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It's sad about Palmyra but I'm happy that Krak des Chevaliers is still standing
Luckily ruskies said that they are going to invest some moneyz into renewal of the cultural sides, Palmyra the most.
I wonder if any of the gulfniggers are supporting Aleppo/Damascus mosques renewal.
Thread on Danish TV report on Danish soldiers in Ain al-Assad airbase:https://twitter.com/ASBreakingNews/status/1216515582859849728>The government had been warned six hours before missile attacks against military bases>After the attack, the soldiers were surprised that the destruction was not greater. I would estimate that the nearest rocket hit 300 feet from us, and as we walked around afterwards, there were helicopters split in half and holes so big that you could park a van in them.
Based Khadyrov & co.
>>255796>majoosi warned everyone six fucking hours before this shit
Damn, if only Great Satan would do so about their drone strikes.
Ehh most likely something like "x amount of oil goes to Mother Russia plus we can have a base in Libya and you can continue offensive".
Sarraj is the head of the GNA so Russia is trying to have peace talks.
Well lets hope that untill peace is brokered most of GNA will defect to LNA.
Shits gonna get wild this year lads, i can feel it.
>Report of meeting between senior security officials from Syria, Turkey and Russia in Moscow
Premiere of a new ANNA News report from Aleppohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBTDazVj24E
Syria, Turkey and Russia at trilateral meeting in Moscow were presented by their heads of intelligence services. Syria reassured that it will return control over all of Idlib https://twitter.com/lummideast/status/1216788413350924288
SANA reports a Syrian-Turkish-Russian meeting in Moscow, at which Syria (Ali Mamlouk) demanded Turkey (Hakan Fidan):
• respect Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and withdraw Turkish forces;
• satisfy terms of 2018 Sochi agreement on Idlib.https://twitter.com/AbuJamajem/status/1216782794938077185
Now we just wait and watch as T*rkey sends more military hardware to the jihadis.
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Hmm, 3 days into the ceasefire and Russia started launching airstrikes plus SAA artillery increasing activity in both Idlib and Aleppo.
15th is too early imo, i'd give it another week.
One thing is for sure though and that is the ceasefire not lasting 25 days.
Let's see if Erdomeme's threats were just jokes or not.
For those who missed it>Erdogan threatens Assad regime with military action: “400K displaced Syrians in Idlib must be returned to their homes. If necessary we’ll stop regime’s attempts to break the ceasefire on our own. Everyone should see that we don’t joke, we will do whatever we say”>Erdogan issues a veiled military threat to Haftar
“If coupist Haftar continues it’s against the legitimate Libyan govt and our brethren there, we won’t hesitate to teach him the lesson he deserves” https://twitter.com/ragipsoylu/status/1217014576258088960
That's Erdogan in the pic tho.
Baghdadi was killed to boost Trumps popularity.
brb washing my eyes with bleach
Ye I forgot that SAA loves WWI tactics of just blowing up shit for weeks before advancing.>>255920
LOL, you get used to it.
>>255964>Artillery shelling reported across the entire Tiger Forces' northern flank (Ghadfah - Masaran - Tal al-Shaykh - Kursiyan - Abu Jurayf) in a rapid and concentrated manner typically reserved for the early hours before a day of advancing forward.https://twitter.com/syria_map/status/1217352306557181953http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.698571&lon=36.841965&z=12&gz=0;367923116;356744153;0;0;299549;180564;121879;348544;1001644;398721;1349258;584770
Might be sooner than a week.
Calling it the "Tiger Forces' northern flank" is wrong though as this is the 5th's front.
Meanwhile on the Tiger's front:>Russian aircraft target the towns of Masran (5th), Maar Shamsheh, and Talmans (Tigers) with high-explosive missiles in the eastern and southern Idlib countryside.https://twitter.com/ufuk_sy/status/1217348335838822400http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.661620&lon=36.760769&z=13&m=w&gz=0;367105579;356372786;0;0;264358;16741;926971;688896
Also Kursiyan was hit by RuAF
>Turkish Defense Minister Akar: "Our effort is to stop the bloodshed, with a political solution in both Libya and Idlib."
>Turkish Minister of Defense announces that ongoing talks with Russia on "establishing a safe area in Idlib where displaced Syrians can spend the winter"
>Turkish Defense Minister: We will not withdraw from the observation point in Idlib and it has been strengthened
Empty talk, they have a "safe zone" on their border already and neither the M-4 nor M-5 run near it.
Remains to be seen if they'll further prop up their proxies and literally al-Qaeda to retain the highways.
Across the street from the bank that was hit by RuAF i think three years agohttp://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.930800&lon=36.639560&z=19&m=h
Idlib SOON!I hope..
In the 2020 adress, Putin proposed several changes to the Russian constitution that are aimed at strengthening the Russian Federation’s national sovereignty.
Among others, the proposals include the following:
• To guarantee the primacy of the Constitution of the Russian Federation on the territory of Russia over international law and international treaties. Previously, the Russian state followed the principle of the primacy of international law over its national laws.
• To ban prime ministers, governors and other key officials to have foreign citizenship or residence permit at the constitutional level.
• To update the requirement for presidential candidates. This should include the residence in Russia for 25 years and the absence of foreign citizenship.
• To introduce in the Constitution the corresponding status and role of the State Council (an advisory body to the Russian head of state).
• To increase the responsibility of the Federal Assembly (the two-chamber Parliament) for the formation and activities of the government and entrust the State Duma (the lower house of the Parliament) with the approval of the prime minister. The President will not have the right to reject the approved candidacy.
• The President should appoint of heads of law enforcement agencies, after consultation with the Federation Council.
• To strengthen the role of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation. At the request of the president, it should verify the constitutionality of bills and other documents.
• To allow the Federation Council (the upper house of the Parliament), on the recommendation of the President of Russia, to remove from office judges of the Constitutional and Supreme Courts in response to their misconduct defaming honor and dignity.https://southfront.org/putins-annual-address-nationalization-of-elites-and-strengthening-of-russian-national-sovereignty/
Tl;dr these amendments are aimed at reinforcing Russian sovereignty.
4Th Div says their objective is "the liberation of Aleppo's countryside & to head towards Idlib".https://twitter.com/SyriaGeneral/status/1217496943095681025
Let's see if they manage to capture anything this time.
>Violent clashes between the heroes of the Syrian Arab Army and Al-Qaeda gangs on the axis of Tel Khatra and Abu Jarif in the eastern countryside of Idlibhttps://twitter.com/ynms79797979/status/1217513718134792194
Liwa Al-Quds reporter claiming they're "resuming the battle for liberation Southeast Idlib countryside"https://twitter.com/ynms79797979/status/1217515806948544513
>"The resumption of military action on several axes in Idlib countryside, amid great progress of the army from an hour until now, its control of several towns & a major breakdown in the defensive lines of armed groups."https://twitter.com/SyriaGeneral/status/1217555186178236417
The announced "towns" are Nawhia al-Gharbia and Nawhia al-Sharqia, but SAA has been pictured in both after jihadi raids and they were never claimed before.
Weird and gives credence to this: >>256023
Tigers promising surprises
It looks like they’re aiming to cut the M5 between Saraqib and Maarat al-Nu’man.
MILITANT “UNCONFIRMED CLAIMS”
Abu Juraif recaptured
Seized a Shilka
Seized Doshka machine guns
Seized anti-tank missiles
Seized various weapons, ammunition, and mechanisms
More than 20 dead and dozens wounded from Liwa al Quds.”
