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Syria War thread Bernd 09/10/2017 (Sun) 20:54:54 [Preview] No. 10248
Because rondam news is too small to contain it

ISIS in Deir ez-Zor got almost rekt, siege is broken.

YPG forces started their own offensive and arrived in north of Deir ez-Zor.
>US-Led Coalition ‘Will Not Allow’ Syrian Army To Cross Euphrates River In Deir Ezzor
I except they start fighting with each other soon, maybe even tomorrow, while ISIS will occasionaly bomb a car or a tank on both sides.

ISIS in eastern Homs are getting gradually removed and hopefully soon they will be containet in the east.

There was something about Israel entering Lebanon air space and Syria reacting with anti air defence but sadly I lost link to proofs.

Link to map

Bernd 09/10/2017 (Sun) 20:56:35 [Preview] No. 10251 del
> but sadly I lost link to proofs.
nevermind, I found it
>Confirmed 100% Today and for the first time the #Syrian Air Defense engaged an #Israeli target flying over #Lebanon.

Bernd 09/10/2017 (Sun) 20:58:18 [Preview] No. 10252 del
Good idea. We're hanging out with im jew on KhanTube if you're interested in watching palm trees bowing.

Thread Theme Bernd 09/10/2017 (Sun) 21:04:56 [Preview] No. 10254 del
As always, the theme song for the thread.

Bernd 09/10/2017 (Sun) 21:07:59 [Preview] No. 10255 del

Bernd 09/15/2017 (Fri) 17:57:20 [Preview] No. 10439 del
golly gee I wonder ﴾﴾﴾who﴿﴿﴿ took those dinars

Bernd 09/15/2017 (Fri) 18:19:25 [Preview] No. 10440 del
Why noone giving me free moneiz? I don't cost much, I'm not an addict, I generally live a healthy life (healthier than my average compatriot), I've constructive hobbies and can manage my budget well.
Maybe I should write to Merkel or to western NGOs something.

Bernd 09/16/2017 (Sat) 10:05:38 [Preview] No. 10463 del
>I except they start fighting with each other soon
ids habening
>Russian or Syrian airforce hit positions of SDF fighters on the East bank of Euphrates as they advance to Deir-Ez-Zur against ISIS

>I don't cost much, I'm not an addict, I generally live a healthy life (healthier than my average compatriot), I've constructive hobbies and can manage my budget well.
This disqualify you from free monies.

Bernd 09/28/2017 (Thu) 20:19:05 [Preview] No. 10731 del
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What are these guys up to? Are they just a sham?

Bernd 09/28/2017 (Thu) 20:42:17 [Preview] No. 10732 del
idk but they got dank-ass flag

Bernd 09/28/2017 (Thu) 20:47:48 [Preview] No. 10733 del
>Are they just a sham?
Nusra rebranded as a PR move to improve the opposition's image to Western eyes, so yes, they're a sham.

btw, Syrian rebels have great symbology.

Bernd 09/28/2017 (Thu) 21:12:25 [Preview] No. 10734 del
>Syrian rebels have great symbology.
>It's an overhead view of a bowl of spaghetti onna plank.

Are you seriously trying to tell me these cypto-kikes are willing to fight and die for this shit? Any serious highschool art student could top that halfassed heraldry.

Bernd 09/29/2017 (Fri) 20:04:30 [Preview] No. 10764 del
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ISIS made a succesfull attack on a road between Palmyra and Deir Ez Zor, but SAA recaptured it day later. There are still some forces east of Palmyra. Looks like ISIS have still some power, more then I though.

Also some intense bombing on rebel territory between Aleppo and Hama. Assad tried invade but was repelled.

Bernd 10/07/2017 (Sat) 07:56:13 [Preview] No. 10955 del
>from Northern Caucasus
What did they mean by this?

Bernd 10/07/2017 (Sat) 10:29:48 [Preview] No. 10960 del
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>What did they mean by this?

In Russia term "North Caucasian" or simply "Caucasian" describes Russian citizens of several specific ethnic groups.

RT just wrote article in Russian-style for foreigners who rarely get it.

Bernd 10/07/2017 (Sat) 17:31:04 [Preview] No. 10961 del
I tried to imply if this is a new Chechen war.

Bernd 10/07/2017 (Sat) 17:41:25 [Preview] No. 10962 del
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Oh that reminds me:

What's like the Russian sex?
1. Sasha lays on the mirror Masha is beneath him. Masha sounds like mása which means reflection or mirror image in Hungarian.
2. Four Russian two Chechen. [spoiler]Csecsen means on titties in Hungarian, so it's "Four Russians on two titties"

Bernd 10/07/2017 (Sat) 21:17:10 [Preview] No. 10963 del
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>I tried to imply if this is a new Chechen war.

We have news about some firefights and killing in Caucasus almost every week for years, so this Syrian campaign is meh compared to constant local happenings.

Bernd 10/07/2017 (Sat) 23:04:57 [Preview] No. 10964 del
fenno-mongol humour

Bernd 10/08/2017 (Sun) 14:30:13 [Preview] No. 10982 del
Why do Muslims often grow beard but shave mustache? Is it haram to have mustache? Or do they think this is how Mahomet looked like?

Bernd 10/08/2017 (Sun) 15:48:43 [Preview] No. 10989 del
It's not in the Qur'an but it's in the Hadith that Muslims should shave their upper lip.
It also says that Muslims have to shave body hair, and even says that this is minor jihad, which means that this is jihad a Muslim wages on his body.

Bernd 10/08/2017 (Sun) 16:22:25 [Preview] No. 10992 del

Bernd 10/08/2017 (Sun) 16:25:07 [Preview] No. 10993 del
But Jihad is the powerful way of spreading Islam. How can he jihad his body? If he accepts Islam then it's in his body already.

Bernd 10/08/2017 (Sun) 16:33:58 [Preview] No. 10996 del
You could say that when you accept Islam it's the mind or brain or soul that accepts it, and the rest of the body must be jihaded properly.

Bernd 10/08/2017 (Sun) 16:35:50 [Preview] No. 10997 del
Well, apostle Paul said that if anyone, even an angel, would teach a different gospel then he should be accursed. And then 500 years later an angel gibes Mahomet a different gospel, and accursed angel would in other words be called...?

Bernd 10/08/2017 (Sun) 16:51:37 [Preview] No. 10999 del
You might be onto something.

But soul lives in stomach. If you love you feel it in stomach if you fear you feel it in stomach if you Islam then it's in your stomach where it enters into bloodstream like nutrients which carries it all over the body.
Also wouldn't it be better to grind Koran put it into soap and wash with soap?

Bernd 10/08/2017 (Sun) 17:31:39 [Preview] No. 11000 del
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It is often known as "salafi beard", it isn't strongly required by Islam, but some branches are strict about this.

I want to have that beard but my fennomongol genes don't allow it. It barely grows on cheeks.

Bernd 10/08/2017 (Sun) 17:38:20 [Preview] No. 11001 del
Why do you want a salafi beard, Bernd?

Bernd 10/08/2017 (Sun) 17:45:13 [Preview] No. 11002 del
m8 baphomet first appears in texts around the time of 1st crusade

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Bernd 10/08/2017 (Sun) 17:51:21 [Preview] No. 11006 del
You have beard liek that?

Bernd 10/08/2017 (Sun) 17:57:18 [Preview] No. 11008 del
>Why do you want a salafi beard, Bernd?

Because there is no G-d but Allah, and Muhammad is his messenger of course.

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Bernd 10/08/2017 (Sun) 18:18:51 [Preview] No. 11011 del
nod rly, I trim sides and I don't trim moustache at all, it just doesn't grow longer for me (except in the corners)

Bernd 10/08/2017 (Sun) 18:55:16 [Preview] No. 11015 del
Doesn't your stache bother you by hanging onto your lips and into your food and drinks? I have to trim thanks for this reason. Not on the sides but over my lips.

Bernd 10/08/2017 (Sun) 19:23:56 [Preview] No. 11018 del
it does not because it doesn't even grow long enough lol, the mid section is eyebrow tier for me

Bernd 10/08/2017 (Sun) 19:48:48 [Preview] No. 11020 del
> G-d
a russian Jew Moslem, hory shid

Bernd 10/08/2017 (Sun) 19:50:35 [Preview] No. 11021 del
>my fennomongol genes don't allow it
How old are you?
I had shitty beard too years ago but now it's pretty decent.

Bernd 10/08/2017 (Sun) 20:02:10 [Preview] No. 11022 del
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32 soon. I'm old.

t. have something like 2 on pic

Bernd 10/08/2017 (Sun) 20:04:38 [Preview] No. 11023 del
>Also wouldn't it be better to grind Koran put it into soap and wash with soap?
Wow that's not very tolerant of you. Don't destroy the Koran, it might have something valuable to teach you.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=91AM7665cbo [Embed]

Bernd 10/08/2017 (Sun) 20:06:25 [Preview] No. 11024 del
o-ok nevermind me then
actually that 2nd looks like something a proper mongol would have

Bernd 10/08/2017 (Sun) 20:23:11 [Preview] No. 11027 del
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You'd look cool on a t-shirt.
t. Che


Bernd 10/08/2017 (Sun) 22:14:03 [Preview] No. 11030 del
I was 1 at 14, and then I gained a level every year
except for the moustache, only gained it once beard reached level 5

Bernd 10/15/2017 (Sun) 21:07:21 [Preview] No. 11218 del
Raqqa will fall soon.

>SDF say it has launched its final assault on ISIS in Raqqa
>Reuters: Some, but not all, foreign IS fighters have left Syria’s Raqqa city on Sunday as part of a withdrawal deal with the SDF/YPG, a local official told Reuters today.
>After the evacuation of 275 Syrian IS fighters (including some foreigners) along with their families towards Deir ez-Zour province, the SDF announce they've begun their "final assault" on the remaining IS pocket in Raqqa.
>Source at #SDF to R24: ~ 400 fighters of #Daesh still inside #Raqqa most of them are foreign fighters who refused the agreement.

Bernd 10/16/2017 (Mon) 13:29:20 [Preview] No. 11233 del
Iraq moved forces into Kirkuk and K*rds are losing their shit

Bernd 10/16/2017 (Mon) 14:17:23 [Preview] No. 11236 del
and Kirkuk is (according to RT according to Baghdad) fully under Iraqi control.

Bernd 10/16/2017 (Mon) 15:32:09 [Preview] No. 11237 del
So basically we have a new war on our hands. Iraq is against the Kurds. Turks are against the Kurds. What's the standpoint of Assad and Co's in this question. If these could join forces then the independent Kurdish state is done.

What's next for ISIS? They don't really have ties to any land they could just pop up anywhere, don't they?

Bernd 10/16/2017 (Mon) 16:19:42 [Preview] No. 11243 del
That's a lot of markers on that map.
It's like shit there is more intense then in Syria. Also why are they fighting? I know syrian kurds are gommies supported by USA, but I though iraqi ones have different views and were granted some kind of autonomy by Iraq gov?
Also also I talked with Iranian guy some time ago, and he told me that Kurds are actually an ethnic group from Iran, and that they should just return there and stop starting shit around middle east. I guess if that is true then I support this idea.

If you would monitor that map frequently you would notice that ISIS pockets pop up without warning in the middle of syrian controled territory.
I guess after raqqa they will have to go down the tiger river and remove everything from there, and then eventually hunt all the hidden remnats across the country.

Bernd 10/16/2017 (Mon) 16:26:18 [Preview] No. 11247 del
Kurds had independence referendum. Kirkuk wasn't part of autonomous Kurdistan, but was under Kurdish control after ISIS got rekt. Kirkuk was included in the referendum. Considering mass exodus of people when Iraqi army moved in, majority of actual Kirkuk inhabitants are outside as refugees anyway, and people voting for independence in Kirkuk were Kurds who moved in from elsewhere.

Oh, and should I mention, Kirkuk has oil, and was the first target Iraq threatened to seize from Kurds should they actually decide to secede.

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Otherwise, Kurds are ethnically Iranian, but borders in the Middle East don't follow neither historical nor ethnic divisions. So if anything, entire Kurdistan should be part of Iran. And in any case. Kurds aren't a single ethnic group.

Bernd 10/16/2017 (Mon) 17:10:27 [Preview] No. 11251 del
Kirkuk is rightful Turkmen clay.

Bernd 10/16/2017 (Mon) 17:16:14 [Preview] No. 11253 del
As much as I think Kurdistan deserves their independence for successfully fighting off ISIS, geopolitically they were always fucked and independence is impossible. An independent Iraqi Kurdistan would be a landlocked country surrounded by Iraq, Iran, and Turkey (and maybe Syria). They need sponsorship from at least one of these but instead all of them are antagonistic to independence.
Although what I just is not entirely true. Ironically Iran seems to be their current best bet, as they seem to be 'closet friends'. (Maybe it has something to do with >>11248 saying they are ethnically Iranian.) Assuming that PUK abandoned Kirkuk because Iran told them to is true, this is actually the correct decision for any chance of Kurdish independence/autonomy depends on Iran. An independent Kurdistan, if it ever exists, would then likely to be in Iran's sphere of influence, just like Iraq.

Bernd 10/16/2017 (Mon) 17:30:46 [Preview] No. 11255 del
>current best bet
The only bet actually. Or is it really?
Funny thing, Israel seems to be on friendly terms on Kurds if I'm not mistaken, and while they wouldn't have common border Israel is a considerable force in the Middle East.
How's the relations between Iran and Iraq? Because both Turkey and Iran are aspiring to be a leading power in the region so if Iraq has some hostility then Iran might step in to gain an ally.
But then that would be an impossible love triangle with Israel, Kurdistan and Iran.

Bernd 10/16/2017 (Mon) 17:59:22 [Preview] No. 11257 del
From what I understand about Israel, I believe they support Kurdistan for two reasons:
1) Kurds don't hate Israel
2) Their ongoing doctrine to destabilize (and keep destabilized) Middle Eastern countries to prevent any more Arab-Israeli Wars

However a great power Israel is, it's meaningless in the context of Kurdistan if they are unable to logistically and economically support them. Air logistics are infeasible on a mass scale, hence why land borders are so important. The same is true of any US support to an independent Kurdistan.

>How's the relations between Iran and Iraq?
I'm not an expert on this, but I imagine it to be fairly good, with them both being Shiites and generous military support from Iran to Iraq in fending off ISIS. As you've mentioned it yourself, Iran has aspirations to be a leading power, but personally I think their aspirations exceed that; they want to become a great power on par with the likes of US, China, Russia etc. If you're looking for a more in-depth analysis on this relationship I'm afraid I don't really have anything to add.

Bernd 10/16/2017 (Mon) 18:37:19 [Preview] No. 11258 del
Iran and Iraq are historically bitter rivals, but it would seem they're starting to cooperate lately.

The relationship between Kurds and Israel is more that Kurds want to lick Israel's boots in hope of getting something in return. So far, Israel has been supportive, but I don't think that's relevant in the big game.

Bernd 10/17/2017 (Tue) 05:17:16 [Preview] No. 11261 del
The future of Syria is still not clear. USA still could decide Assad has to go and a US (and Israel) friendly regime has to be installed there.

