After a nightmarish and drawn out process marked by the standard avalanche of lies from the pathetic and laughable controlled media and their despicable jihadist allies, the evacuation of Aleppo city is now complete.
“Thousands of civilians have already taken to the streets to celebrate the final departure of the remaining jihadist rebels that were holed up in the Sukkari and Al-Zibdiyah neighborhoods.”(Source)
All of the civilians and fighters in eastern Aleppo city have been evacuated and the city is now entirely under the control of the Syrian Arab Army. The battle for Aleppo city is over. Syria won and all your lies have only once again proven what traitors to humanity you are, congratulations for once again backing evil, being on the wrong side of history and losing. Get used to it. This is your future.
The insurgents have agreed to be transported to the Anadan plains of the Aleppo countryside. All that remains is for the green buses to arrive and drive them away bringing to an end the four and a half year occupation of part of Aleppo city by foreign backed jihadist fighters following a mass infiltration coordinated by Turkey (whose border is only 25 miles from Aleppo city) in July 2012.
During these years these fighters have murdered the civilians of Aleppo on a daily basis with mortars, rockets, hell cannons and pretty much any projectile they could get their hands on. Hostages who tried to flee the eastern pocket were massacred if they tried to flee towards the government areas.
They slaughtered my brothers & sisters, but let me go’: Stories of Aleppo orphans
The decision by the insurgents to accept the evacuation deal came after the loss of the Sheikh Saeed district in the southern end of the pocket following several days during which the Syrian Army halted offensive operations in order to facilitate the evacuation of tens of thousands of civilians held hostage by the desperate, despicable insurgents.
Syrian forces evacuate civilians from parts of Aleppo’s Old City
Civilians Fleeing East Aleppo Through Humanitarian Corridors
Syria: Government forces retake Sheikh Saeed district
The Greatest Victory of the entire war.
The Aleppo victory is the greatest victory achieved in this war by either side and marks an end of the battle for the Syrian cities. The goal of overthrowing the Syrian government is now a pipe dream and while large sections of the lightly populated countryside remain under insurgent control the government controls all the major population centres Damascus, Hama, Homs, Latakia, Damascus and now Aleppo .
The insurgency, the revolution, the plot, the intervention has failed and the US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia Turkey and Qatar have backed a project that has achieved absolutely nothing save for mass suffering and needless death.
The Russians were prepared to sell Assad out way back in February 2012, when only 7000 people had died , in order to preserve their interests and the integrity of the Syrian state but the geniuses of the West knew better. They did not even bother to respond to Russia’s offer, victory was at hand why bother ending the war on Russia’s terms when victory was inevitable?
The Liberation of Aleppois Imminent Following Insurgent Collapse.
In one of the most stunning developments in the grinding five year war, 40% of the insurgent pocket has been lost in the space of 48 hours. Following the Syrian army capture of the Hanano district the entire northern sector of the insurgent pocket collapsed, thousands of civilians have fled into the Government sector and the twin myths of the popular support for the insurgents and the malevolence of the government towards the people have been instantly extinguished.
Every one of the avalanche of lies have achieved nothing but to discredit the source.
The civilians who have been able to leave tell very consistent stories about being used as human shields, being extorted large amounts in order to be allowed to leave, tyrannical religious edicts, hoarding of supplies and the mining of escape routes and firing upon any who try and escape.
The jig is up but the propagandists will continue droning on, they know no other way and are so mentally ossified that they are incapable of honest reporting even if that became their intent.
Scenes of hundreds of civilians out of the south-eastern districts of Aleppo towards the army points in the Mount Pedro
Syria: Liberated eastern Aleppo residents board buses to humanitarian centres
Syrian Battlefield Journalists Explain the Situation to the Jihadists….
In Syria there are two journalists named Rabea Kalawandy and Sohayb Masri who travel around to the recently liberated areas and celebrate Syrian victories whilst taunting the jihadist insurgents. Rabea is the bald guy at the far left and Sohayb is the fellow to the right of screen with the white keffiyeh around his neck, Rabea is the hard man whilst Sohayb is the one with the wisecracks. The videos are posted at Rabea’s twitter account, but only in Arabic.
