Government Troops Withdrew From Several Positions On Syrian-Jordanian Border After Warning From US-led Coalition

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Government Troops Withdrew From Several Positions On Syrian-Jordanian Border After Warning From US-led Coalition

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On Saturday, an officer of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) who was deployed on the Syrian-Jordanian border told South Front that the SAA withdrew from garrison 204 to garrison 198 on the border after a direct warning from the US-led coalition.

The SAA officer said US-led coalition warplanes made low pass over a convoy of the SAA near the garrison. The warplanes fired flares and conducted several airstrikes on empty areas near the SAA convoy forcing it to withdrew towards the garrison 202.

According to the officer, after the SAA reached garrison 202 mortars and missiles fired by the US Special Operation Forces and the US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) landed around the garrison.

SAA units received a direct order to withdrew to garrison 198 within 3 hours since the moment. After the SAA units reached garrison 198, the US-led coalition stopped the violent actions.

However, the SAA officer told South Front that UAVs of the US-led coalition are flying around the clock over the SAA positions on the Syrian-Jordanian border.

The garrison 198 is located 55km south of the US-led coalition base in al-Tanaf area on the Damascus-Baghdad highway, near the Syrian-Iraqi border.

The Al-Tanaf base is now surrounded by the SAA from all sides inside Syria. However, the US-led coalition claims that it is using the base to “fight ISIS”.

Back on October 6, the Russian Defense Ministry said that ISIS launched attacks against the SAA from the US-held area of al-Tanaf. Syrian pro-government activists believe that the real aim of the al-Tanaf base is to block the Damascus-Baghdad highway because Israel sees it as a “supply line” from Iran to Hezbollah in Lebanon.

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  • jerry hamilton

    It was not a question of IF, it was a question of WHEN,
    We all knew it was coming.

    • JPH

      However a similar “not if but when” is coming up once Syria (with help from Russia, Iran, Iraq and Turkey) has firmly reestablished itself over its territory late this year or early next year but the subject will be changed to the definitive removal of the US.

      • jerry hamilton

        I hope you’re right.
        Putin is not stupid enough to start WW3 but the Americans are.

      • Tommy Jensen

        US will never leave.
        Israel give them all their experience in not leaving a neighbours house if you first have been allowed to enter his house.

        • TiredOfBsToo

          The US was never invited into their house. They acted outside of International Law just like most of the terrorists that they and the ‘coalition’ have supported. I remember seeing videos of all of those long lines of terrorist convoys stretched out in the open desert under the watchful eyes of the ‘coalition’ that never attacked; oil tankers too delivering stolen Syrian oil to all who would take it through Turkey. Isis didn’t begin to loose their convoys and land that they enjoyed under the watchful eye of the US and it’s illegal ‘coalition’ until Russia joined the fray.

          The Syrian army needs to fly their drones over the region as well in order to target the terror groups when they leave their safe house in the region and strike them the moment they leave it. Russia should use it’s eyes in the sky to watch the terror training factory there as well.

        • Leon De Elias

          Well times are changed..make your bet how long they going to last there..and the dirt they put on their own faces by supporting IS and other terrorist (moderates) will actually last longer..I as a European already considering the great US as the greatest motherfucking Terrorist force on earth..

      • Deo Cass

        I think you are being delusional. Russia does not have the guts to face the US. Period.

        • Stavros Hadjiyiannis

          Actually, this is exactly what Russia has been doing for years now. And Russia is not merely facing off with the USA. They are facing off with all their pesky allies as well.

        • Joe

          Russia did, they disabled most of the Tomahawks and guided the rest to useless targets .

          Putin is a chess master.

          When Russia says , “Nyet” so far US respects

        • Hide Behind

          Oh I think If push comes to shove, Russia has the guts, but they are smart enough to avoid a conflict they are in without a win available.

    • Leon De Elias

      Mfing US Led Terrorist Coalition..It is what is it..Terrorist illegal aggressors..And Im writing this from Europe..and guess what I am not Muslim nor Russian,an ordinary European..

      • jerry hamilton

        Me too. This is not a race war it is exactly like you call it. Illegal Terrorist Aggression from America and it’s allies which include ISIS.
        Many people that I know have started to get their news from Russian sources as the MSM is constant lies.
        I know no-one who has any support for Israel as we generally think this war has been started with zionist money. Corrupt politicians everywhere.
        The real enemy of jews and gentiles is zionism

        • Hide Behind

          This conflict is in reality in its final stages but only if Syria’s leadership is willing to lose vast portions of lands, accept two US bases in Syria Kurdistan, loss of full access to Bagdhad Highway,(Kurd checkpoints), Turkish base, surrender to an Israeli sic monitored extended Golan Heights and buffer zone along Southern Lebanon Border.
          That and a guarantee to Russian base in order to protect a New Syria.
          The eastern Syria alliance of SDF, ISIL AL’Q covered with US spec ops and airpower , is only avenue Syria has left.
          Poor Scenario for Syria but it seems whose Syrians in Kurd area lack guts to revolt and would rather enjoy peace and prosperity under US $ in Kurdish areas.