Bernd 10/17/2017 (Tue) 13:04:27 [Preview] No. 11267 del
Russia is fully committing to Syria, if not Assad. That Syria succumbs to American/Israeli influence while Russia has bases, jets, advanced AA, and advisers there is impossible.

Bernd 10/17/2017 (Tue) 18:51:37 [Preview] No. 11276 del
It's ogre, SDF have Raqqa.
>3,250 killed in Raqa battle, including 1,130 civilians: monitor
Some pockets of resistance remain and are waiting to be purged.

Bernd 10/24/2017 (Tue) 23:42:17 [Preview] No. 11427 del
Anyone following the Ottoman operations in Idlib? A while ago it was announced that the Turkish army (and supposedly, even the Russian Air Force) would support its loyal rebels against HTS, which is harder to deal with and refuses to obey Erdogan.

And these operations have another purpose- surrounding Afrin's Kurds. They're even clashing, though skirmishes between Turks and Kurds have happened for years in this war.

Bernd 10/25/2017 (Wed) 05:31:55 [Preview] No. 11430 del
>Anyone following the Ottoman operations in Idlib?
Probably BO.

These Turks want a slice of something. I'd bet a 100 HUF those fortifications at Dayr Sim'an are built against the Kurds.

Bernd 10/26/2017 (Thu) 16:23:11 [Preview] No. 11465 del
eh nod really, I have been very busy lately and didn't have time to follow much

Bernd 11/09/2017 (Thu) 10:49:45 [Preview] No. 11794 del

Bernd 11/09/2017 (Thu) 16:20:17 [Preview] No. 11795 del
They have other bases elsewhere, don't they?

Bernd 11/09/2017 (Thu) 18:08:19 [Preview] No. 11797 del
ISIS branches in Afghanistan, the Philipines, the Sinai, Libya and so on are just local jihadi groups that pledged allegiance (bay'ah) to Baghdadi. In fact, the same holds true for some ISIS pockets in Syria isolated from the "core" territory.

Bernd 11/09/2017 (Thu) 18:25:08 [Preview] No. 11799 del
So they're small timers. Will Isis be finished with this? Will their movement resurrected elsewhere as someone's tool?

Bernd 11/09/2017 (Thu) 20:44:35 [Preview] No. 11803 del
They've spent many years as one of the minor groups holding no territory, so they'll just revert to that state and focus on terrorist acts and desert guerilla activity. But now they've definitively lost the mantle of foremost jihadi group; someone else will have the strength and boldness to lead a new group into the same spot in the future.

Bernd 11/19/2017 (Sun) 20:41:43 [Preview] No.12030 del
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I only wanted to post a screen with current situation.

Bernd 11/22/2017 (Wed) 06:24:00 [Preview] No.12073 del
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Looks like they wanna trap faggots inside Qurayyah and Asharah.

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There's been fighting on Hama and Damascus over the past few days. I guess the slightly slower pace at the border is due to some loyalist forces returning to western Syria.

Bernd 11/23/2017 (Thu) 06:20:43 [Preview] No.12098 del
Is there any info on the strength of the parties out there? Should be a list of units on SAA, an order of battle or some such and estimates on rebel forces too.

Bernd 11/24/2017 (Fri) 01:41:44 [Preview] No.12112 del
There are outdated estimates of the strength of each faction, see pic related. Getting orders of battle is much harder, though. For the rebels and SDF, we know of individual rebel groups and their coalitions, but not of the internal structure of these groups. An interesting thing is the territory held by each rebel group, which is largely uknown and only becomes apparent when they fight each other.

For the loyalists, the SAA's prewar order or battle is known, but that's not very useful. From the very beginning, political distrust, draft dodging and defections meant only a fraction of it was actually mobilized. The regime resorted to other sources of manpower, and thus the SAA has become just one of the several loyalist forces, together with foreign fighters (Hezbollah, Palestinians, Afghans, Iraqis, Russians and Iranians), local forces (NDF and tribes), private forces (Desert Hawks until their disbandment), sectarian or ideological militias (Ba'ath Brigades, Syrian resistance and the Shi'a and Druze militias) and so on.
There have been attempts to document its wartime order of battle, but they've always rapidly become outdated. But whenever there's a new battle, usually the units present are informed.

As for ISIS, I have no clue. All that's known are some specific rebel groups and tribes that pledged allegiance.

Bernd 11/24/2017 (Fri) 06:27:47 [Preview] No.12115 del
Thx. I'll check these out.

Bernd 11/24/2017 (Fri) 21:06:47 [Preview] No.12125 del
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Dolan phoned the Kayser-i Rûm for some serious discussions about the Middle East.

The most serious result was his pledge to stop arming the SDF:
>“President Trump instructed [his generals] in a very open way that the YPG will no longer be given weapons. He openly said that this absurdity should have ended much earlier,” Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu told reporters after the phone call

Someone on Plebbit claimed that Trump would blackmail Erdogan by threatening to blacklist T*rkish banks that broke sanctions against Iran. However, all we know so far is that America gave a concession to Turkey, pledging to stop arming the YPG. See:

>“President Trump instructed [his generals] in a very open way that the YPG will no longer be given weapons. He openly said that this absurdity should have ended much earlier,” Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu told reporters after the phone call

Nothing was said about air support and military advisors, but this is already a victory for Erdogan. So Trump either traded this pledge + not blacklisting the banks for a greater concession from Turkey, or he didn't mention the banks and went for a smaller concession. Which likely consists of Turkey slowing down its buildup of relations with Russia and Iran.

sage Bernd 11/24/2017 (Fri) 21:07:33 [Preview] No.12126 del
fucked up the formatting real bad this time

Bernd 11/25/2017 (Sat) 08:07:05 [Preview] No.12127 del
Iran-Russia-Turkey tripoint when?

Bernd 11/27/2017 (Mon) 00:39:57 [Preview] No.12164 del
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SDF have reached the border and will now mop up ISIS in the desert.

More importantly, several sources have claimed that the SDF will merge with the SAA once the war is over and a deal is achieved.

Minor news: a panorama of how ruined Syrian infrastructure is.

Bernd 11/27/2017 (Mon) 00:41:59 [Preview] No.12165 del
The "federal system" is the PYD's hope for a decentralization reforms and more autonomy for the north. Assad has repeatedly stated that he wants to keep Arab power and centralized control, but Russia has proposed some level of decentralization and may thus secure it in a future peace deal.

Bernd 11/27/2017 (Mon) 17:38:01 [Preview] No.12176 del
What foreign powers will have a say in the Syrian peace? Maybe I read (when I read) one sided news but Russia, Turkey and Iran reserves this "burden" for themselves, meanwhile any other powers only can stand around and watch history pass them (especially the USA seems to be cucked hard).

Bernd 11/27/2017 (Mon) 20:31:19 [Preview] No.12182 del
Those three will still have to accept America to the peace talks or else they'll face retaliation elsewhere. Besides, the burgers still have bargaining chips - their base at the Jordanian border and their SDF allies.

Nonetheless, the course of this war since 2015 has humiliated Western powers and frustrated their ambitions.

Bernd 11/30/2017 (Thu) 13:26:30 [Preview] No.12221 del
Important proofs

https://youtube.com/watch?v=evswKLihqYM [Embed]

Bernd 11/30/2017 (Thu) 21:06:14 [Preview] No.12234 del
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>pasta factory reaches full capacity

There was a Soviet urban legend about pasta factories, that they would produce bullets in war times. And that most types of pasta has diameter of 7.62 because this.

As far as I know it isn't true though.

Bernd 12/01/2017 (Fri) 06:17:31 [Preview] No.12235 del
Are you sure it was pasta?
We have that urban legend about cigarette factories and canneries. The cig's diameter is 7.62 mm, the slim's is 5.56. The smaller can is grenade size, the larger one is 120mm.
Nevertheless it is true or not these urban legend reflects an age when factories were planned for easy change to wartime production.
We also had another aspect in the mix to have a great joge. The socialist regime in it's last two decades closed it's eyes - almost supported - when people "communized" stuff from their workplaces. So a saying emerged: "No matter what I stole from the factory when I assemble it at home, it's a T-34."

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Yes, cigarettes were in legend too. There is also versions about buttons (legend says they have autocannon caliber like 20 or 30 mm), vodka bottles (artillery shells) and even soap bricks (same size as some explosives).

I can't remember about canneries and it is look logical - canned food is required even at war as main type of food for soldiers, so these factories wouldn't change main product.

>Nevertheless it is true or not these urban legend reflects an age when factories were planned for easy change to wartime production.

It is true that factories will change production, but you can't actually make bullets on spaghetti- or cigaterre-making machine, and thing about diameters is mostly a lie. Technical process of making cigarette, pasta or bottle is pretty much different than same process for ammunition and related things.

More generic tools of factory will be surely used for war needs, but it isn't easy fast change.

>No matter what I stole from the factory when I assemble it at home, it's a T-34

Yes, same joke exist here.

>people "communized" stuff from their workplaces

And even same term for stealing from work.

Bernd 12/01/2017 (Fri) 13:21:58 [Preview] No.12243 del
>when people "communized" stuff from their workplaces
I've heard "luchar" (literally "to fight") is an euphemism for that in Cuba.

Bernd 12/02/2017 (Sat) 07:23:07 [Preview] No.12260 del
>thing about diameters is mostly a lie
Mostly not. The cigarette really is 7.62 and the slim is 5.56.
That's been said cigarettes are war materials as well and needs to be produced in wartime.

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Not Syria, but close enough:


Have the Houthis just shot themselves in the foot?

Bernd 12/04/2017 (Mon) 17:00:42 [Preview] No.12297 del
>shot themselves in the foot?
Being the (ex-)leader it's more like a headshot.

>fighters cried "Praise to Allah!"
What an unexpected turn of events.

Bernd 12/04/2017 (Mon) 17:28:49 [Preview] No.12300 del
Fuck, should I buy oil and hope for a full scale war in the Gulf?

Bernd 12/04/2017 (Mon) 19:39:17 [Preview] No.12306 del
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>doing side deals with Al-Qaeda
Without the knowledge if the US. Very talented person indeed.

>This alliance was as extraordinary and even more cynical as the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact that consummated the deal between Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin, the leaders of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, on the eve of World War Two in 1939.
>The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of RT.

Bernd 12/04/2017 (Mon) 21:23:26 [Preview] No.12308 del
It is pretty fun that word "terrorist" is used in this context now. ISIS in Syria couldn't be really called terrorists because full scale rebellion/civil war/insurgency/whatever is not terrorism in original meaning, even if it conducted by organization that supports terror acts abroad. Or you may call Germans from WW2 terrorists too (from Allied point of view).

Looks like American "war on terror" did a good work, now every bad dude is terrorist. Will we see terrorists as nation in future?

Bernd 12/04/2017 (Mon) 23:08:16 [Preview] No.12312 del
Technically even Somaliland is a terrorist entity with no legitimacy in the eyes of legalistic "international relations" fags.

Bernd 12/05/2017 (Tue) 17:46:11 [Preview] No.12315 del
They just throwing around arbitrary terms in the hope of demonizing the enemy and justifying their own actions in the eye of the public. "Terrorist" is the new Nazi. Well, not really new it's going on for a while now.

Bernd 12/05/2017 (Tue) 23:15:39 [Preview] No.12366 del
Ye it's like how Germans called our resistance during WW2 "bandits".

Bernd 12/06/2017 (Wed) 06:09:24 [Preview] No.12373 del
Wait. Slovenia had resistance?

Bernd 12/06/2017 (Wed) 08:24:07 [Preview] No.12377 del
Yea, coopted by commies. But established separately from general Yugoslav partisans, about a month earlier, and only later internally coup'd by commies.

Bernd 12/06/2017 (Wed) 16:38:03 [Preview] No.12386 del

Bernd 12/06/2017 (Wed) 16:49:10 [Preview] No.12387 del
Great. Now the leftover fighters of those units can swarm into Europe to form terrorist cells.

Bernd 12/06/2017 (Wed) 17:01:48 [Preview] No.12388 del
Ebin, however map shows some teritories are still under isis control

Bernd 12/07/2017 (Thu) 17:42:55 [Preview] No.12425 del

What are the Kurds up to? They previously claimed that Russia wasn't operating east of the Euphrates.

Bernd 12/07/2017 (Thu) 18:52:18 [Preview] No.12428 del
They probably trying to secure a chair at the conference table so they try to be more cordial with the other concerned parties I guess.

Bernd 12/08/2017 (Fri) 17:26:19 [Preview] No.12448 del
I've two more thing to add.
An organization can be viewed as terrorist depending how it treats the civilian populace. For example a guerrilla group who (deliberately) attacks civilian targets isn't guerrilla anymore but terrorist.
Then the scale on a group works doesn't really matters. Even states can be considered terrorist if they use terror (inducing crippling fear in the civilians to make them obey, a more or less typical example is Hungary in the first half of the 1950's) on the populace.
So with that in mind I would say ISIS can be called as a terrorist organization.

Bernd 12/08/2017 (Fri) 17:42:14 [Preview] No.12449 del
You can blame the EU's forced migration policy for that. Didn't have to happen now did it?

Bernd 12/08/2017 (Fri) 17:44:46 [Preview] No.12450 del
Who wants to be a part of the new "United States of Europe" plan? Anyone... anyone...?

Bernd 12/08/2017 (Fri) 18:10:23 [Preview] No.12451 del
Not exactly new. It has some advantages but national identity would suffer on the long run and no basis to form an European identity which could take that place over. Without that there won't be any will in the people to preserve that political unit and this would make it susceptible to foreign attacks. This would be the end of USE some other state/states would form on the ashes assimilating those who left.

Bernd 12/13/2017 (Wed) 13:23:56 [Preview] No.12565 del
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KC tier article about the source of ISIS weapons, including its ersatz military industry.

Bernd 12/18/2017 (Mon) 17:51:24 [Preview] No.12628 del
https://youtube.com/watch?v=_4zXI0X8Brc [Embed]
This short film was released few weeks ago. It's about war with isis-related organizations in Philippines.

Bernd 12/18/2017 (Mon) 18:13:28 [Preview] No.12630 del
>extraordinary men of courage and determination step up to the challenge and liberate the oppressed
Puked a little.
However I would feed the same to ones who have to do what's necessary. And even feel the same.

Bernd 12/21/2017 (Thu) 17:38:15 [Preview] No.12675 del
Loyalist-rebel fighting is back in full force. Besides some other clashes, fighting is mostly taking place on three fronts: the greater Idlib area, attacked from the south (where Suheil al-Hassan has arrived recently) and east, and the Beit Jenn pocket near the Golan Heights.

Bernd 12/21/2017 (Thu) 17:47:59 [Preview] No.12676 del
I found this funny, posted on the main news board:

Ultimate Irony: Syrian Army Using US Weapons Captured From ISIS To Defend Syrian Land


Bernd 12/21/2017 (Thu) 18:33:20 [Preview] No.12677 del
Well, karma is always there to bite you in the ass.

Bernd 12/26/2017 (Tue) 12:42:46 [Preview] No.12735 del
What is situation on Assad-YPG line? Will there be peace? Will they allow assad to purge the green areas now?

