US-led Coalition Planning To Advance On Strategic Border Town Of Al-Bukamal

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US-led Coalition Planning To Advance On Strategic Border Town Of Al-Bukamal

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On October 28, US Army Colonel Ryan Dillon, spokesman for the US-led coalition announced during a press conference that the US-led coalition and the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are planning to launch an attack and to capture the last ISIS stronghold in Syria, al-Bukamal city, which is located at the Syrian-Iraqi border.

“We have to consolidate the gains that the Syrian Democratic Forces have made down to the Omar oil fields [in Deir Ezzor] and continue to back clear areas that are still ISIS-held territory … and then prepare for an offensive in Abu Kamal, where we believe the bulk of the ISIS leadership remains right now,” Dillon said according to the Russian Sputnik news agency.

The SDF is now stationed in al-Tanak oil field 40km north of al-Bukamal city, while the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is stationed 40km west of the city. However, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on October 22 that the SDF is negotiating with ISIS to take over Hajin town 20km north of al-Bukamal.

Such a deal with ISIS might allow the SDF to reach al-Bukamal city within hours, if the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) don’t provide a route to the SAA and Hezbollah though the Iraqi territory to attack the city first.

As for now, the SDF maintains its slow advance in the northern and northeastern Deir Ezzor countryside. On October 28, the SDF announced that its fighters captured al-Namiliyah village 45km northeast of Deir Ezzor city. The SDF said that 9 ISIS fighters, and 6 of its fighters were killed during the clashes in the village.

Meanwhile, the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq claimed that 2 VBIEDs of ISIS attacked the positions of the SDF in Jafra oil field north of Deir Ezzro city on October 27. According to Amaq, 32 SDF fighters were killed, and 13 vehicles of the SDF were destroyed in the VBIEDs attacks.

Moreover, Amaq claimed that ISIS fighters destroyed a Humvee and a vehicle of the SDF with IEDs southeast of al-Suwar town in the northern Deir Ezzor countryside on October 27 also.

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  • Attrition47

    Hmmm, Syrian-Russian helicopter landing anyone?

  • Barba_Papa

    Hands up who didn’t saw this coming? That’s why I thought it was a mistake for the SAA to send the Tigers to Saqr island.

    • Robert Duran

      Honestly these things are baffling..

    • cliff

      There’s no mistake,they can’t never be a Kurdish state ,not now or in the ten years. The only way a Kurdish state can happen it by the approval of Turkey and the ability for the U.S to remain in Syrian Teritories for good,The U.S. don’t have both options. They will be a post war negation,The U.S. will request for Assad to leave power as they have been doing but the regime will remains, The Russian,Turkey will request for the Kurds to return all land back to the Syrian government and the ideal of an independent state to drop. The Kurds will refuse and they will start seeing the change of the Turkey & U.S policies, the Turks will start to bombs and will request the U.S to pick aside,eventually the Tukish, U.S relations is done and the U.S towards a Kurdish state is just the support edrogan need to remove the U.S. military of its lands.

      • Langaniso Mhlobo

        Mr. Cliff with due respect this war was plan by USA/NATO to do away from too much dependency on Saudi Arabian oil.It is also part of USA strategy to sabdue Russian oil and gas market and to let Russia suffer.

        • Jens Holm

          I partly agree some. I allow me to add, that fx USA/NATO dont get that influenze they are just grabbed by someone else.

          So seeing the picture, You should not only look at USA/Nato and west as bad players.

          • Langaniso Mhlobo

            Thank you.It is also true one should give situations a chance.I have learn something from you.

      • Jens Holm

        THEY havnt said, they will declare a state. YOU and others say and insist – Even its written what they want.

        You are totally propagansized as a kind of traume.

        Same thing with oil. They has never said, they will grab and own all oil. YOU INSIST and ACCUSE them for it. Propagandized.

        Thay have NEVER BLOCKED SAA. NEVER. Same thing.

    • Solomon Krupacek

      pzivj can not type, beacause both hands has up :)))

    • Jens Holm

      I cant say if i´ts a mistake or not where tigers are, but they cant be 2 places at same time. The SAA wastes are selfmade.

      2 times crossing Eufrat right into ISIS forification by exhausted and probatly too few trops as well is a part of it.

