Breakthrough tanks: what Damascus cut the M-5 highway


The Syrian army has achieved a significant strategic advantage. As a result of a powerful onslaught, the assault units of Damascus were able to cut the M-55 highway, creating a threat to isolation of a large group of militants in Idlib.


This is a great victory.

- writes in this regard, the Serbian portal ZOKA, indicating that it creates the possibility of the development of the offensive and taking "into the boiler" of many "rebel" units.



In the zone of potential environment is the village of Maaret al-Nuuman - the second most important city in the province of Idlib. Control over the designated motorway means that its connection with the outside world is much more difficult. This greatly simplifies the task of freeing the city from jihadists.

The assault on strategic importance involved the entire arsenal of Syrian troops. But still, the main means of breaking through the defense of the militants became Tanks. If earlier T-55 and T-62 appeared almost everywhere, now now more and more often on the fronts of the civil war began to be seen T-72, mostly old models, such as T-72AV. But the pictures often capture the latest version of the MBT - T-72B3 model of 2014.

Despite the limited supplies of T-90 to Syria, these breakthrough tanks manage to light up in all directions, being real kings of the battlefield.


T-90A


T-72B3 sample 2014


T-72AB


T-55AMV
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  1. Uncle lee 27 January 2020 03: 54 New
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    This is a great victory.
    And this is where the fighting ends! - To wait a long time?
    1. KCA
      KCA 27 January 2020 04: 05 New
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      Call Sukhel al-Hassan, commander of the SAA, let him report
    2. Nastia makarova 27 January 2020 07: 49 New
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      little left and complete victory
      1. Evil543 27 January 2020 07: 57 New
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        Well, about 5-6 years, plus, until they see that they live better on the liberated territory. And while the Americans and the Turks do not wash off, and whether they lie, the oil is free. repeat
      2. Vasyan1971 27 January 2020 08: 03 New
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        Quote: Nastia Makarova
        little left and complete victory

        Yeah. Another final one.
        1. Nastia makarova 27 January 2020 08: 07 New
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          igil is almost destroyed, idlib remained
          1. Evil543 27 January 2020 08: 15 New
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            Oh, positive you are ours ... the key here is probably "almost" love
            1. Nastia makarova 27 January 2020 08: 23 New
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              it’s almost, completely not real because they are not only in Syria
              1. Evil543 27 January 2020 08: 27 New
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                Even if they take control of all of Syria, it will not end until they kill all the newcomers, and the locals do not understand that it is better to live in peace. Remember the story.
                1. Nastia makarova 27 January 2020 08: 45 New
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                  I agree, there will be a long glow in the region
                2. Svetlana 27 January 2020 14: 52 New
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                  Not a bit wrong. Even if they take control of all of Syria, the war will not end until the locals convince them that living according to secular laws is better than religious laws. In my opinion, it is between the secular and the religious that the war in Syria takes place.
                  1. Evil543 27 January 2020 14: 55 New
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                    Well, I meant it
                  2. DMB_95 28 January 2020 13: 39 New
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                    Quote: Svetlana
                    .. Even if they take control of all of Syria, the war will not end until the locals convince them that living according to secular laws is better than religious laws. In my opinion, it is between the secular and the religious that the war in Syria takes place.

                    Between the secular state of law and the radical Islamists, who were so much helped by the quite secular States, Israel, etc. Almost all the wars in the BV, over the last hundred years, were and are because of oil and because of the conflict of geopolitical interests of serious world "players", quite a secular. Well, religious semi-literate fanatics are used as cannon fodder, which sometimes gets out of control.
          2. Vasyan1971 27 January 2020 08: 37 New
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            Quote: Nastia Makarova
            igil is almost destroyed, idlib remained

            Well yes. Once again.
            1. Nastia makarova 27 January 2020 08: 44 New
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              yes in the next !!! you do not like something?
              1. Evil543 27 January 2020 08: 49 New
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                Calm, only calm, as the famous character used to say. stop
              2. Vasyan1971 27 January 2020 09: 44 New
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                Quote: Nastia Makarova
                yes in the next !!! you do not like something?

