If we are talking about the firing by the Turkish ACS, here we have two options. The first is a military provocation of the Gulenists aimed at organizing complications in the relations between Turkey and Russia (because Syria is likely to raise the issue of the Turkish attacks, publicly or privately, if they were Turkish), in order to change the existing situation in Northern Syria, which does not suit US. By the way this is now the official line of the Turkish leadership, which links the gap in relations of Russia and Turkey in 2015 with the activities of the Gulen and the “external forces”, thus the dual role of Erdogan and his Prime Minister Davutoglu, strongly obscured.
SAA looked at the whole thing and counterattacked to the North-East of Hama, pushing the militants of the “Jund al-Aqsa” out of a large piece of territory from which the militants fought the army in recent days.
Along the way, the Russian Air force bombed the warehouses and the camps of militants around Idlib, where the still ongoing collision between the “Jund al-Aqsa” and “Ahrar al-sham”. To the rescue of “Ahrar al-sham” of Latakia and from the front near Aleppo fighters of the various factions sent help.
A fresh video evidence from the Syrian northern province of Latakia indicates that Russia has likely increased its air grouping operating in the Arab country. The video enitled “Syria: Army relaunches offensive against militias in Latakia” and posted by RUPTLY on September 24, 2016 shows the Su-25SM attack aircraft supporing an advance of the Syrian army against…
In Latakia, the SAA after advancing following the occupation of Kisaba, repelled the counter-attack fighters and continues to slowly move forward. According to various sources the “green” in the course of yesterday’s and today’s attacks lost from 80 to 130 people killed and several carts. It should be noted that the front in Northern Latakia fighters are pretty weak, due to the fact that a serious force was taken from him and thrown to storm Aleppo. That quite quickly and affected.
Rapid March of the shots they never expected, so we continue to watch as SAA slowly but surely approaching the border. Well, how to behave in Turkey in this issue, we will soon see. I believe that if Erdogan will not be too much to help the rebels, then within 1-2 months the army is quite capable to strip North of Latakia.
Despite the triumphant reports about the complete capture Manbij (remember the premature reports about the liberation of Ramadi), the resistance of the Caliphate in Central areas of the city still failed and the fighting continues.
The Kurds control more than 90% of the city, but full control it is not yet established.
The Tu-214R is the most modern Russian ISR (Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance) aircraft.
Equipped with sensors to perform ELINT (Electronic Intelligence) and SIGINT (Signal Intelligence) missions as well as with all-weather radar systems and electro-optical sensors that produce photo-like imagery of a large parts of the ground the special mission aircraft, the aircraft can fly multiple intelligence gathering missions: it can intercept and analyse signals emitted by targeted systems (radars, aircraft, radios, combat vehicles, mobile phones etc) while collecting imagery that can be used to identify and pinpoint the enemy forces, even if these are camouflaged or hidden.
Syria, Fallujah, Aleppo, & Latakia maps.