      Makes me laugh and cry, when its written Kurds meet not so much resistance. Well SAA took most of the heat for them and SDF by that only has the good leftovers, but it is smaller resistance.

      The stupidity started when SDF was blamed not helping SAA with DEZ. They tryed and the plan was to reach the Eufrat border fast, divede ISIS and take all at that side being right hard into their fortification line.

      But then it was changet by SAA artillery strike as well as SDF was steeling oil.

      Im sure SAA lost many soldier, generals and a lott of suplly by that´systematicly stupidity. Well of course SDF as well as USA was blamed for stupid russians drive as the area was secured. Of course it wasnt.

      So there You have the lack of troops as well.

      At least many ISIS are killed too…

  • jerry hamilton

    “The SDF said that 9 ISIS fighters, and 6 of its fighters were killed during the clashes in the village.”
    Gosh. How could that have happened? Were they playing chicken?

    • Jens Holm

      SDF`s are playing safe and not spendables. Its a part of the wa they fight.

      Seemes like You dont play but actuelly are an egg or a 0.

      • You can call me Al

        WTF are you on about ?

  • Kira Binkley

    U.S. led coalition? Which is, exactly, a caricature of a well-defined military operation. Never fear, folks, they aren’t going anywhere:
    Caricature:
    “a picture, description, or imitation of a person or thing in which certain striking characteristics are exaggerated in order to create a comic or grotesque effect.”

  • Rafik Chauhan

    SAA bad decision to concentrate more to take der zor city will make loose border town quickly to scum sdf /US. SAA high command should be resufulle. bcuz they know SDF/US ARE MAKING ISIL TO JOIN SDF by negotiating so isil can save the life in return to give out all city east of river and now they want Albukamal. look like SAA will loose this completly

    • Robert Duran

      “SAA bad decision to concentrate more to take der zor city”

      Why do I get the feeling that it isn’t the SAA taking these decisions..

      • gustavo

        We must not consider that Russia army and aerospace force are so stupid that allowed SDF to block SAA at Deir Ezzor , at Al-Mayadin, and Al-Bukamal, no way. Of course, from Syria army we can think whatever, but not from Russia. So, this must be an agreement between USA and Russia.

  • Deo Cass

    The fake news is deafining. The US ISIS/SDF terrorists did not even provide any verifiable footage on their claims of the attacks on the SDF. I’m afraid here we will again be faced with the same situation as in the Omar fields where Russia prevents the Syrian army from liberating the Syrian city of Abu-Alkamal and letting it fall under US colonial imperialist domination according to some behind the scenes agreenent with the global Zionist tyranny. If the Syrian government forces are not going to think of their own interestes instead of the Russians and move now on the city, the US will also take this Syrian city permanently, as all other areas on the Eastern banks of the Euphrates river. The US never left any country after invading it unless it was forced to through a bloody war and great sacrifices by the US occupied country’s people. Syria can avoid such calvary by moving now on Al-Bukanal and later all other areas on the Eastern banks of the Euphrates river or giving permission for the PMU on the Iraqi side of the border to take it over for them, now that they have momentum.

    • Tarciso Ribeiro

      I do agree with You.they will lose again.

    • Solomon Krupacek

      bravo!

    • Langaniso Mhlobo

      Never trust Russia just to a certain limit.Dillon know that tomorrow their are going to take over AlBukamal and Russia won’t do any thing.Because there under cover agreements with USA and Israel without Syrian government involment.Just for all hypocrites to benefit from Arab oil which puppet Kurds are stealing daylight same agenda of ISIS.

      • Deo Cass

        But Hezbollah, Iran, Iraq, the PMU and the Palestinian volunteers fighting alongside the Syrian government forces don’t have these issues of having to consider the sensibilities of Satanyahu. So go for it Syria. That’s your land. Just go and free it, NOW!

        • Jens Holm

          They dont have troops for it. the we saw of troops were some old triber with some old riffels and a little more.

          Unorganised entusiasme can be fine, but that more looked like a shooting gallery.

      • Jens Holm

        SDF cant take over Abu Bukamal tomorrow unless its abandonned. They have to cross Eufrat and they dont have troops for it so soon.

