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Jordanian Syrian War Front

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According to Israeli intelligence sources, on the night of October 7, the Syrian government army launched a new offensive - this time in the south. Two tank brigades (about 200 tanks and armored personnel carriers) moved towards El Cuneitra. According to the Israelis, the immediate goal of this large-scale operation is to liberate from the rebels the territories adjacent to the occupied Golan Heights. As a result, any connection between illegal armed groups and the Israeli army should be stopped and their Israeli military assistance stopped ... Subsequently, this group will supposedly advance into the strategic triangle of the Jordanian-Israeli-Syrian border in the province of Deraa in order to prevent the creation of a bridgehead of interventionist and rebel forces in this area forces to strike Damascus. Their locations are already under attack by the Syrian Air Force.


Until now, the command of the Syrian army of the country has avoided such large operations in the region, fearing to provoke an Israeli or Jordanian invasion, but, as military analysts believe, after finding a chemical problem with Russia’s help, it has become confident and determined to achieve complete victory.

In Jordan, two army divisions deployed along the border with Syria are already on alert. In addition, a Saudi tank division is pushed to the border of Jordan, ready to march through Jordanian territory towards Syria in an accelerated march. Disturbing in the media data that the Saudis transferred Jordanian Syrian insurgents around 100 tanks, which most likely means the presence of at least one Saudi tank brigade directly at the borders of Syria, possibly with crews disguised in Syrian, are alarming. form. However, these actions seem to be late.

Amman is an important regional ally of the United States and a key element of its Syrian strategy. He was one of the first among the Arab capitals to call for the resignation of Bashar Assad, which is explained by the complex legacy of relations between Syria and Jordan. The fathers of the current leaders of the two countries, President Hafez Asad and King Hussein, were still hostile. The territory of Jordan was used by foreign, primarily British, intelligence services to conduct subversive activities against Syria since the 1960s. With 1982, it became the rear base for the actions of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood. The current armed confrontation in Syria began with the March 2011 events in the city of Dara'a, bordering Jordan, through which the second largest smuggling supply channel passes weapons rebel forces.

Shifting the center of gravity of the hostilities to the south of Syria means that the Syrian military command, led by Defense Minister General Al-Freij, once again replays its multi-wise Pentagon opponents behind the maneuvers of the armed opposition. Having outlined the main direction of its strike in the north of the country near Aleppo and in the center near Homs over the past few months, the Syrian generals apparently deliberately created for the enemy a feeling that they left Damascus poorly protected, which turned out to be incorrect. In the hope that the army would become bogged down in the north, the rebels, with the support of the West and the Arab monarchies, including Jordan, secretly accumulated forces in the area of ​​the capital and in the zone of the Jordan-Syrian border a hundred kilometers away. Seeing this, the Syrian army leadership suspended active operations in the direction of the Turkish border, concentrating on the protection of Damascus. According to various estimates, by the end of August, on the outskirts of the capital in Eastern Gute and Western Gute concentrated from 17 to 25 thousands of insurgents ready to break into the center of Damascus, followed by a breakthrough of their main forces from Jordan. A preventive offensive by government forces against this grouping was scheduled just on the day of August 21. A chemical attack carried out before the attack, apparently, was aimed at disrupting it. In recent days, it has been reported that Saudi special forces who had penetrated into Syria through the territory of Jordan and were acting together with the militants of the Liva al-Islam terrorist group may be behind the provocation with chemical weapons.

This provocation really slowed down the process of defeating the shock group of militants around the Syrian capital, but no more. Releasing quarter after quarter of the Great Damascus, the Syrian army now felt ready for the liquidation of the dangerous wedge put forward by Jordan. The Syrian leadership is well aware that although Washington was forced to temper its belligerent statements against Syria, it did not abandon plans for overthrowing the regime and is just waiting for a favorable moment.

