Facing a long-standing highly fortified network of trenches, government forces are pursuing new tactics to break open insurgent defences west of Douma in eastern Damascus.

The Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) 106th Brigade of the Republican Guard is now exploring the so-called “bite tactics”, a method which looks to capture just a few meters at a time, thus confusing their enemies on whether to retreat or stand their ground.

According to an Al-Masdar News field correspondent, several instances have occurred where the belligerents have faced off just 20 meters from each other at the Karm al-Rasas and Alyah farms despite the relatively open field terrain.

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Capturing a number of trenches and an all-important communications building over the past week by deploying this tactic, the Republican Guard is now within striking distance of the Medical Tower Building, a facility which overlooks the Islamist stronghold of Douma.

Should the SAA capture the Medical Tower Building, this manuever would have government forces establish fire control over the main street in Douma which in turn could serve as a springboard to launch an offensive on the Islamist bastion.

Meanwhile, the Syrian Military High Command has deployed elements of the seasoned 4th division to secure the Syrian capital by capturing two adjacent rebel-held suburbs, namely Barzeh and Al-Qaboun.

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A perfect example where the habitually moronic McCain once talked cleverly at the Senate in defence of the A-10 while some USAF brass told about using B-1 and B-52 for close air support (with the idea to retire A-10 to fund the useless F-35). In such cases which occurre very often on the ground, you can do CAS with a 30mm auto-cannon but if you drop even a small bomb, you kill your own troops! A 12kg 120mm mortar shell, if blown airburst, kills at 75m so imagine if it’s a 100 or 250kg bomb… If you look for an… Read more »

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Are you autistic?

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Top brass always wants new toys. Boots want the same old effects. ROFL. p.s. Tell we want in h**l was so wrong with Your post to vote it down?

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Changing the topic a little, I have just looked at Leith Abou Fidels twitter account and he has a roll call of martyred soldiers. I know my empathy won’t dissolve the pain their families feel but I would like to offer my sincere condolences to every single soldier that has fallen during this critical fight against evil. Syria is confronting wicked people from multiple locations that have nothing at all to do with Islam and has everything to do with Israel. The ISIS criminals should think about what they are doing. If they really were practicing, honourable Muslims, they would… Read more »