Aleppo, Syria (7:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), backed by Hezbollah, launched a massive offensive on Thursday morning that targeted the southern Aleppo districts under the control of the jihadist rebels.

Led by the Tiger Forces and Hezbollah, the Syrian Armed Forces and their allies stormed the Al-Ramouseh District from four different axes, catching the jihadist rebels of Jaysh Al-Fateh (Army of Conquest) off-guard on Thursday morning.

Initially, the Syrian Armed Forces were successful, seizing several points in eastern Al-Ramouseh; however, following a counter-attack by the jihadist rebels, the government units withdrew from the captured sites, returning to the 1070 Al-Hamdaniyah Housing Project.

While this first assault could be considered a failure; it has become normal for the Tiger Forces to seize points from the jihadist rebels and then withdraw before nightfall.

The Tiger Forces did this “advance and withdraw” assault on a number of occasions during the Al-Mallaah Farms offensive in late June; it allowed them to constantly weaken the enemy defenses, while probing for new attack point.

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James Padgett
2016-08-12 05:38

I believe these jihadists would be armed very very fully with the best of U.S. weapons and many of them. So sick!

Kopfz
Kopfz
2016-08-12 07:34
Reply to  James Padgett

According to the Russian estimations, which are much lower than the Syrian, more than 1000 terrorists died in the last week in Aleppo, and another 2000 injured. That’s only about one quarter of their force out of commission, but that’s only the manpower. What Russian and Syrian air power focused on was destroying the armour and heavy weapons. More than a hundred tanks, personal carriers, and 200 other pieces of equipment were destroyed in the last week. That means that the Jihadists effectively have no armoured offensive ability. Without tanks you can’t push forward in modern warfare. They are trapped… Read more »

Coconut3
Coconut3
2016-08-12 11:01
Reply to  Kopfz

Nothing against you but you are quite naive when you think that they ran out of tanks and other equipment. Firts of all those claims by russian and syrian air force are so exaggerated and also the rebels continue to replenish themselves.

Coconut3
Coconut3
2016-08-12 12:50
Reply to  Kopfz

Nothing against you but you are quite naive when you think that rebels ran out of their tanks and other equipment. First of all those claims by russian and syrian air force are so exaggerated and also the rebels continue to replenish themselves.

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jens holm
2016-08-12 13:24
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These numbers are pure s**t and inflation of the worst kind. Not even Rommel, Patton and Montgommery had 100 tanks. Might be the russians has taken pictures of a toyshop somewhere. They might have hidden a much smaller amount of tanks and armed gun carriers many times – like killing same person many times. The rest seemes more likely more truth. Its also a complete false writing that without tanks, You cant push forward in modern warfare. The first very good descriptions about that fact is from WW2 Hitler takin Urban areas as Warzaw in Poland. Infantery hidden and protected… Read more »

Watan
Watan
2016-08-12 14:40
Reply to  jens holm

BMPs are sometimes lumped in with tanks. Stop comparing to WW2, a typical armoured division then had 150+ tanks, the germans for one only dropped below 120 tanks towards the end of the war. Patton had much more.

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Jens Holm
2016-08-12 17:06
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WW2 is very comparible. A normal german tank division as its best had a crew of almost 20.000 and Tigers units are much, much smaller, so You have to scale down. Cant see any space for 150 tanks and supply in the Aleppo enviroments. When You know how many tanks german had during WW2, then You also know how many vehicles they had. So much is not needed in Aleppo, but its not just filling up with grenades, fuel and toothbrushes for the soldiers. 20.000 for breakfast – right away. After 1943 the german tank quality fell very much. They… Read more »

Mario Baroni
Mario Baroni
2016-08-12 20:24
Reply to  jens holm

Jens, it is absolutely great that you are such good expert in the war tactics (WW2 and other)

Really soon you will have an opportunity to try it at home, Stockholm or Molme (more likely)

As the war coming to the closure (in next 1-2 yrs) where do you think all Nusra will go to? Stay in Syria to do some agricultural job? Or maybe to work on rebuilding Aleppo?

Of course they are coming to EU. Most likely Germany, Scandinavia …

Till then learn more about tactics and stop wasting time on bashing Russians…

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manuelchrut
2016-08-12 13:26
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> Without tanks you can’t push forward in modern warfare.
How so? Would you care to explain this into a bit more detail?

How many tanks the jihadists had to start with? I can imagine not that many. Also, are tanks that essential in the urban warfare?

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jens holm
2016-08-12 06:00

James Padgett.

Nothing strange in US weapons. They are the biggest weapon producer in the world because very much of it is the best.

Were they equipped with the best weapons from US, they could carry, there was no airplanes in the sky above them at all anymore.