>Abu Jafur and Tell Khatrah under SAA. Militants failed to recaptured it.https://twitter.com/Bosni_94/status/1217848837295038464
There’s no serious work in #Aleppo west CS and #Idlib south east CShttps://twitter.com/Syrian_MC/status/1217881007187206148
Weather is too bad supposedly
Looks like the shot was taken indoors and close enough to have been in the same village.
What a shitfest.
6 dudes, most of them around 60 years old were found shot and beheaded in Abisan, Khanasir countryside:http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.590406&lon=37.462596&z=17&m=bs&show=/37425982/Abisahhttps://twitter.com/ynms79797979/status/1217938978659360768
ISIS remnants from the Abu Duhur offensive behind the murders maybe?
>fierce fighting on the Abu Jarif axis
>Huge uptick in ATGM usage today across greater Idlib>Just by a quick glance I counted 4. And just by the NLFhttps://twitter.com/NotWoofers/status/1218181125069320193
Connect the dots: >>255839 >>255978
Unconfirmed: SAA lost Tal khatrah
>>256153>Militants claim Two tanks were captured on the Tal Khatra axis and A tank was destroyed on the Tah axis with an ATGM.https://twitter.com/SyriaGeneral/status/1218201174869868550
No reason to not believe it tbqh
Also RuAF striking west Aleppo, big bombing campaign going on.
Haven't seen any reports of arty/airstrikes hitting Kafr Hamra/Haritan/Anadan on the NW front of Aleppo so a direct assault on this salient is improbable, working on the west/southwest/south axis is more likely.
Also, the jihadis definitely have several defensive lines in all villages/towns near the frontline.
This will be a shitfest.
>>256200> definitely have several defensive lines
Honestly you are giving these people too much credit, they never have a second defensive line.
#HTS claim 6 #Russian soldiers were killed and others were injured, including a Russian reporter on Tal Khatra front
Yeah nah that was fake news, Oleg from ANNA is fine and the 6 names they announced were fake:https://twitter.com/Alqalqal/status/1218253180053721088>>256218>they never have a second defensive line
Remember Ain Terma and Jobar.
>ISIS broadcasts a video and announces their resumption in the state of Tripoli and threatens Tunisiahttps://twitter.com/akbaar_Benghazi/status/1218686018590859264
One masked dude
Right after "Erdogan warns Europe of new ‘terrorist’ threat if Turkish-backed Libyan gov’t falls"
Pathetically obvious what's going on.
Here's an article on the warning of Erdomeme:>“Terrorist organisations such as ISIS [ISIL or Daesh] and al-Qaeda, which suffered a military defeat in Syria and Iraq, will find a fertile ground to get back on their feet”https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/erdogan-warns-europe-of-new-terrorist-threat-if-turkish-backed-libyan-govt-falls/
Pretty amazing what the 5th corps, Liwa al-Quds & co managed to do this week. Not only did they lose Abu Jurayf and Tall Khatrah, they also lost and failed to recapture an important fortified hill they've held since the Abu Duhur offensive.http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.746416&lon=36.953276&z=17&m=bs&show=/39881093/Tal-Mustayfi
This front isn't getting anywhere, it's another Tamanah disaster now that HTS & co has reinforced it and NLF got a green light to launch ATGMs.
Hopefully the tigers will come true with their promise of surprises and the 4th brings the heat to the Aleppo front for real.
Compilation of clips from the Abu Jurayf/Tall Khatrah battlehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlAPs-5chvQ
Delamaghrebois is at it again.
>>256331>Video : Suqour al-Sham Brigades vehicle involved in todays attack on Abu Dafna being struck by #SAA #SyrianArmy which causes the driver to jump out & run for his life. Militant activist say That atleast 3 Militants from Jerjanaz died in this.https://twitter.com/SyriaGeneral/status/1219001859769278464
let me leave that here>khomeini's great grandsonhttps://www.instagram.com/ahmadkhomeini/?hl=en
let me add that he's whiter than your average "white" american
Video from the assault on Abu Dafna, SAA fled like cowards from their positions as they usually does in the NW part of the village but somehow managed to win the battle.
Good amount of mines laid out on the road, probably the biggest reason why they didn't lose the rest of the town.
SAA lost like two ATGM launchers and an AGS, probably all from the fortified houses visible at the start.
No movement from the Tigers and the 4th are still bombarding the Aleppo outskirts.
>Heavy pounding around Marat al Numan
Hmm, besides all the other locations around Aleppo the RuAF specifically bombed the vicinity of the Great Prophet Mosque in Al-Zahra (white circle).
Could be they're targeting jihadi frontline positions for SAA to break through.https://twitter.com/SyriaGeneral/status/1220245495630700545
40 Syrian forces killed, scores wounded in militant attack in Idlib
Up to 40 Syrian soldiers have been killed and 80 others wounded in a multi-pronged attack by militants in the northwestern province of Idlib.
Syria’s official news agency SANA cited a military source as saying that militants launched “fierce attacks with large numbers” on the country’s army positions in the northwestern province early on Thursday.
SANA said the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, launched the attacks with the use of various types of weapons, including booby-trapped vehicles, to break through some of the army’s positions in the areas of al-Samaka and al-Tah in Idlib.https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2020/01/23/616881/Syria-Idlib-militant-attack-Syrian-soldiers-Russia
This is sourced from the Ru-MoD and included the battles for Abu Jurayf and Tal Khatrah (not a single attack).
If the jihadists made such a succesful attack in a single day the commotion would be much bigger and they would publish corpses instead of only the loot.
Bad translations or propaganda to justify resuming the operations, pick your poison.
Furthermore, the only successful raids beside ATGM attacks have been on the 5th corps(e) front where the Tigers have no presence.
I'm not denying the last 10 days have been brutal for the SAA but the Tigers have been successful in defending their gains as the tweet pointed out.
>>256671>supposedly a sniper nest
It's around 3,5-3,8km from the nearest frontline so probably at most it's used as a spotting location and ATGM nest now but could be lethal if SAA decided to advance in it's direction.
Not saying my 2018 Aleppo predicshun will happen but it definitely will.
A 4th division tank crew got roasted today, their tank probably stumbled into an ATGMhttps://twitter.com/SyriaGeneral/status/1220371125764599808
#Syria: pro-Assad forces captured Deir Sharqi from Rebels (SE. #Idlib), advancing towards #MarretNuman. Fierce artillery bombardment pounding entire area amidst #Russia|n close air support. Battle also on Abu Jurayf front.https://twitter.com/QalaatAlMudiq/status/1220786108096819207
3 Axis's of Military Operations started today toward Aleppo-Damascus Highway.
Until this Moment:
Completely friend and the advance continueshttps://twitter.com/SyriaGeneral/status/1220815628782776320
Hey Doc, your opinion on corono-may-mays shenanigans?
big meme like every trending "super deadly virus that's going to annihilate humanity" of the past decades
>>256804>says while packing up and going innawooods
Short trip to tway¨¨er say vtell khatra and Khirbat Dawd, between Kersyan and Tell Khatra are cappedhttps://twitter.com/WithinSyriaBlog/status/1220847488086597633
T*rkey gave the idlibeans tons of GRAD rockets, haven't seen them unleash a full salvo (40 rockets) from a BM-21 in a long ass while.https://twitter.com/Kyruer/status/1219731253156622336
Drone video of Marat al Numan from the southeastern directionhttps://twitter.com/annanews_info/status/1221060455663357952
>>256863> i think Maar Shamshah and Talmenes will be taken first.
