Syrian War Report – March 18, 2019: Russia Deploys Su-25 Attack Aircraft To Contain Idlib Militants

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Syrian War Report – March 18, 2019: Russia Deploys Su-25 Attack Aircraft To Contain Idlib Militants

Government forces and the Russian Military Police have kicked off a joint security operation in the Eastern Ghouta region near Damascus. In particular, the operation targeted Jisreen, Mohammedia, al-Aftaris, al-Nashabiyah and Marj al-Sultan where a notable number of weapons and equipment was abandoned by militants after the defeat suffered from the Syrian Army in 2018.

According to reports, locals, many of them former members of militant groups, who opted to reconcile with the Damascus government, are assisting the operation with information about possible locations of hidden weapon caches.

The Russian Aerospace Forces have deployed at least four Su-25 attack aircraft at Hmeimim Airbase, according to recently released satellite images. The Su-25 Grach is a single-seat, twin-engine, close air support jet developed in the USSR by Sukhoi. The jet’s latest variant, the Su-25SM3, is equipped with the advanced tactical EW suite Vitebsk-25, the SOLT-25 day\night electro-optical targeting system, a new encrypted communications system, and an updated navigation system.

Experts link the deployment of close-air-support jets with the increased tensions within the Idlib de-escalation zone. The demilitarized zone agreement has in fact failed and even Turkish patrols in the area do not stop militants from attacks on areas controlled by the Damascus government.

Additionally to this, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) continued releasing public threats against the Syrian government and the Russians.

“We tell the Russian occupier: there is nothing between us but war, we will not be tricked by your well-known games, no believer should be fooled twice, a land that was freed by blood, we will defend it with blood,” the General Shari’a Council of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham said in an official statement on March 14. While recently Hayat Tahrir al-Sham had little military success, there was an obvious quality growth of its literary activities. On March 6, Hayat Tahir al-Sham threatened the Syrian Army and Russian forces with “long dark nights” and “black days stained with blood.”

Actions of the administration of US President Donald Trump in Syria look more and more similar to those conducted by the Obama administration. The State Department officially announced that the US intends to provide an additional funding of $5m to ‘heroic’ members of the so-called White Helmets, the group, which has become widely known thanks to its involvement in staged chemical attacks and large-scale media operations in support of al-Qaeda in Syria.

Taking into account a recent warning by the Russian side that militants in the Idlib zone have resumed preparations for staged chemical attacks, it can be expected that soon we will observe a new wave of anti-Syria, anti-Russia and anti-Iran propaganda.

Regarding the supposed withdrawal of US forces from the war-torn country, it mysteriously transformed from a rapid and decisive decision to a thing, which according to U.S. Special Representative for Syria Engagement James Jeffrey, has no timeline because the struggle to defeat ISIS ideology would go on. Some Syrian experts say that, prior to defeating ISIS ideology, the US-led coalition should finalize its operation against the 600m2-wide ISIS-held pocket in the Euphrates Valley, which has still not been eliminated.

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  • neil barron

    YAY’

  • Saddam Hussein

    Getting closer and closer to that Idlib liberation from alqaeda terrorists.

    • AKP Voldemort

      Erdogan Stronk! 500,000 tukic soldier wait order to capturek east eufrates, halab, and ALL of Syria! Turkey launch Damaskus Operashum on April 4th! ISKANDERUM

      • Saddam Hussein

        AUTISMO

  • Rob

    Christchurch terrorist visited Israel in 2016: officials. Zionist has the capabilities to destroy Russia, America and United Kingdom. Therefore, every single Zionist is a threat to the world that has been employed or in any business.

    • northerntruthseeker .

      Absolutely… And what a “coinky-dink” but to discover that this “shooter” is … wait for it….. it is coming….. hold your celebrations until I say it….. but … but… he is :

      JEWISH !!!!!!!!!!!

      WHAT? No shock here????

  • Rob

    The NZ terrorist suspect is a member of global terrorist network that run by Zionist Israel of America, Russia and United Kingdom.

    • jako

      To label Russia for “organizing” anti-Muslim terrorism and put them in the same basket with Israel,US & UK can come only from some retarded Pakistani twat like you Rob!

      I never liked you a bit and Russia certainly doesn’t have friend in Pakistan and guys like for sure!
      So fuck off you bitch and the same goes for all other lunatics like you!

      • Rob

        Jako I remember your previous posts. You are pro Israeli and pro terrorists Isis and alqaida.

        • jako

          Fuck you Pakistani terrorist twat!
          You are friend to Assad, Iran and Hezbollah just as much as Jew Bibi is their friend!
          You stinking HYPOCRITE !
          You think that your double game where you try all the time to badmouth Russia and make divide between Assad’s allays is not visible?!
          You Pakistanis are just like Turks, lovers of terrorism.
          You are never to be trusted!
          And you support terrorism just like you brotherly country that you love so much Saudi Arabia.
          So fuck you all you filthy terrorists ( except of course Pakistani Shiite minority who supports your terrorism all the time )

          • Rob

            LOL. Cry 2019 is the last year of Zionist terrorists. Then there will be no war in our world because Zionism will be buried for ever.

          • jako

            Like you are happy that somebody will kill your terrorist friends ?!
            You fucking undercover TERRORIST and your fucking TERRORIST country Pakistan can go to hell together with all others who support terrorists !

  • Rob

    Zionist has the capabilities to destroy Russia, America and United Kingdom. Therefore, every single Zionist is a threat to the world that has been employed or in any business.

  • Xoli Xoli

    Zionist and Jews are world threat.Their attack Iraq,Lebanon and Syria without being attacked.Their keep on spy on Russian bases.But when Russian bases are attacked as usual their claim that their dont have footage. Very stupid spies.Jews are racist their dont sit next to other tribe
    Because it apparantly make them unholy.Jews dont know that their are all ready unholy by agression and killing Palistinians and Arabs.

  • John Whitehot

    “to contain”.

    seriously.

  • adam77

    ABORTION RIGHTS IN MANBIJ!