Syrian War Report – December 28, 2017: Syrian Army Develops Momentum In Southern Idlib

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On December 27, government troops entered  the village of Mughr al-Mir in the Beit Jinn pocket in southern Syria. According to pro-government sources, militants had withdrawn from the village under the agreement previously reached with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).

On the same day, over twenty green buses allegedly arrived to the town of Sa’sa’. The buses are set to carry members of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) to the province of Idlib and some members of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) to the province of Daraa.

The first stage of the withdrawal agreement should start on December 28. If it fails, the fighting will likely continue in the pocket.

The SAA and its allies liberated Umm Haratayn and Tell Tawila from HTS and its allies in southern idlib. Meanwhile, Syrian and Russian warplanes carried out airstrikes on HTS positions near the villages of Umm Haratayn, Msheirfeh and Hamadaniyeh. At least 9 members of HTS’ ally, Jaysh al-Izza, were killed in the recent clashes.

On December 27, a Pantsir-S1 short-range air-defense system deployed at Russia’s Khmeimim airbase successfully intercepted at least two Grad rockets launched from the area of Bidama by members of the FSA. The FSA had received Bulgarian-made Grad rockets thanks to the US and Saudi Arabia.

Some pro-government media outlets and blogs reported that the SAA is going to launch an operation against ISIS in the Yarmouk refugee camp south of Damascus soon. However, these are unlikely until the Syrian military has not finished its operation in the area of Beit Jinn. Thus, the possible operation in Yarmouk will take place in 2018.

On December 27, UK Army Major General Felix Gedney, deputy commander of strategy and support in the US-led coalition, announced during a press briefing that the coalition will not conduct operations in the areas held by the Damascus government. Maj. Gen. Gedney also accused the SAA of allowing ISIS fighters to move through its areas north of the US-led coalition base in al-Tanaf, near the Syrian-Iraqi border.

The US-led coalition is not going to reduce significantly its military presence in the areas controlled by US-backed forces. In turn, it will use the area of at-Tanf as well as the area controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces as a foothold to influence the situation in Syria in 2018.

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  • Zainab Ali

    in God is the trust – resisting zio satanic terrorists and whilst at it – achieving martyrdom is the epitome of faith

  • Hide Behind

    Bulgaria is main manufacturing and distribution of all Euro/ US NATO arms for conflicts ongoing around the world; well a job is a job and Bulgarian history shows a natoon that pays little regard towards human lives, foreign or domestic.
    They may soon see an economic recession in both arms and bullets, as US DOD procurement put out contract bids for both many thousands of full auto AK derivatives and contracts open to any
    US, ME, or Euro, or Asian bullet manufacture.
    Wonder if they will even worry if stamped “Made in USA”.
    What the heck they do not care if world already knows they supply to all world’s
    terrorist and Nations with Brutal Leaders.
    Of course the lines will be long within US as nice Americans apply for work.
    In US contractors of any sort of Gov programs must pay what is called prevailing wage, which in reality is usually 2x-3x-4x local wage base.
    It is not blood money in their warped eyes and minds ¿¿¿¿, just doing their patriotic duty.
    WAR IS PEACE , AS LONG AS THE “IN GOD WE TRUST” GETS AUTOMATIC DEPOSITED.

    • Cheryl Brandon

      Blow up that arms manufacturing place, hehehe

  • Cheryl Brandon

    Ancestors, look after our very dedicated/warriors! they are really defending Syria against all odds. They have been tried and tested so many times and, they have lost over 100,000 men and women soldiers but, they continue daily liberating more and more of their occupied lands! Kaboom/kaboom/kaboom to FSA/DSF and USA terrorists dressed in uniform!

  • gustavo

    Wait a minute, how is possible that terrorist from est part of Syria were capable of going to west part of Syria, controlled by USA, without seen by Russia ? Please, someone gives a understandable explanation of this.

    • SnowCatzor

      It’s a big desert, it can’t be watched 24/7.

      • gustavo

        This answer is not acceptable, knowing the capacity of the satellites, spy planes and drons.

        • More

          gustavo
          That desert can be watched 24/7/365 using low cost drones that fly backwards and forwards over the desert and its highways monitoring the traffic and sending video to a Command and Control centre.

