Military Situation In Syria On May 26, 2017 (Map Update)

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The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies have made majo gains east of the ISIS stronghold of Maskaneh in the province of Aleppo and south of the Homs-Palmyra highway in the province of Homs. In the province of Aleppo, government forces are seeking to retake Maskaneh and to reach the border with the province of Raqqah. At the same time, their goal in the province of Homs is to decrease the influence of US-backed militant groups in border areas of southeastern Syria.

In turn, the US-led coalition has two strategic objectives:

  • To not allow the SAA and its allies to reach the border with Iraq;
  • To set a foothold for a rapid and successfull storm of Raqqah, forcing civilians to flee the city with an intense bombing campaign.
Military Situation In Syria On May 26, 2017 (Map Update)

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  • Thegr8rambino

    there is no doubt in my mind that SAA will achieve its goals and US will FAILL…..

  • Kristy Rain

    Is it possible the SAA could be air dropped close to the border with Iraq with the aid of России ВВС / ВДВ?

    The beheaders operating along the Jordanian border, along with the US , UK, EU forces, are in a far better position to lock it up if something isn’t done.

    It’s either that or the Russians get sneaky (like the US) and surprise the forward beheader staging areas with some preemptive attacks from the air?

    Something big has to happen or Syria will be isolated :(

    • Daniel

      Well I don’t think the US will be able to stop the Iraqis completely as the border is too large and the Iraqis are many. Let’s just hope Mosul soon is liberated so that thousands of Iraqi troops are freed up to advance towards Syria and eventually help in Syria as they said they would 2 years ago

      • Thegr8rambino

        yes sir exactly hundred percent

    • El Diablo

      PMU will enter Syria before or after :D I don’t know if FSA will be able to seize Deir Ezzor. I hope not. Now is a good idea to seize all the terrain semi-encircled in the south, then continue to fight ISIS, i think SAA have best chance than FSA :D Or also best: attack the FSA north of Al-Tanf to close the way to Deir Ezzor.

      • Thegr8rambino

        nah deir ezzor is getting well reinforced i heard

    • Thegr8rambino

      thats a possibility, although i heard russian SOF are embedded with the SAA advancing in that area, so US cant attack them even if they wanted to lol

    • Ronald

      Syria has one important advantage against the jihadists , air support .
      Two airports are important for the southeast , T3 and Deir Ezzor . T3 is small , but large enough for a fleet of helicopters , (and SAA is within 20 km) . They rather than troops can keep al Tanaf clear of the FSA , and pave the way for an air drop in Dier Ezzor in order to re secure that air port . With those two air ports operational , the border is under Syrian control .

  • Xanatos

    The military priority in the west is to prevent Syria and Iraq from connecting. But it will be Very hard to create a buffer in the unpopulated desert region without a permanent NATO deployment. This is in addition to deployment in Kurdish north to protect them from Turkish threats.

    • Thegr8rambino

      thats probably why NATO said theyre gonna join the anti-isil coalition now, fucking bastards