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Joene
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That is some great progress.
The rats are still able to supply eastern Aleppo, but their main route has now been closed. They should feel this effect

Yet, the toughest part is still ahead. Fighting in the city itself.

Anonymous
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I thought the same thing. Even if they will seal off completely Aleppo from Handarat to Al Layramoun the city it’s a hell of narrow streets, buldings (and tunnels), lanes. It will be bery hard. Have you noticed how much “Syrian Flags” are on the map? I don’t know, maybe somebody can clear me this doubt, but are those battalions? If only half of those would be free to push elsewhere it could gain some remarkable strategic gains. Just imagine those free to go in the Eastern Ghouta, Al-Malhea would be already in SAA hands and the pressure on the… Read more »
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Even with the force that’s engaging Aleppo and surroundings, it has been slow going for SAA. The other insurgent areas will still be there when SAA finishes clearing Aleppo, but increasingly handicapped by the interdiction of their resupply. SAA is doing just fine, and you noted yourself that Aleppo is a ‘hell of narrow streets, buildings (and tunnels), lanes.’ I’m sure that SAA has taken all that into account when determining its force requirements for the task. SAA has become very experienced in urban combat, and understands that guerillas normally die up 7-10 troops for every guerilla in action. I… Read more »
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Totally agree. Surely SAA knows what it’s doing and after over three years of urban warfare has become very specialized in urban counter-insurgency guerilla, basically paying them with the same money. The strategy makes sense to me: Aleppo must be encircled because the quantity of troops that are already blocked here is too high. With an ecirclment blocking all supply lines it could let to decrease the amount of troops for the siege.

Kjel
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I thought i could not load the map but the resolution of the map is getting better and better. Way to go. Looks like slow but steady progress. Thnx!

Ivan Vargas
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How the fall of Mosul will affect the war of Syria? some news sites and blogs said it will be a change of wave to favor of ISIS.

Chris
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Well, they just stole a lot of money from Mosul Central Bank and seized tons of military equiptment from Iraq. This will fund their jihad and ensure new recruits. Furthermore, there has already been a steady flow of insurgents going from more moderate brigades to ISIS.

But I think they will focus their resources on Iraq for now. The Iraqi Army has showed signs of weakness which has boosted the morale of ISIS. Eventually however, they will have a blowback effect on Syria. Maybe the assult on Raqqah should be postponed a bit.

freeman
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How could you use the term moderate???? you are repeating western media propraganda. THERE ARE NO MODERATE TERRORISTS!!!!

Josh
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I would imagine Chris just forgot to use quotation marks, though it is all relative. Some of the terrorists simply murder people while others cannibalize their victims. Some of the cannibals just eat the human flesh on the spot, while others smuggle it across the border to Turkey and serve it as kebab to German tourists in the beachside resorts…

freeman
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he did not forget it, because he said : ‘more’ moderate, implementing he agrees with the term…. Shame on him

Chris
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ISIS fighters are worse than the other insurgent groups. That was my only point regarding the word “moderate”. I agree, they are all terrorists.

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The fall of Mosul and the advance of ISIS in Iraq will benefit Syria, provided – and only provided – that ISIS is eventually defeated in Iraq.

Anonymous
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If ISIS will hit with that new arsenal of weapons (and money with new mercenaries) the Nusra front and its allies it would be only positive for the SAA.
More rebels in-fighting= more losses among them= relief for the SAA= More space for advancing without tenacious resistence= More freedom for brutal tactics like barrel bombs without the threat of No-FLy ZOne or similar from the U.S as they will never bomb/attack Syria if the “less moderate” extremist of ISIS have the upper hand.

Josh
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I’ve seen reports that Iran is ready to immediately deploy up to ten thousand soldiers to Iraq. I could picture a scenario where these troops would fight ISIS all the way to the Syrian border and then just keep going. This could be what finally ends this war…

Arklight
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According to Press TV, Mosul has been liberated by the Kurds while Iraqi ‘security forces” (term of art not defined) have cleared Kirkuk and are finishing up Tikrit. Other than the debacle at Mosul, the Iraqi military has been doing alright. The ISIS’ successful attack on Mosul made the Iraqi army look like a lot of sausages, so if you’re ISIS, don’t look for any quarter from here on in. IAF has also been actively engaging ground targets. I don’t know, but I suspect that somebody swindled ISIS into making a Hail Mary play designed to relieve the pressure on… Read more »
Canthama
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Arklight, I fully agree, this was a set up, a go and do it for ISIS, driven most probably by KSA and Turkey. Both countries have issues with Iraq and Syria. KSA is well known for their brainless rulers, tHey most likely paid to the Sunni leaders in the iraq Defence force at Mosul to open the gates so to speak, we all know KSA does not lime a Iraq under Maliki and non Sunni, it will do all they can to create a mess there and in Syria. Turkey wants to continue the oil deal with Iraq Kurds, this… Read more »
Edgar Palacio
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I wrote yesterday, the attack to the Turkey embassy was a false flag attack.

hans
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KSA is well known for their brainless rulers, tHey most likely paid to the Sunni leaders in the iraq Defence force at Mosul to open the gates so to speak

This is exactly what happened in Libya the fall of Tripoli. The general in charge of the defence was the cousin of Ghaddfi!, he was bought by Qatar. Arabs are tribal people, easily corrupted.

