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Syria announces Operation Grand Dawn in the eastern desert against ISIS

VT was right. We smelled this coming and got in front of the story while MSM ignored it. And more is on the way. Syrian Military begins Operation Grand Dawn to capture eastern Syrian Desert – Photos and videos

The desert fighters are writing Syrian military history [ Editor’s Note: VT was right again. We smelled right away that this new desert fight in Syria was not a skirmish that Damascus had assigned to some throwaway militias to give them something to do. I could not say for sure that, before the US bombing of the convoy doing a light probe on Al-Tanf, it was going to be as big as announced today, but it sure as hell was after that incident. How do I know? It’s because it takes several days to pull the logistics together to do this for a major advance without tipping your hand early. What we have seen so far is fighting by troops that were already in place and quickly thrown into securing deeper safe flanks on the roadways for major advances, so they would not be traveling down IED…

ISIS ATTACKS EGYPTIAN SECURITY FORCES IN SINAI – PHOTOS

Four members of Egyptian security forces have been killed in two separate ISIS attacks in the Sinai peninsula. 3 soldiers have been killed in a bombing of an armored vehicle by ISIS militants near the town of Rafah. Separately, a policeman has been killed by gunmen in the city of Arish. ISIS also released a photo-report showing attacks on Egyptian security forces in the peninsula: Click to see the full-size image Click to see the full-size image Click to see the full-size image Click to see the full-size image

2S19 MSTA-S SELF-PROPELLED HOWITZER SPOTTED IN SYRIA

Click to see the full-size image A new photo appeared online showing a Russian-made self-propelled 2S19 Msta-S self-propelled howitzer with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in Syria. The modern howitzer was supplied to the Syrian government by the Russian military. Few months ago another photo of the 2S19 Msta-S self-propelled howitzer was circulating online. The description of the photo argued that the hoowitzer was set to be supplied to the SAA. Click to see the full-size image The 2S19 Msta-S is a self-propelled howitzer armed with a 2A62 152.4mm cannon. The fire range of the Msta-S is up to 29km for traditional projectiles and up to 36km for Rocket Assisted Projectile (RAP). The 2S19 Msta-S can also fire the Krasnopol and Krasnopol-M laser guided projectiles with 40km range. The 2S19 Msta-S is equipped with a modern automated fire control system and has an operation range of over 500km. From the newly appeared photo it’s possible to see that the howitzer is deployed is a desert area, m…

RUSSIAN AEROSPACE FORCES DESTROYED FORMIDABLE ISIS CONVOY PREPARING TO ATTACK SYRIAN ARMY POSITIONS IN HOMS

On Thursday, the Russian Aerospace Forces and the Syrian Air Force destroyed a formidable ISIS military convoy in the province of Homs. According to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria, the convoy was moving in the direction of the Zaza triangle area with an aim to attack on government forces operating there. The incident took place at 10:30 (local time). Following this devastating blow to ISIS forces in the province of Homs, the Syrian Arab Army and its allies liberated a large area south of the Palmyra-Homs highway, establishing a full control over the Damascus-Palmyra highway. Click to see the full-size map

TRUMP: DANCING WITH WOLVES ON THE TITANIC

L-R : Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, Saudi King Salman Bin Abdelaziz (or Abdul Aziz) Al Saud, US First Lady Melania Trump, US president Donald Trump, visit a center to fight extremism in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on May 21, 2017. Photo by Balkis Press/Sipa USA(Sipa via AP Images) Written by The Saker for The Unz Review; Originally appeared at thesaker.is Robert Fisk put it best: “Trump Is About To Really Mess Up In The Middle East”. Following his fantastically stupid decision to attack the Syrian military with cruise missiles Trump or, should I say, the people who take decisions for him, probably realized that it was “game over” for any US policy in the Middle-East so they did the only thing they could do: they ran towards those few who actually were happy with this aggression on Syria: the Saudis and the Israelis. Needless to say, with these two “allies” what currently passes for some type of “US foreign policy” in the Middle-East will only go from bad to worse. There are many …

US CARRIER STRIKE GROUPS LOCATIONS MAP – MAY 26, 2017

This is the newst update of the ‘U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map’ exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups on a weekly basis. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map. Click to see the full-size map Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier air wing (CVW) of 65 to 70 aircrafts. It’s composed of roughly 7,500 personnel, an aircraft carrier, at least one cruiser, a destroyer squadron of at least two destroyers and/or frigates. A carrier strike group also, on occasion, includes submarines, attached logistics ships and a supply ship. Carrier strike groups comprise a principal element of U.S. power projection over the world’s oceans.