Syrian tank force launches Qalamoun offensive

The Syrian army’s main tank unit Thursday began a major attack to root rebels out of eastern Qalamoun, a mountain region northeast of Damascus between the capital and Palmyra. Their first target is Batra Mountain near Nassiriya, the stronghold of the jihadist Jaysh Tahrir Al-Sham (formerly Nusra Front), which is the most powerful insurgent fighting force.

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15 thoughts on “Syrian tank force launches Qalamoun offensive

  • Apr 19, 2018 @ 17:13 at 17:13
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    In the Middle Orient there is trouble because the only 2 real powers there, Israel and Russia, do absolutely noting useful!

    This whole Trouble Orient have to be policed and administrated by guarantor powers, for the purpose of normalizing the civil life and bring it under law and order. Inside the new Guaranteed Middle Orient zones and areas, the old concepts of “border”, “country”, and “people” are to be used with restraint, and only as per the zonal policy dictated at that time by the responsible guarantor power.

    The zonal policies in effect shall take over constitutions, laws, and common practices. On a base of 100 years cycles, the guarantor powers shall meet, conjointly analyze, and in case of favorable views, may recommend to UN changes to the status of the Guaranteed Middle Orient.

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  • Apr 19, 2018 @ 17:58 at 17:58
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    The only real power in the middle east ie Greater Iran is Iran and has spread its wings of stability from Iraq, Syria, Lebanon all the way to Yemen.

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    • Apr 19, 2018 @ 18:30 at 18:30
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      • Apr 19, 2018 @ 19:01 at 19:01
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        • Apr 21, 2018 @ 7:49 at 7:49
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          Jasmine is too preoccupied with ZONAl offers. No ZONA can live on $36 a week, as she well knows; the only conclusion one can logically draw, therefore, is that jasmine is just playing you, because even the J-lady knows that ISRAEL has no obligation to act as the Middle East’s pooper-scooper and clean up all the ME Arab kaka that has gone on since the Arab Spring sprung upon us.

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  • Apr 19, 2018 @ 18:25 at 18:25
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    Bring in the Russian flame throwers they can lite up mountains lol

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    • Apr 19, 2018 @ 18:56 at 18:56
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      Yeah, an attack with tanks in a mountain region is the most surprising tactical move ever, only an attack with kayaks and canoes (followed by an elephant cavalry charge) could go like more crazy original.

      But, it is true, there were no specifics given about the direction of the attack. Because, in case they attack backwards, it is Ok and no surrender and hands up is necessary.

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  • Apr 19, 2018 @ 18:32 at 18:32
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    I have no issue with Jihadists, and intolerant haters of all stripes, getting wasted … including those in Tehran.

    Syria has every right to rid itself of these people, but they should engage constructively those Syrians in legitimate opposition to the Assad regime, not gas them.

    The Assads are from a minority tribe (Alawite) and secular Baathists political structure very similar in their beliefs and actions to Saddam Hussiem in Iraq. The Assads and their fellow Alawites have controlled with an iron glove the destiny and the lives of millions of Syrians who have had absolutely no representation in their own governance for over fifty years.

    The Russians and Iranians have correctly seen Assad as a useful and vulnerable puppet easy to control, prop-up and direct for their own purposes.

    But it was Obama who created this immediate mess we’re all in by his intentional, myopic pursuit of his “policy” of removing the US from the mid-east and thereby creating a power vacuum there.

    If there’s one truth throughout history it is that wherever power vacuums are created, they are filled. Throw in the strategic interests surrounding middle-eastern oil and the cultural, racial & religious animosities dating back thousands of years and you’ll have what we see now: a tinder-box of various hatreds and conflicting political, cultural, religious and economic agendas that can, and will, end in only one way.

    Batten down the hatches, mateys!

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    • Apr 19, 2018 @ 19:30 at 19:30
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      Yes, there is reason to doubt the message coming from some second hand angel, and this is because his much smaller holiness than God himself. This is why Tora is such a scary precedent set situation, however this is only for the ayatollahs to decide, a kafir like yourself shall pay the jizya and shut up.

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      • Apr 19, 2018 @ 20:02 at 20:02
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        Kooroosh…Moose Zubree ya ibn elef sharmoota.

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        • Apr 19, 2018 @ 20:03 at 20:03
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          Koorosh….Your Ayatollah is a gay assahola

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    • Apr 19, 2018 @ 23:08 at 23:08
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      Yes,but the Alawites where not clever.
      If they where,they had forst allowed the Kurd an own state,than allowed the Arabs an own state and made a state with Alawites,Druze and Christians and made peace with Israel.If they made it 30 years ago Syria will be like Switzerland today.

      But they choosed the Shiites as a partner,they helped the PKK,they helped Palis.,they let Sunni Terrorists from Iraq in etc.-always on the wrong side.

      Also the Shiits only accepted Alawites as Muslims because the Shiits are a small number,before it Alawites where not accepted as Muslims,and they are not.Yo can only be an Alawite if your parents are,and the woman dont know anything about the religion.Is this Islam?Haha no!

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      • Apr 21, 2018 @ 7:54 at 7:54
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        Jasmine is too preoccupied with ZONAl offers. No ZONA can live on $36 a week, as she well knows; the only conclusion one can logically draw, therefore, is that jasmine is just playing you, because even the J-lady knows that ISRAEL has no obligation to act as the Middle East’s pooper-scooper and clean up all the ME Arab kaka that has gone on since the Arab Spring sprung upon us.

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