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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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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Another Islamic State | Colonel Cassad

Militants from the boiler to the West of Mosul announced that they have separated from the Islamic State and announced the creation of an independent state with its capital in Tal Afar. Unrecognized terrorist state separated from an unrecognized terrorist state. Just remembered the end of the Third Reich and the attempt at the very end of its history on the ruins of the collapsed Empire to establish a government led by Admiral Karl Dönitz in the capital city of Flensburg.

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The death of a man-myth | Colonel Cassad

In the end, the Caliphate and Baghdadi himself reaped the fruits of its policy 2014-2015. Refusing to act pragmatically and focusing on their inhuman understanding of Islam, they put a barrier in the way of ISIS to the evolution into a full-fledged state. The project was not able to reach the next stage (mainly because of military defeat) and today, when to report the death of Baghdadi, we see the process of its dismantling – ends the battle for Mosul, surrounded by the capital of the Caliphate, black loses territory in Syria and Iraq.

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Confirmation | Colonel Cassad

The militants of banned terrorist organization “Islamic state” confirmed the death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. This was announced by the Iraqi channel al- sumaria, citing a source. According to him, the militants announced a successor, but did not name his name. The source believes that the statement about the death of the leader was expected after the lifting of the ban on talking about the death of al-Baghdadi. On behalf of the militants of the successor called for the rejection of strife and stability.

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A false start | Colonel Cassad

The Prime Minister of Iraq, arrived in Mosul said that Mosul is completely liberated from the Caliphate, and the battle for Mosul is completed.

This is not true – the militants continue to hold a small part of the old city on the Western Bank of the Tigris, where they continue to resist the Iraqi army and police. It is clear that there is not much time left, and desire of Iraqis to kill militants in Mosul, obviously, but from a formal point of view, the battle is not over yet and today we are witnessing the second false start with the celebration of the liberation of Mosul – the previous one was on 29 June. However, the end of the battle of Mosul is not far away.

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No escape | Colonel Cassad

On the banks of the Tigris eliminated one of the last high-ranking commanders of the Caliphate in Western Mosul Abu Hafsa al-Saud, who was a native of Saudi Arabia. This character tried to escape from the compression ring not wanting to prematurely go to a meeting with houris, where he massively sent his less pragmatic colleagues. Either he wanted to sneak along the West Bank of the Tigris, or to cross to the Eastern part of the city and get lost there, and perhaps subsequently to participate in the organization of the terrorist war in the liberated from ISIS in Mosul. But something went wrong – on the banks of the Tigris he met the team that accelerated his delivery to hell.

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The Liberation Of Mosul | Colonel Cassad

However, it is understandable why the Iraqis are ready to share the joy. For them, the capture of Mosul is the end of a long blood test and the hard-won victory, which has long been waiting for the exhausted people of Iraq. The lesson of the ruins of the mosque of al-Nuri is a very symbolic moment for the war against the Caliphate in Iraq – the Iraqi army came to the place where the Caliphate as a state. And now, she is actively involved in its liquidation.It is quite obvious that they really want to declare victory, so are more in a hurry, although the final outcome of the battle has long been obvious – the tenacity of fighters only prolonged the resistance, but couldn’t change the determined outcome.

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Assad in Hama | Colonel Cassad

In the South there is an active advance along the Syrian-Iraqi border to the Euphrates. The Americans sit at Tanf, but do not actively engage the SAA and Iranian “proxies”.

In Raqqa the SAA is close to solving the problem by cutting off its ledge between Maskanah and Tabqa. Closing of the pincers and digestion of the boiler can be expected within a week.

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Nasrallah: Hundreds of thousands to respond if Israel attacks | Jordan Times

“The Israeli enemy should know that if it launches an attack on Syria or Lebanon, it’s unknown whether the fighting will stay just between Lebanon and Israel, or Syria and Israel,” Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said.

“I’m not saying countries would intervene directly — but it would open the door for hundreds of thousands of fighters from all around the Arab and Islamic world to participate in this fight — from Iraq, Yemen, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan,” he said.

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The Shiite bridge | Colonel Cassad

Overall, we are witnessing the triumph of the Iranian strategy and, accordingly, defeat U.S. strategy. But this is not the end. As writes the American press, the hawks in the Pentagon require the Secretary of defense to intensify operations in southern Syria against Iran, and if necessary to attack the Iranian “proxies” in order to cut the new bridge. Foreign Policy reports that Mathis doesn’t want to follow the hawks, because an attack on Iran will have unpredictable consequences and jeopardize the lives of American soldiers. In fact, the debate on this subject, demonstrates that the appropriate scenarios for the development of the US southern-Syria strategy the US are gone.

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