Super-atmospheric Live-Video shot in combat formations of the advancing detachment of the Caliphate in the first person.
Russian combat aircraft in Syria launched surgical strikes, the U.S. was informed in advance about the limits of military operations in the city of Deir ez-Zor, said on Sunday the official representative of the defense Ministry major-General Igor Konashenkov.
A visual map illustrating one of the reasons for the race in the province of Deir ez-Zor. Major deposits of oil are still on the territory controlled by the Caliphate and it is the desire to control it that is behind the increased competition between the SAA and the SDF, although of course this problem is not exhausted.
The Russian foreign Ministry said that the SAA was able to cross the Euphrates near Deir ez-Zor, the true place of crossing was not specified. Also, it is claimed that the Northern Bank of the Euphrates created a springboard.
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.
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.
Al-Qaeda is creating its most powerful stronghold ever in north-west Syria at a time when world attention is almost entirely focused on the impending defeat of Isis in the east of the country. It has established full control of Idlib province and of a vital Syrian-Turkish border crossing since July. “Idlib Province is the largest al-Qaeda safe haven since 9/11,” says Brett McGurk, the senior US envoy to the international coalition fighting Isis.