Syrian Army Fully Repels ISIS Attack And Recaptures All Positions In Euphrates Valley

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Syrian Army Fully Repels ISIS Attack And Recaptures All Positions In Euphrates Valley

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On December 17, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), Hezbollah and Iranian-backed forces recaptured all the positions that they previously lost in the Euphrates valley from ISIS and secured the Deir Ezzor–al-Bukamal highway, according to Syrian pro-government sources.

On December 12, ISIS launched a rapid attack and managed to captured several positions of the SAA between Mayadin and al-Bukamal cities, in a desperate attempt to secure a foothold along the Euphrates river. However, the SAA and allies launched their counter attack against ISIS on December 16.

The pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that ISIS lost over 52 fighters during its attack on the western bank of the Euphrates. From its side, the SAA lost 70 of its soldiers while repelling ISIS attack according to SOHR.

The SAA and its allies will likely resume their military operation to eliminate the besieged ISIS fighters in the eastern Homs desert in the coming days. If the SAA delays its military operation in the Homs desert again, the terrorist group may launch another attack on SAA positions in the Euphrates Valley.

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  • World_Eye

    Nice one SAA

  • FlorianGeyer

    The Euphrates is not very wide and a few fast boats left lying around by the US Military would only take a few minutes to cross. There is little that can be done about that apart from interlinked strong points and a permanent Fire Battalion on instant readiness to close any breaches.
    Such defences will be needed when the SDF control all the eastern bank as well.

    It will be interesting to see how many ISIS are trapped in the desert as well.

    • Riky Nik

      It doesn’t really matter. All are going to be relocated to Germanistan as refugees.

      • FlorianGeyer

        And the UK. We want our lads back as well :)

        • Sense

          Is that true? – really??……Ask me, I don’t think Tess. Boris and the lot want that…..They will tell you that tis not in national interest to bring them back…..Am afraid, you walk alone on that….Check with the Saudis first – they are the ones in-charge at the moment…..

          • FlorianGeyer

            ‘Tess and Boris’ seem to be way out of their depth. They and others of all parties have pandered to pressure groups and blackmail to support the Neo Liberal (Marxist) ideology of Identity Politics. The results of which we are enduring now. Marxist Gender Politics is the current ‘must have’ of course.

          • Sense

            I see……Anyway, as you will agree with me – put aside my sarcasm earlier on – what is often forgotten, in and outside your kingdom – is that the UK is one of the world’s superpowers (in all sense – militarily – in the UNSC etc )…..The stance the UK takes on geopolitics/on global issues is therefore very consequential…..It is important that you get your act together and the house in order – not to blindly follow (us)the USA – especially with the likes of Donald at the helm…..

          • FlorianGeyer

            I agree with all of that . It makes sense :)

          • testera

            There is no chance of them getting their act together, at least not until muslems achive some kind of critical mass. It will take them a couple of decades for that.

          • testera

            Although I haven’t read things that Marx wrote, I am sure he never used term “Gender Politics”, nor wrote about any of the LBGTXXX BS.

          • FlorianGeyer

            Marx of course agitated for political change to include the working classes in the mid to late 19th century. However his thoughts have been the basis for much of the debasement of traditional values that we see today .
            whether he would have agreed with that is a moot point . He desired change from the servitude to the rich, which arguably is where much of the world is today.
            As always though the ideas of true revolutionary thought are often hijacked by venal men and women who seek to enslave the minds via the creation of a cult. A cult that primarily serves to empower and enrich the creators, which in a perverse way is a form of capitalism :)

          • testera

            I haven’t seen much feminisim in “communist” countries. Actually, Eastern Europe is the one taking a stand against the debasement of traditional values.
            Seems to me that “Neo Liberal (Marxist) ideology of Identity Politics” is used by the rich to manipulate the poor, which should make it anything but “Marxist”.

    • Rob

      All Muslims whether they belong to Shia or Sunni doctrine and all Christians and Jews are united and are against radical Zionist extremists like trump and notonyahoo. Trust me they are the main problems of this world communities and there is no safe heaven in this world for them. Without these zionist extremist elements this world will be a civilized, developed and prospered place for human. No weapons will be ended up in the hands of terrorists like ISIS, Israel, Al-Qaeda, FSA etc. No child will be suffered, hungered or orphaned.