In a situation where Kurdish troops took control of Syria’s border with Turkey for a considerable distance in the east and al-Qaeda-oriented jihadists in the west, the implementation of the American plan to seize Damascus by the forces of the pro-Western Syrian Free Army (SSA) moved south, to Jordan. Arab media reported on the "ongoing deployment along the entire 370-kilometer border with Syria," Jordanian and American units. The Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Rai, for example, writes that in the area of ​​the city of Ramta there is a fist of several thousand soldiers and dozens of tanks. Ramtha is just a few kilometers from the Syrian city of Deraa. Sky News Arabia reported that Jordanian troops had been “preparing for operations under conditions identical to those of Syria” for several months. The purpose of a ground operation could be to create a “buffer zone” in Deraa.

Some Arab sources claim that, contrary to official statements by Washington about the “limited” nature of the operation being prepared against Syria, it was from the very beginning that something much more than a strike by “Tomahawks” against Damascus and the military bases surrounding it. They confirm the information that two tank groups are concentrated on the border with Syria - one Jordanian and one Saudi. 3 also sent thousands of militants from the Free Syrian Army to the border, who were trained by CIA instructors over the past few months. The purpose of the invasion should be not only the creation of a “buffer zone”, but also the proclamation of an interim government in the “liberated territory” and the creation of an immediate threat to Damascus when interacting with Islamist groups. Patriot batteries are placed along the border with Syria in case of a Syrian retaliatory strike. It is also reported about the possibility of using airbases and radar stations in northern Jordan in the event of a strike on Syria. At the same time, a large number of military aircraft and UAVs are being transferred to the north of Jordan.

Anonymous sources in the Washington Post reported that in the past few weeks, the CIA sent additional paramilitary groups to secret bases in Jordan to double the number of American instructors trained there and the militants receiving weapons from the United States. In Washington, they fear that "moderate rebels" are rapidly losing ground in the war. According to newspaper sources, at the moment the goal of the CIA operation is determined by the White House’s aspiration for a cynical scenario in which the confrontation will come to a standstill and there will be no winner. CIA support may be enough for the rebels not to lose, but not enough for them to win, writes the Washington Post. Probably, it is meant that in Jordan, apparently, 2013 arriving there in early June in the port of Aqaba 1000 left American marines from the 26 expeditionary detachment, which were then transferred to the Syrian-Jordan border.

Using the concentration of government forces in the areas of Aleppo and Homs, as well as the deployment of the operation to liberate the suburbs of Damascus, the rebel divisions trained by the Americans had already seized border crossings on the Syrian-Jordanian border and in some areas extended the bridgeheads inland to Deraa province. The CCA commanders admitted that their goal was to capture the Amman-Damascus strategic highway. However, the counterattack of the government army that has begun, apparently, will put a limit to the success of the rebel forces in the area.

At the same time, the assurances of the West about the support in Syria of “moderate opposition” do not withstand any criticism - in fact, the Western powers are increasingly helping the most notorious jihadists. Thus, according to reports of the general Arab newspaper Al-Hayat, Islamists from Jabhat al-Nusra played a decisive role in seizing border crossings on the Syrian-Jordanian border. That is, the myth that the pro-Western opposition does not cooperate with Al-Qaeda and is able to achieve something on its own, turned out to be untenable here too. The leader of the Jordanian Salafi Mohammed Shalabi, also known as Abu Sayyaf, actively participating in the war on the side of the Syrian rebels, frankly admits that as soon as the Syrian president is eliminated, he and his comrades will demand that the pro-Western SSA immediately lay down their arms and start building Islamic state. By the way, in the past, Abu Sayyaf was involved in the organization of terrorist attacks against American troops in Jordan. And it seems that since then, their beliefs have not changed.
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  1. Ruslan_F38
    Ruslan_F38 10 October 2013 12: 46 New
    +7
    As you would expect, the United States and its allies will stop only if they curl their neck.
    1. INTER
      INTER 10 October 2013 15: 09 New
      +7
      Quote: Ruslan_F38
      As you would expect, the United States and its allies will stop only if they curl their neck.

      Rather, it will be so, for the Russian flag over the capitol!
      1. Vadivak
        Vadivak 10 October 2013 15: 18 New
        +7
        Quote: ...
        the border of Syria with Turkey for a considerable extent in the east took control of Kurdish troops,


        Kurds of Syria said that they are announcing the proclamation of Western Kurdistan, the capital of which will be declared the city of Afrin. Kurds have already created a kind of national squads that complement the official law enforcement agencies.

