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Sandstorm prevents complete the operation against the militants on the Iraqi-Syrian border

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Iraqi pro-government forces surrounded the outpost of terrorists of the IG group (banned in the Russian Federation) in the city of Rawa and are located in 10 km from the city of Al-Qaim near the border with Syria, reports TASS, the message of the official representative of the Shiite Hezbollah al-Haj Abu Hamza’s warring forces on the side of the Iraqi army.




According to him, “the assault of these last outposts of the IG in the western province of Anbar will begin in the next 48 hours after the sandstorm subsides, hindering the movement of troops.”

Hamza noted that "in Al-Qaim, they are defending from 400 to 500 of IS militants, among them there are foreign mercenaries."

On Saturday, the Iraqi army and militia opened security corridors to exit civilians. Their numbers are estimated at 4 by thousands of people.

The representative of the Shiite movement also said that “about a day, about 100 terrorists were eliminated, 20 square meters were cleared of IG gangs. km. " Now the sappers are engaged in demining the road from land mines, established by the militants.

On Thursday, government forces in Iraq beat off the Saad airbase from terrorists and came close to the outskirts of the city of Raw, located next to Al Qaim. In turn, Syrian troops on the opposite side of the border have crushed igilovtsi gangs at the T-2 oil pumping station and are now moving towards the city of Bu-Kemal, where the checkpoint is located.
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  1. 210ox
    210ox 29 October 2017 11: 20 New
    +6
    Dirt impassable and rains with snow did not prevent the Red Army from beating the Nazis .. And then, no matter what prayer, the war ended ..
    1. Scoun
      Scoun 29 October 2017 11: 24 New
      +4
      Quote: 210ox
      Dirt impassable and rains with snow did not prevent the Red Army from beating the Nazis ..

      +++ (((Sandstorms did not stop the Ishilians from hitting CAA and capturing the T-90A
      IMHA.
      Enough for them to look for excuses, fighting with the enemy? Fight always and everywhere without snot about - the weather is not for battle.
      1. vanek77
        vanek77 29 October 2017 12: 53 New
        +3
        And the storm does not prevent Kurds from moving in the direction of Abu Kemal, this is not counting the fact that the amurokurds took all the oil fields in the DZ area (60%, possibly more than% of Syrian oil). They are also preparing for the assault on Abu Kemal and are moving faster than the SAA.
        1. cniza
          cniza 29 October 2017 13: 06 New
          +2
          It is not possible to fight during a sandstorm; everyone has to wait in shelters, including equipment.
          1. vanek77
            vanek77 29 October 2017 13: 31 New
            +1
            They are fighting, several districts have been freed up in DZ, despite this storm. The Syria group will stand and defeat vk, there is information and a photo there.
            Anna News from that area:
          2. creak
            creak 29 October 2017 14: 24 New
            +5
            Quote: cniza
            It is not possible to fight during a sandstorm; everyone has to wait in shelters, including equipment.

            I confirm that a sandstorm with a strong hamsin wind, as the Arabs call it, is not rain with snow, but much worse. It is only from the side that it does not look very serious. In fact, in a strong wind, sand acts on the technique like a sandblast with all the consequences for it. Clogs into all conceivable and inconceivable holes, it’s very difficult to breathe and there is no visibility - therefore it is customary to wait for the storm in the nearest shelter .. I had to deal with this in the desert during services in a group of military advisers in the Middle East ...
            1. Krasnodar
              Krasnodar 29 October 2017 15: 24 New
              +1
              Quote: ranger
              Quote: cniza
              It is not possible to fight during a sandstorm; everyone has to wait in shelters, including equipment.

              I confirm that a sandstorm with a strong hamsin wind, as the Arabs call it, is not rain with snow, but much worse. It is only from the side that it does not look very serious. In fact, in a strong wind, sand acts on the technique like a sandblast with all the consequences for it. Clogs into all conceivable and inconceivable holes, it’s very difficult to breathe and there is no visibility - therefore it is customary to wait for the storm in the nearest shelter .. I had to deal with this in the desert during services in a group of military advisers in the Middle East ...

              Even with a very strong hamsin, cars go, everything works and no one hides in shelter. At least in the city. As I sat, who lived 25 years in Israel, I say
    2. marshes
      marshes 29 October 2017 11: 26 New
      +8
      Quote: 210ox
      Dirt impassable and rains with snow did not prevent the Red Army from beating the Nazis .. And then, no matter what prayer, the war ended ..

