“Exclusive to SyrPer” by Canthama
The multiple battlefields in Syria are aflame today with several advances by the SAA and its allies.
Fighting has resumed with further advances in the hills around the remaining villages of Jabal Akrad and Jabal Kurdi. This is a slow- paced front with lots of hills, but, the SAA and allies have fire control over the Turkish border. The latest advances place the Syrian and allied forces close to the key towns of Bidaama and Al-Naajiyah, the towns looking over Jisr al Shughour. No news of advance toward Kubaana so far.
Skirmishes and no further offensives from both sides. There are on-going movements to improve the safety perimeter to the packed Druze city of Haadhir.
As mentioned several times in the past 6 months, the remaining terrorists inside East Ghouta have zero capabilities for any serious offensive. They have “burned both ends of the candle” and now are on the defensive. They are able to defend though with enough resources and weapons and many tunnels all over the area (hundreds, if not thousands of kms of tunnels). Though the war of attrition is slow, the results in East Ghouta demonstrate that the terrorists are about to lose it all.
The key on-going battle is for the closing of the 1 km bottleneck of the Tal Kurdi cauldron at Al-Rayhaan Village. The SAA and allies are close to this objective. As the past 12 months of battle in East Ghouta have shown, expect a shift to another area soon. This tactic has been extremely successful, and has liberated huge areas during the last year.
Map credited to @Hamza_780
After a long defensive war, the SAA is on the move. The fight is near Araak gas field and Araak village. I’m not sure whether this is a diversion to lure ISIS into stretching its forces thin. It’s worth following up closely, though.
Homs: Al-Shaa’ir Mountain Area:
Fighting resumed last night for the vital Jabal Sawwanaat , hill 901, hill 904. The Al- Mahr Oil field was liberated last night and this morning. The SAA and its allies are rolling over ISIS in the gas fields as we speak. Good news from here soon.
Al Wa’er neighborhood is another great diplomatic victory for the Syrian Government. Reconciliation and extirpation of militants were very successful. Most of the terrorists willing to die were removed to Talbeesa and many, I mean many, (about one thousand) laid down their weapons to achieve amnesty. Civilians were sent to either safe places under the Government’s control or to Talbeesa with the terrorists, if they so chose. Homs city will be the first large Syrian city to be terrorist-free in few days.
The situation continues to be complicated. The momentum is still with the terrorists, though few counter- offensives by the SAA and allied forces were played out recently. In any case, none have resulted in substantial gains. The defensive lines north of Hama city area are so solid such that the terrorists had to come out with a new tactic attacking the villages on the northeast perimeter of it. There are enough forces available to mount a successful counter offensive, and this is what is unfolding today. Multiple battles are on-going on all frontlines. The awaited counter offensive has started. News will be released soon.
Map credited to Islamic World News @A7_Mirza
Many solid advances inside Aleppo in all 3 axis.
Northeast axis: Handarat camp is a battle field, though Liwaa` Al-Quds and the SAA do not control it. But, neither do the terrorists. The whole camp is a battlefront, and as such, is a net loss for the terrorists.
There are actions in Hanaanu district as well, but it’s not clear if it’s a diversion or not.
Central axis: With the liberation of Faraafira neighborhood near the citadel, the SAA and allies are now advancing toward Bayyaada and Qastal Musht districts. This is an arena once dependent on the terrorist’s defensive lines in Farafira, and, thus, is about to fall at any time. As soon as the northern and eastern side of the Citadel is safe, expect the SAA and allied forces to storm the southern side with incredible force and speed. This is intended to cut the terrorists down to the ring road and isolate a very large area in Aleppo city while pushing the terrorists toward the eastern side.
Western/Southern axis: Some 20-30% of Sheikh Sa’eed is now liberated, this is the first time in 4 years that the SAA has a presence there. Besides, Al-‘Aamriyya is now verging on total liberation.
There are strong indications of SAA and allied forces mounting a new operation from Al-Azeeza village to storm Al-Shaykh Lutfi Village, that would force the terrorists to choose whether to stay in Al-Shaykh Sa’eed and die, or regroup in the eastern side of the city. A quick look in the map will show that when this strategy becomes successful, the SAA and allied forces will be very close to the cemetery and the gap to the Citadel will be very narrow. The two offensive axes will meet and the terrorists will have lost, at that point, half of their previously-held ground in the city – a blow from which they won’t recover.
Map credited to @PetoLucem
The defensive lines are holding well. Several ISIS attacks have been repelled, new reinforcements were sent to the airbase and a counter-attack is underway to recover the entire Jabal Al- Thardah.
Some links to the important interview by Jürgen Todenhöfer to a Al Qaeda leader in western Aleppo. He says that they receive weapons directly from “The Coalition” and that US, Israel, Turkish and KSA army personnel train them with the weapons. So much for the people that doubted Ziad’s article about the Russian Kaliber cruise missiles striking coalition terrorist enablers who were confirmed to be personnel from the US, UK, Israel, Turkey, Qatar and KSA.
Full interview by MoA.
Jürgen Todenhöfer interviewed by RT.
ALEPPO: It has happened. Combined elements of the 4th Mechanized Armored Division (a part of the Syrian First Army and based in Damascus) backed by 4 Alpha Units of the Syrian Army’s Special Forces out of Qatana struck one of the most lethal blows of this war on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Damascus Time. They struck from 4 axes from the north and south moving directly into the eastern neighborhoods where citizens began to give them immediate assistance. With the Syrian and Russian air forces dropping walloping payloads of ordnance on areas which have been depopulated because of the army’s warnings to citizens to leave places where the rodents are positioned, the ground forces have full reign to smash into the useless fortifications built up by this Saudi-concocted oleo of obnoxious orangutans.
The Syrian Army has also completely deloused the Al-Faraafira Quarter adjacent to the ancient Citadel which is the living symbol of this great industrial city. All IEDs and mines have been dug up and dismantled. All explosives will be sent to a special depot in Damascus for use in manufacturing the bombs Syria is going to use to exterminate every Wahhabist Saudi who crawls on the face of the earth.
The Syrian and Russian Air Forces have begun softening up terrorist rodent strong points in Daarat ‘Izza (formerly an area designated by NATO for logistical help to terrorists), Qubtaan Al-Jabal, Kafr Hamraa, ‘Anadaan, Hayyaan.
Salaahuddeen Quarter: The SAA has pulverized a Nusra/Alqaeda Command-Control Center used for leadership meetings. No details yet on rodent casualties.
The rats are deliberately putting out propaganda about their acquisition of GRAD missiles and launchers of a more advanced type. The donating party is Saudi Arabia which is trying to buoy up their Jaysh Al-Fath child molesters. I have been told that no such missiles have arrived in the Aleppo area and that they are not a particularly useful instrumentality for the terrorists, anyways. The SAAF and RuAF will find these weapons and annihilate them.