The military situation in Syria to the 12/21/2015 | Colonel Cassad

In general, the Syrian army continues to maintain the initiative in the battle for Aleppo and Latakia in the mountains. With the development of the negotiation process, gain achievements, not only military but also political significance, since they perform the arguments in the forthcoming negotiations aimed at ending the civil war in Syria, which obviously can not be solved by purely military means because of the high internationalization of the conflict.

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Putin ‘Seducing’ Iraq’s Tribes | Daily Beast

“Russia is serious in fighting terrorism and wants to finish the war as soon as possible, unlike the U.S.,” Faisal al-Asafi, a Sunni sheikh in Iraq’s Anbar province who opposes ISIS, told The Daily Beast. “Russia has already started bombing the transmission lines of ISIS while the U.S. is watching ISIS fighters moving freely from Syria to Anbar.”

Two U.S. officials told The Daily Beast that they are seeing early signs of this Russian outreach to Sunni tribal leaders in Iraq, aimed at bolstering the minority sect’s efforts to combat ISIS militants embedded within Sunni communities.

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Military Analysts Underline Russian T-90 Tanks Major Role in Syrian Army’s Victory in Khan Touman | Farsnews

The Russian-made T-90 Tanks gave the Syrian army the upper hand in the battle against the militant groups across the Northern province of Aleppo, and played an outstanding role in its victory in Khan Touman, a senior military analyst said on Monday.

“The Syrian army’s use of the Russian manufactured T-90 tank played an integral and outstanding role during this battle, as its protective armor made it difficult for the enemy combatants to halt the army’s advance,” the analyst underlined.

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