Syria, March 10: shelling of a Turkish column and advancement of a Shiite militia


Despite the ceasefire decision reached during the meeting between Putin and Erdogan, clashes between the troops loyal to Bashar Assad and militants continue in Syria.


According to opposition media, parts of the Syrian Arab army fired artillery shells at the fortified positions of militants in the vicinity of the villages of Mastum, Nairab, Sarmin and Kaminas. In addition, convoys of the Syrian Arab army were seen in the Serakib region.

The Idlib Post portal announces the arrival of Hezbollah, Liva Fatimiyun and Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to the demarcation line. Shiite militias are moving from the villages of Kafray, Al-Foy and Nubl al-Zahra. Their concentration in the area may indicate that the Syrian military command will prefer to fight against the militants with the help of foreign volunteers.

A more tense situation is observed in the province of Aleppo. Information on events in this region is controversial. So, in Telegram, information appeared that Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps units allegedly fired at a Turkish convoy, which was advancing into a zone under the control of opposition groups. However, this is unverified information.

In addition, in the Leramun district, Syrian soldiers who carried out stripping operations found an ammunition depot, and in the village of Anjara, they found a tunnel and a militant headquarters, and training halls and prison cells were found at the headquarters. At the headquarters, recruits of terrorist groups were trained, prisoners of war and prisoners of war were held.

On the western outskirts of Aleppo, SAA sappers destroyed mines and other ammunition captured in the militants' depots. It was the actions of sappers that caused the spread of information about a series of explosions in the western part of the city. But, as it turned out, it was not worth worrying too much - it was not a collision, but planned work to destroy dangerous finds discovered in the city.

Thus, despite the ceasefire, opponents periodically fire at each other. The nomination of Shiite militias indicates that, as we predicted, Syria and Turkey, during the observance of the ceasefire, can begin to fight with the wrong hands.

The Turkish side did not stop supplying weapons and military equipment of militants of radical groups that are not going to retreat from their positions of control. It is clear that the transfer of military equipment to the Idlib province, which we wrote about before, testifies only to one thing: the Turkish army is not going to leave this Syrian province, nor is it going to stop hostilities.

A truce is a temporary measure that sooner or later will be violated by either the Turks or the Syrians. At the same time, the international community, represented by the USA and Western Europe, negatively inclined towards Damascus, in any case will blame the failure of the ceasefire on the Syrian side.

Syria, in turn, called for help pro-Iranian formations, including Lebanese, Afghan, Pakistani Shiite volunteers. In the case of the latter’s actions against Turkish troops, Damascus will always have the opportunity to say that the shelling was not carried out by Syrian government troops, but by armed groups of foreign volunteers who did not obey Damascus.

Now the Syrian command will try, with the help of Shiite militias, to gradually push the militants of the pro-Turkish groups from their positions. If the militias do not have enough resources for this, then there will be no obstacles in order to transfer military equipment of government troops to them, possibly with crews.
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  1. Honest Citizen 10 March 2020 16: 07 New
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    Their concentration in the area may indicate that the Syrian military command will prefer to fight against the militants with the help of foreign volunteers.

    Somewhere once I heard something similar ...
    Right! Ukraine, then there was something similar from the Turks, again, and the US media say something similar ...
  2. voyaka uh 10 March 2020 16: 16 New
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    "Syria ... called for help pro-Iranian formations, including Lebanese, Afghan, Pakistani Shiite volunteers" ////
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    "The Sunni Shiite war was rumbling,
    From dark to dark.
    There are many paths in the field ... "
    (you can’t figure it out without half a liter) am
    1. cniza 10 March 2020 16: 54 New
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      And it’s beneficial for someone, they also “embellish” it from all sides ...
  3. maidan.izrailovich 10 March 2020 16: 22 New
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    Negotiations with Erdogan are a waste of time. Only by force can Turkish forces be expelled. The main thing is not to stand on ceremony. And if necessary, then strike in Turkey. All these truce talks are only in the hands of the aggressor.
    1. Anika 10 March 2020 17: 18 New
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      So maybe this is what the Anglo-Saxons need? What would Russia soak in Turkey, a series of events the Americans created a powerful group in Europe, the bombers transferred to Europe B-2, the APU became active, the AUG entered the Mediterranean, Japan again reminded of the Kuril Islands, oil fell, you can’t trample against everyone even Russia and a strong power . Let’s say Russia launched a missile attack on Turkey, when it went too far and hit ours in Syria, it seems to me that there will be another round of already “specific” sanctions, a ban on electronics, consumer goods, disconnection of the Internet, which Russia doesn’t produce, then the liberals will yell like we are without EPL, samsung.
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      2. Dog
        Dog 10 March 2020 20: 52 New
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        Quote: Anika
        bombers to Europe