        This is of course a bomb for Syria, but with such autonomy you can at least somehow put up with, but Turkey is definitely a pipe. Kurdistan will be jumping to them.
        1. alone
          alone 10 October 2013 19: 48 New
          +2
          Quote: Vadivak
          Kurds of Syria said that they are announcing the proclamation of Western Kurdistan, the capital of which will be declared the city of Afrin. Kurds have already created a kind of national squads that complement the official law enforcement agencies.


          this is the collapse of Syria. Kurds play their game. And who said that the Kurds are allies of Assad?
          1. Geisenberg
            Geisenberg 10 October 2013 20: 48 New
            +4
            Quote: lonely
            this is the collapse of Syria. Kurds play their game. And who said that the Kurds are allies of Assad?


            The collapse is when the border is drawn and money is drawn. The fact that the Allies Kurds said Assad himself, or rather its representatives. By the way, they behave as allies, and not as separatists. And let autonomy be created within the framework of the Syrian constitution.
          2. DEfindER
            DEfindER 10 October 2013 20: 58 New
            +6
            Quote: lonely
            this is the collapse of Syria. Kurds play their game. And who said that the Kurds are allies of Assad?

            And whose do you think they should be allies? Bandyukov, who cut them out in hundreds, and what about peaceful Kurds? They create teams to protect themselves, because the Syrian army is not up to them now, there are enough problems in Damascus. The Kurds are reinsured here and create their own autonomous region, in case the Syrian authorities can no longer help them, and in such a situation, the Kurds will be completely cleansed, so they are most interested in maintaining legal power in Syria.
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    2. andrei332809
      andrei332809 10 October 2013 15: 15 New
      13
      Well, as it so
    3. Rusich51
      Rusich51 10 October 2013 17: 19 New
      +9
      Now we would have to inflict a massive air strike on rat clusters in the south. You look and the Saudis change their minds. In general, I really wanted to hear reports on the liberation of Aleppo from pro-American rats.
  2. andrei332809
    andrei332809 10 October 2013 15: 08 New
    +3
    Yes, the shakalya gathered there a lot. Everyone hopes to profit from the corpse of Syria.
    1. aktanir
      aktanir 10 October 2013 15: 42 New
      +4
      The death of Syria is inevitable, it is thought at such moments after such articles, but there is still the hope that ours is still able to come up with something. It is clear that chemical weapons were just a pretext for an attack. But the invaders can come up with a new reason for the invasion on any day, and then * wow ...
      Few, very few Assad have allies, so the Chinese are not heard and seen at all. And in Iran, the leadership has changed. Many ambiguities and few positive news. Hang on, Syria.
      1. alone
        alone 10 October 2013 19: 53 New
        +2
        Quote: aktanir
        The death of Syria is inevitable, it is thought at such moments after such articles, but there is still the hope that ours is still able to come up with something.


        what can be thought up besides what has already been invented? to enter troops there is opposed to the foreign policy of Russia itself in this matter, Russia stands for non-interference in the internal affairs of Syria

        Quote: aktanir
        Few, very few Assad have allies, so the Chinese are not heard and seen at all. And in Iran, the leadership has changed. A lot of ambiguity and little positive news


        China is playing the role of a monkey that is looking forward to how it will all end. China will definitely not help Syria. About Iran, do you think America and Europe are actively probing the Iranian government now? The British are even preparing negotiations on the restoration of diplomatic relations. This is a clear hint to Iran. from Syria and get mitigation of economic sanctions.
      2. Pesnyadv
        Pesnyadv 10 October 2013 22: 56 New
        +4
        About the Chinese.
        Marat Musin has repeatedly stated that China is doing as much for Syria as Russia.
        But China does not advertise its actions.
        I am not a military man.
        As I understand it, China:
        - Delivers intelligence information from satellites and ground electronic devices.
        - China has put ground tracking equipment
        - Something from the weapon throws.

