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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