This map shows the military situation in northern Hama on March 30, 2017.
UPD: Dear friends, Kawkab is in the hands of government forces. It’s marked with a red circle.
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The momentum of jihadi is lost . They did the same mistake like the previous time . Attacking directly Qomhana was bad idea
They gotta keep fighting to get the Gulf gravy train going again. All that Ahrar-Nusra hissy fit was bad for business. Somebody, I am assuming Erdo, finally knocked some heads and got them going again. Now the jihad is back in business, no matter how stupid.
This map is very good, that is the reason the war is still ongoing. Syrian army is trained and adapted French and Italian tactical strategy. Very clear on the map. They try to push back and reverse the advance. Futile meat grinder, endless and useless. Minimum defense force enough to slow jihadist progress are needed, concentrate on the two flanks and advance from both sides toward Tell Syruatel from East and toward Al Zakah and Latmin from west, meet at M5 south of Morek if possible. Even if dont manage to close the gap controlling those hills will give you fire position over the whole plain and M5, and if take control of M5 South of Morek Jihadist will be encircled and their supply cut. Deal Seal, and then is just mopping up. But no lets grind and see who will last longer. With this rate if Russia don’t interfere more decisively the war will last God knows how long.
SGC are selected on loyalty which is not good and this is why the strategy sucks . When you put dentists leading war operations you cant expect fast success
lol who is the dentist?
One of the SAA low key commanders . He was former dentist and after gew years become commander . And I am implying that the SAA have very incompetent leaders . Some of the people have managed to go there with luck others loyalty. And their place isnt in the central command . Tabqa offensive the last year i
well they are doing very well now, they could use someone like you honestly, you seem to know alot
The same apply if you are using thous dentists to throw all the materials, manpower and equipment against the opponent’s main force. And all that in a attempt to gain back, small chunk of non-strategical meaningless abandoned villages. As all of you like to say is they tried 2014, they tried 2015, they tried 2016 and every time the army reverse their gains. And that’s true, because every time the Syrian army try and do the same thing. I believe very famous definition for insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different result. So in 3 Years time you will be writing the same thing, they tried in 2017, and 2018 and the army reversed their gains. Sad but true
so the reason the war is still going on is because of this very good map? what sense does that make? and how do you know SAA is not already planning on doing what you said? because i agree, it is not a bad strategy.
I was refering to the fact that this map indicates the failure of their main strategist. The arrows clearly indicate the vector of the main thrust. Toward the center.
oh, i see. yes, they should employ the encirclement strategy again here.
I disagree with the encirclement tactic. It would be incredibly high-risk. It completely ignores SAA main priority which is to protect their populations and the infrastructure, which the jihadists try to destroy. It also assumes that SAA has some kind of upper hand here (manpower, weaponry, local knowledge etc.) Well they don’t, except the air-force, and that helps. Defensive counter attack tactic is the best here because it maximises the usefulness of air-power, and gives you most bang for the bullet, and minimises losses. Al-Nusra fighters are the most highly trained of the jihadists and possess lots of ATGMs. To open up a salient for encirclement totally underestimates their strength (numerical and skill). The salient would be under ATGM fire from both sides and would be in great danger of becoming encircled themselves. The jihadists constantly receive (Israeli) drone and satellite intel on SAA movements so it is not so easy to make surprise attacks. If SAA units become encircled they have to be rescued and THEN it becomes a real meat-grinder. It can so easily become high losses for no gain. Deep and flexible defence line against VBIEDs is necessary, and SAA is getting better all the time in counter-attacking. Against this plethora of enemies, they know what they are doing. It would be good if they were stronger, but having to fight against a large part of the world that support the jihadists they are doing quite well.
i didnt know that. well, lets hope their current strategy works.
This war needs to end soon. It’s been way to long. A decisive victory is required. A Total WAR until every Islamist in Syria is dead, and then to Libya. Enough of that neo-liberal nonsense.