Importantly, the overall dynamics of such operations in the majority of such crises in the end in favor of Assad. Even suffering setbacks at the tactical and operational level, strategically, Assad continues to strengthen its position, expanding the controlled area. The successful conclusion of operations in Northern Hama will also serve to strengthen this trend, which originated in the fall of 2015.
A top Iranian commander says the Islamic Republic has successfully test-fired Hormuz-2 ballistic missile.
Iran “fired Hormuz-2 this week and the missile successfully destroyed a target at a distance of 250 kilometers,” commander of the Aerospace Division of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brig. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh said Thursday.
The ground forces of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) kick off massive military maneuvers in the western parts of Iran.
The drills, code-named Imam Ali, started on Monday and would last for four days, Commander of the IRGC Ground Forces Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour said.
Yesterday officially ended the battle for Fallujah. It was presented that “DAESH will be able to stay there at least until the end of the month”, but the numerical and technical superiority affected the acceleration of the process and Fallujah came under the full control of the Iraqi army. The Caliphate lost almost the whole garrison surrounded the city – about 2000-2500 people. The Iraqis according to the Caliphate lost about 1,800 people. Also according to various estimates, during the fighting killed between 700 and 1300 civilians, and tens of thousands were left homeless. Overall, for Iraq and for Americans, it is obvious success, which partly compensates the failure of recent plans related to the attack on Mosul.