Al Nusra & Allies Capture Town of Kinsabba, Develop Advance in Latakia Province

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In Syria’s Latakia province, a joint force of Al Nusra and Ahrar Al Sham has conducted a successfull military operation against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), seizing the town of Kinsaba and the nearby villages of Hamrat and Shalaf. Terrorist claim that the SAA has lost few battle tanks and 8 fighters.

The terrorists’ operation came after a series of heavy clashes erupted in the region few days ago. Now, units of Al Nusra and Ahrar Al Sham are attempting to secure the area of Kinsabba in order to develop the advance in the direction of Wadi Baur.

Al Nusra & Allies Capture Town of Kinsabba, Develop Advance in Latakia Province

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  • VGA

    1 step forward, 1 step back for the SAA

    • Dagwood Bumstead

      And to even think that Israel considered the Syrian regime a threat. Crazy.

      • VGA

        At which point do you mean? Before the civil war?

        Because now the syrian army has devolved into a hodgepodge of private forces, agenda-driven gunmen, foreign fighters from lebanon and iran etc etc.

        On paper the syrian army was huge and Israel is a very small country. Even with all their strengths you have to take into consideration that aspect, too.

        If I was israeli I would like the syrian regime to hold the western-backed rebels and Jaysh al Islam and Al Nusra Front back. And the kurds will eventually break ISIS with international support. Then Syria will become a controlled federation that is of no threat to Israel.

        Bottom line I would want the regime to survive at least.

        • Dagwood Bumstead

          Actually one would think so, but yesterday Wikileaks released email from Clinton when she was running the State Department, saying that the best way to protect Israel is to bring down Assad.

          Washington is nuts methinks, if they’d rather have a Wahabi regime in control beside Israel – We’re in deep shite.

          • VGA

            The USA government and Pentagon hawks are retarded. They cannot predict 1 week into the future when it comes to geopolitical dynamics. I think they have seen the reality now about their “moderate” rebels after they betrayed/died/failed/defected etc. Also, they must have learnt their lesson about “train and equip” strategy.

            So they have shown restraint and let Russia and the others do their thing, while they are doing their own thing with the kurds. Screw Turkey. They finally got the memo, it took them a few years but they got it through their thick skulls that toppling Assad would empower the jihadists even more.

            Even now, ISIS are very strong, they like to portray it as just a terrorist organization but it is a strong ideological movement with tens of thousands of fighters, most of them willing to risk their lives or sacrifice it. Unlike the SAA which is filled with selfie stick fighters, crying for the russian deus ex machina from the sky every time they hear a gunshot in the distance.

          • Dagwood Bumstead

            Right now, I think one could safely say the Pentagon is the sensible partner in Washington. The neoliberal agenda is entrenched in the State Department and National Security Team around POTUS- May all the gods in the world help us when Hitlery becomes president. She’s a prime mover of this neoliberal agenda.
            I’m quite disappointed at my own PM Trudeau too – He seems to accept this Neoliberal point of view.

          • VGA

            Hillary is paid for and bought by the US military corporations, so she will try to escalate the situation with Russia and keep USA engaged in a decades-long quagmire. It is the best way to guarantee all the trillions they are spending on military efforts will not be cut in favor of stuff like free education and reducing taxation on the poor.

          • Dagwood Bumstead

            Of course! She’s the epitome of the “NeoLiberal”.

            My country’s leader is coming across as the same – having just made a Free Trade Agreement with Ukraine. I like my PM domestic agenda, but extremely dislike his foreign agenda. Problem is, it didn’t get much attention during our election.

        • Dagwood Bumstead

          Yes even before the civil war broke out – Hardly a professional military. Most Arab militaries aren’t of great calibre men wise. There are exceptions, but they’re just that, exceptions. It seems to be a cultural thing and why ISIL was so successful – some of them are well trained.

  • Divesh Kumar

    This disappoints ….