        • Leon De Elias

          The Yankees will soon realize how bad is for business to get in bed with terrorists to take down a foreign government..Soon people will spit on them and consider them as Terrorist invaders,spit on their flag Worldwide even here in Europe..This shame they aren’t going to wash from their own faces anytime soon..Fascist genocidal Criminals.Whores of the zionist criminal elites..

          • jerry hamilton

            America has been getting in bed with terrorists for well over 200 years.
            This is nothing new.
            Since America became a country in 1776, they have not had a major war in only 24 years.
            What you say is very true. They are losing any remaining respect that they had.
            That is a shame for the American people, their government is really bad with them too.
            Infact the only people they are ok with is Israel.

  • Solomon Krupacek

    there is nice half circle around an tanf.

    so, this article is the answer for dreamers like pzivj, alex, tudor, and sooo moch losers, that saa will take back all territories. in the last year i clearly saw, the saa was able to move only in territories, whre the agreements between russia and usa allowed it.

    • dutchnational

      Totally correct.

      Assad is not a free agent. Not anymore.

      All those commenters saying SDF is nothing without US. They might be correct to some extent.

      It is totally correct to say the same of Assad. Without Russia, Iran, Hezbollah and others, he would now be a fugitive in some country. Likely Russia. He is so dependened on them that he cannot act on his own anymore.

      • Alex

        SDF is NOTHING without US, no matter you turn it or twist it, lol, Russia would take care of if it like it did with other terror groups.

        • Solomon Krupacek

          like assad is nothing without russia.

          • Alex

            your point ? LOL

          • Solomon Krupacek

            not my. syrian.

          • Alex

            I’m not sure that you even comprehend what the conco was about.

      • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

        The US is nothing without the coalition has always been that way.

    • Tommy Jensen

      The area around US Al-Tanf base is about the same Israel started with when they settled down on Palestine land in 1948.

      • Solomon Krupacek

        i agree with you.
        i told only that factm that saa has no chance against us army. it is sad, but putin invited them in syria.

        • Langaniso Mhlobo

          I also agree SAA has not chance.

    • dontlietome

      O.K. Solomon you sad excuse for vegetable life, its time to go back to your nice warm padded cell and top up your meds.

  • Antikapitalista

    This needs not only a strong condemnation, but also an urgent deployment of both Syrian and Russian anti-aircraft systems. And, of course, at least a few warning shots at passing U.S. warplanes, possibly with some hits from Syrian anti-aircraft systems too, followed by a resolute lecture on international law in the United Nations Security Council, together with public consideration of a retaliatory cruise missile strike on the U.S. assets in Jordan, should the U.S. prefer to escalate the situation further.
    An intent of moving Russian nukes to Syria must also be publicly mulled… I mean, “a limited increase in the deterrent capabilities of the Russian military deployment in Syria”…

    • Solomon Krupacek

      but also an urgent deployment of both Syrian and Russian anti-aircraft systems.

      russians dont want go in conflict with yanks. just therefore will be no new russians ad systems

      • Assad Did Nothing Wrong™

        Yanks want to go into conflict with everyone else, just ask Nikki Haley.

        • jerry hamilton

          Ah… Yes, the Pam Geller wannabe.

          • SG

            She’s better suited to working as a waitress at I Hop, that way she can serve pancakes to customers without risking WW3.

          • jerry hamilton

            You do have a good point. She is pretty and would make a good waitress.
            It is not her fault she is doing the damage she is doing. Some idiot gave her the job.

          • dontlietome

            She probably gives great head too………………..

          • George King

            Actually it was at the Waffle House where she worked, not the I Hop. But you could say she does the I hop while asking how high with supplied script.

          • SG

            Her comments somehow seem dumber than your typical Western politician.

            http://russia-insider.com/en/nikki-haley-russia-waged-war-us-install-my-boss-white-house/ri21322

          • Villainess

            Keep to politics and war, not sexually harassing put-downs!
            Typical dumb jerks want ‘their’ women trapped in kitchens serving food, not war speeches. Women who are evil, do not get put down for that evil, but for not being the expected powerless woman who should just be a menial slave/cook/server/cleaner for them.