The collapse of the jihadists in the northern sector of eastern Aleppo gave them an opportunity for an epic and classic video taunting the insurgents who have done so much damage to their nation. The complete video is embedded below.
The Next Steps.
When the fighting in Aleppo ends, as it will do within the coming weeks at the latest. The war will be over for control of Syria’s major cities, the war will continue in Latakia/Idlib and the Aleppo countryside to the west as well as Hama, Homs and Deir ez Zour to the east and a much smaller war in the south of the country but within months Syria may be able to begin rebuilding the core state. The insurgent defeat in Aleppo is going to mean the end for the insurgency in the major Syrian cities, the insurgency will become more of a nuisance at the edge rather than a threat to the existence of the state.
The end is now in sight, Syria has survived the worst that NATO and the Gulf States could throw at them short of open war- including dozens of airstrikes from Israeli and US coalition aircraft, and they have survived.
Syria, the army and the people deserve the credit but it is telling that whereas Saddam’s Iraq and Qaddafi’s Libya had no real allies willing to lift a finger in their defense, both Iran and Russia have made massive sacrifices in support of Syria and that has made it completely impossible for the plot against Syria to succeed as the previous regime change/state destruction operations had done.
Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey, President Obama and even the British Labor party and Parliament deserve a modicum of credit also for resisting another demolition job in September 2013 after the massive chemical weapons false flag was supposed to close the deal.
Without the US air force the insurgents were never going to win, but the billions of dollars of military aid from a host of nations and steady influx of duped foreign fighters via the Turkish border made it impossible for the Syrian Army to prevail prior to the increased Russian and Iranian assistance of late 2015.
Many thanks to ANNA News for their reporting on the ground, which has provided almost all of the imagery used in this piece and many others.
The quality of their reporters and their work stands in stark contrast to the trash pumped out by the liars of the Western media over the duration of the Syrian war.
Syrian War Report – November 28, 2016: Syrian Govt Forces Liberate about 40% of East Aleppo
Syrian War Report – November 30, 2016: Govt Forces Are Close to Full Liberation of Aleppo City
Aerial scenes of eastern Aleppo
Syrian forces retake more districts in Aleppo operation
Syrian army liberates key districts in eastern Aleppo
Battles for Aleppo | November 24th – 26th 2016 Hanano district
10,000 civilians flee east Aleppo
Reports from the east Aleppo | November 27th 2016 | Jihadists on the run
Muhammad Rafe. Born to be a warrior
Syrian reporters trolling jihadists from newly liberated district
In late October insurgents outside the Aleppo city pocket made what now seems a final desperate attempt to break the siege. The offensive caused a great deal of damage, saw the insurgents take a high number of casualties and kill many civilians and achieved no territorial gains at all.
After the offensive the insurgents hold considerably less territory than before it started.
The encirclement and impending loss in Aleppo have inspired a welter of hysteria and an avalanche of propaganda from the Western media.
This has brought us many wonders in the field of lies but it is hard to surpass the fake twitter account with a seven year old girl calling for World War 3 . There should be an award for lie of the year, and that should be a contender.
Although to be fair, the widespread pretense that the more than one and a half million occupants of Government held Western Aleppo city do not exist and are not being killed and wounded in large numbers by the indiscriminate shelling of the insurgents was also an impressive and audacious lie (of omission as opposed to commission) propagated almost across the board by our wonderful media.
“At least 74 civilians, including 25 children, were killed in the 8-day-old offensive launched by Syrian opposition fighters against the western edge of the government-held part of Aleppo city.” (Source)
The fighters inside the pocket are incapable of any meaningful offensive operations and the fighters outside the pocket cannot break the siege despite throwing absolutely every possible resource towards the task over several months.
All insurgent attempts to break the siege of the eastern Aleppo pocket having failed, the insurgents are going to have to accept defeat in the Battle of Aleppo in the coming days and weeks.
There will be no total victory in the conventional sense, the Syrian army and their allies are not going to seize east Aleppo by force or kill every insurgent in the pocket, rather they are going to force the insurgents to accept a deal that will see them relocated by the government to insurgent held Idlib. Identical deals previously saw insurgents evacuated from Homs city, Daraya and in recent days the town of Khan al Shih in the Western Ghouta area of the Damascus countryside and their departure from Aleppo will end any meaningful insurgent presence in Syria’s major cities and with it any hope of regime change in Syria.
After a month of fierce resistance the insurgent defensive positions at the Aleppo military colleges collapsed on September the 4th following a day of dozens of Russian airstrikes and a two-pronged ground assault on their positions conducted by the Palestinian/Syrian loyalist militia Liwa al Quds and the Tiger Forces of the Syrian Army.
Such was the intensity of the fighting that it is as though winter has come early in the area of the military academies as the battles have blown all the foliage from the branches of the trees.
If nothing else the insurgents deserve respect for forcing the Syrians to destroy the colleges and surrounding buildings in order to displace them. and while loyalists crowed that the insurgents had “Lost 1000 fighters in order to deliver three watermelon trucks!”both sides took heavy casualties in a month of some of the most intense and violent urban combat of the entire war.
The restoration of the encirclement of the insurgent pocket in east Aleppo and has triggered a predictable and laughable barrage of propaganda from the pro-insurgent media in their desperation to save the doomed jihadists in Aleppo city..
East Aleppo Under Siege.
The supply line through Ramouseh was never truly reopened, due to the intense fighting taking place and at this point it can be stated definitively that the Ibrahim al Youssef offensive failed in its objectives, and the insurgent claim that they were going to seize all of Aleppo city has now been rendered absurd, and while the carve up of northern Syria is now underway, the core Syrian state will survive and Aleppo city will be included.
They hold only one minor regional capital, Idlib and any realistic view of the regime change effort would accept the fact that this effort has failed and has been the major cause of the immense and continuing suffering of the blameless Syrian people.
The insurgents are going to lose in Aleppo, just as they were defeated in Homs, Darayya and many other former strongholds and with the loss of Aleppo all pretensions towards the insurgents playing a major role in the future of Syria, much less of achieving victory. will be gone.
Once Russia became heavily involved in the conflict, the regime change project faced a choice between defeat and war with Russia, and so desperate were the empire’s minions to maintain their supremacy many favor the military option, war with Russia on behalf of Al Qaeda, it makes perfect sense!
The groups fighting the US military in Iraq began using chlorine gas bombs in 2004. these groups conducted dozens of attacks using the gas, but abandoned the tactic because of its ineffectiveness. Chlorine gas is very rarely deadly,”or as Wikipedia describes it “have proven not to be a viable means of inflicting massive loss of life. ”
The Syrian Armed forces have access to a virtually inexhaustible supply of high explosives and the systems to deliver them onto a target. Sometimes they use napalm, sometimes the Russian Air Force uses phosphorous and other incendiaries. These weapons are both far more terrifying and effective than any chlorine device that has ever been constructed. The idea that anyone with access to these ferocious munitions would resort to the use of the nuisance value chlorine is a joke.
Incendiary munitions airstrikes on targets in rebel held parts of Aleppo
Anyone who is capable of rational thought will see that the only party with any motive for launching chlorine gas attacks are the insurgents.
After Syria gave up its chemical weapons stockpile in the wake of the East Ghouta false flag attack of August 2013, it was no longer possible for the insurgents to commit mass murder with Sarin and blame it on the government in the hope of causing the US to enter the war and bomb them to victory.
But the insurgents still needed to find a lever to provoke the US to act as their air force so in their desperate position they have resorted to conducting small-scale attacks with Chlorine gas and blaming them on the Government.
These claims are not worthy even of contempt but the Western media embrace them without question, still seeking to fulfill their master’s goal of regime change in Syria and willing to tell any lie, support any evil to make it happen.
The Death of the UN.
Recently the UN even chipped in with a report blaming the government for these attacks, on the basis of eyewitnesses who claimed the chlorine was dropped from helicopters.
Despite the fact that pretty much every airstrike that takes place near a populated area in Syria is filmed, no-one has ever filmed any of the helicopters supposedly responsible for the dozens of such alleged attacks.
This Robert Parryarticle provides an excellent analysis of this issue:
The fact that the UN released a report supporting this brazen, low and despicable narrative merely indicates that the UN itself is an entirely bankrupt and worthless organisation, something that has been obvious for many years.
“The ongoing Haiti cholera outbreak is the worst epidemic of cholera in recent history, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. After the 2010 earthquake, in little over two years, as of April 2013, it has affected has killed at least 7,000 Haitians and sickened a few hundred thousand more while spreading to neighboring countries including the Dominican Republic and Cuba. Since the outbreak began in October 2010, more than 6% of Haitians have had the disease.” (Source)
It goes without saying that no-one within the sick parody that is the modern-day UN was held responsible for this act of momentous incompetence that has led tot the deaths of thousands of Haitian civilians.
If the professional liars responsible for that nonsense think they are fooling anyone with an IQ above room temperature they are in for a rude awakening.
The Syrian Army and their allies have played their part, they have done their job, now it is incumbent on those outside Syria to destroy the reprehensible propaganda edifice that will seek to prevent their victory in Aleppo.
+18 | Anna-News Front-line report | September 5th 2016 | Military Academy Complex
Front Line Report | September 4th 2016 | Aleppo city
Battles for Aleppo | September 4th 201
Syrian War Report – September 5, 2016: Syria Army Restores Siege of Aleppo City
Syrian War Report – September 6, 2016: Government Forces Developing Momentum in Aleppo
Syrian War Report – September 7, 2016: Government Forces Advancing on Khan Tuman
Syrian army captures al-Ramouseh district | September 8th 2016 | Aleppo city
Massive Setback in Syria as Insurgents Break Aleppo Siege.
A massive week-long series of insurgent offensives have succeeded in breaking the encirclement of Eastern Aleppo.
The jihadist coalition Jaish al Fatah (Army of Conquest) achieved breakthroughs from both inside and outside the Aleppo pocket on August 6th ending the siege imposed on insurgent held east Aleppo several weeks ago.
The insurgents broke through the Syrian defensive lines at the Aleppo Artillery Academy, enabling them to carve out a 1.5 km strip connecting the east Aleppo city pocket with their positions to the south of the city.
The strip that has been carved out does not provide the insurgents with a reliable supply line into Aleppo as the Syrian Army are still in position to fire upon any vehicles traveling into and out of eastern Aleppo but as far as the fighters being trapped, that is over.
To add insult to injury, not only have they broken the siege, they have semi-reversed the situation, cutting off the main supply line between Damascus and Aleppo meaning that Government held Western Aleppo is in danger of being cut off and besieged. The government now relies on the Castello road supply line captured from the insurgents in early July.
The jihadists have now announced their intention to drive the Syrian Army from Aleppo entirely, this is probably not a realistic goal at least in the short to medium term but it shows the effect that breaking the siege has had on their morale.
A Remarkable Victory.
So a bunch of guys with AKs, backed by high quality US made guided missiles and spearheaded by massive drive-in suicide bombs, managed to completely over run the Syrian Army’s defensive positions in southern Aleppo despite intense air bombardment.
The scene at the Artillery Academy was remarkable, a massive facility abandoned seemingly with barely a fight, yet this was supposed to be the primary loyalist defensive position on the Southern perimeter of Aleppo.
There were about three dead bodies visible and that was it. It seems that following the initial onslaught of vehicle bombs the majority of the defensive force withdrew from their positions.
A leaked recording said to be an intercepted transmission made by a Hezbollah fighter prior to the withdrawal from the Artillery Academy contained statements such as “only Lebanese are left here…all the militia went home..we have been abandoned.” You get the idea.
This is an immense calamity, nigh on catastrophe and the best conclusion that can be drawn from this is that there is no military solution in Syria.
This does not mean the insurgents are going to win the war. They are not going to win the war, but this does show pretty clearly that the loyalist side for whatever reason, despite the intense Russian air support, cannot win the war unless dramatic improvements are made in the near future.
Massive Loss of Prestige.
The encirclement of the Aleppo pocket was a big deal in military terms, but more importantly in terms of the narrative of the conflict.
The whole prestige of the operation takes a massive hit on the back of this. When you call on the other side to surrender, as the Syrian Army have done in recent weeks. you look pretty bad when they are able to fight their way out of the pocket.
All available resources had to be devoted towards preventing the insurgents from breaking the siege yet the Syrian Army in recent days has started a massive offensive in Latakia province.
The headlines tell a sorry story. .The insurgent offensive began on July 31st.
The lack of acumen and tactical flexibility is cruelly exposed.
Other than the Tiger Forces, Hezbollah and the IRGC the loyalist side is fielding a combination of poorly trained conscripts and Shia volunteers from far afield, many of whom are completely out of their depth.
Conscripts make for wretched soldiers for completely obvious reasons, the problem of conscripts is compounded by the fact that the loyalist forces are constantly fighting on numerous fronts and thus dissipate the small portion of high quality forces at their disposal.
All the people in the insurgent held areas are part of the war effort whether they like it or not but in Government held Syria people are still frolicking on the beach and living their normal lives as if there was no war.
South Front stated at the time that the Russians would in future only entrust high level equipment to the Hezbollah and IRGC units as they were the only forces considered competent and reliable.
The embarrassment with the T90 lost to al Zenki aside, the Tiger Force do have a solid record of defeating the insurgents of all stripes, they have repeatedly defeated both ISIS and the Army of Conquest, including key victories in north and east Aleppo in recent months, but they appear are fully stretched holding onto their northern part of the Aleppo encirclement, now comprising the sole government held supply line out of Aleppo.
It was the Tiger Force that actually closed the Castello Road from the north at the start of July having spent weeks fighting vicious pitched battles for the Mallah farms area just to the north of Castello road.
Generally the insurgents know where the Tiger Force are deployed and they simply launch their attacks somewhere else as they have done on this occasion.
It can be presumed that the Tiger Force will be expected to enter the battle in southern Aleppo in the near future to at least re-open the government supply line to Damascus.
Once they are fully mired in that area the insurgents will presumably attack the Aleppo pocket in another spot and on and on it will go.
One of the things that I have always found troubling about the Syrian Government efforts is how dissipated they are, so while all efforts and all manpower available should have been devoted to the protection of the winning position in Aleppo, the Syrian Army was engaging in large scale offensives in Latakia and the Damascus countryside, as well as fighting a desperate but large-scale rearguard action in Der ez Zour in the far east and daily battles in the Homs and Hama countryside/desert.
To me this is one obvious reason why there never seem to be enough troops to counter the insurgents, they are trying to do too many things at once, some things, like Der ez Zour are essential, but others are not.
The town of Kinsabba has changed hands so many times that it is becoming meaningless. The Syrians have taken the town at least twice and lost it at least twice in the past eight or nine months.
The whole Latakia offensive faltered at a place/hill called Kabbani, many months ago the Syrians were poised to end the war in Latakia and be able to move east towards Idlib once the hill was seized, but for reasons that were never explained they were never able to take Kabbani (an admittedly great defensive position-a mountain layered with heavy forest) and ever since then the war in Latakia has been a back and forth non-event for the most part.
The insurgents are not especially strong in Latakia so it might be better to simply engage in a holding operation behind heavily fortified and artillery defended positions and send all surplus forces available to the truly essential Aleppo operation.
The leadership of Syria appears to be incompetent.
The efforts of the Syrian Government to tell their side of the story have been half-hearted at best.
Both Iran and Russia do a far better job of telling the loyalist side of the story yet there is no reason this need be the case. Syria should not be relying on Press TV and Russia Today, they should be able to tell their story to the world and the failure to even attempt to do so speaks of a government that is firmly anchored in the past and with an apparent habitual passivity that is a complete disaster.
The Syrian state broadcaster actually seem to believe that if they say things are going well and the rebels are being trounced than people will believe it, especially if they play some ultra-corny martial music behind it. (In fairness the insurgent music is even worse, downright nauseating)
All The Rhetoric Now Rings Hollow.
The Syrian President’s claim that the Syrian Army will retake all of Syria now seems a distant and unrealistic dream.
The next round of peace talks are scheduled for late August, the loyalist side might as well try to come up with some kind of face saving compromise because all hope of a military victory has seemingly gone.
Syria is most likely going to be destroyed, the state is not going to exist in ten years time and the leadership of Syria bear immense responsibility.
Iran and Russia are going to lose immense prestige as a result of the fiasco in South West Aleppo. They appear to have been blind to the shortcomings of the Syrian Government and by propping it up they have almost served to mask the flaws.
For years now people have been making excuses for the Syrian Government that ignore the reality.
For example it is often stated that the war is not really the fault of the government because tens of thousands of jihadists flowed over the Turkish and Jordanian borders.
There is an element of truth here but it ignores the fact that the policing of the borders was the responsibility of the Syrian Government who were running a highly autocratic state so the jihadists were not simply magically inserted into the country they were able to enter Syria because the Syrian security forces were not capable of doing their job and sealing it.
The President of Syria Bashar al Assad often gives interviews and when he is asked how he would like to be remembered he often states that he would like to be remembered as the man who held Syria together throughout the crisis, if events continue on their current path he will be the last President of united Syria, he will be the incompetent who oversaw the nation’s destruction despite the loyal support of major allies Russian, Iran and China.
A Nightmarish Future Awaits the Entire Middle East.
These victories portend a nightmarish future for people right across the Gulf and the Levant as the viciously sectarian insurgents are not going to stop fighting after the war in Syria is over whether they succeed in destroying the secular, multi-confessional state and replacing it with a Wahhabist nightmare or not.
The insurgents have named their offensive in honour of a man named Ibrahim el Youssef, a member of the Syrian Army who summoned a group of Army cadets to a morning meeting in 1979 and proceeded, along with several Muslim Brotherhood counterparts to massacre between 50 and 80 defenceless young soldiers.
According to the government account, members of all sectors of Syrian society were among the murdered but the insurgent account has it that all those killed were Alawites and this makes it an act worthy of emulation almost 40 years later!
These are not people who are going to win a war and return to civilian life, although there are always individual exceptions. The group is going to move onto the next battle.
The serial war propagandists of the Guardian and the BBC are contemptibly trying to compare the situation in Aleppo with Srebrenica or Rwanda, blithely overlooking the repeated chemical weapons attacks by the insurgents, some of which they actually openly admit to conducting and missing the point entirely that for all it’s faults, the Syrian Government has never targeted people based on their sectarian identity, but if they ever achieved their goal of a rebel victory,the Alawites if Syria would likely be in a position where they would leave or die because these insurgents have been sold on a deeply intolerant and viciously sectarian ideology, hiding behind the banner of supposed Islam.
How ironic the warmongers mention of Rwanda and Srebrenica will seem if that is ever allowed to happen!
All of this is happening because the decision has been taken to redraw the boundaries of the middle east, the Sykes Picot borders are to be destroyed and replaced with quasi-Zionist sectarian statelets in constant warfare with their neighbours..
Syria now seems set to become the new Libya, Somalia or Yemen, the people are going to be mired in decades of chaos and mayhem and the only authority will be the bomb the gun and the warlord.
The Caravan of Death is Not Going to Stop at Iraq and Syria.
The foolish and wicked leaders of Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf states who are currently gloating are going to be experience a rude awakening as the jihadism they have funded and nurtured is turned upon them and their nation is reduced to a chaotic bloody nightmare like Syria and Iraq. The clock ticks.
The massacre occurred on June 16, 1979, in the Ramouseh district of the city of Aleppo, Syria. An officer on duty, Ibrahim el-Youssef, and members of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood calling themselves the Fighting Vanguard (at-Tali’a al-Muqatila) and led by `Adnan `Uqla, massacred between 50 and 83 Alawi cadets in the Aleppo Artillery School. The duty officer in charge of the school called Alawite cadets to an urgent morning meeting in the mess hall of the school; when they arrived, he and his accomplices opened fire on the unarmed cadets with automatic weapons and grenades. The incident marked the beginning of full scale urban warfare of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood against that ruling Alawites”
Russian Helicopter Downed and Massive Insurgent Offensive to Break the Aleppo Siege.
The Russian Military have suffered their worst loss of the 10 month Syrian engagement after an MI8 helicopter crashed in the insurgent held Idlib province yesterday. All five personnel on board are believed dead although in the footage of the aftermath only two bodies can be seen.
These bodies are a considerable distance from the downed helicopter suggesting that the people dead on the ground survived the crash and were able to crawl from the burning helicopter before succumbing to their wounds or being executed by the insurgents who found them.
These lkosses bring the Russian death toll in Syria to at least nineteen. (Source) It is also claimed that a number of Russian private military contractors have also perished in Syria and this may well be true but is very hard to substantiate.
Therefore, the MI8 cannot be presumed to have been shot down by the insurgents, and generally when the insurgents are going to do something big they always film it so this may have been lucky small arms fire, a missile or an accident due to pilot error or mechanical failure. It is being reported as being the result of ground fire, this may well be correct or merely the most dramatic rendering of the incident. (the Russian military later confirmed ground fire as the cause of the loss of the helicopter- Source)
The helicopter crashed near the town of Saraqib in Idlib province, a stronghold of the Sunni extremist insurgents.where the Syrian government hold only two small Shia majority towns al Fu’ah and Kafriyah, besieged since early 2015. (Source)
Footage posted on Liveleak showed a large group of locals gathered at the site of the crash. One fellow is seen jumping up and down on the corpse of a dead Russian, it is very sad to see that these people have sunk to such a level.
Idlib has a repotation for being something of a backwater by Syrian standards and the insurgency is strongest where people are the least sophisticated with Raqqa and Deir ez Zour other examples of this phenomenon.
The result of the incident will be increased support for the war in Russia, especially because of the desecration the bodies of the dead, the kind of act that causes people to demand more planes drop bigger bombs upon the opposition held areas.
Syria: Footage captures burning wreckage of downed Russian helicopter
Battle of Aleppo: Cluster bomb strikes on rebel positions during their ongoing counter-offensive
Russian/Syrian air force obliterate Jihadists in south Aleppo
Massive Insurgent Offensive to Break the Aleppo Siege.
The loss of the Russian helicopter and the crew is the headline that appears on the news but the really important thing event in Syria over the past days has been a massive insurgent offensive aimed at breaking the siege of the Eastern Aleppo insurgent pocket.
On July 31st, the jihadists launched a series of coordinated attacks across a wide area of the contact line in Southern Aleppo. The largest attack was to the southwest of Aleppo and this offensive started with two immense suicide vehicle bombings against a site named the al Hikmat school that had been turned into a military barracks by the Syrian Army..
Ten seconds after the first massive blast, a second vehicle was detonated and these attacks enabled the insurgent infantry and armour to over run the Syria Army defensive lines and make their way to within only kilometres of opening a new supply route into Aleppo city.
(18+) Double Terrorist Suicide VBIED in Aleppo–Aerial drone view
VBIEDs hit army barrack in southern Aleppo
Once the loyalists realised what was happening they were able to strike back and much of the territory lost on the first day has now been retrieved (it is being reported that 5 of the 8 positions lost have been retrieved) although fighting is ongoing and the situation is fluid.
Meanwhile insurgent shelling of government held Aleppo has killed 30 civilians over the past several days. (Source)
Only the Restoration of the State Will End the Syrian Nightmare.
There is no doubt that civilians are dying at the hands of all parties to the conflict. It is heartbreaking to see what the Russian and US coalition airstrikes do to the blameless people of insurgent held Syria, and if anyone really had a problem with killing civilians there would be no bombs dropped from thousands of feet above heavily populated areas.
However history makes it perfectly clear that if the jihadists win the war, that will only be the beginning of the nightmare for the people of Syria. For reference we need only look to present day Libya or even Afghanistan after the mujaheddin finally won the war in 1992, an proceeded to embark on a new civil war as the victorious warlords squabble over the spoils of the successful campaign.
