Discussion in 'West Asia & Africa' started by Someoneforyou, Apr 10, 2011.
Can anybody shed more light on the relationship between Erdogan and Hekmatyar?
#SAA Tiger Forces are advancing inside Aqulat'Aqulah in East #Aleppo
This Tweet claims "Israeli hospitals treat al-Nusra Front (al-Qaeda)."
Can anyone make sense out of this? Please see spoiler.
With word getting out that Turkey is complicit with ISIS, Sultan Erdogan will have to do something to make his name good and take action against ISIS. Assuming he actually takes action against ISIS instead of assisting them, it will mean that those ISIS that have run away into Turkey will take revenge inside Turkey, against Turkish citizens. Turkey is probably going to face the wrath of its own Frankenstein.
Spoiler: New Turkish Powerplay?
Russian Air Force Demolish a Building Occupied by ISIS
This conflict on a different scale. On the Armenian-Turkish border put on alert the 58 Russian army. Along the border fly of Turkish helicopters. Border units of Azerbaijan raised the alarm. It seems not only on the Syrian conflict. You don't think about it?
I am also thinking the same thing. We generally do not encourage multiple threads with the same discussion running in parallel. Before I merge the threads, I want folks to suggest how we can minimize the number of threads.
[size=14pt]The border of Syria who controls the border crossings?[/size]
After ISIS takes border crossing at-Tanaf (border with Iraq) in late may 2015, under the control of Assad remains only Lebanese border.
Briefly analyze the situation in the other cordons.
Syria has borders with Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, Jordan. 19 border crossings.
Of these 19 points at the moment, Assad has only seven:
5 — Lebanon
2 — with Turkey (both officially closed).
4 border crossing controlled by the Kurds, 4 — ISIS 4 — rebels (Islamists and moderate).
In addition, opposition brigade of de facto informal control point on the border with occupied "by Israel" the Golan.
THE BORDER WITH TURKEY
9 border crossings.
Kessab: the province of Latakia.
Formally — under the control of the regime, however, closed by Turkey since heavy fighting in 2014.
Even then, the insurgents temporarily took the border crossing.
Bab al-Hawa: the province of Idlib.
Controlled by the rebel Islamists (jabhat al-Nusra).
Bab al-Salama: province of Aleppo, near G. Azzaz.
Controlled by the rebel Islamists.
Jarablus: province of Aleppo.
Controlled by ISIS.
Tell Abyad: province of raqqa.
Controlled by ISIS.
Ayn al Arab (=Coban): province of Aleppo.
Controlled by the Kurds.
RAS El ain: the province of Hasaka.
The site of fierce clashes between ISIS and Kurds.
While controlled by the Kurds.
Kamishli is Nasibin: province of Hasaka.
The only controlled Amada regime transition in the province.
Not functioning, as is closed from the Turkish side.
Derbesia: province of Hasaka.
Under the control of the Kurds.
Given the fact that al-Nusra is considered as terrorist organization, including in Europe, there are no obstacles to a further bombardment of traffic flows passing through this checkpoint.
TURKEY BLOCKADES RUSSIAN SHIPPING, BLACK SEA FLEET COMPLETELY CUT OFF
As was expected.
Turkey shouldn't further escalate this. It's a bad idea.Looks like Erdogan is being stubborn. He thinks he is the wronged party when it's a Russian plane that was downed by his AF,what an egotistical maniac.
[size=14pt]Erdogan's Son Bilal’s Little Ships are Growing with ISIS Oil..[/size]
Bilal is transfering ISIS Oil from Tseihan with his new boat
Bilal Erdoğan’s firm buys new tanker for $18 mln
[size=14pt]Over 100 Russian jet fighters and a new Brigade are expected in Syria once Sha’ayrat airport is in service[/size]
Original article via @alraimediagroup
By Elijah J. Magnier @ejmalrai
Russia is preparing a second airport in East Homs to increase its flee to over 100 fighting jet, in addition to Hamemeen in Latakia, Syria. One Brigade of around 1000 men is on the way to reinforce the Russian ground troops effective to join the fight on terror to Syria.
A high ranking officer within the joint military operation room in Damascus (includes Russia, Syria, Iran and Hezbollah) said “Russia is preparing to send a Brigade of intelligence and Special Forces, in support of the already deployed forces in Syria to participate to selective battle and to deploy around Al-Sha’yarat military airport, qualified to be the second airport Damascus places at the service of the Russian Air Force”.
“Al-Sha’ayrat Airport, located southeast of the city of Homs, is the best available option for the newly arriving fighter jets. Russia required from the joint forces (Hezbollah, Iraqi forces and IRGC- Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps) to retake control of Al-Qaryateyn and Palmyra-Tadmur from the self proclaimed “Islamic State” (ISIS) known as “Daesh”, to expand the security perimeter around the airport to prevent any shelling possible that may affect the Russian Air Force once inside the new airport”
According to the source ” the two-runways-three kilometers long Sha’yarat ‘ airport contains about 45 fortified hangar that can protect any damage to air jets and personnel in the event of shelling. A team of Russian and Syrian engineers is already working at al-Sha’ayrat and will be operational when Russian jets are less busy in the north of Syria. Russian Air Force has intensified its sorties recently and is dedicating most of its operation against pro-Turkish and pro al-Qaeda (Jabhat al-Nusra) fighters. Gathering of forces and convoy aid crossing the borders from Turkey into Syria are hit by Russia in response to the downing of its Su-24 and the killing of the pilot by pro-Turkey ground militia while in the air.”
“Ground military operation in the vicinity of Palmyra will soon regain its intensity against ISIS. The coalition forces (Iran, Hezbollah and the Iraqi and Syrian forces) have reached the city limits but needs air support to minimize losses. Russia has promised that it will raise the number of its aircraft to above 100 to meet the needs of ground forces. Moscow is sending a large number of multiple (24) unguided rocket launchers and thermobaric Pinocchio TOS-1, designed for defeating enemy personnel in fortifications in open space. Russian forces is already using it to bomb Jabal al-Akrad and pro-Turkey Turkmen deployed not only on the border between the two countries, but also in the countryside of the province of Latakia and A’zaz “, he said.
According to the source “since Turkey shot down the Sukhoi 24 last week on the borders, inside Syria, Russian Air force focused on targeting any truck crossings A’zaz and Bab al-Salama borders into Syria as a response to Turkey proxies. Russia will gradually increase it support to allies in Syria to remove the Syrian opposition from the Syrian-Turkish border. Russia considers all non-secular opposition forces and those receiving foreign military support as legitimate targets and part of a crackdown on terrorism in the Levant. ”
Sha’ayrat air force base map link: http://wikimapia.org/23180878/Shayrat-Military-Airbase
+34° 29′ 31.20″, +36° 54′ 36.00″
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