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Syria - Preparing For The Big Move On Idlib

By Moon Of Alabama

During the last week significant moves in Syria have taken place east of Aleppo. But the situation there will likely soon calm down. The next intense phase of the war may well be a Syrian army attack on al-Qaeda's position in Idlib governate in the north-west of the country.

One objective of the Syrian Arab Army move east of Aleppo city was to block the invading Turkish forces from reaching further south. This had been achieved as of last week. The main objective though was to reach the pumping stations at the Euphrates which supply Aleppo city with drinking water. This aim was achieved yesterday. The SAA managed to evict the Islamic State from the shut-down station before it could blow it up. The generators and pumps were booby trapped but seem otherwise operational. After 40 days of strictly rationed water Aleppo city and its nearly 2 million people will soon be back on a normal water supply.


map by Peto Lucembigger

I expect that the SAA contingent in east-Aleppo …

RUSSIAN MILITARY POLICE AND ITS DEPLOYMENT IN SYRIA

Written and produced by SF Team: J.Hawk, Daniel Deiss, Edwin Watson

The constantly-changing make-up of the Russian group of forces in Syria has become a veritable kaleidoscope of the country’s contemporary military capabilities, which are evidently taking turns being tested, depending on the operational requirements, on their usefulness in the current reality of a multipolar world embroiled in a global hybrid war. The bright-red beret-clad Russian military policemen who abruptly appeared in Aleppo during the final stages of clearing the city and making it once again suitable for the return of civilian population, are one of these capabilities. During the operation in Syria, the Military Police also protect personnel of the Russian air group and the Center for Syrian reconciliation

While the institution of Military Police is a fairly widespread one among the world’s militaries, this branch of forces was almost entirely absent from the Soviet military, following the abolition of the Russi…

FOOTAGE: IRAQI FORCES USE GUIDED MISSILE TO POUND ISIS TERRORISTS IN MAKHOUL MOUNT AREA

The video shows the usage of anti-tank guided missiels by the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) against ISIS terrorists in the area of Makhoul Mount.

ISIS terrorists had repeatedly tried to break PMU positions there but were pushed to retreat under fire from Iraqi troops.

WORLD WAR 2 ERA MILITARY EQUIPMENT IN SYRIAN AND YEMENI WARS – PHOTOS

Photos below show the WW2-era military equipment used during the ongoing Syrian and Yemeni wars.

Yemen: The SU-100 is a Soviet tank destroyer with a 100 mm anti-tank gun. A tank destroyer is a type of armoured fighting vehicle developed to combat battle tanks and other heavy military equipment. Yemen: The T-34 is a Soviet medium tank. It was designed by the Morozov Design Bureau in the perioud between 1937 and 1940. Over 84,000 tanks were produced by the USSR.

Syria: The Sturmgeschütz IV is a German assault gun variant of the Panzer IV (a German medium tank). An assault gun is a gun or howitzer mounted on a motor vehicle or armoured chassis. It’s intended to play a fire support role for advancing infantry.