Telmenes town has fallen militarily and the forces are working on combing it and installing points on its perimeter in order for it to be declared safe.
The forces' advance is now towards Maarshamsha with aerial bombardment at the militants' positions.
military significance of Tal Menes
1. Fire control over the Aleppo - Damascus highway & the eastern front of the city of Maarat al-Numan.
2. Fire control over Wadi Deif military base & monitoring the militants inside it
3. Supervision of supply roads to Marshurin & Babilahttps://twitter.com/SyriaGeneral/status/1221132306972364800
>>256930>ayyranians>smart enough to bio-engineer a novel bioweapon
they should bio engineer some food for their people first
Hey would you look at that, another round of redemption. I'm drunk again as promised and very satisfied with the TF gains but wtf is the 5th doing? Slackers.
Supposedly there's progress on the Aleppo front.
But there are advancements on the Khan Tuman front.
https://twitter.com/xinwenfan/status/1221342226975866881?s=21> China health director Ma Xiaowei says #WuhanCoronavirus is contagious during the incubation period, which is up to 14 days. "That's very different from SARS."
If this is true, brace yourselves: this could get bad, very fast.
Doc, tell me it’s impossible for a virus to be infectious while incubating.
>>257101> it’s impossible for a virus to be infectious while incubating.>what is the flu for 50$
contagious diseases that can be transmitted before the subject develop symptoms is very frequent
there is even a word for it "healthy carrier" (not sure if it's the proper translation) to designate subjects that are contagious but still haven't developed symptoms
In America, we just call them “carriers”, but yeah, I get your point. What do you think about the outbreak so far?
>>257104>What do you think about the outbreak so far?
an overblown meme
china has learned from their poor management of the 2003 epidemic and is going overkill on the safety measures which make it look like it's annuda black plague.
all in all lethality rate for all these past epidemic has been very low (the swine flu had a lethality of 0.01 to 0.03% if contracted and among the dead, the eldery and children are over-represented, and the so called super deadly spanish flu of the 1918 that killed more people than WW1 had a lethality rate of 2-3% and that was at a time where modern antibiotics didn't exist)
the whole big deal with it, is if you have 1 billion people getting infected, 1 million will die which make it look like a super deadly virus. so when you see high numbers of deaths, remember that it's a question of perspective, don't forget that china has a huge population and thus it might be misleading to only look at raw numbers
Thank you for your answer and insights. Cheers to it being overblown, hopefully, since locking down 57+M people is certainly overkill for just 2000 confirmed cases.
The lack of movement westwards suggest they won't be entering Maraat al-Numan from the south but what they'll focus on after the city is gonna be interesting.
They should obviously grab Kafrumah-Hass-Kafr Nabl to the west to secure the city and that would open the road to finally capturing Jabal Zawiya and the Ghab plains but since the 5th would have trouble capturing Saraqib themselves the Tigers might prioritize storming north along the M-5 to reach Aleppo.
Exciting times either way!
>>257111>>257112>Maar Shurin captured by the Tigers of the Tarmah regiment of the SAA 25th division.https://twitter.com/syria_map/status/1221476489583038464
Video of the outskirts of Marat al numanhttps://twitter.com/200_zoka/status/1221471253984370688>Militants confirm the news that the Syrian Arab Army has full control of Maar Shurin - Militants say they withdrew from Maar Shurin due to intense air strikes and hundreds of rocketshttps://twitter.com/SyriaGeneral/status/1221477743478628352
Oleg from ANNA News showing a tunnel that is said to go all the way to Marat al-Numanhttps://twitter.com/200_zoka/status/1221474166286770177
>Rebels report of a tanks massacre around Aleppo…https://twitter.com/ProNDF/status/1221472695449075712
Supposedly 6 tanks knocked out
SAA blasting some military tunes with a big ol speaker in Zahra, Aleppohttps://twitter.com/SyriaGeneral/status/1221471769753767938
>Unlike what many people thinks >This phase of the operations in #Idlib are about to end soon>But in #Aleppo its a different story.https://twitter.com/Syrian_MC/status/1221482958118363137
I guess that means no Jabal Zawiya and Ghab plains for now?
He could just be wrong again though, who knows.
Al Dana and Babilla capturedhttp://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.694319&lon=36.709185&z=14&m=bs&gz=0;366887140;356986059;0;0;428295;25092
Odd choice but ok, let's what this leads to, encirclement from the north of Marat al-Numan?
Capitalizing on the jihadis expecting the SAA to go straight for the city and thus forgot the flanks`?
Seeing reports that SAA don't control al-Ghadfah, Abu Jurayf, Tall Khatrah and Barsah (probably Tal Mustayfi and Kursiyan included).
Unclear why, maybe it was fake news that the SAA took them, but eh…http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.703868&lon=36.878014&z=13&m=bs&gz=0;367929553;356746593;0;0;875473;128281;1000785;390357;1330375;577104;1459121;669068;1586151;723405
>>257146>5th Corps soldier talk about many areas being no man's land in a SAA WhatsApp-group for soldiers from the Baniyas area. SAA control these areas, but not with boots on the ground>Rebels have abandoned villages, with the SAA choosing not to enter
I guess they won't advance when the RuAF is busy supporting the Tigers…
Damn, I was away for a while, I had no idea hebbenings were happening! Nice!
At most they're currently just advancing on villages north/west of Maarrat al-Numan to encircle the city.
I don't think their objective is to go that far west right after capturing Maarrat al-Numan (focus seem to be on the highway) but there's always a possibility…
Ma`arratah, Dayr al Gharbi, Taqanah and Kafr Basin capturedhttps://twitter.com/200_zoka/status/1221768559086505984
>>257237>According to TF page they liberated Al-Hamidiyahhttps://twitter.com/200_zoka/status/1221772630006599680http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.614360&lon=36.664596&z=15&m=bs&show=/29331512/Al-Hamidiyah
"liberated the town of Hamdiyeh and besieged the city of Ma`rat al-Nu`man from the south and reached the outskirts of the Hamidiyya camp"
Also can't locate correctly (supposedly between Maar Hattat and Maarrat al-Numan), let's wait and see what the local mapmakers can do.
>>257243>Marah is North/NE of Hish in the west side of M5
Different name for Maar Hattat maybe?
>The Syrian army controls the entire international road (highway) between Ma`rat al-Numan and Khan Sheikhounhttps://twitter.com/Sohayb_Masri1/status/1221806072052224000
Guess that solves the Marah - Maar Hattat mystery.
Hish should be captured and then the sector south of Maarrat al-Numan will probably be complete.http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.546823&lon=36.650562&z=15&m=bs&show=/5890142/Hish
Looks like the taliban shot down a big 'ol burger plane in Afghanistan.
USAF Bombardier E-11A to be precise.
>>257263>SyrianArmy targeting the villages of Hass and Kafrouma in Jabal Al-Zawiyahttps://twitter.com/SyriaGeneral/status/1221813571987832832
Further progress later tonight i guess.
>Anna News: The militants hastily retreat, occasionally firing at the advancing #SAA troops with artillery & ATGMs. Marat al-Numan looks deserted from the surrounding heights. Most likely, the liberation of the city is a matter in the coming days.
Ahh man, the SAA was so close to icing that nigger Abdul Karim and his al-Qaeda twerp crewhttps://twitter.com/OGNreports/status/1221838995753181184
Note the shoulder patch on one of the armed men
That makes 4 helicopters and 1 plane crashed this month alone.
