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The shaky stability established in Syria after the end of the Turkish attack on the Syrian Army in Idlib in February and March of 2020 has collapsed.
Just a day after the confrontation between the US military and the Syrian Army in the province of al-Hasakah, US troops deployed at the Koniko gas fields on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River came under rocket attack. According to local sources, at least 3 unguided rockets fell near US positions. Nonetheless, the attack led to no casualties.
A few hours earlier, two combat drones of the US military crashed in Idlib. Just ahead of the incident, pro-militant sources claimed that they had shot down 2 Russian drones in the area. Nonetheless, photos and videos from the ground immediately revealed that at least one of the crashed drones was an MQ-9 Reaper. Later, US media citing defense officials reported that the US lost two MQ-9 Reapers in a midair collision over Idlib. Many Syrian sources immediately linked the incident with the use of electronic warfare systems on US combat drones in the area.
On the same day, a Russian major-general was killed and two service members were injured after an improvised explosive device hit their convoy near the Al-Taim oil field, about 15 km outside the city of Deir Ezzor. The killed major-general was identified as Vyacheslav Gladkih. He served as Deputy Commander of the 36th Combined-Arms Army. In Syria, he was serving as an adviser to the Syrian Arab Army.
Recently, ISIS significantly increased the number of attacks on Syrian pro-government forces in the provinces of Homs and Deir Ezzor. The terrorist group is especially active near the cities of Deir Ezzor and Mayadin. It could be suggested that the group of Russian advisers was there to discuss the current situation in the area with its Syrian counterparts.
On August 19, local sources reported the simultaneous increase of military activity in the provinces of Idlib, Hasakah and Deir Ezzor. In Idlib, 3 Turkish military convoys crossed the border and moved towards the contact line between militants and the Syrian Army south of the M4 highway. Just recently, a joint Turkish-Russian patrol came under attack there, but Ankara is still set to protect al-Qaeda terrorists hiding there at any cost. In al-Hasakah, the Syrian Army is reinforcing it’s positions near Tell Tamr and in the countryside of al-Qamishli. In the provinces of Deir Ezzor, the Syrian Army and the National Defense Forces conducted several raids near the cities of Deir Ezzor and al-Mayadin. The recent series of ISIS attacks on positions of pro-government forces, including the death of a Russian major-general, will likely lead to a larger united effort of Syrian and Russian forces to track and eliminate the ISIS cells that still hide in the desert.
The conflict in Syria seems to have all chances to once again enter a hot phase with the provinces of al-Hasakah and Idlib being the main points of possible confrontation of foreign forces deployed in the country. At the same time, the ISIS threat in the central Syrian desert also remains an important destabilizing factor.
I saw Putin sitting in Idlib with a remote control. Any higher?
How funny you are. Or, think you are as long as you’re all tucked in behind what you’re convinced is a superpower protecting you. The opposite is true, it’s not a superpower any more, it never protected you it told you that to get you to give up your guns. Which you did, if you had them in the first place. US Government isn’t here to help, it serves another master, and that master wants you dead. Trolling for a terrorist organization is kinda’ risky, showing you’ve sold out to the Cabal. Good luck, Mr. Funny.
It would be far less embarrassing for the US to have said that Advanced Iranian Missiles shot down both US drones, than to say they crashed into each other,.
Man, you have a great sense of humor :-))
I heard that the remote was personally shipped to Putin from the pentagon via a US military transport plane that landed at Al Tanf then by road to Putin’s bunker by the CIA.
russia doesnt got the guts to do this its way to cowardly
Obviously, Russia crashed both drones in retaliation for US targeting their senior officers.
Far more likely than them running into one another. Never forget that no one illegally occupies countries like the US.
The video clearly shows one drone falling, wouldn’t have been hard to record a second falling drones if they had crashed into each other.
Nothing American officials say have made sense for going on 8 decades… Pompeo is indicative of who really runs Washington: The Intelligence/Gladio apparatus for the Round Table Groups.
When your top “diplomat” (America really has no diplomats, only henchmen) is CIA, there’s nothing else to say.
Pompeo and intelligence really should never be in the same sentence, lol.
Pompeo and obesity go together like ice cream and a fried Mars bar though.
hahahaha…. too true on both counts
and pompeo and poo – you know what, I’m going to start calling him PomPoo!
obviously russia is to cowardly to be behind this
Obviously, many Russians fucked your Nana during WW2.
They clashed, I immediately assumed that there was probably a drug addict in the control room, worried about injecting himself with some substance instead of doing his job, so I raise this hypothesis.
I’d be interested in the kind of drug that would let one aim two drones at each other with pinpoint accuracy …
It’s highly unlikely the drones crashed into each other as they have anti-collision systems upgrades:
Well we know the US Government lies involuntarily, like breathing… They take no accountability for anything, but take credit for most things they don’t actually accomplish.
if they “did” collide it was because Ru EW system hacked them. But people reported seeing missile smoke trails to both.
russia is to cowardly to be behind this so keep dreaming
haha ok, if you really believe that. They roasted over a 100 turks within a day back in February (numba 2 stronkest NATO army) :)
This is a Chinese Altair Aerial Blackhawk fully manual racing and acrobatic drone build in training configuration. With prop guards, and without external camera mount and extended length landing gear for the external camera.
There is an internal camera available that the front headlight can be swapped out for. In addition to training, the prop guards could also be useful for flying through the woods below the canopy in recon operations involving non conventional lifeforms like bigfoots or something from off planet.
I bet you one day people are going to start shooting porn with these things …
Eagle trained to take down unwanted drones. :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8kZupqPbJs
The chances of this happening by accident is like that of shooting a bullet with a bullet.
This had to have been a hack.
Russia downed them both. And more to come. SAA now have Strela manpads, so not even biych ass Erdogan won’t save you. You, Wahhabi filth.
It’s seems that what u just said is the truth nd seens logic cause the wahhabis bastards don’t hv the tec to down the drones ya it looks like the work of the Russian black ops. And for the zio false story of the so called invincible uavs collision if they are so weak that they collide with each other than how can they win wars for the zios.such foolish pathetic liars these Yankee zios are.hahahahaha.
russia is to cowardly to be behind this
U can’t run away from me Nastya
probably 2 American LGBT drones getting acquainted
Accident ! ;-)
Russia 2 U.S. 0
Each reaper costs 20M dollars, and they collided? The operators were probably watching porn at the same time. Oops. That’s $40,000,000 down the rat hole.
Sell your stock in General Atomics, sales will plummet.
russia is to cowardly to be behind this