                I do not like your bravura mood - "do not seem gop ..."
                Despite the fact that
                Quote: Nastia Makarova
                there will be a long glow in the region

                Quote: Nastia Makarova
                it’s almost, completely not real because they are not only in Syria

                What, in fact, rejoice?
                1. Nastia makarova 27 January 2020 10: 26 New
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                  if you do not see joy then cry
                  1. Vasyan1971 27 January 2020 10: 53 New
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                    Quote: Nastia Makarova
                    if you do not see joy then cry

                    Or rejoice or cry? Other options do not consider?
          3. Deck 27 January 2020 15: 50 New
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            igil is almost destroyed, idlib remained


            ISIS has been completely destroyed three times, troops have already withdrawn twice laughing
    3. NEXUS 27 January 2020 11: 53 New
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      Quote: Uncle Lee
      And this is where the fighting ends! - To wait a long time?

      So go and rush them.
      creating as a result of this a threat of isolation of a large group of militants in Idlib.

      Mattresses regularly deliver frostbitten busurmans to Syria, not counting neither the cost nor the effort. It seems like they swept the dushmans, but they do not end there. Sometimes I think, this is how many geeks frostbitten all over the world walks that.
      1. Doliva63 27 January 2020 17: 35 New
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        Quote: NEXUS
        Quote: Uncle Lee
        And this is where the fighting ends! - To wait a long time?

        So go and rush them.
        creating as a result of this a threat of isolation of a large group of militants in Idlib.

        Mattresses regularly deliver frostbitten busurmans to Syria, not counting neither the cost nor the effort. It seems like they swept the dushmans, but they do not end there. Sometimes I think, this is how many geeks frostbitten all over the world walks that.

        In our country, they drive so much behind the wheel that the CIA smokes on the sidelines.
    4. g1v2 27 January 2020 21: 00 New
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      Plans for the year - at least finish off Idlib. Most likely in several stages. Now there is a stage of liberation of the M5 highway. It has two large cities - Maaret Nuuman and Serakib. Plus, it ends with the militant fortification in the west of Aleppo. They were strengthened there for about 5 years. Most likely this stage will also not be completed immediately. First they will take Maaret Nuuman and advance to Seracib with hacking the fortified area in the west of Aleppo. Then they will rest and carry out an operation to capture Serakib.
      In general, Idlib should be enough for a year. Then the promotion in Zaefrati will begin. Just as some Turkish posts are now surrounded in Idlib by the Syrian army and our "military police", so will American bases be surrounded. The situation could be accelerated if the mattresses all the same, under pressure from Iran and Iraq, leave the latter. Then from Syria they will also have to blame. And then the advance of the Syrian army in Zaefrati will be rapid.
    5. Alex Nevs 28 January 2020 12: 45 New
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      When everything is quickly resolved outside its borders, after that there are possible (more precisely, will be) options for bribing (the outskirts as an example) bureaucrats with foreign houses, accounts, etc. And today's country is already becoming completely unfriendly. It is enough to keep sluggish ..... That there would always be a probable danger of renewal of the needles. And there are SEA such examples!
  2. bessmertniy 27 January 2020 04: 02 New
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    Now the main thing is not to stop. Surround and finish off - until the entire province falls under Assad’s control. hi
    1. Same lech 27 January 2020 05: 14 New
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      Now the main thing is not to stop. Surround and finish


      What forces?
      I suppose that the militants will organize some sort of counterattack in the weak spot of the SAA defense ... and again part of the forces will be transferred to this section.
      Assad competently solves his tasks in stages ... it looks like he is assisted in this by the General Staff of Russia with valuable information and experience of the war.
      1. Zoldat_A 27 January 2020 06: 56 New
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        Quote: The same Lech
        it seems to him that the General Staff of Russia helps him in this with valuable information and experience of the war.

        I do not underestimate the importance of the General Staff of the Russian Federation, but the General Staff of the USSR only in the 85th “thought of” the “landing” at the “heights” in Afghanistan when passing the convoy. Was it hard to “guess”? How much blood did our “slow-thinking” cost to our serpentine columns? Did they count there in the General Staff?

        30 years not in the Army - maybe what has changed? They, there, in the General Staff. Not in my head.
        1. bessmertniy 27 January 2020 07: 18 New
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          I think that the preparations for the offensive, which has been discussed for quite some time, were serious enough to at least destroy the main group of the Idlib group of militants, and to the maximum - completely free the province from them. In principle, the situation may be repeated with the previous dissection of this group and the destruction of its eastern part. hi
        2. Serg65 27 January 2020 11: 52 New
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          Quote: Zoldat_A
          The General Staff of the USSR only in the 85th “thought of it” in Afghanistan at the “height” of a landing force when passing a convoy.

