Military Situation In Syra On August 14, 2017 (Map Update)

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This map provides a general look at the military situation in Syria on August 14, 2017.

Military Situation In Syra On August 14, 2017 (Map Update)

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  • paul

    Thismap shows how much has been accomplished. It also show how much
    remains to be done. I would very much like to see those green pockets
    eliminated.

    Posters on this site often rightly condemning of the ‘militants’, however, it
    has to be said that they are a very resilient and determined fighting
    force. I know all sorts of explanations can be made for this . I
    don’t find such explanations entirely conniving. It is tragic that
    such effort should be so misdirected.

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      The Green areas are Ceasefire zones and have been such for nearly a year some except in the east, others keep violating it and are listed as enemies, since HTS is a terrorist group any who side with it are terrorists. Here people check multiple sources and a bit more educated on the matter than most, so they qualify their comments appropriately. Those whom think they are making a qualified comment usually will later do some further checking and realize they erred in previous comments.

      • paul

        Does this include the South Damascus desert pocket that can be seen a
        little above the Jordan border? May be I need to check multiple
        scourers but I think I recall only recently a report on SouthFront
        describing fighting and attempts to completely close the pocket and
        eradicate it ( you can see it is almost cut off). This is what I had
        in mind when I made my comment. But I admit I have an imperfect
        understanding.

        • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

          The US can’t control their proxies there or anywhere and are going to cut funding from them and leave Al Tanf but the Jordanians fund these ones there.Jordan was guaranteed that part of Syria by the US which has lost control of the situation in Syria and can’t even guarantee the division of Syria anymore, but can of their own country.

        • PZIVJ

          @ Terra Cottta Woolpuller
          I call it the Al Safa pocket, there is not much there except for lava rock.
          Doubt that many (if any) FSA are still there, have not heard of any activity there for quite some time, no grad rocket harassment, etc (maybe it is just empty and should be colored red?)

          • paul

            Thanks you. I am glad to hear this. The map makes it look like a threat, at
            least to my totally inexpert eyes.

          • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

            The pocket doesn’t get cleared until the IEDs are removed and any other surprises are removed. The Hashemite tribesmen seem to encroach on this area as they are 100% Sunni Salafists. They are another threat of Sunnis brought by the US into the region from Jordan. The Jordanians didn’t shoot the ones that retreated as they were not part of ISIS like the last Hashemites were.

  • Filip Lazar Rajakovic

    The Syrian Army, compromising of the:

    Republican Guard

    104th Airborne Brigade

    17th Reserve Division

    137th Mechanized Brigade

    Have cemented themselves in military history, to be sieged by ISIL for more than 3 years, to have been able to withstand everything thrown at them (Suicide bombing, artillery and rocket barrages (and not forgetting the Royal Australian Air Force ‘accidentally’ dropped six bombs on government forces in botched air strikes in Syria late last year. You could say history is condemned to repeat itself, this is Assad’s House, in respect to the legendary Pavlov ‘s
    House (which was a fortified apartment building in which Red Army defenders
    held for 60 days against a heavy Wehrmacht offensive during the Battle
    of Stalingrad.)

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      They are led by a very capable General Issam Izzredine, which has been a true leader and stalwart and why the US tries to demonize him and others only ones known to provide chemical weapons has been the US contractors through Israeli owned Levechko in Georgia via Turkey.