        I have written ISIS has fortified it some. I dont know how much it is.

    • Jens Holm

      Russians are not waitors for Assad. They only has promised to make Assad safe.

      Besides that Abu Kamal must be the smallest city in the world.

  • Kira Binkley

    “The deception, with tact…”

    “We have to consolidate the gains that the Syrian Democratic Forces have made down to the Omar oil fields [in Deir Ezzor] and continue to back clear areas that are still ISIS-held territory … and then prepare for an offensive in Abu Kamal, where we believe the bulk of the ISIS leadership remains right now,” Dillon said according to the Russian Sputnik news agency.

    Does Dillon and the “U.S. led coalition” really believe that?
    As I’ve said, Americans are The Naif—the newly born. Born Yesterday…

    The Naif: I guess that’s why they think others will believe this: “US-led Coalition Says Only 0.3% Of All Its Munitions Dropped In 3 Years Hit Civilians”.

    Must I repeat: Get out of Syria, America. And get prepared to pay reparations. “Time for a few small repairs, Kira said….”

    KiraSEER

  • Kira Binkley

    The “U.S.-led coalition” has forgotten what happened to the 7th Calvary in 1876. Led by Yellow-Hair.

    • Solomon Krupacek

      yes, magic mushrooms, bro?

  • electron

    1. Meanwhile saa is wasting time and manpower on the streets of DZ, designed to murder as many and slow down as much.
    2. Saa/allies have been struggling for 2 to 3 months to move an inch at T2 area, at which they would have open and unobstructed access to Al Bukamal.

    The writing is on the wall. It is as good as done. Looking at it simply: RF is all alone in Sy, and is already surrounded and threatened to no end.

    • Solomon Krupacek

      Saa/allies have been struggling for 2 to 3 months to move an inch at T2
      area, at which they would have open and unobstructed access to Al
      Bukamal.

      this version is hated here ;)

  • juan carlos ayala

    Russia and Syria have shown in recent weeks that they lost momentum, at this moment the Yankees are in the lead

    • Solomon Krupacek

      instead of fight bot, saa and russians scratch theirs ass

    • John Jensen

      the Yankee’s… in the lead -yeah,, but – as usual – in WARCRIME !!

      as US has nothing to do in Syria.. -as it hasn’t been invited (like Russia !!

      but of course – for moron’s – it don’t seem to make any difference .. I’m sorry

    • batavian01

      Russia and Syria are fighting ISIL. The USA is paying ISIL to clear a path for SDF and impede the SAA. Neither the USA or SDF are actually fighting. All reports of clashes with ISIL are fake. Don’t you find it rather obvious that each time the SAA moves to secure a strategic town or region, the SDF somehow manage a rapid advance through ISIL controlled territory? There is only one explanation for that. ISIL and local tribes roll over for Yankee dollars, armaments and bullshit about a share in oil profits, and give safe passage. Soon, the SDF will need to confront the SAA. Let’s see how well they do then. Probably not very if they’re anything like their bretheren in Iraq. Will the Yanks continue to back them?

  • John

    I have secrete news everybody …………….. Santa is preparing right now, to vertically insert into Abu Kamal. They have almost prepared the Christmas rush orders for 2017 and will be on the attack in 36 hours. A personal message from The Man in Red was as follows….. Santa says surrender or die IS, fore the elves are ready….. The little ones are coming MFers!!!!

  • gustavo

    Is SAA still sleeping ? Everybody saw this coming of course. The same as the SDF blocked of SAA in Deir Ezzor, and the same as the blocked of SAA in Al Mayadin. Maybe is part of the deal between USA-Russia.

    • Solomon Krupacek

      AMN writes, 300 specialist ceme in mayadan for the al bukamal offensive. if so few reinforcement is enough, is unbelievable this hezitation.
      SDF blocked the east bank, but al bukamal is on the west bank. If al bukamal take yanks, then syria lost the southern border. Daraa, An Tanf, Al Bukamal, the 3 important border crossing points would be lost.

      • Langaniso Mhlobo

        Russians are playing bloody dirty game of delay.Tiger’s should leave th a useless island and proceed to albukamal.Let Russia create his buffer zone in Goland Height with it Satanyahu and Killerman.

