BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) began a large-scale offensive in the western countryside of Palmyra last night, targeting the area northeast of the T-4 Military Airport and east of the strategic city of Quraytayn.

Led by the 800th Battalion of the Republican Guard and Shaheen Group of the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army managed to liberate a large chunk of territory around the abandoned military base north of the T-4 Airport.

This successful attack paved the way for the Syrian Arab Army to storm the Jazal Mountains for the first time since they lost this imperative site in December.

So far, there has been no reported gains from the Jazal front, despite the Syrian Arab Army’s rapid advance at several other axes.

The first phase of this offensive requires the Syrian Arab Army to reach the gas fields in northeastern Homs; once this is accomplished, they will move onto the second phase, which is liberating these sites.

 

 

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Some of us here will have noticed that there seems to be a new system of posting comments here. If a registered member finds that the comment box displays a code to post their message and actually follow that procedure , the message is then marked to be moderated before publication. The old style ‘Log In Box’ is no longer displayed and IF you are asked for a ‘code’ it means that you are NOT logged in. To log in you will need to go to the the Black tool bar at the TOP of the Al Masdar page and… Read more »

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Stern Daler

Click the remember me checkbox – should let You go back without negating the login. IT WORKS NOW IMHO.

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Stern Daler,
Thanks. I forgot that. However the auto log out time seems to be shorter now.

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Nestor Arapa

El ejercito muchas veces permite que los terroristas huyan, a mi parecer ese es el momento adecuado para lanzar bombas o misiles para acabar con todos ellos, de lo contrario seguirán cometiendo actos terroristas.

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How many times have they liberated the same place now, only to lose it again a week later? This is beginning to look like carelessness …

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War, just like is a boxing match is a dance of opportunity and sometimes a brief retreat is expedient and less costly.

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They need to figure out how to secure and hold the land they gain better.
I also think the main problem is that the Syrian army does not kill enough of the rebels in the battles. If they rebels quickly retreat, with few or no deaths, then they remain a potential threat. You would think an army within its own country should do better.

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Lack of propeller COIN or gunship aircraft that can loiter for long hours to go after and smash the roaches! You generally avoid to pursuit retreating enemies : it’s the best way to find yourself in an ambush and end TARFU.

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stop claiming every site, town, village is “imperative” , it’s stupid

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Barmin1981

Видеообозрение карт боёв в Сирии и Ираке от 15.01.2017г. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKlkAH8dCcM