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DECEMBER 2022

Russia Showcases Operations Of Its Combat Drones In Syria. Time To Push Idlib?

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Russia released a video showing its Orion combat drone carrying out strikes on targets in Syria. This marked the very first time such footage was being released. It shows the drone’s operation, lock-on and launching of a payload on a militant target. The Orion is a long-flight duration attack-reconnaissance UAV, that can also carry out airstrikes. According to the report, this type of UAV has carried out 38 sorties, including 17 strike missions.

Meanwhile, a new electronic surveillance system has been spotted at the Russian-operated Hmeimim Air Base. The Avtobaza-M can determine the parameters of signals and types of radars, track air and seaborne objects by their electronic signature and support higher air defense command and control posts with data.

Despite the ISIS threat in central Syria, the focus of the key players is evidently shifting towards Idlib. The US and its ally-to-be Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) will begin active movements soon.

Russia reported that HTS is preparing to stage a chemical attack, similar to those that led to US missile strikes back in 2018 and earlier. More than once, the US-led coalition carried out strikes on Syrian government forces, in punishment of alleged chemical weapons usage.

This sense of urgency is also felt in the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). The government forces are opening a civilian corridor to evacuate civilians from Greater Idlib.

This is likely because an offensive is on the way, the SAA is preparing, likely together with Russia and some Iranian support to push on the biggest militant stronghold left in Syria. To prime the location, the SAA carried out heavy shelling, killing or injuring at least 5 militants in the process.

This is likely an ideal moment to push for Idlib, because Turkey is focused in Northeastern Syria, and so is the US. The SAA has deployed large amounts of forces in that region, which is out of the way.

It also moved its short-range defense systems to Iraq, which makes it an even more opportune moment for the SAA and Russia to push to push in another direction, and namely Idlib. The following days will show whether this evacuation of civilians is, indeed, a preparation for an offensive.

The ceasefire regime and the demilitarized zone are largely non-functional, despite Russia’s efforts to implement them. Turkey, the other co-signatory, is focused on fighting the Kurdish in the north. Even without that distraction, it seldom paid any attention to adhering to the rules set out in the deal.

The Syrian Arab Army, and its allies, likely need to push before HTS are completely rebranded as “moderate opposition” and their ties to al-Qaeda are forgotten. Additionally, this needs to be happen before ISIS pushes further out from central Syria.

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Jesus

Time to clean up HTS from Idlib before US promotes them as “ freedom fighters “. Take the civilians out, carpet bomb their positions using Tu22 M3, then let the Syrian, Hezzbolah Iranian and Russian forces clean up what is left of them.

Icarus Tanović

That’s right, let hyenas pick upa what is left, from Wahhabis.

AM Hants

Talking about Russia, showboating, there is an article over on Stalker Zone, with regards the new Russian missiles, that nobody noticed, till they turned up in active service. Just gotta love Russia, as NATO weeps on.

A MISSILE REVOLUTION HAS TAKEN PLACE IN RUSSIA

‘…That in total brought the size of the fleet’s salvo to more than 1,000 cruise missiles.

Thus, in the autumn of 2020, together with the “Iskander” land complexes, capable of carrying from 2 to 4 cruise missiles, the total Russian total salvo exceeded 2,350 missiles.

Formally, this is still less than that of the US, but, firstly, the latest Russian missiles are many times superior to the outdated American “Tomahawks”in real combat effectiveness, and secondly, we recall that in 2010, Russia had only 600 missiles in a salvo. So the progress in just 10 years is truly revolutionary. And who says we are going to stop here?…’

https://www.stalkerzone.org/a-missile-revolution-has-taken-place-in-russia

Icarus Tanović

Gotta love you, man.

AM Hants

Thankyou, ha-ha.

Icarus Tanović

Anytime.

erwin vercauteren

i love the smell of spicy kebab in the morning

cechas vodobenikov

SF reports about drones from different nations informative

Icarus Tanović

Huligani!

Fantax

I have heard the same story for years, I am too old to believe in fairy tales

Willing Conscience (The Truths

“The Syrian Arab Army, and its allies, likely need to push before HTS are completely rebranded as “moderate opposition” and their ties to al-Qaeda are forgotten.”

OMG, talk about a double standard, this article should win a prize for hypocrisy. HTS was allied to Al Qaeda for a short while but they parted company a long time ago, now HTS and Al Qaeda are sworn enemies, but most of the moderate opposition forces [that Russia, Iran, and Turkey’s Astana agreements recognized], are all still linked to Al Qaeda even now. So plain and simply put, Russia says HTS can’t be recognized as moderate opposition forces because they were once linked to Al Qaeda, and that’s despite the fact they’ve, Split form Al Qaeda and now actively fight against them, They’ve given up Jihad and also try to force other opposition groups to do the same, They’re abiding by a ceasefire they weren’t even included in, They trade with the Syrian government and do prisoner swaps and other deals, And they’re seeking a political solution they can be included in. But according to Russia none of those positives can compare to the fact they were once a part of Al Qaeda, that’s enough to exclude them from any type of political solution. But many if not most of the moderate opposition groups that Russia included in the Astana agreements, have never ever split from Al Qaeda, and they still actively cooperate with them all the time. So what gross hypocrisy from the Russians, especially when you realize the moderate opposition that Russia politically supports, Have never split from Al Qaeda and still work with them even now, They’ve never ever abided by the countless number of ceasefires and are still killing SAA soldiers right now, The still refuse to give up Jihad in most cases, They don’t do any deals or make any compromises with the Syrian Government and still call for Assad’s downfall, And yet Russia accepts them as part of the political solution. If you’ve got 2 dog turds in your backyard but can only get rid of 1 at a time what do you do, use the shovel to get rid of the freshest turd first, the one that’s still soft and smelly and covered with flies, or do you get rid of the older drier one that doesn’t smell as much and has no flies on it. I know which one I’d be removing first, and it wouldn’t be the dried up HTS turd, it’d be the soft smelly one. As for the US accepting HTS as moderate opposition forces, why shouldn’t they, after all the US [and the whole international community] accepted Russia/Iran/Turkeys Astana agreements that magically turned some of the Al Qaeda terrorists into ‘moderate opposition forces’. And as I keep saying I think they made the wrong choice when sorting the moderates from the terrorists, HTS are acting more like moderate opposition forces than the moderate opposition forces are, and the moderate opposition forces are acting more like terrorists, but the Russians want to get rid of the dried up turd first, they mustn’t find the smell of the fresh turd as offensive as the look of the dried up turd.

Icarus Tanović

And Turkey is focused (entangled) in Iraq too. Perfect timing.

Serg The Purge

Russia and Syria better hurry up and finish of Iblid. ’cause the US Deep State is coming in, coming in HOT 🔥 HOT 🔥.

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