Bernd 12/26/2017 (Tue) 17:01:24 [Preview] No.12741 del
>What is situation on Assad-YPG line?
The truce still holds.

>Will there be peace?
Assad has repeatedly stated his intention to crush Rojava, but its ultimate fate rests on whatever Russia, Turkey and America agree on.

>Will they allow assad to purge the green areas now?
He's already doing it.

Apparently rebels in the Beit Jenn pocket have already negotiated their surrender and evacuation with the government.

Bernd 12/26/2017 (Tue) 20:28:38 [Preview] No.12745 del

Bernd 12/27/2017 (Wed) 07:39:50 [Preview] No.12749 del
>Definition of gay
>a : happily excited : merry - in a gay mood
>b : keenly alive and exuberant : having or inducing high spirits - a bird's gay spring song
Death have never been more cheerful.

Bernd 12/27/2017 (Wed) 16:29:31 [Preview] No.12759 del

Erdogan has changed his rhetoric and is now back to criticizing Assad. What's going on? He had previously been drifting towards the Russian side. Turkey's true intentions are difficult to ascertain while it constantly goes back and forth between America and Russia.

Bernd 12/27/2017 (Wed) 19:15:25 [Preview] No.12764 del
The weapons of IS (downloadable pdf):
Hungary is on the proud 4th place.

Bernd 12/28/2017 (Thu) 21:46:39 [Preview] No.12775 del

Bernd 01/10/2018 (Wed) 17:09:00 [Preview] No.12992 del
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Are they trying to cut the rebel in half or just want to take the airbase at Abu ad Duhur?

Bernd 01/10/2018 (Wed) 18:01:07 [Preview] No.12993 del

Bernd 01/10/2018 (Wed) 19:01:44 [Preview] No.12995 del
This government attack is very problematic. It displaced 100 000 civilians. We have to open the borders for them it's our humanitarian duty in the name of European Values.

Bernd 01/11/2018 (Thu) 17:28:04 [Preview] No.13007 del
needs more sad kids

I see Assad moved his troops that fighted isis and used full force about rebels. I have expected something on kurdish-syrian border but as for now there's nothing. Article mentions Assad wants to take back control of 100% of the land, which means he will have to do something about kurds eventually. Also Russia was against that offensive, but will they actually do something to stop it?

Bernd 01/12/2018 (Fri) 00:07:08 [Preview] No.13025 del
>I see Assad moved his troops that fighted isis
Not just his own troops. Now that the war in Iraq is over, Iraqi Shia militias and Iranian assets previously tied over the border are now back to Syria.

>Article mentions Assad wants to take back control of 100% of the land, which means he will have to do something about kurds eventually.
He wants to crush Rojavathe "Democratic Federation of Northern Syria", but there'll be nothing he'll be able to do if America, Russia, Iran and Turkey decide that there should be an autonomous region or if America decides to prop up its sphereling by keeping a permanent military presence there -a real possibility, though it'd push Erdogan even further away into the Russo-Iranian side.

>but will they actually do something to stop it?
They can stop doing air strikes.

Bernd 01/12/2018 (Fri) 07:20:23 [Preview] No.13028 del
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>but will they actually do something to stop it?

They can ask Assad to stop and it is in his interests to do it.

Assad did many stupid things in the past (alienating Kurds was a mistake for example), and he clearly knows that going against will of main supporter is a pretty bad move. Dreaming about big united Syria is fun, but he technically couldn't make it, it is obvious, he barely survived war with local jihadist.

Although sometimes I think that stupidity of Middle Easterners isn't a joke or a stereotype.

Bernd 01/13/2018 (Sat) 10:57:51 [Preview] No.13037 del
>needs more sad kids
Also /r/ing the photoguy (see picrel) template/exploitable version. Maybe someone has it.
I searched 7chan/gfx/, ED/ohexploitable, 4chan's boards related in any way with photos or graphics, and my ancient chanfolder on some hdd gathering dust where I found some pictures with him but no template sadly. I tried to make one out of the lonely one with the acceptable resolution but he don't has the whole shoe on his visible leg which limits his usage.

Bernd 01/13/2018 (Sat) 16:53:03 [Preview] No.13038 del
>great meme
>moves dead baby
>for better shot
>sends to web domain who makes shitload of money of dead baby picture
>through their shitty news org

Bernd 01/13/2018 (Sat) 20:09:45 [Preview] No.13043 del
Almost there

Bernd 01/14/2018 (Sun) 12:21:00 [Preview] No.13053 del
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It looks like rebels launched a counterattack behind the main SAA force slogging toward the airfield. They might want to ambitiously cut them off or they try to divert attention and bait the government forces to commit more units on that part of the front which could delaying the airfield's occupation and slow the northward advancement. This would give some time to the rebels for evacuating their forces from the eastern pocket.
Too bad I dunno how units are deployed.

Bernd 01/14/2018 (Sun) 22:06:00 [Preview] No.13064 del

Bernd 01/15/2018 (Mon) 16:35:38 [Preview] No.13071 del
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So in the west on the Khuwayn front the rebels has the upper hand for now and on the east side of the Abu ad Duhur salient ISIS became active attacking both government and rebel forces. SAA advances stopped it seems after they gulped a big green blob NE from the airport. They want to control that road coming from Aleppo and cut through the rebels along it. Might be the only usable supply and transportation route there.

Bernd 01/15/2018 (Mon) 19:22:26 [Preview] No.13072 del
So do we have a failed blitzkrieg?

Bernd 01/15/2018 (Mon) 19:59:56 [Preview] No.13077 del
I would say not yet. I think the SAA sorts it's lines, regroups. I dunno when they started this offensive but this is the fifth day we follow it. It might be still early.

Bernd 01/17/2018 (Wed) 06:32:32 [Preview] No.13112 del
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Still nothing.
Bombing campaign against the rebels but the targets don't really seem to be fighting units. Of course they can be other military targets, HQ's, ammo depots etc.
Some movement in the north.
A railroad is running very close to the rebels. Is it still in working order? Maybe it needs to be some securing first?

Bernd 01/17/2018 (Wed) 18:11:09 [Preview] No.13122 del
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Suddenly ISIS active as fuck, soon cutting off the spearhead of SAA at the airport. South of them that red truck is government reinforcement heading north, I think it's earlier event than the ISIS action so those units now might be north of the black area.
The SAA started something at the road NE from the airport tho.

Bernd 01/17/2018 (Wed) 18:16:55 [Preview] No.13123 del
"30,000 new forces" would be enough to do it I suppose!

Bernd 01/17/2018 (Wed) 18:29:47 [Preview] No.13124 del
Is that a reference to something? Link or a summary?

Bernd 01/18/2018 (Thu) 00:02:43 [Preview] No.13137 del
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Is anyone following the situation in Afrin? Erdogan was made bombastic statements about crushing it, Turkish reinforcements have showed up at its borders and rebels exchanged shellings and skirmished with the YPG. All of this happens every once in a while and then deescalates, but now America has declared it doesn't care and the SDF has sent reinforcements through regime territory. This is most likely just Erdogan attention whoring as usual, but perhaps it'll be more than that.

Jihadi Julian was butthurt at that ISIS pocket's existence. Now he's just clueless.

Bernd 01/18/2018 (Thu) 06:30:06 [Preview] No.13140 del
>Is anyone following the situation in Afrin?
Barely. You summed up what I know. Some border clashes with the promise of escalation while Erdogan playing tuff guy.

Bernd 01/19/2018 (Fri) 12:53:24 [Preview] No.13169 del
It's only escalating. Syria has threatened to fight back any Turkish intrusion, but that's just rhetoric. America has asked Erdogan to back down, but that's also rhetoric. Turkey's defense minister has just said that they have no other option and the operation has de facto started. What is relevant is that, after some talks between Russians and Turks, Russia has evacuated Afrin. Is Erdogan serious this time?

>flags with Apo's face
>w-we've got nothing to do with the PKK!

Bernd 01/19/2018 (Fri) 13:32:40 [Preview] No.13170 del
>Al-Mayadeen says Russian troops have not withdrawn and have set up new observation points in Tell 'Ajar east of Afrin
Moved out of the way?

Bernd 01/19/2018 (Fri) 17:17:37 [Preview] No.13174 del
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Suddenly everyone's busy everywhere.

At that pocket SAA resumed the offensive with a detour. The resistance could be too much on that main road?
Meanwhile ISIS takes over that area. In the place of the rebels I would withdraw my troops out of there asap. If they do that then it's more understandable the ISIS' advance.
Where does ISIS gets it's supplies from? Where do they get it in that particular area? They need food, ammo, medicine, clothing, weapons, spare parts, other equipment. That area doesn't seem to be the largest producers of goods. Of course the warring parties take each others stuff as spoils of war but still.

Bernd 01/19/2018 (Fri) 17:20:51 [Preview] No.13175 del
Oh I forgot the German rapper! What's up with that?

Bernd 01/19/2018 (Fri) 20:35:39 [Preview] No.13177 del
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Yeah I am curious too. Last I heard, 2015 or so, ISIS was going to kill him for marrying a spy, so he was trying to get asylum back in Germany. Deso Dogg is the name, btw.

Bernd 01/19/2018 (Fri) 20:55:43 [Preview] No.13179 del
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Leddit already has a megathread on the Afrin, and the first reports are already showing up of casualties and skirmishes. It's happening.

>Suddenly everyone's busy everywhere.
Pic related is the weather at Idlib province. Maybe that's part of why the main battle stalled for a while.

>Where does ISIS gets it's supplies from? Where do they get it in that particular area?
Some of it is smuggled and some is bought from corrupt besieger officers. Besieged areas even have some level of civilian trade going on. See, for instance:


>Abu Ayman is a trader from the city of Mesraba near Douma and continues to run a dairy there. He supplies Eastern Ghouta with food and fuel, relying on personal relations with regime officials to get his supplies checkpoints through the Harasta checkpoint (northeast of Damascus city). He then delivers the products to customers in the city, charging prices up to 20 times higher than in Damascus.
>Merchants send and receive supply orders on opposite ends of the tunnel. The battalions allow goods to pass through the tunnels in exchange for a percentage of the sale value, which varies by type of good.

Bernd 01/19/2018 (Fri) 20:56:52 [Preview] No.13180 del
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wrong picture

Bernd 01/20/2018 (Sat) 16:43:49 [Preview] No.13191 del

Bernd 01/20/2018 (Sat) 22:44:30 [Preview] No.13194 del
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They're bringing in their Syrian rebel lackeys as cannon fodder.

Bernd 01/21/2018 (Sun) 07:29:55 [Preview] No.13195 del
>If others can die instead of you why would you endanger yourself?
T*rk proverb

Bernd 01/21/2018 (Sun) 09:20:29 [Preview] No.13197 del
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Bernd 01/21/2018 (Sun) 16:58:15 [Preview] No.13202 del
meanwhile on r/syriancivilwar

Bernd 01/22/2018 (Mon) 01:02:40 [Preview] No.13232 del
Lol. Anyone noticed that on liveuamap, East Prussia is marked as Russian occupation?

Bernd 01/22/2018 (Mon) 01:36:20 [Preview] No.13233 del
yes lmao
is there even any serious voice from germany saying that they want it back?

Bernd 01/22/2018 (Mon) 07:16:00 [Preview] No.13235 del

I'm more amused that they marked Tuva, although in slightly different color. Why? I can't find any explanation.

Bernd 01/22/2018 (Mon) 16:42:04 [Preview] No.13240 del
Oh, on russia.liveuamap? bc East Prussia is marked on the Ukraine map for some reason, as is Baykonur (reasonable I guess).

I guess the annexation of Tuvan People's Republic in 1944 had dubious legality, since instead of joining Soviet Union as a separate republic it was simply absorbed into Russia. But same could be said about Karelo-Finnish SSR, I guess? Though that move was supposed to symbolise that Soviet Union didn't also intend to push claims over the rest of Finland, joining it into the SSR.

I see Tatarstan is marked too. Even more confused why.

Bernd 01/22/2018 (Mon) 17:18:51 [Preview] No.13244 del
On europe.liveuamap too.

>I guess the annexation of Tuvan People's Republic in 1944 had dubious legality, since instead of joining Soviet Union as a separate republic it was simply absorbed into Russia

It is pretty strange reason. It is absorbed into RSFSR as national republic (it is too small to be proper union member) and it also happened peacefully. And Tuvans had no separatism at all, maybe because they are located in very remote place where government has no proper control at all.

Tuva is very dangerous and criminal place, it has murder rate on par with South American top (few years ago it was 80 murders for 100k, now it is only near 50), but nobody cares because it is remote place where only unlucky people live. I guess most of Russians don't even know that Tuva exists.

But if you want to mark problematic regions of Russia, Tuva isn't on top at all. It is the Caucasus that may be marked as big red spot.

>I see Tatarstan is marked too. Even more confused why.

It can be explained easily: recently there was big conflict between local elites and federal center about teaching Tatar language in schools. It was required before, but now it is only Russian, and Tatar is additional and non-required. It was a big thing in media here, especially considering that Tatarstan elites were very influential before Putin, and have some influence now. Region is also pretty developed and powerful, and known for its mild nationalism.

Bernd 01/22/2018 (Mon) 17:33:07 [Preview] No.13245 del
>It can be explained easily: recently there was big conflict between local elites and federal center about teaching Tatar language in schools. It was required before, but now it is only Russian, and Tatar is additional and non-required. It was a big thing in media here, especially considering that Tatarstan elites were very influential before Putin, and have some influence now. Region is also pretty developed and powerful, and known for its mild nationalism.
Ah cool, thx for info.

Bernd 01/22/2018 (Mon) 20:45:49 [Preview] No.13250 del

T*rks and K*rds are chimping out against each other abroad

Bernd 01/22/2018 (Mon) 20:55:39 [Preview] No.13251 del
the usual then kek
I wonder if I'll see them at it in München when I go there on Friday

Bernd 01/23/2018 (Tue) 06:27:59 [Preview] No.13254 del
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Sometimes I see on this map habbenings with "unconfirmed" or similar label. What counts confirmed to their standards?
I hope the Kurds will hold on and get their own state sometimes.

Bernd 01/25/2018 (Thu) 09:50:48 [Preview] No.13293 del
>White House Homeland Security Adviser Bossert says would prefer if for now Turkey would remove itself from the conflict in Afrin, Syria
<Turkish Foreign Minister announces his country's refusal to discuss the safe area in Syria with Washington

Bernd 01/25/2018 (Thu) 11:20:31 [Preview] No.13294 del
Kebab isn't going to remove itself.

Bernd 01/25/2018 (Thu) 22:16:30 [Preview] No.13313 del
Turkish German tanks in Syria.

Would Turks use their new Altay tanks for proper battle testing? At least it would be interesting, because this madmax-style war mixed with airstrikes is boring.

Bernd 01/25/2018 (Thu) 23:48:41 [Preview] No.13314 del
nice tanks, they do reminded me of tigers a bit

Bernd 01/26/2018 (Fri) 19:14:34 [Preview] No.13330 del
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On the Syria nothing new. The airport is secured by the SAA, the situation around Afrin didn't changed a lot. More dead I presume.