      Have you seen a sandstorm? You can’t see anything at five meters. And it can last for hours, sometimes even days.
      1. 210ox
        210ox 29 October 2017 11: 36 New
        +3
        I saw it. Imagine. But the war remains a war. And to refer to the weather decency is only a pissed mattress.
        Quote: marshes
        Quote: 210ox
        Dirt impassable and rains with snow did not prevent the Red Army from beating the Nazis .. And then, no matter what prayer, the war ended ..

        Have you seen a sandstorm? You can’t see anything at five meters. And it can last for hours, sometimes even days.
        1. marshes
          marshes 29 October 2017 11: 43 New
          +9
          Quote: 210ox
          I saw it. Imagine. But the war remains a war. And to refer to the weather decency is only a pissed mattress.

          I do not believe it myself.
          Irritation of all mucous membranes, itching, shortness of breath. And if the technique was in working condition during a storm. That’s all the khan to all air filters, moreover, radiators clogged.
          But even after the storm, it’s not a kamelfo, as a rule, precipitation falls and all this turns into a slurry, which, when dried, can blow out like concrete.
          1. Contra-M
            Contra-M 29 October 2017 12: 46 New
            +4
            Quote: marshes
            Quote: 210ox
            I saw it. Imagine. But the war remains a war. And to refer to the weather decency is only a pissed mattress.

            I do not believe it myself.
            Irritation of all mucous membranes, itching, shortness of breath. And if the technique was in working condition during a storm. That’s all the khan to all air filters, moreover, radiators clogged.
            But even after the storm, it’s not a kamelfo, as a rule, precipitation falls and all this turns into a slurry, which, when dried, can blow out like concrete.

            Well, you described the swamps ....! I’m gonna have to wait ... damn heh heh
            1. marshes
              marshes 29 October 2017 12: 59 New
              +3
              Quote: Contra-M
              Well, you described the swamps ....! I’m gonna have to wait ... damn heh heh

              Therefore, some Kazakhs are not called cultural, but the Kyrgyz are snotty, it is in the process of evolution that a sputum and snot separation reflex is developed smile to clear the respiratory canals.
              Europeans do not understand smile , mother, marie, I was dragged by doctors as a child, they healed me with antibiotics so that there is an allergy.
              And he noticed who in childhood in the "digging" dirt is practically not sick.
              1. LiSiCyn
                LiSiCyn 29 October 2017 14: 21 New
                +4
                Salam, border guards !!! hi
                It seems that many people really do not understand. It is practically impossible to move around during a sandstorm. And depending on the composition of the dust, neither respirators nor glasses can save ... Even in the conditions of the Kazakhstan steppe, the chance to fly a wheel into a badger hole or into a juniper - a pole, power lines increased to 70%. And during the fighting ... Only DRG, and even then advanced to the area in advance, before the storm ..
                1. marshes
                  marshes 29 October 2017 14: 34 New
                  0
                  Quote: LiSiCyn
                  It seems that many people really do not understand. It is practically impossible to move around during a sandstorm. And depending on the composition of the dust, neither respirators nor glasses can save ... Even in the conditions of the Kazakhstan steppe, the chance to fly a wheel into a badger hole or into a juniper - a pole, power lines increased to 70%. And during the fighting ... Only DRG, and even then advanced to the area in advance, before the storm ..

                  About three or four years ago, a sandstorm even affected our city, in the month of August. Climate change. For 10 meters it was not visible, then not a lot of rain and everything was yellow-brown.
                  What do you think, why are we saving the Aral Sea, so that Astana does not get sand, there are three forest belts planted around the city.
                  And the climate is changing, for the worse for us.
                  1. LiSiCyn
                    LiSiCyn 29 October 2017 16: 25 New
                    +2
                    Well, on sawn down forest belts, I saw enough of them in the 90s .. That’s why they’ll “come around”.
                    1. marshes
                      marshes 29 October 2017 16: 30 New
                      0
                      Quote: LiSiCyn
                      Well, on sawn down forest belts, I saw enough of them in the 90s .. That’s why they’ll “come around”.

