The advance of the Caliphate on Deraa | Colonel Cassad

In the night of Monday, January 20, 2017, the militants “Jaish Khalid bin Walid”, which is considered a branch of Terror grouping “Islamic state” (ISIS, prohibited in Russia) suddenly attacked their rivals from the jihadist Alliance “Hayat Tahrir al-sham” led by the terrorists of “jabhat al Fatah ash-sham” (DFS, banned in Russia) in the South-West province of Deraa.

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The military situation in Syria.14.02.2017 | Colonel Cassad

The rapid advance of Kurdish light infantry and the support of the American aircraft easily broke through the veil of “black” to the North-East of Raqqa, and attempts to counter them by throwing in the reserves do not give the desired results. The Kurds suffered losses, but kept the occupied territories, which creates prerequisites for further “crimping” of Raqqa to the East.

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The rise and fall of a US-backed rebel commander in Syria | FT

Some rebels called him the CIA’s man in Syria. Now, he struggles to get his calls returned. “We used to joke, ‘If you want something from Barack Obama, call Abu Ahmad,’” another CIA-backed rebel commander recalls. “If someone in the opposition wanted to meet the Americans, they went to him. Now, guys like us, we’re headed to the rubbish bin of history.”

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Jordan’s new position on Syria | Jordan Times

Recently, Jordan participated in the second round of meetings on Syria in Astana, proof that Amman is engaging in a key role in the Syrian crisis.
The Astana meeting followed King Abdullah’s visit to Moscow, where he met with President Vladimir Putin.
Jordan’s Air Force has also been bombing Daesh positions in southern Syria, further demonstrating a shift in strategy.

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The military situation in Syria. 02.02.2017 | Colonel Cassad

Russian-Iranian coalition, at this stage, on the one hand continues to feed the Syrian army with men and equipment, while private participation in hostilities remains dosed. At the same time made diplomatic moves to consolidate the successes of the 2016 campaign-year attempts to conclude a separate peace with Turkey, and its Syrian minions, which will allow you to end the Syrian civil war in favor of the Russian-Iranian coalition. If Turkey in principle prepared in certain circumstances to facilitate this, Saudi Arabia and Qatar oppose such a development. The position of the US and its satellites remains unclear because of the change in Washington. Therefore, in the further actions of Russia and Iran will remain a certain dualism – they will continue to provide an opportunity for Assad to wage war and win it, and at the same time will tend to the conclusion that suits their world, where Moscow and Tehran will have a decisive impact on shaping post-war Syria.

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