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Militants Launch Attack On Syrian Army Positions Near Abu Dali (Map)

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Militants Launch Attack On Syrian Army Positions Near Abu Dali (Map)

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On August 27, members of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and its allies launched an attack on positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) near the town of Abu Dali in southern Idlib.

According to pro-government sources, the miltiants engaged SAA positions near the villages of Tal Maraq, Salmuia, Jaduia, Sham AlHawa, Abi Omar. At least one suicide vehicle borne improvised explosive device was employed by militants. Firefights are ongoing in the area.

Militants Launch Attack On Syrian Army Positions Near Abu Dali (Map)

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A Russian observation post is located near the town of Abu Dali. Therefore, by advancing in the area, militant groups are as always aiming to attack in the area where they can theoretically make some damage to Russian froces deployed in the country.

Militant forces are moving towards the frontline:

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Ed

Wow. These fuckers don’t quit do they?

Boycott-Israel!

The money & equipment is keep coming tho.

Icarus Tanović

And keep on getting destroyed too. Wasted money.

Bob

In rational economic terms the Gulf State and NATO continuing to sponsor the militants is classic sunk-cost fallacy, as the militants have strategically failed to achieve their goal, in so far as they can no longer seriously threaten Syrian state institutions or structures. But the Gulf State and NATO axis have simply shifted their strategic political goal, as whilst their immediate regime change plan has failed, they are now content to impose the maximum damage and disruption to Syrian state for as long as possible. This correlates with fundamental US foreign policy pattern – as easily witnessed in current US policy toward Iran and Venezuela – where the US State Department believes, despite little rational evidence to support the belief, that by collectively punishing and terrorizing another state, through imposed economic and military mechanisms, the population will eventually turn against its own leadership, and hand over sovereignty to US approved vassal representatives.

Icarus Tanović

Yes, I can see your point, but that strategy doesn’t works any more, people of those oppressed countries coming to mind and clearly see what is going on. And those too, that aren’t oppressed yet, can see what was all about in other destroyed countries for example Libya, that was sister country in political and other terms to Venezuela and Bolivia too. Look this way, what if Peru and Chile comes to mind, for start…

jorge

They already gave up, and 10 quit this life. https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/jihadist-offensive-in-southern-idlib-ends-in-failure-after-short-battle/

Vollkrassmann

Ten scumbags sent to hell? No too many, but better than making them flee. In a certain sense I would advise the beheader-gang to go on with attacks like this on a daily base: Hit & Die. Then in some weeks the highway will be free until Aleppo…

jorge

One way or another…

Ed

Is that a reliable news source?

FlorianGeyer

Yes, it always has been really for years now. There are always occasions when the Fog of War blows in from the West , but the reporting generally is constant with the reality after the claimed events.

Ed

Ok, thanks.

jorge

As one shot on your head.

Bob

They are both Islamic extremists and wage-paid mercenaries of Gulf States and NATO. All the hardcore militants that evacuated to Idlib have scant options for any future, in any other role than expendable Islamist mercenaries, and as for the many foreign recruits, the way it works is they don’t get to join clandestine international terrorist networks, with the pathway knowledge this entails, and then simply return to their country of origin. Gulf States and NATO spent years creating a recruitment network far and wide to find such Islamists – and they control and own them.

gustavo

Two tanks and two armed truck, hummm….. easy pie for SAA and Russia air force.

Barba_Papa

These guys must be desperate to score another victory. And I’m sure that if they manage to capture a town, for as long as it lasts, trolls like Jacob Wohl and Toronto Twit will come out gloating. As will the legion of Al Qaida sympathizers that occasionally invades this place.

