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

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  1. delft
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    From the BBC website:
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35182306
    So not only the Daesh fighters but also those of Al Qaeda are to be evacuated, making Damascus a lot safer. Is it now only Jaysh al-Islam that remains to be destroyed?
     
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    No Russian close to the Front yes :) Syrian confirmed
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    Delivered sure but how many ???
     
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    A good tactic on the government side, eliminate the "moderate" first to weaken the opposition on the future negotiation table, then finish the radicals on the battle ground, very good practice of devide and defeat, good prioritization.
     
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    In a very intriguing development, it seems that SAAF (AF), RuAf, and unspecified Loyalist Forces have beaten YPG and SDF forces to the objective of the Tishrin Dam. Only a week ago, some sources reported that YPG and SDF were on the verge of taking this objective. However, as reported, below, the relationship between SAAF, RuAf, Loyalist Forces, and YPG may be more cooperative than competitive and more complementary than contradictory.
    Aleppo's Strategic Tishreen Dam Liberated from ISIL Control
    from: http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13941005001442
    Sat Dec 26, 2015 6:44

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    Man, the pace of both Loyalist Forces operations and the succession of victories, both tactical and strategic is quite impressive, of late. Cumulative effects, baby; cumulative effects!
     
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    This map better contextualizes Tishrin Dam in geographic relation to other recent objectives (I'm a stickler for context-in-depth).

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    Based on its distance from even the Loyalist Force's easternmost successes in Aleppo Province (the distance from Dayr Hafir is ~75 km), I'm thinking this might have been a Special Forces operation. They sure didn't want this strategic objective to fall in the hands of the competing coalition. And I don't mean ISIL, either!
     
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    Seems that you were correct, prescient, even:
    Zahran Allouch's Successor Might Be Dead 24 Hours after Appointment as Jeish al-Islam's New Leader
    from: http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13941005001300
    Sat Dec 26, 2015 5:0

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    Are you sure about the Dam being under control of the government? YPG showed its flag this morning on the West side of the dam. Also government forces are like 60km away from it.
     
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    If Russian and Syrian aircraft bombarding the takfiri enabled YPG to take the dam it means they have learned to cooperate and that YPG now belongs to the anti-terrorist coalition with with Syria, Iraq, Iran, Russia and Hezbollah. That would be an important political development in line with the recent military achievements.
    That must provide valuable protection to YPG from the Turkish airforce.
     
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    That report was incorrect and has been updated. Here's another source!
    U.S. backed Syrian Democratic Forces capture the Tishreen Dam in western Raqqa

    from: http://www.almasdarnews.com/article/u-s-backed-syrian-democratic-forces-capture-the-tishreen-dam-in-western-raqqa/ | Al-Masdar News
    Written by Leith Fadel on December 27, 2015
     
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    Remains the matter of the protection of YPG from the Turkish air force.
     
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