Syrian Troops Entered ISIS-held City Of Al-Bukamal – Hezbollah-Linked Media

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Syrian Troops Entered ISIS-held City Of Al-Bukamal - Hezbollah-Linked Media

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UPDATE: According to pro-government sources, Syrian troops are assisted by the PMU, which has attached ISIS from the eastern direction.

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies have entered into the ISIS-held city of al-Bukamal at the border with Iraq, according to the Lebanese Hezbollah-affilated TV channel al-Manar and the Hezbollah media wing in Syria.

Syrian troops are entering the city from the southern direction where they have recently repelled an ISIS counter-attack. SAA units in the area are supported by Hezbollah and Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Al-Bukamal is the last major settlement controlled by ISIS in Syria.

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  • RichardD

    Super

    • Jens Holm

      Very diffucult to see any Israelians in this. You were stand in in Ghostbusters.

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  • Jesus

    Abu Kamal and the N4 highway linking Syria, Iraq and Iran is in the possession of the SAA, Hezbollah and IRCG units. ISIS presence in central ME will become extinct, regardless of sleeper cells; when sleeper cells show life and activity they will be destroyed.

  • Joe Doe

    SAA nice achievements. It would be nice if SAA make such movements on eastern part of the river and making plans to shrink the packet

  • Brian Minavi

    Is it too late to cross the Euphrates south of the SDF?

    • Tiresia Branding

      no, infact I think the next move for the SAA and Iraqis will be go north following the border. Split the “ISIS territory”, secure the border crossings and isolate SDF

      • Jens Holm

        Very stupid. Its almost only sand. Whats there is hard to say, but its nothing for fronts.

        Its making cleaning zones in FSA – Al Tanf style. Very mobile smal units. Both SAA and SDF has units for it. Some might forget, that Iraq has a lot of it.

        I would say that SDF should take most of the north of it and SAA should take the much wider from Eufrat.

        A lot of fuel will be used as well as some ammo and a lot of food and water. I think thats the fastest way. Somehow classic: The best weapon against guerillas are being or hevaing like that Yourself but in bigger numbers.

        ISIS must be outnumbered. Soldiers shouder by shoulder is useless and perfect for counterattacks.

        Well, thats my oppinion about it also telling no war among SAA and SDF.
        ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

        If fanatics would try to take SDF`s the runway is classic and well used. Thats taking Shadday and Hasaka and by that cutting in 2. I dont think SAA could make supply lines for that even USA wasnt there.

        • Tiresia Branding

          not just sand, you forget the Khabur river in your analisys. SDF is overextended on south direction, if SAA go north following border with Iraq and Khabur river they put pressure on Hasaka and force SDF to retreat or redeploy

          • Jens Holm

            To me the roads in Khabour is a part of the runway to Shadaday and up. One big road is not enough even You many places can drive as You wish.

            Im not sure I would take Protectorates like that at all. Its even a more far out corner for SAA. I think cutting by Raqqa would be better and then eliminate the wester parts up to Kobane first.

            But actually Im more for giving SDF`s a lot of Tows and RPG`s against it. So its a military point from me if both having no outside interference.

            From that, I also would clean almost all other things up first and I dont get how Damaskus can allow or accept, what Turks do.

            The main thing for me is, that SAA are heavy armed but are very low in advanced warfare. So if they shall win against SDF they have do what they can in that context.

            Much will be like the big bear are attacked by many little but agressive wasps 24 hours and the bear sometimes has to give up winning.

            SDF`s dont retreat as I think You think. Like ISIS they are mainly guerrila-.infantery and will make a very mobile deep defence going round and through SAA lines fast in counteratsck or hide until they can take SAA`s from behind.

      • George King

        N7 through Hasaka to Nusaybin to cut off weapon flows through Kurdish held areas of Syra and Iraq coming soon…….

    • Jens Holm

      No,its a stupidity.

  • John Mason

    Next is the US/SDF. Turkey? Depends on what are the true arrangements between Syria/Russia/Iran and Turkey. One can’t always believe what one reads, just becaue Syria says Turkey is their illegally doesn’t mean that they are, could be a ploy.

    • @Inc2Get

      As previous experts have stated, Turkey and Syria has reached an Agreement. Syria will continue to condemn but only for public apperances and nothing more.

  • jason sixx

    Wooooo! So releieved the fkn kiurds didnt get there first! But still bummed about tanf and omar fields… do u guys think assad will take the war to the us after the isis chapter is finished?

