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    Quote Originally Posted by asurfaholic View Post
    So is the race still going?

    Whys it taking so long? Don't we have like jets and helichoppers and $#@!?
    Trump with cover from ISIS won the race. But the hope is that Putin attacks the Trump backed rebels anyway.
    You can maintain power over people, as long as you give them something. Rob a man of everything, and that man will no longer be in your power. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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    Trust principles; not people.
    My Che avatar is my unique way of giving a big middle finger to the, the neocons, the globalists, imperialists and most importantly to the left and right political establishment who hate his guts till this day. My admiration for him ends where his anti imperialist pro communism ideology starts.

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  3. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by asurfaholic View Post
    So is the race still going?
    for the Omar deposit oil fields? Yes. (Much still 'up for grabs' on the east bank)

    Islamic World News- @A7_Mirza · 16 hod.
    Important advance in #DeirEzzor province
    #SAA Tiger forces advanced towards #Mayadin

    Ivan Sidorenko- @IvanSidorenko1 · 7 min.
    #Syria Reports going around #SAA & Allied Forces are 4KM away from Mayadin / Mayadeen & stormed Boqros Al Fawqani with fierce battles going

    Muraselon News- @Muraselon · 29 min.
    Video | Russian helicopters support Syrian army during the advance in Deir Ezzor

    Update | Syrian Army is 2 km away from largest ISIS bastion in Deir Ezzor

    Last edited by goldenequity; 10-06-2017 at 06:57 AM.

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    Al-Mayadeen (oil fields gateway)

    Breaking || Syrian Army Storms Al-Mayadeen in Dier Ezzor , Makes gains

    The Syrian troops – spearheaded by elite tiger forces – resumed its strict mission to seize the largest ISIS stronghold of Almayadeen city.

    Military source confirmed to Muraselon website that the Elite Syrian forces – Tiger forces, Supported by the Russian Air forces stormed Al-Mayadeen from the west Axis.

    The Syrian Army liberated Al-Rahba Castle , Oven and grain silos in West part of Al-Mayadeen,”

    Syrian Army keeps rolling in Deir Ezzor, liberates new points near ISIS capital

    In addition to the the advance by the Tiger Forces,
    the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Division and 5th Legion resumed their offensive along the eastern bank of the Euphrates River;
    they are steadily progressing south towards the Al-‘Umar Oil Fields.


    Unreal footage of the Russian missile strike that destroyed Al-Qaeda's ammo depot in rural #Idlib

    Quneitra (Golan Heights)

    Syrian Army advances in Golan Heights after renewing offensive

    Backed by Fouj Al-Joulan and Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra, the Syrian Arab Army’s 90th Brigade attacked the large hilltop of Tal Dhib’at,
    where they were confronted by a large force mixed of Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) militants. (al Qaeda/Nusra)

    Within hours of launching the attack, the Syrian Arab Army and their allies managed to capture Tal Dhib’at, forcing the jihadist rebels to withdraw towards another part of the Beit Jinn Farms.

    Since the jihadist rebels refused to accept a reconciliation deal in this part of the Golan Heights,
    the Beit Jinn pocket remains absent from any de-escalation agreement.

    As long as the jihadist rebels refuse to end hostilities in this area,
    the Syrian Arab Army will continue their field operations until the former reconsiders their decision.


    Al-Masdar News-@TheArabSource · 5 min.
    Syrian Army strikes back near Sukhnah, liberates strategic gas field

    Despite the liberation of the Al-Hayl Gas Field, the Syrian Arab Army still needs to clear the remaining areas occupied by the Islamic State east of the city.

    SouthFront- @southfronteng · 31 min.
    More Details About ISIS Attack On Syria’s Al-Qaryatayn And Situation There
    Pictures: Syrian Army, Russian Special Forces prepare to enter Quraytayn

    monitoring- @warsmonitoring · 26 min.
    Allegedly a members of Russian SSO/SOF on their way to Qaryantar driving/on BTR-82A and GAZ Tigr. h/t - @russian_Defence

    Al Tanf
    (US base/Jordanian border)

    ISIS Mobile Groups Use U.S. Al-Tanf Base For Raids Against Syrian Army – Russian Ministry Of Defense

    U.S. forces use refugees living in the Rukban camp in southeast Syria as a human shield, the Russian Defense Ministry has said.

    “Rukban refugees are de facto hostages, effectively a ‘human shield’ for the US base. Think about it, other than by Americans such ‘protection’ barriers are used in Syria only by those who they came here to fight, the terrorists,” Major General Igor Konashenkov said in a statement on Friday.