Anonymous
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obama now says – “I don’t rule out anything because we do have a stake in making sure that these jihadists are not getting a permanent foothold in either Iraq or Syria,”
the same jhardists that obama is supporting funding and training in syria
obama may use it as excuse to bomb syria – to stop the jhardist that he has been supporting
https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/24229055/us-pulls-troops-from-iraq-base/

M
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How that would affect the war in Syria?! The ISIS if FUCkEd! Why? Well the dumb cunts will now have to fight against Syria (Russia), Iraq (US) AND Kurds! Irony? Yes, there is a big one. US and Russia ALLIES?! Sure, they are in accord about ISIS so, in the regional manner, they WILL work together because it’s in the interests of both countries. Assad, you have to admire him… He already saw this opportunity to get another ally and offered his help to Iraq against ISIS. If he pulls this off nicely (and really help Iraq) that would benefit… Read more »
Morgoth
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nice one, way to go SAA! Really happy to see major advance to the west, Rashidin and towards Kafr Naha along with highway. It would seem a nice move now to capture all military bases and towns along Rashidin – Al-Quarassi- Abtin line, and then push on south / west towards Idlib / Saraquib. However, i admit i hoped to see Owaija district liberated already. it seems rats are giving all they got there, but with Handarat taken and only supply route left captured it will not matter anyway. Can’t wait to see fights moving to the other side of… Read more »
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hey ZIAD Isn’t is curious how ISIS storm the city of MOSUL in Iraq in the same way the did it in RAqqa in Syria? Without any resistance? It looks as an inside Job.. that they received help from either the same City or from people near the city.. in Both cases.. the Kurdish people , i will not be surprised if they conspired against Syria and IRAQ and allowed Isil to pass through their autonomous territory freely and used the terrorist as a buffer zone ,so that they could keep their Independence in their territory largely intact. But such… Read more »
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E

Kurds in northern Syria have been fighting pretty heavily against ISIS in the last year, though.

Canthama
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Very encouraging indeed, it seems is close to game over for the rats in Aleppo, with the highway taken it will be very hard for regular re supplies to get to inside the encirclement rats. It will be time consuming effort but controlable for the SAA to manage the battle for Aleppo, expect large desertion from the remaining FSA and IF, while suicidal efforts from JN.

PYD
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Looks like the Kurds are fighting the SAA!

cataro
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slow progress on the front face of Aleppo, however time is running against, and takfiris of ISIS can avail these successes and new weapons and mercenaries to go against Deir ez Ezzor ….May God continue to protect Syria and righteous men

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The Southern Surprise?

Jimmy Mook
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“The Southern Surprise” I was reading that North Korea is basically un-invadable because of a virtual Wall of tens of thousands of artillery cannons built directly into the mountain sides connected by a network of bases all along their southern border pointed directly at Seoul. It is predicted that the city of Seoul would be destroyed in just 30 minutes if they opened fire. I would assume that over the last 50 years or so Syria has built and designed a similar defense system along their southern border. Especially considering the threat posed by their belligerent neighbor to the south… Read more »
dudleydoright911
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Jimmy, this is true because Korea is fairly small and the artillery could destroy Seoul as it is stated. It is a built in stalemate. Here it isn’t quite the same as these guns aren’t pointed at amman, tel aviv, baghdad. SO in the korea case it works because they have their respective artillery pointed at each other’s head offices. That footage is of the grad attack on nawa after the savage horde was bussed out of homs if I recall correctly. The SAA has this well in hand. My concern at the moment is that this ISIS adventure in… Read more »
Morgoth
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Seems nice … imagine such an attack using some sort of powerful thermobaric bombs or missiles, whole towns could actually be incinerated in seconds. i’m not sure if Syria has access to those sort of weapons (i would say SAAF lacks those since they use cheap, but also effective barrel bombs), but Russia surely has a variety of those available.

When Syria is liberated it would not hurt to have something similar to this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FOAB , if nothing else it would make anyone think twice before attacking.

dudleydoright911
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There has been talk in past months of thermobaric bombs being used. In fact, Ziad reported last year than military intelligence got the drop on a huge ( then ) FSA meeting going on. They dropped a thermobaric bomb on the meeting which actually helped decapitate the FSA at the time, and turn the area there into scorched pork medallions.

