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"Bridge" tanks of the Syrian army are drowning in the canals

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Storming the position of the militants in Eastern Gut government forces have to overcome skillfully built defense, which is supported by a whole network of wide (up to 7 meters) channels and ditches, filled to the top with water, reports Messenger of Mordovia.


"Bridge" tanks of the Syrian army are drowning in the canals


Attempts to overcome obstacles occur under the dense fire of terrorists. As a result, units suffer losses in personnel and equipment.

Recently, the assault units lost the MT-20 based on the T-55. The car rolled over into the ditch and tipped up the tracks.



Previously, two more such “bridge tank».

The agency cites the commentary of the expert on the Syrian conflict, Yuri Lyamin:

“It became clear to the command of the illegal formations that, unlike the densely built-up eastern suburbs of Damascus, in the agricultural areas adjacent to them, they cannot build the same solid defense. There is an advantage to the Syrian army in armored vehicles, aviation and artillery.

Therefore, in order to prevent further advancement of government troops, terrorists already in 2016 began to build a network of ditches, ramparts and other obstacles in the areas under their control.

An irrigation system that existed before the war with irrigation canals, which turned into full-fledged water obstacles, was taken as a basis.

Not surprisingly, to overcome these obstacles, the Syrians are forced to use special engineering equipment, and since the enemy has a fierce resistance, the Syrian military will have noticeable losses. ”



In addition, military experts do not rule out provocations from the United States and its allies in this area - the Americans can strike with cruise missiles from the SAR army in retaliation for a chemical attack allegedly committed earlier in Eastern Ghouta.
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  1. Andrey Yuryevich
    Andrey Yuryevich 1 March 2018 13: 10
    +4
    Attempts to overcome obstacles occur under the dense fire of terrorists. As a result, units suffer losses in personnel and equipment.
    from flanks did not try? or from principle, forehead? our aviation on vacation apparently ... a strange war ...
    1. Viktor.12.71
      Viktor.12.71 1 March 2018 13: 45
      +2
      Quote: Andrey Yurievich
      from flanks did not try?

      I believe that there is no way to get around these ditches, most likely the militants dug up more than one line of such ditches around the settlement.
      1. Leeds
        Leeds 1 March 2018 14: 13
        +3
        27.02 not far from that place, the spirits ambushed, threshing for 40 people in the trenches. Really, the trenches littered with CAA fighters ... The losses there are hard. Plus, they laid out the spirit of the video of the work of a sniper with a thermal imager. He shot 10 people on it ...
      2. Leeds
        Leeds 1 March 2018 14: 18
        +2
        Quote: Andrew Y.
        Attempts to overcome obstacles occur under the dense fire of terrorists. As a result, units suffer losses in personnel and equipment.
        from flanks did not try? or from principle, forehead? our aviation on vacation apparently ... a strange war ...



        If you look at the eastern part of eastern Guta, it resembles one continuous settlement consisting of villages, towns and farms densely scattered between them. In the east, promotion is minimal. They say now the spirits went on the counterattack, leveling the modest successes of the CAA. The number of fighters in this enclave is very large. After all, these are the Eastern quarters of huge Damascus with suburbs.
        1. Viktor.12.71
          Viktor.12.71 1 March 2018 15: 12
          +3
          Yesterday, Russia delivered a fresh batch of armored vehicles. This is the second in February. How much and what is unknown.
    2. Vladimir 5
      Vladimir 5 2 March 2018 14: 08
      0
      Any ditches are filled up (from the time of the Romans), today with bulldozer dumps, with fire, tanks with bulldozer dumps, several hours of work of several bulldozers, and any ditch is overcome ... Bridge layers only during rapid offensives, and are not always suitable ...
  2. 210ox
    210ox 1 March 2018 13: 11
    +7
    "Herald of Mordovia" amazes me. There such military experts sit ..... The main thing is that they can copy from neta.
    1. Angel_and_Demon
      Angel_and_Demon 1 March 2018 13: 24
      +5
      Quote: 210ox
      Such military experts are sitting there .....

      eh, you don’t understand anything - they advise Shoigu, and you ..... laughing
      1. 210ox
        210ox 1 March 2018 13: 25
        +1
        And I- "Herald" ... laughing
        Quote: Angel_and_Demon
        Quote: 210ox
        Such military experts are sitting there .....

        eh, you don’t understand anything - they advise Shoigu, and you ..... laughing
        1. Angel_and_Demon
          Angel_and_Demon 1 March 2018 13: 28
          +2
          Are you god what
          And I- "Herald".
          ..
  3. bogart047
    bogart047 1 March 2018 13: 11
    +3
    the command, as usual, becomes clear already significantly after ... after the first losses
  4. Berber
    Berber 1 March 2018 13: 14
    +6
    Arabs helped prepare the defense. They themselves would hardly have thought of it. There probably instructors from the "partners" .... I hope there will be no prisoners.
    1. Viktor.12.71
      Viktor.12.71 1 March 2018 13: 49
      +3
      Many brains do not need to dig a moat, in ancient times it stopped the cavalry, and nowadays tanks. Prisoners and so do not take that those that others.
  5. Vik66
    Vik66 1 March 2018 13: 17
    +5
    And I wonder - where did they get so much water in semi-desert Syria? Moreover, irrigation systems are destroyed by a long war and are not serviced, dams are blown up.
    1. Igor V
      Igor V 1 March 2018 13: 32
      +1
      Now there will be a garden city.
    2. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 1 March 2018 13: 33
      +2
      Quote: Vik66
      And I wonder - where did they get so much water in semi-desert Syria?

      and how long are the channels? kilometer? don't go around? or how much? something I get lost from such "news" ...
      1. Angel_and_Demon
        Angel_and_Demon 1 March 2018 13: 55
        +3
        Quote: Andrey Yurievich
        and how long are the channels? kilometer? don't go around? or how much? something I get lost from such "news" ...

        there are channels and quite a lot here is the map
        https://syria.liveuamap.com/ru/2018/26-february-t
        he-situation-in-syria-and-in-particular-east #
      2. Viktor.12.71
        Viktor.12.71 1 March 2018 13: 56
        +3
        Quote: Andrey Yurievich
        and how long are the channels? kilometer? don't go around? or how much? something I get lost from such "news" ...

        Something like that. A couple of construction equipment and a month later the village looks like this.
  6. toha124
    toha124 1 March 2018 13: 44
    +7
    The article is "nothing", but useful. You see, those who are not involved will understand why engineering troops are needed.
  7. lexx2038
    lexx2038 1 March 2018 14: 30
    0
    The grooves are narrow. Let the tank with a blade and he will fill them up, or mine and blow up the walls of the ditch, you will get a shallow and not wide ford.
    1. Igor V
      Igor V 1 March 2018 16: 52
      +3
      Is a dump tank a BAT or IMR?
  8. Vladimir SHajkin
    Vladimir SHajkin 1 March 2018 19: 33
    0
    Ditches and canals can’t be easily dug, you can’t dig out, there is reconnaissance (?), And airborne identity that I do not understand.
  9. cradle
    cradle 2 March 2018 10: 49
    0
    Quote: Shaikin Vladimir
    Ditches and canals can’t be easily dug, you can’t dig out, there is reconnaissance (?), And airborne identity that I do not understand.

    The issue is not detection, but overcoming. Although I went to the map by reference and did not find a dense network of channels. You can get around.