Yeah, it has that angular look on it's turret.

Maybe they are afraid their shiny new steel is gonna get dirty or new holes.

Bernd 01/27/2018 (Sat) 14:49:20 [Preview] No.13348 del
So neither US nor Russia supports Turkey's "intervention" in Syria. But wouldn't really stop it maybe not even a "deeply concerning" would be said. Did Turkey commit her troops (beside artillery and air force) or she just uses Syrian rebels against the Kurds?

Bernd 01/28/2018 (Sun) 00:42:03 [Preview] No.13360 del
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>But wouldn't really stop it maybe not even a "deeply concerning" would be said

If USA troops would stay in Manbij region, Turks couldn't do much, so Americans can stop any Turkish action. Would they do it? I think eastern Kurdish part will be protected, there is no profit for Americans to give that part to Turkey. They may allow Turks to get Afrin region just to make Turkey happier in this conflict and get some diplomatic problems solved.

>nor Russia supports Turkey's "intervention" in Syria

Russia actually doesn't care. Kurds aren't best friends of Russia and Assad, they are supported by USA, so idea is to let USA care about it. Looks like there is agreement that Russia stops caring about intervention and Turkey stops caring about Assad messing with Idlib. It's good for both.

>Did Turkey commit her troops (beside artillery and air force) or she just uses Syrian rebels against the Kurds?

Looks like it is mostly rebels like in previous operation, and scale isn't really big. Turkey surely uses some of land forces though, mostly for operations near border.

Bernd 01/28/2018 (Sun) 08:13:26 [Preview] No.13361 del
So basically Russia wouldn't lift a finger to help the Kurds and the US while the Americans would stay in the area it's uncertain what would they do.
I think giving parts from a country to another never was a possibility we discussed the myth of the sanctity of the current borders elsewhere and as far as I know the great powers making decisions imagine the region with Kurdish majority remains as a part of Syria after the war is over.
But a Kurdish dominated autonomous region would endanger Turkey herself. The Kurd minority (about 15 million people) in Turkey could get help from there and could led ... maybe even to a war of independence in Turkey. A new source of conflict destabilizing the region again. And Turkey is an important NATO member and the neighbour of Russia. They sure won't allow such things to happen.
So not giving North-Syria to Turkey but maybe they could just let them in for a little. You know a little bit of policing, peacekeeping, genociding. Not much, just about enough.

Bernd 01/28/2018 (Sun) 09:32:24 [Preview] No.13362 del
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>I think giving parts from a country to another never was a possibility we discussed the myth of the sanctity of the current borders elsewhere

Yes, it is 2018 and changing borders is no-no. But they can easily make multiple "autonomous regions" or something that will be technically independent. Concept of self-proclaimed states, like Transnistria, is working, and may work for long time.

So, if situation wouldn't change much, there will be "real" Syria with Assad (and international community will shit on him every year, but who cares), Kurdish/SDF-controlled region in northwest with great autonomy and Turksh-controlled region in North too. Although every actor in this play tries to cut more good things for himself, so everything may change.

>But a Kurdish dominated autonomous region would endanger Turkey herself.

Main problem that this region already exists as result of current war. So now Turkey has few choices: 1) allow Assad to control it again 2) control it by itself 3) do nothing.

First is not so good because Assad isn't friendly to Turkey, and he may allow Kurds to be half-independent to prevent another conflict. Americans also don't want to give this to Syria or Turkey, and Assad has no power, he already has large amount of problems without Kurds.
Second is best: Turks install some "free government" with controlled "FSA" people, and can control border and local customs heavily. It will be problematic region, but at least somewhat controlled.
Third is more honest (don't messing with this shit at all), but creates hostile autonomous region without any control, even without Assad who can try pacify the Kurds. Turkey surely doesn't want it.

Bernd 01/28/2018 (Sun) 09:47:50 [Preview] No.13363 del
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Also sometimes I go and read comments on events at liveuamap to make my brain rest.

Bernd 01/28/2018 (Sun) 10:24:37 [Preview] No.13364 del
>there will be "real" Syria with Assad
>1) allow Assad to control it again
Even on the Iranian-Russian-Turkish meeting after the ISIS was reduced to it's current size they agreed on something like: in the end peace will be without Assad.
>Second is best: Turks install some "free government" with controlled "FSA" people, and can control border and local customs heavily.
That's why America won't do anything to stop them. Turkey won't annex the region (she isn't allowed anyway) but still the old regime wouldn't be restored and the area would be under the supervision of a close ally of the USA. After a good cleansing, I'm sure the Turks could find some war criminals to execute.

Turkiye my greatest ally.

Bernd 01/28/2018 (Sun) 14:17:48 [Preview] No.13366 del
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Isn't liveuamap banned in the Ottoman Empire?

Bernd 01/28/2018 (Sun) 14:56:29 [Preview] No.13367 del
>pocket still not crushed
come on assad, make guderian proud

Bernd 01/28/2018 (Sun) 18:52:44 [Preview] No.13369 del
Those are coming straight outta KC main right?

Bernd 01/28/2018 (Sun) 19:22:40 [Preview] No.13375 del
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>Even on the Iranian-Russian-Turkish meeting after the ISIS was reduced to it's current size they agreed on something like: in the end peace will be without Assad.

They may replace Assad with someone from his circle, but really government will remain the same. Or maybe they wouldn't replace him at all because anti-Assad rhetoric already goes down because Trump administration stopped caring.

>Kemal vegeta


Bernd 01/28/2018 (Sun) 19:32:06 [Preview] No.13376 del
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Sorry, can't stop myself

Bernd 01/28/2018 (Sun) 20:42:18 [Preview] No.13377 del
>kebab extra piquant

Bernd 02/03/2018 (Sat) 09:38:37 [Preview] No.13501 del
Turkish inflatable tank used to fool some TOW operator.

Bernd 02/03/2018 (Sat) 10:22:12 [Preview] No.13504 del
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Some update, showing that map rarely worth checking.
The SAA is pushing forward from the re-captured Abu al-Duhur and it's airfield.
Afrin is sames as before. What's up Turkey?

Bernd 02/08/2018 (Thu) 06:21:58 [Preview] No.13572 del
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Oh well, let's take a look at Syria.
SAA begin to finish the ISIS pocket and started to push toward Idlib. I saw few days ago a report that they resupplied that pocket NE from Idlib by airplanes.

Bernd 02/08/2018 (Thu) 11:05:25 [Preview] No.13574 del

Bernd 02/08/2018 (Thu) 12:38:36 [Preview] No.13575 del
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There's been some dangerous escalation in DeZ. Loyalists attacked a SDF HQ where burgers were present and they reacted with an airstrike. This incident resembles the standoff at al-Tanf.

Bernd 02/08/2018 (Thu) 17:23:36 [Preview] No.13578 del
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Haha, they'll never finish with Afrin.

What? Why?

Bernd 02/09/2018 (Fri) 12:47:21 [Preview] No.13586 del
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The ISIS pocket in Hama is over, and its fighters are now desperately fighting their way to rebel territory. Julian Röpcke is extremely butthurt at this development.

Meanwhile, it seems the main Turkish thrust towards Afrin city has been set in motion. As the map in >>13137 shows, a southwestern offensive passing through Jandaris has the best possible terrain. The other Turkish incursions further north are probably just there to put Olive Branch's numerical advantage to good use and force the Kurds to stretch themselves thin.

>What? Why?
Apparently this was done on the initiative of local forces rather than orders from above. It's just one of a series of skirmishes that occasionally happen between loyalists and Kurds -their truce is merely a strategic move, and they hate each other as much as they hate the Arab rebels.

Bernd 02/10/2018 (Sat) 07:44:30 [Preview] No.13600 del
Two proofs for this morning. To be honest I'm yet to read the one about Turkey.

The livemap shows lots of activity on all sites.

>It's just one of a series of skirmishes that occasionally happen between loyalists and Kurds
So the situation is similar to what went down between Romania and Hungary during WWII. Constant border clashes were fought, basically a war was waged, except no heavy weapons were used and the front didn't move. Attacks and counterattacks, incidents and mischief all initiated by local forces sometimes on the level of patrols.

Bernd 02/11/2018 (Sun) 14:19:36 [Preview] No.13617 del
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Some parts of Russian internet are filled with horror stories about 200+ deaths from Wagner CHVK https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wagner_Group

Although sources are pretty special, and authors often are anti-government anti-west conspiracy theorists (those who say that Putin is a pro-western liberal etc).

I don't think that this was sanctioned from Russian side because it is too stupid to attack Americans right now.

Bernd 02/11/2018 (Sun) 17:27:21 [Preview] No.13622 del
If that 200+ death toll is true then they fucked up something big time. Mercenaries do this for a living and not for a dying so they tend to be careful and professional.

Bernd 02/11/2018 (Sun) 20:33:36 [Preview] No.13629 del
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Sources say that these mercenaries had no experience with situation when enemy has proper modern artillery and air superiority.

While local bearded jihadis already know how to move spreaded by small groups, these guys moved in one big column without any antiair support. A bad decision against real modern army as enemy.

Although there is no proofs about anything there.

Bernd 02/12/2018 (Mon) 06:37:11 [Preview] No.13637 del
>these mercenaries had no experience with situation when enemy has proper modern artillery and air superiority.
That would make sense.
Mercenaries choose easy service where they could look manly by bulling enemy with sticks. This way they could show off as a fighting force.
As I wrote they do this for a living.
The expectation of their employer is that they would die for the money he gives.
However the mercenary expects to spend said money and for that he has to live. So he'll avoid risky jobs and situations, sometimes lies the danger bigger than it is. So he won't know how to act in certain situation.
But because of this this is all wrong for the same reason they would have avoided this fight.
And - according to wiki - they should have previous military knowhow in considerable amount.
So without actual proofs these news really are almost nothing. Horror stories as you put it.

Bernd 02/13/2018 (Tue) 02:04:03 [Preview] No.13647 del
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Skirmishes continue in DeZ, with a member of the NAZBOL GANG perishing in combat.

The T*rks contine their offensive at a snail's pace and will swiftly conquer all of Afrin by 2030. In an amusing move, they've also renamed the street where the US embassy in Ankara is located to "Olive Branch".

The awkward remnants of the ISIS pocket are putting more pressure into rebel lines to find a new home.

Al-Masdar reports there's a new loyalist offensive towards the Rastan pocket.

Bernd 02/13/2018 (Tue) 16:08:39 [Preview] No.13650 del
Proof of Russian heroism in syria war
https://youtube.com/watch?v=ws_XWEZTwTw [Embed]

TERRORISTS Bernd 02/13/2018 (Tue) 16:45:44 [Preview] No.13651 del
Do those terrorists make execution videos or just the other terrorists do it? Because this type of videos these terrorists make are a very good counterargument when someone has to decide to surrender to the terrorists or not.
Nevertheless these terrorists got what they deserved from the heroic Russian pilot when he refused to surrender to the terrorists and continued the fight against the terrorists and take out himself killing more terrorists.
It does seem the Russian administration kinda has to sweat to justify why Russian soldiers die in a foreign country, doesn't it.

Bernd 02/13/2018 (Tue) 17:23:42 [Preview] No.13652 del
>nicknamed "Moskva"
Well at least not that edgy like Красный жнец or sumtin.

>hey've also renamed the street where the US embassy in Ankara is located to "Olive Branch".
Srsly? What was like the American diplomats' face when they heard about it?

Bernd 02/13/2018 (Tue) 23:48:58 [Preview] No.13663 del
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>like Красный жнец

Lol. Actually, most of these nicknames in military are callsigns for radio, so they rarely composed from long words.

Also word "жнец" is relatively rare used in common speak now, and rarely has same death-like associations as English "reaper". You may see it more in translations than in modern native texts.

Bernd 02/14/2018 (Wed) 06:15:29 [Preview] No.13664 del
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So it means a person who do agricultural work with a scythe? What's the translation to death-reaper?

I bet that footage is a staged shot.

All right so France would go on a strike. If we manage the same with Germany (while we get rid of Britain) the EU is set for actual cooperation and success.

Bernd 02/14/2018 (Wed) 07:22:04 [Preview] No.13665 del

Yes. Image of death also is a skeleton in dark robe with a scythe, but word death (смерть) is feminine, so she often called "old woman with scythe", not reaper (that is masculine word here).

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Bernd 02/14/2018 (Wed) 10:44:26 [Preview] No.13667 del
Of course feminine word for reaper exists (жница), but I've never ever seen this usage related to death. It is masculine reaper when they translate "grim reaper", or old woman but not "reaper" in native texts.

Bernd 02/14/2018 (Wed) 13:23:30 [Preview] No.13668 del
Yeah, but here it actually is used in that context. Though simply smrt is more common, even as a personification.

Bernd 02/14/2018 (Wed) 21:28:09 [Preview] No.13675 del
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>Syrian Army deploys massive reinforcements to Deir Ezzor for all-out offensive against US-backed forces

Are they suicidal so much? I don't get it.

Maybe spring depression comes early in Syria.

Bernd 02/15/2018 (Thu) 01:19:09 [Preview] No.13678 del
Hopefully they're just bluffing.

Bernd 02/15/2018 (Thu) 16:06:16 [Preview] No.13682 del
Is he on Erdogan's payroll?

Bernd 02/15/2018 (Thu) 16:22:35 [Preview] No.13683 del
So the Turks just move in and cockblock the SAA's forced penetration toward Idlib?

Bernd 02/17/2018 (Sat) 08:03:26 [Preview] No.13707 del
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Now this is somewhat interesting.
Turks are bringing more reinforcement to Afrin while their offensive is slower than the Allies' in Italy in WWII. 4th Stronkest NATO member my ass Haha, Slovenia weak. Nevermind. But. At Afrin 2nd picrel while at Deir ez-Zor 3rd picrel.
It seems SAA and the Turkish are running a race for Afrin and YPG is willing to hold up the Turks until government forces arrive.

Bernd 02/17/2018 (Sat) 11:03:59 [Preview] No.13710 del
Just czeched KC main and it seems USians killed 30000 Russians in Syria.

Bernd 02/17/2018 (Sat) 14:53:34 [Preview] No.13713 del
They have been talking about the possibility for a while but YPG always denies any such thing. However, if Syria has to become openly hostile with Turkey to retake Idlib then they may as well send forces north and help the Kurds too.

Bernd 02/19/2018 (Mon) 06:36:39 [Preview] No.13733 del
Even RT couldn't come up with proofs yet.
So they held talks that's for sure, the YPG claims they have a deal, which understandable as they can use the news to delay Turks and their allies. Syrian government said nothing, maybe because they haven't reached agreement yet and time works for them as the longer they delay the Kurds will be more desperate and give in for less.
Anyway the region is rightful Syrian clay, so the Turks couldn't enter there without violating Syria's sovereignty. Probably that's why they use their rebel allies as ground forces and they might be just shelling and sending airstrikes (I might be wrong here I dunno what's the Turkish army really do, in the map here >>13707 there's a blue gun in the north east, I don't remember that piece news itself, I also don't know what those Turkish observation points really influence in this situation).
For the SAA Afrin could be a new direction toward Idlib.
>The offensive will allow some 500,000 displaced Syrians to return to their homes in Afrin
Please no, send them to EU, we need more doctors and engineers.