      • Ernie Gabo

        you are wrong Rob, the Zionist is not the problem. it’s the ego of the muslims to not accept the religion of Christians. we should accept one another even if we have different religion. why single-out only the christian here. we have also the Buddhist/Hindu wich has the highest population in earth. why not make war with them. why only the christian? we are a civilized country here but no zionist mentally. we live in a peacefull country. free of hatred among other religion. in fact, our country have lots of religion and they can live freely here. that is how must the world must be in order to achieve peace. total acceptance with one another despite of religion.

        • Garga

          He’s right Ernie.
          You may be young or don’t remember but the world was different before the US governments (in fact Zionists) developed a taste to use Wahhabi groups, about 40 years ago, starting with Afghani Muhjahedeen against USSR.

          Relationships between countries were different and depiction of Arabs and Muslims in the movies was different too. Most Muslim countries had (and still have) a Christian population who were and are either a sizeable community, active in the government (like Lebanon) or protected minority.

          Wahhabism and it’s intolerance is not the face of Islam.

          PS. In my country, we don’t tolerate Christians or Jews at all. Toleration means you don’t like or accept something but live with it against your will or liking anyway. We just live together here, as our fathers used to live together for centuries.

          • testera

            Yea right, Ottomans have been spreading tolerance through Europe for centuries. In recent times, tolerant people from all over the world came to Yugoslavia to spread some more tolerance.

          • Garga

            Ottomans started with other Muslims if you didn’t know, more than a century before they set foot in Europe and continued to attack other Muslims to their very end. They attacked Iran from 15th to 20th century. They didn’t discriminate at all.

            Ottomans… Should Muslims name Guy de Lusignan as the proof for all Christians’ intolerance?

          • testera

            So you are defending one violent Abrahamic religion by saying that there is another violent Abrahamic religion. If one adds Judaism to the mix, it turns out that all big Abrahamic religions have a lot of blood on their hands, a lot. They are even capable of temporarily reconciling their differences in order to kill some more. Nazis had no problem uniting christians and muslems in their bloodbath, and NATO continues that tradition up to this day. One looking at it from the side could say that those religions are just a tool for manipulating people.
            If you found yourself in the middle of Yugoslav wars, I wonder who would you shoot at?

          • Garga

            I didn’t accuse any other religion.
            Almost all religions, cultures and civilizations have blood on their hands. In your examples, Ottomans didn’t attack Europe because they were Muslims and Europe was Christian, they did it because they were expansionists and their whole economy was based on looting, they didn’t care about their victims’ religions and it’s apparent because they first attacked Sunni Muslim lands (Levant and northern Africa), then Shi’a lands (Iran) and then Christians (Orthodox in northwestern Iran and Armenia, Greece and Catholic kingdoms). If there was no war for a few years their army would riot and even kill the Sultan which was not interested in war).
            Serbs and Magyars weren’t the only ones under Ottomans’ constant attacks but unfortunately for them, whenever Ottomans couldn’t invade Iran they turned their attention to west.
            You wrote it correctly. Religion was and is a tool in the rulers’ hands and they justify their actions with it.

            I doubt if I participated in the battle in the former Yugoslavia. If I have to choose, I would probably shoot the ones who attacked me first and attempted to kill me and my loved ones, regardless of their religion. The exact same thing which we did when Iraq attacked us.

            What I said about the older times, more than 40 years ago is the truth. If you’re not old enough to see those days please ask the people who lived then. We weren’t identified by religion then but by nationality, Arab or Iranian, unlike today which when people notice someone is a Muslim their interaction automatically will change. Tha’s the gift which the US and Saudis gave all the Muslims.

            My example about Guy was meant to confirm we too shouldn’t and can’t count all Christians like Crusaders. They used religion for other goals, from looting to taking Italian boys as slaves 800 years ago. Not really related to a modern day Serb or Irish.
            Sorry my reply got too long. I hope you could read it all. Thanks.