Desperate to score another victory, or gluttons for punishments. Because the entire Idlib offensive could have been avoided if only they refrained from shelling and attacking SAA troops and Russian positions. If they hadn’t by the Astana agreement nothing would have happened. But apparently scoring short term brownie points with their own followers is more important then long term survival of the Idlib Jihadistan reservation. They have poked the bear and reaped the whirlwind, and now they keep on poking the bear. While they seem capable of adapting their battlefield tactics, when it comes to long term strategy they never learn.

verner

idlib is crucial for assad in recapturing the entire syria – there is nothing to negotiate about and being backed by russia’s jets the outcome is certain and after that they will turn right and head for the north east and the kurds. pls also note that russia already has made some inroads east of euphrates by bombing specific targets. kurds will have to give in against turkey and syria and the unhinged states of A can’t do shit about it!

Rodger

When Trump blocked F 35 sales to Turkey he killed all hopes for the jihadis in Idlib. Turkey now will play ball with Russia much more and happily trade in the crazies in Idlib for the right to do so.

JerryDrake

They are not interest in Astana agreement. What do you think, what they gonna do if they win in this war? Will they leave their weapons and take the hoe to farm the land? No! They will find the next place or the next reason to continue the fight, because they are parasites and the parasite does nothing useful but goes from one victim to the next and destroys it. So look at them as parasites and treat them like parasites – destroy them.

FlorianGeyer

” No! They will find the next place or the next reason to continue the fight,”

Deservedly the Next Place for the US terror gangs to play in would be NATO Europe, including Turkey to continue the fight for US Democratic Values:)

How about a few terrorists moving to Greenland as well ? It’s about time a US Regime operation took place there. :)

dutchnational

Let us spare the Greenlanders having to deal with islamists. They just have a very small population and cannot survive the combination of fighting and the harsh climate.

FlorianGeyer

All the more reason for Trump to deploy ISIS to Greenland then. He has the advantage that a large percentage of Greenlanders are already addicted to booze. :)

Icarus Tanović

Well said, my congratulations. Parasites…are desperate.

Free man

I agree, it really is an unnecessary battle. But jihadists can’t stop fighting.

dutchnational

Likely you are correct to some extent. However, had Turkey abided by the Astana agreement, it is likely the government would have attacked anyway. Like they did in the south and where they later started murdering the reconciliated disarmed rebel leaders that remained under SAA control.

Barba_Papa

Assad does whatever Putin allows him. Turkey has more or less claimed Idlib as its sphere of influence. Putin wants Turkey in its sphere of influence. In the grand scheme of things Idlib is of little strategic importance nor of any threat to Assad. As such if Turkey had made the headchoppers behave and not poke the bear I doubt that Putin would have allowed Assad to move into Idlib. But Turkey did not make the headchoppers behave, and they did poke the bear. And kept on poking the bear.

Its interesting to see where the SAA has chosen to advance into the Idlibistan Terrorist Reservation. Did they move to create a better security buffer to protect Aleppo? Syria’s biggest city? Where the frontline basically sits adjacent right next to the city? Nope. Southern Idlib and Latakia. Which so happens to be the places that the unruly inmates kept launching attacks towards the Russian airforce base. Which leads me to suspect that securing this base was the main motivation behind the SAA’s offensive, and why Putin was deaf to the pleas of Erdogan to stop the offensive into his sphere of influence. The Jihadi’s had poked the bear and the bear finally had enough.

verner

not to worry, it’s not even a set back, just a desperate attempt by the sth to delay the inevitable. kurds in the northeast next on teh agenda!

Arbaches Glaukus

People dying in a game played behind closed doors.

DannyC

Seems suicidal to be attacking near a Russian outpost. That’s a good way to get vaporized. They never learn. They have no defense against the Russian air force. Keep poking at the bear and you’re going to get mauled

Felix D (TUPPERWARE PARTY)

It’s fun to think about the dust and diesel exhaust that ranting Jihadi is inhaling!

Duc_Palatine

It’s time up for the crazy head choppers, Turkey will pull out once the Russians prove they can kill every one of them. After all the Turks don’t want the scumbags in their own country. I thought they might compromise and give them safe passage into the Golan Heights and home to Israel.

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