Syrian War Report – October 3, 2019: Russia Tested S-500 Elements In Syria

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Syrian War Report – October 3, 2019: Russia Tested S-500 Elements In Syria

Syrian, Iranian and Russian forces started a joint military drill, involving heavy military equipment, rocket launchers and warplanes, on October 1, al-Watan newspaper reported on October 2. According to al-Watan, the drills coincided with a series of protests against the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces in northeastern Syria.

Pro-government sources speculate that the military drill is a warning to the US-backed group. During the past few months, several sources claimed that the US-led coalition and the SDF is planning an attack on the Syrian Army on the western bank of the Euphrates.

Russia has successfully tested its advanced S-500 air-defense system in Syria, Russian daily Izvestia reported citing sources in the country’s defense ministry. The report claimed that the tests involved the “most important elements of the S-500.” Izvestia said that the testing allowed to identify “certain problems” that were immediately fixed. A serial production of the S-500 is set to begin in the second half of 2020.

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and other militant groups continued efforts to prevent civilians from leaving the militant-held part of Greater Idlib. In September, the Syrian Army established the Abu al-Duhur corridor in order to facilitate evacuation of civilians from the militant-held area. However, the terrorists blocked their side of the corridor with berms, mines and military posts. The corridor itself was repeatedly shelled.

On October 2, the Turkish military launched several rockets at positions of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) north of the occupied area of Afrin. According to pro-Turkish sources, the shelling hit the area of Menagh Air Base and the countryside of the city of Tall Rifaat.

According to Turkish President Recep Erdogan, his country is not satisfied with the progress of implementation of the ‘safe zone’ deal with the United States. So, Ankara will have to act on its own. This sets conditions for a further escalation in northern Syria.

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  • FlorianGeyer

    The US is now in Rabid Dog mode as their stock market has fallen dramatically in the past month.
    The patriots were ineffective in Saudi Arabia etc.

    And now we have another bout of US infighting as the Libtards and Trump engage in open warfare again.

    A war in the Middle East could well be the outcome and , as in all wars, the outcome is not certain.

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    The tests should’ve also included real combat situations, they’ve had plenty of opportunities to really prove their capabilities, blowing a few marauding Israeli jets out of the sky would be the ultimate test of performance and leave no doubt as to their real capabilities.

  • Jacob Wohl’s Nose

    The real question is: Can it successfully shoot down Jacob’s Massive Flying Nose? Not many air defense systems can. Nukes are needed to stop a nose that large

  • Toronto Tonto

    Stay tuned next week they will be testing the new acme S-10000 .

    • Jacob Wohl’s Nose

      stay tuned, you’ll be running to the shelters when Hezbollah starts the 2nd Shoah :)

  • Nassim7

    I suspect these “most important elements of the S-500.” were the radars and control systems. F-35’s flying nearby would have been most helpful. Thank you Israel.

    • You can call me Al

      No worries, a years or so ago, the Syrian S-200 shot down a F-35i.

      • Chane Wassanasong

        That aircraft was damaged by a bird strike, not some crappy 70’s era missile system.

        • Unite2014

          No, it was damaged by a crappy 70s era missile system. F35 is poc.

          • Jacob Wohl’s Nose

            don’t mind him, just another Hasbara troll with no life. probably only getting paid minimum wage 5 shekels per hour

        • Jacob Wohl’s Nose

          what a “COHENcidental” bird strike. on the same day as IDF operation against Syria. At altitudes where birds usually don’t fly in that region. And causing F-35 to be completely nonoperational.

        • Jacob Wohl’s Nose

          that same “crappy” 60’s era missile system sent an F-16 to hell in February 2018, remember :)

  • Chane Wassanasong

    These advanced aerial defense systems are virtually useless. US Mil has the ability to deploy aerial dispersal systems that jam up enemy radar systems. We also have the ability to insert false air craft blips on enemy radar systems so either they are blinded or don’t know what to shoot at.

    If we don’t already know the locations of these aerial systems now, they will be immediately id’d by mil sats when they activate and try to shoot our stuff down, at which point they will be destroyed by being overloaded with icbms and possibly even hypersonic glide vehicles.

    It will still be a very costly war for both sides. But remember, pretty much all of this advanced mil tech is ultimately proprietary technology that they stole from us thru spying and espionage, so we already know how these systems work and thus how to defeat them.

    But, as the Art of War saying goes, “Appear weak when strong.”

    • Jacob Wohl’s Nose

      Ladies and Gentlemen, now presenting a new addition to the Zionist Retard Gang… “Chane Jewsannasong!”

      • Chane Wassanasong

        You seem really hurt. Did a Jewish man tough you inappropriately when you were a child or something?

        • AleK

          I’m sure he did “tough” you, and so did your uncle and your daddy. Oh wait – your uncle is your daddy….

    • AleK

      Patriot AD system are indeed virtually useless, they cannot even detect or shot down yemeni $100 drones. “US Mil’ has the ability to spent ridiculous amount of money on useless crap, while you have the ability (*disability) to talk worthless bullshit. “Stolen from us” lol US garbage is utterly inferior: air-defense, ICBMs, hypersonic’s, you are waaaay behind in every aspect. Nothing to steal from you…
      As Sun Tzu said: “you’re full of shite” 😃

  • desertspeaks

    US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces in northeastern Syria.?? really? according to the federal definition found within the US federal code,.. the so called democratic forces, are in fact, terrorists,. so The US is backing TERRORISTS, not democratic forces.