The attack of “al-Nusra” in Northern Hama | Colonel Cassad

Judging by the nature of the events, the preparation of the insurgents’ attack was revealed in advance, which led to effective countermeasures, which led to the failure of the offensive in such a short time. A striking contrast with the March events in Northern Hama. By the evening of September 20, according to Syrian sources, the militants were driven out of those areas that they managed to occupy at the cost of large losses, and now the issue of the counteroffensive of the SAA towards Murak is on the agenda in order to take advantage of the consequences of the unsuccessful offensive by militants.

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Turkish troops on the border with Kurdistan | Colonel Cassad

Taking into account possible escalation in Iraq at the end of September, this military activity looks like a pre-preperation “just in case”, though perhaps the Turkish General staff has a more serious agreement with the Iranian military on the subject of action to prevent the dismemberment of Iraq. The official explanation from the Turkish military emphasized that the military exercises are aimed at practicing cooperation in fighting terrorism. As DAESH is long gone from the area, it is quite clear who the Turks mean.

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The airport of Deir ez-Zor has been Liberated | Colonel Cassad

The breakthrough of the blockade and the resumption of full operation of the aerodrome in the medium term, gives the SAA additional opportunities for operations in Eastern Syria, as an opportunity to fully air supply through the airbase of Deir ez-Zor, may accelerate the deployment of reinforcements for the development of operations for the full liberation of the city and subsequent operations against Madina and Abu Kemal.

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The Russian General staff on the liberation of Deir ez-Zor | Colonel Cassad

The Russian General staff about the operation of unblocking Deir ez-Zor. It is worth noting that the operation was designed jointly by Russian and Syrian military. However, the high pace of operations in Eastern and Central Syria and more educated punches (compared to the campaigns of 2014-2015) to bypass and encircle the enemy, has long pointed to the fact that the specialists of the General staff are firmly are assisting the Syrian military. Hence increased speed of operations and reducing the effectiveness of enemy countermeasures.

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Deir ez-Zor. 05.09.2017. Day | Colonel Cassad

On the morning of 5 September the main forces of the Northern group of the SAA has closed the last 2 kilometers to the positions of the SAA in the area of 137th base and now officially confirm the release of the enclave, although the special forces arrived 2 days ago, and already started celebrating. In this case, as previously, the town itself is largely under the control of the Caliphate and his release remains a separate and very difficult task. Also not yet released is the airfield.

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Deir ez-Zor Liberated | Colonel Cassad

This is a very symbolic day for the Syrian war. The garrison repelled dozens of attacks and assaults, even being in split into two parts, besieged, deprived of a full supply, and yet confounded all the skeptics waiting for reinforcements.

Of course, this is only the formal access to the base. Need to tighten up supply, you need to connect with a garrison cut off of from the air base. You need to clear the areas North and South of the area extending to the city and need to prepare for hard battles for the liberation of that part of the city, which still holds the militants.

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On the way to Deir-ez-Zor | Colonel Cassad

Turkish “proxy” attacked the US infantry from the 75th Ranger regiment to the North of Manbij. The Americans returned fire, and then fled from the area. The US complained to Turkey about the behavior of her minions. It is not yet clear whether it was a local initiative of the insurgents or the Turks with their hands “proxy” overtures to the US position, preparing their traditional “knife in the back”.

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The offensive in Deir ez-Zor | Colonel Cassad

After the battle for Sukhna and encirclement of troops of the Caliphate in Central Syria, before DAESH is the quite non-trivial task of building a mobile defense in the desert areas to the West of Deir ez-Zor, which requires additional forces, which can be taken is that from Iraq but to transfer them is becoming more difficult due to the intense attacks from the Russian and the U.S. air force.

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Another pot for the Caliphate | Colonel Cassad

Advancing from the North “Tigers” and troops stationed North of Suhkna, took the few remaining towns, and in the end the militants were already in the operational environment, though building a fully walled boiler will take some time.

In the second pot have the potential to be several hundred fighters.

As a result, the remaining troops of the Caliphate in Central Syria were cut off from the main territory of the Caliphate. This facilitates the final liberation of the Eastern regions of the provinces of HOMS and Hama from the Caliphate, and that seamlessly complements the final liberation of the province of Aleppo, which was today officially announced.

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