        • Solomon Krupacek

          i see their gane for more then 1 year. i am sad.

      • Deo Cass

        If the US invasion forces get it their way to invade and occupy Al-Bukamal they will not stop there. They will march West, invade all terrtory remaining under ISIS from under the nose of the Syrian government and then march on straight towards Damascus, calling it a justified war “to liberate Syria from a dictator who gassed his own people.” Repeat in other words of Iraq and Libya scenario.

        • Solomon Krupacek

          i know. i aways wrote, russia will lose everything within 1 decade.

          • PZIVJ

            You need to cut down on your Vodka consumption, blockhead :D

        • Langaniso Mhlobo

          Help me out on this one.Will it be not fine if Syrian forces keep secret of its strategy moves.Just to suprise the enemy USA.

  • Kennethllindsy

    Maybe, but reports are that SDF forces in that region are almost all local tribes and not the more experienced YPG fighters, (who are understandably deployed elsewhere like Efrin etc).
    So it’s questionable whether SDF could even take and hold Bukamel.
    Probably just wishful thinking by CJTFOIR.

  • Solomon Krupacek

    All trolls, who repeatedly wrote me (chief ox is PZIVJ), that al bukamal is not important and has time, and sdf will be until xmas in raqqa, should now enjoy their stipidity. And of yourse the whole russian and syrian high command.

    • PZIVJ

      Sorry, but relieving the garrison and 100k civs in Deir Ezzor was always the first priority !!
      You seem to whine a lot when you don’t get your way, are you like this at home also? :D

      • Solomon Krupacek

        no.
        you idiot, already now arent you eble to say, sorry, i was wrong?!

        60 days you should fasten!

        • PZIVJ

          The Al Qaim – Al Bukamal ISIS corridor will be a tough fight for any force that approachs, this has always been the case. Why do you not understand this?
          And SDF will be on the wrong side of the river, so perhaps a suicidal air drop?

          • Solomon Krupacek

            bullshit, you nazi bastard, fsa fun!

      • John Panelli

        Does he even have any work? He’s on these forums 24/7 and probably on welfare. You can always judge the parasitical lifestyles of idiots like this by how many comments they make in a 24 hour period .

        • Solomon Krupacek

          like you, worm

          cretino, i can put daily 20-30 comments so, thet i need quarter hour.

          • John Panelli

            Must be because your Ukrainian economy is in a big mess . .?

          • Solomon Krupacek

            who cares?

  • Valery Grigoryev

    Looks like the US decided to capture all the oil-mining districts of the province DeZ.
    While SAA is fighting, they are ‘negotiating’…
    Like in Europe in 1944: when the main bloody work is done by the others, the US in white hat is immediately goes on stage :) and grabs trophies.

  • cliff

    The Iraqi army and the popular mobilization must move into Syria to secured it and move till they connect with Syrian military thars making its way from Dier Ezzor .

    • Deo Cass

      Well said Pal! I was thinking about that too. There’s also still a good chunk of Syrian land for grabs on the Eastern banks of the Euphrates river togeher with 4 large oil fields. Syria should not hesitate. Get moving heroes and reclaim what’s yours!

      • Solomon Krupacek

        not well. assad and saa are simply whores, who want sacrifice from others: really men

        • Gary Sellars

          STFU idiot. whores? WTF?

          • Jens Holm

            Thats right. Whores a far above Assads. Im sure their Gods let them in right away. Some might think most Assads has toi be more then 150 to have any chance after doing only good things the last 75.

        • Garga

          Solomon, I like you but sometimes you run your mouth too much.
          If you don’t like Assad, that’s fine. But calling the SAA as “whores” is very low, even for you.

          • Alex

            grandpa armchair general Salamander forgot to take his medicine, this is a very decisive battle both for Pro Assad and pro US parties, he simply cannot take all of that pressure.

          • Jens Holm

            Whores are high ranked compared to any in the Mfiosa Baathistas. Whores fx make their own money by hard work.

          • Garga

            Come back after the 1st of November, when you received your paycheck and aren’t in a hurry to increase the number of your posts anymore. Then we’ll talk.

          • batavian01

            You speak from experience no doubt.