                      No, the one that Almaty covered was from the Aral Sea, namely from the southern part. We can’t get to where, for obvious reasons.
          2. Grits
            Grits 30 October 2017 16: 15 New
            +1
            Does sand not affect Kurds? They seem to move well, do not suffocate. And the technique they do not wedge. Or maybe American technology is not susceptible to sand, like Kurdish soldiers?
    3. Contra-M
      Contra-M 29 October 2017 11: 28 New
      +4
      Quote: 210ox
      Dirt impassable and rains with snow did not prevent the Red Army from beating the Nazis .. And then, no matter what prayer, the war ended ..

      In the ... VKS there devils almost crushed everyone, just move and finish ..!
      Looks afraid in the dust of the US rangers accidentally dunk! ))))
      1. Deniska999
        Deniska999 29 October 2017 11: 55 New
        +1
        VKS in Iraq crushing someone? Aw ...
        1. Contra-M
          Contra-M 29 October 2017 12: 44 New
          +1
          Quote: Deniska999
          VKS in Iraq crushing someone? Aw ...

          In Syria crumbled, some escaped to Iraq .. heh heh
          And in Iraq it would not hurt to base them to bang!
      2. vanek77
        vanek77 29 October 2017 12: 59 New
        +1
        So they were afraid to accidentally soak them in oil fields and they got all the oil “by chance”, it remains only to take the territory under the pipe “by chance”, which they are now doing and the storm does not bother them.
    4. poquello
      poquello 29 October 2017 11: 32 New
      +3
      Quote: 210ox
      Dirt impassable and rains with snow did not prevent the Red Army from beating the Nazis .. And then, no matter what prayer, the war ended ..

      Why didn’t they think with your head, didn’t you take into account the factors creating the advantage?
    5. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 29 October 2017 15: 21 New
      0
      Quote: 210ox
      Dirt impassable and rains with snow did not prevent the Red Army from beating the Nazis .. And then, no matter what prayer, the war ended ..

      Sandstorm interferes with aviation and art fire adjustment
      In all other respects, it puts the defenders and the defenders in the same position
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    7. Grits
      Grits 30 October 2017 16: 12 New
      +1
      That mate, then hookah interferes
  2. askort154
    askort154 29 October 2017 11: 47 New
    +4
    210qu .... Dirt impassable and rains with snow did not prevent the Red Army from beating the Nazis .. And then, no matter what prayer, the war ended ..

    In general, you are right to understand the European, but the “dust storm” is another. Whoever doesn’t fall into it is difficult to explain. The dust storm season in the Middle East is Spring. Therefore, all plans there are built in such a way that by the "season of dust storms", solve urgent problems, both in civilian life and in hostilities. hi
  3. Lelek
    Lelek 29 October 2017 11: 50 New
    +2
    (Iraqi pro-government forces surrounded an outpost of terrorists of the IS group (banned in the Russian Federation) in the city of Rava and are located 10 km from the city of Al-Qaim near the border with Syria, reports TASS, the official representative of the Shiite formations of Hezbollah Al-Hajj, fighting on the side of the Iraqi army Abu Hamza.)

    The situation in the "hot triangle" on the borders of Syria and Iraq is being pedaled by the United States and the Kurdish units they support. The Kurds seek to occupy as many oil-bearing territories as possible and declare their protectorate over them, and the United States is interested in preventing pro-Iranian combat units from reaching the borders of Syria and Iraq, as this will mean a victory over Daesh, followed by a sweep of their gangs in the desert regions.
    1. askort154
      askort154 29 October 2017 12: 23 New
      +2
      Lelek ...... The situation in the "hot triangle" on the borders of Syria and Iraq is being pedaled by the United States and the Kurdish units they support.

      The strategic situation in the BV began to change sharply, not in favor of the United States. Russia, unexpectedly, made adjustments. Iran, Turkey and even the Saudis are moving to the Russian scales. Understanding this, the Americans cling to the straw of this region - to the Kurds, promising them their statehood. This is clearly a losing option. Against - Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia. The Americans in this region are no longer shining. Russia successfully maneuvers, while showing its young, muscular muscles. In the East, they have always respected trade and strength. But more power! yes
      1. Lelek
        Lelek 29 October 2017 12: 31 New
        +2
        Quote: askort154
        But more power!


