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Five minutes from the war

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Reporting a military journalist from the capital of Syria


Five minutes from the warSyria. This country has not become a Mecca for reporters of the world who are interested in war. As it happened, for example, with Iraq or Afghanistan at the beginning of this century. Or with Tajikistan at the beginning of the 90s of the last century. Despite the fact that the war in this country is real. Brutal and unpredictable in its results.

And how was it? Unrest, insurgency, quick help to the rebels from the side ... Everyone thought that the young, according to some sources, even the major president of the country, Bashar Assad, would fall. Surrenders, resigns, leaves to live out his comfortable life somewhere in the Canaries. Not. He was not scared neither by the United States, nor by the European hawks, nor by the Arab states loyal to the New World. He bit the bit and went into battle. Yes, Iran, China and Russia are helping him. But! Against a whole bloc - NATO. Including the nearest Turkey.

So, we (the “Vesti” film crew) set off to cover the events. Flight to Beirut. Lebanon is a neighbor of Syria. Its central airport is the safest landing point for those traveling to Damascus. From Beirut to Damascus - just over 100 km. First, the border. At night, and we arrived in the morning, to pass it is not so dreary as the day. Next on the Syrian side are eight posts. At each check: "Russian? Pass! ”The attitude is almost like a relative.

Damascus. City center. The most that neither is the usual oriental life. Well, except that the police posts at intersections and bridges. Machine gun positions, covered with sandbags. Everything. And so ... Cafe, shops, children, women. Men are relaxed. Bustle bazaar. The only thing is that merchants sometimes shrug their shoulders and click their tongues: “With pearl buttons? Sorry, no (and guiltily) - the factory was bombed. ” And it's almost always true.
A little closer to the outskirts - military facilities fenced with concrete. Directing the lens towards them is prohibited. Everywhere portraits of the leader Asad. In the city - in civilian clothes. On military sites - in camouflage. And sometimes in camouflage and dark glasses.

Foreign journalists in Damascus live in a hotel. In one of the best in the city. Pool, gym, very comfortable. War? Here it is, at your side! However, from the "foreign" I saw only a group from Channel One. Once, in the lobby. On the set, we have not met.

The first exit to the shooting. It would seem, outside the city. But it turns out that going to the war from the city center is five minutes. The number of barriers increases dramatically. Then the ruins and finally the headquarters. The general, without leaving the table, reports the situation: “We have liberated the most important urban area. Harost. They are seriously entrenched here! ”We are shown the captured photo maps: all posts, all military objects on them are designated as top-priority targets.

Having put on body armor, we go to the territory which has just been liberated from the militants. Houses, industrial buildings pounded shells in the dust. Defense of the repulsed bridgehead focal. There is a division, there. Squeeze through the ruins. We represent: "Colonel Adnan." Who is he, what is responsible for - no one will say. The colonel introduces the course: “They have good snipers. Professional. Not ours. Most likely Chechens. ”
Indeed, there is no cannonade. Rare shots. Clicks. Who was in the war, and not just a fun blogger, knows:
“Click” is for you, in your direction. So shoot rarely, rarely. Mostly in the case, not "by squares".


Moving on. New unit. Officer Ibrahim:

“The buildings here are strong, fundamental. They were holding mortars and guns here. Snipers sat on the roofs, machine gunners.
Heavy. Traveling through the ruins, and halfway jogging. The shelling sectors are known only to the Syrian military. They suggest, more gestures than words: “To the left! Take to the left! "," Run! "," Bend down, bend over !!! "


Another basement. Entire exhibition: homemade ammunition. Landmines converted from tank charges, mines with chopped-welded shanks, grenades poured into sandy molds, and small, cylindrical "hattabs" with a sticking fuse cord. In the middle of the basement there is an industrial coffee grinder, converted into a TNT machine. Explosives were cooked in it.

