TEHRAN (FNA)- The predominately Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) warded off a joint offensive of the Turkish soldiers and Ankara-backed militants of the Euphrates Shield Operation West of the town of Manbij in Northeastern Syria, killing at least 14 Turkey-led militants. The SDF engaged in fierce clashes with the Turkish army men and militants of […]
…from SouthFront Pro-Turkish militant groups and the Turkish Army are losing ground under the pressure from ISIS terrorists in the city of al-Bab in northern Syria. According to available data, Turkish forces have been pushed to retreat from the al-Bab roundabout between al-Bab and Tadef, and now are clashing with ISIS east of the Youth […]
…from SouthFront A top Ahrar Al-Sham member, the Military commander of Umar Al-Mukhtar Brigade, Mohamad Kakel was killed by the Syrian army in the Wadi Barada area near Damascus. Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and Ahrar al-Sham continued to clash in the province of Idlib. Recently, Jabhat Fatah al-Sham […]
…from SouthFront The Syrian army and the National Defense Forces (NDF), supported by attack helicopters, have advanced southwest of the Tiyas Airbase, recapturing from ISIS several hills overlooking Phosphate area near al-Qaryatayn. The village of Al-Baridah is the most likely target of the offensive. Pro-government sources report that over 30 ISIS members were killed in […]
…from SouthFront The Syrian army has repelled a major Jabhat Fatah al-Sham-led attack in eastern Hama. Last night, Jabhat Fatah al-Sham and its allies advanced near the villages of Ramlieh, Khunayfis and Sultanieh, engaging Syrian army units in an intense fighting in the area. However, army troops, backed up by warplanes and artillery units, foiled […]
…from SouthFront The situation remains critical in the area west of Palmyra. ISIS terrorists flanked government forces and seized a key crossroad between the Tyas airbase and the city of al-Qaryatayn in the Syrian province of Homs. The terrorist group also continued to put pressure on the Tyas Airbase and on the Homs-Palmyra highway from […]
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 – I picked this video today as it shows the advantage a defender when having some high ground to fight from, and good supply of heavy weapons to be able to engage attackers at long range.
Syrian and Russian warplanes have delivered heavy air strikes in the Syrian provinces of Aleppo, Idlib, Hama and Homs, destroying the manpower and military equipment of jihadi groups.
…from SouthFront The ISIS terrorist group has downed a military helicopter in the province of Homs, killing 2 Russian pilots onboard. The initial reports that Mi-25 crashed east of Palmyra late on July 8 were denied by the Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD). However, on July 9, the Russian MoD reported that Russian military pilot-instructors […]
While this weapon system is still currently “under the radar” (no pun intended…) of the Western media, one can rest assured that once it starts flight tests in earnest, it will be paraded as Exhibit A in the propaganda indictment of “Russian aggression.”
The fighting in Aleppo province has been quite intense in recent days and it is the mercenary, head chopping ‘rebel’ scum that has been on the losing end.