        It is believed that Russia, China, Iran JOINTLY play out some measures to increase Syria’s defense.
    2. a52333
      a52333 10 October 2013 15: 56 New
      +6
      Moreover, the author correctly emphasizes: it is this state that suits Washington. The conflict will be long, unfortunately. Bearded freaks are a bunch. This is not Tomahawks by 1,5 Cartoon Green. You can dial them in 3 bucks for a bunch.
      1. Rusich51
        Rusich51 10 October 2013 17: 21 New
        +2
        That would be with these axes and rats. The real solution to the problems, not that the Americans are spitting out now.
        1. Ezhaak
          Ezhaak 10 October 2013 19: 42 New
          +2
          Quote: Rusich51
          Rusich51

          If you beat rats with those “axes”, then only in large groups, and they, shaggy, almost rush about one by one. Carpet bombing is needed to cover large areas.
  3. Stiletto
    Stiletto 10 October 2013 15: 11 New
    +9
    Strength and courage to the soldiers of Assad! How many nits they still have to transmit ...
  4. Xroft
    Xroft 10 October 2013 15: 13 New
    0
    3 years of war is coming soon, but there is no end. Well now chemical weapons and sense will be destroyed? Assad will no longer be able to slam the door loudly, dumping reserves on * allies * in the person of Israel, Turkey and the monarchies (maybe it kept them from invasion or active assistance). The United States will continue to train the militants (the human stockpiles of Africa are endless), and who then prevents the invasion of * allies *? The United States will be in the background only plus that they will not fit into another conflict and will not lose grandmas.
    A key change in favor of the Assad regime has not been seen. And soon, the elections that still need to be held (terrorist attacks on the polls) are not recognized as legitimate, and this is another pretext for invasion. And we also have no reason to climb the olympiad. In Iran, the hope that they will not leave their neighbor.
  5. Ivan79
    Ivan79 10 October 2013 15: 24 New
    +4
    I wonder how the Saudis and Co. continue to lure cannon fodder to the war in Syria?
    Army men put packs of jihadists every day, but they don't get smaller ...
    1. George
      George 10 October 2013 15: 29 New
      +8
      Quote: Ivan79
      I wonder how the Saudis and Co. continue to lure cannon fodder to the war in Syria?

      Someone with the green banner of the Prophet
      and most others are green.
    2. alone
      alone 10 October 2013 19: 54 New
      0
      Quote: Ivan79
      Army men put packs of jihadists every day, but they don't get smaller ...


      this is official data, it is not known in reality what is happening there.
      1. DEfindER
        DEfindER 10 October 2013 21: 08 New
        +2
        Quote: lonely
        Quote: Ivan79
        Army men put packs of jihadists every day, but they don't get smaller ...

        this is official data, it is not known in reality what is happening there.

        Well, at least in Anna News reports, every day they show new packs of cannon fodder. And really, they won’t kill everything, they’re climbing and climbing ..
    3. 31231
      31231 11 October 2013 13: 55 New
      0
      It seems to me more important now for Assad to transfer the maximum number of Sunnis to his side, and then they will kill the mercenaries.
  6. Stiletto
    Stiletto 10 October 2013 15: 27 New
    +4
    Quote: Ivan79
    I wonder how the Saudis and Co. continue to lure cannon fodder to the war in Syria?


    Along the way, they suck in on them that in Syria for cannon fodder a direct portal has opened to paradise - to the guria. And whom Allah does not take there yet, as a bonus - a bundle of cut green paper, and the opportunity to do what they can do nothing else.
  7. knn54
    knn54 10 October 2013 15: 29 New
    +4
    -As the Israelis believe, the immediate goal ... of a large-scale operation is to free the rebels of territories adjacent to the occupied Golan Heights. As a result, any connection between illegal armed groups and the Israeli army must be stopped and their Israeli military assistance stopped ...
    Israel supports terrorists and becomes their accomplice.
    - Amman is an important regional ally of the United States and a key link in its Syrian strategy.
    And what can be expected from the son of a British woman and an American student. And this is a descendant of Muhammad!
    PS The Jordanian Armed Forces have a sad experience in conflicts with the Syrian army.
    1. alone
      alone 10 October 2013 19: 56 New
      -4
      Quote: knn54
      The Armed Forces of Jordan have a sad experience in conflicts with the Syrian army.