The local group commander, Abu-Bashar, communicates without caprice:

“Here to you the Harost! How long could not take! Here they had the headquarters and the court - they executed the guilty ones according to their notions here! And we freed the track on Homs! Now the help to the militants will not work, and it is easier for us to help in Homs! ”


At the end of our journey, Abu-Bashar exclaimed in our hearts:
"God in heaven, Syria on earth, and Bashar Asad in the heart"!


True, he did not want to repeat it to the camera.
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  1. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 13 July 2013 06: 22 New
    40
    "God in heaven, Syria on earth, and Bashar Asad in the heart"! " Держитесь Сирийцы!!! Тяжело вам главный удар уже два года держите!!!
    1. krasin
      krasin 13 July 2013 07: 20 New
      21
      “Russians? Drive through! ”

      Victory will be ours!
    2. Civil
      Civil 13 July 2013 12: 16 New
      +4
      как то все переросло в позиционную войну, значит нужны свежие резервы, Хезболла свои возможности исчерпала, больше свежих сил Асаду взять пока негде, а у боевиков мощная поддержка, вон Пакистан уже полуофициально начал посылать талибов, резервы только из Ирана и Ирака возможны, а еще курдов склонить в свою сторону заодно дестабилизировать и вывести из игры Турцию, в технике превосходство у Асада, а численность у боевиков. Большая надежда на Китай, но вряд ли он пошлет пару сотен тысяч "добровольцев", как бывало ранее...
      1. Revolver
        Revolver 13 July 2013 18: 33 New
        +4
        Quote: Civil
        Pakistan has semi-officially begun to send the Taliban

        This is good. The Taliban soaked in Syria no longer exports a single drop of opium from Afghanistan.
  2. Rus2012
    Rus2012 13 July 2013 06: 23 New
    14
    ...эххх, недостаточно освещается эта война правдивыми СМИ. Неравное противостояние с лживыми медиа! Да и у нас "чужие рупоры" почти наглухо запирают ручейки правды. Где видишь - "сирийские повстанцы" - считай СМИ 5 колонны...
  3. nokki
    nokki 13 July 2013 06: 29 New
    26
    Syria is the mill of the Lord God, grinding into the dust of scumbags of all stripes! The Russian people are with you, courageous Syrians!
    1. Anat1974
      Anat1974 13 July 2013 14: 11 New
      +7
      It is a pity that this mill is grinding children, the elderly, women and many normal and quite adequate inhabitants of Syria, so I would hardly call it the mill of God. Rather, it is more from Satan and his servants, primarily the Sysh and Wahhabi monarchies. And the Syrians, of course, good luck in grinding this scum and the speedy end of this massacre.
      1. Civil
        Civil 13 July 2013 21: 24 New
        +1
        Quote: Anat1974
        It is a pity that this mill is grinding children, the elderly, women and many normal and quite adequate inhabitants of Syria, so I would hardly call it the mill of God. Rather, it is more from Satan and his servants, primarily the Sysh and Wahhabi monarchies. And the Syrians, of course, good luck in grinding this scum and the speedy end of this massacre.

        They hit the whole country, and then ALL THIS will be restored
  4. waisson
    waisson 13 July 2013 06: 33 New
    0
    Yes, it’s for sure the truth that we see from there a little, but what we see more is imprisoned for American vultures
  5. George
    George 13 July 2013 07: 48 New
    14
    Alexander Sladkov

    Here is another worthy journalist who will rightfully take a place next to Elena Gromova, Sergei Berezhniy and others.
    A shelf of honest journalists has arrived.
    Waiting for your news, Alexander.
    Do not run into clicks.
    1. Tartary
      Tartary 13 July 2013 13: 38 New
      +6
      Quote: GEORGE
      A shelf of honest journalists has arrived.
      Waiting for your news, Alexander.
      Do not run into clicks.

      Well said, so said ... lol

      I think Sladkov does not need such notes. Yes, and he clearly ran into the first ...
      Whom will he fear, Georges, if God be with him ??
      1. George
        George 13 July 2013 18: 06 New
        +1
        Quote: Tartary



        Whom will he fear, Georges, if God be with him ??