Nothing about this from pro-SAA reporters and the regular pro-jihadi accounts are quiet aswell.
Probably fake news.
>>257290>Just for clarification: Khan al-Sabil was not recaptured, but he rejected state media claims that the place was liberated earlier today.https://twitter.com/Bosni_94/status/1221871264672948225
>Unknown aircraft have reportedly bombed a convoy on the Efrîn-Azaz road, killing manyhttps://twitter.com/NotWoofers/status/1221898480022704131
>NOW: A huge turkish convoy including tanks and BMP's (must mean APCs/MRAPs) entering from Kafr Lusin military crossing with an unkown destination to Idlib countryside areashttps://twitter.com/SyriaGeneral/status/1221903866486312960http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=36.241227&lon=36.727982&z=13&gz=0;366767406;362559709;0;22147;413703;0
More observation posts i guess.
>>257232>but there's always a possibility…
yes, there si! Maybe in a year from now.
maybe all that defense budget went into the pockets of the defense industry and not into repairing or maintaining equipment
>The Huge Turkish Military convoy that entered during the night through Kafr Loussin crossing positioned themselves at the grain silos South of Saraqeb city in Eastern Idlib.https://twitter.com/SyriaGeneral/status/1222043474205249537http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.847370&lon=36.782098&z=17&m=bs&show=/28269417/Wheat-Silos
Omfg these eternal roaches
Such a childlike mentality
>Militants are claiming to have Damaged a #SAA #SyrianArmy tank this morning at the Kafr Roma Axishttps://twitter.com/SyriaGeneral/status/1222072482787667968
Looks like they really want to keep the Kafr Roma-Kafr Nabl supply route open to Marat al Numan.
Meanwhile:>According to Turkish sources, Idlib jihadists fled from Kafr Roma southwest of Maraat Al Numan in Idlib countrysidehttps://twitter.com/Souria4Syrians/status/1222084965195710464>Breaking , Syrian Army liberates Kiferroma village in south Idlibhttps://twitter.com/MIG29_/status/1222096596868964352https://twitter.com/SyriaWar2/status/1222092031666933760
So much for that theory
>armed forces' fortifications in Khan Tuman and the warehouses (military storages) in the southern countryside of Aleppohttps://twitter.com/uunionnews/status/1222115002011832320
SAA making some progress i guess.
Short snippet showing TF combing Marat al-Nu'manhttps://youtu.be/eHGOCfvnfUc
>The Syrian Arab Army is working to secure the international highway between Ma`rat al-Nu`man and # Khan_ Sheikhoun># Hayish (hish)https://twitter.com/200_zoka/status/1222204740244844544
Also>Work to secure the M5 between Maarat N. and Saraqib underway. - reporterhttps://twitter.com/Bosni_94/status/1222204886630240256
As expected, we'll see what happens after Saraqib considering Jabal Zawiya, no intentions of going further west for now.
Think the jihadists have any reserves to launch a counteroffensive? Seeing as RuAF bombed TFSA in Afrin trying to go to greater Idlib, i think not.
>Tochka Missile launched by the Syrian Arab Army 🚀 targeting Militant Fortifications in Western Aleppo Countryside.https://twitter.com/SyriaGeneral/status/1222215842689175553
Journalist Housing friend
Assad Forest friend
Rashiden 5 friend soon
Khan Touman clashes on E side
Tal Khatrah Abu Jarif Kursiyan enemy
Marrat Numan Kafer Rumah friendhttps://twitter.com/SyriaWar2/status/1222247175557722113
>>257423>Rashiden 5 friend soon
They have to secure the hills overlooking the neighborhood from the west before it's to be declared friendly.
Granted if wikimapia and geonames are correct, if anything west of R5 on this pic i doodled together gets announced we'll know.
I'll do some more maps of the western Aleppo front…
>Video: SAA monitors the Turkish observation point near Khan Tuman in the southern countryside of Aleppohttps://twitter.com/uunionnews/status/1222476725436735488
errr, no clue where that is
Pretty sure it is here because it wasn't around back in February 2018:http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=36.145967&lon=37.066246&z=18&m=h
Note the weird stacks of stuff in the squares, probably newly unloaded concrete wall segments.
Any status of U.S. Troop movements in Northeast Syria in the last 24 hours?
>The Turkish point near Khan Tuman in west #Aleppo CS is not besieged >In fact the point was evacuated earlier today>The recon. showed no movement or occupation inside the outpost.https://twitter.com/Syrian_MC/status/1222540094097252352
Sorry lad, Wikipedia dropped the ball on updating it and it’s aged like milk. :^/>>257506
So they’ve completely abandoned it. Interesting.
That's unfortunate. Have they updated Yemen?
Nothing beyond STC controlling Dhale City, which was back on Jan 5.
any news on the departure of mutt troops from iraq?
Not that i know of.
>>257521>7 km from Saraqeb after the Syrian Army took over Maardabsa town, preliminary fire now towards Tal Mardikh.>Maardabsa is friendhttps://twitter.com/SyriaGeneral/status/1222590903799422977
Lovely GRAD video from Khan Thuman fronthttps://twitter.com/200_zoka/status/1222590718826422273
>Unconfirmed Reports by Militants claiming>Qarasi and Khan Touman in jihadi hands>Khan Touman warehouses and Groats factory under SAA>Situation unclear as of nowhttps://twitter.com/SyriaGeneral/status/1222609151848742913
No mention of Khalidiyah… eh, who knows.>Intense clashes are occurring in Khan touman, the Syrian Arab Army is trying to repel an attack by the Militants on the town.https://twitter.com/SyriaGeneral/status/1222618158336552960
>>257527>army is (on the) outskirts of ancient city of eblahttps://twitter.com/watanisy/status/1222624397569208320http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.798810&lon=36.800637&z=16&m=bs&show=/3653367/Tell-Mardikh-(Ebla)
Yeah the reports of SAA being in Tal Mardikh were most probably fake news.
Besides i think they'll go for Kafr Battikh and Dadikh to secure the flank before going into Tall Mardikh.http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.788368&lon=36.744461&z=14&m=bs&gz=0;367221879;357822751;0;0;117588;220695
If they advance directly towards Saraqib the jihadis on the Abu Duhur front will probably evacuate before the town falls.
Hell, they'll probably evacuate everything east of the M-5 all the way to al-Eis.
However i think the Tigers will take a break after (or even before) capturing Saraqib just to solidify their gains and move artillery etc.
The SVBIED that SAA "destroyed before reaching it's target" in Khan al-Sibel today:https://twitter.com/RebeccaRambar/status/1222649621555576833
As the video shows, pro-SAA reporters were wrong… again.
Surprise surprise, Khan Tuman wasn't lost to a jihadi counterattack yesterdayhttps://youtu.be/ll-XW7zPzo0
>Dadekh and Dadekh hill enemy, and today no clashes or movement to that path or other path occured.https://twitter.com/SyriaGeneral/status/1222943745613750272>(Dadikh, Tal Mardikh, Ebla, Jawbas are not under SAA control).https://twitter.com/miladvisor/status/1222927970924466177
However there's reportedly advances made further east:>5th Corps leadership arrived at Abu al-Duhur Airbase this morning. Now work has startedhttps://twitter.com/ProNDF/status/1222950680933163016>Abu Jurayf, Tall Khatrah, Tal Mustayfi under army>t. Abu Sham. army reporterhttps://twitter.com/200_zoka/status/1222948807400480768>Tall Dibs is under army, acc. to pro-militanthttps://twitter.com/Bosni_94/status/1222933693079130113
Unconfirmed reports say Hazzan, Qamhana, Al-Hartamiyah and Kursiyan are captured aswell, let's wait and see.http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.750831&lon=36.853037&z=14&m=bs&gz=0;368011522;357142178;0;605369;48923;310753;518417;103830;908946;0;912380;160965
Also seen unconfirmed reports that Bulaysa has been captured but i think the phrase "has been purified" (i.e shelled/bombed) that is used by some reporters is getting mistaken and many of these villages aren't captured.