    Konashenkov added that 60,000 women and children who fled Raqqa and Deir Ezzor currently live in the camp. The spokesman also blamed the United States for preventing humanitarian aid to the area from Syria, Jordan and the United Nations.

    The Russian general added that the US base protected by the “human shield” has turned into a “black hole” on the Syrian-Jordanian border from which ISIS mobile groups conduct raids against Syrian government forces.

    “The Pentagon’s representatives have repeatedly stated that instructors from the US, the UK and Norway staying there under the cover of tactical aviation and multiple-launch rocket systems are training New Syrian Army militants. However, in actual fact, al-Tanf has turned into a 100-kilometer ‘black hole’ on the Syrian-Jordanian state border. Instead of the New Syrian Army, mobile ISIL [ISIS] groups, like a jack in the box, carry out sabotage and terrorist attacks against Syrian troops and civilians from there,” Konashenkov said.

    The spokesman said that the illegal establishment of the base there was publicly justified “by the need to conduct operations against ISIL [ISIS].” However, no information have been received about any US-led operations against ISIS during the six months of the base existence.

    Earlier this week, the Russian Defense Ministry said that the 300 ISIS members that had seized the city of Al-Qaryatayn deep inside the government-held area came from the Rukban area.



    Ground Footage (lest we 'arm chair generals' forget )

    Syria/Hama province

    Iraq/Kirkuk province
    Last edited by goldenequity; 10-06-2017 at 10:55 AM.

  6. #34
    Idlib Ceasefire Operation

    Good chance to see Turkish army (+FSA) entering Idlib tonight.

    Photo apparently showing Euphrates Shield fighters (FSA) preparing ahead of an incursion into Idlib backed by Turkish forces.

    This is anticipated....
    and part of the Russo/Turkey agreement to quash ISIS/Qaeda resistance
    and separate jihaddi 'warehouse' into
    compliant zone(controlled de-confliction zone)
    uncompliant/resistence zone for extermination.

    Hatay district Bab al-Hawa crossing

    Kurd/SDF v Turkey/FSA clashing over access & 'turf' is the 'wild card' in the coming operation about to launch.
    but... it 'should be' able to be avoided.
    According to 'plan'... the entry point will be SOUTH of the Kurd/SDF held territory
    from the lowest Turkey/Syria border crossing point in Turkey's Hatay district:

    It's been under preparation for over a month.
    Last edited by goldenequity; 10-06-2017 at 11:40 AM.

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    Ratline described, contractors named... (everyone knows Jordon is the funnel point being described/has been since 2012)

    US supplies weapons to radicals, not ‘moderate opposition’ — Syrian Defense Ministry
    1,421 trucks with military property and armaments between June 5 and September 15

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    In pictures: Russian Navy transports large number of soldiers to Syria

    A large number of Russian soldiers are en route to Syria to partake in the ongoing operations against the Islamic State (ISIS) in the Deir Ezzor Governorate, a source in Damascus told Al-Masdar this morning.

    The Russian soldiers were transported via the Ropucha-class landing ship, Azov, through the Bosphorus Strait to the Mediterranean Sea today.

    The Russian soldiers are expected to arrive in Tartous this week.

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    Pentagon calls Syrian general’s claims on US arms supplies to Daesh ‘ridiculous


    Oil for Weapons Ratline
    Syria Shows Evidence of Western-Made Arms Ending Up in Terrorists' Hands

    It also says that Daesh and al-Nusra Front terrorists were supplied with "rockets, rifles, machine guns, anti-air weapons, and even tanks in exchange for oil that the terrorists stole from wells in Syria and Iraq."

    After the liberation of east Aleppo and areas in the provinces of Homs, Hama, Aleppo, and Deir ez-Zzor, the terrorists of these two organizations also left behind weapons made in Bulgaria and Eastern European countries, apparently bought and delivered by the US. The Ministry pointed out that the discovery suggests that the US has been applying the very same pattern it used in Afghanistan in the 1980s, when the US and Saudi Arabia sent weapons to Pakistani intelligence, which ended up with al-Qaeda and the Taliban.

    The report specifically points out that Israel had also provided various types of weapons to the al-Nusra Front and other terror groups in Syria.

    The document says that these weapons ended up in the hands of terrorists, as evidenced by videos and photos that emerged in social media showing al-Nusra Front terrorists using US-made TOW anti-tank rockets, through the support programs of the administration of former US President Barack Obama, for the so-called “moderate opposition.”

