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Dr. in History. Military Analysis focused on Syria. Fact Checking & Geolocations. ATGM/TOW tracker. Secondary account: @QalaatM
16 Apr
NEW THREAD as #ISIS insurgency entered the 3rd year in the Eastern #Syria|n desert (W. of #Euphrates). For details:
- bit.ly/2z3mQlv (Homs) by @CalibreObscura
- bit.ly/2XDdffo (all E. areas) by @GregoryPWaters
Below schematic map showing main areas of IS attacks
E. #Syria: #NDF in #DeirEzzor announcing multiple losses on front vs #ISIS:
- its commander for S. #Mayadin sector following an "incident". He was from #Latakia province
- 2 fighters killed during IS attack on Palmyra-DeirEzzor road (area of Shula).
E. #Syria: photos showing the "combing operations" vs #ISIS carried out past days in E. #Homs desert, from Shaer gasfield to Sukhnah. Arty strikes were also reported last night in #DeirEzzor desert.
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13 Feb
#Syria: this is the moment the #SyAF Mi-17 was shot down with a MANPADS 2 days ago over E. #Idlib front.
#Syria: only #RuAF was (highly) active today over Greater #Idlib. #SyAF completely stopped its sorties after the Mi-17 was shot down.
#Syria: #SyAF resumed today its bombardment on Greater #Idlib. As message wasn't clear enough 3 days ago, another barrel bomber (chopper) was shot down with a MANPADS, this time over W. #Aleppo.
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1 Jan
NEW THREAD - S. #Syria.
Slowly but surely attacks vs pro-Assad forces are spreading outside #Daraa province. Yesterday a CP near Mughayr Mir (SW. #Damascus) was targeted while Saraya Qasioun claims 4 KIA in attack in W. Qalamoun. A soldier also killed in Busra Harir (E. Daraa). ImageImage
S. #Syria: the 1st targeted assassination of the year in #Daraa province happened in the NW. countryside when gunmen shot dead a soldier on Muzayrib-Yadudah road. Image
S. #Syria: an IED targeted today a former Rebel commander, now working with Military Security, with his escort in #Daraa. Multiple wounded. His brother, also working with the Mil. Security, was killed 10 days ago. Image
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19 Dec 19
#Syria: 4 months after capture of #KhanSheikhoun, pro-Assad forces kicked off tonight the 2nd stage of Greater #Idlib Offensive. Aim is to take M5 Highway & nearby towns. Attack backed by #RuAF started from SE. front. Heavy clashes ongoing. Image
#Syria: Rebels are engaged in fierce clashes tonight as pro-Assad forces launched multiple attacks amidst heavy bombardment. Assaults on Um Jalal (repelled), Eskiat (ongoing) & Khuraibi (ongoing). Image
#Syria: #NLF targeting pro-Assad forces on Um Jalal front (SE. #Idlib) tonight with a wave of Grad rockets. Pro-Assad forces tried to advance making large use of night vision equipment but assault was fended off (~9:00 PM).
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20 Nov 19
#Syria: last night #Israel launched one of its largest airstrikes on #Irani|an linked positions. Multiple targets were destroyed in & around #Damascus. Video shows ammo depot blown up.
#Syria: very 1st sat imagery available shows sites hit inside #Damascus include #Mezzah Airbase & the Intl Airport (famous "glasshouse" bombed for 1st time). Dozens of military casualties reported, incl. foreigners.
#Syria: photo speaks by itself. Aftermath of #Israel|i airstrikes 2 nights ago on warehouse in 4th Division base SW. of #Damascus. Was source of one of main blasts. wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=3…
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30 Sep 19
E. #Syria: #Russia|n reporter documented IED blast which destroyed an Al-Quds Brigade pick-up with 23 mm gun 4 days ago in #Palmyra desert. Some of his pics👇 ImageImageImage
#Syria: Al-Quds Brigade was again ambushed by #ISIS, this time N. of #Sukhnah. Several KIA claimed. incl. one fighter captured and quickly executed. ImageImage
E. #Syria: Al-Quds Brigade released list of 5 of its members killed few days ago in #ISIS ambush N. of #Sukhnah. Fighter pictured (n° 4) was from Safira (SE. #Aleppo). ImageImage
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10 Aug 19
#Syria: after days of intense bombardment & 1st assault repelled 2 days ago, pro-Assad forces opened today the SE. #Idlib front in apparent attempt to besiege Rebels in N. #Hama province. Battle in #Kabana (NE. #Latakia) continues (3rd front).