            Haley is frightening, but no more frightening than Trump’s (or even Obama’s) warlord-style orders she is following, not making.
            She answers to Trump, the actual decider, and does not make statements/declarations against his wishes. No one here is saying anything about Trump working as an Ihop waiter!

          • SG

            It’s a joke having nothing to do with her sex. She’s a pancake lady because she threatened that North Korea will be “flattened” like a pancake, unless they stop their missile launches. However the US military will never attack them, especially due to North Korea’s nuclear ballistic missiles.

            http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/tillerson-forced-clarify-us-policy-again-after-nikki-haley-demands-north-korean-pancakes

          • SG

            The primary purpose of deploying THAAD missile complexes to the Republic of Korea has little to do with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, it’s to intercept PLA nuclear ballistic missile in the hypothetical event of a military clash between the the US and China.

            https://www.rt.com/news/374874-china-icbm-russia-border/

        • Solomon Krupacek

          sure. but 1 day ago also you wrote nullsjits, that assad will now kick out yanks. you and your comrades should apologizes in public ffor spamming of SF with bullshits :P

          • dontlietome

            Solomon sucks yankeecock deep.

          • Solomon Krupacek

            sure, you defiler of little girls

      • Antikapitalista

        But the United Satans apparently want to go to a conflict with the Russians, as they have been pursuing it for years.

        By the way, a credible threat is not only the best deterrence, but also the only viable path to de-escalation.

        North Korea is a bright example.

        It is just up to the Russians whether they want to be cornered like in 1941, or not…

        • SG

          I like your Sanskirt swastika.

          Symbol of the Swastika and its 12,000 year-old history:

          https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/497577458812600891/

          Ignore the paragraph about Hitler and the link to BBC, then you’re good to go.

          http://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends/symbol-swastika-and-its-12000-year-old-history-001312

          • Real Anti-Racist Action

            For Adolf growing up in his home Church, it was above the quire where he saw it in Church each week. He identified it has a noble symbol of light vs the Mark of the Beast Star that the US and Zionist and USSR and UK all used variants of Stars.

        • Solomon Krupacek

          yanks always had balls. russians never.

          remember cuba crisis

          • George King

            I do remember very well, perhaps you don’t. The Cuban crisis was Russia’s reaction to US nukes placed in Turkey aimed at Russia and was resolved by both removing their missiles.

            Solomon you spend too much time sucking US balls to see very clearly from that position.

          • Solomon Krupacek

            and??? gave upr ussians, or not? russians were cowards

          • ruca

            Murdering millions of innocent people is not called balls, unless you are a jevv.

          • Solomon Krupacek

            ask stalin papa, chrushchev paspa, brezhnev papa.

          • ruca

            So you are pushing the Zionist narrative. No surprise.

          • Solomon Krupacek

            i lived in socialism. and i know, tnot the jews were big bosses.

          • Brother Ma

            What about it? Russia took away nukes ,you nighted states removed radar etc from turkey. So what?

          • Solomon Krupacek

            russia did not risc war. and from turkey were removed years later. some old rockets, nothing else. and in west europe remained all weapons. so, russia shit in uniform in cuba.

        • George King

          What makes one think there are not Russian tactical nukes lurking in the waters off the ME including the Mediterranean sea. We have seen the Kalibr missiles perform from ranges as far as the Black Sea.

          Russia is building stature in the view of a multi polar win win world while the Empire of transnational criminal cabals seek to maintain a uni polar world of power. Where citizens of the world always lose from pillage and plunder of Empire. What makes the times so dangerous is the Empires slip into the dying throes which has always followed a reign of might and terror.

    • robert wa

      I always feel slightly let down when America Israel show intent on the Syrian armed forces and Russia sits back..as much as I detest the intentions of America they support there illegal proxy’s!

  • dutchnational

    A few days ago, one of the commenters here advised to scare the SDF by dropping some bombs ahead of them.

    I reacted by saying the dropping of a few bombs in the desert would not scare off the SDF.

    Now it seems it does where SAA is concerned.

  • Garga

    What is there that makes them so nervous when SAA gets too close?

    • RichardD

      Conventional and nuclear military superiority to Israel.

    • SG

      They don’t want Russian and Syrian forces to find more evidence of their flagrant support for Jihadist terrorists in Syria.

    • Solomon Krupacek

      because over assads troops are squadrons of A Garga Birds :))

    • goingbrokes

      They are up to no good there, that much is certain. They don’t want anyone to have eyes on the base right now. If only because they don’t want Syrians bragging about pushing US forces around.

