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The Syrian army, having suffered losses, eliminated the attempt to break through the militants to the Turkish border in the north of Latakia

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On the eve of the militants of terrorist groups attempted to counterattack the forces of the Syrian government army, recently took control of the strategically important town of Salma and several key heights in the province of Lattakia. The main direction of the militants' strike was the town of Jebel-at-Turkman. As a result of several hours of fierce fighting, representatives of terrorist groups managed to take control of the village of Atira.


An attempt to further develop the counter-offensive of the militants was unsuccessful for them. With the help of the Syrian government army, the advancing groups were stopped on the outskirts of the above-mentioned Athyra. According to Syrian soldiers, about three dozen militant bodies were found at the scene of the battle. Government forces, according to Syrian sources, have lost 10 people killed. We managed to recapture several armored vehicles, which had previously been captured by militants from the Syrian army and declared militants as trophies. At least two armored vehicles destroyed.

The Syrian army, having suffered losses, eliminated the attempt to break through the militants to the Turkish border in the north of Latakia


The goal of the terrorists in this direction (north of Latakia) was the town of Zahia, which allows you to control the approaches to the border with Turkey. It is precisely the control over the sections of the Syrian-Turkish border that is most important for the militants, since these areas pass the supply of disparate groups, including DAISH (ISIL).

It should be noted that during the battles of the Syrian government army and the militia on the one hand with the militants on the other hand, an artillery strike was made on the Syrian territory the day before. It was inflicted by the Turkish troops, declaring that they were shelling the square in which the ISIS terrorists are located, and from which the city of Kilis (Turkey) was attacked with missiles. There is still no accurate information about whether the Turkish artillery strike was not the blow that allowed the militants to advance to Athir and take control of the village.

Meanwhile, the news agency SANA reports that the Syrian aviation inflicted a blow on the positions of militants in the village of Ayyash province Deir ez-Zor. The results of airstrike have not yet been reported.
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  1. Darkoff
    Darkoff 19 January 2016 16: 10
    33
    Good news, despite the losses.
    An attempt to break through with a fight means that walking across the border is becoming increasingly difficult.
    The fear is that the Turks, under the pretext of shelling daish, will hammer the SAA art from their territory.
    1. aktanir
      aktanir 19 January 2016 16: 22
      +2
      This is a turning point when you need to hold on to the last. It is determined who will defeat whom in the final score. The defeats and victories of either side will show who in Syria is power and who gets into burrows.
      1. avebersek
        avebersek 19 January 2016 22: 04
        +3
        I agree with you, but three dozen corpses of militants ... Sorry this is the scale of the company. This is the usual work in war. And it is not worth talking about breakthroughs, and repulsed massive offensives. The turning point at this pace will not be soon.
    2. Ezhaak
      Ezhaak 19 January 2016 16: 25
      +3
      Quote: DarkOFF
      Turks, under the pretext of shelling daish, will hammer the SAA art from their territory.

      Will not. Although they are impudent, they are afraid of an answer. Everyone is trying to keep his skin intact.
    3. Gunther
      Gunther 19 January 2016 16: 28
      +2
      Obviously, you are right that the Turks will hammer on the Syrian government army under the pretext of fighting the IS.
      This will greatly complicate border control.
      1. aleks26
        aleks26 19 January 2016 18: 25
        +3
        Quote: Gunter
        The fact that the Turks will be hollowing on the Syrian government army under the pretext of fighting the IS is obvious

        And what prevents Syrians from killing Turks under the guise of ISIS? Well, like then they fired at the school, and now the Turkish batteries were crushed by fire. It happens after all.
    4. rassel0889
      rassel0889 19 January 2016 17: 24
      +4
      Or maybe it’s time for us, without pretexts, to fair out all the militant bases in Turkey’s territory, it will be fair. And there is only one excuse, aiding terrorists.
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 19 January 2016 18: 18
        +4
        Quote: rassel0889
        Or maybe it’s time for us, without pretexts, to fair out all the militant bases in Turkey’s territory, it will be fair. And there is only one excuse, aiding terrorists.

        The Turks are just waiting for this, it will immediately justify their actions and will allow supplying the militants openly, pretending to be a victim.
        In fact, the Syrian army needs to close the border with Turkey tightly and that’s all. Another 2-3 months of fighting in which ISIS will not be able to get help and they will drop weapons themselves.
    5. iConst
      iConst 19 January 2016 21: 34
      0
      Quote: DarkOFF
      Good news, despite the losses.

      1: 3 on defense. Is arithmetic too bad?
  2. Yak-3P
    Yak-3P 19 January 2016 16: 11
    +4
    Turks climb everything .. here they will rake ... then they will yell .. as Ukry
  3. Marconi41
    Marconi41 19 January 2016 16: 13
    10
    It is right. The border with Turkey should be closed. But there will have to keep a fairly large contingent. Otherwise, they will strike from both sides and sweep away. I hope our air defense is not asleep and still remembers - WHO shot down our Su-24. Turks should not even fly close to the border with Syria.
  4. DMoroz
    DMoroz 19 January 2016 16: 15
    +4
    The purpose of the terrorists in this direction (northern Latakia) was the settlement of Zakhia, which allows you to control the approaches to the border with Turkey.

