BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:35 P.M.) – Last night, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) came under a heavy attack from a group of Islamic State (ISIS) militants near the Deir Ezzor Airport after they seized several points around the cemetery earlier in the day.

On Saturday evening, the Syrian Arab Army turned the tables on the Islamic State near the military airport, liberating several points at the western part of the cemetery and Panorama area of Deir Ezzor.

Backed by nonstop Russian airstrikes, the Syrian Arab Army has been able to forestall most of the Islamic State’s infiltration attempts around the military airport, despite the intensity of these attacks by the terrorist group.

The Syrian Arab Army will need to recover the cemetery, Jirayah village, Jabal Al-‘Amal, and Jabal Harabish before they can lift the siege imposed on the military airport by the Islamic State.

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Gabriel
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Guess the traitors from the CIA and Mossad supporting ISIS need to find another airport to launch drones from, it’s not happening in Deir Ezzor.

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It was the US Air coalition strike on SAA positions in the Tharda hills south of the Airport in September 2016 (co-ordinated with an ISIS attack) which directly led to this assault on Deir Ezzor. It was these hills which allowed the SAA to maintain fire control over surrounding territory for the guns of battery 137.

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It can be pleasing for some to read this but it’s a total tactical nonsense! If you really believe that an outpost with what? 80 guys, maybe 4-5 IFVs and a tank, can stop a 14,000 offensive, you are really out of reality! The Foreign Legion couldn’t, even if they sometimes won in a 1:50 ratio which is clearly enormous. Well, you’d need a Maginot-line fort but no way in an outpost. Now, again, dig it : without this strike which, as unpleasing it seems, permitted to f**k-up the Kerry’s ceasefire and then re-take Aleppo, actually, USAF really made Assad’s… Read more »

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Judging by the dislikes that you attract like a lightning rod i would say that you are the one talking nonsense. If you don’t understand artillery spotting and fire control then you are baby and out of your depth in any serious conversation.

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SAA needs to push due east from the airbase first, instead of trying to push northwest. If they can get to the bank of the Euphrates, using it to protect their right flank, they can envelop ISIS from the east while pushing north to link-up. This would allow them to attack the ISIS held salient that divides the airbase from the city along three axes instead of two.

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I didn’t find any account of the last time the SAA lost Sakr Island. It’s kind of a key to holding the airbase position.

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This move makes great sense, thus, I don’t feel the Sakr island is in control and it may not be so easy to circumvent, especially due to where the bridges are, thus, although I haven’t real time data, seems the “old airport” area and the Bor Sa’id street from there to the airport is under control fire, but again, is it up to date???? It seems they lost the Panorama roundabout ago after extremely violent clashes and the roaches are in an assault against the military base on the road to university. This isn’t good. Pffff, had they, as I… Read more »