Jim W. Dean – VT was right again. We smelled right away that this new desert fight in Syria was not a skirmish that Damascus had assigned to some throwaway militias to give them something to do.
Jim W. Dean – The SAA strategy has allowed ISIS to regroup and set up defense points in the Maskanah countryside that can then be observed and bombed with no losses to the the Tiger Force, which has to conserve its equipment and experienced fighters.
Women from Eastern Europe are being smuggled into Scotland for sexual exploitation and sham marriages at the hands of human traffickers, according to a new documentary. Undercover BBC journalist Sam Poling traveled to Slovakia to expose how Eastern European criminal gangs are trafficking young women to Scotland for them to marry third-country nationals, mainly Pakistanis, […]
…from SouthFront Clashes continued between Jaish al-Islam and the joint forces of the Al-Rahman Corps and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) in the Eastern Ghouta region near Damascus. The Al-Rahman Corps and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) captured the village of Beit Sawa from Jaish al-Islam. Earlier this week, Jaish […]
…from SouthFront Media coverage of the recent escalation in the Donbass region in eastern Ukraine has once again shown that mainstream media provides a slanted view on the military situation in the region. It is especially interesting to observe how various mainstream outlets and so-called “NGOs” blamed militia of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) for […]
…from SouthFront The Syrian army and the National Defense Forces (NDF) are storming the ISIS-held Hayyan gas fields west of Palmyra in the province of Homs. Government forces are reportedly in control of over a half of the area, but clashes are ongoing. Yesterday, the army and the NDF secured the Jihar crossroad and the […]
Editor’s note: Trump or at least Tillerson, now confirmed as Secretary of State, should have announced something. This attack clearly violates the Minsk accords. This is one area where we hoped Trump would be pro-active, rather than penning executive orders tearing down America’s already shredded constitution. Give him today and if nothing comes out of […]
So far [12:00 CET], 85 fighters of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and pro-Kiev paramilitary groups have been killed and 315 others wounded in clashes with forces of the Donetk People’s Republic (DPR), according to information obtained by SF. ..from SouthFront The military conflict has dramatically escalated in the region of Donbass in eastern Ukraine. On […]
…from SouthFront Iraqi security forces (ISF), backed up by US-led coalition warplanes and military advisors, have regained more areas from the ISIS terrorist group inside the major Iraqi city of Mosul in the province of Nineveh. ISF troops have recently, liberated the districts of Al-Hadba, Kafaat, al-Kindy, Andalus, Dhubat, al-Furqan, Al-Faisaliyah, and al-Shorta. Also liberated […]
…from SouthFront On January 9, Iraqi security forces (ISF) took control of the al-Baladiyat district of Mosul and announced the liberation of Domiz. Separately, ISF units entered the district of Sukkar after a series of firefights with ISIS units in the area. Yarmjah, Mazari, and Palestine districts remained conten[d]ed areas between ISF and ISIS. Pro-government […]
…from SouthFront The Syrian Arab Army announced renewed operations in eastern Aleppo on September 22nd. Hezbollah announced their participation shortly after the SAA General Command. The operations are reportedly coordinated with Russian military advisers deployed in the area. The Syrian Air Force has delivered up to 45 air strikes on militant targets in the Aleppo […]
Last weekend, the situation in southwestern Aleppo was remaining tense. The Syrian Army, the National Defense Forces, Hezbollah, and other pro-government militias supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces, made a series to attempts to advance on the areas controlled by Jaish al-Fatah operation room but was not able to make significant gains against.
VT readers will fail to be in the slightest little bit surprised at this revelation as we have been reporting on how Turkey and the US have been the major components of the arms pipeline supporting ISIS since day one.
This report from the 15th of June by Al-Masdar News shows that the Jihadis holding the enclave of Eastern Ghouta, just outside the capital Damascus, are growing ever more desperate as the Syrian forces pound them: Ghouta rebels attack Syrian Army with nerve gas Islamist militants used, yesterday, toxic gas to halt the Syrian Army’s […]
The US and NATO have been making aggressive noises towards Moscow for several years now. However, we are now seeing NATO make expansions eastward that Russia can only see as aggressive. The subsequent escalation of tensions takes us back into a Cold War scenario that we all hoped was a thing of the past. __________ […]
…from SouthFront The situation at the Donbass contact line remains tense. The sides use infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers of different types and small arms. Sporadic artillery and battle tank shellings sometimes turn into almost “full-scale military actions” as the recently observed clashes near Gorlovka when the Ukrainian military attempted to cut the Donetsk-Gorlovka road. […]