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While the IG is "busy" with Palmyra, the Kurds are advancing in Raqqa

Information Agency to Reuters reports that the evacuation of militants from the eastern quarters of Aleppo is suspended. At the same time, perhaps for the first time in recent times in the Western media, things are called by their proper names: the actions of the militants themselves lead to the suspension of the evacuation process, which, in fact, continue to go on provocations against the official authorities of the Syrian Arab Republic. According to some reports, a group of militants tried to capture prisoners ...

Against this background, come important messages from another province of Syria - Raqqi. There, the Kurdish militia decided to launch a series of powerful attacks on the positions of the so-called "Islamic State" (prohibited by the Russian Federation) after news that several thousand igilovtsev departed from the city towards Palmyra. After several hours of fighting, the Syrian Kurdish forces liberated five settlements in the Rakka province from the igilovtsy. This, in particular, is about the villages of Hafiyah and Al Sayer.

According to the command of the Kurdish armed forces, they occupy positions in the territories liberated from the Igilians, with the subsequent aim of delivering a decisive blow to the direction of western Raqqa.

Noteworthy is the fact that American sources have declared "assistance to the Kurds coalition aviation". The statement is somewhat strange, if only in connection with the fact that the representatives of the American military command themselves about 10 days ago announced that the operation in the Raqqi area was being curtailed before spring. Was it a bluff for confusing cards to Ishilovites or was it a lie in the statements about the air support of the Kurds during the attack on Raqqa?
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  1. Vend
    Vend 16 December 2016 12: 57
    Well, it's normal when a war is fought in different directions. They pulled troops to Palmyra, weakened Racca. Trumpet you gentlemen are terrorists.
    1. Shurik70
      Shurik70 16 December 2016 13: 38
      Yes, it’s not clear at all where anyone is ...
      Assad in Aleppo, ISIS in Palmyra, Kurds in Raqqa ...
      And where were the Kurds sitting? Well, then the Turks will go there now.
      And the Americans are rubbing their hands pretty much - the conflict is not fading, which means that refugees will sit in Europe for the time being, weakening one of the strongest competitors.
      1. WKS
        WKS 16 December 2016 15: 28
        Quote: Shurik70
        For now, refugees will sit in Europe for the time being, weakening one of the strongest competitors.

        Now you can’t lure refugees from the EU into the EU. Moreover, Syrian far from the majority.
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 16 December 2016 12: 59
    US sources say “coalition aviation assisted Kurds

    Where there is even little success, the Americans immediately announce themselves with their help. But it is true or not (aviation support) will soon find out.
    1. family tree
      family tree 16 December 2016 13: 10
      Quote: rotmistr60
      true or not (aviation support) will soon find out.

      And what, in Mosul, they say, the Iraqis were "helped" a lot by ninety times and a hundred wounded, "supported", the friend is called, in! fool
      1. Blackmokona
        Blackmokona 16 December 2016 14: 20
        Iraqi military denied the news long ago
        1. Aleksandr12
          Aleksandr12 16 December 2016 15: 51
          And they could not confirm it. They will be silent like a fish on ice, so as not to betray the Americans. And so the locals do not like it, and after such a "friendly fire" they may try to drive them away with pissing rags.
      2. Kryvbas
        Kryvbas 16 December 2016 15: 43
        There was no "friendfire". An ordinary fake. Like a "strike with Calibers" on the "secret headquarters" in Syria.
  3. aszzz888
    aszzz888 16 December 2016 13: 02
    Representatives of the US military command themselves, about 10 days ago, announced that the operation in the Raqqi region was being curtailed before spring.

    Why trust the Merikatos? Have they ever told the truth? These slugs make their own policy, but they "beat" everyone else. angry
  4. fa2998
    fa2998 16 December 2016 13: 05
    Quote: Wend
    Trumpet you gentlemen are terrorists.

    But now there are several thousand new fighters in Itlib (undeveloped in Aleppo). Now they’ll rest and give the heat! hi
    1. Asadullah
      Asadullah 16 December 2016 13: 22
      Now they will rest and give the heat!

      How can you take a break from the war?
      1. Monarchist
        Monarchist 16 December 2016 15: 56
        Asadula, do not worry about the barmaley, they will not tear the navel
        1. Asadullah
          Asadullah 16 December 2016 17: 01
          Asadula, do not worry about the barmaley, they will not tear the navel

          A philosophical question, five years of war - war for a generation. The war in Syria will be long. With the change of geopolitical vectors in the BV. Once I argued with one respected man about a new Arab war. My opponent was sure that Israel would start it against Iran, with the pulling of the Americans and Saddam, but I argued that the Arab dynasties would start it, after the formation of a critical mass of money. In less than a month, the war in Iraq began. Few people know that Qatar was the arsonist, as was the subsequent one in Libya. The Saudis are not far behind on the APE and Syria. A triangle of military interests has formed - SA, Qatar, Turkey, where Turkey has become a recipient and organizer of operational and tactical events, and kings with princes, donors and strategic planners. 13 years of war, which in one way or another touched all the states of the Middle East, there will be no rest, because everything is at stake. And that means a war of annihilation. Either Syria and Iran will be destroyed, or the Arab monarchies will be strangled by their own Frankenstein, and Turkey may be plunged into a civil war with an incomprehensible ending. This war, a war without rest, a war of unborn soldiers.
  5. Simple
    Simple 16 December 2016 13: 06
    I don’t see much reason for delight.