    • VGA

      Noone can “take the war to the US”. Assad wants to clear Idlib.

      • batavian01

        The VC did.

        • VGA

          They had the support of China and Russia and still lost millions. Things are different now, technologically.

          • batavian01

            The comment was “Noone can take the war to the US”.

            The fact that Vietnam lost a large number of soldiers, and civilians, does not take away from the fact that they took the fight to the USA, and won. America, who also had a number of “supporters” lost 58,000 men in that war.

          • VGA

            I am talking about today and with regards to the Middle East. The vietnamese held on until political pressure forced the new administration to withdraw.

          • batavian01

            In the present, “today”, Syria, Russia, Iran, Hezbollah and others are taking the fight to America and its proxies which caused the USA to revert to John Kerry’s plan “B”. Unless the SDF comes to its senses, the SAA will confront the US coalition directly. The comment that “Noone can take the war to the US” is therefor arguable because it’s already happening. America is in the fight, by way of proxies, coalitions or otherwise (4,000 boots on the ground) and will be remembered as having lost this war.

            In Vietnam the USA hung on till the last man was airlifted off the embassy roof in Saigon. It was the VC and the PAVN that forced the USA to withdraw. The mounting death toll didn’t sell well at home.

        • @Inc2Get

          What´s VC?

          • batavian01

            The Viet Cong

      • jason sixx

        What are you implying? Putin scared of the ussocom stationed there? I mean i prtly agree cuz its what i think but i want to understand what you mean. Sure u dont mean it literally, cuz anyone can take troops and hardware and fight them, they have nothing special others dont have

      • Kell

        It would be very easy for “someone” to slip the US the mickey, its internal racial problems are a boiling couldron just waiting to overflow, the US people have no faith in the media or govt now Trump has making it plain to everyone that the Republican party and Democrat parties are identical jewish banker proxies.
        Flick the power off for a few weeks and the US as we know it would not exist.

    • SUB-CIPHER

      Probably not. I think the goal has been to defeat the foreign proxies, but at the same time to not provoke the countries that support them.

      • jason sixx

        Yeah tnx

      • Jens Holm

        Much better then Andy.

        • Boris Kazlov

          Hypothetical scenario, Russia would never get involved in an imperialist war.

      • Ronald

        If Russia was involved with an American ally’s “war on terrorism” , I am certain that when the war was won , Russia would be asked to leave . America should not be surprised when they are shown the exit door .

    • andy l

      Isis may be done for but Hayat Tahrir al Sham (HTS) needs to be dealt with in Idlib then the post war settlement needs to be thrashed out. Possibly new constitution & new elections. The Kurds will have to reach an agreement over the land & oil fields they hold. If they play hard ball then Assad could make a move against them. Its in their own interests to settle perhaps guaranteeing a share of the oil wealth & limited autonomy. There can be no place for all those illegal US bases of course.

      • jason sixx

        Nice tnx

      • Jens Holm

        Too much default and lack of realism.

        • Boris Kazlov

          There can be no place for illegal US bases, where is the lack of realism?

    • Jens Holm

      Only 1 in the whole SDF has said, he would take it. Why the carrot do You eat all corrots like that if Your brain is normal.

      SDF has no use of it. They have no use of the oilfields as well.

      You are filled up with Assad and Ördo propaganda of the worst kind.

      Cant You see it. Why have SAA not taken DEZ long time ago as well as those Oilfields.

      • Boris Kazlov

        Why has Israel and Murika bombed Syria, why oh why Mr. Stoltenberg.

        • Jens Holm

          Thats same procedure as usual. Im almost sure they have done it since 1948. Fx nice to have ISIS as a little buffer alive close to Golan. Bombing Hesbollah even in Syria is fine for Russians as well -and like that.

          Nothing to do with Stoltenberg at all. US give them bombs with discount – as usual. If US think Israel is too active, they get less. If israel seemes to need more by their oppinion, they get more.

          So for the moment Israel get a little more. Thats it.

      • Boris Kazlov

        What is Ordo?

        • Jens Holm

          Im so sorry. I use Ördo for Erdogan and the censured version of the world in stead of Wikipedia as Ördopedia.

      • @Inc2Get

        SDF will be history but kurds will be granted autonomy under the rule of the syrian goverment. But never go full retard dude. The SAA has been focusing on battling jihadis elsewhere in Syria. DEZ is huge and not easy to re-take. Why didn´t the kurds liberate Raqqa sooner?

