In short, we need a United front, common front from Vancouver to Vladivostok vs Swamps, Soros, globalism and liberalism. Against those who clearly went too far. And the front one gets in the eyes. Bravo, Italy. Moscow-Rome-Washington. Unexpected and promising… To Vienna, too, come to hand. But, apparently, later. On stage elections, marine Le Pen and the liberation of Germany from Angela Merkel.
As mentioned earlier, the rumors yesterday about the successes of the insurgents were greatly exaggerated. As a joke on the Pro-Syrian resources, the militants “Al-Nusra” carried out effective offensive tweeting. In fact, yesterday they only managed to oust the SAA in the areas in front of ophthalmic hospital and tie her battles on what actually is their success ended. The SAA has kept the hospital and repulsed the counter-attack fighters that were unable to change the catastrophic situation of the militants in the neighborhoods to the North of the Citadel. Today come consequences.
Having overwhelming superiority in men and materiel, with the support of the special forces of Britain, France and Italy, as well as American military aid, troops from Tripoli and Misrata picked out militants from the coastal districts with the speed of a turtle, but before Sirte has been cut off, the bulk of the fighters had left and the defense held up to thousands of militants who for almost six months kept a piece of the city from the superior forces of the enemy.
Whether these fights have operational significance? In my opinion not even in the case of a successful counter-attack, the militants will only reinforce the front in the area that does not solve problems in other areas. However, I note that in my opinion, the plan of attack through the area of Marja in the direction of the Citadel of Aleppo seemed more promising than direct traffic through the quarter, Jasmati. In other respects, the situation has remained unchanged. Moreover, the transfer of reinforcements here “Al-Nusra” and “Noureddine EN Sinci” opens for SAA to attack other areas.
In the end, the Caliphate, despite territorial losses, was able to break the initial plans for the capture of Mosul, significantly delay resistance and cause the attackers serious losses (daily Caliphate reports about the successful suicide attacks in which dozens of Iraqis soldiers and various equipment). The infantry of the Caliphate as it usually demonstrates high durability in defensive battles and most experienced squads of “veterans of Jihad”, who are fighting with the 2013-2014 year, in no way inferior- to the prepared American troops of the Peshmerga and Iraqi security forces. I think this experience should be studied both Russian and Syrian military, because sooner or later they have operations in the area of Raqqa and Deir-ez-Zor, where it is important to not allow the same mistakes that previously been made in the attack on the Tabqa and the mistakes that the Americans and the Iraqis have made in the development of the offensive on Mosul.