UPD: ISIS says it took back Bzaah. If confirmed, it will be the 4th fail in a row for Turkish forces in the area.
Few moments ago, the so-called “Free Syrian Army” (a coalition of pro-Turkish militant group operating in northern Syria), back once again reseized the town of Bzaah from ISIS terrorists in the Syrian province of Aleppo.
Original by Yuriy “yurasumy” Podolyaka published at Naspravdi; translation from Russian by J.Hawk
Artillery activity has declined somewhat in recent days. Thank God there so far have been no major provocations with large numbers of casualties, so hope remains that further escalation can be avoided. But even then there is an absolute certainty that this is just a postponement of the inevitable.
Current military situation
A comparative calm has settled on the Donbass in recent days. On February 4 the intensity of shelling has declined by half in comparison with February 2 and 3. On February 5 there was an escalation but not comparable to the preceding days. Nevertheless, forces on both sides are occupying jump-off positions, ready to start active operations.
The greatest hot-spot remains the Avdeyevka industrial zone. That’s where the most tactically-motivated shelling is going on, rather than simple “exchanges of fire.” This is evident from the losses. It is from Avdeyevka and adjacent ter…
Russia knew from the outset that NATO’s air and space surveillance systems were in a position to control all the activity of Russian military aircraft based in Syria. Thanks to the American reconnaissance aircraft RC135, the British Sentinel R1 aircraft, the AWACS radars and the Predator unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) deployed on Syria’s borders, it was possible to intercept : all radio traffic on Russian networks, the number and type of aircraft, their flight paths, the type of weapon used, the objectives targeted by the rebels, and their location — especially since most rebel groups in Syria are armed and supported by the United States and can be warned in time, for each operation.
The media had long been talking about the types of Russian bombers operating in Syria, the …