Syrian Civil War: military operations (the show must go on)

sparky

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Jan 2017
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Sydney
this is turning out into "Berlin last days ,the birth of a legend "
or .....heroic last stand of the faithful against the armies of the unbelievers
the painful crushing of some idiotic dickheads is the mulch on wich legend will be propagated
what's wrong with having used B-52 with earth penetrating ordinance to just make them into mulch
has the pentagon some fetish for Fuc...king up the politics
 

Nemowork

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Jan 2011
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Interesting movements of Tiger force in Idlib and Hama. The general suggestion is that theyre going to clear HTS and other hardcore remnants out of the demilitarized zone.

Im unsure whether this is political posturing to get the Turks to use their proxies to get rid of HTS, whether its a genuine effort of they'll be forced to stand down by the Turks and Americans again.
 
Mar 2016
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Antalya
Why should Turks get rid of barbarians in Idlib? Does Idlib belong to Turkey? No. Does HTS pose a serious threat to Turkey? No. Then, this duty belongs to Syrian Army, and it should be done in a manner that it serves our interests.
 
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May 2015
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The Netherlands
Why should Turks get rid of barbarians in Idlib? Does Idlib belong to Turkey? No. Does HTS pose a serious threat to Turkey? No. Then, this duty belongs to Syrian Army, and it should be done in a manner that it serves our interests.
Because Turkey promised to do so in an agreement with Russia last year. It has committed itself to the evacuation of radical groups like HTS from the demilitarized zone around Idlib.
 

Nemowork

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Jan 2011
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What he said ^^^^

Its part of the treaty agreed last year, the Turks had to impose HTS and other groups withdrawing from the demilitarised zone, presumably either by asking them nicely, halting supplies or by influencing other groups who might attack HTS.

Except of course HTS turned out to be militarily competent, the Turks had other things on their minds and the whole deal got forgotten.

Rebels 'remove weapons from Idlib buffer'
 
Mar 2016
747
Antalya
And now Turkey is backpeddling as she should considering HTS prefers to fight. It was not our responsibility. Turkey preferred a war free zone as

1 - it would create yet another refugee disaster
2 - a pro-Turkish area that Turkey controls w/o a fight is always nice

Considering 2 has been proven to be impossible, we should say good luck to Syrian Arab Army and prepare for refugee wave on border.
 
May 2015
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The Netherlands
Earlier today the Syria army launched an offensive from Northern Hama and is advancing into Greater Idlib. It will be interesting to see how far they'll go, as it is rumored to be only a limited operation targeting HTS strongholds.

Turkey-backed FSA launched an offensive against the YPG in the Tel Rifaat region a couple of days ago, but they were swiftly pushed back and lost all of their gains.
 

Nemowork

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Jan 2011
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Tiger force is involved so its going to be a serious attack.

Its been quiet for a while for the SAA though, lets see if theyve been putting their efforts into training and upgrading their regular uniits or if theyve been allowed to slack off while effort goes into the refugee problem and rebuilding.
 

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