Military Situation In Eastern Qalamoun After Recent Gains By Syrian Army

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Syrian government forces have been successfully developing an advance in eastern Qalamoun. So far, government troops have captured more than 70 square kilometers near the al-Seen Military Airbase.

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies got control over Beir al-Siba, the Mount Sabahiyat and the Rishi, Tal Shahab, al-Sabab Biyar and the Zaza Checkpoint.

The SAA and its allies are now aiming to reach the strategic Busairi crossroads from the both northern and southern directions. By doing this, government troops will prevent a possible militant advanc in the direction of Damascus and will secure the southern flank of the strategic Palmyra-Homs road.

Military Situation In Eastern Qalamoun After Recent Gains By Syrian Army

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  • Solomon Krupacek
    • PZIVJ

      IMO: The pictures appear to be of an Jordanian armored brigade base camp.
      I think SAA will strike up road 53 next to Busairi.
      Daesh must be out of supplies and starving by now.

      • Gary Sellars

        Daesh can eat their own dead…

        • mark123456

          LOL

  • Gary Sellars

    Its laughable that the FSA claim the large open expanses of useless desert along the Jordanian and Iraqi borders. They are utterly useless, have no infrastructure, minimal roads (to nowhere), and only serves to scatter their manpower and stretch their logistics.

    Once the war is over, the SAA can purge these wretched scumbags from the area. Kill them all, no mercy for traitors..

    • mark123456

      yeah bunch of desert areas and even volcanos apparently lol. The thing is not that its desert, just that there are not any notable gas,oil, or mineral mines there. So that particular area up to tanf is really useless in long term lol, except that its still border with iraq so important militarily anyway.

    • Solomon Krupacek

      you are extremly stupid, man!!! there are mines, roads. and block the whole iraqi border. no help from PMU!!! finally, where these rats are, always can come american soldiers.

      • mark123456

        He meant its not important as much as an aleppo or idlib or even palmyra/dez desert areas which have oil

        • Solomon Krupacek

          much more important. such block the movement of enemy from abroad.

          • mark123456

            They are still important militarily. But they have no resource value. The joke is the fsa take barren land easily but defended towns or villages they suck. Unless its nusra helping them

          • Solomon Krupacek

            bullshit. there were no enemies. 2-3000 soldiers were enough. and after 1st retaking of ppalmyra there was enough manpower in that region.

          • mark123456

            Dude are u like this everyday? Chill the fuck out. Calm down, you are like rabid dog. Ppl have opinions and theres no need for that. There is manpower issue of the saa otherwise dont you think they would have done it then? As if the government would leave any syrian land one minute longer in the hands of foreigners if it could really do something about it…. priorities first. And we are talking about fsa, not saa.

          • Solomon Krupacek

            i am nor nervous. but yes, it is very important to repeat the truth.
            the saa ic a corrupt organisation, i do not trust them. make lott of bog, bog mistakes. and manpower problem??? there are 10.7 million inhabitants under assad. he has >1 million man in reserve… youm, syrians are simply cowards and do not want to fight. it is shame, that some hundreds of jihdists rue in southern syria.
            and i will this repeat every day. if you are not able to read constructive critics, go away.

          • mark123456

            I never heard you say that. Not to me at least. Take a drink man or go for some fresh air LOL

            Maybe they are corrupt. Its a huge organisation. But they multiple fronts and tens of thousands of cockroaches to take care of. Its easier said than done, behind a keyboard.

          • Solomon Krupacek

            1 more thing. there is war. no excuses are accepted, if you want win the war.

      • Gary Sellars

        GFY joo boi… stupid? Mate, that is your middle name in big fecking CAPITAL letters…

  • mark123456

    They better act quick. It’s anyone’s for the taking, if the FSA link up with the western pocket, that will be a massive problem for the eastern ghouta pocket and like a domino effect, screw up other fronts and leave us with an even slower path to final victory.

  • El Diablo

    But…to attack directly the north of east Qalamun pocket? Is not simpler? :D

    • Wahid Algiers

      Clashes are ongoing there, but it is now more important to secure the crossing of 2 and 45 and to cut off FSA from any supplies. SAA want to be alone with ISIS in Busair.

  • Ono&Dsz

    Trustin where are you? Please give us some observations…

    • Solomon Krupacek

      he is stupid. always wrote me, this area is not importatnt and i am wrong.

      • Ono&Dsz

        Why?