Bernd 02/20/2018 (Tue) 18:48:01 [Preview] No.13761 del
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It's still unsure what's gonna happen in Afrin but it appears the Kurds there and Damascus made a deal.

Of course no Russian military personnel died on the Deir ez-Zor front, evil Americans are killing tourists and businessmen.

Bernd 02/21/2018 (Wed) 21:55:05 [Preview] No.13789 del
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Much more interesting is what would Russia do if SAA and Afrin Kurds made deal. Would it confront Turkey directly with air support? I guess not, "big" countries try to avoid others in this conflict, it is serious political thing. Talks between Russia and Turkey in Astana also happened recently and it looks like they have some agreement already.

Will it be independent action of Assad, like SAA+YPG vs FSA+Turkey while others (USA, Russia) watch? Or Turkey will stop in border regions (sometimes it looks like that was the plan) and it will be FSA-only fight?

Bernd 02/21/2018 (Wed) 23:18:17 [Preview] No.13791 del
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Those NDF fighters defended the Nubl and Zahraa pocket for years, with Afrin as their only non-hostile borders. From their perspective, this participation is also a form of returning the favor.

It won't be enough, though, as the roaches keep advancing. I've noticed a pattern: they're focusing on securing the border rather than following the most logical invasion route (Jindires->Afrin). Maybe the T*rkish backup plan in the event of a failure is to at least have a buffer zone at the border? Erdogan would then be claim a "victory" due to PKK-tied forces no longer being at his border, which was the casus belli all along.

What makes this strange is that Turkey had been diplomatically drifting closer to Russia for a while.

There are more news: East Ghouta is getting bombed hard as a massive offensive begins. To the north, rebels in the Greater Idlib have once again returned to their daily routine of infighting, with the "Syrian Liberation Front" (3-day old merger of Ahrar al-Sham and the al-Zenki movement) attacking HTS.

Bernd 02/22/2018 (Thu) 01:09:42 [Preview] No.13793 del
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>What makes this strange is that Turkey had been diplomatically drifting closer to Russia for a while.

Turkey-Russia relations are very strange at all. Turks were friendly, then they shot down Russian plane (and this wasn't an accident), then suddenly friendly again. Was Erdogan so afraid after that coup so he is ready to piss NATO allies? Or American support of Kurds angered him so much?

>Maybe the T*rkish backup plan in the event of a failure is to at least have a buffer zone at the border?

I think this was the plan from start. Maybe Turkish army isn't the best army in the world, but they surely could take Afrin in a week or two if they decided to push seriously. Also these sudden observation posts. Pretty shady activities.

Bernd 02/22/2018 (Thu) 18:26:22 [Preview] No.13799 del
The situation has it's piquancy. Now that Daesh is reduced to almost insignificant levels nice little love triangle is going on in Syria.
On one side of the coin there's the Assad regime backed by Russia (and Iran).
On the other side of the coin, there's the Kurdish led parts backed by the US.
On the third side of the coin, there's the moderate terrorist rebels now supported and used by Turkey.
The US and Turkey is in a military alliance.
Russia is a rival of both the US and Turkey in that region.
The Kurds and Turks are arch-enemies of each other.
The Syrian govt. and the Kurds have an uneasy peace and seem to negotiate all the time.

What's missing from this list?

Bernd 02/27/2018 (Tue) 02:05:19 [Preview] No.13865 del
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There's also inter-rebel warfare between independently-minded HTS and slightly less fundamentalist jihadis who have some loyalty to Turkey, see pic related. Notice that the Kurdish neighborhoods in Aleppo have been recently handed to the regime.

Speaking of Turkey, Afrin's entire international border has been secured. They're not stopping with this buffer, though:

>With around 500 square kilometers so far cleared of the YPG, Turkey announced that it will begin to besiege Afrin, which is home to around more than 100,000 civilians. In line with this objective, Turkey had begun the deployment of the JÖH, who are specially trained in urban warfare.

Further down in the article:
>Bozdağ stressed that the resolution adopted by the U.N. Security Council does not refer to the situation in Afrin.
>“The scope of ‘Operation Olive Branch’ is not limited to the YPG, the PKK, the PYD [Democratic Union Party] and the KCK [Kurdistan Communities Union]. It also includes the fight against DAESH [the Arabic acronym of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant],” he claimed.
>“Therefore this resolution will not affect our operation into Afrin,” he added.
The sad thing is normalfags are unaware that ISIS doesn't control anything in Afrin and will eat up his bold lie.

And Czechia has arrested Salih Muslim, former General Secretary co-chairman of the PYD to negotiate the release of two Czech volunteers in the YPG. But legally he's a Syrian, not a Turk, so I don't understand what is the muh international law case for arresting and deporting him to Turkey.

On Damascus, loyalists have finally started to make gains.

Bernd 03/01/2018 (Thu) 20:06:33 [Preview] No.13926 del
>On Damascus, loyalists have finally started to make gains.
It seems they shifted their attention to there.

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East Ghouta's defenses are crumbling.

Bernd 03/05/2018 (Mon) 06:23:21 [Preview] No.13997 del
They are crushed at Ghouta.
I don't think the govt. can be stopped now. Only with the intervention of the great powers can regulate which groups will be left intact and where for the peace conference.

Bernd 03/05/2018 (Mon) 17:43:45 [Preview] No.14004 del
When I say "crushed" I mean they are getting crushed. It may take a while. But they're still faster then the Turks.

Bernd 03/06/2018 (Tue) 06:29:49 [Preview] No.14011 del
When was the PKK outlawed in Turkey? Right before the attack on Afrin?
Btw, bretty good game mechanic would be for a Paradox map painter: "Gained casus belli: 'Terrorism'" keksz.
This conflict with the Turks could unite the Syrian govt and the Kurds. Also it will be good source for more tensions in the region.

Bernd 03/07/2018 (Wed) 07:57:52 [Preview] No.14024 del
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An-26 full of officers crashed recently. Officials say that it may be technical problems.


Bernd 03/07/2018 (Wed) 10:38:17 [Preview] No.14025 del
>An-26 full of officers crashed recently. Officials say that it may be technical problems.

From the outside, and admittedly without a solid frame of reference, it seems like a high number of Russian airplanes crashing in the last few months to a year...

Bernd 03/07/2018 (Wed) 11:09:24 [Preview] No.14026 del
This recent one, and the one other I've heard of were old USSR models though?

Bernd 03/07/2018 (Wed) 11:45:44 [Preview] No.14027 del

Russian air safety just sucks. Some time ago ICAO or someone related published statistics that Russian air safety is just slightly higher than African, and African is horrible.

It isn't only old planes, but bad maintenance and bad flight training. It is became slightly better recently, but big air crashes isn't rare thing here.

Military transport aviation is worse because their pilots often less experienced and more crazy.

Bernd 03/13/2018 (Tue) 17:58:16 [Preview] No.14147 del
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How many were killed exactly? Because these lines:
>A major-general, 26 officers, noncommissioned officers and contract soldiers have been killed
>The tragedy has claimed the lives of 27 officers, including one major-general, along with noncommissioned officers and contract soldiers
feel ambiguous.
The list can be:
- 27 officers (including a major-general)
- X NCOs
- Y contract soldiers
27 officers who can be grouped as:
- a major-general
- NCOs
- contract soldiers
The An-26 in theory has passanger capacity of 40.

Siege of Afrin, soon.

Bernd 03/14/2018 (Wed) 20:57:05 [Preview] No.14210 del
>Siege of Afrin, soon
Hey, I've been out of the loop lately. Is this t*rks vs k*rds?

Bernd 03/14/2018 (Wed) 21:09:01 [Preview] No.14214 del
Moar liek Turks and Moderate Terrorists vs Kurds.

Bernd 03/14/2018 (Wed) 21:09:57 [Preview] No.14215 del
Also it's started but they're nowhere from encirclement.

Bernd 03/14/2018 (Wed) 22:55:49 [Preview] No.14227 del
It is second:

>27 officers who can be grouped as:
>- a major-general
>- NCOs
>- contract soldiers

Although now total count is 39 (6 from crew and 6 others).

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The rebels launched an attack south of Idlib in response of the habbenings at Ghouta. I dunno what they want to accomplish as they are just too far from there.

Bernd 03/17/2018 (Sat) 10:54:16 [Preview] No.14516 del
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Three live streams from Russian MoD: http://syria.mil.ru/en/index/syria/live.htm

>Live broadcasting from humanitarian corridors in Eastern Ghouta

Nothing interesting though, just a bunch of Arabs walking. Last cam from UAV.

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Looks like Afrin is done. Brave Erdogan freed the oppressed from terrorist tyranny.

The fights at Ghouta will end soon as well. Compassionate Putin feeds the hungry seeking refuge.

Bernd 03/20/2018 (Tue) 15:37:45 [Preview] No.14741 del
What now? Kürts gave up Afro region pretty quick and without a real fight. They can regroup and defend their eastern region and use Northern Iraq as backup, but I'm not really sure whether the Trump administration is interested in defending the Kürts from Dog Sultan.

Bernd 03/20/2018 (Tue) 16:50:52 [Preview] No.14745 del
>What now?
That's the question.
>whether the Trump administration is interested in defending the Kürts from Dog Sultan.
That too.
I think it depends how much the US want to keep Syria divided. All those Turkish "observation points" on moderate terrorist lands could mean Turkey is committed to keep that faction intact. But it may prove more useful for the US if there's a third party which also friendly with Israel. That would be the Kurds.

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Bernd 04/10/2018 (Tue) 05:37:26 [Preview] No.15798 del
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I haven't followed. Have Israel entered the war? It seems they started bombing in Syria I think Iranian bases, installations but still.

Bernd 04/10/2018 (Tue) 11:32:05 [Preview] No.15802 del
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They bombing Syria every few months, nothing special. No one really cares though.

Bernd 04/10/2018 (Tue) 20:45:53 [Preview] No.15830 del
They bomb military targets in a neighboring country without a declaration of war and get away with it because of the surrounding chaos. Mind boggling if you think about it.

Bernd 04/11/2018 (Wed) 20:04:20 [Preview] No.15861 del
hey there's a slight chance we might get our global nuclear conflict, all preceded by shitposting on twitter

Bernd 04/11/2018 (Wed) 20:10:01 [Preview] No.15862 del
Thanks for the clarification.

Oh yeah, that might just save the Hungarian opposition from the butthurt they feel thanks for the catastrophic result of the elections.

Bernd 04/11/2018 (Wed) 20:31:03 [Preview] No.15864 del
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>be Trump
>shitpost so hard you accidentally the entire planet
wew lad

Bernd 04/13/2018 (Fri) 21:51:30 [Preview] No.15909 del
>chemical attack on Douma

Why they always target wrong Duma?


Bernd 04/13/2018 (Fri) 23:25:10 [Preview] No.15911 del
I'll just repost the translation of what they say in this
video here. This is from the interview of two medical workers of the hospital seen in the video published on BBC site as "proof" of chemical attack.
Now it's described there as "Unverified video shows children being treated after the alleged gas attack".
Two of the medical workers from that hospital were found by Russian MoD and were interviewed:
- On Sunday, April 8th, one of the buildings was bombed. The upper floors of the building were destroyed and the injured from the upper floors were brought to us by the ambulance. A fire broke out on the 1st floor and there was heavy smoke on the 1st floor and in the basement. The people were brought to the emergency aid unit and we started to provide aid to the people. When we were working we didn't pay attention to who was filming us. We were filmed. And then came one man who started shouting that this is a chemical poisoning. This man from the outside was saying that the people were subjects of a chemical attack. The people got frightened and started to pour water on themselves and use inhalers. The doctors from the hospital were telling us that there was no chemical poisoning.
- My name is Khalil Ajij. I'm a student at a medical college. I work at the main hospital in Douma in emergency aid unit. On April 8th a building was bombed in the city. The upper floors were destroyed and the fire broke out on the first floors. All injured from that building were brought to our hospital. Residents from the upper floors had symptoms of suffocation from smoke. We were providing aid based on these symptoms of suffocation. During all this a man from the outside came in, whom I do not know. He said that this was an attack with toxic agent. People got frightened, there was struggle, relatives of the injured started to pour water on each other. Some other people without medical training started to use asthma inhalers on the children. We haven't seen a single patient with chemical poisoning symptoms.
- That's me.
- That's me.
- That girl already had asthma. And due to breathing in poisoned smoke she got that tracheal asthma.
- That's me.
- This is panic. When people got frightened and a panic started ... That's me.

Bernd 04/13/2018 (Fri) 23:45:10 [Preview] No.15912 del
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Nice one, lad. Like it, like it.

We have seen all of this already.

Nothing new under the sun, of course, but it's not like you need to go grab a history book, it was just "yesterday" that we saw the same bullshit being pulled by the USA, and their European lapdogs, and their Jewish/Israeli masters, in the case of Iraq (MUH WOMD, OH EM GEE, HOW DARE ANYONE BUT "US" HAVE THOSE, SADDAM HUSSEIN IS LITERALLY HITLER!!).

But what the fuck am I saying, right? You don't even need to go years into the past. Remember that picture passed around a few months ago? Rests of some tubes at the bottom of a shallow pit, bored in concrete (can't find it now, all search results are just more propaganda regurgitations of this latest push for establishing their casus belli). Alleged to be canisters of an explosive, supposed to have been detonated by the Syrian government, claimed to be a CHEMICAL WEAPON (BAD! EVIL! SATAN! HITLER! KILL "HIM"! KILL "THEM"! DESTROY "IT"! THE "PEOPLE"! OH THE POOR "PEOPLE"! "WE" HAVE TO "SAVE" THEM! WAR! WAR! WAR! DEMOCRACY! FREEDUM! FUCKYEAH!).

That time, it seems, apart from USA bombing some syrian airfield (and killing some more Syrians), they didn't get their full-on, official, on-the-record war. (Because bombing another country is not war, no.)

Maybe they don't get it now either, but if so, rest assured we will see it again. Propaganda is a full time job, and war is the engine of the empire.

Edit: found it, turns out it was close to a year ago.



Bernd 04/14/2018 (Sat) 01:20:16 [Preview] No.15913 del
Aaaaaaand muricans are bombing Damascus.

Bernd 04/14/2018 (Sat) 06:29:53 [Preview] No.15921 del


Bernd 04/14/2018 (Sat) 07:55:19 [Preview] No.15925 del
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This is even more unfunny joke than their previous strike. At least previous was relatively sudden (but they of course warned Russia before), but this one was openly prepared for few fucking days. Even Assad's planes could move away without much hurry while the Coalition (tm) discussed strike openly, having some local shitstorms in process.

Some media had time to speculate about list of targets.

I guess on next level of postmodernism in our world attacks would happen only in twitter, but people would sincerely believe in them.

Bernd 04/14/2018 (Sat) 08:52:44 [Preview] No.15928 del
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Previously announced strikes are the best strikes. Now we can have wars without casualties.
>next level

Bernd 04/14/2018 (Sat) 15:44:12 [Preview] No.15933 del
The UN Security Council debates the event. The situation is very syriaous.

