Map of Qalamoun Offensive Updated

New map of the Qalamoun offensive. The map depicts the SAA gains today. As you can see, victory is near. The strategy appears to be the SAA attacking Zabadani and Hawash al-Arab in the east, while Hezbollah pushes from the west and flanks Hawash al-Arab from the west.

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Map of Qalamoun Offensive

 


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hussein
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hussein

salutations and many thanks ya fadi for the map.

Kjel
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So they cleared the western part of Qalamoun to (the western country side of Al-Jubbah). That is impressive. Is it true that there main arm depots are in Hosh al Arab? And do you expect the SAA to go all the way (towards Zabadani)? Thnx for this map. Was really loning for this one. Maby even more then the one in Aleppo.

Am i a very naughty boy if i ask for a map for the Morek area?

TheGreenStars
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I believe they plan on going all the way towards Zabadani

GD
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GD

Conratuglations to the SAA and the REAL Mujahideen of Hezbollah!!

Cruel to be Kind
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Cruel to be Kind

Smash those rat bastards lads. Show them no mercy, give them no quarter. Send them all to Hell.

Mentat
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It’s about 5 years overdue, but better late than never to seal the damned borders … now make at least the Lebanese one a belt 1km wide salted with ~10 million anti-personnel mines, FFS!

It has always amazed me how SAA never bothered to do its actual job in the first place, i.e. prevent infiltration, which would have prevented this stupid bloody proxy war completely. That’s no ordinary incompetence, but criminal negligence due to professional cretinism.

CHEVI789
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You have no idea at all do you, the border is very very long, the amount of mines would be horrendous, then we have another situation, the HA might accidentally walk right into them or even the SAA, if they were there from the start i would say o.k, but they are not.

ameer
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@Mentat. Good idea Regarding Mining the whole Lebanese border by digging trenches, have it patrolled by air forces 24/7, and installing military posts every few km’s who would call air support in a hear- beat to destroy anything moving. The Army should no longer tolerate Kasab-type problems. As for what had always amazed you regarding the SAA doing its job sealing the border: The SAA is really stretched, too many borders to deal with, and it needed to sustain centers of other cities like Daraa, Hims, Aleppo, Dair Alzor, and Damascus. Two years ago, and while the SAA was securing… Read more »
Mentat
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Longer borders have been mined before and any soldier who wanders into his own minefield, well, let’s just call it a beneficial natural deselection. What have the SAA been doing from 1973 to 2011, apart from dossing in Lebanon and getting fat from the smuggled hashish? Nothing, which is precisely the problem for which the nation is now paying an atrocious price. And I don’t find it amusing, it is criminal on all fronts, but not just due to the external factors … my point here is that the military and political leadership of Syria must assume responsibility and consequences… Read more »
ameer
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ameer
Many Personalities in the Military and other Government Branches were no angels -we all know. No nation is ran in all its branches by angels. However, you are leading the reader into a fallacy here claiming ad-homonym: where a party that had a certain mishap could no longer address other virtue! Another fallacy lies in your claim that a nation must be subjected to terrorist atrocities is the same as “assuming responsibilities / facing the consequences”, or a direct result from such. This is not my opinion, so if you have a problem with Critical Thinking go take it against… Read more »
Mentat
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“assuming responsibilities / facing the consequences” means being removed from or resigning a leadership position when one has signally failed to perform up to a minimum acceptable standard. i.e. applying some organisational self-discipline, a key component of generating professionalism. But this whole concept seems to have been absent from SAA and its MI culture for some considerable time, otherwise whole upper layers of incompetent and criminal parasites would have been culled from their ranks long ago, allowing actual talent and institutional intelligence to emerge. The same naturally also applies in the political and judicial stables, without which the whole apparatus… Read more »
Josh
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@Mentat – One could argue that any military could have been better prepared, and I have no doubt valid critiques could be made of the SAA’s level of preparedness. But IMO the bigger factor was the Syrian government’s unwillingness to fight back with full force in the early days of the destabilization campaign. Assad should have ordered special forces teams to go in and take out the snipers who were operating on rooftops in places like Homs – indiscriminately targeting civilians. Instead he fell into the trap of trying to appease the mainstream media of the NATO powers. (Note, this… Read more »
Mentat
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Yes, the political incompetence was no doubt monumental, but results as much from the systemic rot as personal failings. Bashar Assad has never confronted the encrusted Baathist bureaucracy, much less controlled or led it anywhere. It produced and adopted him, and he merely stammers half-excuses for it and acts as if it will naturally reform itself via creeping unnoticeable evolution, presuming its survival that long, while pronouncing himself ‘not qualified’ to be President. A sorry spectacle indeed.