    The Ministry noted that all the fighters of the so-called Free Syrian Army who were trained and armed by the US in Turkey in September 2015, later pledged allegiance to al-Nusra after entering Syria. The same happened with the fighters trained in Jordan, who ended up joining Daesh, and with large number of fighters from the Nour Eddin al-Zinki Movement, a rebel group which was supported by the US, which also joined al-Nusra Front.

    The Ministry specifically noted said that after the Obama administration lifted the ban on providing lethal weapons to terrorists, Saudi Arabia bought 15,000 TOW anti-tank rockets from the US at a cost of $1 billion. These weapons have been used by terrorists against the Syrian army since 2014.

    "The weapons purchased by Saudi Arabia from Central and Eastern European states are largely incompatible with the Saudi armament program and equipment, indicating that Saudi Arabia isn’t actually the final user of these weapons; rather they go to terrorists in Syria," the document says.

    Over two million CITY 4,000 rockets came from Bulgaria via Saudi Arabia and ended up in the hands of terrorists in Aleppo, it added.

    It also noted that on December 19, 2016, while de-mining al-Sakhour area in eastern Aleppo, various types of ammunition were found at the site, "including US-made ammo such as 60mm mortar rounds and grenades fired by launcher attachments for rifles."

    The document specified that among the confiscated weapons were Soviet-made guns which "were likely exported to the states of the Warsaw Pact in the past and were later purchased from these states." They ended up in the hands of terrorists "because of the lack of scrutiny about who is receiving them."

    "This is intentional and seeks to escalate the war in Syria, in addition to violating the UN’s Arms Trade Treaty of 2014, which states that it’s illegal to export weapons if there is a likelihood of them falling into the hands of terrorists," the Ministry stated.

    It ended the report by concluding that "geographic proximity and the lack of oversight of exports allowed some states to benefit from the arms trade, and in most cases this was done with the help of the US, which assisted its allies in sending weapons to Daesh and al-Nusra terrorists, among others, and provided high-tech weapons to escalate the situation in Syria. Therefore Washington is responsible for the expansion of these terror organizations in Syria."

    The Channels of Western-Made Arms Supplies to Syria

    Earlier on Monday, Gen. Ali Al Ali, chief of the main operational directorate of the Syrian army commented on the revelations, saying that Syrian radicals were supplied with weapons "bought under the Pentagon's program of assistance to US allies."

    Another Syrian army official, Walid Khali, told reporters that al-Nusra Front militants, who attacked Russian military police in Syria on September 18, had carried over 100 small arms and hand-held grenade launchers made in the United States, Belgium and France, which had been illegally delivered from abroad.

    In September, the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) issued a report, which revealed that Pentagon had been spending as much as $2.2 billion on its program to supply Soviet-style arms and ammunition to Syria via various contractors and sub-contractors in Eastern Europe and the post-Soviet states.

    The report revealed that arms factories across the Balkans and Eastern Europe have been "already working at capacity to supply the Syrian war," but "are unable to meet the demand."

    "The US Department of Defense (DoD) has turned to new suppliers like Kazakhstan, Georgia, and Ukraine for additional munitions while relaxing standards on the material it’s willing to accept," the document revealed.

    "The Pentagon is buying the arms through two channels: the Special Operations Command (SOCOM), which oversees special operations across all services of the US military, and the Picatinny Arsenal, a little-known US Army weapons facility in New Jersey," it said.

    The munitions are the transported by both sea and air from Europe to Turkey, Jordan and Kuwait. They are then distributed to US allies in northern and southern Syria by plane and truck, it stated.

    This equipment supplied to these parts of Syria, reportedly included firearms, mortars, AK-47 rifles, heavy machine guns, RPGs and various types of ammunition, it concluded.
    Syrian Defense Ministry publishes new evidence of US-led alliance’s support for terrorists

    Blood Drenched Criminal Drug/Oil/Weapons/Human Trafficking US MIplex is exposed & guilty six ways to Sunday. Not 'ridiculous'.


    Deir Ezzor

    Al Umar Oilfield: Al-Mayadeen encircled

    Al Tanf: 55km to us base

    Last edited by goldenequity; 10-10-2017 at 07:51 AM.