          And this is greetings to Comrade Ustinov, the very marshal of all times and peoples !!! October 15, 1979, he ordered the dissolution of the 105th Ferghana Airborne Division, sharpened by actions in the highlands of Afghanistan and the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Republic. All combat training methodology was destroyed.
          1. Karen 27 January 2020 11: 56 New
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            Quote: Serg65
            And this is greetings to Comrade Ustinov, the very marshal of all times and peoples !!! October 15, 1979, he ordered the dissolution of the 105th Ferghana Airborne Division, sharpened by actions in the highlands of Afghanistan and the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Republic. All combat training methodology was destroyed.

            "And your hands remember" :)
            The planning of a simultaneous helicopter landing on 40 peaks was carried out by an Armenian officer ...
            1. Serg65 27 January 2020 11: 59 New
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              And how much soldier blood was shed while they remembered?
              Quote: Karen
              engaged in an Armenian officer

              In those days, no matter what nationality the officer was!
              1. Karen 27 January 2020 12: 00 New
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                Quote: Serg65
                In those days, no matter what nationality the officer was!

                By itself.
              2. Zoldat_A 27 January 2020 15: 00 New
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                Quote: Serg65
                And how much soldier blood was shed while they remembered?
                Quote: Karen
                engaged in an Armenian officer

                In those days, no matter what nationality the officer was!

                Our main composition was Russian-Belorussians-Ukrainians, but everything happened. And I remember Roma Akopyan, I called to visit me in Sukhumi, and Kakha Makharadze, and Lebanon Badurashvili, and Rafik Mukhanov from Kazan. Everyone was friends, they covered each other’s backs and didn’t think who was of what nationality.
                And the famous "Muslim battalion"? We still have to reach out and reach ...

                And the officers in Afghanistan just did not have a nationality. Either "a servant to the king, a father to the soldiers", or "came for the stars." The latter, as a rule, did not stay long - either closer to Kabul, or completely "to the construction battalion, to Bashkiria - if only to get away from Kandahar."
          2. Okolotochny 27 January 2020 12: 30 New
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            Earrings, but Kirovobad, wasn’t it mountain?
            1. Serg65 27 January 2020 13: 53 New
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              hi Healthy Lech!
              104 guards The Airborne Forces did not have mountain rifle training and, moreover, did not participate in the Afghan events. There was the 68th Omsbr, stationed in the Kaz SSR, it was a purely mountain rifle, but for some strange reason, only one regiment of this brigade participated in the Afghan war. On the basis of this regiment, the 66th Omsbr was formed already in Afghanistan, and in the 88th immediately after the withdrawal from Afghanistan, again for strange reasons, the 66th brigade ceased to exist.
              Regarding 105 airborne divisions ... such linguistic classes as were in Ferghana, I have not seen anywhere else. Many officers were fluent in Chinese, Farsi, and Turkic.
              1. Zoldat_A 27 January 2020 17: 41 New
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                Quote: Serg65
                and in the 88th immediately after the withdrawal from Afghanistan, again for strange reasons, 66 the brigade ceased to exist.

                And ours, the 56th, was also “reorganized” until it was completely destroyed.

                Thank God, then we realized that the DShBr in the army is still needed.

                Quote: Serg65
                Many officers were fluent in Chinese, Farsi, and Turkic.

                It was normal for us to speak English. In Pashto and Farsi, even we soldiers spoke. But so, at the household level - communication with ducandars. I don’t remember much now, but the words "Adidas" and "Puma" are international ... wink
              2. Okolotochny 28 January 2020 02: 55 New
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                Hello Seryog. Detailed response.
        3. Doliva63 27 January 2020 17: 37 New
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          Quote: Zoldat_A
          Quote: The same Lech
          it seems to him that the General Staff of Russia helps him in this with valuable information and experience of the war.

          I do not underestimate the importance of the General Staff of the Russian Federation, but the General Staff of the USSR only in the 85th “thought of” the “landing” at the “heights” in Afghanistan when passing the convoy. Was it hard to “guess”? How much blood did our “slow-thinking” cost to our serpentine columns? Did they count there in the General Staff?

          30 years not in the Army - maybe what has changed? They, there, in the General Staff. Not in my head.

          Organization and support of the movement of the column - the level of the regiment commander, but not the General Staff, do not you? laughing
          1. Zoldat_A 27 January 2020 17: 50 New
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            Quote: Doliva63
            Organization and support of the movement of the column - the level of the regiment commander, but not the General Staff, do not you?

