BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:50 A.M.) – The situation in Deir Ezzor has never been this dire for the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), as they now find themselves completely surrounded by the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) at the strategic military airport.

On Monday, the Islamic State launched their third push to cutoff the Deir Ezzor Military Airport from the provincial capital, attacking the Syrian Arab Army’s defenses from several axes around the city.

As a result of this push, the Islamic State was able to seize the entire northern flank of the Deir Ezzor Airport; thus, cutting of this strategic military installation from the Syrian Arab Army’s positions at the provincial capital.

While the Syrian Arab Army is attempting to reverse the Islamic State’s gains at the moment, the situation is not likely to get any better in the coming days, as they do not have the high ground and they have no way of getting reinforcements to the airbase via helicopters from Qamishli and Homs.

In the coming hours, the Syrian Arab Army will have to retake the small village of Jiraiya from ISIS if they hope to reopen their supply route to the Deir Ezzor Military Airport.

 

 

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RUSSIA! Now is the time for you to break out the FOAB and put the true fear of god into ISIS

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It was known that Deir Ezzor province is a far better place for IS to make a last stand than Mosul or Raqqa. The province has oil, food and human resources. So the IS offensive did not come out of the blue. Air supply to Deir Ezzor city depended on the air port and the weather conditions. IS had drawn together 14.000 to attack. I hope the Syrian command has prepared sufficiently for this IS offensive and not gambled with the defenders lives like Hitler before Stalingrad or the French before Dien Bien Phu. Both places depended on air deliveries… Read more »

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Dien Bien Phu was the result of some totally moronic decision : you do not install a military base in such area! There are ways to airdrop that there weren’t at the time. Hitler refused his army in Stalingrad to retreat, thus, he, in some way hopefully, was a micromanaging moron and he was crazy. It’s terrible to say but he may have won! Thus, hadn’t be Churchill and Roosevelt serious assholes with double agenda, he could have been beaten as soon as 1943, in fact, if some Daladier and Chamberlain hadn’t dug their heads in the sand, this s**t… Read more »

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Dien Bien Phu – end of French colonialism in Asia. Now France will taste the same medicine they were prescribing to poor people of Indochina and Africa. Good for them.

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Only the elites profited from colonialism. The poor French in the colonies died of malaria. Just like today.

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You are wrong. Even today France is not bankrupt only because their former african colonies are paying huge money for colonization. Without it, every French would be much poorer.

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No. IMHO France’s lower classes do not profit much from her colonies. To the contrary – the capitalists can import cheap francophone labor from the ex-colonies. I know that France has special deals with some of its old colonies. But France is not doing any better than Germany, which has lost contact to her ex-colonies in 1918. Generally: Western working classes profit from the regulated restrictive migration policies and from abstaining from having as many children as humans in the ex-colonies / developing countries. This makes work more scarce and the non capitalist classes profit from the resulting high wages.… Read more »

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Churchill was idiot on war tactics and strategy, but was good in politics thus plotting and manipulating information, taking advantage of situation, spying, propaganda, and so on..

He have many failed military operations on his shoulders, where he sent his English people into certain death. You have many of his doings in history archives.

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Both battles hinged on supplies through an air bridge. Göring had promised his air force can supply Stalingrad, like an earlier pocket. But in the earlier case his planes had less distance and less supplies to move. 6th army was then sacrificed without adequate supplies to prevent the Kaukasus army becoming surrounded too. Dien Bien Phu became a trap when the communists moved in their FLAK and supplies did not arrive in sufficient quantity anymore. p.s. I agree, GröFaZ Hitler was the biggest single allied asset for victory. IMHO he was an un-rehabilitated WWI veteran with a battle trauma, a… Read more »

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Is Russia not going to help you more?