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Old 04-02-2016   #21
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Critical point about this open violation of the CoH as Russia will argue the opposition broke the CoH.......

The truce just ended after the regime forces launched an offensive in south #aleppo countered by all factions

Right so those reports were right that it was regime that attacked first and not Nusra??


Happening now: #Jaish_el_fateh advancing on Al Eiss along Khan Touman front in Southern #Aleppo.

Was not this a group that observed ceasefire??

Correct. Regime first. But not just #Nusra but ALL opposition factions are fighting back along a 40 km front.

Appears the Syrian opposition ALL opposition groups including JaN fully anticipated an Assad complete violation of CoH and quietly marshalled their forces and with tactical patience just waited as Assad and the Russians together with all Iranian forces were largely "over extended".....and also just as tired of fighting after a five month long exhausting and high loss fighting period.

AND someone is flowing in a full scale fashion weapons and munitions into Syria especially a large number of US weapons and supplies.....
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South Aleppo offensive is not fixed only on Tal Eis. This is a wide offensive attack. Zaytan, Barnah, Khan Tuman all under attack.

A not so subtle warning to both Obama and especially Putin that his war is far from being over....Assad needs to think about that "3rd party country" rumor that is floating around....

Take away the Russian AF and the opposition is fully capable with support to eliminating both Assad and IS......
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Russian Syrian Express is moving again......

FLOT's BSF Ropucha Class Large Landing Craft Tsezar Kunikov 158 is on the Bosphorus northbound, returning from Syria

Needless to say, it looks quite empty for shuttling a "withdrawal". I'd say they don't even bring souvenirs back.

Kunikov is being accompanied by the now routine securitybox escort of 2 CG's and a Police boat.

Video of Russian Navy's Buyan-M Class Corvette Serpukhov on the Bosphorus, yesterday.
https://youtu.be/B9Pa0-XjSHY
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Al-Moutasem Brigade: A New American Backed FSA Group in Northern Aleppo via @bellingcat
https://www.bellingcat.com/news/mena/2016/04/02/8532/

Nusra use captured Iraqi militia Humvee in storming al-Eis south Aleppo.
http://youtu.be/PtaBMOGuNkM

Major Assad beating yesterday......kind of takes the spotlight off the Assad/Russian Palmyra "victory"....

Jabhat al-Nusra say they killed 50 regime/shia militants & destroyed 8 vehicles in a trap while trying to retreat from al-Eis south Aleppo
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Latakia: #Syria|n rebels start new offensive against #Assad forces in #Latakia, some villages captured, including the strategic #Kensabba.

Russian soldiers in Palmyra, nervous about the camera h/t @towersight

Major Rebel mil. escalation in N. #Syria: after fall of Al-Eis (S. #Aleppo), reports of gains in #Latakia & up. big op. vs #IS in N. Aleppo

TOW are used on S. #Aleppo front: strike by Jaish al-Tahrir on bulldozer in Tel Bastawi.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rokcyh1R3PQ

Syria: 99th Division (#FSA) rebels in Kamaliya (N #Aleppo) after having expelled #Daesh from the village overnight

QalaatAlMudiq Several #TOW (vs tank & ammo carrier) used in Jebal Al Akrad (#Latakia) near #Kinsabba as Rebels are inching closer 2 village

FSA and the other opposition groups are on a major offensive roll....
Breaking. With fall of Ain Al Qantara, Rebels have reached #Kinsabba, a stronghold lost to pro-Regime forces Feb. 18
http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35....173344&z=14&m

Literally rolling back the five months of Russian/Assad advances in some areas.....
Breaking. With fall of Ain Al Qantara, Rebels have reached #Kinsabba, a stronghold lost to pro-Regime forces Feb. 18
http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35....173344&z=14&m
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CrowBat......anything to this comment?????

Heavy FSA reinforcements have arrived to North Aleppo countryside,including tanks for the first time ever to fight ISIS.
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Jabhat al-#Nusra captured an Iranian "Safir" 4x4 multipurpose military vehicle, kills 20+ militia troops.

