Category Archives: Syria

“Drone strike kills US contractor in Syria; US retaliates” – TTG

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. contractor was killed and five U.S. service members and one other U.S. contractor were wounded when a suspected Iranian drone struck a facility on a coalition base in northeast Syria on Thursday, the Pentagon said. … Continue reading

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“Bradleys, Self-Propelled Howitzers Head to Ukraine …”

” … the package includes 50 Bradley fighting vehicles, 100 M113 armored personnel carriers, 18 self-propelled howitzers, missiles, munitions and more.  U.S. President Joe Biden previewed the announcement Thursday during remarks at a White House cabinet meeting.  “We’re going to provide the … Continue reading

Posted in France, Germany, Middle East, Russia, Syria, The Military Art, Ukraine Crisis, weapons | 12 Comments

Was Surovikin as skilled as we thought he was in Syria?

It seems a fair question given the state of Russian military doings in Ukraine and the lack of any evidence to date that Surovikan is going to improve the situation for his side. In Syria the Russian intervention greatly improved … Continue reading

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“Tribal spies in Syria help U.S. win drone war against Islamic State” – TTG

While Islamic State is a shadow of the group that ruled over a third of Syria and Iraq in a Caliphate declared in 2014, hundreds of fighters are still camped in desolate areas where neither the US-led coalition nor the … Continue reading

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In other news of the world… – TTG

In the late night of Monday, April 18, 2022, an armed group affiliated with the Democratic Union Party (PYD) set fire to the headquarters of the Kurdish National Council in the city of Derik and the office of the Kurdistan … Continue reading

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The “Aleppo Playbook”  is nothing but bullshit propaganda – TTG

For English teacher Hamdo, watching Russia’s war on Ukraine has brought back memories of the darkest days of his life — the siege of his city, Aleppo, in 2016. Russia invaded Ukraine in late February.The war has caused hundreds of … Continue reading

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The supposed Russian plot smells of baked beans on toast.

We have written here several times that the UK for largely unaccountable reasons has been engaged for some 20 years in constructing a network of psyops, information ops and intelligence people that rivals anything in the world. This ever-growing capability … Continue reading

Posted in government, Russia, Syria, The Military Art | 25 Comments

Idlib Situation – 13 December 2021

Well, pilgrims, the neo-Ottomans (as opposed to good Kemalists) are dug in along Route 5 like ticks on a hound dog’s back. IMO it was a grave error for the R+6 forces not to have made an all-out effort to … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, Middle East, Syria, Turkey | 25 Comments

“Syria shot 7 of 8 Israeli missiles, Russian military says.”

“Syria’s air defense forces shot down seven out of eight missiles launched by Israeli warplanes during a raid that targeted the Syrian province of Aleppo, the Russian military said Tuesday. Rear Adm. Vadim Kulit, the head of the Russian military’s … Continue reading

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Gaza and the Next Lebanon War

“As most Western militaries that share the IDF’s values and legal adherence know too well, the doctrine described by Kochavi is currently the least bad of several bad options. This doctrine will no doubt be tested again, not just in … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Middle East, Syria, The Military Art | 28 Comments