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Syrian Civil War, 2011 - ? From a local uprising to a proxy war, we discuss the chaos in Syria.

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Current situation in northern Syria as Syrians forces have pushed 20-30 kilometres deep into ISIS-held territory over the past week and a half. In the process they have linked up with the Kurdish forces and placed a barrier in the path of any further Turkish/FSA advance southwards. The Syrian army is now a mere 9 kilometres from the Euphrates rivers and only 5.5 kilometres for Jirah airbase, which sits astride the main supply route to the main ISIS base in northern Syria - Deir Hafer.

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About another dozen villages liberated from ISIS by the Syrian army today in northern Syria. Syrian forces now 3 km from the water pumping station and 4km from the strategic Jirah air base.

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ISIS is collapsing quite fast. Though it doesn't really come as any kind of surprise.
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stage 1 of the Al Bab-East Aleppo campaign concluded. Syrian forces have liberated all towns and villages located north of the Aleppo-Euphrates water canal and captured the water pumping and purification stations located near the Euphrates. Next step is the ISIS strongpoint/supply base of Deir Hafer and the strategic Jirah air base.

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Reports this morning that the Syrian army has stormed the Jirah airbase in northern Syrian. If true, it means the Syrian army has cut the main supply route for ISIS forces located at Deir Hafer. The remaining ISIS forces in northern Syria now face the option of either withdrawing or face encirclement.
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Hopefully the buggers decide to fight to the death
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Skoblin, which site are using for this? I tend to browse a few of them.
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Hopefully the buggers decide to fight to the death
Sadly they just might .... not that I give a about those bastards but feel sorry for those fighting them and the civilians caught between.
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Fighting apparently still going on around the Jirah airbase perimeter. ISIS has reportedly employed a number of VBEIDs in defending their positions. As of now, the airbase is still in ISIS hands.
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Wonder where American forces are on the map.
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Wonder where American forces are on the map.
Mostly in Iraq, though there may be small SF groups in Syria to aid the FSA.
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American special forces don't support anymore FSA after more radical elements drove them off. Now a days Americans give support to SDF. They support SDF:s Raqqa operations and there is some troops in Manbij area to discourage turks from attacking SDF.

Manbij would be north of SAA positions on Skoblins latest map.
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Wonder where American forces are on the map.
Some info on US forces in Syria here:

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/syr.../20170310.aspx
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US not invited. Why are they there?
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US not invited. Why are they there?
Because maybe he doesn't really care about destroying ISIS, so long as Russia helps him destroy the FSA. Maybe for Assad ISIS weakens the FSA and Kurds. Maybe Assad is ok with Turkey going after the FSA/SDF and Kurds? Was Turkey invited? In short, you only get invited if you support the Assad regime on who to get rid of first, although while doing have to fight against both. Maybe if he really cared about getting rid of ISIS he would have made peace with the FSA and worked together to get rid of ISIS?
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