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    Quote Originally Posted by khukuri View Post
    Yes, but only barefoot, new ROE.
    What happen with shoethrower later? What this guy doing now? Im courius...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squall-84 View Post
    There are a quite a few neutral posters in this thread and even a few that while favouring a side manage to remain balanced in their views. You aren't even close.
    The majority of your posts here have strong sectarian overtones so don't come here trying to blast others for something you are guilty of.

    Getting back on topic it looks like the Islamic State is suffering reverses on virtually all fronts. Going to get very interesting if and when the Iraqi forces reach Deir ez-Zor.
    True, you can be 100% for a side like I also am, but the better you can understand others points of view, the better you can reply in a constructive way to them.
    Someone not even try, but in the end it is hi/her loss, not of the thread in a whole.
    For the rest, the best thing to keep the things going smooth is exactly to keep always our eyes on what is happening on the field.
    It is when we lost this reality check that the thread lose their own coordinated and go astray.

    So, it seems that the focus of actual loyalist combat efforthave left Aleppo and is shifting toward Qalamoun, East Ghouta and the Rif Dimasq and Southern front again.
    It 's to take advantage of General Winter or there are other, more specific reasons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiorellabel View Post
    True, you can be 100% for a side like I also am, but the better you can understand others points of view, the better you can reply in a constructive way to them.
    Someone not even try, but in the end it is hi/her loss, not of the thread in a whole.
    For the rest, the best thing to keep the things going smooth is exactly to keep always our eyes on what is happening on the field.
    It is when we lost this reality check that the thread lose their own coordinated and go astray.

    So, it seems that the focus of actual loyalist combat efforthave left Aleppo and is shifting toward Qalamoun, East Ghouta and the Rif Dimasq and Southern front again.
    It 's to take advantage of General Winter or there are other, more specific reasons?
    Because winter is a perfect time to 'choke' rebel enclaves. Also SAA is in a sort of hibernation in north, resupplying for offensive that will probably start in late March on a broad front from Latakia-Idlib-Homs-Aleppo. Right now they are low on fuel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiorellabel View Post
    True, you can be 100% for a side like I also am, but the better you can understand others points of view, the better you can reply in a constructive way to them.
    Someone not even try, but in the end it is hi/her loss, not of the thread in a whole.
    For the rest, the best thing to keep the things going smooth is exactly to keep always our eyes on what is happening on the field.
    It is when we lost this reality check that the thread lose their own coordinated and go astray.

    So, it seems that the focus of actual loyalist combat efforthave left Aleppo and is shifting toward Qalamoun, East Ghouta and the Rif Dimasq and Southern front again.
    It 's to take advantage of General Winter or there are other, more specific reasons?

    An interesting read on the sudden halt of offensive operations on the Aleppo front.


    Russia and the Ring Around Aleppo


    In early December, the ring around Aleppo was about to be closed and the siege on Nubl and al-Zahraa was nearly broken before a decision was taken to confine the battles to specific areas. Several indicators confirm that the issue is connected to political developments that usually arise right before major military achievements. Sources on the ground, however, stress that the Syrian army is capable of closing the ring at the right time.

    All the talk about closing the “ring around Aleppo” has quieted down, after having dominated the Syrian scene for the past two months. This does not mean that the Syrian army and its allies have abandoned the idea of trying to encircle Aleppo, which, among other things, means completely isolating the eastern neighborhoods of the city that are now being controlled by armed groups. The Syrian army and its allies devised the plan about two years ago and it has been implemented in stages, punctuated by successive breakthroughs and periods of stalemate. The campaign has two objectives: completing the ring around Aleppo, and breaking the siege on the towns of Nubl and al-Zahraa.

    More after the link: http://english.al-akhbar.com/node/23305

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    It seems the truce betwen SAA and some of tribes of Dier-E-Zoir is giving fruit.

    After fierce clashes with #IslamicState, #SAA and Sunni tribal fighters captured the northern entrance to the town of #Mohassan. #DeirEzzor

    @PetoLucem

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    Quote Originally Posted by albania2015 View Post
    It seems the truce betwen SAA and some of tribes of Dier-E-Zoir is giving fruit.