Lots of video footage of the killed Iraqi etc. militants and their chevrons, but I won't post it. Too bloody.

Jabhat al-#Nusra drone films foreign militias / SAA run away from massive def.pos. in Al-Eis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiIcuMTWZhc
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al-Nusra shows spoils captured from Assad army and Shia militias in al-Eis..massive munitions and weapons haul....SAA and Shia militias simply fled when attacked......

Graphic: Heavy fortifications on top of Syriatel hill captured by rebels coalition s Aleppo
https://youtu.be/AgUkt1Tqw98

NOTICE the standardized loading bearing gear in the above video...new and differently not made and or issued in Syria.
For the first time ever,a Very Heavy Turkish Artillery bombardment on multiple ISIS positions

Unconfirmed reports rebels advancing in Turkman Mount so far seized Ard al-Wata & Rasha villages outside Kensabba
http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35...15&m=b&search=

FSA Jaysh al-Tahrir troops storming al-Khaldiyah village near Khan Tuman y'day.
https://youtu.be/4GjynWCeidw



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Faylaq al-Sham vid before & after liberation of Tal Batal in north rural #Aleppo from #ISIS
http://youtu.be/M0axP5mhemA

Hawar Kilis Operation Room has taken Kurdish village of Mazra'ah Shahin,with Heavy Clashes ongoing in Tathumus,the last town before Al-Rai

What JaN captured.......
Nusra: technical with ZU-23-2 and another view of captured ammo.

JaN have captured Malyutka ATGMs, several RPG-7s, AKs, PKMs, an RCL, and dozens of crates of ammo in/around tel Eis

Safr-1 keep with Fajr copy of Type-63 107mm. Technical with AA HMG and one with Type-63 107mm.

Ghanima (loot) Nusra gained during the capture of al-Eiis. includes Malyutka ATGM,ammo, small arms, recoilless gun.

Latakia: 1st Coast. Div. claims control of al-Hdada school, Til al-Hdada, and al-Mazghali village.

Latakia Rebel counter off. in response to regime CoH breaches & attacks liberates al-Malik hill, Rasha hill & village & Nah'shaba village
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Latakia offensive
Rebels captured today :

Nahshaba village and its hill
Maz'ali village
Al-Hadadah village
Rasha (Rashu) village


Latakia Rebels targeting #Assad militia positions Kinsabba with Grad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z4z...ature=youtu.be
http://wikimapia.org/#lang=de&lat=35...65233&z=15&m=b

Syria: Jaysh al-Fatiheen convoy on the move to southern #Aleppo to fight the regime
https://youtu.be/IxIlZq33SRg

FSA-SF rebels are currently in heavy clashes with #Daesh affiliates in Sheikh Saed, south of the town of Nawa (#Daraa)

Opposition factions continue their advances against #ISIS militants in North #Aleppo, and took control of Kamaliyah & Kasajik villages.
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Latakia: Assad regime Colonel "Luay Aslan" killed along with his unit in Jabal Al Akrad by Syrian Rebels

ISIS will be wiped out. US and Turkey cut a deal and Turkey is shelling ISIS and US is providing CAS

Syrian Rebels shelling Assad regime positions
https://youtu.be/xkE7pKVAT0I

FSA helped several 10s civilians cross from #Daesh areas into rebel-held N #Aleppo
https://youtu.be/p5q9NlgdASk

FSA rebels have captured the Shaheen farms south of Tal Battal (N #Aleppo) from #Daesh under Turkish artillery cover

Syria: according to reports #FSA rebels r about to launch a large scale offensive on #Daesh militants in N #Aleppo

Syria: this #FSA offensive will be supported by both coalition warplanes and Turkish artillery from across the border

Turkish artillery is targeting the #Daesh held town of Sawran (N #Aleppo) at this very moment
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Assad forces are panicking without Russian air support in south Aleppo, helicopters dropping sea mines.

And launched Ghouta offensive. The whole Til Eiis operation began as a counter-attack to gov. offensive in Southern Aleppo.

