Syria War video on today 23 February 2016

Syria War February 2016
Russian airstrikes restore Syrian military balance of power.
Russia's airstrikes on Syria struggle to spur progress on the ground.
The
Syrian Arab Army Recently achieved a major victory in Aleppo, and is on
the offensive all over Syria liberating terrorist occupied territories
and preparing for an even wider offensive.
Once again, whatever hangs
in the future for Syria on both the political and military fronts
depends on the new Battle of Aleppo. The city and its outskirts, with
the influx of internal refugees, may be harboring up to three million
people by now.
It’s always about Aleppo.
Here’s what’s going on, essentially, on the ground. West Aleppo is controlled by Damascus, via the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).
Some
of the northern parts are controlled by the Kurds from the PYD – which
are way more engaged in fighting ISIS/ISIL/Daesh than Damascus. The PYD
also happens to be considered an objective ally by the Obama
administration and the Pentagon, much to the disgust of Turkey’s
‘Sultan’ Erdogan.
East Aleppo is the key. It is controlled by the
so-called Army of Conquest, which includes Jabhat al-Nusra, a.k.a.
Al-Qaeda in Syria, and the Salafi outfit Ahrar al-Sham. Other eastern
parts are controlled by the “remnants” (copyright Donald Rumsfeld) of
the Free Syrian Army (FSA), who refused to collaborate with the Army of
Conquest.
Across the Beltway, all of the above are somewhat considered “moderate rebels.”
The
most important recent development in the Aleppo battlefield is that the
SAA – with key Russian help – has killed Jabhat al-Nusra leader Abu
Suleiman al-Masri, a.k.a. Mahmud Maghwari, an Egyptian who’s been on
Cairo’s kill list for ages.
Additionally, several hundred Iraqi
Shi’ite fighters, under the supervision of superstar Iranian Quds Force
commander Qasem Soleimani, have been transferred from Latakia to Aleppo.

And a roughly 3,000-strong, battle-hardened, armored Hezbollah brigade is also coming.
What
is shaping up is a kind of southern offensive. These forces will all be
converging not only towards Aleppo but, in a second stage, will have to
clear the terrain all the way to the Turkish-Syrian border, which is
now a de facto Russian-controlled no-fly zone.
The supreme target is
to cut off the supply lines for every Salafi or Salafi-jihadi player –
from “moderate rebels” to ISIS/ISIL/Daesh. That’s the meaning of
Moscow’s insistence on the fight against all brands of terror, with no
distinction. It does not matter that ISIS/ISIL/Daesh is not the main
player in and around Aleppo.
The Russia-Syria-Iran-Iraq-Hezbollah
coalition in Syria – also linked with the “4+1” intel center in Baghdad –
stands a great chance of winning the next Battle of Aleppo if they
fulfill three conditions.
1) Russian air cover coordinating with on
the ground intel for all operations (that’s a given); 2) Popular support
(that’s also a given; the Sunni urban population in Aleppo, mostly
businessmen, support Damascus); 3) Experienced ground troops numbering
at least 15,000 (on the way, considering the input from Iraq and
Hezbollah).
During the Russian airstrikes the Syrian Army freed 217
settlements. Syrian Army offensive. Kurdish Peshmerga also offensive and
pressing ISIS positions.

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By: VladimirP (530.60)

Tags: Putin,Russia,Syria,War

Location: Moscow, Russia