Conflicting reports here, seems T*rkey controlled militias are leaving (hence why pro-NLF/TSK media is reporting it's all lost already) whilst HTS and other radicals remain.
Unconfirmed:>The Syrian Army enters the city of Khan Sheikhoun and controls Al-Karawan Gas Station, Petrol Station, Osman Mosque and its surroundings, Al-Sayyadi Mosque and its surroundings and besieges a whole group of rats inside it.https://twitter.com/nm79797979/status/1163549354419838976http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.443488&lon=36.640638&z=17&m=bs&gz=0;366394633;354397684;20813;0;0;71848
>#Syria #Hama #Idlib
Utter confusion and chaos among jihadists at N Hama front after collapse of Khan Sheikoun, reports of abrupt withdrawal of jihadists from many areas including Kafr Zita. Russian Airforce meanwhile unleashing hell onto the jihadists from skyhttps://twitter.com/Elly_Ammar/status/1163552350704930816
>Unconfirmed: 3 Russian soldiers have been captured alive by the rebels in the vicinity of Khan S.https://twitter.com/op_shield/status/1163558690940755969
Imagine the COPE
>Intel suggests that the terrorists are about to launch a counter attacks against #SAA in #Idlib from two axes:
From Arynbeh towards Abdin
And from Al Tama’anah toward Sokayk.https://twitter.com/Syrian_MC/status/1163583332816510977
With the Hama salient and Morek roach lair soon to be out of the game, some "Turkish News agency" reported earlier today that "A Turkish officer in the region said that two obs. points will be established between Morek & Shahshbo mountain".https://twitter.com/op_shield/status/1163371766082936832
The t*rks are stubborn donkeys so i don't doubt for a second that they'll keep this "observation" charade up, not to mention that the t*rks brought construction equipment to southern Idlib:https://twitter.com/MGhorab3/status/1163466390147403781
Any guess where they'd lay their next nest?
My money is on Hish or Ma'arr Zita and Al-Tah.
The uighurs wrecked a tank at the same spot as the bulldozer on the top of Jabal Al-Zuweiqat today.http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.705558&lon=36.235034&z=17&gz=0;362338918;357051707;15020;871;0;5837;5042;8973;21564;3833;16307;0
Why they aren't dropping thermobarics on this place is beyond me.
SAA should bring in some houthis to the Kabani front imo
Well I'm just back from a musical and I think posting it is as random as the Ansar Allah in Latakia wish https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKjA1EUqRXI
Hahahaha whole Lataminah, Kafr Zita, Khan Sheikhoun is done, suck it jihadi fucks
At-Tamanah heavy bombardment+helicopters, I think SAA will assault it tonight, RuAF and SyAF active all day.
>>239048>Any guess where they'd lay their next nest?
I'd say somewhere south to Maarrat al-Numan. They must be aware everything else is lost.
Other guess would be Kafr Nabel.
>Turkısh FM Çavuşoğlu: Turkey will not withdraw from TAF’s observation points especially Morek No9 OP.https://twitter.com/leventkemaI/status/1163767602914742273
Lavrov: we maintain red line contact with t*rks all the time (and bomb them from time to time huehuehueehu)
Oh wow, Lavrov officially admited there's RF ground forces in Idleb province.
Tired of the fake news.
Won't post anything until there's pictures.
Eh, with classical warfare goes the information warfare. Following the conflict from the comfiness of our comfy countries and sofas makes us obviously unable to check the shit on the ground. But with got the sofas. And the coffee.
Yeah but fake news on frontline changes often get corrected in a day or so, there's been three days of "90%" captured and "0%" captured claims from both sides, incredibly tedious.
Optimistic side of me says Tigers aren't entering because the t*rks want to leave and has forced Russia to hold off.
>>239171>there's been three days of "90%" captured and "0%" captured claims from both sides
I think it's confusing like this because there's pretty much 5 parties engaged in this battle.
Ruskies, Turks, SAA, moderate jihadis, not-so-moderate jihadis.
Ruskies stay pretty quiet other than recent Lavrov's statements. Turks go full propaganda&diplomacy. SAA is spreading misinformation with occassional information. Both types of jihadis are spreading missinformation with occassional information.
It's confusing as fuck, I know. We can do literally 99% guesswork - which makes no sense. It's just kind of fun to speculate and be proven right later.
In 2-3 days ANNA will release full documentation of the op and everything will be clear.
For sure but the uighurs are on the mountains mostly and for some reason SAA are too cowardly to climb the mountains and clearing them out.
The mountains are too entrenched for regular arty to clear out and Russia aren't dropping thermobarics.
You're right, the obvious shadow politics going on is just frustrating as fuck.
Rozhin is claiming TAF F-16 wanted to down the SAA plane that bombed the convoy but Su35 pursued the TAF F-16. Interesting if true.
Oh and he claims since the beggining of the offensive (around 3 weeks now?) jihadis lost 1500 people, 250 technicals and 37 tanks.
BTW, a bit off-top. Anyone knows if we're getting season 2 of Chernobyl for real?
4 radiation stations in the Motherland went dark after that "nothing" happened.
Rosatom issued a statement, it's somewhere on TASS. There's tons of technical details in the press conference on RIA too. I think it's only in Ruski though.
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I'll look into it.
Baking new rn.
Gonna use that pic Pingustan asked for earlier.