Only two days after losing it to ISIS terror group, the Syrian Army recaptured Tal Sawwan hilltop following fierce battles with the group’s fighters.

ISIS took control of the hilltop along with the town of Huwaysis two days ago as part of greater offensive to capture the oil-rich area and eventually threaten the strategic Tiyas Airbase (T-4).

The economically and strategically significant area has been a raging battlefield between government forces seeking to secure oil and gas fields and ISIS militants.

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Daeshbags Sux
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Daeshbags Sux

Looks like very nice terrain to use fuel-air or cluster-bombs…

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akubaku

the problem of SAA is that they do not move for advance attacks. they wait for ISIS or SHAMI to ambush or only 2 to 10 men attack the SAA army front line and force them to retreat shame. shame on SAA. they do not have tactical ops to cover the large front line. Only few men take them out of district or even entire province….

Daeshbags Sux
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Daeshbags Sux

They lack of equipment : no body-armour, no NVG, no thermal sights, no optics/red dot on rifles, not enough close air support and a clear lack of manpower. Most of the guys that find themselves in such case are simply drafted guys doing their military service, not professional militaries. Where do you think daeshbags will attack? they firstly recon with cheap drones : yeep, the place has only a few guys, they are young so they must be drafted, to missiles, no heavy machine gun, let’s attack… Put a dozen of pros at the same place with 2 Kornet/Konkurs, 3/4… Read more »