#Syria: pro-Assad forces captured Habit & Sukayk area (hit by #HTS SVBIED) in S. #Idlib, confirming their attempt to besiege Rebels in N. #Hama (& #TSK on Morek).
#Syria: #NLF blew up today with a #Kornet a 57 mm gun on Tell Maraq front (SE. #Idlib).
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11 May 19
#Syria: 4th Division keeps bombing NE. #Latakia front on daily basis with waves of Golan rockets (IRAM).
#Syria: 4th Division deployed most of its fleet of Golan launchers on #NE. #Latakia front (#Kabana area, gate to #JisrShoghur and N. Ghab Plain). wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=3…
#Syria: 4th Division fired another wave of Golan rockets tonight targeting NE. #Latakia front.
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12 Mar 19
Breaking. SE. #Idlib struck tonight by incendiary bombardment, 1st time such weapon is used by pro-Assad forces since last Summer. #Syria. wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=3…
#Syria: video showing incendiary bombardment tonight on Tamanah (SE. #Idlib). 1st use of an incendiary weapon on Greater #Idlib since 7 months.
#Syria: video showing incendiary bombardment's direct hit on village of Tamanah in SE. #Idlib countryside. Apparently delivered by artillery.
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19 Dec 18
#Syria: following unexpected move, Trump ordered withdrawal of US personnel & troops (~2,000) from #Syria. Pullout should be completed within 100 days. reuters.com/article/us-usa…
#Pt. Apparently Trump took decision to withdraw US troops from #Syria after phone call with Erdogan, de facto greenlighting in short term a Turkish-led Offensive vs #SDF & #YPG.
Following US decision to withdraw troops from #Syria:
- Regime reinforcements heading to Manbij & #DeirEzzor (deal w/ SDF-YPG likely)
- Maghaweer Thawra seeks evac of ppl from Rukban Camp (Al-Tanf) to N. Aleppo
- Turkey says it is working with US & also Russia + Iran.
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29 Jun 18
S. #Syria: Battle for #Nasib border crossing is over on 10th day of Offensive. Amidst Rebel collapse in NE. #Daraa, situation is quickly evolving everywhere & many towns about to surrender.
#Pt. Preliminary map with confirmed and semi-confirmed towns accepting surrender through reconciliation. #Daraa - S. #Syria.
#Pt. Situation changed quickly. Gatherings in support of #SAA (Assad) in many towns of #Daraa province after days of unprecedented bombardment. Video from Dael. S. #Syria. wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=3…
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26 May 18
#Syria: large variety of IEDs recently defused in Greater #Idlib.
NW. #Hama: Rebels searched at a checkpoint a car w/ 3 ppl coming from Suqaylbiyah & found unusual kind of IED hidden inside the vehicle. 2 passengers arrested, 3rd one managed to flee.
#Syria: more IEDs recently dismantled in Greater #Idlib.
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18 May 18
Breaking. Massive explosion in area of #Hama Airbase.
#Pt. 2 successive explosions in area of Airbase shook city of #Hama. Reason unknown.
#Pt. 3rd explosion few ago.
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19 Jan 18
#Afrin Offensive about to oppose:
- Turkish Army (#TSK) & National Army (ex-#EuphratesShield, mainly #FSA)
- People/Women's Protection Units (#YPG/J) + allies & #Syria|n Democratic Forces (#SDF)
#Afrin Offensive: following weeks of #TSK reinforcements near border with #Syria but also in Syria itself (N. #Aleppo & N. #Idlib), #FSA-led National Army started also to mobilize. Multiple convoys moving.
#Pt. National Army (incl. #FSA 23rd Division) preparing for #Afrin Offensive (#AfrinOp) near border with #Turkey.
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14 Dec 17
#AbuDuhur Offensive: expected scenario by @NorsForStudies with 2 main fronts (Sinjar road & W. #Khanasser) to take Airbase & isolate NE. Hama pocket.
Troops movement suggest large-scale assault is imminent.
General mobilization declared. Op. room yet to be formed.
#AbuDuhur offensive: the first Tiger Forces-led assault opened a new front S.-SW. of #AbuDali, seizing several locations incl. ex-Air Defense base & Tell Aswad. Areas witness clashes tonight.
#Pt. #FSA Jaish Izza & Free Idlib Army announced the death of 4 of their fighters while repelling Regime attacks.
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