Guest
Guest
2016-08-12 09:23
Reply to  jens holm

You are a nazi.
Russians have much much better weapons, then the US trannies.

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jens holm
2016-08-12 13:41
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Why use nazi for anyone, You only know for a few lines. Not a jewish goat f****r too.

I see Rebel-Nusras as well as KDP/YPK kurds using worlds best assault riffel named Kalasnikov too – as well as the classic russian long RPG. What about that.

Theodora
Theodora
2016-08-12 20:16
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I see Rebel-Nusras as well as KDP/YPK kurds using worlds best assault riffel named Kalasnikov too – as well as the classic russian long RPG. What about that. If I ignore fact that you just called Nusra (AlQuaida) rebels and somehow compared them with YPG… You should know (and I`m pretty sure you do) that massive arm supplies went over Balkan NATO countries toward Saudi, Turkey than Syria. Weapon from Croatia in many occasions , Bosnia, Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, also Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary…All this countries in their arsenal had (and many still have, even they are in NATO) SSSR made… Read more »

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Gerard
2016-08-12 09:39
Reply to  jens holm

You believe in nonsense are you talking?

Jean
Jean
2016-08-12 09:48
Reply to  jens holm

Not entirely correct. When it comes to air-defense , Russian-manufactured equipment still holds the record in the most efficient arsenal, supported by past wars as testimony to their efficiency, often against US assets. By the Pentagon’s own admission, the MIM-104 and PAC-3 aren’t considered as equivalent counterparts to their S-400 brethren. Russian ABM capability precludes the US by years, and it explains their superior prowess and emphasis on those kind of assets, with advanced OTH radars operating since the 60s and drastically upgraded ever since. And it’s only logical, since from the onset of the Cold War, America’s doctrine was… Read more »

Jean
Jean
2016-08-12 10:14
Reply to  jens holm

I can feel you frustration and anger at recent battlefield developments and gradual attrition on those wackos you’d like to see succeed, but even so, your claims aren’t factually or technically correct. When it comes to air-defense , Russian-manufactured equipment still holds the record in the most efficient arsenal all things considered : superior missile range and manoeuvrability, lower minimum target signature detection, multi-target capability, more advanced C3I integration, agile frequency hopping, anti-jamming aptitude, easy, modular switch from single node vs integrated operation mode, you name it. And this is supported by past wars as testimony to their efficiency, often… Read more »

Shima Dwan
Shima Dwan
2016-08-12 06:07

It take up to 4 Assault by tiger forces before capturing Mallah Farms

Harry Hayden
Harry Hayden
2016-08-12 06:02

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Сергей Сорокин
2016-08-12 08:09
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Where to contact you?

Ahmad Bayloun
Ahmad Bayloun
2016-08-12 07:23

the Tiger has his own way own tactic he always use! soon he will smash them

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jens holm
2016-08-12 13:45
Reply to  Ahmad Bayloun

Seems to be better then the others, they have. Tigers take, what the russians none smart bombs hide pr accidentiel luck. I´m not improved. Hard to be SAA these days.

Happy I`m not there at all.

koyukartal1903
koyukartal1903
2016-08-12 12:43

go syrian army

maza
maza
2016-08-12 13:24

these strange tiger forces are ruthless to enemy and i don’t understand what are their tactics i mean totally different approach they are like stealth bombers

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jens holm
2016-08-12 15:29
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Im just an amateur reading a lot during many years. Tigers are used as a breaker and task force and very expensive. They come in rapidly and smask the enemy hard – Then the normal soldiers should be able to do the rest of the job. If not, the Tigers come in and smash again. They have shown they are to trust for duing that very well – at least compared to other SAA units. And they never rund away. They MOVE back. I expect that they are the ones given the new russian very good heavy tanks. More surprice… Read more »

Sadrik
Sadrik
2016-08-12 16:58
Reply to  jens holm

If they never run away, only move back, how its possible that they handed to rebels completely operation, undamaged T90 tank during their retreat after unsuccesful attack on Mallah farms?

George Washington
George Washington
2016-08-13 00:00
Reply to  jens holm

This guy is just an angry fat old man trolling the comments section.

You aren’t teaching anyone a lesson, Jens; just making German people look stupid.

Get a new hobby, loser!

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ziomalo
ziomalo
2016-08-12 06:16

seems smart when you have technical advantage. is it true erodogan closed turkey/jihadi syria border?

David Knowles
David Knowles
2016-08-12 08:10

So not a failure then, just a part of a successful strategy that Syrian army have use in the past to win territory.

Syrian army offensive aim may not have been to hold the territory but simply to get the Jihadists to reveal their locations and enable Russian bombers to target them.

Also the Syrian army probably lack night time vision equipment to allow them to effectively fight at night time and to detect explosive devices.