Marj Al-Sultaan: As I wrote a day ago, the army is about to take over the Marj Al-Sultaan Helicopter base from the terrorist hyenas. The rats are down to their last 3 built-up fortifications and those are only hours from being vaporized. Expect the announcement within 48 hours. Rat chatter is desperate and there are no reinforcements or resupply forthcoming.
Al-Mahaalij (Cotton gins): Now under full control of the Syrian Army south of Marj Al-Sultaan.
Nawla: SAA has intensified artillery attacks on the area surrounding the village after liberating it.
Al-Ruhba: Completely deloused both in the village and the surrounding rural area. The Syrian Army has eradicated 14 strongpoints formerly held by Nusra/Alqaeda and Jaysh Al-Islam.
Doumaa: ‘Alloosh’s hangout. SAA artillery blasted JI positions and struck a mortar launcher near Shukri Al-Quwwatli Street. A large store of ammunition reportedly went up in smoke.
‘Aaliya Farms: Syrian Army and SAAF assaulted positions of JI here destroying moving vehicles and killing several rats.
Al-Hijaariyya Farms: SAA assaulted JI positions killing these:
HOMS: Maheen should not have been lost to the rats. The SAA is now making up for that by delivering devastating aerial bombardments coupled with SAA ground maneuvers which have the rats blurting out epithets over the Western satellites they use to communicate.
The Syrian Army is also approaching, albeit slowly, Palmyra. It’s the 67th Brigade of the 18th Tank Division which is primarily responsible for the fighting. But the Eagles of the Tempest (Nusoor Al-Zawba’ah, a branch of the SSNP) is also there alongside Ba’ath Party militias (Kataa`ib Al-Ba’ath) and the PDC. They are moving out of Al-Bayaaraat toward the Palmyra Driving Education Center. They have killed these ISIS rodents and have identified their carcasses:
Nizaar Abu Shanab
Haajj Hassan Dayr-Ba’albaawi (An ISIS leader)
Al-Hadath Village: Completely liberated. It is 30kms from the International Highway between Homs and Damascus. From here, the SAA has begun the advance toward Maheen.
Hawaareen and Al-Qaryatayn: Intensified warfare here as the SAA is about to crush the ISIS presence.
LATAKIA: According to reports from our sources, hundreds of Nusra rats have fled the fighting for Turkey. More areas around Ghumaam have been liberated. A reported 36 dead carcasses and a huge cache of weapons and ammo seized by the SAA. A C&C HQ was also destroyed. These areas are now rat-free:
Kitf Al-Ghidr Hill
Kitf Al-Ghanama Hill
Summits 1149 and 1143 (3 pickups with 23mm cannons destroyed)
Bayt Abu Reesha
DER’AH: When the SAA isn’t gonna getcha, the rats will get themselves. Heavy fighting reported in the western part of Der’ah Province between Nusra/Alqaeda and Liwaa` Shuhadaa` Al-Yarmouk in the Al-‘Illaan area. Scores of rats are killing one another. It’s beautiful.
This just in: The leader of, Liwaa` Shuhadaa` Yarmouk” Muhammad Abu ‘Ali” Al-Buraydi, a/k/a “Al-Khaleel” (meaning: maternal uncle) was killed along with 8 of his most trusted leaders at the town of Jamla in the southwest of the province. Also killed was his aide, Abu ‘Abdullah Al-Jaa’ooni. They were struck by 2 Nusra/Alqaeda suicide bombers with the names of “Abu ‘Aa`isha” and “Abu ‘Issaam Al-Ansaari”. All told, there were 19 rodents killed in the episode.
Tafass: Harakat Al-Muthannaa Al-Islamiyya took it in the kidneys by their own incompetence. 14 rodents killed here while trying to assemble an IED.
CARTOONS OF THE WEEK SENT BY FRANCISCO MONTEIRO WITH THANKS TO LATUFF:
NEWS AND COMMENT:
Tony Cartalucci almost says what I wanted him to say about Hollande:
A possible volte face? Intibah Kadi sends this article about Hollande and the mess he has created:
Brandon sends us all these articles he has recently published:
Interview with Dr. Marcus Papadopoulos about that psycho, Cameron, and his desire to involve the UK in Syria airstrikes: