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Trail of our infantryman

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What tasks solves the Russian ground grouping in Syria


A little more than five months have passed since the beginning of the operation of the VKS RF in Syria. Summarizing the interim results at the end of the year, the leadership of the Ministry of Defense reported on hundreds of sorties, dozens of destroyed terrorist facilities, and effective support for the Syrian government forces.

At the same time, despite statements by the military-political leadership of Russia, including President Vladimir Putin, about the absence of plans for a land operation, various media outlets, primarily foreign ones, spread information not only about active participation in ground battles by Russian military personnel, but and the numerous losses of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in Syria.

What do we know

The Russian Ministry of Defense has never denied that units and subunits of the 810th Separate Marine Brigade are reinforced in Syria tanks T-90, performing the task of protecting and defending the Khmeimim airbase, also called upon if necessary (as was the case with the downed front-line bomber Su-24) to solve the problems of search and rescue of crews of VKS aircraft.

Moreover, the 28 brigade rotation of 2015, which took place on December 810 of the year, was actively covered, as was the pre-New Year concerts organized for the personnel located at the airfield in Syrian Latakia. The photo and video chronicles clearly show the Russian military equipment, including tanks, Tiger and Lynx armored cars.

Trail of our infantrymanAccording to reports, the 186 servicemen from the air assault, reconnaissance battalions and sniper company of the Black Sea Marine Corps were sent to Syria in the first shift to Syria. According to Lieutenant Colonel Vasily Khomyak, his subordinates not only carried out the tasks of direct protection and defense of the airbase, but also carried out the cover of the glide path, conducting reconnaissance and search actions on the territory adjacent to the airfield. On December 28, not all returned to Crimea: during a search and rescue operation of a crew of a downed Su-24M, a marine, Alexander Poznich, was killed.

The first reports of the transfer of Russian tanks to Syria appeared in foreign media in early September last year, after satellite images of Basil Al-Assad International Airport (now Khmeimim airbase) were published. Then it was about seven combat vehicles, presumably tanks T-90.

The photos of the Blue Berets airborne ensemble concert held in early November for the contingent of the Russian Armed Forces in Syria on an improvised scene, clearly looked at the T-90 in a characteristic three-color color, but without tactical numbers and signs, which makes it impossible to determine whether the combat vehicle is specific military units. According to the foreign media again, the “nineties” guarding Khmeymim belong to the tank battalion of the 27 motorized rifle brigade (Mosrentgen village). True, the "Moscow" T-90, regular participants of the Victory Parade on Red Square, have long changed their camouflage to monochromatic green. Therefore, we can assume that tanks transferred to Syria are more likely to belong to the North Caucasian 19 or 20 ombsbr, or, it is possible, based on the South Ossetia 4-th military base. T-90 of these military units are still painted in a three-color deforming scheme.

In mid-November last year, at a briefing by the Ministry of Defense of Russia, it became known that the military of the 120 artillery brigade (the city of Yurga, Kemerovo Region) are in Syria. According to the electronic map presented at the event, which displayed the actions of the armed forces of the Syrian Republic, in the area of ​​Hamrat village in the province of Homs at that time there were six Russian howitzer MSTA-B. It is noteworthy that earlier photographs and videos with Russian artillery systems had already appeared on social networks (see “Volley for Black Banners”).

It should be noted that the personnel and equipment at the Hmeymim airbase are being protected not only by the marines of the 810 Brigade, but also by the military police units. In addition to the servicemen in the characteristic red berets, the “Lynx” armored cars got on the photo- and video-chronicle, which is surprising, since until recently it was announced that they would not buy these vehicles. But, as explained to the Military-Industrial Courier, a representative of the Ministry of Defense, familiar with the situation, decided to equip the military police with parts of the military police with Italian armored cars produced in Russia: “The contract for the issue of Ryysya is still formally in effect. For the troops, these machines are of little use, but as the tests showed, “Italians” are excellent for the needs of military policemen. ”

What is hidden


Another important aspect of assistance to Syrian government troops is the so-called military advisers, whose activities the Russian military-political leadership does not deny, but does not advertise.

It should be noted that Russian military advisers and specialists worked in Syria long before the outbreak of the civil war. According to reports, with the start of the fighting the number of “volunteers” sharply decreased, but they continued to perform certain tasks. Currently, the activity of military specialists and advisers has increased markedly, and their contingent has increased.

They are engaged, in particular, in combat training of Syrian officers, as well as newly formed units and subunits before being sent to the front line. It is noteworthy that the work is being carried out so actively and on a large scale that at present there are already quite a lot of photos of our compatriots conducting such classes in social networks.

Despite the fact that the Ministry of Defense denies the direct participation of Russian advisers in the battles, in one of the videos an officer (most likely with the rank of colonel) admits that during his stay here the national defense (Syrian government troops. - A.R.) passed a single position. Judging by the explosions and sounds of shooting, the recording was made during the battle.

The contingent of military specialists made even more difficult tasks - not only to train government forces to correctly operate and use modern weapons and military equipment transferred by Russia, in particular T-90 tanks, TOS-1 heavy flame-thrower systems, Smerch, Uragan MLRS, etc. etc., but also to restore the system of repair and evacuation equipment.

The effectiveness of the work of the Russian military experts can be judged by the following facts: during the December press conference, Vladimir Putin said that Russia had restored Syrian air defense systems.

The recently distributed ISIL on social networks photographs of military equipment seized from the Syrian government forces in the counteroffensive under Deir Ez-Zorom shows combat vehicles of the Kvadrat anti-aircraft missile system (launcher, installation of intelligence and guidance) in good condition.

Judging by the video chronicle, a part of the military equipment operated by the Syrian army was clearly damaged, but it was repaired and returned to service. And the militants are increasingly using instead of tanks, armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles some kind of ersatz fighting vehicles like handicraft armored jeeps, trucks and even tractors. Of course, one can argue about the effectiveness of such technology, recall the legendary “War on the Toyotas”, but one cannot deny that unlike the enemy, the system of repair and restoration of weapons and military equipment in the Syrian army is difficult but works and gives results.

In addition to the already mentioned divisions of the Russian army, the Airborne Troops may also be involved in the protection and defense of the Khmeimim airbase, as well as reconnaissance and sniper units of several airborne brigades. These are presumably reconnaissance and snipers of the 7 th air assault (mountain) airborne division, 34 th mountain and 74 th separate motorized rifle brigades.

Representatives of the Ministry of Defense interrogated by the Military-Industrial Courier did not deny, but did not confirm the presence of servicemen from the above-mentioned units in Syria. True, one of the interlocutors explained that the snipers and reconnaissance personnel 7 CMD (g) and 34 Omsbr (g), who had received special training for mountain operations, are best suited for operations in the province of Latakia with its hills and mountains.

In addition to the already illuminated T-90, the newest armored personnel carriers BTR-82 were also transferred to Syria. A big resonance last fall caused a video of the Syrian news agency with the participation of one of the "eighty-second" (in the characteristic three-color deforming color) in the fighting. In particular, in some places the plot is quite clearly audible Russian speech.

True, after this, the newest armored personnel carriers did not get into the photo and video chronicles anymore. But relatively recently, BTR-82 images with Russian military personnel appeared in social networks, taken, according to geolocation, in the province of Lattakia, in particular not far from the recently repulsed settlement of Salma. Judging by the fact that the combat vehicle caught in the lens is painted in a monotonously green pattern, this APC was recently handed over to the Russian army.

In peak unnamed sources


The Russian contingent in Syria includes special forces and units and military personnel of the Special Operations Forces Command. The KSSO’s participation in the search operation of the “black box” of the Russian Su-24M front-bomber shot down by the Turkish Air Force to President Vladimir Putin was reported personally by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu (for more details, “For the“ black box ”). It is noteworthy that since the accession of the Crimea, this is the first time that our military-political leadership officially announced the actions of special operations forces.

Judging by the photos, the fighters of the KSSO have been operating in Syria since at least last September. True, the halo of mystery, enveloping the activities of the newly created command, makes it difficult to understand what tasks his fighters are solving. It can be assumed that it is not only about the performance of certain special and delicate tasks, but also about the physical protection of high-ranking Russian military, as well as about the participation of Syrians in combat training.

Simultaneously with the fighters of the KSSO in Syria, our special forces appeared, and with standard equipment - Tiger armored vehicles. According to some reports, this is a consolidated special forces unit, which includes units from several Special Forces brigades.

Special Forces soldiers also guard Russian military advisers and conduct combat training sessions. According to the Syrian media, our special forces participated in the search and rescue of the navigator of the downed Su-24M front-line bomber, Captain Konstantin Murakhtin.

Foreign media actively speculate about the composition of the Russian land contingent in Syria, often referring to unnamed sources in intelligence structures and national defense ministries in their materials.

Our military department prefers to pass over in silence the fact of the presence of a land contingent in Syria. All Russian participation, according to official information, is reduced to the work of a special-purpose aviation group. But reports of gunners in the province of Homs, a report by Sergei Shoigu on the successful operation of the KSSO, numerous photo and video plots prove another.

An overly restrained information policy creates a field for various propaganda speculations and claims of numerous losses and atrocities against the civilian population of the Russian military in Syria, which is not true. There is no need for us to deny that our compatriots are taking a limited, but directly participating in the hostilities, organizing the combat training of pro-government forces, helping them to master new types of weapons and military equipment, to repair broken down combat vehicles.
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  1. Ami du peuple
    Ami du peuple 27 January 2016 18: 28 New
    22
    We need not deny that our compatriots are taking a limited, but direct part in hostilities

    So, there are some considerations. so that these facts are not advertised. It is not for us to judge this - the military and political leadership know better. And the material about the participation of our troops in ground combat is really more and more.
    1. Major Yurik
      Major Yurik 27 January 2016 18: 42 New
      63
      I don’t understand why the data on the number and mission of our troops should be freely available! According to the combat purpose of the units plus numbers, you can use simple calculations to establish the tactics of protecting, guarding and defending the object, the parameters and dimensions of which are no secret. Let the liberals rest, under the guise of caring for the soldiers, try to merge the sniffed out data of the group. am
      1. Jack-b
        Jack-b 27 January 2016 18: 49 New
        +8
        Quote: Major Yurik
        Let the liberals rest, under the guise of caring for the soldiers, try to merge the sniffed out data of the group.

        Then they found a couple more reasons: patriotic and informational. They say we do not need to hide, we should be proud and this will not give rise to information speculation. Soon they will take on weakly: but is it not weak to lay out to the General Staff all the data on the group and its plans?
        1. bort4145
          bort4145 27 January 2016 18: 57 New
          +2
          An overly restrained information policy creates a field for various propaganda speculations and allegations of numerous losses and atrocities against the civilian population of the Russian military in Syria

          Yes, in any case, we are the main villains in their media.
        2. tol100v
          tol100v 27 January 2016 19: 13 New
          +3
          Quote: Jack-B
          Soon they will take on weakly:

          On weak, let Europe take, it was always weak!
      2. Cat man null
        Cat man null 27 January 2016 18: 51 New
        +2
        Quote: Major Yurik
        I don’t understand why the data on the number and mission of our troops should be freely available!

        Exactly..
      3. tol100v
        tol100v 27 January 2016 19: 11 New
        +1
        Quote: Major Yurik
        I don’t understand why the data on the number and mission of our troops should be freely available!

        They are not in free access, but in INTERPRETATIONS there are many of them. This is probably even good! Just Everyone should know that our group is well protected. And WHAT and HOW, let the headache at the adversary!
      4. Alexey-74
        Alexey-74 28 January 2016 10: 03 New
        0
        that's for sure, we should not report to anyone ... there is the concept of military secrets, special operations, etc. ... therefore my personal opinion is that our people are doing everything right in accordance with the military situation in Syria, and the speculations and fantasies of liberals, corrupt skins and just sympathizing - so it always takes place to be ....
    2. Dmitry 2246
      Dmitry 2246 27 January 2016 18: 47 New
      +4
      Polite, little noticeable, hardworking, effective and so necessary in the fight against terror.
      Our military is always and everywhere on guard of our interests.
      The quantity and quality varies depending on the tasks.
      1. Kasym
        Kasym 27 January 2016 19: 37 New
        +6
        At the airport there are also:
        1. Aerodrome service
        2. Automobile company
        3. fuels and lubricants
        4. Technicians serving aircraft and helicopters. Spare parts.
        5. "Weapon" - ammunition warehouse
        6. Communication and radar
        7. Household. block.
        8. Air defense.
        9. Security. What the article says.
        10. Flight crew. RP and command. hi
        1. Ami du peuple
          Ami du peuple 27 January 2016 21: 10 New
          +7
          Quote: Kasym
          At the airport there are also:

          .
          11. Cooks and waitresses in the flight canteen
          12. Dog Ball
          13. Cat Vaska
          It seems to have forgotten nobody? laughing
          1. Zoldat_A
            Zoldat_A 27 January 2016 22: 30 New
            +6
            Quote: Ami du peuple
            Quote: Kasym
            At the airport there are also:

            .
            11. Cooks and waitresses in the flight canteen
            12. Dog Ball
            13. Cat Vaska
            It seems to have forgotten nobody? laughing

            In one of our business trips, the tarantula Petya lived in a five-liter bath from under the "Globe". Conscripts for him with a platoon of flies were catching - dead, from under a fly swatter, did not eat ... So you can write

            14. Tarantula Petka (in the bank, forced-hired, 1 pc.).

            Now staffing is staffed ... laughing
            1. Kasym
              Kasym 29 January 2016 00: 09 New
              0
              Friends, this is all the composition of the Housing Bloc! Where did you see our brother without tailed comrades near the kitchen? hi
              We had "Semyon" - a healthy dog, he reminded everyone of our colleague (in terms of behavior) - well, and so was the dog's nickname. Well, every cook can tell something about cats. Somehow Vaska was brought to the landfill. So "ran wild" in the steppe, that every day voles and other rodents were found in the kitchen - so he shared his "ration". I had to start the morning with finding his "gift". In the end, they sent him to the "mainland" - he began to pack his "ration" so that then they looked for him by smell. wink
    3. Stanislav
      Stanislav 27 January 2016 19: 35 New
      +2
      Hedgehog is clear that there are advisers.
    4. sherp2015
      sherp2015 27 January 2016 23: 18 New
      +2
      Quote: Ami du peuple
      So, there are some considerations. so that these facts are not advertised. It is not for us to judge this - the military and political leadership know better. And the material about the participation of our troops in ground combat is really more and more.


      But should we make excuses?
    5. Denis Obukhov
      Denis Obukhov 28 January 2016 00: 45 New
      +1
      More than five months have passed since the beginning of the operation of the Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria ... Officially, the beginning of the operation takes its count from 30.09.15/XNUMX/XNUMX. Something the author with arithmetic is not all right ...
  2. vfqjh
    vfqjh 27 January 2016 18: 28 New
    +8
    Remember Afghanistan, how they dragged us there? The second time we will not step on the rake. Yes, and our Supreme is not a fool, but a calculating pragmatist.
  3. Scoun
    Scoun 27 January 2016 18: 31 New
    +8
    I was impressed by the video from the forum member (I don’t remember the nickname) but see for yourself. In general, takes place on the Truth.
    But reports of gunners in Homs


    And I involuntarily understand this part ... our gunners are something.
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 27 January 2016 18: 37 New
      +4
      Well, new things and the broads. The southern front received from the shoulder of the King of Jordan brand new MLRS from China. It is logical that now the southerners will be saved by sponsors, supplying already open, heavy equipment. otherwise defeat will be a matter of months.
      1. Mikhail Krapivin
        Mikhail Krapivin 27 January 2016 20: 31 New
        +1
        Track and burn.
    2. ozon34rus
      ozon34rus 30 January 2016 09: 14 New
      0
      So be it, but pride bursts with ours. The Russians learned to fight for centuries, they had to learn.
  4. antiexpert
    antiexpert 27 January 2016 18: 32 New
    +5
    In particular, in certain parts of the plot, Russian speech is quite clearly audible.


  5. Fox
    Fox 27 January 2016 18: 35 New
    27
    I wouldn’t go about pumping around our special forces in Syria ... it’s not worth it. Anyone knows he will understand what is happening there ... it’s like in Moscow when the theater was stormed. The magazines were drained, everything in a row, and here. it is necessary to interfere with the work of our people.
    1. tol100v
      tol100v 27 January 2016 19: 22 New
      +2
      Quote: Fox
      , and here. Do not interfere with the work of our people.

      FOX, it's time to change Nick to "Old FOX"! He said everything correctly. Let the West take care of advertising.
  6. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 27 January 2016 18: 38 New
    +1
    Yes, it is clear that our advisers are there, and they cannot be left without protection. What is such a secret? Here the Barmaleans will be redone, and the fast will reveal to us the secrets of this war.
  7. Senior manager
    Senior manager 27 January 2016 18: 40 New
    +2
    If there are Russian MILITARIES in Syria, then I, modestly so, are the Pope.
    1. Passer
      Passer 27 January 2016 18: 57 New
      +4
      Quote: St. Propulsion
      If there are Russian MILITARIES in Syria, then I, modestly so, are the Pope.

      My respect, Your Holiness. I am in reserve, but a couple of months ago I was offered to "relax" in the southern resorts. And there are troops at the base.
    2. muhomor
      muhomor 27 January 2016 20: 47 New
      +2
      Your Eminence! Modestly so! There we are, there!
      1. guzik007
        guzik007 28 January 2016 07: 18 New
        +2
        Secrecy, back and forth. Only then it would not be as before:
        Angola what nah angola? Where do you have a record about Angola? what are you pouring in here for me, Panimash, an African veteran, turned up.
  8. biserino
    biserino 27 January 2016 18: 44 New
    -3
    Quote: vfqjh
    Remember Afghanistan, how they dragged us there? The second time we will not step on the rake.
    Yes?
  9. Gardamir
    Gardamir 27 January 2016 18: 45 New
    0
    I am not competent in modern military affairs. Therefore, explain why the marine brigade, and not say airborne or motorized infantry?
    1. bort4145
      bort4145 27 January 2016 19: 08 New
      +1
      Well, probably, firstly, because the world interests are now shifted to the zone of the countries of the "sea / ocean plan" and the skills of the Armed Forces are being "tested" (first of all, the command staff).
      Secondly, airborne units and motorized rifles received not so long ago the experience of military operations.
      Thirdly, the base is covered by the ships of the Navy, with all that it implies.
    2. tol100v
      tol100v 27 January 2016 19: 24 New
      +1
      Quote: Gardamir
      . Therefore, explain why the marine brigade, and not say airborne or motorized infantry?

      THREE IN ONE, there is such an advertisement!
  10. donavi49
    donavi49 27 January 2016 18: 45 New
    +7
    And from the last one:
    Sheikh-Messin, this is the south, there are already tantrums, because the positions of the broads in Daraa fell apart.


    However, in Latakia, intelligence failed. From near Kinshiba and its environs, Nusra shed in Aleppo. The column in more than 100 cars (from 400 to 600 Bakhs) has successfully broken out and will now seriously complicate the life of the Iranians and the entire Aleppo group in the upcoming attack (in fact, this is an increase in 1 / 5-1 / 4 of all forces in the area). On video, they are met at Nubbol-Zahraa north of Aleppo.
  11. Great-grandfather of Zeus
    Great-grandfather of Zeus 27 January 2016 18: 49 New
    -1
    Note to the author, a long tongue will bring to Kalyma!
    1. APASUS
      APASUS 27 January 2016 19: 15 New
      +3
      Quote: Great-grandfather of Zeus
      Note to the author, a long tongue will bring to Kalyma!

      The author’s attempt to analyze does not go beyond what cannot be seen on the Internet. However, the author did not mention that our PMCs can participate there, because I do not believe that our instructors will participate in battles on this technique, this is not what the instructor needs.
  12. WERSTA.
    WERSTA. 27 January 2016 18: 52 New
    +1
    Only bombing without providing intelligence will never yield the desired result. Reliance on Iranian and Syrian intelligence alone would be, to put it mildly, incorrect. And aviation needs accurate data, which means it must be obtained from several sources, including from its own. intelligence in modern conditions is a whole complex of necessary means, technical and human. Therefore, the presence in Syria of our ground-based means and army units is not surprising.
  13. Aleksandr Tot
    Aleksandr Tot 27 January 2016 18: 58 New
    0
    The article casually uses the "halo of mystery". The biblical "grain of faith" and the poppy seed go with us through life ... well, etc. Those. - think for yourself due to your knowledge, preferences and power of the thinking apparatus.
    If you want, be careful quietly, manually. Enough of the adrenaline of the kitchen - rally in the kitchen. Vanguy in the networks, the benefit is painless.
    If you have knowledge, faith, strength, we will be blown into the sails of Russia with your help.
  14. hartlend
    hartlend 27 January 2016 19: 05 New
    0
    Quote: Ami du peuple
    the leadership of the Ministry of Defense reported on hundreds of sorties, dozens of destroyed terrorist targets, and effective support for the Syrian government forces.

    The Ministry of Defense reported thousands of sorties, in my opinion more than 6000. Destroyed targets, respectively, more. And about "denial" - Russia does not deny. This is such a worldwide practice. do not deny or advertise. Who knows. he is silent.
    Generally useful informative article.
  15. Muvka
    Muvka 27 January 2016 19: 07 New
    +1
    But only I was embarrassed that the operation in Syria is carried out no more than 5 months, but less than 4?
    1. tommy717
      tommy717 28 January 2016 04: 38 New
      0
      Has he been counting since the launch of the Syrian Express?
      1. Muvka
        Muvka 28 January 2016 09: 11 New
        +1
        It says "since the beginning of the Aerospace Forces operation in Syria." I don't think that the express can be called an "operation" and it has little to do with videoconferencing.
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  16. Back in USSR
    Back in USSR 27 January 2016 19: 08 New
    0
    Well, why this article? ..
  17. blizart
    blizart 27 January 2016 19: 10 New
    21
    "An army that has not fought for 30 years is no longer an army." Bismarck. As a soldier of such an army, I fully subscribe to these words. Despite the fact that he managed to serve in the SA, which then fought in Afghanistan. What catches the eye in the first place is the degeneration of the officers. Conversations in the smoking room revolve around different types of monetary allowance, the most comfortable career continuation. A distant garrison - God forbid! Rare officers who share the same hardships and hardships with l / s cause sympathetic smiles. Why are they in the non-belligerent army ?! Then, whatever one may say, the Kazakhs understand that it is impossible to do without the Russian army with a big "badabum", and since this is so, there is no need to strain too much. So rejoice, your army is continuously gaining the necessary, absolutely invaluable combat experience. Even though it was in some periods of your modern history with a minus sign, but the Soviet-Finnish war was also such, and now we can say about its positive impact on the training of troops before the Second World War. What nullifies in the eyes of military experts all the strength, immensity, and, more recently, the equipment of the PLA? Lack of combat experience. So there are Russian soldiers in Syria, they should be there, albeit in the form of special operations forces, advisers, etc. For a unit to be truly combat-ready, 30% of the fired soldiers are enough. Accumulating this critical mass, in anticipation of the upcoming events, is the task.
  18. Armax
    Armax 27 January 2016 19: 29 New
    0
    "An overly restrained information policy creates a field for various propaganda speculations ..."

    But a very open information policy in the coverage of the activities of the Russian Aerospace Forces group does not save one from "various propaganda speculations" about the attacks allegedly inflicted by the Aerospace Forces on the civilian population in Syria.
    This is the task of the Western media, to slander, distort the essence of what is happening.
    In general, as elsewhere, to create for Russia the image of a bloodthirsty aggressor.

    As the ancient Eastern wisdom says: "The dog barks, the wind carries, and the caravan moves on."
    1. Svidetel 45
      Svidetel 45 27 January 2016 22: 36 New
      0
      Well, what information should not be "overly restrained"?
      1. Armax
        Armax 28 January 2016 07: 13 New
        0
        Quote: Svidetel 45
        Well, what information should not be "overly restrained"?


        Whatever it is, restrained or very open, all the same "partners" will try to distort or substitute facts.
        You just have to complete the tasks without looking at the opinion of the West.
  19. maganaskan91
    maganaskan91 27 January 2016 19: 50 New
    +1
    Quote: donavi49
    And from the last one:
    Sheikh-Messin, this is the south, there are already tantrums, because the positions of the broads in Daraa fell apart.


    However, in Latakia, intelligence failed. From near Kinshiba and its environs, Nusra shed in Aleppo. The column in more than 100 cars (from 400 to 600 Bakhs) has successfully broken out and will now seriously complicate the life of the Iranians and the entire Aleppo group in the upcoming attack (in fact, this is an increase in 1 / 5-1 / 4 of all forces in the area). On video, they are met at Nubbol-Zahraa north of Aleppo.

