According to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has captured an area of 1 sq km southeast of the cemetery area in the city of Deir Ezzor. With this advance, the SAA cut off one of the most important ISIS supply lines connecting the terrorist group’s positions in the Al-Thardah mountain and its positions in the Sariat Junaid area.
Meawnhile, ISIS fighters attacked an SAA position in Resafa district. Furthermore, three civilians lost their life and 13 others were wounded as a result of ISIS shelling on the areas controlled by the SAA in Deir Ezzor city.
Russian and Syrian Air Force warplanes carried out airstrikes on ISIS positions in the villages of Al-Tibni, Sheha and Al-Buwitiah and in the salt mine in the northwestern Deir Ezzor countryside. Syrian and Russian warplanes also bombed several ISIS positions inside and around Deir Ezzor city and around the Deir Ezzor airport.
The SAA continues sending reinforcements to Deir Ezzor in order to strengthen its poisitions in the area and to foil possible ISIS attacks while the SAA garrison is waiting for the Tiger Forces and their allies pushing to lift the ISIS siege from the city.
Meanwhile, tnsions between civilians and ISIS fighters have reportedly increased in the province of Deir Ezzor as a result of repeated the ISIS defeats in Raqqa and Homs.
This information is refurbished from couple days ago. SAA struggle on all fronts and the SAA is overstretched behind their means and mainly due to tactical planning. One example is As Sukhnah, SAA for over week trying liberate the small city and SAA can’t do it. Having Air and artillery support, should be easy liberate such small city. As I describe many times, that SAA have very poor and inexperienced SAA High Commands and most likely field offices and many SAA soldiers pay heavy price for poor judgment, poor tactical planning.
SAA high commands know for weeks or even months that ISIS will put strong resistance in the As Sukhnah city and ISIS have plenty time to prepare strong fortification in that city, yet SAA commands decided fornt assault on that city, rather surround the city with tight ring from all sides for couple weeks and during the time continue the advances East.
As I express many time, with such tactics and advances we would still be in WW2 or desert storm 1 and 2 today.
regarding Suknah: think strategically… the longer you fight the city, the more foatguckers are bound on this side of the front… if you defeat the idiots too quickly, they will rush to deir azzur and this is not what the SAA garrison there is waiting for… i guess you are american sofa reservist…
This does not make sense what you writing. First your analysis about me are totally wrong, therefore everything else what are you saying is wrong. If you want enemy to be defeated on the spad, than you surround the city and start elimination. Keeping city open for the ISIS go back or able to send reinforcements and ammunition as they wish does not make sense and this is showing on the front line(s)
And what happens when they reach DeZ, with suicidal individials like ISIS, do you think the road would be clear? about 100,000 people live in DeZ and you can’t tell me that none of them would be killed on the way out if such pockets are there. Maybe difference in perspectives but I do not see siege at this stage of the war being smart.
No, I didn’t saying that SAA should surround the city and continue till reach Deir Ezzor, unless they have the means to do so. SAA could very ease advance south or North of As Sukhnah, while the city is surrounded. Put simply, advance in soft spat not the hard one
I guess they do it to locate escaping ISIS convoys and killing them with relative low cadualties
Regardless of the resistance faced in Sukhna it still needs to be taken. Quite the contrary, I think ISIS is overstretched, they don’t know which front to defend. SAA has never been this oiled and effective since the war started. Everyone on the battlefield is reacting to their moves, because they have initiative. The war is socially and militarily over, what is left is just clean up. The pace of the clean up is up to the Iraqi’s, how fast they clear their border.
I would not jump the bright over yet. SAA still have large part of Syria to liberate. SAA is struggle against ISIS in the East of Syria and this make take a lot of time before that part is liberated, including Deir Ezzor. assuming that FSA will not attack Syria from Idlib and South along the Jordanian border and the other packets. If this happen SAA will not be able defend the overstretched front lines. This is given.
I respect your position but I disagree. The war is over, on all fronts, even Idlib. The only significant hurdle is SDF, and that would be a political solution.
I disagree with you, but let’s wait and see who is right
Idlib will be the last major front if things go peacefully with the SDF, the Southern front is after ISIS falls and also the other pockets not in the ceasefires after Idlib of which probably is highly infiltrated by Syrian and even Iranian , and Russian intelligence will get all targets or most important targets. Only the war in atleast HTS idlib will last maybe a year or less if the SAA defeats most terrorists in other areas
hm… why do you think, the war is over?
