TIGER FORCES AND ALLIES MAKE A BREAKTHROUGH IN EASTERN ALEPPO PROVINCE; ISIS LOSSES PILING UP IN DEIR EL-ZOR; SAA HAS FIRE CONTROL OF ‘AYN AL FEEJA SPRING

“Exclusive to Syrper” by Canthama

 

ALEPPO

The Tiger Forces have been slowly advancing in the eastern Aleppo countryside for the past few days during which they liberated over 6 villages: Rasm Al-‘Alam, Mushayrifa, ‘Aabid, Afreen, Barlaheen and the critical village of Shaamir, the bottom point of the triangle Shaamir-Marraan-Sooraan, the 3 most important villages in all the so called “Sooraan salient”.

 

Map credited to Islamic World News @A7_Mirza

Last night the Tiger Forces liberated Sooraan (map above), placing enormous pressure on ISIS defenses in nearby villages, resulting this early morning in the further liberation of 6 more villages: Marraan, Sarja Sagheera, Tunbur, Haleesa, Haj Hassan and Sarja Kabeera. Though some combat is still ongoing on their outskirts as part of an ISIS defensive line collapse and retreat.

 

 

Analyzing the last Eastern Aleppo advances by the Tiger Forces, it is possible to conclude that there is a preference for driving the fiercest attacks through the available roads. Confirming this assumption, it is possible to conclude that the following villages will be liberated very soon:

Dir’ay

Wurayda

Waadi Al-Rajj

Sahl Al-Rasm

Umm ‘Adas

Khaan Ufra

Dayr Antah

All of the above villages will be targeted for liberation the next day or so in order for the main forces to advance toward the probable future front line at Sirbus and Al-Madyoona villages.

 

DEIR EL-ZOR

 

With bad weather in Deir El-Zor during the weekend, there was a  limitation placed on close air support (CAS), which opened up the opportunity for high altitude bombing by the strategic bombers of the Russian Air Force on Saturday. They were aiming at the rear-guard of the ISIS terrorists, destroying convoys, terrorists’ gatherings and camps. The effectiveness of the bombing was felt by a reduced ISIS activity in storming SAA’s positions.

 

Map credited to The ‘Nimr’ Tiger @Souria4Syrians

 

There are many maps from the supposed front line in Deir El- Zor, some with a large gap between the two pockets, though it is very hard to have maps on a fluid battle front. I found the map above a most likely picture of the Deir El-Zor total pocket. The critical Workers’ Housing District is an isolated pocket still held by the SAA with the N4 highway clearly contested and with both the smaller Al- ‘Arabi and Maysaloon districts under partial ISIS  control at the N4, which in fact creates a virtual cut-off from the airbase making these areas the focus of fighting at the moment.

The main fights yesterday and today were at the Panorama roundabout and the main cemetery, the former resisting well to all assaults, the latter an extremely fluid area due to its vital status in the overall battle for Deir El-Zor. Most of the air attacks are happening at this very same area.

In the past few days several cargo deliveries were either dropped by parachute from large airplanes or landed through helicopters (mostly reinforcements).  This is the on-going life line for the SAA and allies at the moment. 

Though the estimated 120,000 civilians in Deir El-Zor are still going through severe deprivation in food and goods as has been the case for over 4 years, and being driven to extremes at the moment, the moral of the citizenry continues to be very high, with several videos and pictures of civilians arming themselves to help the SAA and allies in any way possible to resist the advance of ISIS. 

Time is critical for the Deir El-Zor pocket. The current situation, though stable, is still risky. The SAA has not received armored vehicles to replenish its losses for at least the past 2-3 years and the dwindling number of tanks and BMPs makes it harder to counter-attack in the desert.

 

WEST GHOUTA-WAADI BARADAA

 

The Republican Guards and SAA have reached the outskirts of the main ‘Ayn Al-Feeja water spring, though fighting remains intense. They have fire control of it which means soon all ‘Ayn Al- Feeja will be liberated and the engineers will be able to work safely to resume the water supply to Damascus.

 

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I thought there is currently a peace treaty with buses at the Damascus water catchment?

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The claim that ISIS are former Saddam Republican Guards seems very unlikely. Firstly Saddam was secular i daresay his elite troops were as well. Also why would Saddam’s followers attack Syria and help Israel? Sounds like smoke and mirrors

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Good news from Der ez Zor. The SAA has advanced inside the critical cemetery and now controls most of the hills inside it, the map below (cross marks the point), shows the most important of those hills, just south of Pullman bus station. Though this is a small advance, it clearly indicates a shift from defensive to offensive regarding the SAA efforts in Der ez Zor. http://wikimapia.org/#lang=pt&lat=35.322059&lon=40.130653&z=15&m=b It is still early to conclude major map changes but some possibilities become reality after the latest gains: 1) Pullman bus station and al Arbi district become now under fire control from 2… Read more »

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Good news from Deir Ezzour but Canthama points out again the need to replace losses of equipment and the whole area needs to be rid of ISIS and the airport reopened. After the US backed ISIS retook Palmyra a US general said Russia-Syria-Iran have to take care of that “or else we will” or words to that effect. That can be taken as a threat to destroy Palmyra by air strikes if Syria and allies don’t commit their forces to Palmyra. In other words, keep your forces tied up west of Palmyra while we attack you in Deir Ezzour, or… Read more »

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Give em death or give em well death again!!!! Death it is!!!!

