Syrian Army Captures More Areas In East Hama and East Homs Pockets. Tiger Forces Send Reinforcements To Southern Raqqah

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Syrian Army Captures More Areas In East Hama and East Homs Pockets. Tiger Forces Send Reinforcements To Southern Raqqah

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On Friday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies captured al-Koreat hills, the al-Ribahiah valley and Abud well west of al-Sukhanah town, and al-Harif valley northwest of al-Sukhanah town in the eastern Homs countryside, according to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria.

Syrian Army Captures More Areas In East Hama and East Homs Pockets. Tiger Forces Send Reinforcements To Southern Raqqah

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In the Eastern Hama countryside pocket, the SAA and its allies captured al-Suliba, al-Mukymen al-Shimali and al-Albawi hill south of Shikh Hilal town. By this advance the SAA pushed ISIS further away from the Salamiyah-Ithryah road.

Syrian Army Captures More Areas In East Hama and East Homs Pockets. Tiger Forces Send Reinforcements To Southern Raqqah

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On August 24, the SAA and Hezbollah repelled a large attack of ISIS fighters on their position in al-Waer valley near the Syrian-Iraqi border in the eastern Homs countryside. The Hezbollah media wing in Syria released a video showing ISIS loses during the clashes.

Meanwhile, Pro-government sources claimed that the SAA Tiger Forces have been re-deploying large forces to the southern Raqqa countryside. Government forces reportedly planning to recapture the villages that were taken by ISIS on August 24.

Syrian Army Captures More Areas In East Hama and East Homs Pockets. Tiger Forces Send Reinforcements To Southern Raqqah

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  • Joe Doe

    The SAA Tiger Force should not only recapture what has lost, but continue advances till they reach Deir Ezzor. The main problem in SAA strategy and tactics is lock of intelligence gathering and stopping in the middle of momentum

    • Ivanus59

      This is the 3324th time in the past 2 weeks that you repeat how SAA is shit and has the worse intelligence gathering on the planet… Do you not get bored of repeating yourself on every possible and even impossible opportunity?
      Your solution to the war would be to just wave a magic wand and just win every battle. “not only recapture what has lost, but continue advances till they reach Deir Ezzor.” what kind of simplistic and shallow suggestion is this? They could not just go straight to DZ as it would leave their flanks and supply lines too stretched out and vulnerable they need to change directions of their attacks from time to time to deal with issues on another part of the gigantic front line of this entire war.
      Unless you have commanded and won a war in your life, you could ease down on saying how one army (while thousands of kilometers away from the war) is bad as if waging a war is an easy children’s game.

      • Jan Tjarks

        Average Joe does not get, that SAA does not have unlimited resources and has to deal with many setbacks, which are a result of its near destruction. That it is already surprising that the SAA still exists is beyond him.

        His measurement is a full blown army with all capabilities. As such, every army that doesn’t have such resources at hand will fail his judgment rules.

        He is like the typical US General, who wins every battle, but loses the war, due to his limited horizon. Welcome to Vietnam, all battles by the US forces were won, but not the war. Welcome to Afghanistan, where the Soviet Union got their Vietnam and the USA is due to repeat it.

        But try to teach a goldfish.

      • Xanatos

        SAA has to fight relentless attacks by Isis, the southern front by deraa, rebels near the Damascus in east ghouta, attacks from idlib including thousands of foreign fighters, and occasional bombardments from Israel air forces and the western coalition.

        The SAA is extremely short manned for the tasks they face. Remember, in the first four years of the war The SAA took nearly 100,000 in casualties. The Russians air force proved essential to their survival – and success. The Iranian, Iraqi, and Hezbollah fighters proved very helpful too but they have to admit they were taking huge losses before the Russian air force came. Hezbollah was on the verge of giving up.

        The UAE, Saudis, Qatar, and turkey remain very involved in idlib. Infighting between militants reflects disputes between their financial sponsors. It is these disputes that made a cease fire possible. But the HTS gained the upper hand and they can now return to attacking SAA again.

        • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

          HTS showed it’s inability to maintain the attack and currently lost much in this effort as the previous ones also were repelled , they will no longer survive in Idlib as now Turkey realize they are now the new target by Israel. This will end badly for US and it’s GCC allies in Syria.

        • Thegr8rambino

          the tide sure has turned :))))

        • Jakke1899

          HTS is indeed gaining the upperhand, but they are not yet in full command. I think to much of their resources need to go to guarding against Ahrar al Sham and FSA units who are not in HTS’s pocket, in spite of their relative size. And also is Turkey still suppling HTS? Or is HTS’s main supply now, confiscating weapon stocks of rival groups, especially in the field of ATGM’s. The main question is now : will ISIS be defeated fast enough, so the SAA can turn their full weight against Idlib-istan, before HTS can lauch a large offensive against Hama and/or Aleppo?

      • Bob

        There are couple repeat commenters on this site whose remarks always just boil down to SAA bashing, best ignore them.

    • Barba_Papa

      If anything the SAA is seeing a rebirth this year, a massive leap ahead in tactical abilities, performance and strategic planning. In 2015 the SAA was a dead man walking, barely holding what it still got. Russian airstrikes helped reverse the trend. 2016 saw a cautious reversal. Some units still shit, others improving. But the Jihadis still capable of launching major successful offensives, like the battle for Ramousah academy. There was also major defeats, like the failed Raqqa offensive and the 2nd fall of Palmyra. This year we see the SAA go from strength to strength, launching major offensives that are nothing like the 2016 Raqqa offensive. ISIS has been outsmarted and performed on all fronts and the US plan to take the border has been foiled. It now stands on the cusp of retaking central Syria and relief of Deir Ezzor is closer then ever. There will always be occasional setbacks and defeats. Even Nazi Germany was still capable even late into 1945 to still launch successful counter attacks and tactical surprises. The over trend however has been going uphill. The momentum lies with the Syrian government and allies, and its enemies all know it.

      • Boris Kazlov

        Russia does not limit itself to air support: training and eqippong SAA, repair damaged hardware, medics, humanitarian supplies, what not. HAIL RUSSIA AND PUTIN!

        • Barba_Papa

          You’re right in that it was the Russians who also rebuild the SAA from the ground up again. Russian air strikes were the beginning, but without all the less glamorous work on the ground the SAA would still have been ineffective.

  • Thegr8rambino

    Very nice, am smoking a cigar as I read this :))) hope all are well!!

    • Jakke1899

      No, i am eating a piece of the finest and best choclate cake in the world.

      • Thegr8rambino

        MISTER TRUMP IS THAT U?!