      • Jens Holm

        Thats pure rubbish. Iraq has told, they will not cross the border(well they lie sometimes too) and no need for hurrying, SDF`s are Syrians too.

    • Solomon Krupacek

      why they? why other countries should fight for syria? uder assad there are 10.5 million citizens. this is their duty!

      • Garga

        Because securing BuKamal’Qa’im has the utmost importance for both Syria and Iraq, ISIS is the common enemy they both fight.
        US’s last hope to hurt Syria is to cut this connecting road. They will try that by “converting” the ISIS into SDF and then they’ll have an excuse to attack SAA and PMU because they dared to attack SDF or the way they like it, “the US backed coalition”.

        • batavian01

          I think the SDF (USA) interfering in al-Bukamal might be a defining moment in this so-called war. It might be when the SAA decides that the SDF and ISIL have become one and the same and treat them all as terrorists.

          • Jens Holm

            Hard to interfering if ISIS are evaporated and so far SAA is not even there. SDF are blocking SAA – AGAIN ???

          • batavian01

            ISIL are evaporated? Both the SDF and SAA are 40km out, yet ISIL is “evaporating” on the East bank but reinforcing their defenses on the West bank. You still want to maintain there is no deal?

        • Jens Holm

          Thats rubbish made by Your stupid belives You are raised in. Its total skizzo.

          We are told by BIIIG letters, that a Federacy can live being isolated. Well, they cant, so thereforee they prefare open.

          Besides that You can go to Iraq. Refugees from Rawa did.

          • Garga

            Seems you’re losing it and resorted to insult everybody on this page.
            Your replies aren’t even related to what people write.

            As I said before, it is a good sign!

            Oooh, my bad. it’s 29th, only 2 days till end of the month and apparently you are behind your quota. I hate to be responsible for a month of hunger and austerity.
            Go ahead, earn your living.

      • Alex

        Great armchair general Salamander, why are you asking such stupid questions?

      • batavian01

        Why does the USA and SDF have to make deals with ISIL. Aren’t the Y’Alls the most powerful military force on the planet (sarc). One would think they don’t need any help. Do you still think that the US is in Syria to fight ISIL?

        • Langaniso Mhlobo

          USA new strategy is to use SDF name instead of ISIS as a camouflage.

        • Jens Holm

          They havnt made any deal with ISIS You ignorant illitarate imbicile.

          • batavian01

            Name calling reveals your lacking ability to carry on an intelligent discussion. You want us to believe that ISIL just stepped aside because they’re nice guys? Get a grip.

            BTW: Are the Danish forces holding up their end in the Coalition? Killed any civilians lately?

      • Rhys Goddard

        Their should of been around 23 million that was was population before war

    • Jens Holm

      Secure what from whome ?

  • Mauro Craizer

    Keep calm if you think Syrian Gov lost their resources to SDF.
    SDF will have to rely on US Air Force for oil and gas transport. LOL
    Also all this is Pentagon EGO, they know they lost months ago, now they will do anything to prolong their illegal footprint in Syria. But Al Bukamal is last ISIS point in Syria, no such diplomatic scheme exist which will enable US staying in Syria post ISIS. Wait and see, all land grabbers colaborating with each other will be exposed and put in their place. This is beginning of the end of Petrodollar folks, rejoice!

    • Solomon Krupacek

      yanks will stay in syria at least 3 decades.

      thanks putin!

      • Alex

        really fagot / if not for Putin there wouldn’t have been a Syria.

        • Solomon Krupacek

          without putin, russiam hezbollah and iran syria would be prosperous country. the reality is, little commie, that assad had to make separate peace with israel, let buld qatar pipeline and would be king, the country undivided and prosperous. for syria was not profitable to be friend with russian traitors.

          • Alex

            Utter bs you little toilet cleaner, they have been planning to destroy those countries , pipe or no pipe, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RC1Mepk_Sw , prolly destroyed, afghanistan, iraq, Lybia because of Russia too, right, you little gayropean, they have been talking about invading Iran for a long time now, Russian fault too ? You fagotstanian bullshitter, now go and stroke american salami before they stage a coup in your country or create a terorrist attack with all those “refugees” they forced you to take in.

          • Gary Sellars

            Ignore the fucking Jew. It hates Russians and always will because they won’t roll over and die and give everything to the Chosenite infection.