        God saves man, who save himself.
    2. d_trader
      d_trader 13 July 2013 14: 49 New
      +3
      Marat Musin was one of the first in Syria.
  6. bars280
    bars280 13 July 2013 08: 01 New
    +8
    "God in heaven, Syria on earth, and Bashar al-Assad in the heart!" - This phrase killed, in a good way. It is necessary to love your leader so ???? !!!! Well done.
  7. gabatikuk
    gabatikuk 13 July 2013 08: 06 New
    +8
    And I think that Russia had long had to firmly put its position and hold on to Syria. Better late than never!!!
    1. dominion
      dominion 13 July 2013 17: 59 New
      +4
      Duck and Armenia should support Syria not in words but in deeds, because many Armenians have been living there almost since the 3rd century AD
      Better late than never.
  8. domokl
    domokl 13 July 2013 09: 19 New
    10
    Here is the restless man this Sladkov. Correspondent of the front line, in a word. Interesting, but was there such a war where they do not remember him? In my opinion there was no. Good luck guys! Good materials and come back all alive and healthy!
    Syria is a great test for the lice of the world. There is Syria, there is faith in the highest justice. There will be no justice. Victory to the Assad army and the Syrians from the bottom of their hearts!
  9. stroporez
    stroporez 13 July 2013 09: 38 New
    +5
    military happiness and good luck .... hold on, people. it can’t be, Schaub the furious beast of people overpowered .....
  10. ed65b
    ed65b 13 July 2013 10: 01 New
    10
    Quote: bars280
    "God in heaven, Syria on earth, and Bashar al-Assad in the heart!" - This phrase killed, in a good way. It is necessary to love your leader so ???? !!!! Well done.

    And we all prove that they did not shout for their homeland for Stalin.
  11. shpuntik
    shpuntik 13 July 2013 10: 11 New
    +1
    Then, they remembered about God, in the article. One priest spoke in a sermon about South Ossetia, about the spiritual causes of the war. In general, one monk in the Trinity-Sergey Lavra, a native of those places, prayed when the war began and asked God to reveal to him the reason for this Georgian attack. And now, in a dream, there was a revelation to him: the reason is that there was not a single Orthodox priest in a Christian country.
    Maybe there is something wrong in Syria in terms of Christianity?
    And ourselves, in Russia, what do we want? Half of atheists, since the Soviet era.
    Here is the video in the topic:
    [media = http: //vk.com/video101645514_162195281]
    Insert failed :-)
  12. shpuntik
    shpuntik 13 July 2013 10: 24 New
    10
    Вот, про соседа Сирии, который "не причём":
    1. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 13 July 2013 12: 32 New
      +3
      Here I’m going to Israel right away to fuck Jews, only I’ll pretend to be someone threatening Israel ...
      1. shpuntik
        shpuntik 13 July 2013 17: 25 New
        +1
        Geisenberg (7) SU Today, 12:32 ↑
        Here I’m going to Israel right away to fuck Jews, only I’ll pretend to be someone threatening Israel ...

        Why so far? repeat
        You need to look around, they are somewhere nearby. Well, one can definitely be lured into yourself laughing .
        Only more weight in society is needed, but lave.
    2. Ruslan_F38
      Ruslan_F38 13 July 2013 13: 46 New
      +3
      Quote: shpuntik
      Вот, про соседа Сирии, который "не причём":


      Is this really true? In give the Israelis.
      1. Shumka
        Shumka 13 July 2013 16: 17 New
        +3
        More precisely, the Zionists and what David Duke says is unfortunately true.
        1. Blackgrifon
          Blackgrifon 13 July 2013 17: 18 New
          +4
          Communicate with normal Jews, and do not consider radicals - a mirror of this people. How many Jews live in Russia and what, are all bad?
          A friend (lives and works in Israel) spoke about Jewish ultra-religious communities - ordinary Jews themselves do not like them — they should not work, they do not call up for the army — they live on the taxes of ordinary citizens.
          1. shpuntik
            shpuntik 13 July 2013 18: 15 New
            +2
            Blackgrifon RU Today, 17:18 ↑ New
            Communicate with normal Jews, and do not consider radicals - a mirror of this people. How many Jews live in Russia and what, are all bad?