Bernd 04/14/2018 (Sat) 16:51:07 [Preview] No.15936 del
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>UN Security Council debates

oh noes, now things are getting truly grave, oh dear, oh my

Bernd 04/14/2018 (Sat) 17:13:21 [Preview] No.15938 del
Nuclear War any time now.

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Some patriotic blogger was invited to Khmeimim airbase to show the strength of Russia. He says that everything is very good.


Bernd 04/28/2018 (Sat) 15:33:59 [Preview] No.16133 del
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>He says that everything is very good.
Then there cannot be any problem.

This monument looks something like from the Soviet era. Except the color of the flag is different.

Bernd 05/07/2018 (Mon) 05:38:37 [Preview] No.16356 del
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Now there's only a small ISIS enclave in Damascus. Soon the capital will be liberated.

Bernd 05/08/2018 (Tue) 20:20:07 [Preview] No.16373 del
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>breaking news
>everything is the same

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Bernd 05/10/2018 (Thu) 05:50:55 [Preview] No.16412 del
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Wow. These guys are getting busy here. Will Israel invade Syria? I haven't followed habbenings closely. Meanwhile in the NW Turkey moving more stuff into rebel area?
What will the Syria govt do?

Bernd 05/10/2018 (Thu) 06:17:55 [Preview] No.16413 del
>Will Israel invade Syria?

Maybe only for small raids against strategic objects, but I don't think that any occupation is feasible. Israel doesn't need Syrian land, but is very triggered about anything Iran-backed there (and about Iran at all). So they would continue to strike sometimes even when war will be over.

>What will the Syria govt do?

Syria couldn't do anything because in terms of military power Israel is much more powerful, and no one in UN would even listen to Assad. In terms of Israel-Iran conflict, no one would listen to Syria even if it would be controlled by democratic head-chopping jihadis.

Although effect of Israeli attacks aren't so big. They don't really matter on global scale.

Bernd 05/10/2018 (Thu) 13:14:40 [Preview] No.16416 del
Get your news at http://spidr.today

Bernd 05/10/2018 (Thu) 19:59:17 [Preview] No.16426 del
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Israel published video of destroying Syrian SA-22 (Панцирь-С1).

Looks pretty good though, are cameras on missiles so good now?

Bernd 05/11/2018 (Fri) 05:17:02 [Preview] No.16427 del
Poor dude running there. Never suspected anything. ... So maybe he got it right, five years of cancer is much worse.
>are cameras on missiles so good now?
I dunno. What others examples exist?

Bernd 05/11/2018 (Fri) 05:27:13 [Preview] No.16428 del
Interesting the evolution of Israel's defense "doctrine" in the sense that who they consider the source of possible danger. In the 20th they pretty much established their military supremacy against all their neighbors. Now they reach further and found the enemy in Iran who's rhetoric (and government) is changed as well since then. And still, Iran can do nothing really against the integrity of the Israel's state, backing terrorist/freedom fighter/whatever organizations could only undermine the sense of security of the people.

Thanks for the reply btw, it's good to get perspective.

>They don't really matter on global scale.
Not personally but through their influence in the US certainly. And in all the other states where their lobby is strong.

Bernd 05/11/2018 (Fri) 06:53:54 [Preview] No.16429 del
>Poor dude running there. Never suspected anything

I guess he ran in because he seen some flying object, and decided to shoot. Died because tried to do his work.

News say that it was purely Arab vehicle, so it could be true: they just went smoking or something, then saw this, then one decided to shoot. Common knowledge here is that Arabs are very shitty soldiers who have no responsibility.

Now internet says that it was Delilah missile - some kind of missile with loitering capability: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delilah_(missile)

>I dunno. What others examples exist?

TV-guided missiles invented long ago, but I can't find real images from camera easily.


Israel is very afraid of nuclear weapons or just some big WMD because it's population is very concentrated in few areas. And Iran is one of the few Muslim/Middle Eastern countries that can do something serious, not just sitting on oil pipe and cutting heads as others do.

Bernd 05/11/2018 (Fri) 07:07:30 [Preview] No.16430 del
Oh, and also Netanyahu was one of few leaders who visited military parade in Moscow on 9th May. Maybe he even was there when strikes happened.

Bernd 05/11/2018 (Fri) 15:25:58 [Preview] No.16432 del
>Israel is very afraid of nuclear weapons
I don't think so. MAD pretty much guarantees no such war and even if Israel wouldn't have nukes USA would destroy anyone who attack them.
Ofc it still can be used for fearmongering.
And mostly that's it. An enemy is very useful, it can be used to united against it. Israel is among such nations who would destroy her if they could. Their whole foreign politics is based on guaranteeing her existence, with the hardest stance they can muster they represent this. When they face any of their neighbours they don't yield, not an inch. Not even at the table. And they are now pretty much the strongest in the region, which is the result of their strong resistance in the 20th century. New generations are growing up however, they could think they have nothing to fear so the leadership invents new enemies to fear from.

Bernd 05/11/2018 (Fri) 15:55:29 [Preview] No.16433 del
When will it be gone damn it

Bernd 05/12/2018 (Sat) 07:10:07 [Preview] No.16449 del
I ran into a couple of Daesh jihadis not long ago, unnoying creatures. Any news from the other provinces?

Bernd 06/01/2018 (Fri) 20:17:50 [Preview] No.16781 del
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Wow. The SAA liquidated that rebel enclave at Homs since the last time I checked what's going on.

Bernd 06/03/2018 (Sun) 01:53:07 [Preview] No.16801 del
All the minor pockets negotiated their surrender after just a few days of fighting. The rebels must be really exhausted and demoralized by now.

Bernd 06/03/2018 (Sun) 06:21:43 [Preview] No.16807 del
>The rebels must be really exhausted and demoralized by now.
I can imagine.
After the govt eradicated their bases at Damascus and no ISIS for distract them, they alone aren't a match against SAA and their allies.
Maybe this was already the case before Ghouta. Those Turkish "observation points" deployed along the front of that northern rebel zone tells me they are there to keep that line as a border and stop SAA as the rebels aren't capable of any resistance anymore.

What have Turkey against Assad btw? Beside she's NATO member.

Bernd 06/03/2018 (Sun) 09:13:07 [Preview] No.16816 del
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>What have Turkey against Assad btw?

They are neighbors and this is Middle East. Have you ever seen Middle Eastern neighbors that don't hate each other?

Bernd 06/03/2018 (Sun) 09:17:54 [Preview] No.16818 del
Good point. And we know their rationalization: they just want to keep up the peace.

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Very good.

Bernd 06/22/2018 (Fri) 05:29:22 [Preview] No.17460 del
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USA is of evil again:

Did the SAA turned it's attention toward more down to the south? Haven't followed habbenings.

Bernd 06/22/2018 (Fri) 11:22:50 [Preview] No.17461 del
They've been massing troops for a southern offensive for weeks.

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Some fierce fighting is going on. Soon the eradicate that enclave as well. I'm very interested in what's coming after that.

Bernd 06/26/2018 (Tue) 12:34:24 [Preview] No.17550 del
That little pocket won't last long.

sage Bernd 06/26/2018 (Tue) 12:41:28 [Preview] No.17551 del
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>connection failed

Bernd 06/26/2018 (Tue) 12:57:14 [Preview] No.17552 del
The kinks of Endchan.
No it won't. Are the rebels trying to negotiate? What will be the fate of those who surrender?

Bernd 06/26/2018 (Tue) 14:48:02 [Preview] No.17557 del
Surrendered rebels are given the option of being sent on a green bus to Idlib/Turkish-occupied Syria or reconciliation followed by a return to civilian life or even military service in loyalist ranks.

Bernd 06/26/2018 (Tue) 16:48:27 [Preview] No.17561 del
That's very nice of Assad. Or is he desperate to gain more soldiers?

Bernd 06/26/2018 (Tue) 16:57:45 [Preview] No.17562 del
Completely annihilating a pocket's defenders is an expensive endeavor, particularly because surrounded soldiers who know defeat means certain death will fight bitterly, even if they're demoralized.

>Or is he desperate to gain more soldiers?
Well, this is also a factor. Assad has been short of manpower for years. This doesn't matter as much right now, though: with all recent victories, a smaller military is needed and some men have even been demobilized.

Bernd 06/26/2018 (Tue) 17:02:31 [Preview] No.17563 del
>surrounded soldiers who know defeat means certain death will fight bitterly
sun tzu was right again

Bernd 06/26/2018 (Tue) 17:44:25 [Preview] No.17564 del
His maxims are timeless.

Bernd 07/09/2018 (Mon) 11:51:09 [Preview] No.17832 del
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With the M5 open, normal trade can soon resume with Jordan, which is a boon for Syria's economy. There likely was some trade prior to this offensive, but heavily taxed by the rebels.
Loyalists are also advancing westwards and will soon meet the ISIS pocket.

Bernd 07/09/2018 (Mon) 15:45:51 [Preview] No.17834 del
Hungarian press wrote the war is basically over now the Russians have started to withdraw troops and the govt. disbands units. The fate of Idlib is not entirely sure but most likely will stay and the recent situation will remain. We'll see.
I think the US troops cannot remain infinitely in the Kurdish region so they have to make dealings with Assad. The other two rebel area in the northwest (Idlib and Afrin) will stay as Turkish puppets.

Bernd 07/09/2018 (Mon) 16:02:01 [Preview] No.17836 del
So should we expecting some sort of partition of Syria?
Eh I guess it would be better then continuing the war.

Bernd 07/10/2018 (Tue) 05:15:50 [Preview] No.17841 del
For now that's the sound of it. Who knows what tomorrow brings?

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This will be the final form of Syria (for now) I wonder.
Some fighting going on against ISIS in the south and the road opens up toward Jordan in a week. How important are those northwestern rebel controlled areas economically for Syria? I guess now not really much but in general, previously. And from this news tidbit I would think Syria will go federal.

Bernd 07/25/2018 (Wed) 19:06:31 [Preview] No.18077 del
I didn't even know ISIS still existed. Well, they're dead, because now they lost their Rothschild money, they can't cross borders, and they now only control some desert in Eastern Syria and a pocket of land near the Golan Heights. This war's ending soon.

Bernd 07/26/2018 (Thu) 00:16:31 [Preview] No.18083 del
As it stands Syria is partitioned into Russian (loyalist territory), Turkish (Greater Idlib, Jarabulus and Afrin) and American (al-Tanf and the left bank of the Euphrates) zones, and no Syrian faction can act outside of its zone. But there are several unanswered questions:

-Greater Idlib isn't under total Turkish control, with half of its jihadis (mostly rebranded al-Qaeda remnants) defying the Sultan. The whole area is in chaos, with nonstop assassinations and rebel infighting sometimes escalating into field warfare. Will Turkey begin another military operation to impose order, or, alternatively, is there enough of a power vacuum for the SAA to seize more ground?
-Erdogan's relationship with Russia has wildly fluctuated between friendship and hostility over the past years, and could very well warm up once more. Could he come to the conclusion that holding onto that slice of Syria isn't worth it and negotiate its handover to Assad?
-Although America's hawk lobby desires a permanent presence on Syria, could Trump decide to keep true to his promises of not having boots on the ground and thus abandon his foothold in the country? If so, there are three possible scenarios: violent Turkish takeover, violent loyalist takeover or negotiated transfer of territory to Damascus. A negotiated transfer of territory to Ankara is impossible because neither Erdogan nor the PYD would be willing to come to terms.

A federalization of Syria would only happen with scenario #3. The PYD has been stating for some time that they are no longer separatist and just want decentralization, whereas Ba'athism is still committed to Arab dominance and unitary rule. Any steps towards decentralization will happen as a synthesis of these two positions, which would only happen in the event of negotiations between Damascus and the SDF.

"Core" ISIS territory still exists in that tiny sliver of land on the Euphrates, and the SDF have shown absolutely no haste in their fight against it, perhaps because its continued existence is a perfect excuse for America to remain in Syria.

Bernd 07/26/2018 (Thu) 00:39:15 [Preview] No.18090 del
In these recent weeks, ISIS has been surrendering at mass, and they're struggling against even the SDF. Plus, they've lost all of their Iraqi territory, they have barely any oil, and no more Rothschild money, as you know, ISIS is a bad investment in 2018, so they have to go. I like to think of ISIS right now as the Abbasid Caliphate in 1258, or the Byzantines in 1453, they lost their capital, they control only a small portion of land, and they're starting to run out of resources.

Bernd 07/26/2018 (Thu) 00:41:43 [Preview] No.18091 del
I mean, minus losing their capital, since the Eastern Romans and Abbasids did control their capital, but not much aside from that.

Bernd 07/31/2018 (Tue) 03:34:46 [Preview] No.18163 del
SAA has made some advances in southwest Syria. Now Daesh's borders don't touch anymore the Israeli occupied Golan Heights.

Bernd 07/31/2018 (Tue) 05:21:12 [Preview] No.18165 del
Whom Israel supported I wonder...

Bernd 07/31/2018 (Tue) 10:29:01 [Preview] No.18170 del

Bernd 08/13/2018 (Mon) 15:28:17 [Preview] No.18457 del
Now that ISIS is dead, and that the SDF is neutral, and the only real target now is the FSA, Assad's won this war. All of that NATO and Israeli money put to waste.

Bernd 08/13/2018 (Mon) 16:52:55 [Preview] No.18458 del
They couldn't know.
Unless ofc they didn't care about which side wins in the first place.
The real question now what comes next. Who's will will have the decisive influence in the settlement of the matter left. Will Assad go or stay in power?

Bernd 08/13/2018 (Mon) 18:27:08 [Preview] No.18461 del
If more Syrians support Assad (which they likely do), yes, he probably will. Unless of course, they take advantage of the power vacuum left by the 7 year long war and conquer Syria.

Bernd 08/14/2018 (Tue) 01:12:30 [Preview] No.18468 del
Assad's victory is a fait accompli, there's no way to remove him now. What could happen is a negotiated liberalization of the regime as part of a peace deal with the SDF and/or what's left of the moderate opposition.

Bernd 08/14/2018 (Tue) 15:25:41 [Preview] No.18475 del
Eh, they're all dying out, really, there's no foreign fighters coming to ISIS because of how many enemies they have and how little land they control, and because they're all left in the desert. They also can't gain any ground in Iraq either.

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Bernd 08/14/2018 (Tue) 15:31:02 [Preview] No.18477 del
And as I said, they're basically a failed operation at this point. Assad basically won the war already, just a few months I predict and the war will end.

Bernd 08/14/2018 (Tue) 15:31:43 [Preview] No.18478 del
Super Good!

Bernd 08/14/2018 (Tue) 15:41:14 [Preview] No.18479 del
>In Syria, SDF continuing with prep for final assault on ISIS in Hajin area, per @OIRSpox "There has been a constant stream of civilians fleeing the town ahead of the operations. The SDF has provided safe passage" while vetting for fleeing ISIS
Mossad asset Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi sure had a good run.

Bernd 08/14/2018 (Tue) 18:57:34 [Preview] No.18481 del
Yes but ISIS cannot be destroyed. They'll move to some other part of the world - maybe they push many into Europe, who knows - and keep quite for a while. But I believe they can't really operate without real power behind them tho.

