#Russian T-90 A in #Aleppo, first Russian ground operations have just began 💪💪 pic.twitter.com/TfDSj0wFeq — SAA Reporter (@Syria_Protector) November 23, 2015 Another photos of Russian T-90A in Aleppo pic.twitter.com/L48c2whPU2 — […]
So far, from a military point of view Russia is increasing the number of strikes and is likely to do so in order not to miss the recent initiative. Much will depend on how will take place on the battle for Aleppo if the rebels and the the Caliphate will not be able to slow down the development of the offensive of the Syrian army, the Assad before the new year will score more than enough points for the upcoming negotiations on the post-war device of Syria to operate from a position of strength. It’s one thing when his troops retreated and handed over the territory. And quite another when his opponents suffered several sensitive lesions and have lost dozens of settlements with considerable territories. In this respect, as before the fighting apart from the purely military considerations have complicated political implications associated with beginning negotiations to end the civil war in Syria.
Information has confirmed that the blockade of the air base Kuwayres has been broken. The siege breaking group was able to establish direct contact with the Kuwayres garrison that was cut off from the main forces for more than 2 years .
Overall, if you take a fall offensive in General, deblockading Kuwayres is the most significant success of the Syrian army in the last month and this success is of an operational nature.This can seriously affect the course of the battle for Aleppo, allowing Assad to establish stronger control over the situation around Aleppo.
The Syrian Army despite a month of stubborn fighting continues on the offensive, which is close to the end in some areas, but still has a good chance of achieving significant success. In this regard, the Syrian army continues to be underestimated – after 4 years of war the onset of near defeat. On the other hand it can be noted that similarly underestimate both the Caliphate, which proved more serious than the enemy in active clashes with the regular army is much superior in organization and quality control of Pro-Western rebel forces, which became the main victims in the past month, having suffered some significant defeats Assad and the Caliphate. However, the pattern of the war will change, the Russian and American coalition now increasingly will be sucked into a war with the Caliphate and there is the intensity and complexity of the fighting will only increase.
Simultaneously with the attack on al-Safira, which was repulsed in the Northern suburbs of the city, the troops of the Caliphate counter-attacked Syrian troops advancing on the airbase of Kuwayres which by the evening of 28 October were only a little more than 3 kilometers away. If in the Al-Safira the Caliphate suffered a painful setback, blow from the South-East coming at the Kuwayres group of Syrian troops led to the loss of locality Jabbul. From Jabbul Syrian troops withdrew to Nasiriyah, where they repulsed several attacks of the advancing infantry of the Caliphate. Simultaneously, the Syrian infantry with support of armored vehicles advanced to Sheikh Ahmad and stuck in the suburbs. From Sheikh Ahmad to Kuwayres is about 2 kilometers.
Fighting on a key road in the area of Khanaser continue. Over the past few days the Syrian army and the Caliphate lost by a few dozen people (the Syrian army has declared that the Caliphate under 300 dead), but the battle for the street continues. Defeating several roadblocks and blocking the route which supplies the Aleppo group, the Caliphate has achieved initial success. Coming up of reinforcements by the Syrian army drove the troops of the Caliphate from the road, defeating the groups attacked the track from the desert regions to the East of Khanaser. The total number of troops of the Caliphate in the area reaches up to 2-3 thousand people + some tens units of various equipment (including a trophy). Unable to hold control over the road and having suffered a tactical defeat, the commanders of the Caliphate in this direction forces regrouped and again attacked the route, again defeating several roadblocks and cut the road. Today the course for the Syrian army, carrying out attacks on troops of the Caliphate came out to the track.
DAMASCUS, Syria: Government forces advanced Monday under the cover of Russian airstrikes toward an air base besieged by the Daesh group in northern Syria, a Syrian military official and activists said, while a rebel military commander was killed in another battle in a nearby area.
The offensive in the northern province of Aleppo aims to lift the siege that Daesh has been imposing on the Kweiras military base since 2014. Jihadis have launched several attacks over the past weeks in an attempt to capture the base but were not able to.
Much of the Syrian Arab Army’s success in the Deir Hafer Plains of east Aleppo is owed to the Russian Air Force, who continuously carries out airstrikes and reconnaissance missions in support of the pro-government forces combatting the ISIS terrorists inside this rugged territory that leads to both the provincial capital of Al-Raqqa and Aleppo.
With their capture of Baqijah, Al-Barihiyah, and Al-Dakwanah in the Deir Hafer Plains, the Syrian Arab Army and their allies are now within 5km of the Kuweires Military Airport; this aforementioned airbase has been under a brutal siege that was imposed by ISIS two years ago after they captured the provincial capital of the Al-Raqqa Governorate from the Islamist rebels.
The commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s elite “Quds Brigades” – Major General Qassim Suleimani – has reportedly traveled from the Latakia Governorate’s northeastern countryside to the Al-Safeera District of southern Aleppo in order to observe the first phase of the large-scale offensive in the Azzan Mountains.
Major General Suleimani did not travel alone to Aleppo – he was escorted by a large convoy of armored vehicles that were largely made up of Iraqi Shi’i militiamen; these aforementioned fighters have been tasked with carrying out the planned offensives around the Aleppo Governorate’s countryside.
The Syrian Army announced on Friday that its troops alongside the Lebanese Hezbollah forces regained full control over two more towns and an area in the Southern parts of the Aleppo city.
The army said that the towns of Hadadin al-Gharbiyeh and al-Kassarat and al-Madajen areas in the olive farms have been recaptured by the Syrian army and Hezbollah forces in their Friday morning operation against the militant groups positions.
The source noted that the army units are hunting down the runaway terrorists in areas they are advancing.
Also on Friday, the Syrian Armed Forces and the Hezbollah fighters, with Russia’s air backup, recaptured three more areas in their operations against militants’ positions in the Southern flanks of the Northern city of Aleppo.
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), Hezbollah, and the National Defense Forces (NDF) have received a huge boost in military personnel recently, as over 1,500 Iraqi and Pakistani Shi’i fighters have made the journey from rural Latakia to the Aleppo Governorate’s southern countryside in order to participate in the long-awaited offensive against both the Islamist rebels and the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS).