Tag Archives | 2016

Results of Russian Military Campaign In Syria: October 21, 2016 – May 26, 2017

…from SouthFront While the war in Syria is far from over, the events of October 2016 through May 2017 will likely be described as its turning point that enabled the Syrian-Iranian-Russian alliance to assume strategic offensive and dictate the tempo of operations. In turn, various rebel forces, including Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the […]

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Military, Political and Diplomatic Trends Of 2016 That Will Shape 2017

…from SouthFront 2016 marked by important of diplomatic, political and military developments around the world. Britain voted to leave the European Union by 52% to 48% in a national referendum. The outcome of the Brexit referendum has caused strong reaction at home and worldwide. Brexit was supported by the popular majority of Britain and a […]

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Syrian War Report – December 27, 2016: Militants In Daraa Surrender To Syrian Army

…from SouthFront On December 26 and December 27, the Russian Aerospace Forces and the Syrian Air Force were delivering massive airstrikes on Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) targets in the Idlib-Aleppo countryside, according to local sources. The activity of the Syrian-Russian air power in the area was synchronized with […]

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Syrian War Report – December 23, 2016: ISIS Turns Turkish Forces Back Near Al-Bab, Seizes Leopard Tanks

..from SouthFront Turkish forces continue to face hard times near al-Bab. After their withdrawal from the al-Bab hospital on December 22, ISIS used at least one suicide bomber against the Turkish army and pro-Turkey militants and continued attacks in the area. As result of the clashes, ISIS captured two Leopard 2A4 main battle tanks, one […]

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Syrian War Report – December 22, 2016: Turkish Forces Storming Al-Bab, Suffer Heavy Casualties

…from SouthFront In the morning on December 21, intense clashes between ISIS and Turkey-led forces resumed in the area of al-Bab. Pro-Turkey militant groups and the Turkish army, supported by the Turkish Air Force, attacked the town hospital and seized the Aqeel Mountain area and set a control over the Aleppo-al-Bab road. 3 Turkish soldiers […]

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Syrian War Report – December 21, 2016: Govt Forces Expanding Buffer Zone Near Tyas Airbase

…from SouthFront The Russian Aerospace Forces’ warplanes have made over 30,000 combat sorties and hit more than 62,000 terrorist targets in Syria since the start of Russia’s military operation on September 30, 2015, first deputy chief of the Aerospace Forces, Pavel Kurachenko, said Tuesday. He added that over 900 new helicopters and warplanes will be […]

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Syrian War Report – December 20, 2016: What Is Syrian Army Going To Do Now?

…from SouthFront Now, when the city of Aleppo is under the control of the Syrian army, various media outlets and analysts are discussing where pro-government forces is going to deliver their next attack against militant groups. Some claim that the Syrian army and its allies will rapidly and effectively deliver a series of wide-scale military […]

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