        And?
      3. Roma 1977 11 March 2020 10: 06 New
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        Do not scream. We will tolerate.
  4. Shahno 10 March 2020 16: 22 New
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    Quote: voyaka uh
    "Syria ... called for help pro-Iranian formations, including Lebanese, Afghan, Pakistani Shiite volunteers" ////
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    "The Sunni Shiite war was rumbling,
    From dark to dark.
    There are many paths in the field ... "
    (you can’t figure it out without half a liter) am

    "Cannon" meat is called for. They do not want to be destroyed by more qualified personnel ..
    1. Livonetc 10 March 2020 17: 16 New
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      They do not want direct involvement in clashes after negotiations.
      And neither the Turks nor the Syrians really want anyone to lose.
  5. Guru 10 March 2020 16: 23 New
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    Yeah. This is a lull, not a truce. But in general, very alarming signals, as if Russia had not been dragged into this meat grinder.
  6. knn54 10 March 2020 16: 24 New
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    Shiites, like the barmalei, did not sign the contract.
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  8. Nyrobsky 10 March 2020 18: 50 New
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    Not so long ago, the IRGC issued an ultimatum to Ankara in the sense that if Turkey strikes at their employees, they will strike back at any Turkish targets that they reach. The participation of the armed groups of the IRGC and Hezbollah at the forefront ties the hands of the Turks in terms of supporting the militants and at the same time does not make it possible to accuse the Syrians of breaking the ceasefire.
    1. Klingon 10 March 2020 21: 23 New
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      and there is no doubt that Iran will embed Turks if something happens, even if they crossed the Striped Dots (or their analogues)
      .. It might even be nice if the Turks soaked one of the senior officials from the IRGC. ..what to do, war - and the dirty methods of its conduct are also methods if they are effective
  9. Arhip smith 10 March 2020 21: 50 New
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    Sorry, but this is not more like an analysis of the situation, but almost provoking further hostilities, i.e. violations of the just outlined peaceful provisions.
    1. Klingon 10 March 2020 23: 21 New
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      I advise you to look at Star Trek VI "an undiscovered country" - the sabotage of the Enterprise, which supposedly fires 2 torpedoes on the Kronos-1 Klingon ship and the subsequent killing of Klingon Chancellor Gorkon, who arrived for peace talks, almost provokes a war between the Klingon empire and the federation. it's about dirty warfare methods
  10. Vladimir Nizhegorodsky 10 March 2020 22: 03 New
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    Iran showed America the answer for Sulejmani nehiloy and everyone else in the Idlib gadyushnik and Alleppo will show.
    And the Syrians and our Armed Forces and VKS will provide support.
  11. Sarkazm 11 March 2020 01: 00 New
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    ... Syria, in turn, called for help pro-Iranian formations, including Lebanese, Afghan, Pakistani Shiite volunteers. In the case of the latter’s actions against Turkish troops, Damascus will always have the opportunity to say that the shelling was not carried out by Syrian government troops, but by armed groups of foreign volunteers who did not obey Damascus.
    What kind of volunteers are these? Part of it is ordinary mercenaries, partly radical Islamists, just from Iran, and not from Saudi Arabia or Qatar.
    The fact that they act somewhere in our interests does not make mercenaries volunteer. Dregs in one word.
  12. Anchonsha 11 March 2020 22: 00 New
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    The Syrians know one thing, that the country must be freed from terrorists and their employers, the Turks.