Here it is anyways:http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.764413&lon=36.920114&z=15&m=bs&show=/6956045/Bulaysa
>Rajm Jedran, Hazmar hills, Khalidya, Khirbat Khars>All friend, in southern Aleppo https://twitter.com/SyriaGeneral/status/1223186296409116673
Khan Tuman front situation according to a TF page.
Rashidin 4, Journalists Housing and al-Assad Forest situation is unknown.
>>257613>army captured/recaptured:>tell dibs>kanayis>abu jarif >tell khatra>kersyan>tell mustayfihttps://twitter.com/watanisy/status/1223239214566903809
Confirmation of some of the gains yesterday.
Report said SAA captured 17 militants in Qalaajiyah.
Well, here's some of them atleast.
lmao, video of a jihadi crying whilst retreating from Hishhttps://twitter.com/MIG29_/status/1223291993306161154
Rumours that SDF will join the Aleppo battle alongside SAA.
"They are more than rumors"https://twitter.com/NotWoofers/status/1223331488776716289
Oh for bloody’s sake, NOW Wikipedia updates the map.
Hold onto your pants, I’ll be updating the Shitmap.
Also I really love the contrast on that map. A picture is truly 1000 words.
Notice how dark the rebel areas look. Dark, gloomy, murky green. This is to reflect the bleak future of the jihadis and also life under jihadist rule. Certainly not a place I’d want to be.
Then contrast that with the red areas. Bright, clear, illuminating. This is to reflect a brighter future under Assad. Certainly better than what the jihadists would ever offer. I’d certainly want to live in the red areas if given the choice of red or green.
Some villages around Al-Bab were captured by SNA..
but then SAA counterattacked and everything is ok
I love how they surrounded Saraqib with so many cucksheds, so desperate.
>>257812>but then SAA counterattacked and everything is ok
I think they withdrew because t*rk was yelled at by Russia.>I love how they surrounded Saraqib with so many cucksheds, so desperate.
Yep, Saraqib is the gate to the Idlib plains for SAA and the t*rks know it.
Oh, so Volodia (as of yet) allows Bashar to play and keeps Papa Roach on leash?
Interesting, maybe Erdomeme actually wants to get rid of radical elements from his pawns, as shipping them to Libya is not really effective.
There's no offensive SAA units near al-Bab that could launch a counteroffensive that fast.
It does look like a radical faction of TFSA/SNA were behind it and they got scolded big time because this attack is a casus belli that Erdo doesn't want at all right now.
At this point, if the t*rks won't let SAA take Saraqib, the SAA should turn their focus on Ariha and Jabal Zawiya in my opinion.
>Today’s attack near al Bab was perpetrated by Ahrar al Sharqiyah and Jabhat al Shamiyah.https://twitter.com/NotWoofers/status/1223593711940009986
Of course it was them, rabid dogs.
Part and parcel of using this site. With that said,>>257823
Please don’t post nsfw mlp here, be more considerate.
Anyone got any new news out of northwest Syria. Anymore U.S./Russian international relations going on or has it become dormant?
They’re going all out to surround Saraqib with OPs.
It seems to have become dormant.>>257917
You reckon this is gonna be similar to the maneuvering between SAA and TSK around al-Bab? No direct fighting, but both sides trying their damndest to outmaneuver the other.
Words from a Syrian Arab Army Soldier Moments Ago about ongoing Southern Aleppo Countryside Situation.
-after Saraqeb our forces will have began turning around to Aleppo's southern countryside and will enter these villages from the rearhttps://twitter.com/SyriaGeneral/status/1224107196520243200
>>257972>Turkish army fired at pro-Assad forces also from Morek point in Northern Hama
well if liveumap is true then the turks are extra darey tonight.
So what happens to those Turkish observation posts that're surround by the SAA now? Also, got any Libya shitmaps?
Erdogan now says as of 6:15am local time, Turkey hit 46 Syrian regime targets by 122 rounds of howitzer and 100 rounds of mortar fires
Erdogan says Turkish defense and foreign ministers along with intel chief will talk to their Russian counterparts about the incident.
“If needed, I will call [Putin] and point out the seriousness of this issue. Russian and Turkish generals in Idlib coordinate the current op”https://twitter.com/ragipsoylu/status/1224226271661633536
>wow it's something
>wow it's fucking nothing!
Make up your mind….
>We confirm that our forces were not subjected to any bombing
>Our forces have not suffered any material or human losses
>t. TF field reporter
Some are speculating that SAA will go for Ariha but capturing Tarnaba and the silos is enough to convince me they're going all in on capturing Saraqib.
>Yes, we liberated Turnaba and the Turkish post inside it
>They were not in the checkpoints… Turks escaped from the Turnaba observation point
More gains incoming
>>258074>This guy claims HTS retook Zaytan
Well yeah they actually did recapture it yesterday but what happened was probably "just" a raid, I suspect they consider it too exposed to defend with static units.
>President Erdoğan (at joint news conference with Ukrainian counterpart Zelenskiy in Kyiv): I reiterate that Turkey rejects the illegal annexation of Crimeahttps://twitter.com/DailySabah/status/1224349054035005440
There we gooooooooooooo
Putin ain’t gonna be happy, at all. I wonder how the Russians will respond.
If SAA takes control of Saraqib tonight we'll know that T*rkey has lost in Idlib and Russia are giving the SAA free reign to liberate the rest.
This statement is a revenge against Russia for letting T*rkey lose.
How will Russia respond? Not approving ceasefires that benefit the jihadists, support LNA even more? We'll see.
>>258079>Pro-Assad forces entering Saraqib city from the west, heavy clashes ongoing nowhttps://twitter.com/leventkemaI/status/1224382843369009152
THE VIOLENCE HAS ESCALATED
Latest ANNA News from Maraat areahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHn_dsfeCjo
Not translated yet
Some mappers are no longer including the little Turkish zone around their outposts. They're de facto just SAA-authorized Turkish military installations on Syrian territory at this point.
According to militant supporters the jihadists have "launched a counter-attack on Al-Nayrab with heavy clashes inside the town."https://twitter.com/abdozehn/status/1224426843744411649?s=21
Meanwhile according to pro-SAA sources "Armed groups evacuate their headquarters and flee Sarmin, in Idlib countryside, towards Idlib."https://twitter.com/ynms79797979/status/1224432185958006785
Who to believe? We'll find out soon i suppose.
The jihadis haven't succesfully regained a single village with Tiger Forces involved this whole offensive (besides making them temporarily retreat from a tiny hamlet or two) but the long battle for Saraqib paired with the fact that they only have one angle of approach into city indicates they might've ran into some trouble.
Halting the storming to deal with a counterattack is highly likely.
22:09:>Red Banners and Ansaru Tawheed regained control over Naryab, and fighting continues.>Pray for your brothers.
