ISIS/ISIL conflict in Syria/Iraq (No OpEd, No Politics)

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    http://www.almasdarnews.com/article...c-hilltops-overlooking-the-idlib-countryside/:
     
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    During the major press conference today, at one point Mr. Putin was asked if (in Latakia a permanent) Russian Base is needed, and his lengthy answer ends with what I literally translate as:
    "What for would we need that base? If we want to get somebody, we will. There could be some reason for it,
    (still refers to the base)
    we should think about it. It's not necessary to take root there."

    (I took it from the entry
    12:51
    of the online report at:
    http://www.gazeta.ru/politics/2015/12/17_a_7974005.shtml
     
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    This Saudi anti-terror coalition coincides with Presidential candidates expressing popular opinions that ousting Assad in the face of ISIS would make things worse. That probably doesn't sit well with the Saudis since they want Assad out. The Saudis showing no concern for ISIS doesn't help them in an American Presidential election.
     
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    some of you might remember "kot ivanov" maps of Donbass from last summer (I sure do, as at first I did the fatal mistake of ignoring them LOL) and here goes the first edition for Syria:
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    (should be "clickable"; if it's not working, you can try
    http://dragon-first-1.livejournal.com/
    directly)
     
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    interestingly, I haven't seen any specific info since then from those directions, nobody boasting ... (until then there had been about a dozen of announcements from that area daily in the sources I follow) ... did both sides assume defensive positions maybe?

    by the way at first I didn't understand why, on videos I had seen, TOW missiles were spent on buldozers ... later I noticed anti-tank ditches around villages south of Aleppo

    EDIT
    I even checked the weather now, cloudy, 50 F or so
    http://www.wunderground.com/sy/aleppo
     
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    So good look daddy with 4 bombs of 250 kg free fall ofc :rolleyes: :=)


    Less " politically correct " with Russia and Syria ... and sometimes...
     
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    What do omryadoye and shel mean? Are there other words we should notice?
     
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    I believed you asked about
    • отрядов which here means Military Units (отряд would formally be Platoon, but who knows how for example ISIL troops are organized), and
    • чел. which here means Fighters
    For example you can see
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahin,_Syria
    close to Lebanon border, somewhere in the middle of Damascus - Homs line; the map puts ISIL (ИГИЛ) in this area: up to 10 Units, 850 Fighters
    EDIT
    by the way how the author could know? :)
    if you retype here (any way you can) what interests you, I'll try to figure it out, as I did above
     
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    Wednesday at 8:37 AM
    and it seems Rebels got Zorbah under control since then:
     
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