    Because subsequently, these territories will go to the "state (call it what you want) Kurdistan"
    1. Monarchist
      Monarchist 16 December 2016 15: 58
      Simple, Kurdistan does not pose any particular danger to us - let the sultan have a headache
      1. Simple
        Simple 16 December 2016 18: 08
        Well, I don’t know who pays, he and the girl are dancing. Russia has many means, opportunities, to interest Kurdistan in pursuing a policy in a manner favorable to Russia?

        And if - "Yes", then the UN is unlikely to go to the legalization of this state in one form or another.

        "Why do we need another" axis of evil "" and all that.
      2. vanek77
        vanek77 18 December 2016 17: 33
        At the expense of the Kurds, you are mistaken. Together with the matrassians, they are building a "union of democratic forces", the purpose of which, after Raki, is to take Deir ez-Zor, with its oil fields. Further, a pipe to Turkey, business and nothing personal and chaos into their hands, as in Libya. We had to intervene in 2012, now everything is running, ours are trying to come to an agreement with the West, this is also not an option for them, they don't need us there at all. It was necessary to take the whole sky under full control and not let anyone in, but not withdraw aviation, although it is clear that we have heavy front-line aviation, with a very expensive combat mission (an overhead matter), but that's another story.
  6. Banishing liberoids
    Banishing liberoids 16 December 2016 13: 18
    The Kurds cover themselves with a drop of land. After igil, the next trouble in the region will be precisely the Kurds, only unlike igil they will fight until the last, not thinking of surrender, so the war will drag on there for many years.
    1. antivirus
      antivirus 16 December 2016 15: 43
      They will create Kurdistan; and the United States will raise the topic by slaughtering the PMV Kurds against the Armenians. And again controlled chaos for 20 years
  7. Wolka
    Wolka 16 December 2016 13: 42
    Americans in racca and didn't smell
  8. Andrey1990
    Andrey1990 16 December 2016 13: 44
    Turks will not allow Kurds to create a state pile! The fact that they are stepping on the crayfish is good, maybe the Ishilovites from the palmyra will partly withdraw the troops!
  9. ZKVR
    ZKVR 16 December 2016 14: 21
    Well. Everything goes according to plan. Of course, it’s a pity to the inhabitants of that locality, but I think such small wars are good for everyone, both for the military and military and politicians and for all other organizations. Selyavy as the French say.
  10. l7yzo
    l7yzo 16 December 2016 15: 02
    And that ISIS will understand. Alepo taken. Shas their time has come and here. So that they would not be covered with air from the air, they decided to hide under the ancient monument, the heritage of the peoples. Everyone wants to live - apparently there will be bargaining. We do not destroy them - you let us go alive. And the Kurds are great.
  11. Nyrobsky
    Nyrobsky 16 December 2016 15: 10
    Was it a bluff for confusing cards to Ishilovites or was it a lie in the statements about the air support of the Kurds during the attack on Raqqa?

    It was a chatter on duty, in case to appropriate the victory of the Kurds, in the event of the defeat of the Islamic forces by Kurdish troops.
  12. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 16 December 2016 15: 19
    ISIS caught up to Palmyra not from under Raqqa, but from the desert regions of Iraq, where
    in small towns and villages they have support and considerable strength.
    The Palmyra was taken by the Bedouins, who swore allegiance to ISIS.
  13. antivirus
    antivirus 16 December 2016 15: 40
    Race "who will take Berlin faster" Local.
  14. evge-malyshev
    evge-malyshev 16 December 2016 17: 41
    What? Did our air defense not detect the "support" of the Kurds by the coalition aviation? It seems that both the Kurdish offensive and the support of the Kurds are falsifications.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 16 December 2016 23: 46
      You still do not understand after Palmyra that there is no intelligence for the VKS?
      1. zoolu300
        zoolu300 17 December 2016 02: 05
        It's not about intelligence of the videoconferencing. If a motorized rifle company reinforced by a platoon of tanks, located in equipped strongholds, having 2 BKs in stock, runs from fifty barmalei on 5 carts, then this is a diagnosis. For comparison, to break the resistance of the PLA company, the barmaley would have to throw all their Palmyra rabble in its position.
      2. Grits
        Grits 17 December 2016 19: 20
        I think that there is not only intelligence of the videoconferencing. There is also no intelligence from non-existent drones and there is no vaunted space grouping over Syria.