Bernd 08/14/2018 (Tue) 20:13:13 [Preview] No.18483 del
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ISIS isn't a group or state but a mindset or way of life.

They surely will arise in future, maybe in different form. It is civilizational conflict, but not between Muslims and others like most people think, but more about between modern society and idealistic person.

Bernd 08/14/2018 (Tue) 20:45:57 [Preview] No.18484 del
That's kinda the reason why I said they're a failed operation; they as an organisation are dead now. If any group rises again in the future, it won't be ISIS (considering they had to demonise ISIS to the point where Al-Qaeda and the Taliban condemned them), hell, maybe it won't even be a Salafi jihadist group. Maybe it'll be "Nordic State of Scandinavia and the Baltic".

Bernd 08/15/2018 (Wed) 05:40:51 [Preview] No.18490 del
Haha, I posted that pic on 8ch/kc long long time ago.
/r/-ing drawing of a pig and a dog sitting at a table drinking, the dog is wearing a plastic collar used after operations and looks like he is wearing a space suit

Bernd 08/15/2018 (Wed) 13:11:42 [Preview] No.18492 del
I guess the idea of a European terrorist group isn't that far-fetched, look at the IRA for example. Also, look at how Saudi Arabia is slowly becoming more liberal while some European countries are slowly leaning towards more traditional values.

Bernd 08/15/2018 (Wed) 16:41:00 [Preview] No.18497 del
In the '90s local Nazies (those who claimed to be the spiritual/ideological successor of the Hungarist Arrow Cross Party complemented with some skinheads) planned an armed insurgence but they got busted before anything could happen.
Last year or two years ago cops visited the house of such leader and they got into a firefight with him, he used some version of the AK against the police and killed an officer. He got shot as well, then they arrested him. This whole incident sounded very fishy to me back then as law enforcement knew very well they have military grade weaponry since forever (or at least from the 90's), how could they let that situation get out of hand is beyond me.

Bernd 08/15/2018 (Wed) 17:10:36 [Preview] No.18498 del
In Sweden, there's a registered party called the Nordisk Motståndsrörelse, that espouses pan-Nordicism and National Socialism, which is kinda what I just said. It's not an insurgent group like ISIS, the Taliban, or the IRA (does the IRA even exist anymore?), but it's a growing party which basically espouses what I just said. There's also the Azov Battalion in Ukraine, which is an insurgent group, and has also been proven to be funded by Israel, so that's something. And in Greece, I do know that much of the military supports Golden Dawn, and if it gets more support, there could be a coup attempt in Greece.

Bernd 08/17/2018 (Fri) 20:59:06 [Preview] No.18545 del
>(does the IRA even exist anymore?)
There is such thing as the Real IRA but they're mostly just LARPers.

Bernd 09/18/2018 (Tue) 00:42:00 [Preview] No.19350 del
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A Russian IL-20 was just shot down with no survivors. Israel, France or regime friendly fire have been blamed.

Bernd 09/18/2018 (Tue) 05:21:42 [Preview] No.19353 del
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Also /r/-ing That Russian Feel When Turkish Pepe Shooting Down Our Airplane picture.

Bernd 09/18/2018 (Tue) 06:36:47 [Preview] No.19356 del

There is no real info except rumors, but Syrian air defense looks like first candidate, because other players don't need to engage air targets at all, but Syrians do.

Bernd 09/18/2018 (Tue) 12:15:00 [Preview] No.19367 del
it was confirmed friendly fire, israel was taking cover behind russian plane

Bernd 09/18/2018 (Tue) 14:40:26 [Preview] No.19370 del
Happy belated birthday, 1 year old thread. Congratulations /SYG/ Syria General.
I hope assad wins and israel gets bombed. for Hitler.

Bernd 09/18/2018 (Tue) 19:28:58 [Preview] No.19384 del
Thank you, we worked on it a lot.

Bernd 09/18/2018 (Tue) 19:35:44 [Preview] No.19386 del
And it looks like Assad is winning. ISIS never launched a serious attack on Syrian soil again after the July offensive, the conquest of their province in Deir-Ez-Zor is overwhelmingly one-sided. They're now primarily focused on taking out the FSA.

Bernd 10/03/2018 (Wed) 16:00:37 [Preview] No.19717 del
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Apparently Putin and Erdogan made a deal and created a 20 km wide demilitarized zone on the edge of the Idlib rebel enclave, on rebel land.

Bernd 10/04/2018 (Thu) 00:16:21 [Preview] No.19724 del
That green patch looks tiny. Like it could be taken wholly in a single push. Is there more anti-government area left?

Bernd 10/04/2018 (Thu) 00:56:40 [Preview] No.19727 del
There's Erdogan's lackeys (other shade of green) on part of the northern border and a handful of pathetic rebels living a miserable existence on an American military base at the border with Jordan.

Bernd 10/06/2018 (Sat) 10:32:49 [Preview] No.19822 del
yes, check the live map link I posted in first post

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ISIS has exploited a dust storm to gun down scores of SDF fighters and expand its hold on the left bank of the Euphrates. Iraq has dispatched reinforcements to the border, and apparently loyalists have also been attacked across the river.

UAmap also shows random villages in Idlib being shelled, skirmishes on the ISIS pocket in Suwayda and fighting between T*rkish-backed rebels and loyalists+Kurds in the strip of SDF territory around Tall Rif'at.

Bernd 10/29/2018 (Mon) 00:53:13 [Preview] No.20343 del
They still have their Toyota trucks to fall back on? I thought that they were restricted to only infantry now.

Bernd 10/29/2018 (Mon) 06:20:58 [Preview] No.20347 del
Yeah, wanted to post something when I first seen the renewed shelling around Idlib. Then forgot it.
This sudden vigor of the ISIS there however is news to me.

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>They still have their Toyota trucks to fall back on?

ISIS was a Japanese marketing campaign from the start. Of course they'll have these cars until end.

Bernd 10/30/2018 (Tue) 17:05:47 [Preview] No.20382 del
At last I truly see.

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Turkey has been harassing the Kurds at the border and threatening to invade. In turn, the SDF had to redeploy forces from the Euphrates to react, allowing ISIS to gain more ground.

Bernd 11/11/2018 (Sun) 02:19:39 [Preview] No.20534 del
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First clashes in Greater Idlib in quite a while. How long will it take until all of Erdogan's efforts for a ceasefire collapse?

Bernd 11/15/2018 (Thu) 20:14:54 [Preview] No.20607 del
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Some activity north of Hama. Government seems to have a little border correction going on. Shooting with machineguns and artillery. They took some villages since this: >>20534
Meanwhile they claim everything is peaceful.

Bernd 11/25/2018 (Sun) 23:27:17 [Preview] No.20772 del
Rebels launched a chemical attack on Aleppo, with dozens of casualties. This isn't without precedent: jihadis in the area have used gas against Kurds in the past. Roosters came to the rescue and made airstrikes in retaliation.

Bernd 12/12/2018 (Wed) 22:50:15 [Preview] No.21231 del
Turkish troops are massing along the Syrian border and there's talk of an incoming invasion of the left bank of the Euphrates.
Is Erdogan serious this time?

Bernd 12/13/2018 (Thu) 06:29:34 [Preview] No.21235 del
>invasion of the left bank of the Euphrates.
Against Manbij's area?

Bernd 12/13/2018 (Thu) 11:25:09 [Preview] No.21236 del
>Against Manbij's area?
That'd be the right bank. But "left bank Euphrates" at this point is a metonym for SDF territory as a whole including its extensions on the other side of the river (Tabqa and Manbij).

Bernd 12/13/2018 (Thu) 16:14:58 [Preview] No.21237 del
>That'd be the right bank
Yes, ofc.

Bernd 12/15/2018 (Sat) 09:50:15 [Preview] No.21282 del
Story about brave Abu Ayman and his not so brave comrades: https://youtube.com/watch?v=UrQgS_HVLIY [Embed]

ISIS isn't in a good state now.

Bernd 12/15/2018 (Sat) 10:47:39 [Preview] No.21283 del
Kids, kids everywhere.
Much to comment.
Would be good to know the circumstances they fought in, where why, what they defended seemingly in the middle of nowhere, or was it an attack turned into a flight or what.
Yeah, this is the end of ISIS, their morale has to be very low. Most of their fighters with experience and spirit are dead now, or captured. Others deserted, just like these guys. Probably only a skeleton of good material left like that CO in the vid. Others are useless.
It's good to remind that all sides are just ordinary guys (and I include in this category the CO in this vid as well, he just has more courage or sense of duty). In other circumstances - liek if they were on the winning side in this skirmish - they probably would behave otherwise, just as they most likely did at the peak of Daesh.
Too bad the end was cut - would watch the whole thing - and the Kurds made only partial translation and wrote their own narratives instead into the subs.

Bernd 12/15/2018 (Sat) 11:56:42 [Preview] No.21289 del

Overall, they acted poorly but it wouldn't be that bad if they didn't leave main guy in the end.

>Kurds made only partial translation and wrote their own narratives instead into the subs.

Yes, subtitles are hilarious. He had gun jam but "he does not know how to use his weapon".

Bernd 12/15/2018 (Sat) 20:26:25 [Preview] No.21297 del
>Overall, they acted poorly but it wouldn't be that bad if they didn't leave main guy in the end.
Yes, this is why we need more context. Maybe ordering a retreat would have been more favourable. That crew needed a morale boost, which a quick sure action against some easy target could give. That gives a taste for greenhorns, create unit cohesion, awards confidence. But in the situation in Syria times far from ideal for this for ISIS.

Bernd 12/23/2018 (Sun) 03:19:26 [Preview] No.21469 del
Burgers are leaving Syria, Turkish troops mass at the border and negotiations with Assad have so far been unproductive. It's game over for the Kurds.

Bernd 12/23/2018 (Sun) 03:59:17 [Preview] No.21470 del
in more or less capacity, they are still around in the countries they invaded in the region

Bernd 12/23/2018 (Sun) 07:41:43 [Preview] No.21474 del
It does look like Turkey is getting ready to deploy peacekeeping forces into low security areas inside Syrian territory.
Wonder if the Kurds would give up their semi-independent state and let Assad forces in. In theory their region is still Syria only the negotiations could make it official.

Bernd 12/23/2018 (Sun) 11:43:04 [Preview] No.21486 del
They want to keep projecting influence somehow, but the point of Trump's withdrawal announcement is to greenlight Erdogan.
Perhaps America will keep low-profile bases within Turkish-occupied Syria.

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Kurds have finally brokered a deal to have loyalist troops protecting Manbij. They're currently staying at the border with Turkish-occupied territory rather than at the city itself, where American troops still reside and haven't evacuated yet.

Bernd 12/28/2018 (Fri) 22:15:12 [Preview] No.21712 del
Things will get tight.

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Goddam, Erdogan is a tuff motherfucker.
I know Idlib area is secured by those Turkish "observation points", remind me why Afrin isn't reclaimed by SAA?

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Here is my only contribution to this thread.

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More rebel infighting between totally-not-Nusra and Erdogan's proxies in Idlib

Bernd 01/04/2019 (Fri) 11:20:21 [Preview] No.22024 del
Yeah they become active. Now that they don't really have to fight the SAA.

Bernd 01/07/2019 (Mon) 20:33:04 [Preview] No.22148 del
HTS came out on top of the recent infighting and got rid of the northeastern pocket of Turkish-friendly rebels.

Bernd 01/09/2019 (Wed) 01:39:20 [Preview] No.22189 del
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HTS curbstomps Ahrar al-Sham and gains even more ground; at this rate they can unify all of Idlib. See this older map (January 6) and today's map for comparison and context.

What will happen when all of Idlib is under the most radical and anti-Turkish rebel faction?

Bernd 01/09/2019 (Wed) 06:19:24 [Preview] No.22191 del
They were busy, done that in a week. Maybe most just changed shirts, wololo style.

>What will happen when all of Idlib is under the most radical and anti-Turkish rebel faction?
Especially that the Turkish "observation posts" along the border of Idlib area guarantee no government force step in that zone.
Will these Turkish units leave now that they are don't wanted? But then SAA would (should) retake Idlib. Will the fighting renew? Or they're gonna make a deal with them?
There are always some shooting and shelling along the area which groups the SAA attacks?
Or maybe we just get an answer where ISIS soldiers went? HTS had to gain strength from somewhere.

Bernd 01/09/2019 (Wed) 15:04:11 [Preview] No.22193 del
Perhaps Erdogan cut off support for his proxies and allowed HTS to kick them out of Idlib so he could then evacuate the area and leave it for Assad to swep, as part of a larger deal with Syria and Russia.

Bernd 01/09/2019 (Wed) 17:35:21 [Preview] No.22198 del
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Ahrar al-Sham has surrendered, HTS is unstoppable.

Bernd 01/09/2019 (Wed) 17:48:21 [Preview] No.22205 del
>Perhaps Erdogan cut off support for his proxies
Judging by the speed of the progress I would say it's a very solid guess.

Bernd 01/13/2019 (Sun) 21:59:39 [Preview] No.22341 del
According to Wikipedia the conflict (which was the fifth rebel civil war in the area) is already over and HTS reigns supreme over 80% of Idlib.

Bernd 01/14/2019 (Mon) 17:10:01 [Preview] No.22357 del
What is the Turkestan Islamic Party doing here? Aren't they supposed to be in China?

Bernd 01/14/2019 (Mon) 17:18:56 [Preview] No.22358 del
Maybe they opened a branch office.

Bernd 01/14/2019 (Mon) 19:15:32 [Preview] No.22361 del
significant portion radikal islamists in uyguristan and rest of türkistan has joined ISIS or al nusra, they might be their remnants.

Bernd 01/15/2019 (Tue) 21:00:33 [Preview] No.22421 del

Interesting article about 'Malhama Tactical', a self-proclaimed 'Islamic private military company' active in Idlib. According to the author it's all a scam set up by an Uzbek who never takes part in any combat and just makes a living collecting donations from gullible Ukrainians for his 'sofa jihad'.

Bernd 01/17/2019 (Thu) 16:05:04 [Preview] No.22462 del
Oh god. I thought, now I'll read that article. That site is unpleasant. It is slow to load due it's need of over 9000 scripts (from 3rd party application), giant images, lengthy article, animated background, and it has a giant title bar fixed at the top so it don't move up when I scroll down blocking the third of the page constantly.

Bernd 01/17/2019 (Thu) 16:49:16 [Preview] No.22463 del
Not just an Uzbek, but an Uzbek line cook!
Was kinda fun to read. How the author has access to Russian military documents? The other question, why he didn't employed a real instructor for his company? Even mercenary companies need paper pushers to organize things, do the marketing and such, he could have do that, and really train some fighters on the side with real staff.

Bernd 01/18/2019 (Fri) 00:01:43 [Preview] No.22487 del
>How the author has access to
Presumably he's part of circles (like VK groups) where this kind of information is shared. Someone who knew Abu Rofiq personally may have heard of his Syrian exploits and decided to expose him, and this information reached the author.
>why didn't he employed a real instructor for his company?
That would entail higher effort and expenses, and people like him tend to be lazy and greedy.