    On the upper vidos, the bearded man says that the Mujahideen will return Sheikh Miskin. That all the Arab rulers will fall to their knees. Well, and of course weeps like BABA bully
  20. TsUS-Air Force
    TsUS-Air Force 27 January 2016 20: 06 New
    0
    it’s good that so far so good, the main thing is that then peaceful and green ones shouldn’t beat us in the back like in Afghanistan
  21. garnik64
    garnik64 27 January 2016 20: 09 New
    +3
    And what to hide, at one time I knew more about foreign weapons (foreign military magazines) than about Soviet ones. We are there upon request. Let the people be proud. It is necessary to attract the countries included in the CSTO, and at the same time check them for (lice.)
    1. TsUS-Air Force
      TsUS-Air Force 29 January 2016 20: 04 New
      0
      completely agree with you my plus sign !!!
  22. Stinger
    Stinger 27 January 2016 20: 10 New
    +4
    Too restrained information policy creates a field for various propaganda speculations and allegations of numerous losses and atrocities against the civilian population of the Russian military


    Is it suggested to chat at all angles so as not to gossip? Will not help. Neither the liberal nor the "free" press can be understood by this. As they destroyed tank divisions in the mountains of Donbass, so be it. As ships were sunk off the coast of Belarus, they will continue to sink.
  23. Mikhail Krapivin
    Mikhail Krapivin 27 January 2016 20: 44 New
    +3
    But I don’t see crime in the participation of our military in the hostilities in Syria. They are military, their job is to comply with the orders of the motherland. At the moment, the Motherland needs their service on the battlefields in Syria. Why are they there, they know, they went there themselves, without coercion, their homeland fulfills their obligations to them in full, so why not fight? Why does the USA absolutely not embarrass the opinion of other countries regarding the presence of their troops in different countries, and ours are embarrassed? The Americans wanted to send troops to Syria - introduced. The justification is left, there is no UN mandate, Assad did not call them, but they spit it out. Right now, like the Turks are sending troops near Aleppo, which no one has called either. And also do not worry because of the opinion of the public. So it’s easier to be, easier. Do you have troops? There is. Help, fight? Yes. But how much, where, how - these are already our business, you do not need to know. Something like this.
  24. 31rus
    31rus 27 January 2016 21: 12 New
    +1
    Dear, well, why these may have been lit up, etc., the author should understand there is a war going on, although it is still far away, but the war, and what terrorists can already know and the slightest leak of information can lead to dire consequences, you probably forgot that in Ukraine, they urge to find servicemen in Syria and supply information to the militants, with the aim of revenge, including their families, so there is no need for unnecessary questions, this is a war and the enemy is insidious and ruthless. By the way, despite the sanctions, the Italians will put everything the ordered components under the contract are more than 350 armored vehicles
  25. Ros 56
    Ros 56 27 January 2016 21: 18 New
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    Actually, the armed forces perform the tasks that the commander-in-chief set for them. And it’s not your mind that it’s their business. You want to be in the know, you had to go the way from cadet to general in due time.
  26. Dmitry Volodin
    Dmitry Volodin 28 January 2016 00: 03 New
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    To me, too, "the secret of Opening"! And it is so clear that the land will be there, the airfield will not live a day without them!
  27. holod19
    holod19 28 January 2016 02: 39 New
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    In Yurga there is never and never was 120 art brigade !!!!!!!!!! Author minus for disu !!!!
  28. acetophenon
    acetophenon 28 January 2016 05: 26 New
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    Quote: Ros 56
    Actually, the armed forces perform the tasks that the commander-in-chief set for them. And it’s not your mind that it’s their business. You want to be in the know, you had to go the way from cadet to general in due time.

    War is too important to trust its military hi
  29. Zomanus
    Zomanus 28 January 2016 06: 11 New
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    Well, are we there, and then what?
    We win, fight skillfully
    so who cares?
  30. nivander
    nivander 28 January 2016 08: 18 New
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    can I pretend to be dead
  31. Seraphimamur
    Seraphimamur 28 January 2016 08: 52 New
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    Well, there is our infantry in Syria, so what? Why shouldn’t she be there? What is the purpose of the article? Notify the whole world about the composition of our group in Syria? So these are comrades treason.