Thank you for asking, because momentum is only moving one way, low to mid level defections and surrendering on large scale, Eastern Aleppo, Damascus countryside, Qalamoun mountains. De-escalation zones and peace in many parts of Syria. Diplomacy is working, military conflict would significantly wind down after ISIS is done, Idlib however would be sorted but only if the border is closed off at the beginning of the operation. The south would likely come to an agreement after a brief conflict, SDF and SAA would also have a political agreement and chase Turkey out together. I study politics at university, but that does not mean I am right.
It does not mean you are wrong either.
The war will be over if and only if USA-NATO-Israel (with Qatar, Saudis, Jordan and Turkey) stop supporting terrorists.
compared to 2012-2013, they have stopped. their supply lines are largely cut.
Protest by Arabs and Kurds against the SDF Kurds are mounting and growing in dissatisfaction with their unconstitutional ways. The political ramifictions are going to hold sway with the UN and impact all negotiations as they have ensured it is staying unified, but the removing of undesirables might be the best course since this would mean the eventual removal of the US/Coalition in the Mid East.
Without Russia regaining souvereignity this war is over but quite differently from what you think. What is happening right now is that Trump’s administration is gathering forces to depose Putin in one fell stroke and thus weakening other fronts (Syria’s terrorists are under this circumstances worsening significantly). It is very risky but quite obviously the previous administration was ineffective in that. On the other hand if this bold move does not succeed the destruction of unipolar world is all but assured.
Thank you for the input. No one denied that, Iran has to be mentioned if Russia is mentioned too. Restructure of SAA is purely down to them.
The fantasy of putin being deposed is just empty talk by the 1% opposition in the country. The fact the EU has been mobilizing against the US and their lame attempt at trade wars has managed to alienate it’s allies yet again. The belief Trump is in charge is one big laugh the same administration in the back wings are in charge and causing the demise of the US as a future player in this emerging world of the 21st century.
Witless fools, Russia’s administrative system is in the hands of USA. 75% of it’s economy is based on the dollar. When the people finally realize that they have to make the referendum of 1991 undone, it will be over. Putin’s power is MOST limited.
Just the war against IS is almost over. ISII has yet to be attacked in Idlib, tjat is if they wait for it.
I am interested in Sukhna though. Two days ago it was supposed to be stormed. Can not find one letter after that. Was it fake news?
Fighting the US head-chopping, heart-eating rapers stops them running away. In this as in many other aspects of the war, more haste = less speed. Notice as well that lots of civilians are under the cosh of the Washington barbarians and their local head-chopping, heart-eating and rapists. Liberating civilians matters more than flashy, crowd-pleasing steps.
unfortunaltely, you are right
I agree with you. The general Syria command and control looks naive fool organizer and tactical.
Ha ha ! I laugh reading all the opinions of field-commanders here, sitting in their houses in front of their computer. SAA has won the war against ISIS( 60 nations) USA NATO S ARABIA and ISRAEL….it´s just unbelievable !!! Hurray for Siria Russia Iran and Hezbollah !!! Fucking USA europeans and jews will have to think twice before trying to destroy small countries again.! Or even funding and arming terrorists around the world !!
You are right. ISIS is nearly beaten, but the war as described by others here IS NOT OVER.
Why aren’t the ‘rebels’, FSA, Alqaeda or whatever they are called these days not fighting? because they lost! In Aleppo and in Hama. They cannot recover from that loss unless terrorists come back from Europe. They are done, no one is financing them either, how will you fight a war with no fuel, no money, no motivation?
Still in Azaz enclave : 10 to 15k FSA, AAS and others incl some 7k+ TSK Still in Idlib, HTS 65k+, Turkestans Islamic 10k+, Others incl AAS some 10 to 25k Still in South Syria : 25k+ Southern Front and others Still in Northern Syria 125k+, all SDF groups together
All together more then SAA and NDF together.
How will they fight with no morale? with no purpose? If you want to add numbers, then China has the strongest army in the world, with 2.3Million active soldiers. We both know that is not the case.
you are right, assad has 75% of population. but none of them want fight. and in rebel parts of syria high % of population want to fight against assad. this is the big shame. for stupid assad die iranians and people from lebanon (palestinians, hezbollah). i see, that the people under assad have no morale.
Wow sometimes you go full idiot at times and even understand Syrians less than you understand North Americans.
If they don’t want to fight then I would guess there would be forced conscription, but ISIS has forced conscription. SO there you go, you can’t tell me Tribal Forces and Liwa-al Quds don’t want to fight.