          The reason why it is not done is because Russia ensures Syria has no Battleplan in order to keep it destabilized fighting the same terrorists and battles over and over.

          • John Whitehot

            “Russia ensures Syria has no Battleplan in order to keep it destabilized fighting the same terrorists and battles over and over.”

            lololololol.

            Check the animated map of the conflict since 2015.

            You may be lurking in the lowest details to find some wretched point to keep flaming at Syria, while your beloved terrorist armada has been destroyed like only few armies in the whole history of conflict. Typical khazar-lawyer modus operandi.

            The only way jihadists are exiting Syria is inside boxes.

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            John Whitehot
            “…Check the animated map of the conflict since 2015…”

            Like a typical Khazarim you try to deflect away the deaths and destruction which is Syria’s reality.

            Syria 500,000 plus killed, 1.9 Million injured, 6 Million displaced refugees,

            Syrian life expectancy has dropped from 70.5 years in 2010 to an estimated 55.4 years in 2015.

            Syrian Infrastructure destroyed, Syrian economy trashed.

            Syrian oil production dropped from 400,000 B/D, the latest figure is not known.

            Syria was a very large exporter of Phosphates in 2010, currently zero exports.

            This war has already cost Syria approx US$650 Billion in lost economic growth and could cost Syria nearly US$1.3 Trillion in lost economic growth by 2020.

          • John Whitehot

            “This war has already cost Syria approx US$650 Billion in lost economic growth and could cost Syria nearly US$1.3 Trillion in lost economic growth by 2020”

            This war started because your khazar masters decided that Syria needed a regime change.

            I wonder if you are suggesting that whoever resists the khazars plan will end up with a destroyed country, because in that case I already have stated that nuclear holocaust is preferrable to the realization of the nwo plan.

            God, I think I’d pay to see the faces of the “khazars” when the nukes start falling.

          • gustavo

            More, we have the same analysis of the situation in Syria. I think everything was settled long time ago with and agreetment between Kerry-Lavrov. Whatever happen in the future to Syria will be just part of this agreement. I can not find another explanation for all these nonsense actions of SAA-ISIS-SDF-Turkey.

          • Sime

            You are completely right. So, how is possible that ISIS was grown in the area that was under full control of the US&NATO since 2003 and Intell Priority #1 for the US and NATO since 1989? Why the latest active pocket of ISIS is on border with Israel (Yarmouk camp) and both, US and Israel, are not moving a finger to destroy such a danger to Israeli statehood? Or maybe they do move fingers but with different purpose?! Indeed, when the chaos is stabilizing the easiest way is to blame implementing force. I am wondering what is your opinion about the situation in Lybia, or NE Nigeria, or CAR, or forgotten paradise in Somalia, next “big boom” in South Sudan, or “frozen conflict” in Easter Ukraine, or piling up NATO “forces” in Baltic States, or “sudden silence” about North Korea, or “sudden cease” in terrorist attacks in Old Bitch Europe. I am sure you will fill us with more conspiracy theories, and I am confident the main actor will be RF. This is poor performance even for ex-SSSR Propaganda machine from 1970s and meantime the World (especially in this field) has quite evolved.

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            Sime
            “…I am wondering what is your opinion about the situation in Lybia, or NE Nigeria, or CAR, or forgotten paradise in Somalia, next “big boom” in South Sudan, or “frozen conflict” in Easter Ukraine, or piling up NATO “forces” in Baltic States, or “sudden silence” about North Korea, or “sudden cease” in terrorist attacks in Old Bitch Europe….”

            You made a good response but with so many points that it would require a book to answer them.

            There are multi-fold reasons why Putin – Russia encourages (behind the scenes) to the conflicts in Eastern Europe and MENA – Middle East North Africa.

            The reasons include:
            Strategic:
            “Establishment of The New Khazar Empire”, to be discussed another time.

            Tactical:
            “Oil Price”.

            Examples:
            Libya:
            Due to increase in Global Oil Prices, Russia has made US$Trillions from the Iraq, Lebanon, Turk Kurd, Syrian and Libyan conflicts and sanctions on Iranian oil and gas industry.