      only now the Syrian army is not what it used to be, do you think 3 years of war only strengthened the army?
  8. netishunUA
    netishunUA 10 October 2013 15: 36 New
    +4
    The battle for Syria is in full swing again. Assad is doomed without the help of Iran and Russia. Moreover, assistance is not at the diplomatic level. Minimum people are from Iran and weapons from the Russian Federation. Only the complete expulsion of the rebels will save Syria, they don’t give a damn about jihadists, there’s always new meat, which unfortunately cannot be said about Syria. you can’t retreat, you need to go to extreme measures, allies are becoming less and less.
    1. DMB87
      DMB87 10 October 2013 17: 54 New
      +6
      On October 8, a detachment of Pacific Fleet ships consisting of the Varyag guards missile cruiser and Boris Butoma tanker completed a business call at the port of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka). The visit lasted 4 days, during which time the ships replenished supplies of fuel and food, and the crews got time to rest. Today, ships set sail and headed for the Gulf of Aden.

      On October 6, the large landing ship of the Baltic Fleet, Alexander Shabalin, entered the Mediterranean Sea from Novorossiysk on October 7. »The straits passed in the opposite direction, returning from the Mediterranean Sea.

      The process is on.
      1. 31231
        31231 11 October 2013 13: 58 New
        0
        In the last few videos, it seemed to me that fresh 72 appeared.
  9. Garik
    Garik 10 October 2013 16: 35 New
    +3
    There will be nothing. Missed moment with ho. Now only act carefully and not force. Each provocation can give rise to something larger, and Assad does not need this now. It would be more correct to suppress and squeeze out terrorists systematically without hysteria.
    1. netishunUA
      netishunUA 10 October 2013 17: 40 New
      +3
      Here I do not agree. This whole war is one big provocation. The reason for the invasion of NATO or Israel is not a problem to find. We know it passed. Experts will find a box of diphlophos and blow up the whole world about the hidden XO. Or they won’t even search, after the war they will say, “Oh, they’ve made a mistake.” It’s time to throw off the pink glasses, they won’t leave Syria alone. , there, too, the army drove the rebels in the tail and mane. We know the result. The same time Israel bombed the conflict many times and the United Nations does not have a decree. The arms deliveries to the rebels will only increase, they will put together a coalition of loyal Arab states and send them to restore order. The only chance to destroy all the terrorists with lightning speed. Now the Syrian army is not capable of this, but with the help of Iranian "volunteers" the number of 100500 fighters and the supply of the Russian Federation can be handled. Here then it will be possible to destroy the jihadist groups independently.
      1. 31231
        31231 11 October 2013 14: 02 New
        0
        They threw meat, as it was in Libya, where the army also drove the rebels in the tail and mane. We know the result.


        And someone helped Gaddafi in Libya ?! Iran, Russia and China helped ?!
  10. Egoza
    Egoza 10 October 2013 16: 48 New
    +7
    The most interesting thing is that many people from Syria live in Jordan, and many live in Syria. No matter how Jordan responds to “support” with problems in its own country.
  11. Tourist Breakfast
    Tourist Breakfast 10 October 2013 17: 21 New
    14
    In addition, the Saudi Panzer Division was pushed to the Jordanian border, ready to speed through the march through Jordanian territory towards Syria.

    That's just in the Saudi army there are no tank divisions. They have 4 teams.

    Alarmed by the media reports that the Saudis handed over about 100 tanks to the Syrian rebels in Jordan, which, most likely, could mean the presence of at least one Saudi tank brigade directly near the borders of Syria, possibly with crews dressed in Syrian uniforms. However, these actions, apparently, are already late.