On request of my dear friend Ryan, who sadly has a fixation on my old behind :
Assad’s Syria has forced conscription of 4 years and due to the present situation, there is mostly no demobilisation at the end of the 4 years, Some have been in the army for over 6 years, one of the reasons for the many defections.
As of some three years ago, the resistance against forced SAA conscription became so fierce (many of the young fled the country) that Assad gave participation in the NDF as an alternative to conscription.
To be fair, any country with a conscription enforces that conscription, even more so in case of (civil) war.
HTS and allies have a good fighting morale. SDF have an excellent fighting morale. Southern front has reasonable fighting morale.
Syria now some 16 to 17 million.
Idlib some 2 to 2.5 million Northern Syria some 4.5 million IS some 0.5 million Southern Front some 0.5(?) million Azaz enclave some 1.0(?) million Altogether some 8.5 million non Assad areas, that is app 50% of the population.
So, I do not know where your 75% is coming from. Can you substantiate?
Most of the numbers you say are wrong as to wht is what foreigners have no crossed the Syrians and they see liberation near and that means more attacks by the Syrian people in those regions as they already have been, all those groups are lost. Just a heads up Foreign National terrorists and their families don’t count as Syrian citizens.
Here are facts. http://syriancivilwarmap.com/war-statistics/
You forget a little item.
As stated in that tweet, which I have seen, the figures are bassed upon the formal population dispersal as in 2011, before the IDP’s and refugees. As in Idlib there are some 1.0 million IDP’s, in Azaz region up to .5 million and in Afrin and northern Syria 1.5 to 2.0 million and most of the 5.0 refugees are coming from Aleppo, Hama, Homs, Daraa etc etc, the 75% is completely fictional as far as the real present situation goes.
It is like saying there are 3 million people in Aleppo because there were that many in 2011. In 2017 however, it is maybe half. That counts for 15% of 2011 population and 9% of 2017 population. So that is the first 6% less then your mentioned 75%.
That is true, but it is not 50-50 either. We can settle this by agreeing that more people live under the control of the government.
To that I would agree.
saa has not won any war. last all of them against israel, last time was destroyed in 4 hours in bekaa. thesse, the actual gains is thanks to russia and iran. the saa is 90% idiots.
YOU ARE VERY UN WISE SOLOMON. THIS IS 99.7 % FOR CERTAIN :DD
who cares, what are you barking?
So who facilitated and coordinated this Syrian War that is 6 years old? The fairies? Israel, US, KSA, Qatar, Turkey and Jordan did. The war is won, the only direct war against Israel would be for Golan. That is a question for later.
sorry, but until the whole territory of syria is not united under damascus, i will not say, the war is won. assad did not took any m2 from that territories, which should be removed from damascus via splitting of land. until now the enemy is winning. assad is not important, the division of syria is.
This is a huge victory getting rid of ISIS since they are now becoming expendable proxy group. The others will fall a lot sooner than expected in this conflict HTS has advised those whom are affiliated to make their own separate deals in the future, meaning in all probability they have no incoming funding from the Terrorist Axis Coalition led by the CIA. They are taking back the Jawlaan the US has made a secret bargain long ago with the UN in that regard.
Sit back and watch. It’s over, it finished since Aleppo!
You are too harsh. Lets keep it at 75%
For the rest, completely correct.
i will try, but this is therefore, that enghlish is not my mother tongue.
Neither is mine, who cares?
part true, part lies. Israel delivered heavy casualties to Syrian army in bekaa valley. But Israel flanking maneuver across the Lebanon mountains failed under intense Syrian artillery. Overall, the battle for bekaa was an Israeli defeat. To win they needed to take the valley. To lose they would have to lose their image of invincibility. They did not win and they did lose. Israel has lost all of their wars in Lebanon.
i learned in that time something else in military of warsaw pact. israel needed simply make off the syrian air defense sytem. this made. and in mocsow was a big panic, how quickly did it. this was the real reason of perestroika, because the russian generals saw, that their strategy and weapons are nothing in comparision to western systems. in that time in moscow did not dream about combined attack of intel, air fprce, drones, etc. they had no defense against this type of battle.
israel was not interested in taking of bekaa, them was enough the chaos in lebanon.
The SAA has made the gains with assistance from airstrikes and artillery which cooperated along with a made in Syria plan in achieving its goals. The Arab coalition is even losing ground in Yemen and have seen Yemeni Forces invading Saudi Arabia. This happens when you listen to Israeli idiots in battle planning just as bad as the US which they are incompetent in facilitating a winning war. This is a new Syria army and in Bekaa the Israelis needed intervention from the US.