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Christian-hating jihadists are poised to eliminate the Church in Iraq Mosul, Iraq’s second city, is now free of Christians for the first time in 1,800 years http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/2014/06/12/christian-hating-jihadists-are-poised-to-eliminate-the-church-in-iraq/ Aid to the Church in Need is reporting that Mosul’s Christian population, which had declined from 30,000 to 3,000 in the years following the 2003 US invasion, is now down to virtually nothing. They fled, along with half a million other people, from a terrorist group who had already carried out multiple beheadings and even crucifixions in the areas of Syria they control. ISIS are also notorious iconoclasts, destroying anything non-Islamic they can… Read more »
dudleydoright911
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The Christian footprint in Iraq is well on it’s way to oblivion already which begs questions about who the people who operate at the top really are.

As for this current campaign, again, it is too well organized and fits the media narrative too well to not be a psy op. Like I said, there is treason in the air in iraq, likely prompted by saudi money and lack of political cohesion and now the media is crafting a narrative which will ultimately be used to try to push something nasty.

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Frustrating game of inches isn’t it? Why doesn’t the SAA just bomb the roads leading to Aleppo? Seems cheaper to fix than bombing out the city. Or are they saving the road to use it themselves when they clear past Aleppo?

CHEVI789
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The later is correct, one of the most important things is roads, bomb them and even you can’t use them, sure you can go next to them but it would be a bumpy and slow ride.

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George Galloway Vindicated Over Iraq? http://www.youngherald.com/george-galloway-vindicated-over-iraq/659/ With the recent news that Sunni militants have seized two major cities in Iraq, controversial UK MP George Galloway – a staunch opponent of the US led invasion – is claiming vindication on social media. In one re-tweet he concurred that if George Bush and Tony Blair never ordered troops in to the country in 2003, destabilizing the region, there would be no way for the Islamic State of Iraq (ISIS) “jihadists” to gain a foothold this week. In another he links to previous statements he made claiming the West’s indirect support for the… Read more »
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Isn’t it strange how all these countries of Turkey, Iran, USA, Britain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, ‘Kurdistan’, Arab League etc are all in the same boat on the issue of ‘Isis’ invasion of Mosul. Yet no one even bothers to notice. All they care about is their narrow minded sectarianism, the so called issue of terrorism, propagating a victim mentality to be exploited by the West in order to extract ‘sympathy’, the damage done to the project of the ‘Shia Crescent’ (once again revealing their sectarianism), their discussing of foreign made political recipes to be imposed on Syria as a… Read more »
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In my opinion, about your two last points :
Christian POLICY is against the egoïstic western neo-colonialism, and asks internationally to pray for peace, which actually helped Putin to thwart the US-UK-France-FSA planned military intervention back in august. This has influence.
And about Christian COMMUNITIES, they are not ‘passive’ / ‘submitted’ but do give their share of brave soldiers in the SAA and NDF. Because they know that US-UN will never be fighting for christian values, but only for oil, demonocrazy and pseudo-human-rights °burp°.

SAA: THE ZERO HOUR IS HERE
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SAA: THE ZERO HOUR IS HERE
Proceed immediately: – Send a bird to Blow up the main ISIS centers in the city one last time – all before dawn. – Also before dawn, drop in 1000 soldiers somewhere secure east of city – At Dawn, Drop the leaflets saying: WE THE SAA ARE HERE – HELP US LIBERATE IT IN 24 HOURS IF YOU HEAR SHOOTING NEAR YOU, AND YOU HAVE A WEAPON, SHOOT THE ISIS ON-SIGHT WE ARE NEAR YOU AND TOGETHER WE WILL GET THEM – This is the time. All Eastern Aleppo forces are only 80 miles away from the action – join… Read more »
Anonymous
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There western media Reports IRAN already have troops in IRAQ helping the IRAQui army to take mosul back and protecting the capital.If Iran is allowed by IRAQ to help retake Mosul ,they can not only help clear northern IRAQ from Terrorist but also continue all the way to Syria in Raqa and help the Syrian Army to retake and seal the border with Turkey. Erdogan will not dare to bomb Iran.. knowing the consequences of going in a direct war against IRAN.

Moses
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Isn’t it sad… noone in the world wants to actually HELP. All military games. If you want to HELP, just support Iraqi civilians with money or stuff, regardless of their religion/background. Analogy to Syria- the “Friends of Syria” just want war, war, war. Noone cares about those people, analogy to Libya, which must be the hell on earth these days (except if you live like in Mad Max movies). Whenever I hear the words “help”, “protect”, “the poor children” by western governments, Turkey or the Arab dictatorships – I must vomit. All they want is to kill and destroy. US… Read more »
nini
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Moses, I frankly think we should blow this Planet up and make sure that life DOES Not regenerate.