          • Jens Holm

            It is allowed to make scenarias from what You think. Im sure Assad hardly was an Emir in Latakia with no help.

            And gone if SDF`s wasnt there as well.

          • You can call me Al

            Retard boy. Go bang your head against a wall….oh. you lot do don’t you !!!!.

          • Icarus Tanović

            Just don’t get into discussion with this Israeli troll. He’s here just to divert our constructive discussion to something else. And he is paid for this.

          • You can call me Al

            Excellent comment. Block him and then you wont be tempted.

          • Gary Sellars

            You’re a fucking delusional idiot… without Putin the world would have been prosperous… Hmm… you mean the kinda place that 9 years of Yeltsinism was leading to?

            You are the worst type of dumb cunt.

          • Jens Holm

            Whatever. They do have power to change things.

          • You can call me Al

            Piss of muppet.

          • Icarus Tanović

            You’re little cocroach cleaner, and you know that.
            What the Hwll you a troll are doing here. To Hell with you.

          • You can call me Al

            That’s it, you and your little mates are gone from my feed; I don’t mind a opposite opinion, but I hate trolls. You really are dumb. Cheers.

        • Jens Holm

          Says the 450.000 dead and 8-10 refugees. Some might be happy. Syria can make many teams for the next handicap OL.

          • Melotte 22

            Are you blaming Putin now for ‘regime change’ chaos caused by western power, Israel and Saudis? The only reason you can blame him for is the upcoming liberation of Syria from head chopping monsters supported financed and sent to Syria by the West and Co.

            Sorry your side lost.

          • You can call me Al

            There are 4 constant trolls and they work as a team….keep an eye out for the next combined attack and then block them. They feed on us responding (and unfortunately I do every time).

          • zman

            Yeah, these guys really came on strong just before the Vegas shooting. I counted 4 new ones the day before on AMN.There is definitely something in the wind. They are setting up for some really big event and are trying very hard to make it look like Russia/Iran are involved. These trolls are failing, because they are using old tactics that are easily spotted. Blaming their enemy for their own crimes is the old standby and it’s hilariously failing. As for responding to these sick amoral money whores…well, they are programmed to push ones buttons. Their masters are becoming desperate…going after RT with BS charges, Twitter attack on RT, Russia consulate violations, the continuing voting BS, Russia and Trump, Kurdish independence, US trying to push CW BS through the UN…what’s next? The one thing it really does show is how scared they are. Bibi doesn’t know what to do next.

          • You can call me Al

            Agree fully. Catch you later.

          • You can call me Al

            Oh look its the other troll, here to defend retard 1.

          • Alex

            And all of those can be blamed on those who instigated the conflict, called for a regime change, provided aid to terrorrist groups etc etc and guess what it wasn’t Russia, no matter how hard you will try with the recent push against your own proxy Isis and make it look like of you are the saviour, people won’t forget your crimes.

      • Mauro Craizer

        US was in Syria long before RUS came, so Putin was responsible US invaded Syria few years before RUS came? You are trolling or you’re really slow. US has ZERO grounds to stay in post ISIS Syria. They didn’t go after al-Qaida, they peddled “moderate” lie narrative-exposed, they can’t jump on that train. And they will not succed to inflict another confrontation btw kurds and SAA. Game over for USA (Israel).

        • Jens Holm

          Too much shit from Yourself telling him making some.

          And Russia was there some with 2 bases and selling weapons as well. By the way they made 3 dams too.

          • You can call me Al

            Tick, tock.

          • dutchnational

            Do not let them provoke you.

            Everybody knows Russia has been a long time in Syria and US got only a few special forces on the gound late 2015 or so. Before, there were none. Just bombs being dropped on IS as of mid 2014 or so.

            They are baiting you, just ignore it.

        • Icarus Tanović

          He’s trolling.

      • Langaniso Mhlobo

        I support you it is indeed true.

      • Melotte 22

        Your stupidity is reaching new levels with every new post.

        • You can call me Al

          Block the fucker. All he and Jens have done is ruin the conversational thread; BLOCK.

          • Melotte 22

            Done

          • dutchnational

            As a commenter here, you cannot block anyone here. Otherwise you would have been blocked long ago.

