Aleppo, Syria (10:32 P.M.) – A day after the Syrian Army and the allied Iraqi Harakat Al-Nujaba’ seized control of over 80% of the imperative Sheikh Sa’eed district in southern Aleppo, the pro-government forces withdrew after the jihadists launched a powerful assault before the former managed to fortify their positions.

The government troops still maintain a presence in the southern parts of Sheikh Sa’eed where they have fortified a mounting stage for future attacks on the district. Clashes persist in the embattled district.

Additionally, Sadkop and Old Ramousah remain under the control of the Syrian Armed Forces after Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham (formerly Jabhat Al-Nusra) ceded control of the area.

Should the rebel forces lose Sheikh Sa’eed to the government forces, the slim hopes of a potential lift of the siege would be long forgone.

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Terence Silvestre Jr.
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Why is it so easy for some terrorists without air support to run a SAA with their own and Russian air support and good hardwares with several allies on the ground?
Even though all my love and heart is with Syria and all its allies, that’s why I never get excited when they get some success on the ground, because the good taste takes very little before they run out cowardly against any counterattack from their enemies.

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rebels and non-rebels, like criminals and non-criminals in this case, have different motivation. Those who beheaded kid on video have already admitted death sentence.

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For a start, the SAA really don’t have the numbers to spare, nor do the terrorists but the terrorists and their commanders don’t care. Second, the offensive tactics of the terrorists are simply superior to those of the SAA. Where the SAA seem to bombard the enemy lines before storming them and leaving their defences virtually unmanned, the terrorists build pressure on the SAA lines until they near breaking point and finish them with suicide bombs before finally storming them with a reserve unit thus leaving their defences well manned. Finally, due to the numbers issue, it has become standard… Read more »

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Being a regular army not using captagon, the Syrian army cares about its soldiers’ lifes. Withdrawing and not losing lifes is better than defending an area, which will later be liberated anyway, and with much less losses.

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And I forgot the tactic to lure the terrorists in traps, as happened several times, e.g. in Deir Essor.

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Or in the 1070 complex!
This zone is even much better : it’s near an open field area : the takfiris are caught in the open. Choppers and aircraft will have more fun.

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”Withdrawing and not losing lifes is better than defending an area, which will later be liberated anyway, and with much less losses.”
To be later conquered again by the terrorists under your same argument again and again as a never ending story leading to a boring endless war for the same shame of Syria and all its allies?

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I’m afraid that your argument describe the perfect tactic of the coward who runs for his life waiting to return when the enemy is gone.
Just wait and see the outcome to see who will be right. In the meantime that’s just my personal point of view and nothing else.

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Arabs are cowards. That’s why this war was even allowed to begin, let alone persist for 6 years. Even after all this time, the vast majority of the army apparently lacks experience they say! Only the Tiger Forces are able to mount offensives, which is absurd.

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I’m afraid you’re absolutely right my friend

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It’s called a tactical retreat, and it’s what well-organised military forces will do in order to minimize casualties in a situation that offers no clear advantage. If the SAA and allies could inflict heavy casualties on the enemy by holding their positions, without suffering significant losses themselves, they’d hold. Since they haven’t had time to build defensive lines, the situation depends completely on numbers and troops skill. The SAA would win under such a situation, and their losses would be considerably less, but they can fall back and be guaranteed of creating a better situation. The civilians will have been… Read more »

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I hope you right my friend. May god give a prompt and forceful final victory to Syria and their allies soon.

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dank fur kopf

There will be news later today about Syrian and Russian air strikes on that very same district.

Why fight the terrorists when you can just drop love from above?

Also watch for news about Tiger Force being deployed to this area. That means the accurate artillery is being rolled out.

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Another strategy the SAA use occasionally is to fall back to a counter-attack, only to relaunch their attack the second the terrorists fill the district–before they get a chance to build a defensive line.

This was used in the North of Aleppo to initially encircle Eastern Aleppo. They fell back 3-4 times from memory, before establishing a kill zone when the militants gathered in numbers for a serious counter-attack.

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+100 Dank fur Kopf! Happy to see someone with understanding on how military works posting here. And yeah! Just look at the map : the area opens good potentials as kill zone according to the situation. So was the 1070 complex : in this case, they drawed an open-field force in an urban warfare kill zone, in the case above, they draw takfiris used to urban warfare into an open-field zone. SAA has VERY good tacticians, if it wasn’t the case, they’d be now finished for long! Hey, 360k jihadists and mercenaries entered Syria from Turkey over +5 years, it’s… Read more »

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“Why is it so easy for some terrorists without air support to run a SAA” => Because these terrorists are morons and are let to do so by SAA. SAA does it as so they have fewer losses but will inflict serious losses. D’you know what a yo-yo is? Terrorist play yo-yo in such case but it’s SAA that has the energy potential, not them. When you don’t understand tactics, you’re not excited, when you do so, you have a totally different view. The area will allow to much more easily use heavy weapons. You soon will bombings with heavy… Read more »

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The correct word is IMHO prudent not cowardly. To me it looks like. The SAA tries to avoid to have elite units sucked into static warfare. If SAA cannot organize an orderly line of defense before the night it withdraws. Men get tired, casualties mount. AFAIK ancient practices. SAA applies these in urban surrounding as much as possible. SAA cares for its soldiers lives / if possible. Good for morale and for growing experienced & coherent units.

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News is breaking now on Farsnews that the SAA fell back to their original front, then immediately relaunched an offensive, and have retaken most of the district again.