Human Race is a Disgrace! People have lost it long time back!

Moses
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Yes Nini. But you sound like a ISIS nihilist now :). Or heroin addict. 🙂 No seriously- how could people vote, yes vote, for violence and terrorism? Because this is what “foreign intervention” means in practice. I think..- people just don’t care. The most aggressive politics derives from the US of course. And then you meet all those nice and friendly american individuals. Who just don’t care and are completely ignorant. But have basic faith in the Bushs and Obamas. Because they know militarily they are the strongest nation on earth. As long as they are “winning” they don’t care.… Read more »
Gracefull Human Being
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Nini should be a fine example to all human beings, blowing up herself first. Even more so if she’s able to take some salafi-hatebeards to Hades along with her.

Sicel Joe
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Things are really starting to heat up now and it seems that, with every passing moment, we are in an ever-engrossing de facto WWIII state. What may be confusing to the casual observer, however, are the movers, players and shifting alliances, some that would even defy conventional logic, for example as what is happening now in Iraq. It seems here that both the US and Iran may soon be fighting the same opponent, ISIL or ISIS, completely opposed as to their situation in Syria. What one must keep in mind though is: “cui bono” (to whose benefit)? The answer is… Read more »
Jovi
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Will Turkey start a fight with ISIL?

Paul S.
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20 years after 1984, the war with Eastasia persists…..

Paul S.
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30 years even… Shit, I’m old.

Moses
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Read media carefully!
They seriously suggest: Divison of Iraq and Syria. Or at least- Maliki must leave.
Imagine that, they report this after a terror group which is acknowledged as this, is using genocidal tactics.

Dark times ahead, it seems.

SharkKing71
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I have just seen Several USAF Fighters flying above Manama and is heading North into Iraq.They came from Isa Air Base located in the Southern Governate of Bahrain.

Kjel
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LoL Iran has two battalions fighting alongside the Iraqi army. They help in Tikrit and the defense of Baghdad. Now the US is bombing ISIS. Nice opening to let Iran talk to the US and finally settle there differences and work on stability instead of the opposite. Maby they can finally conclude were the real rotten apples are.

Victor
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Yes, its great to see countries working together for a change. I just hope the US doesn’t accidently bomb the Iranian troops like happened in Afganistan last week to American grunts..

Jason
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In a not so discreet comment John Kerry says: ‘we are LASER focused on dealing with the crisis at hand’. It looks like air strikes will be carried out to save the US political project in Iraq symbolized by its current chief gang leader Al-Maliki. Of course though the US will attach a price for its client by asking him to devolve power completely away from Baghdad and in effect divide Iraq along ethnic and sectarian boundaries.

dudleydoright911
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Recall Tony Blair aka Tony bLIAR having his hooks into Kurdistan, whatever that is years ago.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1261305/Iraqis-inquiry-Blair-Korean-tycoon-Oil-Minister-probed-corruption-claims.html

Your point is well made here. This is being done to serve an agenda. It came out th eUS was covertly flying drones there the whole time.. You don’t think they could have bombed the ISIS convoys like they do Pakistani wedding receptions and Libyan Petting zoos?

Victor
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If the US does start heavy air strikes against ISIL I wonder if Dr. Assad would agree to strikes against ISIL over Syrian territory by the US? I am sure it has been discussed at the Pentagon. .

dudleydoright911
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Hey Mentard, I was concerned that the extra chromosomes you were regrettably hatched with had proven too much and you had joined your terrorist brethren in hades.. Unwelcome back.

Mentat
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Thanks, dudley! That comment was censored due to containing satire beyond the mental limits of Baathist political cowards. For those who missed it, here we go again: —————————- After a lacklustre showing in the recent national polls, Nuri Al-Maliki, the Prime, Defence, Justice, Foreign, Interior and Underwear Salesminister of Iraq, has begun to adopt the spectacularly successful electoral strategies of his Syrian neighbour. A batch of Baath Party experts from Damascus has apparently been seconded to Baghdad since mid-2012 to advise his one-man government on best practices to consolidate power and win elections by at least an 85% margin, as… Read more »
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Mentat is a kabob selling immigrant terrorist Turk living in Germany. Someone behead him or deport him please

Tanya
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Inepto al-Maliki, seguro que escapará con el rabo entre las piernas por que los Iraníes se acobardaron de intervenir en defensa de sus hermanos Chiíes, el presidente de Irán no tiene valor para enfrentar a los terroristas y solo se limita a ladrar como perro que ladra y nunca muerde.

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