      • You can call me Al

        Do you ever bore yourself ?

    • Jens Holm

      So USA will take oil by internet, ballons or barrels down Eufrat – or what.

      And Yes USA and We do as we want and can stay until the Federations is established and secured as a part of Syrria and in peace.

      I think You forget, that before ISIS it was Assads as nr 1 enemy. I know it shouldnt be handled by US troops, but they havnt made bases for no reason.

      • You can call me Al

        Hahahaha, you do make me chuckle.

        What federation of Syria, it isn’t happening or did your bosses just switch you on ?.

        “And Yes USA and We do as we want and can stay ” …..whahaha, I laughed so much, I almost wet myself.

        Assad was No.1 enemy to whom >?.

        Are you mentally challenged ?

        • Justin

          I don’t get to see Jens comments anymore because I blocked him due to his poor English! Is he understandable?

          • You can call me Al

            I must admit I thought I blocked it as well, but here it is:

            “From the INFOMOUS JENNNNNNNS HOLM ” …….crowed screams with anticipation……

            ————————

            “So USA will take oil by internet, ballons or barrels down Eufrat – or what.

            And Yes USA and We do as we want and can stay until the Federations is established and secured as a part of Syrria and in peace.

            I think You forget, that before ISIS it was Assads as nr 1 enemy. I know it shouldnt be handled by US troops, but they havnt made bases for no reason.

          • Justin

            hahahaha, thanks for the post!
            Yep, he doesn’t make sense at all!

            Damn, it’s as if you have to read what he says 2 or 3 times and then try to GUESS what he is trying to say!

          • You can call me Al

            LOL, I agree.

    • You can call me Al

      The beginning of the end has already happened, this is just another nail in the coffin of the US.

    • Justin

      Al-Bukamal is important! It provides a key transit route between Iraq and Syria therefore a land route between Tehran and Lebanon! This will be the blow that turns the tied in the Middle East! It means Israel can be contained instead of Iran being contained!
      So your advice to “keep calm” is not warranted!
      You know proxy war 2 is about to start and if u don’t know it then u need to think a lot harder! Al-Buckmal is SUPER Important!
      A sense of urgency is very much needed, not a time to sit and relax at all!

  • cliff

    Why Isis keep shorting it’s front by having all these deal with the Kurds and yet don’t give an inch to the Syrian government without a fight,it don’t take an intelligent person to have clear view of what’s is going on. It’s is the obvious the leaders of Isis who’s calling the shot are workers of the U.S, Isreal and Saudi Arabia.

    • Jens Holm

      I cant recognize any of that at all. which country/planet is it ???

      • slayern2

        Planet Uranus.. now go back there.

  • John Jensen

    SDF has no authorities – given by Syria’s legitimate Goverment – to fight any ‘wars’ on it’s behalf.. those guy’s can GO TO HELL – with it’s WARcriminal funders,, in Washington.

    • Solomon Krupacek

      in revolution the rebels shit on permissiona ;) and either is the government enough strong. or …

      • batavian01

        Soon the SAA will have done away with the majority of rebel scum, leaving them free to pursue SDF rabble that’s been kissing American ass and hiding behind ISIL skirts.

    • Langaniso Mhlobo

      Thank you really you hit the nail on his head.Which legitimate government order SDF to fight the Syrian fight.USA interferes in other countries affairs but accusing Russia for interference in its supremacist fat fuck albino head and Killery’s election.

  • RichardD

    Maybe the reason that we’re not getting any evidence that the SDF has captured the Omar fields, is because the Syrian government coalition didn’t stop at the east bank of the river and kept going and is in the fields with forward elements with ground and air fire support. There’s no question that with the amount of government fire power on the eastern front. That they have fire control over much of the Omar field, and can support forward redoubts in the oil fields that Isis, local tribes, or the SDF would have a difficult time dislodging. And that they’re not being publicised for security reasons.

    https://img.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_1484w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2017/09/25/Foreign/Images/2017-09-21T184818Z_737820651_RC11296781A0_RTRMADP_3_MIDEAST-CRISIS-SYRIA-DEIR-AL-ZOR.jpg?t=20170517

  • Manuel Flores Escobar

    SDF are going to take Al Bukamal border sent there by US godfather!..the purpose like in Al Tanf is to close Syria-Iraq borders!..Iraqi army should send troops there!