  • Eric

    SALOPERIE d’us

  • 1eeripsa

    US out of ME=peace!

  • Rob

    Israel do pee in their trousers when they see Iranian army forces in Syria. America fight against ISIS and Al-Qaeda for Syrian government or assist ISIS and Al-Qaeda against Syrian government? I think the last one is right.

    • Villainess

      I don’t believe Israel fears an Iranian invasion or even a future nuclear attack. What they do “fear” is a lack of bullying power over their neighbors, with US mega-power (military and political) backing them up no matter what. They need to feel they can just swipe any ol’ piece of land (Golan Heights, Sinai Peninsula, now Kurdistan?) or bomb inside other nations without UN ramifications. If Iranians practice actual sovereignty the Israelis, just like our US government, feels like it has lost control over others. The tantrum that comes may destroy us all.

      • SG

        I think that their aggressiveness attests to their own weaknesses (of the globalist deep state), such as their eroding power in the world along with their power, their privileges, and their future ambitions. They are like a snake biting its own tail.

        • Villainess

          But they hold the US government, with our ridiculously oversized killing machine, in their pocket.

  • RichardD

    Air cover has been provided for the Syrian government coalition advance so far. That’s not going to stop. And will be provided on the Jordanian border to finish clearing it.

  • Manuel Flores Escobar

    USA has lost Syrian war…even his allies the kurds cannot doing nothing as we seen in Iraqi Kurdistan, Omar oil fields and Northwest Afrin Kurdish part threaten by Turkish!..at least USA has a pride to keep Al Tanf terrorist nest under his control but surroended by SAA troops!..if US puppets try to move to Damascus the Russian air force crushed them as they did months ago!

    • Solomon Krupacek

      i see. syia is divided, saa is zero minus one, russia is trembling, but usa lost the war :DDD

      • Brad Isherwood

        Only when US leave Their bases in Kurd Syria is it time for anyone to say SAA win.
        Recent US Evil Witch quote:
        She noted that the US will maintain “the support a credible political process for the future of Syria.”
        Look out!….they are gonna screw Syria 6 ways from Sunday just like they screw their own Nation/People’s, Europe etc.
        Iraq can’t get RIP of the USA, …Neither Afghanistan.
        If Syria does. …it will be History in the making.

        • goingbrokes

          It will be history in the making. For the US it will be worse than the end of Vietnam. In the future they will say that Syria changed everything.

        • Manuel Flores Escobar

          The ties between Russia and Israel only is just a blackmail as Israel dont build gas pipelines to Haifa-Cyprus-Eu to transport israeli, egipt, Saudi gas to Eu as USA want!…in exchange Russia dont provide sofisticate air defense system to Syria!…

      • ruca

        Only an idiot would think that. Don’t you have some burgers to flip?

      • Manuel Flores Escobar

        USA deployed marines in Lebanon ( 1982) and were defeated by hezbollah ( then Amal guerrilla)…USA will keep troops in Raqqa but Kurds cannot doing nothing as Turks are their enemies beside Irak and Syria goverment!..so tell me what are doing USA in Syria kurdish zone?…

        • Solomon Krupacek

          bs

  • Joe Doe

    SAA should wait, until East Syria and Idlib province is liberate.Mean time Assad Should obtain own Air Defense System with S-400, better Air Planes and arm SAA with verba manpad air defense system.

    • dontlietome

      I do not think Assad can afford the s400……………….. I reckon the koffers must be pretty empty now after so many years of conflict. Russia is being dragged deeper into the mire and they are very aware of this, so they need to plan for all eventualities. The situation is as follows…………Russia is not strong enough to take on the USA in an extended conflict, except where nukes are concerned, but the Yankee Gangsters know that the Russians have a good many aces up their sleeves that could reduce their nummerical superiority to a level playing field, so its down to a slow aggressive “Pawn ” play on the great chess board……….. time will tell but a sudden and massive strike on Israel would be a good start, eliminating the entire political class in the country would cut the head off the snake……………… and the Americans would be forced to look inwards as an uprising would attack the ZionistOccupied Government.

      • Villainess

        I doubt that will happen, though it is in the US style of invasion and destruction. Russia? not so much. Also, it seems as though our US secret war actions depend on terrorists, separatists and/or paid off insurgents much more than our own troops, while Russians seem to fight their own battles, but not recently on their own soil. Both Crimea and Syria have begged for their help. Crimea actually voted by a vast majority to become Russian again.

  • Black Raleigh

    Clever move. No need to loss equipment and man power to the US airstrikes as SAA has more important tasks around the country.

