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Damascus sets new goals, or how many militants in Syria live left?

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The defeat of the ISIL group (the organization is banned in Russia) in the Syrian Arab Republic (SAR) marked the beginning of a new stage in the fight against terrorism. According to the Syrian authorities, the next “big task” for the state is the destruction of the illegal armed group “Dzhebhat al-Nusra”, which is already beginning to be successfully solved by government forces.


Recall that the southwestern part of Syria, primarily Western and Eastern Guta, as well as the region of Idlib province, including the northeastern part of Hama and the south of Aleppo, are the two main areas where Al Qaeda militant groups continue to be. The current development of the conflict demonstrates that government forces, without delaying the resolution of the urgent question, are attacking the positions of terrorists in both regions at once, and for a short period of active hostilities they can already speak about achieving certain successes.

Province of Damascus
On the eve of the SAR army, with the support of the Syrian National Defense Forces, it was possible to clear the heights of al-Ahmar, al-Maktuul and Hazan north of the city of Beit Jinn in the province of Damascus. It is reported that the militants-controlled area of ​​the Golan Heights was completely isolated from the reconciliation zone, and now government forces are conducting a sweep of the blocked area.



It should be noted that the moment for the start of the liberation of settlements on the Syrian-Israeli border was chosen extremely well, given that Tel Aviv - the main pillar of the radicals in southwestern Syria - is now solving other problems. As it is known, the statement of the American President Donald Trump about recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel led to the resumption of hostilities between the Jewish state and Palestine, as a result, support for illegal armed formations in the Golan Heights area and attacks on ATS army objects became second to the Israeli plan.

In addition, dissatisfaction with militants from the local population contributes to the successful promotion of government forces.

A resident of Lattakia Beykhas, whose brother continues to remain in the Western Guta occupied by militants, said the following: “In a telephone conversation, my brother Basim repeatedly said that terrorists are forcing residents to look at the execution of soldiers of the government army. Anyone who does not want to participate in this is subjected to cruel punishment. ”

Idlib Province
The main stronghold of “Dzhebhat an-Nusra” continues to be the province of Idlib, where about ten thousand “Dzhebhat an-Nusra” radicals are concentrated. However, the combat capability of the al-Qaida cell that controls the north-western part of Syria is far from the best times for radicals. Sources have reported an extremely depressed state of terrorists, caused by heavy losses and late payment of funds.

It is noteworthy that the problems of the militants are created not only by government forces, but also by those who survived in the north-east of the province of Hama.

Also after stripping the Western Euphrates, the Syrian aviation and artillery conduct regular “processing” of militant congestion sites in the Idlib zone.



Such tactics show that now the efforts of the Syrian Arab army are focused not so much on the offensive as on weakening the enemy and causing maximum damage to his military targets.

Be that as it may, given the size of the territory controlled by the radicals and the number of people living on it, it would hardly be appropriate to say that the task of routing Dzhebhat an-Nusra will be completed as soon as possible. However, the battle-hardened warriors of the Syrian Arab army have repeatedly argued that for them nothing is impossible. Victory Day over terrorism in the Syrian Arab Republic is much closer than it seems ...
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  1. ImPerts
    ImPerts 18 December 2017 05: 47
    +2
    Chinese special forces to help them. It is beneficial for the Chinese to eliminate nusra, since the radicals in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and al-Qaeda are very closely linked.
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 18 December 2017 06: 12
      +3
      that’s how the Americans "fight" with the igil ...
    2. Chertt
      Chertt 18 December 2017 07: 00
      +6
      Quote: ImPerts
      It’s beneficial for the Chinese to eliminate nusra,

      The Chinese, so far have shown themselves only in inventing beautiful names for their specials. units. I think that was not their fighting skills. But for the VKS and the MTR of the Russian Federation, the work will be
      1. Nikolai Grek
        Nikolai Grek 18 December 2017 18: 37
        +2
        Quote: Chertt
        Quote: ImPerts
        It’s beneficial for the Chinese to eliminate nusra,

        The Chinese, so far have shown themselves only in inventing beautiful names for their specials. units. I think that was not their fighting skills. But for the VKS and the MTR of the Russian Federation, the work will be

        the local population must also be involved in the destruction and sabotage against terrorists !!
      2. Mih1974
        Mih1974 18 December 2017 18: 41
        +3
        Well, this is the problem of the Chinese tongue , no matter how ephemeral the achievements of the Chinese special forces were, but 5000 narrow-eyed evil snouts, this is not for you "volunteers in sneakers." These Chinese Uighurs already got hold of order, and when it turned up, it was possible to “cut it out,” moreover, from the use of any terrorist weapons and not wait until they return to China. tongue
        Russia has shown a wonderful example of HOW to deal with terrorists if they foolishly "popped out of the hole" even in the territory of another state. good
  2. Horst78
    Horst78 18 December 2017 06: 00
    +3
    It is noteworthy that not only government troops create problems for militants, but also surviving in the northeast of the province of Hama.
    who actually survived WHO? what
    1. Awaz
      Awaz 18 December 2017 17: 18
      +2
      There is an ISIS enclave .. We are talking about him
  3. sa-ag
    sa-ag 18 December 2017 07: 57
    +5
    "However, the battle-hardened warriors of the Syrian Arab army have repeatedly proved that nothing is impossible for them. The day of victory over terrorism in the Syrian Arab Republic is much closer than it seems ..."
    What is the first sentence, that the second is very different from reality
    1. Nikolai Grek
      Nikolai Grek 18 December 2017 18: 40
      +2
      Quote: sa-ag
      very different from reality

      .... only from the "reality" adopted in the state, under the flag of which you are broadcasting here !!! wink yes wassat laughing laughing laughing
  4. groks
    groks 18 December 2017 15: 52
    +2
    Pathos. But in practice - if the USA will be needed, then they will again pump up money and weapons and there will be ISIS-2.
  5. Antianglosax
    Antianglosax 19 December 2017 15: 34
    +1
    It’s interesting, but will our malacholny authorities someday “notice” the obvious things and officially present the Americans for the arrogant and cynical support of the barmalei? Or will they continue to wipe themselves of spitting and shake off the debris dumped on their heads?
  6. Prole
    Prole 20 December 2017 13: 29
    0
    It’s interesting, but now that the Syrian army has learned to fight, then the Dutch heights will demand from Israel ?. And this is the granary of water for Israel. Without water, Israel will dry like a turd. And probably this will end his power. It is beneficial to Iran, Iraq, Syria ...