        • Solomon Krupacek

          i do not know why? he is preferring his irreal and minimalistic goals. he and his company can not see 3 steps fprward. trustin is maximally happy, that 3rd year in hama stopped the jihadists. for him is not important, that during 3 years there were no gains for SAA. and when in idlib goe turkey, americans he will be surprised.
          long tinme ago i wrote, the road 90 is essential. and the territory between thios line and jordan. to block the border and block the smuggling of weapons, armor. when palmyra was taken 1st time, the removal of forces could happen in this way. the territory betweem salaiyah and palmyra will remain, does not run away. but to block the borders is much more important. today is too late, everything control americans. and also idlib is slowly, but sure lost. :(
          SAA act as would be timie billionair. but it is not. just opposite.

          • Ono&Dsz

            I got your point and agree. But still one big problem for SAA that is shortage of soldiers. Road 90 is important and BIG question is why SAA didn’t made some progress in that area before. Everybody could see that Al Busayri crossroad ic CRUTIAL here. And it was crutial for very long time and SAA wasn’t react. Now they reacted when FSA take iniciative and like you said maybe it is to late now. I hope not. And regarding Trustin, he used to have fresh infos, so that why i mentioned him to give us observations and maybe more details of current SAA actions in this very important region.

  • Ono&Dsz

    Main reason of war: Qatar->Syria->Turkey->Europe …gas pipeline.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSkmtpQen2o

    • mark123456

      yupp. I see 3 main reasons for this war

      (1) The oil pipeline, which turkey and US had been trying for years prior to the ‘Arab Spring’ to convince Assad to let them pass it through his country. Erdoghan and his wife, and all sorts of US ambassadors, had been meeting up in damascus with assad for years. But since Assad said no to protect the interests of Russian and Gazprom like the loyal guy he is, they threw a tantrum like babies and decided to use the Arab Spring protests as an excuse to invade, overthrow and install their loyal puppet which would give permission for the pipeline.
      (2) Strategic interest: Russia’s only naval base in the Mediterranean. Nuff said, but that is a HUGE point.
      (3) Also strategic: The mainland linking iran/iraq to lebanon/palestine, the 2 resistance axis major blocks.

  • mark123456

    Seems the SAA high command has its head on straight since they retook palmyra for the 2nd time. They are taking the east hama uqayribat pocket, this pocket east of quraytayn and south towards dumayr, and pushing north/east from palmyra to sukhnah while protecting their flanks and having huge bufferzones everywhere. Also seemingly joining uqayribat with the area further northeast to ithriya / saan / sheikh hilal and then to maskanah / khanasser which by then will be hopefully joined the jirah / deir hafer pocket. A solid plan for now. Which will divide east and west pockets of the SAA and ensure better success in the long term. And it has to start from palmyra and deir hafer directions.

    Bravo, well done! And thanks to Russia and Iran for their help in all of this!

    • John Mason

      Syria’s main problem is the US, UK and Jordanian military buid up in Jordan near Syrian border, apparently they have plans to invade and occupy southern Syria with intentions to divide Syria. If so, wonder if Iran and Russia will fight for Syrian sovereignty and integrity.

      • mark123456

        Thats why they started the push from there to DEZ, its a race atm.

      • Hrky75

        The fact that the safe zones don’t include areas near Jordan and Iraqi border is not a coincidence. Those parts can and will be bombed mercilessly. And if a US SOF soldier becomes collateral damage – $hit happens…

      • Daqiri

        Russia won’t fight for Syrian integrity as it didn’t fight for it in the first place. For example never helped with Tabqa 2016 offensive which was the last chance to capture Raqqah. On the other side it will help to divide Syria in 3 (or 4) interest zones as was the case with Bosnia and Dayton agreement or post WW2 Germany/Berlin.

        • mark123456

          If thats what it takes to prevent WW3, I am sure Bashar won’t complain. But to say Russia isn’t helping or trying …..

        • Ono&Dsz

          It might be correct, there are a lot of particulary interest, but Russia is only country fighting on the right side. About Bosnia- in BiH there is no oil, no gas, no nothing..

          • John Mason

            At that time, Russia was going through internal turmoil and was in no position to interfere. Situation with Libya, Putin had no say at the time because he was only the Prime Minister. Medvedev was and he is a confirmed Antlanticist.

        • John Mason

          Having the same nagging thoughts as you especially that there is a meeting between Lavrov, Tillerson and The Tramp. Deals could be made and Syria could be the sacraficial lamb. Sincerely hope not, if so, Russia is only prolonging the inevitable and that is US/NATO invasion on Russia.

  • Ono&Dsz

    The best and only solution must be to send the Russian troops in Syria. Those military advisers are not enough.