  • Rodney Loder

    I don’t think al-Tanaf is a road block between Iraq and Lebanon, it’s obvious that the CIA want that area as a base to recruit my Brother Salafists, the Religion is dead if the CIA succeed in Syria , Salman is driving the Kingdom into the ground, all Muslims recognise this except a few desperate clinger type Leechs, Salman isn’t any longer challenging Qatar he’s surrendered like a woman giving birth, I can smash the CIA in Syria, by pulling the plug of their fantasy, which was concocted over 67 years by the understanding that I would signature the Christian conversion to Talmudic Ranting, but it was already predestined to happen, all that’s left is the finishing touches.
    Deuteronomy ;21 verse , : “Everyone will stone that son to death ….. everyone in Israel will be afraid when they hear how he was punished”.
    Deuteronomy goes on to describe what should happen to the body of a criminal, who out there calls me a criminal, that grub stick your head up and I’ll kick it off your shoulders, or make us laugh Allah is with me He said so yesterday, and you didn’t know did you.

  • Joe

    SAA should first clean up all other areas first and when only this area is left , then give the US an Ultimatum to leave or be annihilated

    • GRAHL

      Annihilated by who?

      • Joe

        Do you seriously think US forces can take on Hez, Iranian, and Syrian soldiers with those Petty SDF once Russia provides air cover and Iran provides their Sam Systems as only a pocket of US soldiers being there?

        Come on give us a break.

        US is powerless once wars in other parts of Syria is over.

        ..as long as Iran and Russia support SAA.

        You still think Russia after all their efforts will allow a few puny US force to be in their way ?

        Now even the IRGC are very trigger happy.

        • GRAHL

          Just making sure i understood the implication. To answer the question….absolutely Yes. The U.S., even without “petty SDF”, can lay waste to that entire desert overnight if threatened with “annihilation”. I believe Russia could counter effectively. Then we will be in WWIII. Is that what you fools want? To call the U.S. “Powerless” is very stupid and dangerous. Thankfully smarter people like Putin and Co are running the show and not you.

      • Joe

        Well, look into the past so far. You think seriously who would blink first Russia or US and you think US will risk world war three just to stop the Syrians nn their own land?

        You are out of logic.
        So far for the entire Syrian war since the Russians entered the war at the invitation of the legitimate govt, Russia has been calling g the shots .

        No where you see US called the shots.
        Even when Trump fired those Tomahawks, Russia brought down most of them and guided the test to useless targets, US kept Queit.

        Do you see US threaten world war 3?

        No, I am sure as the sun sets tomorrow, when Syrian army has finished of ISIS, Russian planes plus Iranian missiles would force US to leave as US has no force there to fight Assad’s forces.

        Come on you think US air can defeat the Iranians etc. Look at Lebanon 2006 , where the best US waeponry were useless.

        Now with Russianand Iranian planes and SAM System , tell me how the heck can US defeat Assad?

        • GRAHL

          No I don’t think they would, do you? But try and “annihilate” the U.S. Military and see where that leads. That was your suggestion not mine. So stupid. Death and destruction on a ridiculous scale. No one is going to annihilate the U.S. or Russia except each other. They’re sitting over this little piece of desert like a chessboard. Thankfully avoiding direct contact to this point.

          But I get it. In fact your response was Give “us” a break, which tells me you’re trying to speak for the group so you can get the affirmation you need. Real tough guy. And MY logic is flawed?

          • Joe

            The problem is you equate my term annihilate to mean the entire US army which surely was not what I meant.

            Given that US will station a small force like they are doing now, when the fight do get serious that small force would surely be annihilated vs superior forces that have been battle hardened vs US newbies.

            US surely will withdraw as they do not have a fighting force strong enough in Syria to take on Assad’s allies.

            Iran alone can take care of US existing forces in fact.

            US can only rely on some cruise missiles and planes which Russia will ground them plus Iran’s extensive missile force that can reach the US forces in Syria.

          • GRAHL

            When you say a U.S. “small force” are you talking about U.S. Marines or some sort of FSA element? I sure hope you don’t mean the former, because any attack by Iranian or SAA forces on U.S. military personnel will result in disaster and immediate escalation of this war. Attack them and the issue of the U.S. not having a “fighting force strong enough to take on Assad’s allies” would change with a snap of the Pentagon’s fingers. Then you’d see if the U.S. is limited to “some cruise missiles”. The U.S. And Russia could turn this little sandbox to glass in an instant if they really wanted to. No one wants this. Thank God Assad and Putin are smart enough because if it were up to you troll-farm warriors you would definitely kick off WWIII. I only hope that Trump and Co. are just as smart and gtfo sooner than later. This ridiculous war has gone on long enough. Everyone involved needs to assure the complete destruction of ISIS, then move on to making Iraq and Syria whole again.