Bernd 01/18/2019 (Fri) 17:47:47 [Preview] No.22501 del
Reasonable explanations.

Bernd 01/24/2019 (Thu) 09:37:32 [Preview] No.22728 del
Another Pantsir destroyed by IDF

Bernd 01/25/2019 (Fri) 06:33:27 [Preview] No.22763 del
They really wanna send their planes over Syria, huh.

Bernd 01/30/2019 (Wed) 02:08:55 [Preview] No.22910 del
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Kadyrov Foundation repaired this mosque in Homs.

Bernd 01/30/2019 (Wed) 06:10:44 [Preview] No.22911 del
Thank Allah for keeping priorities. Now how about sum solar powered Korans?

Bernd 02/22/2019 (Fri) 21:20:21 [Preview] No.23400 del
America will keep 400 "peacekeepers" in Syria after its withdrawal, half of them in al-Tanf and half in the northeast.

Bernd 02/22/2019 (Fri) 23:28:36 [Preview] No.23404 del
it looks like shit. they should learn architecture of seljuks, abbasids and sicilian arabo-norman style.

this is just an eyerape.

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Bernd 02/24/2019 (Sun) 19:08:16 [Preview] No.23434 del
At least they can tell they won the war. Not single handedly ofc but it is more of a clear victory than the US's in Iraq.

Bernd 02/24/2019 (Sun) 20:03:25 [Preview] No.23437 del

Bernd 03/07/2019 (Thu) 21:16:24 [Preview] No.23627 del
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We turn away a little they fire up the engines. Soon Idlib will be reclaimed. Unless Turkey does something.

Bernd 03/07/2019 (Thu) 22:32:51 [Preview] No.23628 del
Erdogan has stepped up its rhetoric of protecting Idlib rather than backing down. Maybe he intends to sell off Idlib in exchange for a free hand east of the Euphrates, but that depends on the terms of America's withdrawal and his negotiations with Putin.
Until villages start to change hands, it's just meaningless skirmishing.

Bernd 03/21/2019 (Thu) 03:05:55 [Preview] No.23934 del
ISIS has been reduced to this tiny patch of land on the shores of the Euphrates.

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Kuffar lies! ISIS STRONK!

Meanwhile SAA leads a busy bombing campaign south of Idlib.

Bernd 03/22/2019 (Fri) 21:50:43 [Preview] No.23988 del
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it's over
press F to pay respects

Bernd 03/23/2019 (Sat) 12:10:17 [Preview] No.24003 del
>defense intelligence
What's that map exactly? Can't make out the details. I can guess it's about the Daesh controlled settlements tho.

Bernd 03/24/2019 (Sun) 02:58:49 [Preview] No.24012 del
>What's that map exactly?
Territorial control. They're now back to a mere insurgency.

Bernd 03/27/2019 (Wed) 18:28:27 [Preview] No.24068 del
Beefing up those observation points with some armour.

Bernd 04/08/2019 (Mon) 01:21:22 [Preview] No.24527 del
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Libyan government #1 has escalated tensions against Libyan government #2 and attempts to take Tripoli. Situation is dire for Libyan government #2.

Bernd 04/08/2019 (Mon) 01:32:55 [Preview] No.24528 del
where is that map from?

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Judging by it's looks, the same place where the Syria maps are from (link in OP). The whole globe is there.

Bernd 04/08/2019 (Mon) 04:59:05 [Preview] No.24530 del
How about we form Libyan government #3?

Bernd 04/08/2019 (Mon) 05:14:11 [Preview] No.24531 del
Now that the overwhelming amount of information settled in my brain I make a third post here.

This conflict came just in the right time, Syria is almost finished, where the migrants would come from with peace?

They say the devil doesn't sleep. Are you the devil?

Bernd 04/08/2019 (Mon) 16:02:45 [Preview] No.24535 del
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>They say the devil doesn't sleep. Are you the devil?
worse im swedish

Bernd 04/08/2019 (Mon) 20:45:18 [Preview] No.24601 del
There was a third one. Or still is, Wikipedia contradicts itself on this matter and the situation is confusing and hard to find information on. In any case they were mostly aligned with the Tripoli government and only had a military presence within a few of its cities.

>where the migrants would come from with peace?
Some already cross from Morocco to Spain even though it's not a war zone, so stability in Libya may redirect more of them to the pillars of Hercules. Government attitudes in Spain and Italy contribute to this.

Bernd 04/08/2019 (Mon) 20:59:45 [Preview] No.24604 del
Tripoli International Airport is right at the frontline and Mitiga Airport is under bombardment. Haftar presses onto the suburbs.

Bernd 04/08/2019 (Mon) 21:24:36 [Preview] No.24605 del
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who is this Haftar guy? He doesn't make friends by attacking Tripolis while the general secretary of the United Nations is there. A few days before Haftar even met with Guterres.

Bernd 04/08/2019 (Mon) 21:32:17 [Preview] No.24606 del
Strongman with a support base in Cyrenaica who wants a peaceful, secular, united Libya at the expense of freedom. Not a Gaddafist (he fought with the forces that overthrew Gaddafi) but is allied with Gaddafists. He's backed by Egypt, France, Russia and the UAE.

Bernd 04/08/2019 (Mon) 21:40:19 [Preview] No.24607 del
that whole picture just looks like a joke to me. lol. dont know why

Bernd 04/08/2019 (Mon) 21:45:56 [Preview] No.24611 del
>dont know why
Everyone's a walking sitting caricature: they're ugly, big-nosed and the two men are stubby and unstatesmenlike.

Bernd 04/08/2019 (Mon) 21:50:21 [Preview] No.24613 del
yes I can only agree.

what happened to libyas oil when gaddafi went out? they have lots of oil right?

Bernd 04/08/2019 (Mon) 22:44:10 [Preview] No.24616 del
Haftar has most of the oil fields. Production isn't as large as it used to be but that may be mostly due to global trends.

Bernd 04/12/2019 (Fri) 23:02:14 [Preview] No.24801 del
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Haftar's northward advance stalls but his salient into Tripoli widens to the east.

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Haftar looks like a manlet Lukashenka

Bernd 04/13/2019 (Sat) 06:37:20 [Preview] No.24804 del
Uncanny similarity.

Bernd 04/13/2019 (Sat) 06:43:56 [Preview] No.24805 del
I assume they want to insulate Tripoli from the rest of the area under their control.
This is another conflict I know nothing about the forces of the participating sides. For now I would say red/orange will trump blue.

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A new Islamic State video shows Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi is still alive and kicking.

Bernd 04/30/2019 (Tue) 05:27:34 [Preview] No.25385 del
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Looks underwhelming. This guy is more ebin. Was he sighted on a funeral or conference or something?

Bernd 04/30/2019 (Tue) 21:43:05 [Preview] No.25416 del
Presumably he's hiding in some compound, Bin Laden-style. That doesn't do any good for his health and looks.

Bernd 05/08/2019 (Wed) 00:15:44 [Preview] No.25670 del
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Idlib front has flared up. Russian bombers are all over the place and HTS is fighting a back-and-forth struggle with the army over several villages north of Hama.

Tal Rifaat (that stretch of yellow territory north of Aleppo and south of Erdogan's occupation zones) also saw combat. SDF troops with SAA artillery support advanced over some villages held by the Turkish army and their Syrian rebel allies, but for now the front is static.

Bernd 05/15/2019 (Wed) 16:57:39 [Preview] No.25999 del
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Article on the ongoing fighting in Idlib

tl;dr - it's related to the Kurdo-Syrian/Rebel-Turkish clashes in Tal Rifaat and Erdogan may have lifted his protection of Idlib, but for the moment Assad can only take the southern half of it.

Bernd 05/15/2019 (Wed) 17:07:03 [Preview] No.26001 del
Syria's gonna have some experienced soldiers after the war. They'll be demobilized and the country needs much retrofitting and facelift. But many will remain idle. Maybe they'll enter the service of some anti-Israel groups.

Bernd 05/18/2019 (Sat) 08:06:57 [Preview] No.26098 del
when will syria have peace again so the syrian immigrants can come home

Bernd 05/18/2019 (Sat) 22:32:32 [Preview] No.26171 del
Most of Syria is already at peace. Damascus itself is now far away from the frontlines, and Latakia saw no fighting at all.

However Syria's economy is still crippled due to sanctions and some management mistakes, and returning refugees can find their old homes turned to rubble or occupied by squatters. Even when that's not the case, new legislation has made it difficult for returnees to legally reestablish their home and allowed the government and private investors to demolish devastated urban zones and rebuild them to house new populations. Some commentators note the war has shifted ethnoreligious geography against rebellious Sunnis and claim the regime now wishes to preserve this new geography and settle more areas with loyal populations.
So all things considered returnees have a difficult time coming back to their old homes and find a devastated and impoverished country.

Even when those issues are solved, many refugees will permanently stay in Europe. Why would they want to return to the Third World when they already have a cushy life in Germany?

Bernd 05/19/2019 (Sun) 08:27:18 [Preview] No.26188 del
>Why would they want to return to the Third World when they already have a cushy life in Germany?
there is hundreds of thousands of syrians elsewhere in the EU, and why would they leave? well there isnt enough housing thats one thing.

Bernd 05/19/2019 (Sun) 08:55:14 [Preview] No.26191 del
Accepting in refugees for the length of the war is just something politicians say.
You can point out the deceiving nature of politicians for us here but it's in vain for two reasons. We know they lied and your deed changes nothing since you're telling this to the wrong people.

Building housing for them will be a good business, wait for the boom.

Bernd 05/19/2019 (Sun) 09:30:10 [Preview] No.26200 del
>Building housing for them will be a good business, wait for the boom.
were now in a boom economy (well thats what they say at least), they say a downturn in the economy will come in 6-12 months. normies are becoming more "racist", so it doesnt look good for the future.

Bernd 05/19/2019 (Sun) 09:35:36 [Preview] No.26202 del
The future is always good because it's the one we have. If it's apocalypse then it's also good.
Maybe investing in housing projects will be the way out of that recession you mention.

Bernd 05/19/2019 (Sun) 13:26:35 [Preview] No.26231 del
ok so I feel like I need to exfoliate my onions

the so called societyspirit (samhällsanda) have been going downhill quite fast here. maybe its different in hungary but the strenght of sweden is the high trust mentality. when thats gone its game over.

society is a pretty fragile thing

Bernd 05/19/2019 (Sun) 14:18:21 [Preview] No.26239 del
Not sure what's that. Clarify pls.

Bernd 05/23/2019 (Thu) 01:00:56 [Preview] No.26359 del
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Intense fighting continues. Rebels put up a fierce defence and have now regained a few villages.

Bernd 05/29/2019 (Wed) 02:12:56 [Preview] No.26719 del
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The village is back under government control.

Meanwhile, Youtube has banned the Abkhaz Network News Agency. By doing so, they have erased a large volume of important historical documents.

>YouTube blocked ANNA News (Abkhazian Network News Agency) channel, the news agency reported on its website on May 28.
>According to the ANNA News statement, the video channel was allegedly downed for “community guidelines” violations. No further details were provided.
>ANNA News is the news agency of Abkhazian origin, which became known to an international audience thanks to its field reportages from Syria and eastern Ukraine.

Bernd 05/29/2019 (Wed) 05:16:48 [Preview] No.26723 del
I read somewhere they lunched a considerable counterattack.

>Anna News
Cute and adorable.

Bernd 05/31/2019 (Fri) 16:05:49 [Preview] No.26797 del
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Busy bombing campaign south of Idlib. I don't think there will be surprises. Rebels can hold out for a while but their days are numbered.

Bernd 05/31/2019 (Fri) 18:22:35 [Preview] No.26802 del
I honestly dont know what's going on right now.

Bernd 05/31/2019 (Fri) 19:35:24 [Preview] No.26805 del
SAA is softening the forces laying in front of it. This could take a while. I assume they are also started pushing to the north - maybe just reconnaissance in force -, we can see the result of some counter action the rebels played.

Bernd 05/31/2019 (Fri) 21:27:19 [Preview] No.26808 del
softening against whom?

Bernd 06/01/2019 (Sat) 07:33:19 [Preview] No.26816 del
Apparently Syria is in a state of civil war. It's a many sided conflict but three main blocks fought against each other, the government forces, rebels and ISIS. Now ISIS is no more there, rebels and governments still straining against each other. The area in green on this map >>26797 is controlled by the rebels, the red by the government which wanna take the land on rebel's hand. So they prepare the offensive with artillery and air strikes to soften rebel resistance.

Bernd 06/01/2019 (Sat) 11:34:10 [Preview] No.26831 del
Idk what kind of rebels though. Al nusra? Free syrian fags?

Bernd 06/01/2019 (Sat) 12:26:38 [Preview] No.26834 del
Here's a map of Idlib area: >>22198
It's probably outdated now. HTS was the strongest and now they might took over the show entirely.

Bernd 06/01/2019 (Sat) 13:27:18 [Preview] No.26837 del
Thanks, kinda ironic you know more than me about that. Considering this shitshow is happening just south of our borders.

Bernd 06/01/2019 (Sat) 16:30:06 [Preview] No.26841 del
I dunno, I don't spend much time on Syria, basically what this thread can offer and some stuff I should know before I post. I kinda have a mind for military stuff, wars and battles, read about quite a few and enough to create generalized templates in my heda about certain aspects and apply them to situations. The moving variables are names (places, people) and technology. I'm not too assburger about them tho.

Bernd 06/01/2019 (Sat) 20:28:29 [Preview] No.26842 del
Sames but it's not that interesting when it's close to you. Atleast for me.

Dog bless giraffe of Damascus

Bernd 06/06/2019 (Thu) 21:52:00 [Preview] No.26998 del
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Government gained more ground around Kafr Nabuda but rebels are now striking hard further to the south.

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The front has stabilized for now and Russia and Turkey have brokered a new ceasefire. Erdogan also provided coordinates for a Russian airstrike on some rebels.

Main happening of the day is that two tankers, one Norwegian and one Japanese, have been attacked by an unknown party in the Gulf of Oman. America has predictably blamed Iran and neocons have stepped up their sabre rattling. An important detail is that this happened precisely while Shinzo Abe is on a diplomatic visit to Iran.

>Pompeo didn't provide any proof for his claims, but reminded reporters that back in April Iran threatened to interrupt the flow of oil through the Strait of Hormuz.
>Pompeo didn't provide any proof for his claims
No proofs. When will they learn?

Bernd 06/14/2019 (Fri) 08:38:39 [Preview] No.27223 del
To be honest, it is reasonable to say that attacks by Iran's antigovernment organization

Bernd 06/15/2019 (Sat) 06:51:34 [Preview] No.27261 del
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It looks like they're striking targets along a main road.

In this tanker situation everyone can claim just about anything.
>this happened precisely while Shinzo Abe is on a diplomatic visit to Iran.
Pure coincidence.

Bernd 06/15/2019 (Sat) 18:25:30 [Preview] No.27277 del
Meanwhile in Libya.
Judging by the map red is winning over blue (still chugging towards Tripoli tho), I dunno what green does down below.

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