BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIL) has reportedly begun to amass a large force inside the Deir Ezzor Governorate in preparation for their upcoming offensive in-and-around the provincial capital.

According to a military source at the Deir Ezzor Airport, ISIS has moved a large number of fighters to this front after their failed offensive at the T-4 Airbase in the eastern countryside of the Homs Governorate.

The military source added that the Islamic State is planning on attacking the Syrian Arab Army’s positions at the 137th Artillery Brigade’s headquarters, Jabal Thardeh, and the Al-Rashidiyah District in the provincial capital.

In response to this massive mobilization of Islamic State terrorists, the Syrian Air Force has already begun to bomb the Jabal Thardeh area of Deir Ezzor, killing a large number of terrorists near their gathering point last night.

If the Syrian Arab Army can hold their ground, they will be able to launch an effective counter-offensive in conjunction with their future military operations in the Palmyra countryside.

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Janjak Desalin 1804
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Janjak Desalin 1804

SAAF might want to send at least 10 more helos of reinforcements!

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Daeshbags Sux

Better 10 Mi-24/35 gunships…

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Charles Fasola

The time has come for our Russian partners to break out the big guns, bombers and cruise missles.

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Janjak Desalin 1804

It’s time for Russia to drop an air-mech battalion into deir ez zor!

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Cruise missiles are extremely costly, they’re only really interesting to strike high value target in a contested airspace i.e A2/AD zone etc, where it’s really too dangerous for pilots/aircraft. Bombers, yes and no. Tu-95 might be really interesting as having a tremendous loitering time but the most interesting bomb would probably being the Krasnopol 152mm guided shell warhead or some 120mm guided mortar shell in number. KAB-250 guided bomb is interesting too but most of the time, in such operations, what you need is to target tactical teams, combat posts, vehicles… Doing a carpet bombing from a heavy bomber is… Read more »

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Charles Fasola

So there are no high value targets or concentrations of forces presently? Not that I completely disagree, however with present targeting abilities numbers are not necessary.

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Assad must stay

But if they are hidden in tunnels, unless you drop >1T bombs, it will be hard to destroy them.

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Charles Fasola

We can play what if games from now until next new year. Each situation requires different tactics. When I was in the jungle I made myself as light as possible. Other situations might not have tequred that.
I’m quite certain the Syrian Air Force, Russian Aerospace Forces and Russian military advisors are well aware of what tactics and ordinance are best suited for specific situations. The original point being I have my own wish that the pro-Syrian forces step it up and knock out the takfiri scum.

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Nestor Arapa

El ejercito Sirio debe arrasar sin contemplaciones, sin tregua para romper el asedio tanto en Palmyra y Dei-Ezzur.