Jim W. Dean – I was surprised to see Damascus holding back on what its position would be on the Kurds claiming that they would take whatever territory in Deir Ezzor province they could, despite the SAA making a huge investment in liberating the whole area.
…from SouthFront Pro-government forces have liberated the al-Hadalat refugee camp from US-backed militant groups near the Syrian-Jordanian border. The Hadalat refugee camp had been an important facility controlled by US-backed forces. Its population is about 5,000 people. According to pro-government sources, government troops are going to continue their efforts in order to take control of […]
Jim W. Dean – We are watching another unsettling event for the US coalition, another successful combined operations anti-terrorism offensive against a long held terrorist base on the Lebanese-Syrian border against Al -Nusra, which the US has been giving a free pass.
…from SouthFront Last weekend ISIS launched a large-scale surprise attack against government forces in the Iraqi city of Mosul. Terrorists attacked the neighborhoods of al-Tanak, Nahrwan, and al-Yarmuk, engaging Iraqi security forces (ISF) in a series of intense firefights. While ISF was fighting terrorists in the Old Mosul area, ISIS used underground tunnels and sleeper […]
…from SouthFront The US-backed military operation against ISIS terrorists in the Iraqi city of Mosul is approaching its final phase. Iraqi security forces (ISF), backed up by US-led coalition warplanes, attack helicopters, and special operation forces, have made significant progress against ISIS terrorists in the northern and southern parts of western Mosul, out-flanking the Old […]
I have been predicting for several weeks that Israel is going to launch an invasion of Lebanon under the pretext of taking out the ‘evil Iran-backed terrorist organisation’ Hezbollah.
…from SouthFront Iraqi security forces (ISF), backed up by the US-led coalition’s airpower, artillery units, and special forces troops, have been struggling to retake the Old City from ISIS terrorists in western Mosul. The highly urbanized Old City is the main ISIS stronghold in this part of Mosul and ISIS units resist ISF in a […]
Iran announces mass production of domestic main battle tank, which looks like Russian T-90MS (VIDEO)
RT/Moscow: Tehran kicked off the mass production of a main battle tank called Karrar at a ceremony attended by Iran’s defense minister. The tank appears to have a design similar to Russia’s T-90MS. Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan praised Iran’s new tank at the Sunday event, the Iranian media reported. “The tank can compete with […]
Jim W. Dean – The six-month estimate announced by the Iraqis for taking West Mosul came as a shock. The civilians cannot last that long, and as the die-hard jihadis near their end, they will not shy from taking as many civilians with them as they can.
Jim W. Dean – This was my first time on The Debate with Ambassador Peck, who is not only an old school diplomat but an Army veteran from WWII and Korea who came up through the ranks. His post government career has been almost as long as the former.
…from SouthFront Iraqi military for the first time officially admitted their losses from bombing, carried out by small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), used by ISIS. The casualties were suffered during incidents in eastern and southern Mosul on February 21. As the Daily Sabah newspaper reported, citing Brigadier General Abdul-Mahdi al-Ameri, an ISIS UAV “fired a […]
…from SouthFront Turkish forces once against lost the key town of Bzaah east of Al-Bab after temporarily capturing it from ISIS yesterday. Meanwhile, ISIS units launched an advance against pro-Turkish militants in Al-Ameh aiming to re-establish a supply line to al-Bab which had been under constant artillery fire from the Syrian army since Sunday. Sporadic […]
TEHRAN (FNA)- General Gregory Shebak, a former commander of the Russian Army, said that Jeish al-Fatah coalition of terrorist groups has built long networks of underground passages in Aleppo city and will possibly use them to attack the Syrian Army positions even after the fall of the city to the government forces. The Russian general […]
…from SouthFront Mosul is the second largest city in Iraq, after Baghdad. It is a city of 1.5 million people (according to UN estimates). It is a city where Sunni Arabs, Shia Arabs, Kurds, Yezidis, Armenians, Assyrians, Turkmens, and even some followers of Christianity have coexisted for a very long time. Mosul is also the […]
Siege of Petersburg during the American Civil War lasted for 9 months. Siege of Tobruk during World War 2 lasted for 8 months.