        • Jens Holm

          As it is today and Raqqa counsil should join, SDF will be 20% of the population as well as Syria and close to 4,5 million.

          Raqqa as a target came in many small steps. Kurds started almost by themselves in Kobani being only farmers with forks and g´hunting riffles. But some more joined.

          I think the alliance for Manbij changed. People there and more saw, that those kurds not was as they have heard form anybody else -And I am sure Kurds themselves in PYD had changed.

          Therefore they became stronger and more mainly arabs joined and by that Raqqa by ISIS comming up in attacks again and again became a target.

          Today its well known that 75% of the SDF soldiers taking Raqqa were arabs even most of the hard figthing was done by YPG/YPG and some few hardhead americans.

          And why it took time. Its a matter of strength and how they are armed and fight. None from Ankara and Damaskus said, they could.

          But they could even it by that was in a slow way. And You have to add, that their way was to protect and take out as many civilians they could as well as keeping the dead soldiers in low numbers.

          Its a very important doctrine in the Peshmerga and SDF warfare – like in many other armies: If You retreat you are alive and can do better one more time.

          So SDF`s seldom run away as some enemies of them write. They retreat organized under pressure and sometimes before big pressure.

          You can compare direct to ISIS having rules. Here its an important part(or was) that dying has to be for something and You get Your reward in heaven.

          Therefore You also should see the destructions in Raqqa as an “After they cuvilians are evacuated”, where well hidden and protected strongpoints down to single snipers are taken by many, many small bombs.

          SDF also had to learn being in there. In a periode, they lost many and therefore made small strongpoint themselves by hard learning. It takes time to be good in urban warfare even You mainly are veterans to the hardest parts.

          And yes it took time because it didnt matter how much as long those ISIS people could not leave. And it took time because those ISIS was many more, then the SDF enemies say even today as well as the Town was as heavy fortified as it could incl.many hostages.

          The important thing to me is, they took 450.000 out by the whole Eufrat wrath and only (so far registrated) lost 1875 by their aistrikes and bullet. Thats very low compared to others.

          The loss of soldiers are relative low. There are different counters of that. My best gues from that is 2000 dead and hard wounded and 2500 wounded, which will recover to almost full normal.

          Well thats my tuesday morning version about it.

      • Kell

        We all knew they would go for the oil, you were the only one that pissed and moaned and claimed they wouldnt – well they did.

        • Jens Holm

          How can they take anything there, when there is oil all over. When they were blamed not helping and came – They were artilleystriked and blamed taking oil.

          Why listen to You at all. Communication is like talking to my radio.

          Like Turks you only understand, when people shoot back. And then You above that demand them to unarm themdselves, so things are “NORMAL ?????”.

          People dont like ABNORMAL definitions og Yours.

    • You can call me Al

      Tanf I agree with, but you saw the state of the oil fields in the video, they should be far down the priority list at the moment, but of course drive the SDF out of them.

    • @Inc2Get

      I partially agree with the dude above/below. After ISIS, Hayat Tahrir Al Sham will be the next target however, the kurds will surrender the oil fields in exchange for autonomy. This has always been a clear strategy and many kurdish generals went as far as condemning the kurds in Iraq for pushing for independence. No one will ever allow kurds Independence but autonomy is acceptable for Assad as previously stated by his foreign ministry and state departments. Assad won´t attack the kurds as long as the US has precence there however, he can surround the kurds and pressure them and eventually they will fall if they do not hand them over (oil fields). Hayat Tahrir Al Sham will be an easy target, I believe even though Idlib is densily populated. The reason for that is because they already engaged in civil war against other jihadi groups and that means their fighters don´t have any loyalty at all and will surrender easily. Also, the SAA will be able to redeploy massive reinforcements to Idlib.

  • Rafik Chauhan

    after albukamal tiger force should move towards idlib and other saa and allies should cross to Euphrates again and move along with Iraqi army on the border towards east to take more border area.

    • Thegr8rambino

      yes they should clean up the euphrates area

  • Langaniso Mhlobo

    SDF we’re we’re abandone like a suck out orange by United State of Asholes

  • Attrition47

    “Ooh-aah Hezbollah! Sing ooh-aah Hezbollah!”

    • Thegr8rambino

      “OOH AHH HEZBOLLAH!”

  • juan carlos ayala

    al fin una ¡¡¡ bien carajo ¡¡¡

  • Vitex

    Mass shaving and uniform-changing going on at ISIS inc.

  • Kell

    Good stuff – not long now!