          • Joe

            You are talking like an novice.

            Look into the real situation. Do you know why Syrian forces do not retaliate to the attacks by US or even Israel?

            It is not the right time and even Russia tries to avoid.

            You are talking as though you can do what you want.

            I am saying, and repeat, as it is that tiny US force is no match even for SAA not to say Iran, and Russia.

            That aside, after Assad had secured the whole of Syria and maybe the Kurds have their autonomy , how do you think that few soldiers can still justify to be in Syria?

            So Assad does not even have to annihilate the small contingent. Fact is is lucky you are not in charge, else you may want to attack SAA like Rambo lol

            You have not answered my question, how are the small force able to defend themselves in there surrounded on all sides?

            Stop that nonsense like US is untouchabe. IRGC is surely trigger happy and there is no way US can defeat Iran and I am not that stupid like you talking about WW3 arising from refusing to leave Syria

          • GRAHL

            I want to attack SAA like Rambo? When did I advocate attacking anyone other than ISIS? Don’t make things up. And I never once justified anyone staying in Syria that isn’t Syrian or doing “anything they want”. So you’re making that up too. I responded to your encouragement to “annihilate” the U.S. contingent, spoken like someone who can’t predict what would happen next.

            I have answered your question many times. A small U.S. force can defend itself quite easily because it’s got the backing of one of the largest militaries in the world. You want to know how the Pentagon will escalate the war?? Kill some U.S. Soldiers and find out. But that’s exactly what you suggested isn’t it, tough guy.

            OK that’s enough, I can’t keep talking in circles with someone as foolish as you are. Let’s agree to disagree and make this one very EASY! Let’s see if anyone is reckless enough to follow your ignorant advice and try to annihilate the U.S. military contingent in Syria shall we? IF that happens, and it works without causing a very bad situation for all involved, I’ll come back here and give you full credit as long as you do the same. Deal?

            In the meantime, Lebanon ’06??? Lmfao, Please stop.

            I’m serious about the deal though. As they say put your money where your mouth is. You in?

          • Joe

            Ok basically from your explanation we do agree on certain points . The word annihilation is just used in the event of a real fight under the present circumstances of each side’s current position not about consequences.

            For info Russia had killed many Western operatives in retaliation of attacks on their forces if you do not already know…and you do not see any US reactions.

            Yes agreed if Assad is to act alone without Russian agreement, US would use her full force and Assad will suffer many casualties as has happened. This is to show US will attack those that has no means to return fire….and your stand that anyone else attacking US forces will bear the brunt of US retaliation.

            But then my use of that word was based not on this but rather the fact US existing force there would really be wiped out if a real fight is to happen and Russia guarantee the air cover and which as I said it need not be as Assad can just tell that small contingent to get out without firing a single shot once he had finished off ISIS.

            US would have no excuse not to do so.

            So my take is Assad will take on US at the end of the war and this will go to the Turkish invasion in Idlib too

          • GRAHL

            Fair enough Joe

          • Joe

            Another stupid post, pantagon with a snap of finger can finish off and turn them into glass which means using nukes while Iran is not even allowed to build one baby nuke.

            You guys talk about nukes like you are playing Xbox games . Really stupid and childish.

            Talk about how is Pentagon able to escalate the war if they had not tried already and I am all ears.

            The ONLY way is from carriers based plane and cruise missiles. From land for forget it, no fighting force available and I really doubt you would join to fight for nonsense.

            This is where I mentioned Russia and Iran. Assad can just go for a holiday and win

        • Solomon Krupacek

          Come on you think US air can defeat the Iranians etc. Look at Lebanon 2006 , where the best US waeponry were useless.

          :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

    • goingbrokes

      Yes, as long as daesh has a foothold in Syria US has a fig-leaf of a claim that they are there to fight daesh. After that is done the legal fig-leaf will be gone and US need to leave or come up with a new excuse (which no one will believe) to stay. Maybe they will claim that they are there to fight Hezbollah, to stop Syria from falling under direct Iranian rule, or some other BS.

      • Villainess

        Beautifully ironic, isn’t it, how my country makes terrorists to fight their battles for them, then gets others to fight the terrorists that they just made. We’re now #1 in using terrorists to infiltrate!

      • ruca

        They will say they need to stay to provide support for the young turdistan.