23:05:>Our brothers retreated after heavy airstrikes and bombardments.https://twitter.com/david_daveid/status/1224442249125085184
Imagine that by the way, SAA broke into the M-4 like 8km from Idlib city and the jihadists can't launch a counterattack let alone counteroffensive worth shit.
They barely defend entire cities so t*rkey has to step in to stop SAA from just waltzing.
Did they really throw everything they have at holding the outskirts of Aleppo and battling the 5th corps on Abu Duhur front or are the airstrikes just annihilating them whenever they peak out of their doors?
After taking al-Eis (unless the SAA units in Aleppo get's there first) they should take Ariha and Idlib before koteling Jabal Zawiya/Ghab and go to Jisr al-Shughur.
If t*rkey doesn't paint a red-line for real and risk going to war, it looks like game over for Idlib.
>>258182>Hammadat - Um Al-Sharshouh - Tal Sultan - Mantar Al-Khashkhaish - Jabal Tawilhttps://twitter.com/Sohayb_Masri1/status/1224680691096571905
Besides Tal Sultan and Jabal Tawil i can't find anything:http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.782797&lon=36.982298&z=14&m=bs&gz=0;369612264;357638907;0;0;293540;333533>The village of # Tal_Sultan, west of Abu Zuhur, is a friend>Ras Al-Ain is in exile, and Parisa (Baris) is in exile
exile=empty or what?https://twitter.com/200_zoka/status/1224676806403547136
And another cuckshed added.
I almost pity turks.
T*rkey is the most childish, gruglike country in the world, prove me wrong.
>>258206>outdated … Shiekh Idris is under control … other areas toohttps://twitter.com/WithinSyriaBlog/status/1224729593644507138>TF reporter says SAA liberated Tell Rayhanhttps://twitter.com/200_zoka/status/1224729337955528704http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.776739&lon=36.871834&z=14&m=bs&gz=0;368470716;357576224;266075;310584;314140;17412;20599;0;0;283430;255775;309887
I know there's a Tell Rayhan north of Mardikh but the location is based off of the geonames database, that database can be very wonky and since the hill is so far off from the village im gonna guess the location is wrong. Ergo, i think Tell Rayhan=the village named Ray(h)an.
>Problems for the LDF around al-Hamirahhttps://twitter.com/ProNDF/status/1224734318943244290http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=36.076002&lon=37.062700&z=16&m=bs&show=/25600299/Humayra
Not that it matters much, it's good that the jihadists are sticking their head in the sand here and giving away the entire Saraqib countryside, but what the fuck how inept can these Iranian backed groups be…
Poor Peto can't keep up>>258215>Personally got several close contacts fighting in the area. They are fighting back this time. TIP are trying to encircle them, knowing the good amount of equipment they have got
Hoping they don’t follow the example of the Homs NDF too hard.
Khalasah was lost? Missed that completely.
Now seeing jihadi reports that Qalaajiyah and Humayra was lost toohttps://twitter.com/Qalamaat/status/1224738568523874305
and supposedly a video of the advancing jihadists getting targeted by RuAFhttps://twitter.com/Qalamaat/status/1224739154786910209>>258219
They can't possibly lose Khan Tuman and Qaras too… r..right?
2016 Palmyra is repeating itself on a much smaller scale with the Aleppo LDF.
What happened in southern Aleppo 2015-2016 is more relevant.
Back then IRGC and their proxies managed to take al-Eis but the counteroffensive drove them out of the town + the villages being fought over today and Khan Tuman.
Besides Khalidiyah and Khan Tuman not falling, the majoosis failure at Zaytan, Khalasah, Humayra and Qalaajiyah is almost identical…
Look at that trigger discipline! The potato fields aren't sending their best and brightest, are they?
According to this, Wasitah was captured aswell.http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.828687&lon=37.020106&z=16&m=bs&show=/13022854/Al-Wasitah
That village was always uncertain if SAA captured it or not and the defensive trenches that were shown on updated maps indicated it wasn't under SAA control.
>Militant Activist “Ariha and all the areas are now empty (of people) and yet you still find speech givers attack the nation (ummah?) to justify the betrayal of Turkey, commanders, and security.”https://twitter.com/SyriaGeneral/status/1224761994072465409
>Meanwhile by pro-militant media: The Turkish-Russian emergency meeting failed because Russia sticks to the military solution in Idlib.https://twitter.com/Bosni_94/status/1224804775440584706
Hopefully they convinced the roaches to get the fuck out of Saraqib atleast.
Did Nate ever say if he was gonna work on a gainz.gif for Idlib OP?
The new art of war!
Mark the gainz on Libya please
The gains were basically the rest of Sirte province.>>258261
I just like the feel of seeing the gainz marked
Esp big gainz like the new maps of Syria where there's "all the gains in the last year" and so on
I think tomorrow I’ll map out the gains in Sirte province. That’s really the only area there were gains that could be mapped - Tripoli area is too tight, and I’m just waiting for the minimap to pop up once the LNA enter deeper into Tripoli.
Meanwhile:>Erdogan says (he) wants Syrian regime forces to withdraw behind Turkish observation post lines by end-February or Turkey will acthttps://twitter.com/aawsat_eng/status/1224978122019307520
>Military reinforcements of "FSA" reach the fronts of Latakia and the Syrian coasthttps://twitter.com/MGhorab3/status/1225039911402835968
Jihadi offensive brewing or will they just sit there like cowards to avoid facing the SAA's advance?
I reckon it's the latter.
some things you can't post in ptg. 4/sg/ is will be down a baker.
>Field source, The Syrian Arab Army is now on the outskirts of Sarmin, in Idlib countryside
>Pegasus Airlines flight PC2193 from Izmir to Istanbul crashes, splits into three parts, catches fire while landing; no initial info on casualties
How do you take an urbanized industrial city surrounded by agricultural lands? They have fire control on Idlib now but rushing on the city would lead to Kabana-tier hijinks.
Libyan militia leaders in Tripoli told The Associated Press that Turkey has brought more than 4,000 foreign fighters into Tripoli, and that “dozens” of them are extremist-affiliated. The two commanders spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter with the media.
The commanders also highlighted differing opinions within the Libyan militias about accepting Syrian extremists into their ranks. One said the fighters’ backgrounds aren’t important, as long as they’ve come to help defend the capital. The other said some commanders fear the fighters will “tarnish” the image of the Tripoli-based government.https://www.mymotherlode.com/news/world/998023/turkey-deploys-extremists-to-libya-local-militias-say.html
Simple! To take Idlib it seems quite clear that the SAA must now with victory in their grasp to fulfill the final step employ the ol' trusty chemical weapons.
I wager they’re gonna encircle Saraqib.
>>258367>How do you take an urbanized industrial city surrounded by agricultural lands?
How did they take Marat al-Numan?
Obviously they would surround the city, atleast a half encirclement, then work their way through all the houses (the Idlib countryside is far from just agricultural land with no houses, take a look at a map) between the city and whatever towns/villages they take control of before.
Preferably at night. >They have fire control on Idlib now
They don't.>but rushing on the city would lead to Kabana-tier hijinks.
While i don't believe they'll go for Idlib yet and i seriously doubt they just charge down the highway after capturing Sarmin, the Tiger Forces could definitely pull it off.
1 You won't do anything
I just mean the city is likely to be well supplied for a siege. They can hit it with a grad soon.
Besides, i haven't seen any convincing reports of SAA trying to enter Sarmin yet.