          • testera

            I know Iran was different before islamic revolution, not to mention before initial islamisation. My point is that Abrahamic religions are intolerant by design. States based on religion are also intolerant by design, and they always have religious justification to do evil things (and the Abrahamic God doesn’t like non believers).
            People in Southern and Eastern Europe dislike muslims because of centuries of invasions (those in the North didn’t care because they were safe). At the beginning of 20th century it looked like it would end, but it didn’t. Saudis are just continuing same old thing.
            I am older than 40 and from Yugoslavia. The whole ordeal here was continuation of WWII, not much had changed. Grandsons of butchers took their knives and continued thier “tradition” (even Luftwaffe flew in). The main difference was lack of communists, and the thing that USA switched to German side (which changed the outcome).
            I don’t know about Irish, but modern day Serb is very much related to things that happened many centuries ago (like Battle of Kosovo). Long struggle is something that shape nation in many ways. That include stuff like love for pork meat, but also the islamisation of some that decided to switch sides. When you add split between Catholic and Orthodox Church to that, you end up in situation where people of the same blood are spilling it in the name some imported God, and in interest of rich people.

          • Garga

            You know it’s just limited to Abrahamic religions, it’s almost all religions. Just take a look at Hinduism and the way their believers treat others when they have the upper hand.
            The things you mentioned is the direct result of being the neighbours of an entity named the Ottoman empire. We too have our share of their attacks. Considering Iran never had a permanent army, it’s almost a miracle various dinasties managed to push them back.

            I know a few people here who stock in the past and hate Arabs for Iran’s conversion to Islam 14 centuries ago. So Serbs are just like them, seeing the world through the hardship Ottomans imposed on them centuries ago? And they blame all Muslims for Ottomans’ actions? I don’t know what to say to that. This hatred is not going to fade away, is it?

          • testera

            I talk about Abrahamic religions because they are dominating Europe, and that’s where I am, and what I have knowlege about. I personally think that all organised religions are shit, but can’t present valid proof for the ones I know almost nothing about.
            I know Iran had problems with invaders (everyone had). Maybe people who hate Arabs for Iran’s conversion to Islam are not being stuck in the past, maybe they are respecting their ancestors, traditions, where they came form and what they are. Giving up your own culture and replacing it with someone elses isn’t a thing to be proud of. Abrahamic religions are all about imposing themselfes on others.
            End of Ottoman Empire did not ended Ottoman “culture” in Balkans, so those hardships never actually ended (although it looked like so, after the end of WWII when communists marginalised religion).
            It’s not hatered, not at all. Serbs loved Gaddafi, and connections with Libya were close, up until the war that got him killed. Yugoslavia was a founding memeber of Non-Aligned Movement. On one occasion new bought T-54s for Yugoslav Army were urgently shipped to Egypt cause they needed them for a war. Kuwait bought a bunch of Yugoslav made M-84s, and they are still in use.
            On the other hand, Ottoman “culture” revival will instantly trigger strong self-preservation reflex.

          • Garga

            That’s not what happened in Iran which preserved it’s language, traditions and culture and changed their religion which became so corrupt (or in fact as you wrote, it’s religious institute became so oppressing and corrupt) in it’s last days that it didn’t let the ordinary people to breath (for example according to Sassanid religious laws, sons must follow their father’s occupation and nobody except a few allowed to learn to read and write. Penalty? Death).
            They’re stuck in the past, believe me. They do nothing except whining and stirring hatred against a whole lot of countries, millions of people, based on what they think happened 1400 years ago.

            Whenever and wherever religious institutes gain unchecked power over people’s life and death it becomes a monster.

            Excuse me, I’m a bit confused here. This whole argument started because I stated that a few decades ago, there was no religious problems like today and this whole mess of extremist and terrorist “Islamic” groups is a product of US policies and Wahhabism, and you replied with giving an example of Ottomans which if I understand correctly, meant to show the Muslims’ intolerance.
            Do I understand correctly that “Ottoman culture” is a local phenomenon in the Balkans and Serbs only hate (or dislike if it’s not the right word) Turks because of what they did and hold no hatred or grudge against other Muslims?

