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

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  1. janjak desalin
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    Sites reporting that Loyalist forces have taken Qarasi and Khan Touman.
    Breaking: Syrian Army, Hezbollah capture the strategic village of Al-Qarassi in southern Aleppo
    from: http://www.almasdarnews.com/article...gic-village-of-al-qarassi-in-southern-aleppo/
    By Leith Fadel on December 20, 2015

    Syrian Army, Hezbollah Capture Khan Touman in Groundbreaking Victory in Aleppo
    from: http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940929000703
    Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:32
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    Hezbollah, Syrian Army cutoff the Aleppo-Damascus Highway after seizing Khan Touman in southern Aleppo
    from: http://www.almasdarnews.com/article...after-seizing-khan-touman-in-southern-aleppo/
    By Leith Fadel on December 20, 2015

    Syrian Army, Hezbollah Fend off Militants' Counterattack on Khan Touman
    from: http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940929001128
    Sun Dec 20, 2015 3:43
     
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    Charles De Gaulle today again in action, arrived these days in the Gulf with her TF.

    CVN Truman arrive soon he crossed the Suez Canal 9 days after.

    FRA CHA.png

    All coalition missions require previously a factual identification with ISR aircrafts/UAV mainly, Atlantique 2 do it very long mission, 14 h during one he can identify up to 30 targets ! based in Jordan now.
    Eventually can carry 4 x 227 kg LGB bombs he have a laser designator with her cam.

    And each time every time that a tanker truck convoy is attacked there in an earlier release of leaflets to warn drivers.

    For pay attention to civilians they are not all for ISIS far from there fortunately ! and often heavily abused and more !

    A-400M presumably in Jordan carry log mainly ammunitions from France without stop one replaces at least 2 C-130/160 and more fast.
    FR A-400M.jpg
     
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    I've been very critical of the Loyalist forces strategy of attrition in the southwest Aleppo campaign, as we've seen big gains like these reversed in subsequent weeks. Nevertheless, with it, now, being winter in Aleppo, as temperatures drop and battlefield conditions worsen, the better supplied forces, and especially those whose supply chains afford them access to winter gear, will have significant operational advantages. Tents, heaters, heating fuel, boots, gloves, et c., will be of critically significance. Under those circumstances, these attritive battles will favor the Loyalists.

    It seems that this Fall Offensive will follow the pattern of the classical wars of Autumn, gain ground during harvest season and hold it for the season of scarcity. In the long-term (next six months/two seasons), this could get very interesting on the strategic level.
     
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    My new avatar is based on my proposed, post-civil war, New Syrian National Flag/Ensign.

    New Syrian Flag 2a.jpg

    Using historical context from : http://syriaflag.facts.co/syriaflagof/syriaflag.php,
    which provides this information:
    Syrian Arabic Republic Flag - Colors meaning
    Red symbolizes bloody struggle for freedom
    White represents bright peaceful future
    Green Stars represent Syria and Egypt, the two constituents of the short-lived United Arab Republic (1958-1961)
    Black symbolizes oppression,

    I propose a flag symbolizing an upward/positive progression from the much bloodshed and oppression of war through the healing of the blood through peace to a peaceful unified nation.

    I prefer the gold star to represent the unified nation,

    New Syrian Flag 2.jpg

    but the green has historic resonance in Arab national flag symbologies.
     
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    On Dec 5,
    Today, almasdarnews.com is reporting that:

    T-90 tanks help propel Hezbollah and the Syrian Army in Southern Aleppo
    from: http://www.almasdarnews.com/article...ollah-and-the-syrian-army-in-southern-aleppo/
    By Leith Fadel on December 21, 2015
     
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    yesterday
    now found a similar video:

    while waiting for what "my" Russian sources will have to say
     
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    is it true
    U.S. has mapped ISIS hiding spots, but won’t launch strikes for fear of civilian deaths
    ? source is The Washington Times:
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news...sis-propaganda-centers-but-wont-lau/?page=all
    etc.; size-limit reached
     
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    first of all, the new edition of "kot ivanov" map:
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    (should be "clickable", if it's not, you can go to
    http://dragon-first-1.livejournal.com/
    to see it)

    second, the most recent account by "Cassad":
    http://colonelcassad.livejournal.com/2532625.html
    (be warned it contains gruesome pictures, as somebody in the discussion below that blog noticed, all the dead were stripped of their shoes!)

    and on a side note:
    Yesterday at 5:45 PM
    ... and I think this is the view from the other side:
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    Government Forces not there yet, according to some recent Iranian map:
    [​IMG]
     
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    Curious normaly 4th Armored
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4th_Armoured_Division_(Syria)
    then a change but on your map Jura, 4 MK normaly confirm 4th Mech Div now

    And interesting about 3 years Army have 220000 pers now 1250000, half

    then logically same for Equipment

    A big decrease but no surprising desertion, change camps, losses... it is really in this area a true mess :D :rolleyes: also can be seen everyone get easy or almost a gun, mortar... the true Far West :eek:

    Bro your map interesting remains language problem... but you post big o_O
     
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    bro I think the Government Forces have to improvise a lot, for example I've read they organize what in the past would've been called Sturmtruppen if you know what I mean

    sorry if the map doesn't work you; I think the real language problem here is with the Arabic though, by the way now I noticed:
    https://twitter.com/islamicworldupd
    (not sure how credible that site is, but they also post pictures so it's not just babbling)
     
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