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    Syrian Civil War Map- @CivilWarMap · 47 min.
    ISIS recaptures Dahlab Water Station and Jafra Oil Field CPF from US backed SDF


    Syrian Army crosses Euphrates again, reaches strategic bridge

    Syrian Army dominates new areas occupied by ISIS in eastern Deir Ezzor

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    Last edited by goldenequity; 10-13-2017 at 05:51 PM.

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    Deir Ezzor South

    #BREAKING Al Mayadin has been liberated by #SAA forces

    With today’s liberation of the Islamic States (ISIS) de facto capital, Al-Mayadeen,
    the Syrian Arab Army is in prime position to liberate the Deir Ezzor Governorate’s largest oil fields.

    The Al-‘Umar Oil Fields have been one of the Islamic State’s most important revenue streams;
    its liberation is now one of the Syrian military’s top priorities in the Deir Ezzor Governorate.

    In the coming days, the Syrian Arab Army will clear the Islamic State’s last pockets in the provincial capital
    and then shift their focus to the Al-‘Umar Oil Fields, where they hope to reach this site before the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

    Breaking: Syrian warplane lands at Deir Ezzor airbase for first time in years

    Deir Ezzor North

    Syrian Army begins new offensive on eastern Euphrates shore

    BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:25 P.M.) – Forces of the Syrian Arab Army on the eastern shore of the Euphrates River
    have begun a new push, assaulting two ISIS-occupied towns north of Deir Ezzor city.

    According to military sources, units of the Syrian Arab Army on the eastern bank of the Euphrates
    started an offensive this morning to drive ISIS from the towns of Janenah and Husanyah.

    Syrian troops jumped off from their positions around Hatlah Fouqani which was liberated yesterday.

    Furthermore, other units of the Syrian Arab Army began to attack ISIS inside Deir Ezzor city itself
    and are currently advancing towards the district of Ummal.

    Deir Ezzor US/Kurd

    Horrific images: ISIS executes Kurdish fighters at oil field in Deir Ezzor

    (A situation you don't want to find yourself in.)

    DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:50 P.M.) – Around a dozen members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) where slaughtered in broad daylight
    as the Islamic State retook the Al-Jazrah oil field on Thursday,
    a key site that is located in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.

    A series of photos by Amaq Agency covering the incident shows ISIS vehicles
    gathering for the counter-offensive before overwhelming a handful of positions adjacent to the Al-Jazrah oil field,
    killing or beheading all captured SDF fighters on the spot.
    Last edited by goldenequity; 10-14-2017 at 11:53 AM.

  15. #42
    RT Arabic reportage from the liberated Mayadeen. Stockpiles of ammo captured:

    Deir Ezzor:

    Current map - east bank of Euphrates river:

    Syrian Army kicks out ISIS from another 4 villages in Deir Ezzor

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    Breaking || Russian forces enter key oil field in Eastern Bank , Dier Ezzor

    Konoko oil fields east of Euphrates... and Al Ezba oil fields as well.

    According to reports from Dier Ezzor , the Russian Forces have entered Koniko oil factories –
    which are under SDF control – located in Eastern bank of the Euphrates River .

    The Russian forces Have entered Koniko oil factories as part of a “reconnaissance mission”,
    those forces comes from the Russian Reconciliation Center in Hameemim .

    This mission is part of an agreement being made in Qamishli between the Russians, Syrians and the Kurds ,
    The field may be handed over to the Syrian government, reports said.

    Earlier this Morning , a Russian political figure has arrived to Qamishli , and met Kurdish leaders

    Kirkuk = now Rojavan Kurds understand they need to negotiate with Russia and Syria

    Syrian security chief Ali Memluk, Russian Deputy FM Bogdanov and PKK leader Karayilan met in Qamishli/Syria.
    Ali Mamluk, Russian Deputy FM & Chechen advisor Ziad Mohamad al-Sabsi met with PKK & PYD/YPG leaders in Qamishli

    Three issues were discussed:
    - Future of YPG
    - Future of US bases in YPG held areas
    - Political solution for Kurdish question in Syria.

    Meeting discussed future & role of YPG in post-war Syria, situation of Syrian Kurds, political system/governance + fate of US occupation

    Russians are hoping that dialogue will continue under auspice of Hmeimem reconciliation center


    Photos released today allegedly showing some of the weapons/Ammunition captured from ISIS in Mayadin / Mayadeen

    (compliments of Silkway Airlines)

    Syrian Army seizes huge ISIS arsenal weaponry

    Golan heights

    Muraselon News- @Muraselon · 19 sek.
    BREAKING: Israeli military shells Syrian positions near Golan heights

    According to military source, a Syrian Army position located in Al-Qunaitra province
    has been hit by Israeli shells, no causalities were reported so far.

