Spokesman for the Syrian High Command for the Army and Armed Forces announces the official liberation of Al-Sufayra indicating that the road to Aleppo is now completely clear and that the terrorist hyenas in the eastern rural area of Aleppo will soon be devastated. Supply trucks have been seen hurrying toward the great northern capital with medicine and food. The spokesman also urged all “misguided” young men to take advantage of Dr. Assad’s Amnesty Executive Order No. 70/2013 and turn themselves in to the authorities before it’s too late.
Citizens of Al-Waaha, next to Al-Sufayra, stream out to greet the Syrian Army after its overpowering defeat of the FSA and Takfiri militant rodents in this very important crossroads.
Bandar Bin Marmoset could not be unhappier. SyrPer has received a note from Monzer in Damascus indicating a serious rift developing between the Saudi Intelligence head-ape and Turkey’s own chief of the MIT, Hakan Fidan. It appears the Saudis are not happy with the course of their war and that Bandar is feeling particularly vulnerable as many possible heirs to the crown begin to find fault with his leadership of their normally useless General Intelligence Directorate. SyrPer still predicts his imminent downfall and execution if he is not able to make his escape to the U.S. (See our coverage below of Turkey to get a full picture of how badly Saudi Arabia and Turkey are coordinating efforts.)
See the map here for the geography. Scroll upwards to Aleppo and you will see Al-Sufayra to the southeast of the city:
More photos from Al-Sufayra area showing people in Al-Waaha celebrating the end of the plague of rats from Jabhat Al-Nusra and the FSA. Note the demonstrations were organized by the Residence Schools Association of Al-Waaha. The events were attended by Aleppo’s governor, Al-‘Aqqaad, and many military officials.
Names of rodents killed so far in Al-Sufayra are available in short lists due to the nature of the clean-up process and the difficulty in identifying foreign grubs. Here are some I have received over the last 2 days:
The actual number of dead rodents in the battle to liberate Al-Sufayra may be over 500. Many terrorists escaped to the north or the east and are at large.
Wael writes that an estimated 40% of the rodents were foreigners.
TURKEY: SHIP BOUND FOR SYRIA WITH AMMUNITION AND ROCKETS IS STOPPED AND SEIZED IN TURKEY
SyrPer believes that Saudi Arabia and Turkey are having a serious problem working together. Turkey’s government is led by Recep Tayyip Erdoghan whose own affiliation and sympathies for the Muslim Brotherhood are well-documented. Saudi Arabia is a virulent enemy of the Muslim Brotherhood and is working hard to buttress the military government of Egypt today by guaranteeing financial assistance to it in another demonstration of the schism which afflicts Saudi/American relations today. But, Turkey is struggling to deal with its own Frankenstein monster – a beast it created with its support for armed terrorists in Syria; and its a menace that is now turning against its creator. Turkey is engulfed today in a wave of foreign militancy that threatens its own security. The Turk-inspired war against the Syrian people has taken too long and there may be little appetite today for its continuing and becoming more metastatic.
Witness the confiscation of a ship from Egypt containing tons of ammunition and rockets which was docked at Eskenderoun (Hatay Province of Old Syria) and seized by Turkish officials. SyrPer has learned that the order to detain the ship and arrest/interrogate the crew came straight for the MIT – presumably Hakan Fidan whose own future now is at risk because of the mess in Syria. That ship was paid for by Saudi intelligence chief Bandar the Orangutan whose plan was to have the weapons unloaded and delivered to the FSA in Reyhanli. According to Hurriyet, 2 crew members have admitted that the materiel was to be taken to the FSA. SyrPer has learned from a note sent by Aslan in Gaziantep that the shipment was ordered by Saudi Arabia.
There can be no question that this setback to Bandar’s plans will scupper the relations between Ankara and Riyadh. Ankara seems to have the impression, well-founded, by the way, that Saudi Arabia has no clout any longer and is going to become an entity of the past tense soon enough. With Turkish-Iranian relations on the mend and moving toward more profitable ventures, SyrPer believes that Iranian oil and energy will supplant any such commodity from the Saudi Arabians and render the sheikhs of the pre-medieval kingdom no more valuable than the old nobility of Hawaii.
The fact that the Turkish military command has tried to re-engage its Syrian counterpart in fighting the ISIS and J.N. is proof that Erdoghan’s calculations have changed. Do not be surprised if FSA accommodations in Apaydin become somewhat less inviting. The news hinting at FSA cooperation with the SAA may be a result of this Saudi-Turkish falling out. Watch it very carefully.
2 GENERALS AND 710 OFFICERS RESIGN FROM THE TURKISH ARMY IN PROTEST OVER ERDOGHAN’S POLICIES AND PERSECUTION OF MILITARY HEROES. Watch this also very carefully as Erdoghan is now facing a Janissary insurrection that might threaten, not only his miserable Islamist party, but the actual unity of Turkey, as a republic.
SyrPer Prediction: With Turkey moving away from the coalition to unseat Dr. Assad, watch British P.M. Cameron try to take his place. This is because of Britain’s huge indebtedness to the Saudis and their lame brained allies in the Emirates. He is under immense pressure to do what the Americans would not. This does not augur well for Cameron.
WILE E. COYOTE MOMENT: (Thanks to Michel)