  • Manie

    This situation is a simple matter of fact. I you are a strong enough nation you can do whatever you want. Syrian people and many other nations should take a heed and do all in their power to become strong, either by becoming self sufficient and developing own weapons and systems or buying them from a third party. Clearly relying on Russians and anyone else is a flawed long term strategy. Iran is at least working towards developing own systems and trying to become self sufficient..no doubt it will take them a long time,but in the end, not relying on other powers for help makes them stronger

    • Villainess

      Not working with stronger allies against the biggest military-industrial and socially destructive force on Earth is pretty stupid!
      Russia will do what’s in its best interests, but Syria is its only warm water port! Russia also knows that we are coming for it soon and should be stopped sooner than later. if Europe/US had stopped, instead of helped Hitler as he was aiding Franco’s fascist insurgency, WWII may have been averted altogether. (weird thought: Didn’t France -stupid France!- have to allow Germans to fly fighter planes over France, itself, to bomb the Spanish government? Or perhaps just ‘weak France’ with no fighter planes yet of their own?)

      • Manie

        Sure one does need allies to work with. Even the U.S needs allies to go along with it’s policy of chaos and destruction. Yes Russia will do what’s in it’s interest. Same goes for all other nations and right now, or 7 years ago. It was not in Russia’s interest to bolster Syria’s air Defense, system. At the beginning of this conflict, Russia watched, as one of its loyal Allie’s Airspace was repeatedly violated, and all it did, and still does is talk. They could have entered the war early on and maybe ISIS would have been Destroyed earlier. Yes one also has to acknowledge that given Syria’s Situation The Russians are helping the best they can without getting into a shooting war with the U.S. Again not in Russia’s “interest”

        My whole point is this; it’s good to have allies, but one cannot as a nation rely on another for unconditional support. I think the best thing the Russians can do for it’s allies is provided the technical know how. Like the old saying, “teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”, But then again, if it’s not in Russia’s interest to help it’s allies with technical know how, Then Syria should seek it elsewhere, or learn how to do become self sufficient.

  • Thegr8rambino

    WTFFFFF NOOO KEEP ADVANCING!!

  • Langaniso Mhlobo

    Where is Russian air support in the sovereign Syrian land.It is maybe time to deploy Turkey forces to Raqqa for de- escalation line momitting.

    • Langaniso Mhlobo

      Sorry monitoring.

  • Langaniso Mhlobo

    Russian slow intervention make Syrian territory liberation difficult. If this is allowed by Russia then we should also expect Omar oilfields partitioning by USA.USA is clearly stopping SAA advancing.

  • Travis Kelso

    The die is cast. US walks back the kurds to the former borders to maintain some influence with Iraqi Government. The US has no connection with the Syrian Government. This where the battle with Iran will occur.

    • bcbingram

      I hope you are wrong.

    • Joe

      I doubt US dare to take on Iran…..
      US has not enough assets to take on Iran

      • Travis Kelso

        Not directly, but yes in Syria they do have the resources. The US lets Iraq overrun the divided northern Iraqi Kurdish region. Iraq is a country that has support for all countries. SAA on has support of Iran, Russia. US keeps influence with Baghdad other than sending them 100% into Iranian orbit. The battle against Iran is Syria and Iraqi border. You will see it come from Tanaf region soon too. Especially if Iranian militias try to strike first to give US the excuse. The die is cast.

        • Joe

          What forces doesUD has in tiny Tanaf region? You must be dreaming.

          Currently US dare to talk big because at the moment Assad is busy fighting ISIS that had help from US . The moment AssaD is free from other areas, and US will look silly trying to hold one tiny Tanaf area that has no significance as Assad already has secured the Syrian and Iraq border.

          The Kurds ate not going to take on Iran, Assad allies as has been seen as they need to talk autonomy with Assad.

          No US has NO FORCE to stand against Assad, once Russia and Iran put their foot down.
          Don’t talk nonsense like the other guy about US going into world War three over a small piece of useless Tanaf of no strategic value.

          I don’t know on what basis you have that Iran us afraid of US in Syria because they can very easily defeat anything US can bring to bear short of nukes which Russia will make sure would not happen.

          Iran can easily send their army to Syria on the fly , US.? Depend on the 20k SDF?

  • Deo Cass

    Another BIG fail for Russia which again proves to be an insignificant paper elephant with loads of words but no substance. Russia and Putin are a disgrace.