    Yeah, it’s very tricky to dress the crews of the Abrams or M-60 (namely, these tanks are in service with the Saudi army) in Syrian uniform. We are not at all frowning.
  12. Zymran
    Zymran 10 October 2013 17: 25 New
    +1
    The Jordanians were sort of judged by the Israelis as the most combat-ready of all Arabs in the wars.
    1. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 10 October 2013 17: 45 New
      +6
      Quote: Zymran
      The Jordanians were sort of judged by the Israelis as the most combat-ready of all Arabs in the wars.

      They were very good. But by the way, when we lectured on the Syrian army at the KMB, their BTV and commandos rated them very highly.
      In general, I wanted to break into a big post about the delirium about helping rebels from Israel, and then he spat. Tired of rubbing this nonsense.
      1. Zymran
        Zymran 10 October 2013 17: 50 New
        +3
        And who say the most non-combatant?

        Commandos and BTVs are probably good, but without air cover and air defense forces, tanks will not solve anything, and Israel has traditionally had an overwhelming advantage
        1. Aaron Zawi
          Aaron Zawi 10 October 2013 18: 03 New
          +5
          Quote: Zymran
          And who say the most non-combatant?
          Commandos and BTVs are probably good, but without air cover and air defense forces, tanks will not solve anything, and Israel has traditionally had an overwhelming advantage

          It is not possible to generalize. And in 67, when Israel acted over successfully, there were Egyptian units fighting to the end and 73, there were parts of the Syrians who were doing everything wrong.
          According to the Syrians of the times of my urgent, as I recall, their infantry and artillery were not highly appreciated, the initiative and conservative branches of the troops were not very initiative.
        2. alone
          alone 10 October 2013 20: 02 New
          +2
          BTV and special forces are all the strength of the Syrian army. And basically they fight with militants.
          the rest of the forces are fighting as best they can. some are fighting, others are running, and they are leaving everything to the militants. Hundreds of videos about the seizure of warehouses and military units prove that infantry units are not fighting too hard. This is understandable. It's a civil war all the same. army, another with militants. this is not excluded
      2. Rusich51
        Rusich51 10 October 2013 19: 00 New
        +3
        Quote: Aaron Zawi
        In general, I wanted to break into a big post about the delirium about helping rebels from Israel, and then he spat. Tired of rubbing this nonsense.


        Aaron Zawi is tired, Israel has nothing to climb into the northern state, it’s necessary to be wiser. And people will reach for you.
  13. ilf
    ilf 10 October 2013 18: 57 New
    +4
    Here our defense industry is actively selling weapons to the Arab countries of the opponents in Syria and on the Jordan account, "Head of Rostec State Corporation Sergey Chemezov and King of Jordan Abdullah II opened in this country 30.05.2013/XNUMX/XNUMX
    an enterprise producing Russian RPG-32 grenade launchers.,
    The design capacity of the plant is 60 RPGs per year. Financing
    project 50 to 50, as Hashim will be delivered under an export license "
  14. novobranets
    novobranets 10 October 2013 19: 18 New
    +2
    I wonder if Assad has at least front-line bombers? A good bomb strike at densely packed places would not be out of place.
  15. Arthur 775
    Arthur 775 10 October 2013 19: 34 New
    +2
    Islamic states. Half of them are below the poverty line. People living in the poor half of Islamic states are like a solution in the masonry (of the radical Islamic movement). Enemy number one, all of these anti (bais, imams and other leaders) washing the head in an organized way to the religious poor . While there are countries such as the United States and England that masterfully manipulate this beast (radical Islam),
    there will be no peace. End with Syria will start in another (weak spot).
  16. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 10 October 2013 20: 56 New
    +2
    Assad doesn’t need to crush tanks with all of these .. (small mobile groups with good connections) Special services should work .. etc. (Israel throws the coals there ... obviously .. like without the Jews ...)))
  17. Pesnyadv
    Pesnyadv 10 October 2013 23: 01 New
    +3
    Quote: Ivan79
    I wonder how the Saudis and Co. continue to lure cannon fodder to the war in Syria?
    Army men put packs of jihadists every day, but they don't get smaller ...


    Lure meat and specialists:
    1) money
    2) Play on the false feelings of religious fanaticism
    3) They promise allies from enlightened Europe the most diverse preferences, which are also based on green pieces of paper called the dollar.