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    Created for 2017. The previous thread from September-December 2016 had 2683 posts and 64.2k views:http://council.smallwarsjournal.com/...ad.php?t=24539
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    Damascus: #Russia|n TV shows #Assad regime & #Hezbollah attacks on #Wadi_Barada. #Hezbollah fighter is laughing.

    Fighting is still ongoing as of 31 DEC and still no real ceasefire in place...just like the Ukraine Minsk 2 ceasefire is working with ongoing attacks there today and actually everyday...

    UNSC set to applaud the so called ceasefire agreement which really is not a ceasefire agreement as long as Assad and Iran keep right on attacking.....
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    AND that so called Turkish Russian ceasefire...just like Minsk 2 ceasefire..constantly violated by both Russia and her allies.....

    Local activists reported at least 10 airstrikes targeted west Aleppo countryside today in day two of #Ceasefire

    MORE deliberate air strikes on schools AGAIN....

    SCHOOLS=AIR STRIKES=CEASEFIRE....makes sense to anyone other than Assad...Iran...Turkey and Putin????????
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    Russian SOF in Syria.....

    At the start of the video we see them driving down to Joureen from Slinfah
    https://youtu.be/WSjKXDQQBVg
    http://wikimapia.org/#lat=35.611831&...2332&z=16&m=b#


    RuSOF driving past an empty cluster rocket warhead on Jabal al Akrad @ 1:04 https://youtu.be/WSjKXDQQBVg?t=1m4s# http://wikimapia.org/#lat=35.683871&...950&z=17&m=b#
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    Syria #Russia'n Special Forces are now in northern #Hama's Ghab plain

    Damascus: New #Assad airstrikes and heavy artillery shelling on #Wadi_Barada.
    There are no #JFS fighters in #Wadi_Barada. They have left the valley in 2015.

    Russia’s #Hmeimem military operations centre: "#JFS is excluded from the #ceasefire. We can attack them everywhere."

    Russia’s #Hmeimem military operations centre: "#Assad regime attacks against #Wadi_Barada don't violate the #ceasefire." #Damascus

    What about Ghouta? JaI signed the agreement, regime still attacking.

    Russian ceasefires are always "fragile". But why does the media play along and pretend they exist?

    Six airstrikes on #WadiBarada right now, seems they stopped the attacks yesterday only bcz of the storm and weather
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    And the West was once again naive enough to praise #Russia's mock @UN resolution.
    Some people never learn, it seems ...


    Ceasefire, Russian way.
    1 day after @UN PR stunt, #Russian jets resume air strikes on schools&civilians across #Syria.
    "You cease, we fire."
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    E. Qalamoun: BM-21 Grad makes a surprise appearance in a Forces of the Martyr Ahmad Abdo convoy. Neither Ahmad Abdo or Usud al-Sharqiya
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    Quote Originally Posted by OUTLAW 09 View Post
    And the West was once again naive enough to praise #Russia's mock @UN resolution.
    Some people never learn, it seems ...


    Ceasefire, Russian way.
    1 day after @UN PR stunt, #Russian jets resume air strikes on schools&civilians across #Syria.
    "You cease, we fire
    ."

    Syria #Assad forces shelling rebel neigborhoods of #Daraa city with mortars

    Rebels killed in #WadiBarada #Iran|ian Brig. General Gholam Ali Kalizada who fought Iran-Iraq war while "on duty in #Syria 4 Zeinab Shrine".


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    #Latakia: #Russia|n airstrikes on Jabal al-Akrad in Northern #Latakia.

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    Duplicated post
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    Chechen military police in #Aleppo
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    WHAT Russian Turkish ceasefire....AND the UNSC says what again??????

    Heavy regime shelling in nearly all rebel areas.

    Assad/#Russia|n airstrikes in:
    - Western #Aleppo
    - Northern & Western #Hama
    - Northern #Latakia
    - #Wadi_Barada
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    Russian SOF Syrian combat videos.....

    Russian ССО ВС РФ (SSO) squad operator Roger in #Syria. The dude with Hezbollah insignia.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hl9cIlFggp4#

    Full frontal of Плохой (Bad), commander of covert #Russian ССО ВС РФ (SSO) squad in #Syria
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k4iGRxmSpo#
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    Interesting comment reference the crashed Syrian bound Russian TU-154...

    Aviation expert asks why the Russian Defence Ministry's Tu-154 was far more damaged than planes in similar c-stances (Link is in Russian):http://www.newizv.ru/society/2016-12...s-tu-154.html#
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    In Aleppo, airstrikes by regime/Russia hit Atareb, Brigade 46, Icarda, and several villages in the southern countryside

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    As expected, 'cease-fire, Russian style': good for Steinmeyer and similar dummies, who can now say, 'there's a cease-fire, and it's only a lil bit violated'...

    BTW, the VKS was flying nearly two times as many sorties a day during the last few days of 2016, than the average for most of the year...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrowBat View Post
    As expected, 'cease-fire, Russian style': good for Steinmeyer and similar dummies, who can now say, 'there's a cease-fire, and it's only a lil bit violated'...

    BTW, the VKS was flying nearly two times as many sorties a day during the last few days of 2016, than the average for most of the year...
    Kind of undermines the public statements by both Russia and Turkey that they are the guarantors of the so called "ceasefire"....

    Same exact Russian sleight of hand as with the Ukrainian Minsk 2 ceasefire that they have never implemented a single point of the 11 points ....and still average 30-55 attacks a day on UAF positions

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    FSA Liwa Shuhuda al-Qaryatayn | banner seen on technical fighting #ISIS along with other groups #EasternQalamoun:
    https://youtu.be/n7s5y4-J72A

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    Reference the crashed TU-154....heading to Aleppo...

    This is the second indicator that just might be the core indicator of an onboard explosion of some type......

    Debris being pulled out is indicating far far more damage that is normal for a stalled crash.....

    Official #Tu154 salvage operation is over. Not a single seat has been recovered. Very few intact bodies recovered.

    Slow stalls at lower altitudes and a slow crash into the sea should be producing far more intact bodies....but an explosion even at low altitudes would explain this....

    There was a single comment posted immediately after the crash that there had been a small device planted next to the gears of one of the engines...

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    Picture of eastern #Aleppo today, published by the Russian Army.
    No words, just disgust.
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