    After fierce clashes with #IslamicState, #SAA and Sunni tribal fighters captured the northern entrance to the town of #Mohassan. #DeirEzzor

    @PetoLucem
    All thanks to Issam Zahreddine who managed to gain their trust by arming tribal fighters and distributing food and medical supplies to those fleeing IS terror.

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    Quote Originally Posted by partisan1975 View Post
    All thanks to Issam Zahreddine who managed to gain their trust by arming tribal fighters and distributing food and medical supplies to those fleeing IS terror.
    Yes indeed , he has proven himself along with Col.Tiger worth of their enemies

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    Hazm Movement (Harakat Hazzm) has officially joined the "Levantine Front" aka "Levant Front" aka "Shamiya Front" aka "al-Jabha al-Shamiya" in Aleppo.

    http://imgur.com/ZD0JyvT

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    Situation in Syria and Iraq according to PetoLucem

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    and,no surprise:
    some reports and pictures emerged,showing that iraqi kurdish militias beheaded and mutilated some ISIS corpses.

    now even the most noble,unselfish (at least as portrayed in western media) are officially on par with parts of SAA and some Iraqi Shia militias.welcome to the international club of human behavior in wartime.

    IMO its just a matter of time till the first live beheading of an ISIS will occur as revenge,which then the arab satellite channels will cover like the first moonlanding,hence more of their islamist breed will start flooding into syria and irak.

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    Great map, it gives finally an unitary view of the whole Syrian-Iraq scenario.
    Certainly in such a map the Greens make quite a measly figure, even if we have to say that their zones are usually quite populated in comparison for an example, the average ones ISIS have in Syria.
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    Quote Originally Posted by partisan1975 View Post
    All thanks to Issam Zahreddine who managed to gain their trust by arming tribal fighters and distributing food and medical supplies to those fleeing IS terror.
    Mayb Wee have to take in consideration those tribal Sunni fighters as a distinct group i.e. the one that can more easily shift from one side to another.
    How other Sunni consider them, for an istance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by InterCityFirmWhu View Post
    Hazm Movement (Harakat Hazzm) has officially joined the "Levantine Front" aka "Levant Front" aka "Shamiya Front" aka "al-Jabha al-Shamiya" in Aleppo.

    http://imgur.com/ZD0JyvT
    This front is blacklisted from the west , or are moderates?
    Thnx

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    Quote Originally Posted by albania2015 View Post
    This front is blacklisted from the west , or are moderates?
    Thnx
    It's not blacklisted and 2 of the groups that make up the front have had some of its members trained by the US & allies (Noureddine al-Zanki & Jaish al-Mujahideen). Hazzm makes 3.




    Will U.S. Protect Its Syrian Rebel Army?

    The long-awaited Syrian train-and-equip program that President Barack Obama sold to Congress as the way to keep American boots off the ground in Syria is finally about to start training its first troops. Three Obama administration officials who work on the Middle East told me that after months of preparations, the vetting of rebel troops for the first tranche of training is nearly complete. About 1,800 soldiers from Free Syrian Army brigades in southern Syria will soon move to a training camp in Jordan to undergo weeks of preparation for a coming fight against Islamic State inside Syria.

    But here's the problem: The administration hasn't figured out what to do if and when those troops are attacked by Bashar al-Assad's air force, after they get back into Syria. One Obama administration official described that prospect to me as the "Achilles' Heel" of the whole program, calling the deployment the administration's last and best chance to make the Syria component of its anti-IS strategy work.

    On Thursday, administration officials met to ponder how to protect the new U.S.-trained Syrian rebel army from barrel bombs and other air attacks. Next Monday, Obama will preside over a meeting of his National Security Council on the campaign against Islamic State where this issue could be debated.
    http://www.bloombergview.com/article...an-rebel-army-
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    Quote Originally Posted by khukuri View Post
    Yes, but only barefoot, new ROE.
    I LOL'd .............

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