  • Ron Chandler

    What is going on at al-Tanf, where 60,000 (SIXTY THOUSAND) Syrian refugees (who fled, remember, from the violence of these very terrorist Americans’ proxies) are held prisoner in the middle of nowhere, blocked from receiving water, food and aid. A disease outbreak could happen at any time.
    And this is — why? To provide a human shield for the Ameriki demons, and their FSA cannibal friends, who also coerce men inside this camp to go and fight as adjuncts for the interlopers.
    This is the horror being hidden by the aggression toward the Syrian Arab Army. Where are the Russians? Why does the SAA have no air cover, why are the drones not shot out of the sky, why threatening planes of the Coalition of the Guilty (my own disgraced nation included) are not targeted just like the Khazar jets near Damascus, is a question we should be asking.

  • Carol Davidek-Waller

    Isolated and in the wrong, all Tanaf is toast.

  • Robert Duran

    Honestly I just want that war to be over and for civilians and fighters for freedom (like general Issam ) to stop dying..

  • John Mason

    An opportunity for Iran to test their missiles again but aimed at the US coalition. Isn’t this a declaration of war from the US? Russia, what are you doing?

  • wwinsti

    It’s only a matter of time. Russia coming on strong now only corners the US into looking and acting tough. Keep in mind that the US’s Kurdish project in eastern Syria is in the midst of a slow motion collapse. We all understand that the US is planning something awful in the south, perhaps another round of attacks on the Palmyra/Deir Ezzor road?

    Russia is a guarantor of the peace in Syria, and will have to establish that zones under it’s guardianship are safe for Russian personnel. If the Americans can’t assure them basic safety in the south eastern parts of the country, they’ll simply be told to leave.

  • Melotte 22

    American criminals doing what they do the best, arming and supporting head choppers as a part of their regime change policies in Syria. But it looks like these are the last desperate moves by rotten empire. They failed in Syria, and hopefully this is the beginning of the end of their terror&destruction reign in the Middle East.

  • Bru

    shows again the true nature of the US regime: directly terrorizing a sovereign state without using their usual terrorist proxy groups on the ground…

  • Ahmed Benmansour

    Russians are starting to appear like saudis submitted of the US. I know Poutine is the biggest stratege of the world but whith Loosing a Top Major General Valery Osapov, 2 High ranking Colonels, more than 50 SF, by stealing the Oil infrastructures, Al-Tabqah & Raqqah at a certain point they neeeed to put their balls on the table by doing the same, recover the garrisons & impose the US a 20km buffer zone, it will be largely enough to protect their tranny “soldiers”
    If it was a US general that felt in a mortar shelling, 10 000 SAA would have been killed !

    • electron

      AMN just reported that SDF announced taking control of Omar oil field! If true; RF is weaker and more desperate than anyone ever thought.

    • Solomon Krupacek

      putin os piece of shit! not excellent but brilliantky corrupt fsb officer. thats all. he coppied some things from yankee army, and has no idea how to continue. he was not able to chenge the structure of russian economy. russia is still gas statzion, 70% income for oli, gas and aluminium. no other industry. corruption giant, oligarchokratia. russian billionairs bus the most expensive immobilities in new yourk, london, etc. tealed money from russina economy. and putin allows this. so big cheker, that lost ukrine, montengro, now syria. so big politician, that was not able to find griend among almost 200 countires in the world. he has big mouth and little acts. gorbachev2. every day is in TV, hearing himself. how could he do something good for russia, if always is in reality show???
      russia invited yanks in syria, russia invited turks in syria. only because one blond dwarf thinks, he is kasparov of the international politics. russia will never attack americans, bacuse their rmy ois on the level of kuznetsov. 2-3 dozens of new equipments and the rest is rosted iron. russia has not enough mones to buy fro all his soldiers normal helmets, night vision and other modern equipment. and these are troop, not tanks, not planes.

      for me russia will have doog leader, when he will killall aligarchs, sippress corrupcy, founds russian silicon valley, goives mione for scientists, take them back from abroad and allows to build up modern industry. in all fields, with thousands of subsuppliers. until this point russia will fall also in the future. with accelerating fall.

  • Leon De Elias

    Mfing US Led Terrorist Coalition..It is what is it..Terrorist illegal aggressors..

  • The Farney Fontenoy

    Yet no response from Russia… but remember (((Putin))) is our guy…

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  • Hide Behind

    The recent reactivation by US to standby mode of 24/7 nuclear armed bombers staffed by recent call up of over 1000 Air National Guard, Enlisted Reserves and ex
    -pilots, has less to do with Korea than it has to do with a massive show of Force Readiness to intimidate Russia.
    This show of Force by US is last step option to their Limited OIntensity Conflict And also guaging by outright brazen use of censorship of all media, especially google and Facebook as part of their total domi ece over not just foreign but all domestic qustioning as well.