Russian Warplanes Strike Former Syrian-Russian Intelligence Base In Daraa (Videos)

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On May 4, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces conducted four airstrikes on a former Russian-Syrian intelligence base in the town of Tell al-Harrah in the northwestern Daraa countryside, according to Syrian opposition sources.

Until 2014, the Tell al-Harrah signal intelligence base used to be operated by the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Reconnaissance Directorate. The base was captured by the US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) in late 2014. The Russian Aerospace Forces had bombed the base on several occasions since 2015.

Only hours before the Russian airstrikes, three FSA groups, known as the 1st Infantry Brigade, the 2nd Infantry Brigade and the 3rd Infantry Brigade, announced in an official statement that they had merged to form a new armed group named the Ahrar Tell al-Harrah Brigade.

According to the statement, the new armed group will be stationed in Tell al-Harrah and will work against the SAA and Russia. This led many local observers to believe that the Russian airstrikes were an immediate response to the group’s threats.

During the last two months, several Syrian opposition news outlets reported that the FSA and Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) are preparing to launch an attack against the SAA in Daraa governorate. Such an act will be a violation of the Russian-US-backed ceasefire in southern Syria, which was reached in late 2017.

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  • mlnw

    Clean out these bastards, once and for all. They had their chance for a ceasefire and they violated it. Now let them pay the cost of that breach, and if it means with their lives, then so be it. Mercenaries hired to invade another country – and where it’s done under the pretext that they are, or represent, local citizen opposition, as opposed to occupiers of the locals- should be treated as war criminals and disposed of as such. Finis.

  • Rob

    After full liberation of Syria all Muslim nations Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Russia, China and Pakistan will come together to liberate Palestine from illegal European migrants Israel by using their weapns and army units.

    • Joe

      Why should they?

      • FlorianGeyer

        Because many non jews in all countries have a historical antipathy toward them for good reason.

      • Rob

        All World Muslim states together are like a one country with many states and Palestine is a Muslim state and they want to liberate it from Israeli migrants. They cannot wait anymore.

        • neil barron

          They can’t form one state let alone an imaginary Palestinian area.

    • MichaH

      Sorry my friend, but Rob that is really really a stupid comment, which only could come out of an idiots mind.

  • Rob

    Israel have increased their nuclear and biochemical weapons production because on April 1, 2018, Israel has relocated their nuclear and biochemical weapons from Dimona and Ness Ziona laboratories to some newly made storages. It indicates that the current storage facilities are not enough.

    Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) which are developing biological and chemical weapons. It is located in Ness Ziona, 20 kilometers south of Tel Aviv, from where chemical plant had supplied to terrorists in Syria to produce chemical weapons and use them against Syrian nation.
    In late 1982 another CW nerve agent production facility and a storage facility were identified at the Dimona, Negev Desert.

    Israel produces its nuclear weapons at the Negev Nuclear Research Center. Israel already has 400 active nuclear weapons with 5kt to 250kt yields. Most of Raw material and other technologies had been supplied by Washington, UK and France to Israeli brutal migrants.

    The Israeli aerospace hardware manufacturing facilities produces Jerico I/II/III Ballistic missiles from 70km to 11000km ranges, cruise missiles, UAVs, SAM missiles etc. in the city of Lod in the Central district.

    • Joe

      Ohhhh it is okay for Israel to produce anything .. because they are on the right side and master of USA …

    • Hisham Saber

      I highly doubt Israel has ICBM’s with a range of 11,000 km.

      And anyways, Iran has hundreds of thousands of ballistic missiles of various kinds, ranges and uses. They have supersonic Sunburn anti-Ship missiles, and their Chinese variants too.

      Iran has every square meter of Israel mapped out for massive bombardment, using high explosive and incendiary warheads. You see, one of Israel’s Achilles heel’s is that they planted a lot of trees, and mostly dry and prone to cause wild fires. It happens all the time in Israel.

      The moronic European Jews who came to Palestine and occupied her, started missing their European homelands, with lush greenery, pine trees and such. Well, they started mass planting these European trees. They grew, but are very dense, and dry.

      If and when Israel comes under massive saturation missile bombardment using incendiary warheads, the whole place will burn down. Catastrophic destruction if not annihilation. That is if Israel decides to get commit national suicide and use a few nukes on Iran.

      So my belief is that the coming showdown will be conventional, because the total annihilation of Israel is too high a price to pay. And besides, Iran will also go after the Petro-dollar, by destroying all oil and gas infrastructure in the entire region. thus stopping immediately 60-70% of the worlds supply. It would bring the collapse of the dollar, and thus the centuries old corrupt, unfair and unjust global Jewish monetary scheme.

      • velociraptor

        Iran has hundreds of thousands of ballistic missiles

        BS

      • Bob

        One of the worst aspects of the Israeli land grabs on the West Bank has been the willful destruction of Palestinian small-holding farms. Both Israeli settlers and the state apparatus have long actively vandalized and torn up Palestinian olive and orange orchards, only to then claim the very same land is under utilized, and set in motion the state appropriation of it. It represents both the wilful destruction of Palestinian farmer’s significant agricultural-economic investments, and a complete disdain for the traditional and established tree-crops of the localized and regional environment.

  • Shylo Duffy

    Hmm I wonder who shall join them will it be the Forces of al Sisi, that Saudi is demanding they set up a base in Syria? …I’m sitting wondering why these terrorists are moved from one town to the next only to once again crop up to attack from another position? I don’t know much about war, but I have to say why aren’t they made to leave Syria?

    • FlorianGeyer

      The US Coalition of Terror would only send them back again as funnily enough ,no coalition members want the ‘crazy’s’ in their own countries :)

  • MichaH

    A question: Why is the bombing in Daraa by Russia not a violation of the ceasefire? Of course HTS and ISIS are excluded from any agreements, but those FSA-scum are not.

    • velociraptor

      because guys in daraa shell the goverment forces.

  • velociraptor

    so, if i murmle alahuakbar, then i can see, where will be the income of bomb. :DDDD

  • Bob

    ‘The base was captured by the US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) in late 2014.’

    NATO supplied the armed militants with detailed intelligence on significant Syrian military installations to attack and occupy from 2012 onward – with intent to critically disable the Syrian military’s intelligence, communications, logistics and air defenses capacity. Now, to reclaim these sites, unfortunately, Syria-Russia must destroy much of the built infrastructure to physically oust the fortified and entrenched militants. This is certainly not lost on NATO military strategists, for whom if they can’t have it, then they will seek to destroy it, as their consolation prize.