>>258378>I just mean the city is likely to be well supplied for a siege
Well sure, it's fortified but the Tigers with RuAF support have proven to be unstoppable by anything the jihadists can do.
The thermal camera equipped tanks, RuAF support, drones and all the night vision gear they have nullifies all defensive positions during the night.>They can hit it with a grad soon
Theoretically they could if they positioned GRAD and artillery in Nayrab, but they won't because Nayrab is too exposed.
This is also the land of Suheil's defeat by HTS; can he bring it the football into the scoring zone without fumbling it? ATGMs and mixed tactic AQs aren't a walk in the park. Attrition will be high, but less high than the Uyghur front. Soon Uyghurs will rule All-Free-Syria, and be the true successors of Ilkhanate
tfw no Ebin the Ronin Sensosai
Everything he posts should be treated as unconfirmed.>>258384
Comparing the Tiger Forces of today with 2015 is just plain silly.
You can see the urban zone of Idlib from the Satellite map. It won't be as big as Aleppo, but it's a little Aleppo
Idlib is the last big one. After this, it's back to Peshawar.
I dunno, the rebels seem to be severely depleted. Note the extreme lack of ATGMs and rise of improvised tanks/APCs.>>258397
So uhh, grabbing Afes and possibly Sarmin then continuing the choo-choo train to Aleppo?
Did Erdomeme send everyone that isn't on the Aleppo front to Libya?
Possibly, then there’s also the fact that most of the rebels/AQ have literally no motivation to fight anymore. They are literally defeated not just on the battlefield but also in their minds.
>>258403>most of the rebels/AQ have literally no motivation to fight anymore
The dudes left in Idlib are still heavily sectarian and hate the Assad government for genociding muh sunnis, killing their sons in battel and barrelbombing cities, but i guess they are just too cowardly to die in battle.
But there are still hardcore fuckers left, will they go gorilla warriors or make a final stand someplace?
>Militant Activist 15 minutes ago : #Idlib
“Saraqib to this moment is friend but has been completely besieged.>Just as they did when they took control of Maarat Al-Numan.>The Assad militia is now north of Saraqeb (at the checkpoint)”https://twitter.com/SyriaGeneral/status/1225126087946133505>The Syrian Arab Army has full control of Al Duweirhttp://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.899480&lon=36.840686&z=15&m=bs&show=/34073000/Al-Duweir
Eh, i dunno.
>>258407>SAA took areas north of Saraqib, acc. to a SAA source.>To be more precise: Several villages are said to have been captured 'north' of Saraqib.https://twitter.com/Bosni_94/status/1225137103807434757
Afes & co maybe?
>Syrian Arab Army controls Wadi Tota, Wadi Maqqar, Wadi Maghar, Sheikh Ali, Sheikh Mansour in eastern Saraqib>Qirat, Mizara'a near the M5, towards Afes villagehttps://twitter.com/SyriaGeneral/status/1225160292004515840
Uhhhhhhhh, well, they're confirmed locations around Saraqib according to geonames, the locations are probably miles off, but eh.
We all know a wadi is a valley/rivers but looks more like ditches here to me.
The Sheikh locations are shrines according to geonames and Qirat/Mizara'a are "localities".
>>258430>A series of loud explosions heard all over the Syrian Captial #Damascus, suspected strikes - possibly in Mezzeh
Okay it's just the kikes
How will this pan out? I have a feeling Putin would rather support Syria than Turkey, and that Turkey is doing a grave mistake issuing ultimatums. Especially ultimatums that benefits Al-Qaeda and ISIS.
>SAA, Hezbollah and Iranian forces recaptured Khalsa, Qalajiyah in southwest Aleppo. Capturing the two towns was HTS' sole achivment in this battle.https://twitter.com/WithinSyriaBlog/status/1225372941543727104http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=36.070054&lon=37.052765&z=13&m=bs&gz=0;370310497;360574953;226593;0;0;248369
So they didn't lose Humayra? hmm
conflict with kb originally started because america wanted to build an iraqi counterpart to tanf and kataib hezbollah wouldn't let them
New report out today implies they weren't responsible for the first strike; but rather ISIS like KRG suspectedhttps://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/06/world/middleeast/iraq-iran-hezbollah-evidence.html
I wouldn't be surprised if it was a false flag.
israel had been bombing the imam ali brigades and kataib hezbollah in bukmal already for some months now, with iraqis assuming the usa were giving them the ok to use the airspace from rojava, and kataib hezbollah being designated an FTO way back during tanf clashses. the larger us engagement against all shia militias fits with the periphery strategy proposed between israel and gulf states, which targets shia arabs primarily. even the vagrants amongst the protestors in iraq have been targeting shia pmus exclusively.
>>258527>The city is confirmed secured via radio>Clashes are ongoing west of the cityhttps://twitter.com/Syrian_MC/status/1225394340626882568
Could be some truth to them attacking Nayrab.
SAA twitter claiming they destroyed a SVBIED on the Nayrab axis before reaching it's target, so that means they didn't destroyed the SVBIED before reaching it's target.
According to jihadi twitter:
"Reports that the rebel assault on Dadikh is very succesfull by incite the believers operations room and reports that the village is also almost cleared."
"First reports that after the VBIED, stormtroops of Ansar tawheed, HTS and Incite the believers opsroom finished off the remaining Russia/Assad militias and that Nayrab is almost fully liberated"http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.825329&lon=36.785660&z=12&m=bs&gz=0;367178535;358012469;140762;0;0;695825
Reminder that this guy claimed that SAA were getting massacred in Marat al-Numan.
I'll try to smooth out Aleppo in the next one
>>258513>Unconfirmed: The Syrian army regains control of the towns Zaitanhttps://twitter.com/ynms79797979/status/1225409406692724743http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=36.055951&lon=37.017896&z=16&m=bs&show=/15400747/Zaytan
The SAA are heavily shelling al-Eis, Barnah and Zerbah.
Race who gets first to al-Eis maybe?
Alternatively, if the southern Aleppo front advances too quickly, the jihadists may have abandoned all hope of holding al-Eis and the M-5.
Jihadi twitter claims Karratin was recaptured by themhttps://twitter.com/Qalamaat/status/1225418125035831297
So far i haven't seen a single report of SAA claiming they have taken it… More twitter victories i guess-
Reliable TF sources
alright thanks. If this is true, I'll give it to them on the 6th.
>>258535>Former Jund al-Aqsa men were attacking SAA in the village Nayrab>Fighting still ongoing but SAA got control now after suicide attackhttps://twitter.com/ProNDF/status/1225425309215969280
Sarmin has always been a Jund al-Aqsa/ISIS supporter stronghold, if SAA decides to advance they'll probably meet fierce resistance.
If they don't Nayrab will not be a calm town for a while to come.>A major attack by Erdogan's gangs, A heroic confrontation of God’s men (SAA) on the axis of Dadekh and Neirab >Until the moment, the clashes are continuing and there is no truth to any news of control published by the enemy>Don't believe the enemy’s news>t. TF reporterhttps://twitter.com/200_zoka/status/1225426538658705410
Aight yeah, noone else is reporting on Zaitan so it was probably fake news.
>>258552>Offensive operations have resumed (Aleppo front)https://twitter.com/ProNDF/status/1225437362781655041
Well that's something.
