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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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Iblid is largest area held by "moderate" rebels. It has been controlled by two coalitions Al-Qaida led HTS and another led by Ahrar al Sham native Syrian islamist group. During this week there has been fighting between coalitions. It seems that Ahrar al Sham has collapsed. They have lost several important towns including Iblid city and border crossings to Turkey. And many subgroups of Ahrar have switched sides to HTS. Ahrar has been asking ceasefire but HTS keeps taking over Ahrar areas.
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SAA + friends on the verge of slicing up ISIS into several pockets in Central Syria..

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ISIS taking a beating at the hands of SAA + friends. Above map area taking into account some of today's advances (outlined in yellow). One pocket now formed, second pocket almost closed.

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ISIS now surrounded in two locations in central Syria

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Surrounded but not encircled? I would imagine they have easy time cruising out of the pockets via the desert.
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Surrounded but not encircled? I would imagine they have easy time cruising out of the pockets via the desert.
First pocket already eliminated, half of the second pocket already overrun
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After being besieged by ISIS for around 3 years, the city of Deir ez-Zor is close to be being relieved by SAA + friends. Current reports state Syrian forces are around 5 km from reaching the city

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^ There must have been times the defenders hope of rescue began to fade. Hard to imagine the feeling of seeing friendly troops reach their position.

I guess if they held out that long they had an air supply and possibly evacuation route, but even so.
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I guess if they held out that long they had an air supply and possibly evacuation route, but even so.
They had continuous air supply by Syrian and later Russian cargo drops.
Latest information is that ISIS has mobilised almost all their reserves west of the Euphrates and are throwing them into the battle. Russian and Syrian aircraft flying continuous sorties.
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After almost 4 years the siege of Deir ez-Zor has been broken. Today SAA+friends broke through the last ISIS defenses and linked up with the encircled SAA forces. Next task is to clear ISIS from the last stretch of highway in order to allow food and supplies to reach the estimated 100,000 civilians still residing in the town.

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'Syrian Army Breaches Three-Year ISIS Siege on Deir Ezzor
Key City Has Been Long Contested by ISIS'

https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=1ca_1504632586

For years I've seen vids of that old grey bearded General always in the thick of it. He was often shown with his homies fighting it out against ISIS in a huge grave yard, not a tree in sight, like the surface of Mars

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A look at Al Udeid airbase .

Joint Operations against Daesh coordinated from this airbase in Qatar . Eight minute video from (British) Forces TV .

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Real shame, this Syrian general was a superstar.

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RIP to hero od Syrian people.
One of the greatest fighter against terrorism die on the line of duty.

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