        Hey. It is for this reason that the Americans are not leaving Syria, but are expanding and equipping their bases (already 5). To the demands of the Syrian government to get out, they answer: "What is it?" In the meantime, the presence of US forces in Syria is taking place, the mess and bloodshed will continue. yes
        1. askort154
          askort154 29 October 2017 12: 53 New
          +1
          Lelek ....Hi...

          .Mutually hi In my opinion, Americans are at a loss. They didn’t finish Afghanistan, they didn’t finish Syria, they didn’t finish with Iran, the problems with China are still on the horizon, and with Russia, in general, the rapidly growing problem No. 1. My head is spinning, and my problems have appeared in my head.
          I think the United States is on the verge of a big crisis. They wanted to show the world in the DPRK who is the boss in the house, but in the lap of "monster". Caught in your own trap. The world then sees this. The world sees the United States bluffing. The world sees, US foreign policy is vulnerable. US problems in foreign policy are just beginning. yes
          1. Lelek
            Lelek 29 October 2017 13: 06 New
            0
            Quote: askort154
            In my opinion, Americans are at a loss.


            You know, to me for all the problems of the "exceptional" - "from the Eiffel Tower a purple stream." The more problems the “goatbeard” will have, the more sobering and understanding will probably come that the world is no longer in the 90s. I would very much like to speed up this process, so that the printing press, printing tons of green wrappers, hopelessly breaks. As for the "sighted World", it is completely dependent on the same notorious printing press and the full house proclaimed by him: "The giraffe is big, he knows better." yes
            1. askort154
              askort154 29 October 2017 14: 41 New
              +1
              Lelek .... I would very much like to speed up this process, so that the printing press, printing tons of green wrappers, hopelessly breaks.

              Quickly do not break, but the sand in the oil of the machine, begin to pour. The BRICS countries were created for this. While a thin brook, a new banking system has leaked inside these countries. The Saudi king flew to Moscow for the same thing (for a long time he did not like that his oil was traded on the London stock exchange), he only asked him to sell him the S-400 beforehand so that the Yankees would not get rid of him like Gaddafi. Zrdogan requested S-400 from Russia for the same reason. So, the process of "adding sand", slowly, without noise and dust, is underway. yes
        2. sabakina
          sabakina 29 October 2017 13: 01 New
          +3
          Quote: Lelek
          To the requirements of the Syrian government to get out, they respond: "And then sho?". :
          And then, sho will be like in the end of the Soviet cartoon "Gift for the weakest." Do you remember?
          1. Lelek
            Lelek 29 October 2017 13: 09 New
            0
            Quote: sabakina
            And then, sho will be like in the end of the Soviet cartoon "Gift for the weakest." Do you remember?


            Hi, Vyacheslav.
            I don’t remember, remind. request
      2. Grits
        Grits 30 October 2017 16: 21 New
        +1
        Russia successfully maneuvers, while showing its young, muscular muscles.
        Then look at these muscles when the Kurds try to take back the Omar oil. These muscles are strong when you can drive barmaley through the desert. But when the Americans can show a damn for their "own" oil, then the muscles immediately tremble. Believe me, no one will fight against amers. But striped oil is never given away - this is their fetish.
  4. Fedorov
    Fedorov 29 October 2017 12: 25 New
    +1
    Kurdish units supported by them.

    There are completely different Kurds there, there is no unity, as there are a lot of ethnic groups in Dagestan, when one village is sworn by the Saudis for mosques (it would be better if they built a school), the other in direct visibility is 5 km away (there will be 30 in the mountains on propam roads) they cherish and guard the only one since the time of Shamil (the 19th century) .. Or in Georgia, when some people curse Putin for not reaching Tbilisi, others vice versa.
  5. rudolff
    rudolff 29 October 2017 13: 34 New
    +2
    Kurds, this is our mistake. It was impossible to give them to the Americans. We have traditionally had good relations with them. A year ago they turned to us for help, including military. Help had to be provided, and Assad was seated at the negotiating table with them. They want autonomy, let there be autonomy. But we decided to flirt with the Turks, who have purely their own interests in the region and who we will never be allies. With pro-Iranian Shiites, I would also be friends with caution, this is fraught.
    1. marshes
      marshes 29 October 2017 13: 43 New
      0
      Quote: rudolff
      Kurds, this is our mistake. It was impossible to give them to the Americans. We have traditionally had good relations with them.