    In other directions, it seems, things are very bad, here is the corridor to the border and cut through (as usual with the support of the Ottomans, who are "fighting ISIS").
  5. Black
    Black 19 January 2016 16: 17
    +4
    The ghouls rush to the border with Turkey, they strive for the "mother's mink" ...
  6. avia1991
    avia1991 19 January 2016 16: 24
    +3
    There is still no accurate information about whether the Turkish artillery strike turned out to be the same strike that allowed the militants to advance to Atira and take control of the village.
    Yes Easy! These pad.ly could well be coordinated!
    So, once again, the problem with the lack of a unified command and a unified plan of action for the "anti-ISIS coalition" will come out .. The Americans wouldn’t come in with their "help" - all the same, there’s little sense! But one could know for sure: since the Turks intervene, it means that the bandits are supported. And of course - they have a "cool excuse"! am
  7. Primus pilus
    Primus pilus 19 January 2016 16: 26
    0
    Hold on and exhaust the reptiles and by the spring a counterattack.
  8. guznorodov
    guznorodov 19 January 2016 16: 32
    +4
    So everything is not so bad for Syria if the rats flee from the ship. And yet, history repeats itself in the 90th year, Syria in a coalition with the United States almost dared the regime in Iraq with Hussein, although they could evade this coalition. Now they themselves are experiencing their recent allies. You can’t be a little bit pregnant in this world. Turkey, led by Erdogan, now thinks one day and decide everything according to the situation, but it is changing so rapidly that they do not understand what to do next. Soon we will see how the borders change.
  9. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 19 January 2016 16: 37
    +1
    Then the people near Krasnodar are surprised, where are our strategists rushed to the crowd? Erdogan probably broke his ass on the British flag! laughing
  10. koshmarik
    koshmarik 19 January 2016 16: 43
    +2
    Everything goes to the fact that the Syrian army, with the support of the Aerospace Forces, the use of Russian weapons and pressure from the Kurds, will close this ill-fated border with Turkey. It was planned to take the border under control a month ago, but an "unknown" third force intervened, so the process was temporarily slowed down.
  11. Ros 56
    Ros 56 19 January 2016 16: 53
    0
    I am tormented by vague doubts that this is a provocation and a blow to the school was inflicted by the Ishilovites in agreement with the Turks, in order to untie the Turks' hands and hammer in Syria like an otvetka.
    1. cap
      cap 20 January 2016 00: 17
      0
      Quote: Ros 56
      I am tormented by vague doubts that this is a provocation and a blow to the school was inflicted by the Ishilovites in agreement with the Turks, in order to untie the Turks' hands and hammer in Syria like an otvetka.


      Why do they need Ishilovites when their Turkoman are armed, like dogs uncut.
      Erodogan, who was bogged down at the very least in an oil adventure, by and large has nothing to lose. Not only that, working one way or another on the striped, he also managed to get considerable money.
  12. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 19 January 2016 16: 54
    +6
    Yes. There is tension in the air, everything is wavering. One push and the movement begins, and an avalanche.
    Erdogan is conducting "ATO" against the Kurds, on this side there are Kurds with weapons. Invades Iraq, showdown with refugees, ISIS. There he turns the Greeks on, here he pricked us ...
    Looks like the guy got on his horse and got the go-ahead.
  13. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 19 January 2016 17: 19
    0
    Intelligence does not work at all. How can you, having a bunch of drones, yawn the accumulation of barmaley and their attack. Apparently, there’s also a mess in the locations, a sea of ​​units with different command, the army, militias, no one knows where anyone is and to whom they obey. So they leaked, accumulated and rushed. Front without flanks, Christmas tree sticks.
    1. dauria
      dauria 19 January 2016 18: 23
      0
      . How can you, having a bunch of drones, yawn the accumulation of barmaley and their attack


      30 killed does not fit with "accumulation and attack". Reconnaissance by force of the company - maximum.
      1. cap
        cap 19 January 2016 23: 54
        0
        Quote: dauria
        . How can you, having a bunch of drones, yawn the accumulation of barmaley and their attack


        30 killed does not fit with "accumulation and attack". Reconnaissance by force of the company - maximum.


        Losses of the advancing side on defense (fortified) are calculated as
        5 to 1. So the losses are minimal. No matter how cynical it sounds.
  14. Tigran2
    Tigran2 19 January 2016 20: 06
    +1
    There is such a word_bashibozuki. It always went ahead of the Turkish army in the 1st World War, robbed, raped, burned the unprotected villages of the Greeks, Armenians, Malakans and Assyrians. Their units consisted of criminals released, and they were led by a Turkish army officer. and where the bashibozuki were rebuffed, a regular army intervened. the film “Bayazet” based on Pikul’s novel can be watched again.
    The name Bashibuzuk has become a household name for a person who is capable of the most outrageous violence in its cruelty. The punitive activity of bash-bazouks was described by the Russian philosopher V. S. Solovyov in the essay “Three Talks about the War, Progress and the End of World History,” based on documentary material.
  15. evge-malyshev
    evge-malyshev 19 January 2016 20: 08
    +1
    Commenting is difficult. The successes of the Syrian government army, of course, glad. But her level of training and equipment is not far from the ISIS. So you can fight indefinitely.
    It is necessary:
    - increase the strength and quality of training of the regular army;
    - increase the quantity and quality of the means of warfare;
    - to form in the structure of the Syrian Army for units, regiment level, the Institute of military consultants from among EXPERIENCED Russian officers
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 19 January 2016 20: 44
      +2
      A few years of such a war and the Syrian army exhale, and the information that ISIS has more than 200000 militants is becoming true.
  16. 31rus
    31rus 19 January 2016 20: 18
    +2
    Dear, all attempts to keep the Syria-Turkey border, a very serious question, except for shelling the Turks will use every opportunity to strike at the SA, even if there are no militants. What should I do? I think the border will not be calm for very long. It remains to knock out the militants, strengthen border and hold.
  17. repus
    repus 20 January 2016 02: 32
    0
    Quote: Chen
    The ghouls rush to the border with Turkey, they strive for the "mother's mink" ...

    Not to the "mink", but to the "mother's siska" ... or rather.