            Russia (with Medvedev as the Puppet President of RF and Putin as PM of Republic of Russia) cared nothing about Libya and allowed the UNSC Resolution for a No Fly Zone over Libya in 2011.

            Putin knew full well the No Fly Zone over Libya would allow the “Terror Axis” countries, the US, UK, France, etc to bomb Libyan Air Defenses and the Libyan Military infrastructure which could pose a threat to the airplanes of the “Terror Axis”.

            The reason Russia wanted Libya destroyed was because the oil price was dropping from US$100 in 2011 down to US$80, knowing full well the Libyan oil production would be disrupted causing the oil price to go back towards US$100.

          • John Whitehot

            “The reason Russia wanted Libya destroyed was because the oil price was dropping from US$100 in 2011 down to US$80, knowing full well the Libyan oil production would be disrupted causing the oil price to go back towards US$100”

            absolute bullshit as usual, oil prices remained stable at ~110$ throughout 2011 and into 2012

            https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=4550

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        SnowCatzor
        “…It’s a big desert, it can’t be watched 24/7….”

        Battleplan Failure:
        1. Intelligence gathering of the terrorists, their assets and movements:

        Battleplan Failure:
        2. Force Ratio, prepare the forces and equipment to halt the terrorists:

        Battleplan Failure:
        3. Counter Strike to destroy the terrorists in their bulges.

        That desert can be watched 24/7/365 using low cost drones that fly backwards and forwards over the desert and its highways monitoring the traffic and sending video to a Command and Control centre.

        The reason why it is not done is because Russia ensures Syria has no Battleplan in order to keep it destabilized fighting the same terrorists and battles over and over.

        Only a proper Battleplan can save Syria otherwise the Syrian Military will collapse from exhaustion as no military can keep fighting for so many years, the same battles, Homs v1 – v2, Palmyra v1 v2, Al Talnf v1 – v2, there are 100’s of examples.

        • John Whitehot

          bullshit.

          you ALWAYS try to put time as a negative for the SAA, and lament about them not following schedule.

          The schedule is not made by you, your times are irrelevant no, non-sensical, and the SAA has always completed its tasks regardless of the critics your kind has histerically tried to make them in these months,

          People looking for hilarity should read the comments you were writing one year ago so to remember which prediction you were doing about the failure of the SAA back then.

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            John Whitehot
            “…you ALWAYS try to put time as a negative for the SAA,…”

            There can be no worse Khazarim on this readers forum than you.

            You need to learn to read in English instead of your Yiddish mother tongue.

            “…Russia ensures Syria has no Battleplan in order to keep it destabilized fighting the same terrorists and battles over and over….”

            Putin – Russia are responsible for the Battleplan failure in Syria.

          • John Whitehot

            “You need to learn to read in English instead of your Yiddish mother tongue”

            My english is good enough, and you’re running out of idiocies.

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      gustavo
      “…terrorist from est part of Syria were capable of going to west part of Syria, controlled by USA, without seen by Russia ?…”

      The terrorists are seen perfectly by the Russians who do nothing as Putin – Russia has betrayed every country that has looked to it as an ally ending in their destruction, example Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, etc.

      Putin – Russia and Netanyahu – Israel consider themselves to be “Best Friends” and “Partners” in all spheres including Business and Military.

      Kosher loving whiner and diner Putin – Russia are dishonest as well as pro Israel and are negotiating Syrian land away in Idlib, Northern Syria, Raqqa, Deir Ez Zor, Al Tanf, Southern Syria, Deraa, etc.

      Any IS Terrorists willing to “relocate” are given guaranteed safe passage by the Russians to enclaves all around Syria, e.g. Idlib. So they can come back to fight again and again.

      Israeli and US Terror Axis planes without any Russian S300/S400 intervention are allowed to fly freely in Syria, bomb the Syrian Military freely as well as drop supplies to IS Terrorists.

      Putin and the Russian military are cowards as well as weak, feeble and useless and work for their Khazarim masters in Israel who want to keep Syria destabilized.

      • gustavo

        Totally in agreement. I hope we be wrong in some part.

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          gustavo
          “…I hope we be wrong in some part…”

          Unfortunately its even worse, Putin has become the modern day Robert Mugabe and betrayed the Russian nation by making it the Zimbabwe of Europe.