            Here is a normal, Soviet intellectual, who interprets sensibly (according to the Torah, not according to the Talmud), although in some places it is very streamlined:
    3. Che
      Che 15 July 2013 19: 56 New
      0
      David Duke is a human being. Respect. +
  13. individual
    individual 13 July 2013 10: 43 New
    +4
    The people and soldiers of Syria believe Bashar al-Assad, and this is the key to success and victory.
    Russia is with you!
  14. knn54
    knn54 13 July 2013 13: 01 New
    +2
    Syria needs information support more than ever. لن تمر! - They won’t pass!
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  16. Ruslan_F38
    Ruslan_F38 13 July 2013 13: 51 New
    +4
    As always, Sladkov is at the center of events, I respect this journalist! This positional war dragged on too much, the faster the troops of Assad, Hezbollah, Iranians, cleaned up the territory from militants, the less likely that the United States and allies will attack Syria.
  17. pensioner
    pensioner 13 July 2013 14: 31 New
    +5
    Quote: nokki
    Syria is the mill of the Lord God, grinding into the dust of scumbags of all stripes! The Russian people are with you, courageous Syrians!

    It is also a litmus test for countries and people. It’s immediately clear who is who. Who has a fig in his pocket, and who has a grenade. And a smile ... Such a friendly ... Civilized ...
  18. Yuri Y.
    Yuri Y. 13 July 2013 15: 56 New
    +1
    Quote: MIKHAN
    "God in heaven, Syria on earth, and Bashar Asad in the heart"! " Держитесь Сирийцы!!! Тяжело вам главный удар уже два года держите!!!

    When a leader is in the heart, it means Homeland in the heart, and he is the leader because he and the leader said this.
    Quote: Geisenberg
    Here I’m going to Israel right away to fuck Jews, only I’ll pretend to be someone threatening Israel ...

    There is some sense in this when you remember the matriarchy.
  19. aleksandr.k
    aleksandr.k 13 July 2013 18: 58 New
    +1
    To conduct a good news program, and Sladkov is a respected journalist, it’s a pity that moral channels block the channel.
  20. aleksandr.k
    aleksandr.k 13 July 2013 19: 01 New
    0
    Moral.
  21. Vadim-Skeptic
    Vadim-Skeptic 13 July 2013 20: 11 New
    +1
    Читая статью, про описание проезда блок-поста "Русские? Проезжайте!" , подумал, что так, под видом наших могут передвигаться американцы, англичане, то бишь шпионы-разведчики-диверсанты.
    1. ed65b
      ed65b 13 July 2013 21: 47 New
      +1
      Quote: Vadim the Skeptic
      Читая статью, про описание проезда блок-поста "Русские? Проезжайте!" , подумал, что так, под видом наших могут передвигаться американцы, англичане, то бишь шпионы-разведчики-диверсанты.

      No, they cannot, their faces are different.
  22. My address
    My address 13 July 2013 20: 36 New
    +1
    Recalls reporting Xaminga from Spain 37 th.
  23. Hemi cuda
    Hemi cuda 13 July 2013 22: 09 New
    +1
    But he put a plus sign but after reporting anna-news this one is pale and stingy.
  24. Jrvin
    Jrvin 14 July 2013 05: 21 New
    0

    I always watch this channel on youtube for an example I posted one video about the war ... it’s a pity that there are practically no views = (and after all the guys are trying so hard.
    1. VNM
      VNM 14 July 2013 16: 17 New
      0
      And if not on Youtube: do they have a website?
      1. Yasen Ping
        Yasen Ping 14 July 2013 20: 46 New
        0
        is - http://anna-news.info/