>>258557>Any news of the capture of Khalasah earlier by pro-gov forces earlier today was wrong. The operation to take the village is underwayhttps://twitter.com/ProNDF/status/1225456569120415744
>The Syrian army kills dozens of militants from the Al-Nusra Front and the terrorist factions loyal to them after repelling their attack on the Nayrab axis in the southern Idlib countryside
>The bodies of the militants fill the surrounding agricultural lands, and their destroyed vehicles are still burning among them
Jihadi sources confirming that thay have retreated from Nayrab and Dadikh.https://twitter.com/Qalamaat/status/1225466889348014080
Haven't seen any footage inside the towns so they probably only controlled parts of them at most.
Video of Ansar Tawheed fighters celebrating the capture of a BMP (lul) in the olive orchards outside Nayrab:https://twitter.com/Qalamaat/status/1225451231205888000
>Saraqib is being combed by the army
>t. SANA correspondent
>>258558>All areas recaptured by the LDF with the help of Iranian commanders and some 4th Division artillery support + air support.https://twitter.com/ProNDF/status/1225484541999054848
Khalasah, Humayra and Qalaajiyah, dunno about Zaytan.
>Breaking: early unconfirmed reports of a coalition airstrike in norhtern Idlib, near border with Turkey. Updates to follow.https://twitter.com/WithinSyriaBlog/status/1225509954452361216
Whacking some ISIS/AQ high roller again no doubt.
Maybe T*rkey finally gave up on HTS and gave the burgers Jolani.
Cutting the head of HTS in hopes that Russia will stop the offensive.
Unconfirmed but very probable:>A Turkish convoy comprising a number of tanks and heavy vehicles moving from the military point at Taftanaz Airport towards the city of Sarmin, east of Idlibhttps://twitter.com/ynms79797979/status/1225538926795984897
So far haven't seen any t*rk movement towards Ariha so it's still up for grabs.
I still think al-Eis comes first tho.
They also positioned themselves in Binnish.
Some jihadi supporters on twitter thinks the t*rks are doing this because they know Idlib city is the next target of SAA.
SAA today at the northern motorway junction of Saraqib.http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.877684&lon=36.800978&z=19&m=bh
Sign says “Beware the Shia” and the Ahrar al-Sham has been painted over to say Ahrar Toz (Freedom Fart).
>SAA, Hezbollah and Iranian allies are hiding some surprises in southwest Aleppo.https://twitter.com/WithinSyriaBlog/status/1225548359563456514
Now even Birnah is being claimed.http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=36.030638&lon=37.015686&z=14&m=bs&show=/19313070/Barnah
happening or are the majoosi just extra hyped to go to he-- gain shahada
SAA needs to take this area to prevent the rebels from just destroying the bridge. Even if it isn't true, they must act soon.
Thanks and yep, noted. I was going to give it to them on the 6th anyway.
On another note, of the SAA secure the entire road, can we expect Aleppo to become a nice, plump, bulging, beautiful, red circle on your map, rather than a minimap? My OCD has wanted this for some time!
lol, I love seeing these Turkish outposts miles and miles behind the SAA frontline. So funny.
You mean the tiny bridges over the tiny canals?
Not really important.
Alright, i haven't seen anyone report on the gains around al-Eis for 9 hours now so i guess it was fake news.
I won't put the gif here every time I update it, so you can check it here, if anyone's interested:https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Changing_frontlines_Idlib_2020.gif
>HTS announces the restoration of control of the villages of Maharim, Al-Khwari and Tal Al-Nibar in the southern countryside of Aleppo after clashes with the pro-Assad forceshttps://twitter.com/Step_Agency/status/1225704967698341889
What the fuck are they smoking?
Now Barnah and Zarbah is in enemy control according to same source.
>>258659>Barnah under army control>t. supposed resistance officer
The fact that only sketchy sources are reporting on this front paired with the bad weather >>258660
makes me think there is no advance in Aleppo.
>Al-Tahesh in Idlib's countryside capturedhttps://twitter.com/SyriaGeneral/status/1225846152664436738>Rasm Al-Ward capturedhttps://twitter.com/SyriaGeneral/status/1225846018618642432
Dunno where either of these are, but there's still progress at least.
Odd direction to chose while heading to Idlib City.
But I guess that prove Suheil version from 2016 is also the current version. No heli crash or what not.
>Tiger Forces Haidar Regiment Media Man on comments about the army taking areas by "agreement": Yesterdays attack on axis of Al Nerab was the biggest militant attack history. More than 3,000 mercenaries from Sarmin front alone.
Houthi compilation:>The process of liberating the strategic Jabal Salab (mining site) and its adjacent sites west of the city of Marib within the paths of the Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous operationhttps://youtu.be/Moa5r4IaLdQ
I can't find the damn site but the absolute madlads control mountains overlooking Marib now.
But the video of Marib was not taken from that mountain, it's 60km away.
Why won't those bastards make maps…
The units of the Syrian Arab Army that are advancing from Idlib countryside have met with the units that are advancing in southern Aleppo in Tal El Eis
- This Map is good only thing that’s wrong with it is Talhyah & Tal Heddiyah = SAAhttps://twitter.com/SyriaGeneral/status/1226209244682293249
According to local sources, a military convoy of at least 200 vehicles belonging to the Turkish Armed Forces entered Idlibhttps://twitter.com/yasiremres/status/1226246612915228676
Pro-Assad forces take control of the town of Tal Hadya and the ICARDA area in the southern countryside of Aleppohttps://twitter.com/Step_Agency/status/1226247966576476161
Regime Axis Forces have captured Al-Kusaybiyah from Syrian Opposition Forceshttps://twitter.com/abdozehn/status/1226253809459924992?s=21
Personally i don't think they'll launch an offensive with t*rkish support against SAA, i just think they're beefing up the TFSA's ability to defend against SAA if the SAA tries to advance closer to Idlib city or the border in Aleppo.
Besides supporting TF with CAS in south Aleppo, RuAF are still striking around Atarib and Taftanaz where T*rkey has been sending equipment.
What are they doing!?! don't go that way! Finish taking the m5 before you go there! Do the commanders know what direction they're meant to be heading? Ergh, this is some pretty nasty bordergore. I mean don't get me wrong, gains are gains, but… but…>>258964
Well, if they reported it, then it must be true.
>Communication Department in the Turkish Presidency: "We have responded to the attack that targeted a Turkish military post in Idlib"https://twitter.com/Dannymakkisyria/status/1226851453731573760
Uhh, are they trying to justify the artillery launched at SAA in Saraqib this morning or claiming they've retaliated right now?
>>258971>Turkish officials are saying they striked SAA artillery postions that targeted the Turkish army in Taftanaz airbase. >These claims are false.https://twitter.com/CoolHuh_/status/1226852196924502017
>Just got a video of TFSA in the Western countryside wearing Turkish army uniforms to make it look like Turkey has their own men there. The Turks asked for 5 volunteers from each village to do this. The payment is "a free vacation in Turkey." (If they don't die in airstrikes.)https://twitter.com/LindseySnell/status/1226966158554882048
The T*rks are going bonkers trying to invent ways to stop the SAA without declaring war
So, whats the story with the pilot(s) and crew?
Preliminary reports say everything east of the М-5 is under SAA control and advancements are being made into Khan al-Asal.http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=36.170793&lon=37.049589&z=15&m=bs&show=/19456848/Khan-al-Asal
>SAA targets Turkish army in Qmeans in retaliation for morning artillery strikes by them against SAA postions.https://twitter.com/CoolHuh_/status/1227232687708082176
Others are saying it was RuAF
>>259088>the absolute state of HTS
Aight, time for new one.
I'm caling the polis!
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