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Thank you Ziad for the News, Looking avery day for them . Free Palestine

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Apparently Trump will announce the moving of the US embassy in Israhell from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on Monday.

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Good….it looks like multiple advances against Daesh are being spearheaded, as they are stretched on many fronts and many small towns are poorly defended and can be easily won back, esp around Aleppo and al-Bab. Meanwhile Idlib rebel infighting continues – the Astana talks will only widen differences (which could be one strategy for the talks in the first place). Both US and Russian air forces are droning/air striking leaders and harassing terrorists there, as well as the Syrian air force. To place a chokehold on al-Bab and free this region of Daesh, it would be imperative to not only… Read more »

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In a surprise move, the Republican Guards advanced from Khanaser city westwards, toward al Hass plateau. Still unclear the objective of this approach, but the involvement of elite storm troop such as the Republican Guards (same unit that successfully stormed Khalidiyeh, al Layramoun industrial district and Bani Zaid in NE Aleppo), is a guarantee of an important offensive, maybe the liberation of al Hass plateau to create multiple roads to Aleppo vs Khanaser road only (see last map).

http://wikimapia.org/#lang=pt&lat=35.818370&lon=37.463036&z=12&m=b&gz=0;374472427;357722826;518417;743390;401687;829656;75531;565263;13732;350900;0;169899;0;169899;65231;11142;181961;0;192260;395447;212860;439993

https://twitter.com/Syria_Protector/status/823215149859344385

http://wikimapia.org/#lang=pt&lat=35.896838&lon=37.366562&z=11&m=b

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Paveway IV who sometimes posts here has this on MoA, scary to think about but not beneath the criminals, slow destruction of Tabqa dam. Weirdness at Tabqa Dam. Reservoir (Lake Assad) as suppose to be very low, but people are reporting flooding downstream as far as Deir Ezzor because ISIS has started releasing water. Current winter rains should have had little effect – the dam took years to fill and Turkey cut flow a decade ago. It can’t possibly be filling up more than an inch or two from previous levels. ‘Activist’ twitter account Sound and Picture ‏@soundandpic said the… Read more »

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East Aleppo MAP 22/01/17.SAA take control Suran,Marran,Sarja Kabira & Saghira,Tunbur from ISIS.

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Map courtesy miladvisoir

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1 thing won’t change…

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Obama’s peaceful unarmed protesters…. Slick Logic Matters.... These are the people he said not to use violence against..

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So far, today has been extremely positive for SAA and allies all over Syria. 1) Smashing victories in Eastern Aleppo, several villages liberated and much more to come on Monday, the cauldron formed around Sirbus is not sustainable, this town is most likely the next target, once it is flanked, all other villages inside the cauldron will fold and ISIS will have to retreat. http://wikimapia.org/#lang=pt&lat=36.302330&lon=37.374115&z=14&m=b 2) Report from Wadi Barada says there are only 200-250 mts from Ayn al Fijah to be liberated, meaning this town will be rat free on Monday-Tuesday and water will flow back to Damascus as… Read more »

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As mentioned in the previous thread: high water levels of the Euphrates River.

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Thanks for the update Ziad. I was reading over the weekend can’t recall from where . I was wondering if u could confirm the following rumours. It has been rummoured that the Kurds in hasakah have closed of the whole area of the agricultural /airport /airfield. and that Pax=americana CB’s are enlarging the airfield to mi.litary grade runways . The whaington consensus army/airforce are trying to make it larger and r planning to use it as field/storage / and airport to support the Kurds/SDF or whatever the anglo-zionist happen toi rebrand them as. . The article was alluding in a… Read more »

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Why dont these smucks move to saudi arabia and live in their haram if they like it so much and leave the rest of us to live our lives? I have no wish to live under their laws or rules or want their help to change mine. These extremists on multiple levels want everyone else to accept their way of life and deny others the very same rights they say is denied them except they want to take away the rights of others and only have their own ways to be followed by everyone.

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Syrian Republican Guard Gen. Issam Zahreddine with his men as the advanced against Daesh in the cemetery in Deir Ez Zor today(22/01/2017)

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Syrian Army defenders of Deir Ez Zor Military Airport from Daesh terrorists (22/01/2017)

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The takfiri terrorists have lost steam. With the additional depletion of takfiri terrorists and their foreign sponsored armament, the SAA + Allied Forces’ resupplies and reinforcements will strengthen the defenses and help prepare for future offenses.

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Fath Al Sham is no longer useful to the Turkish authorities who initially funded and armed the group.

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HELL NO, WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU THINK? KILL OUR PEOPLE FOR 6 YEARS AND THEN UNITE WITH US? FUCK OFF WE’RE GONNA EXTERMINATE YOU ALLسوريا added,

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Hezbollah has reached the BORDER!

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SAA Republican guard begins new operation in Al-Huss plateau west of Khanaser, S Aleppo, making new advancement.

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Reports that the US is now giving Russia bombing information on ISIS, and also US planes coordinating with Russian and Turkish Planes to bomb ISIS locations in Syria. It has begun!