      But why didn’t they be transported from Central Asian countries? They didn’t accidentally get there.
    2. Fedya2017
      Fedya2017 29 October 2017 13: 51 New
      +1
      Quote: rudolff
      But we decided to flirt with the Turks, whose purely their interests in the region

      The gas pipeline to Turkey outweighs the Kremlin’s interests for a friend Erdogan. Look how he is being courted ... And he is trying to get the maximum benefit for himself.
  6. Fedya2017
    Fedya2017 29 October 2017 13: 47 New
    0
    It is hoped that the sandstorm will not allow the Ishilov’s war. Asad’s troops cannot fight without aviation, this must be admitted. As soon as the aircraft ceases to work, the igilas go on the offensive and crowd out the Asad forces.
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  9. Best
    Best 29 October 2017 18: 38 New
    +1
    LiSiCyn Today, 14:21 PM ↑ New
    Salam, border guards !!! hi
    It seems that many people really do not understand. It is practically impossible to move around during a sandstorm. And depending on the composition of the dust, neither respirators nor glasses can save ... Even in the conditions of the Kazakhstan steppe, the chance to fly a wheel into a badger hole or into a juniper - a pole, power lines increased to 70%. And during the fighting ... Only DRG, and even then advanced to the area in advance, before the storm ..


    A sandstorm is far from being an analogue of an ordinary storm. This is completely different. Very fine sandy dust, and very dense and at the same time lightweight. It easily penetrates even with tight clothes, and talking about technology is all the more inappropriate. Disables any technique. This process proceeds continuously, not within 1 hour or two hours, but within several days, covering everything in its path.

    Quote: askort154
    Lelek ....Hi...

    .Mutually hi In my opinion, Americans are at a loss. They didn’t finish Afghanistan, they didn’t finish Syria, they didn’t finish with Iran, the problems with China are still on the horizon, and with Russia, in general, the rapidly growing problem No. 1. My head is spinning, and my problems have appeared in my head.
    I think the United States is on the verge of a big crisis. They wanted to show the world in the DPRK who is the boss in the house, but in the lap of "monster". Caught in your own trap. The world then sees this. The world sees the United States bluffing. The world sees, US foreign policy is vulnerable. US problems in foreign policy are just beginning. yes


    All right. There is a very large, basically invisible geopolitical game, during which all the factors are taken into account by the parties, therefore, it is not necessary to bring to a panic level the actions of the Kurds, who are being given every help by the United States. We are not aware of the figures on the board that GDP is moving now and plans to move in the future, but the fact that the United States is already seen at the margins of this process is the whole world. The events in Syria dragged on, unfortunately, but the whole world is a chessboard, the main players behind which are Russia and the United States, and Syria is for Russia only one of the main tools through which America is increasingly driven into a corner for many years. Otherwise, even if the current victory is achieved by the SAA, America, as usual, like all Anglo-Saxons, will build villains, including in Syria. For Russia, victory is important not only in Syria, but on a larger scale, geopolitical.
  10. Best
    Best 29 October 2017 18: 51 New
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    Quote: rudolff
    Kurds, this is our mistake. It was impossible to give them to the Americans. We have traditionally had good relations with them. A year ago they turned to us for help, including military. Help had to be provided, and Assad was seated at the negotiating table with them. They want autonomy, let there be autonomy. But we decided to flirt with the Turks, who have purely their own interests in the region and who we will never be allies. With pro-Iranian Shiites, I would also be friends with caution, this is fraught.


    Russia has traditional good relations that are maintained and maintained, expanded mainly through the official representation of the Kurds in Moscow. Many, including key issues are not resolved on the battlefield, but in the quiet of rooms. Including in Astana, to which the USA is admitted only as an observer. The actions, including political, economic, military, of the following parties - these are Russia, Iran, Turkey, Iraq, are becoming more and more coordinated, transparent, and united. And the USA is in the backyard, just an observer. And with the problems that the United States got into, both domestic, economic, and foreign, for some reason becoming more and more insoluble, the place was reserved for them. And all the leading countries of the world are already openly talking about this and their number is increasing.
  11. creak
    creak 29 October 2017 18: 55 New
    0
    Quote: Krasnodar
    At least in the city. As I sat, who lived 25 years in Israel, I say

    A storm in a city under conditions of fairly dense buildings and in a desert in an open area - these are two big differences, as they say in Odessa and I think you have in Israel too ... I had enough time and trips to understand this ....