            I find it.
            But a strategy must come from the General Staff so that the colonels use tactics. And why didn’t they think of scattering the landing on the heights until the 85th? Not the colonels in Afghanistan - the generals in Moscow are to blame for those burning columns.
            1. Karen 27 January 2020 18: 01 New
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              The familiar car driver, who commanded a regiment in Afghanistan, once remarked that then there were almost completely abandoned turntables, out of fear of the stingers ...
              1. Zoldat_A 27 January 2020 18: 08 New
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                Quote: Karen
                that then there were almost completely abandoned turntables, for fear of the stingers ...

                What was - was. Harmful thing. But you need to fly. Where to go? Honor and praise to our "fellow" and the living and the dead, who were not afraid to carry us. Hawk, water, ammunition ride, "two hundredth" - "three hundredth" pick up. They flew, and how. Like hares in the field from the "Stingers" galloped in the sky (their words). Well, for our part, we did what we could.
            2. Doliva63 27 January 2020 18: 09 New
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              Quote: Zoldat_A
              Quote: Doliva63
              Organization and support of the movement of the column - the level of the regiment commander, but not the General Staff, do not you?

              I find it.
              But a strategy must come from the General Staff so that the colonels use tactics. And why didn’t they think of scattering the landing on the heights until the 85th? Not the colonels in Afghanistan - the generals in Moscow are to blame for those burning columns.

              In the combat order for the march of the regiment there is a point "combat guard". Was it written from Moscow, or what?
      2. bayard 27 January 2020 08: 32 New
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        After blocking the route, maneuvering and supplying the militants will not be easy at all. The action went decisive and Erdogan, it seems, is no longer obstructing as before.
        And it seems that he really plans to operate the “branch of the General Staff” of the Russian Federation in Syria.
        It’s interesting, this time the Anglo-Saxons will have time (there it was mainly the Britons oversaw) and the Israelis will pull out their emissaries? Or again captured by entire headquarters?
        Good luck to the guys on the battlefield!
        1. Red
          Red 27 January 2020 09: 15 New
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          After blocking the route, maneuvering and supplying the militants will not be easy at all. The action went decisive and Erdogan, it seems, is no longer obstructing as before.

          Good afternoon colleagues! Just the reaction of the Sultan is very important in this matter. Previously, the attack was as follows: Assad’s troops go on the offensive and capture a couple of villages. Then follows the angry shout of the Sultan with a threat, if you do not stop, we will send our troops. The offensive stops and so everything is repeated from time to time. It is very interesting what the Sultan will do.
      3. g1v2 27 January 2020 21: 04 New
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        Not only. The same 5th assault corps was directly commanded and it seems that our officers were still commanding. It’s fun to watch award documents for the rewarding of the Syrian troops, signed type “commander of the 5th assault corps of the Syrian Arab army” or there the chief of staff and further Russian names. And the award documents themselves in two languages ​​- Arabic and Russian.
    2. Grits 27 January 2020 09: 56 New
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      Quote: bessmertniy
      Now the main thing is not to stop. Surround and finish off - until the entire province falls under Assad’s control.

      The breakthrough of several tanks at the rear of the barmalei is not yet an environment and not a blockade. There are lots of tracks, roads, paths and paths. And for all you can seep out, throw weapons, equipment, people. So much so that no one will see and know. Therefore, as long as there is no coverage on a broad front, it is difficult to call this an environment.
      1. Susul 29 January 2020 19: 10 New
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        Judging by the video from Anna, there is already a full blockade
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  4. rocket757 27 January 2020 05: 11 New
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    Without loud statements .... just do what you should.
    1. Slavutich 27 January 2020 06: 05 New
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      Right words
  5. Vladimir_2U 27 January 2020 05: 50 New
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    Judging by the first photo, "rhombus", as the reception of tactics is not considered. )))
    1. Aldmit_2 27 January 2020 07: 49 New
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      Beat the tanks? Here it doesn’t work out, “go into the hangar” and re-enter the game. It’s worth so that after the shot to pass back and go into cover along the shortest path
      1. Vladimir_2U 27 January 2020 08: 10 New
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        Oh oh, what a thoughtful remark. And with all the board roll out into two lengths, from behind cover, this is a sign of tactical literacy, yes.
        1. kolyhalovs 27 January 2020 09: 31 New
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          Firstly, you do not know under what circumstances the photo was taken. This is the main thing that should deter from such ridiculous claims. This photo may be from the "take me as if I'm in battle" series.
          1. Vladimir_2U 27 January 2020 09: 35 New
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            Quote: kolyhalovs
            should keep from such ridiculous claims
            Must? That is your must is this not a ridiculous claim? I have no complaints about the photo, only observation and speculation. Something like yours:
            Quote: kolyhalovs
            "take me off as if in a fight"
            1. kolyhalovs 27 January 2020 09: 38 New
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              That is, yours is not a ridiculous claim?