Therefore a loyalist victory, a government victory represents the only realistic hope for a viable and peaceful future for the long suffering people of Syria.
The Syrian city of as Safira, 25kms/16 miles south of Aleppo city was struck by a series of massive explosions overnight, the blasts took place at a large Syrian military production and weapons storage centre on the outskirts of as Safira.
The blasts were photographed 50 kilometres away and witnesses 60 kilometres away in Azaz claimed to have felt the blasts. The blasts created a mushroom cloud and there is a strange pulsing flashing in some of the footage. Several witnesses that the blast resembled a nuclear event.
Several tactical nuclear attacks of recent years have targeted weapons storage facilities, both in Yemen last year and in Syria in 2013, the choice of these targets for small scale nuclear attack enables a high degree of plausible deniability on the part of the perpetrators.
It remains unclear what has taken place in as Safira but whatever the origin there appears to have been a nuclear explosion and the unbelievably idiotic story promoted by certain pond life level propagandists that a helicopter carrying “tonnes” of explosives crashed and caused the explosion rather gives the game away.
It is highly unlikely that an aircraft could have delivered a missile to this site deep inland without being detected but a missile fired from a submarine or some other platform is entirely possible.
Initial images of the explosions in the defense plants in the city of as Safir.
Explosions in the defense plants as Safira
Dramatic footage of explosions at Syrian defence factory
In the past several months the Russian Air force have unleashed a number of horrific new weapons on the jihadists of northern Syria.
There have been some very strange explosions caused by the Russian Air force during that time and this attack, from April again on an ammunition dump, in this case belonging to al Nusra in southern Aleppo is very, very reminiscent of a nuclear blast.
Russian airstrike targets ammo depot for al-Nusra in South Aleppo
This year, Saudi Arabia through proxies informed the world of their possession of nuclear weapons This was already an open secret as in 2015 Saudi Arabian air attacks on Yemen were unmistakable small nuclear explosions.
Saudi Arabia Tactical Nuclear Strike on Yemen (Neutron Bomb)
In 2013 Israel made it even more obvious when they attacked a Syrian military research site near Damascus at night when the unique character of the explosions are far easier to identify.
Israeli Nuclear Attack on Syria, All Known Footage
The Context of the War the SAA Cut the Castillo Highway.
Despite the Russian intervention the war is still a grinding battle of attrition however this week the Syrian military and their allies managed to cut the Castillo highway that runs in a semi circle north of Aleppo city. The achievement came after weeks of heavy fighting and terrible casualties on all sides.
The Castillo highway was the sole supply route for the rebel fighters who control eastern Aleppo city. The closure of the road has seen a series of frantic rebel counterattacks in order to reopen the road but these attempts have failed and at such a cost that one of the major factions Ahrar al Sham (Free men of Syria) have stated they will not send any more fighters to participate in what they see as a suicidal effort to reopen the essential supply line.
Pictures have now emerged of the Syrian Army on the road but the fierceness of the fighting was such that the initial goal was not to take the road but to take positions with artillery ranged upon the road making it impossible for the insurgents to use it. The Syrians achieved this from two separate areas and this is the vital thing.
Aleppo rebels trapped as Syrian Army cuts off main supply route
Hell Awaits the Serial Liars Along with their Death Squad Mercenaries.
You can always tell things are going badly for the jihadists because that is when the war party and their proxies begin complaining about human rights and expressing concern about human suffering.
When the pet maniacs they are still psychotically pretending are freedom fighters run amok and enter a village and commit mass murder, these unprincipled and morally bankrupt propagandists have not a word to say about it. It is good news to them, their “lads” are winning.
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Only when their pet death squads are facing collapse to they trot out the familiar pathetic mantras about barrel bombs and feign concern for the civilians who have suffered so terribly in the war they have supported and promoted relentlessly for half a decade.
All of the people in the Western media, all of the people in the think tanks who previously supported the Iraq war and the destruction of Libya but remain impervious to the human cost of the propaganda they present and who still shamelessly pretend the bloodthirsty jihadist death squads of the empire are freedom fighters will burn in hell until the end of time if there is a scintilla of divine justice in this universe.