Please try to understand. Not all Jews are blinded by the western propaganda. Iv’e been cheering on thee Syrian’s ever since I learned the truth about this conflict because Assad’s govt’ protects his peoples religious freedom. Weather they be jews, christians, muslims, or otherwise. And I can’t be the ONLY one who’s woken up to this. Either way, I just hope the end of the bloodshed arrives soon.
Thank you, it’s nice to know that someone here knows the difference between being Jewish and being zionist. (Not that many of the antisemites posting here are genuine ignorami, most are zionist provocateurs.)
True in my opinion blaming a whole groups for the actions of a few is wrong unless literlly 90% are involved which is highly doubtful.
Jordan Katz I agree totally with you. I know that all jews are not zionists, I´m argentinian and have two sisters in law that are jew anti zionists. I love them. I am atheist, So idon´t care a dam about religions. It´s just another way to separate people, antagonize, and make war, through out history. Off course wars, are allways implemented by the rich people that earn fortunes with wars. Today we are very close of WW3, ( see Chomsky, Stephen Cohen, etc.) and zionists specially in USA Israel and Europe are the principal by large instigators. Their principal asset is control of MSM. So we have to react against them by all means. God save ( ha ha ) Assad, Putin, Iran and China….they really want peace ! I embrace you Jordan ! We are more people that want peace around the world !
Syria has already lost. Syria has lost since the Americans put a foot in Syria.
Without Russia, Assad willl have been killed by the “democrats” (also known as Nazis americans).
Jews aren’t zionists you ignorant cunt.
Well some are just as some Christians and Muslims are.
You can’t be a Jew and be secular, fascist and antisemite. Naturally, zionists pretend to be Jewish as a fig-leaf of respectability but normal people take no notice of such blasphemy.
Some of them are…..I think the right way to write it is jews zionists, when one wants to be specific about the jew who support zionism.
You can’t be a Jew and be secular, fascist and antisemite. Naturally, zionists pretend to be Jewish as a fig-leaf of respectability but normal people take no notice of such blasphemy. The same applies to chris, prods, muslims, hindus etc blah.
I used to enjoy coming on this media forum for unbiased discussions, but ever since there has been a huge influx of highly educated military strategist and analyst there seems to be no real reason for a good discussion when so many obviously already know so much that other opinions are obviously completely irrelevant, SF keep up the work I still enjoy divulging your information. Also all you armchair generals keep up with the bullshit.. you may earn your self another star.
Stop coming here then, everyone has an opinion, just as much as you do. No need to be a cry baby.
Please note at what point did I suggest that my opinion is more than that of someone else’s opinion? Please talk in facts, not bullshit, my guess is you must obviously be a **** general in this arena. My point is there seems to be a lot of chiefs on this platform and not enough Indians.
Get back on your high horse and ride down the sunset, disrespecting everyone here and playing the cute innocent bystander. You pointed everyone out! If you can’t cop it on the chin, move on mate!
As I first stated, you are just another arm chair general who thinks they are some sort of leader trying to rally other people to your cause of challenging me. I pointed out all arm chair generals I could have mentioned names, but they and you know who you are anyway, which is why you obviously felt the need to reply to my comment.. because it must have felt like it was personally directed at you, it would be interesting to see if it ever came to it whether you could actually lead from the front when shit hits the fan, I’ve come across many people like yourself in my time who do not thrive leading from the front but much quite the opposite and completely crumble under the pressure and all the “smart” ideas you have from the confines of comfort do not exist in the real world and your body and mind cannot function, you my freind are the typical person to rely on decisions and actions of others, but I do get it, in forums like this you can pretend to be that decisive and confident leader you can never be in your real life.
Move on buddy!
What there is too much here too is loud mouthed namecalling and too little of common respect. Nobody needs antisemite, racist and sectarian ranting. Nobody needs personal namecalling, insults and threats. The reports are mostly professional, let us keep the tone here civil, even in disagreement.
We are all not generals! Some of us are colonels and majors, etc (and waiting for that big promotion). Of course some will never make it beyond first lieutenant or end up get fragged by friendly fire :D
Never went beyond soldier myself.
I love the clear, strong and warm eyes of the SAA soldiers. They have life!
I rather look at the eyes of the YPJ females. I am not that much into the “warm eyes” of guys