    • Jens Holm

      Rubbish. If a Federation comes, You all screem and shout those cant exist with closed border all around. That goes both ways.
      ¨
      Only idiot as Manuel Flores EscoYankeebar and like that can be argumetative like that in a total skizzofren context made by total censured propaganda training before birth.

      Could be a tapercorder at Your mothers pregnant stomack. Be stupid, You are a real Esco and we will long if we make Assad, Ördo and the other think, we are sheep.

      • Manuel Flores Escobar

        What are doing US troops and FSA terrorist in Al Tanf stupid?…I tell you…to keep Iraq-Damascus highway close!..

  • Keep it Real

    Its about time to ask PMU to help in a cross border action on that matter with russian aircover, you never know which ISIS Air Force will help!

  • Ma_Laoshi

    While people are pooh-poohing the viability of a Rojava that doesn’t control its borders, Syria is at serious risk of ending up just as badly off. Vlad, please keep in mind: whatever Bibi promises you for Al Bukamal can be easily retracted once American troops there are a fact on the ground. If Russia doesn’t watch out it’ll squander the chance to be seen as a worthwhile ally.

    • Jens Holm

      So if You put bread in Your mouth it comes out intact from Your other end right away ?

  • Terence Silvestre Jr.

    Ooh no.
    SDF involved in another race to win with all kinds of cheating and betrayals and lies?
    I hope the SAA and its allies will learn from their mistakes in the Omar oil field and unleash hell at once and immediately on Albukamal without waiting for ISIS to transform themselve magically in SDF active members and blow up the strategic goals of Syrian government and allies in that important border area.

    • Jens Holm

      They were not even close to Mullah Omar Field.

      Use better glue, if You want to put Russian fethers on Your skinny dirty chicken.

      • Terence Silvestre Jr.

        Again smoking crap while you comment on others comments, bad boy?

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  • Langaniso Mhlobo

    Russia deed very good job but it’s quick cease-fire and agreements without Syrian government presence or involments have complicated things.Right from the beginning Russia was supposed to pressure USA to stop operating and withdraw.SAA have really suffered many attacks from USA/ NATO and Israel in their own country.In many case’s this perpetrators used to say their had informed Russia prior to any incident.Honestly speaking Syrian air defences has been totally destroyed both by saboteurs and coalition.

    Stupid reasoning is Russia avoids WW3 or nuclear war.Both Russia and USA/NATO plus all the countries stands under same international law which USA abuses.

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  • You can call me Al

    “On October 28, US Army Colonel Ryan Dillon, spokesman for the US-led coalition announced during a press conference that the US-led coalition and the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are planning to launch an attack and to capture the last ISIS stronghold in Syria, al-Bukamal city”

    Hahahahaha – hey Yanks, please do take over the “al-Bukamal city” ……wait, wait, wait…..oh No!!!! – we have the PMU there, the SAA there, in out, in out and you shake it all about.

    You complete morons.

  • dutchnational

    SDF is doing very well in its advance eastward. They have setbacks by counterattacks, but overall they advance.

    SAA advances too, mostly more rapidly but they do not secure their flanks very well and are therefore very vulnarable to counterattackes. SAA logistics has shown severe shortcomings, most visibly in the lack of pontoonelements to be able to build more then one bridge.

    This has cost them the ability to take the east river bank in time.

    Given this shortage, their crossing the river north of Mayadin, if it ever happened, was a mistake.

    We will see what happens, but imo it is very unlikely SDF will try to cross the river near Al Bukamal. It is also unlikely SAA will be able to cross there.

    Perhaps both parties should be wise enough to concentrate on one side each and leave the powerplays for another time.

  • dutchnational

    Reading the comments here, I am apalled by the racist antisemite ranting by many commenters here and the low level namecalling.

    I am urging the SF moderators to reign in those kinds of comments and make a clear policy statement to have a minimum level of decorum here.

    An open forum should be open to all ideas and this one is partially closed by ranting idiots trying to bait commenters that are not pro SAA.

    I would like to read a SF comment on this.