The battle for Mosul. April 2017 | Colonel Cassad

The storm itself still comes down to the painfully long sweeps of neighborhoods in the North-Western part of the city with slow but inexorable progress. In the optimistic scenario, this will be done by May. In the pessimistic one, it will until July be delayed (repeating the scenario of Sirte, the last pocket of resistance on the coast was finished after 3 months), although with the exhaustion of ammunition and explosives for the attacks of suicide bombers, the resistance of the fighters will weaken.

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The war in Syrian Kurdistan | Colonel Cassad

Despite the fact that the Americans showed the flag on the Syrian-Turkish border in Rojava, clashes between Kurds and Turks continued, and on both sides of the border. In Turkey, the army conducts regular operations in mountainous areas against the Kurdistan workers ‘ Party, reporting the killed PKK members and seized weapons. The Kurds in turn report that attempts to ground the activity of the Turkish army in ‘ Afrīn turned losses of the Turks in the form of several destroyed and damaged armored vehicles (judging by the video, that the Turks at lost at least 2 M-60) and from 17 to 24 killed and wounded.

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Alexander Dugin: Azerbaijan in the New Geopolitical Picture of the Caucasus

Two geopolitical strategies – the Eurasian and the Atlantic – in relation to the Caucasus are mutually exclusive . Here, as in chess, you can not play both “for whites” and “for blacks . ” Therefore, the republics of the South Caucasus have a certain freedom of choice. It is quite obvious that none of them has sufficient geopolitical potential to pretend to play in the new conditions – the rules of the game are determined knowingly, and it is possible to choose only a camp and complicity in a particular strategy. This is the moment of geopolitical freedom in strictly defined frames .

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