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

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    You call it desperate banners i call it truthful.
     
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    yahoo story:
    Syria regime bastion welcomes Russian 'friends'
    source: http://news.yahoo.com/syria-regime-bastion-welcomes-russian-friends-035828133.html
     
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    (concerns https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Shaykh_Maskin nobody following, right? :)
    Yesterday at 4:38 PM
    ... seems to be indirectly confirmed by the other side:
    Syrian Army Dismisses Terrorists' Claim about Laying Siege to Brigade 82
    http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13941017000748
     
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    Amazing how much support Putin is giving Syria

    Nor Serbia, Saddam or Gaddafi but with Assad Russia has set the bar high

    I always said Russia would go to war for Assad and they sure did

    Syria is now pretty much de facto Russian territory or might as well be

    Not surprised, Bashers father was a good friend of the Soviet Union and Putin is ex KGB he know the ties go back decades

    During the height of the Cold War two American carrier strike groups roamed the Mediterranean 24/7 365 and Hafeez gave USSR Latakia, it was the best present USSR ever got I don't think they will ever forget that
     
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    Nov 5, 2015
    ... and I attempt to update this once more, based mostly on sources in Twitter and Russian Internet, as http://colonelcassad.livejournal.com/2558605.html
    but I look also at boastful articles from Iran etc.

    #1
    Southern Aleppo Campaign so far:
    https://www.sinodefenceforum.com/is...no-oped-no-policis.t6913/page-302#post-380580
    and I think it's stalled

    as for the area around Kuweiris Airbase:
    Dec 2, 2015
    and it's not much different now, according to the recent map:
    [​IMG]
    (looks like about ten miles around the Kuweiris Airbase secured)

    #2 recently saw heavy fights in "northern protrusion toward Hama", lost by Rebels:
    [​IMG]

    now I tried to "align" this on the google-map so that Talbiseh would show as well (the red mark in the bottom-left; and I roughly approximated that "protrusion" by the red ellipse):
    [​IMG]


    #3 not taken, neither https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sirmaniyah
    (of course am just mentioning the places I had been commenting upon before):
    [​IMG]

    #4 now I finally admit I don't understand :) the recent map:
    [​IMG]

    #5: now it's stalled, it seems

    what do you guys think?
     
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    The area around Kuweiris Airbase is now large enough to start rebuilding the base, installing artillery &c. That is a serious threat to the terrorists all along the border with Turkey.
    I think that talks are going on East of Damascus to get Daesh and Al Qaeda fighters evacuated, it didn't happen a week ago, and that in the mean time Syrian forces try to close the supply lines to the terrorists from Lebanon and Jordan. Jordan seems to be cooperating.
    Also fighting might be slowed down by the weather.
     
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    this point of view (which I don't share :) could be illustrated by the recent map:
    [​IMG]
     
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    09/01
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    USAF A10 Warthog bombing Daesh near Tishreen, Syria
    https://twitter.com/towersight/status/685784315167248384
     
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    The situation in Syria has clearly improved since end November see the edmaps Map for November 28. And again it reminded me of the war around Groningen in the North East of the Netherlands in the late sixteenth century when the town was occupied by Spain. That was a war of very small numbers of soldiers attacking and defending strong points on roads through marshes. This is a war by larger numbers of fighters attacking and defending towns on roads through desert so the scale is different but the principles are the same. You fight for the roads not for the marsh or the desert.
    Syrian Civil War: The Territorial Control Map as of November 28, 2015.
     
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    ... briefly trying to follow your stream of thoughts LOL I got into (maybe wrongly!)
    the third paragraph of
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eighty_Years'_War_(1566–1609)#Dutch_Army_reforms
    (in the process I realized how limited is my knowledge of the Dutch history :)
     
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