The offensive in East HOMS | Colonel Cassad

Syrian sources report, to the base of Tiyas continue to have reserves that should take part in operations West of Palmyra. Among them are units formed and armed with Russia for the 5th army corps. Also marked fresh forces “Tigers” and the Republican guard. Major battles to turn around on the line, here, Juvies-Gazal. At this stage, the army creates the conditions to advance to Palmyra. Were occupied the hills to the North of the airbase and are now faced with the task of pushing the militants near the oil fields.The resistance “black” it will be clear whether they hold the districts, or go into a maneuver defense. The main defensive positions of the “black” will be deployed to the West and North-West of Palmyra. The importance of retention Chuvashia, because based on it you can constantly strain the flank of the Syrian group. The same applies to the area of al-Shaer, in the case of the SAA will move along the route Ties-Palmyra the ancient city.

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Syrian & Russian air forces launching a barrage of airstrikes near Turkish border; Army advances in east Homs | ABNA

The Syrian and Russian air forces are launching a barrage of airstrikes over the Latakia Governorate this morning that are targeting the extremist rebels of Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group) and Jaysh Al-Turkmen near the Turkish border-crossing into the Hatay Province.

According to a military source in rural Latakia, the Syrian and Russian air forces have already carried out more than 40 airstrikes over Jabal Al-Turkmen and Jabal Al-Akrad, killing several combatants from Jabhat Al-Nusra and Jaysh Al-Turkmen in the process of the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) ground advance.

The primary target for the Syrian and Russian air forces was the stretch of land in Jabal Al-Turkmen that borders Turkey to the south.

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The situation in Aleppo 16.04.2016 | Colonel Cassad

By the middle of the month the battle of Aleppo continues to be key to the progress and outcome of the Syrian war. Irrespective of the partly existing truce (which adheres to only a part of the “green” tied to the United States) and the holding of Syria’s elections (which will not be recognized by the West, “green” and the Kurds and de facto little influence on that), the war goes on and all 3 sides of the conflict take an active part in the operations under Aleppo. As before the fights go in different directions, where the parties are fighting among themselves. As previously noted is the fact that all 3 parties are trying to conduct offensive operations to achieve decisive results related to control of roads and settlements in Aleppo, which should provide advantages in the fight for the city itself divided into zones of control.

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