    “The shells that fired from west of Abo Al-Nada hill in the occupied Golan Heights
    landed on an Army’s battalion in Qaws Al-Sindiyanah area in Qunaitra province”



    Russia's actions in Syria offer alternative to overconfident, destructive policy of some countries - Putin

    Russia, Iran want all countries to unite to fight terrorism - Russian Foreign Ministry

    Muraselon News- @Muraselon 2 min.
    Over 1Mln Syrians Return to Their Homes Since Start of Russia's Operation.

  17. #44
    RusSyrianWariors- @Ruswariors 8 hod.
    #Aleppo opening of a monument to heroes - fighters against terrorism. #Syria #Russia #RuAF #SAA

    Aleppo west

    Ivan Sidorenko- @IvanSidorenko1
    #Syria #Aleppo #WesternAleppo #SyAAF are now in the skies bombing Al Rashidin / Western Aleppo CS area & Heavy Artillery/Rocket Bombardment

    Ivan Sidorenko- @IvanSidorenko1
    #Syria #Aleppo Missiles Strike & Shake al hamdaniye district & heavy clashes in surroundings of area from Al Rashidin Direction

    Ivan Sidorenko- @IvanSidorenko1
    #Syria #SAA repel an attempt by the militants to infiltrate the air defence brigade SW of Aleppo & the missile launchers are still non-stop

    Aleppo north: (Al Bab)

    Muraselon News- @Muraselon
    In Video | Russian choppers landing in SDF-held Meng Airbase in northern Syria

    Wael Al Hussaini- @WaelHussaini
    #RuAF Ka-52 over the city of #AlBab #NorthAleppoCS


    Al-Masdar News-@TheArabSource 2 hod.
    Breaking: Syrian Army reaches Al-Omar Oil Field in east Deir Ezzor

    Wael Al Hussaini- @WaelHussaini
    That was fast
    SAA captured Al Omar oil field the largest oil field in #Syria.

    Prior to the Syrian War, the Al-Omar Oil Field contributed to about one quarter of Syria’s oil production.
    It was captured by ISIS militants in mid-2014.

    Wael Al Hussaini- @WaelHussaini
    That was fast
    #SAA captured Al Omar oil field the largest oil field in #Syria.

    Military Advisor- @miladvisor 8 h
    Reconnaissance quadcopters, personal equipment, UAV's, electronic equipment captured by SAA from ISIS in Mayadin city.

    more ISIS weapons cache


    US State Dept. Admits Nusra Front Terrorists Use Chemical Weapons in Syria - MoD


    Russian Pacific Fleet warships call at Philippines’ Manila
    Russian large anti-submarine warfare ship calls at Egyptian port





    Shoigu still sojourning in Israel

    NATO opens new espionage center in Krakow

  18. #45

    24 Resistance Axis- @Syria_Hezb_Iran
    SAA starts AlbuKamal OP from Mayadeen, liberating #Mahkan & #Quriyah villages(50+ kmē) on #Euphrates right bank.

    The town of Al-Asharaha is about the last "major" village until they reach Al-Bukamal.

    I think the SAA may time their border operation together with the Iraqi PMU/security forces.
    ISIS will have no other alternative than to split their forces.
    It will make things somewhat easier for both of them.

    I've heard the populations of Bukamal and Qaim themselves aren't exactly the most cooperative bunch.

    It looks like the Syrian/Iraqi border will be their last stand.

    It would help if the SAA would finally capture the patch of desert stretching from Sukhna to the T2 pumping station...
    If they want to avoid any future distractions (infiltration attempts) coming their way...
    And keeping a closer eye on what happens near the border crossing of Al-Tanf.

    Al Omar

    Wael Al Hussaini- @WaelHussaini 17 hod.
    Confirmed 100% #SDF didn’t capture Al Omar oil field
    And the #SAA has it under full fire control with full surveillance.

  19. #46
    ISIL’s last stronghold in Iraq comes under direct assault by Iraqi forces

    Iraqi forces liberate more than 21,000km2 of territory near Syrian border

    Backed by the Popular Mobilization Units (Hashd Al-Sha’abi) and Federal Police,
    the Iraqi Army managed to reach the southern outskirts of Al-Qa’im this past weekend

    Al-Qa’im (Iraq/Syria border)

    Al-Qa’im was first occupied by the Islamic State during their campaign in the Summer of 2014

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