These maps provide a general look at the key stages of the Syrian Army operation to liberate the strategic Syrian city of Mayadin from ISIS.
On October 14, the army and its allies took full control over the city that had been one of the key ISIS strongholds in the Euphrates Valley fro a long time.
Now, government forces are consolidating their recent gains and preparing for further operations on the both banks of the Euphrates River.
SAA should secure the oilfields before the SDF does.
SDF is further up north and they are being checked by ISIS reinforcements; from Mayadin Omar facilities are only 10kms away. There should be no problem crossing Euphrates and taking Omar facilities.
I do hope so.
A river crossing is rarely that easy. The Mayadan bridge area looks too exposed, and ISIS would be waiting for this. SAA needs to clear that west bank of river first. BUT GREAT WORK TIGERS! :))) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/891e929023165434e107503c7242adab16412632a94090f58610e3ea8e81df4e.jpg
Having self propelled ferries gives the Russians and SAA a choice of crossing, I am sure the Russian Air Force and long range artilery would sanitize the area of the bridgehead and render ISIS reinforcements open to direct attacks.
russian air force was not able to destroy 1000 jihadists coming thorugh abu kamal. 30 planes are nothing.
Or so you think! What about surprises (maybe)? There have been a lot in this war.
yeah this looks tricky! We all know that the US and SDF work with ISIS! ISIS will fight tooth and nail for these oil fields! Can the SAA afford this conflict? I say secure that border first, then deal with the SDF later! I want those oil fields too but I just feel it will take too many resources to get it and I’m sure the USA will accidently Bomb the SAA! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5c945b933f5ac11950f902e9d4430cb169cae4847d1131bcc462d5c1cf3cb941.jpg
10km to the oil fields is a pittance; just like a bus ride in town. They should definately keep the momentum and go staraight to secure 50% of Syria’s oil and gas resources of the Omar fields.
Maybe that is what ISIS wants the SAA to do. Maybe that is why they abandoned their replacement capital so easily. Let the SAA cross the river, then attack them there and in the vulnerable access road to Mayadin.
I don’t know, ISIS abandoning this city so easily makes me wonder what they are up too. It will almost certainly not be any good.
More and more try to avoid death
Hey Papa. My take is that IS is pretty chopped up right now. They tried a counter offensive in the sandbox and were smoked. In addition, they lost all of that stuff and personnel, that was unavailable to defend anything else. As the Dr, stated to you, that fighting the SAA right now is certain death with little to show for it. Fighting the SDF on the other hand, is an even chance or better.
they did not abandoned the city they were forced to do so, they were having two options first was to protect there struggling man power, the second was to stay and fight till death which would not have taken much time for tigers and combined air-force, if i was arm chair general of ISIS i would have chosen to leave city because SAA was going to have it one way or another.
The gist of it is very simple we have had this conversation before, they chose the easier duck and with a better chance of surviving and they need equipment that won’t cost them huge losses. The SDF counting of Daesh actual body count is oddly different, since those guys in the vehicles were supposed to be killed in this fight , guess it’s more for morale purposes.
isis has no force more
It is best to be wise Solomon. ISIS still has enough strength to make the SAA pay dearly, for any mad dash across the river to Omar oil field. Never underestimate the enemy. :/
if you were right, than saa is shithill.
isis is weak. saa must take abu kamal, t2. only after that can cross eufrates. if. moscow maybe wil not suppurt crossing games.
Excellent news! Now get that bridge repaired ASAP and liberate the Omar Oil Fields before the SDF bandits arrive.
kurds and usa will be the BİGGEST LOSERS … wait for it.
Just like in Iraq, yeah?
This is a very big win for the SAA and Co.. The move for Al Mayadin came out off nowhere and it is a done deal in less than two weeks? I also agree with Jesus, that the SDF is starting to have problems closer to DE. The free ride up there may be over for them.
Go for the oil fields ASAP or the filthy kurds will capture them Wish the saa does not send the tiger forces again to hama for some petty villages
free at last, free at last! !!!
Those are great news. Because of all this stuff is that packing up in the north, I hope this front will be closed soon, and the oil fields secure. I believe Assad has correctly decided that his priority should be to end the war and purge the terrorists, as this will give Syria a great morale boost and further legitimization of the regime globally. After ISIS presence and effect will be minimal, Syria can focus on the other players. Russia also hasn’t played her cards yet, and it is in a huge dilemma. It has been realized that they can pursue their economic prosperity through arms trade without disturbing the current status quo, at least for a while, or they could decide to oppose the western vision for the middle east. It is hard to estimate what such a confrontation would mean, and that troubles both Russia and the US.