BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 A.M.) – The Syrian paramilitary force “Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra” (Desert Hawks Brigade) has reportedly deployed to west Palmyra after a short stint in east Quraytayn.

According to a number of Desert Hawks, their forces will lead the charge to liberate the remaining gas fields under the Islamic State’s (ISIS) control, while also pushing east towards Palmyra.

The Desert Hawks had a similar role during the last Palmyra offensive in March 2016; however, since their departure in the Spring of 2016 , the situation at this ancient city has become incredibly critical.

If the Desert Hawks are successful at Palmyra again, then they will have to continue advancing east of the gas rich town of Al-Sukhanah in order to reopen their supply line to Deir Ezzor City.

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To reopen their supply line to Deir Ezzor City sounds good.

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I can’t agree with this one. Of course, Palmyra should be captured and a huge buffer/security zone should be carried out around it. But then, the expansion should stop for now. The way from Palmyra to Deir Ezzour is tiny and long. The worst is, it is completely surrounded by terrorists which can easily permanently attack that small supply line and kill lots of Syrian soldiers. We witnessed a similar but smaller scenario in Raqqa countryside few months ago. The result was chaotic..

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Yes but they need to be close enough to Deir Ezzor to go there at short notice when things go wrong there. Else You risk a Stalingrad.

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But they should capture all the gaz fields and have a buffer zone until Ithriya, after Palmira will fall and then SAA could approach Deir Eizzor.

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Rather clean the area near Al-Bab to the lake Assad. They will be blocked.

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Yep, this is a good option. The second one is to focus on clearing the eastern sections of Qalamoun mountains near the Dumayr airport to increase the security on Damascus and to push ISIS back to the desert. I think the area of “Reef Damascus” should be cleared from all the terrorist quickly. IMHO, this is the priority.
The third option can be to take the area of east of Hamma from ISIS.

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No matter – You need to be close enough to help the troops in Deir Ezzor in an emergency. Supply line is one option.

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A long suplly line is always very bad. Look at the recent example.

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Yes. But supply line by air is the the worst option. Foul weather or new guns can impede. Only good for emergencies. As seen by the recent events at Dier Ezzor. IS took al-Makabeer and the troops were in trouble.

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I agree. But ISIS was taking back the Hayyan field. So it is no so easy.

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I love these Desert Hawks as they are one of the two best syrian army commands besides Tiger Forces. Both these elite forces are now in action and they perform “stunning” tactics in the battles theyre involved. Never fail and Unstoppable. My fave foces.

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Desert Hawks are not SAA, they’re a kind of Syrian ‘Blackwater’ privately funded by a Syrian oil mogul who doesn’t likes Daesh seizing his assets 😉

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Видео обзор карты боевых действий в Сирии и Ираке от 07.02.2017г. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bfil-EnCBQU