              No. I comment on your words, and you - your speculation. Therefore, your words are absurd, but mine are not.
              1. Vladimir_2U 27 January 2020 09: 41 New
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                You breed intelligence and demagoguery, at least in this comment. And clarify the meaning of the word "claim", it clearly suits your words, but you don’t see it.
                This photo can be from the series "take me as if I’m in battle" That's what it is if not speculation, tell me, and idle.
                1. kolyhalovs 27 January 2020 09: 46 New
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                  it clearly suits your words

                  Of course it fits, because this is a claim. And I see it perfectly (attention, you just commented on your fantasies again). Just not ridiculous, as in your case.
                  1. Vladimir_2U 27 January 2020 09: 52 New
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                    What about idle intent no complaints?
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                    Judging by the first photo, "rhombus" as tactics is not considered
                    Where is the complaint? How do you know my attitude to the “rhombus” method, can it be strictly negative?
        2. Aldmit_2 27 January 2020 15: 09 New
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          Quote: Vladimir_2U
          Oh oh, what a thoughtful remark. And with all the board roll out into two lengths, from behind cover, this is a sign of tactical literacy, yes.

          As you have already written, the circumstances of the photo are unknown. And on two buildings you can roll out to see the target, invisible if you roll out to half the hull. And then quickly, on the shortest path, roll back.
    2. Vladimir_2U 27 January 2020 11: 57 New
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      Minusators also do not consider “rhombus" as a tactical technique, but they obviously played in tanchiki. lol
      1. Aldmit_2 27 January 2020 15: 15 New
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        I still played many games. But I would not believe in magic armor, cheats and magic F5 on the battlefield ...
    3. Susul 29 January 2020 19: 10 New
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      Yes, no, he just competently shoots from behind the bushes =)
      In general, it’s not clear what’s next
  6. audigamma 27 January 2020 07: 49 New
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    Quote: Vladimir_2U
    Judging by the first photo, "rhombus", as the reception of tactics is not considered. )))

    This is not for you but reality
    1. Vladimir_2U 27 January 2020 08: 25 New
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      About tactical simulators for real exercises you are probably not at all up to date.
  7. Grandfather Crimea 27 January 2020 07: 58 New
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    In this situation, you probably need to "squeeze", otherwise the barmalei can nullify a good operation, there are too many of them there.
  8. Maz
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    There can be no better advertisement for our tanks.
  9. otstoy 27 January 2020 09: 05 New
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    I have a question, what does Assad pay for the equipment? Or do we keep it for nothing, as in the days of the Union?
    1. Darkesstcat 28 January 2020 13: 46 New
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      Rental bases and oil. Plus, the more terrorists are killed, the calmer in Russia.
  10. Strashila 27 January 2020 09: 45 New
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    The Syrians have proven in practice that the T-55 can still remain a tank.
  11. Afghan1979 27 January 2020 11: 03 New
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    Russian and real Syrians are not Yankees with their coalition. If at first they plow the area completely with all bearded men and ordinary civilians with airplanes and turntables, and then they claim the capture of Raki and other localities, then the first surround them first, remove the main mvssu of civilians and only after that they attack with beards with all their might. This is both tactics and strategy. Saying "bye" does not understand this because they have no idea what it means to shoot at a person.
  12. Lord of the Sith 27 January 2020 13: 02 New
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    A little more, and the boiler cover slams))
  13. Dedok 27 January 2020 14: 29 New
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    Route M-5 (as the title) or M-55 as in the text?
  14. master 52 27 January 2020 14: 43 New
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    it will not end until the sponsors are squeezed, and so if you have an apartment with cockroaches above you at least for grass and they will run to you.
  15. old friend 27 January 2020 14: 47 New
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    If Iranian comrades leave (including their satellites), Syria will fall again. And ours will immediately fall into a stupid position (without normal infantry and aviation will not help)
    1. Entrop entropovich 27 January 2020 19: 27 New
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      But if my grandmother would have a member ...
      This is the last thing the Iranians will do, there will be no US gifts.
  16. KLV
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    Author, so M-5 or M-55?
  17. lvov_aleksey 29 January 2020 00: 31 New
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    nothing to say, good luck and further in the fight against terrorists