Why he would stand for reelection absolutely beats me.

The Watcher
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Hey Mentat, you certainly have valid points here. The problem is that you find incompetence and corruption in any government or organisation. Birthright, this should be granted to every person on this earth. But even if you look at western “model” states like the US or UK or any other country you want and you will see that political power and economic influence is often inherited (Bush Clan, Kennedys, Rothchild and so on). Its not wrong to request change or tell people about wrongs but how can you expect Syria to be better than the west? I do not mean… Read more »
Canthama
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Canthama

Was suprised to see Jab’abin freed on the map, thought SAA has freed 3 towns/villages in one day and it seems they were 4 towns/villages at the end. This last Qalamoun battle phase is moving at light speed. Last mile now SAA, keep it up!

dondie
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dondie

no way to escape, hope a lot rats bite the dust when the flee through hezbollah hold territory

Anonymous
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As for border problems i would suggest to set up checkpoints on strategic hills that overlook flat / valley sections. And probably intensify drone surveillance. That goes for atleast northern Libanon and also for Turkey and Jordan once when border areas are taken there too. I know in Qualamoun case it’s a very difficult mountain terrain but rats still claim to be getting goods / reinforcements via routes from Aarsal town. Since those are probably going to either Homs or Reef Damascus area it would be vital to cut them as much as possible. And thanks for map, it got… Read more »
ameer
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Thanks Anon. That would be ideal and I believe it will soon be the case in Qalamoun Mountains, and it’s already the case for all northern Lebanon border from Qusair to the Sea. Lebanon is also finally watching that part of the border. The Qalamoun is easier to watch over than the northern front (which is why the Kaseb problem occured), as the Qalamoun has only ten towns adjacent to the mountain stretch as first-contact areas. For instance (Ma’aloula and Hawsh Arab aren’t even first contact towns with lebanon, whereas Assal al Alward is, and from it the rest are… Read more »
Kjel
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Hmmm, another thing. Might the rebels from Yabroud and other cities be the one that fly to Turkey to fight at Latakia (or are reinforcements for the Aleppo front). As i read wiki (no strong source i know) there were around 25k rebels. Not all have been defeated and are ‘somewhere’. It might have been a good solution for Lebanon (less fanatics on there ground) and Turkey (a new strong front – from there point of view). How does Syper or the SAA think about this?

Canthama
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Canthama
It is inevitable, once the terrorists move to Lebanon, they are free to take a boat or a plane to Jordan or Turkey then it is wll over again, they are well paid filthy mercs, this war has nothing to do with religion, it is money & power for the greedy syrian traitors slaves while it is due to geopolitics for the moral corrupted Governments funding the terrorists. My guess is that more than 70-80% of the terrorists once scaped after a battle they go back in, the ones that leave Syria for good are the naive one that responded… Read more »
Morgoth
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Surely some rats have escaped, it’s been reported that after fall of Yabrud many rats found they’re way to Libanon, to the town of Aarsal and vicinity, where they got support. Those are probably already fighting again at the other battlefields now … too bad really. But my guess is that majority of rats is still in Qualamoun region and are now heading for Zabadani, it will be vital there to prevent escapes. But atleast for Zabadani it will be easier for SAA to encircle rats and prevent them to strengthen ranks on north, it’s harder for rats since they… Read more »
Canthama
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Canthama

Morgoth, fully agree, it will be a real mistake this time if the SAA let most of the terrorists that fled from Rankous and other places that may have fled to Zabadani to get out of Syria to fight the SAA again. This time the encirclement and trap is real, like in old city at Homs where there is no way out for any of them.

Allahu Akbar
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Allahu Akbar

ALMOST THERE!!!!

memadmax
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Now we’re talking.
Actual progress =D

Kjel
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Kjel

Assal al Ward is captured by the SAA (SANA).

Canthama
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Canthama

Yaaaaahoooo. As predicted by many, all small towns will be freed quickly after Rankous. Assal Al Ward was the last key one in the Qalamoun, now remaining rats in the Qalamoun are totally surounded, no way out from the trap.

acerola
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The first step of the rebels retreating back, but soon the battle ahead will be arduous, SAA should prepare for the set point , in the end go with caution

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