          Russia has 40% of the worlds resources where 50% of its populace in live in poverty or on the edge of poverty whilst Putin enriches the Khazarim in Russia by making them US$ Billionaires.

          Putin’s cowardice and inability to face up to his Khazarim masters has caused tens of thousands of Russian civilian deaths in Ukraine as well as over 1 million refugees who have had to flee out of Ukraine.

          Putin’s army of Khazar Billionaires who started with nothing and corruptly acquired Russian State assets now own large part of the Russian economy.

          Jerusalem Post:
          AT PUTIN’S SIDE, AN ARMY OF JEWISH BILLIONAIRES
          http://www.jpost.com/Jewish-World/Jewish-Features/At-Putins-side-an-army-of-Jewish-billionaires

          After 18 years of Putin, the reality in Russia is more Russians living in poverty (20 million) an all time high since 2006 whilst approx 50% of Russians live on an income of US$500 per month or less.

          2017 – Poverty in Russia Hits Decade-High
          https://www.rferl.org/a/recession-sanctions-left-20-million-russians-living-poverty-2016-up-300000-2015/28413387.html

  • More

    From this article:
    “…On December 27, a Pantsir-S1 short-range air-defense system deployed at Russia’s Khmeimim airbase successfully intercepted at least two Grad rockets launched from the area of Bidama by members of the FSA. The FSA had received Bulgarian-made Grad rockets thanks to the US and Saudi Arabia….”

    There can be no person or country that is more dishonest than Putin and Russia who work as slaves of their Khazarim masters in Israel.

    Putin – Russia allows Israeli and US Terror Axis planes without any Russian S300/S400 intervention to fly freely in Syria, bomb the Syrian Military freely as well as drop supplies to IS Terrorists.

    When the usual trolls appear claiming Israel fires missiles into Syria from Lebanese air space into Syria then why are these missiles and Israeli jets not being shot down by the Russian military?

    • John Whitehot

      because firstly, dishonestly as usual, you forget to insert the part that says that the Ru air defence units in Syria are deployed to defend their national assets.

      second, Israeli jets don’t enter Syrian airspace but launch their missiles from Lebanese air space.

      third, several missiles launched by Israeli jets from Lebanon have been shot down by different kinds of Syrian air defence systems, there’s plenty of news on this.

      since i mostly know what will be your reply, I’ll already start answering: provocations were made by Israel to escalate the situation in Syria into full-blown war, possibly all over the middle east. Nobody more than Israel would be interested in seeing one or more of its plane downed, as it would give them the excuse to start a war with Iran over Syria.

      People trying to make the points of those who want war to continue for their power and money, against those who try to preserve peace, make me wanna puke, and you’re one of the worst of them.

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        John Whitehot
        “…Ru air defence units in Syria are deployed to defend their national asset….”

        “…second, Israeli jets don’t enter Syrian airspace but launch their missiles from Lebanese air space….”

        “…those who try to preserve peace, ..”

        You need to learn to read in English instead of your Yiddish mother tongue, there is nothing peaceful about you, you are the worst kind of war monger that regularly defends Israel and its “Terror Axis”.

        Under the Geneva convention, Israel is a war criminal state so you should stop defending Israeli attacks into Syrian Sovereign Territory.

        So why were the “Grad rockets” shot down by the Russians ?

        “…On December 27, a Pantsir-S1 short-range air-defense system deployed at Russia’s Khmeimim airbase successfully intercepted at least two Grad rockets launched from the area of Bidama by members of the FSA. The FSA had received Bulgarian-made Grad rockets thanks to the US and Saudi Arabia….”

        • John Whitehot

          “you are the worst kind of war monger that regularly defends Israel and its “Terror Axis””

          See, I don’t defend Israel, quite the opposite, since I tend to f*ck up all the points that country’s propaganda makes.

          You on your part, do nothing but “defend” it when you go like “they are free to bomb Syria at leisure”, which is 1) BS and 2)the point of Israeli propaganda by which they can do whatever they want because they have a privileged relationship with God, or perhaps extraordinary intelligence.

    • Cem Duru

      the theory stating that turkic peoples in khazar khanate were actually the ancestors of ashkenazi jews is really intetesting. I liked that.