          • testera

            Exactly. My claim is that religious problems didn’t start a few decades ago, nor a few centuries ago. They were here all the time (exept maybe where you live).
            My second claim is that Abrahamic religions were violent/untolerant right from their start, up to this day (just check the news).
            US is very young coutry, and has gained supremacy only after the WWII. Their policies did not create this mess, but are “only” stirring it up in order to “divide and conquer” or “Balkanize”. Yugoslavia is an obvious example of that.
            All the countries that have been subject to invasion hold “grudge” against invaders. The biger the damage the biger the “grudge”. The only one who really hates Turks are the Greeks (they still want Constantinople back, not to mention Cyprus).

          • Garga

            I think not only in Iran, but in the rest of the world we didn’t have the extremism phenomenon. It’s an artificial problem which didn’t exist before the young US created it.
            Religious tolerance is the direct result of the ruler’s tolerance because religion was always a tool in the rulers’ hands, just like nationalism.

          • testera

            My guess is that you think like that either because your historical knowlege about the rest of the world is lacking, or your definition of extremism differs (e.g. bunch of people wouldn’t consider an SS unit of nazi muslems to be extreme enough).

          • Garga

            Maybe both, maybe neither.

          • jhon malakiat

            garga,

            very good explanation. do you blog that i can read all your writing..?

          • Garga

            Are you pulling my poor leg?

        • dontlietome

          ” the Zionist is not the problem”……………. Man, you talk like a complete MORON, please inform your audience where the fuck you have been since the Zionists have incited wars for centuries. Please find another website where you can espouse the shit that pours undiluted from your stupid mouth. If you are an example of the youth of today…………….. then the world is surely DOOMED !

      • Sense

        …….Arabs and Israel love Donald – and they hate Obama…….

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        Indeed and as they say in Scotland ‘ Aye to that’.

  • Roger

    52 isis dead was that all attackers? if not how did the rest retreat/flee from the area?

    • FlorianGeyer

      US transport ? School busses :)

  • Serious

    Why don’t SAA ask for Iraq to cross the frontiers ?

    The iraqi gov is owned.

    It smells very bad.

    • FlorianGeyer

      The SAA have that agreement I think. They certainly did have anyway. A 1.5 k corridor I think.

      • Serious

        You know what ? The way this war went smells very bad.

        • FlorianGeyer

          Most wars have always done so.

  • chris chuba

    And how would the SOHR know squat about the number of casualties in the recent battles, do they have embeds in the ISIS forces? I’m tired of how they are quoted without any question, people are so hungry for numbers they will believe anyone.

    • dontlietome

      SOHR is one guy who sits in an office in Coventry , England and is sponsored by AIPAC,the CIA and Saudi Arabia. I leave you to garner an opinion ???????

      • Gary Sellars

        He’s a useless waste of oxygen and a serial liar to boot.

    • RichardD

      CIA, MI6, Mossad, etc. are all embeds, and paymasters of both the terrorists and Mr. “SOHR”. Same hydra, different heads.

  • Feudalism Victory

    They need more people in there. Or find common cause within the sdf or some faction in it.

    Run some drones over the desert and ambush any movement.

    Getting lazy it seems. Iran and the Turks need to assert themselves. But turkey is prostrate and iran needs to show more backbone and station a division there and dare an attack too.

  • Gary Sellars

    “From its side, the SAA lost 70 of its soldiers while repelling ISIS attack according to SOHR.”

    The SOHR? Pfftt… that means one SAA has a concussion and another twisted an ankle.

  • Gary Sellars

    Funny how the SDF backed by the uber-wunderbar hyperpower Murican tranny army can’t eliminate IS from the East bank?… and that the IS goat-fondlers don’t need to watch their backs while they try an offensive over the Euphrates?

    This would have been the ideal time to co-ordinate a push and crack the IS nutz between the hammer and anvil, but Yankistani cock-jockeys won’t give the order. Proves the agenda that is in play…