The nuclear-powered heavy cruiser Peter the Great. © Dover-Marina.com / Sputnik A Russian naval group, headed by the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier and the battle cruiser Peter the Great, has made its way into the Mediterranean, causing quite a stir in the West, the Russian Defense Ministry said. Moscow has been surprised by the countries that […]
…from SouthFront The Syrian military has deployed advanced Russian-made T-90 main battle tanks to western Aleppo, according to the video released on October 31. T-90 MBTs were observed in the Minyan area where they were participating in operations against Jaish al-Fatah, a Jabhat al-Nusra-led coalition of militant groups. Last weekend, elite units of the Syrian […]
If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: [email protected] or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront On October 15, the US artillery and the US-led coalition’s airpower delivered massive strikes on ISIS targets inside and outside the city of Mosul, de-facto […]
…from SouthFront On October 15, the US artillery and the US-led coalition’s airpower delivered massive strikes on ISIS targets inside and outside the city of Mosul, de-facto starting a long-awaited operation to liberate the last major ISIS stronghold in Iraq. The Iraqi military, the semi-autonomous, predominantly Shia, Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), the Kurdish Peshmerga, some […]
Syria & Iraq War Report – October 20, 2016: Russia-made TOS-1A Heavy Flamethrower Systems in Battle for Mosul
…from SouthFront US-backed moderates from Jabhat al-Nusra and other ‘opposition groups’, which operate inside and outside Aleppo, are not going to participate in the humanitarian pause announced by the Syrian and Russian militaries. On October 19, Syria and Russia reopened corridors in Aleppo, giving militants a chance to leave the city during mini-ceasefire scheduled for […]
Jim W. Dean – Kerry was caught telling the Free Syrian Army shills that the US being in Syria, as are the others, is illegal…but we are using the “War on Terror” hot pursuit shtick as thin cover.
Jim W. Dean – To my astonishment, Damascus is still offering all the fighters in Aleppo a chance to walk out, including the foreigners. This will come back to haunt them, as these will be the terrorists wreaking havoc after there is a peace deal.
Switzerland’s highest court has rejected an appeal by an Israeli company against a verdict to pay Iran money owed over a joint venture set up before the 1979 Islamic Revolution. A pipeline was jointly set up by the deposed regime of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi — Iran’s last monarch — and the Israeli company Eilat-Ashkelon Pipeline Co. […]
Jim W. Dean – I am always surprised to have these professor types running interference for the jihadis, claiming they are all peace loving citizens wanting to overthrow a dictator.
As the military commanders of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) issue an ultimatum to the jihadist groups located in Syria’s largest city of Aleppo to lay down arms and leave the city, Russian media points out that the operation on the liberation of the settlement would have been long over if not for the US.
…from SouthFront The Government of National Accord-aligned forces from Misrata have been conducting a military operation in the ISIS Libyan stronghold of Sirte. Misrata Brigades have pushed ISIS militants from the city’s nearby areas, however, they have faced complexities after entering the city. The ISIS terrorist group set fortifications in the populated areas and mined […]
A US-trained Syrian rebel unit was reportedly defeated and forced to flee by Islamic State during a desert battle near the town of Bukamal, after American jets abandoned them at a critical moment to bomb another target in neighboring Iraq. The Pentagon-trained rebel unit, the New Syrian Army (NSA), was on a ground offensive to […]
In the US most Christian organizations celebrate American independence on the Fourth of July. They have picnics and other types of church events and gathering and many clergy members give special sermons telling the faithful how beneficial and important the American Revolution was.
“There’s a battle outside and it is ragin’ It’ll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls, For the times they are a-changin” They’re not quite my words – they’re actually lyrics from the Bob Dylan’s 1964 hit ‘The Times They Are A Changin’, Ever since its release the song has been influential to people’s views on society, the universal lyrics contributing to the song’s lasting message of change and how true are those lyrics now.
Fallujah has been fully liberated from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), a senior Iraqi commander told AP after the army regained control over the last area in the city under IS control. Fallujah had been under terrorist control since January 2014.