BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:15 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a massive offensive in the Wadi Barada area of rural Damascus today after ceasefire talks failed between the government and jihadist rebel factions present in this region.

Led by the 42nd Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division and Qalamoun Shield, the Syrian Arab Army stormed the the hilltops located northwest of the small town of Deir Maqran in Wadi Barada, resulting in a fierce battle with the Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham (formerly Al-Nusra Front) militants.

According to a military source in west Damascus, the Syrian Arab Army managed to capture Tal Dahr Al-Masabi and its nearby hilltops, leaving the jihadist rebels in a poor position to defend the towns of Kafri Al-Zeit and Deir Maqran.

As a result of the Syrian Army’s advance today, the jihadist rebels have reportedly mass retreated from several positions in the Wadi Barada area to the largest town in the pocket.

The jihadist rebels are surrounded from all sides and unable to avoid the Syrian Arab Army’s constant barrage of ATGMs (anti-tank guided missiles); this will likely result in the opposition’s eventual surrender of the Wadi Barada area.

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Janjak Desalin 1804
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Who’d have thought, back when the ATGM was conceptualized, that these would evolve into effective anti-personnel/COIN weapons? Expensive? True! But, Pound for pound and buck for buck, their accuracy can’t be beat. Come to think of it, back in WWII the bazooka was initially a dual-use weapon, i. e., anti-armor/pillbox buster. Hopefully, the SAA is using the 9K115 Mongrel-1, as this system is the most economical (lightweight) for this purpose. I sure would have preferred to carry this rather than that goddamned Dragon ATGM I had to drag around.

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Thus, there are now systems like Trophy to intercept these. A good CIWS mounted on an APC chassis would do great too. I cant imagine how an APC-mounted AK-630M2 would be devastating for land warfare : around 170 30mm depleted uranium shells per second, gosh, I doubt that even last generation of tanks being able to cope with and if Phalanx can intercept mortar/artillery shells, well, it’s +2.5x its rate of fire. Gosh, an A-10 approaching this would be in serious trouble…

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Thus, I mean gosh!

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Nestor Arapa

Sin contemplaciones hasta la victoria final.