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Interview between military and geopolitical analyst Izat Charkatli and Andrew Illingworth, founder of the OZ Analysis military analysis media project. The interview represents a complete summary of the successful al-Qusayr operation carried out by Syrian Arab Army and Hezbollah against Jabhat al-Nusra and the Free Syrian Army in the late-spring of 2013. The pro-government victory prevented the territorial breakup of western Syria by rebel forces and the physical isolation of Damascus city from the Syrian mainland. The analysis provided by Izat Charkatli covers the (i.) strategic backdrop to the battle, (ii.) the forces involved in the battle and their capabilities, (iii.) the phases of the battle, (iv.) the casualties suffered by both sides in the battle and the (v.) strategic outcome of the battle. Detailed motion maps of the battle and original footage are provided within the video to illustrate the analysis. Additional commentary is made on the rise of ISIS in Southwest Asia and the future political decisions the Damascus government will have make in order to consolidate its military victories and ensure the long-term reconciliation of Syria’s ethnic and sectarian issues.

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Contrary to the above report, the Al-Qusayr operation was not a success for the Syrian army. On the ground at al-Qusayr at the begining of June 2013 the army outnumbered the rebels by almost three-to-one and the army had much better firepower hardware, and the rebels were more-or-less surrounded. Alexander Lukashevich of the Russian Foreign Ministry said on 3 Jun 2013 that in al-Quseyr “the bandits [are] encircled in several city districts” and “the Syrian army is finishing a counter-terrorist operation”. But on the night of 4-5 June the rebels were able to withdraw intact from al-Quseyr. They announced their… Read more »

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For a first time hizbullah take part in these war and scoring amazing job to turn Assad side into a turning point encounter the takfiri.
At the end we know nasrullah never let their fighter with empty promised, their opponent like qardawi called them hizbuzzsyaitan now got blowback when their gang called terrorist

I think israel channel also mentioned hizbullah and Assad won in qusayr,iran also congrulate them , anybody didn’t heard that are ready turn to deaf ear