SDF militants fired on civilian protesters demanding to return to their homes in al-Houl. One was killed.
http://baladi-news.com/ar/news/detai...B3%D9%83%D8%A9
AlHowl residents protest against #YPG who blocked them from returning to their homes&killed 1civilian

There is nothing democratic about the "Syrian Democratic Forces"

Muqawama Suriya says lost touch w/Mihrac Ural since 27 March,threatens to attack Turkey if involved in disappearance

Syria Feature: #Russia Upset Over Report of 1,450 Civilian Casualties in 3 Months of Airstrikes
http://eaworldview.com/2016/04/syria...of-airstrikes/
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Syria Regime media blaming Opposition groups for participating with Nusra Front and breaking the truce after the South #Aleppo offensive.

Regime media forgot to blame their Regime for participating with #Hezbollah and breaking truce agreement after E-Ghouta offensive.

Regime media forgot to blame their Regime for breaking truce agreement by daily barrel bombs on Opposition-held cities and villages.

Regime media forgot to blame their Regime for giving Iran-#IRGC & Afghan militias & Iraqi groups the right to control South Aleppo.

Appears regime media forgot about those over 900 CoH violations against the 20 from the opposition.....
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Jebal Al Akrad (#Latakia) Battle Map: Rebel launched Pincer Movement to seize #Kinsabba. Mazghali & Nashabba seized.

Multiple simultaneous attacks from major Rebel goups in N. #Syria suggest the "Spring Offensives" have just started.

Ahrar Sham also involved in battle in #Kinsabba outskirts (#Latakia)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z4zxKOVNr8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GY-vu04t7fQ

Breaking. With fall of Ain Al Qantara, Rebels have reached #Kinsabba, a stronghold lost to pro-Regime forces Feb. 18
http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35....173344&z=14&m

1st Coastal Div posting a bunch of claims of captured territory this morning.
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Major Rebel mil. escalation in N. #Syria: after fall of Al-Eis (S. #Aleppo), reports of gains in #Latakia & up. big op. vs #IS in N. Aleppo

Main groups: JN, Ajnad Sham, Ahrar, Jaish Islam, Division 13, Jaish Tahrir, Sham Legion, Shamiya Front & Liwa Al Haq

Confirmed: footage showing Rebels on top of West hill (Tell Maqla) of #Al_Eis this morning, S. #Aleppo

Must watch combat footage
A #Fagot #ATGM was used today on #AlEis front
https://youtu.be/zYTwtofNP_M

Drone footage from over newly-captured Ees village
https://youtu.be/dGxwN5ce1V0
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Al-Nusra from inside the Ees hilltop the group seized yesterday. The hilltop was being defended by foreign militias
https://youtu.be/-KGsD9UhyHc

According to Syrian reporter Muaz al-Shami, 4,000 rebels are taking part in the large offensive south of Aleppo
http://bit.ly/1PLjgaL

In response to Assad's ceasefire violations, revolutionaries have liberated 4 villages and 2 hillsides in Jabal al-Akrad, rural Latakia.
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U.S. is considering sending more Special Forces to #Syria, train Arab tribesman for Raqqa op
http://reut.rs/1X4I975

Official U.S. line is that she only arms the Arab detachments among the #SDF/#PKK. From the first air drop onward this has been untrue.

The Arab detachments in the #SDF/#PKK didn't even have the logistics capacity to move the ammunition dropped to them by the U.S.
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http://thefederalist.com/2016/04/01/...ist-terrorism/

The Obama White House Just Censored A Foreign Leader Who Mentioned ‘Islamist Terrorism’

April 1, 2016 By Sean Davis

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President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande met in Washington on Thursday to discuss ways for the two countries to work together to defeat terrorism. But the White House apparently had zero appetite for Hollande’s mention of Islamist terrorism, since it censored the phrase from the official White House video of the meeting posted on the White House website.

Media Research Center, a non-profit media watchdog, was the first to report the White House censorship.

While the official transcript available on the White House web page includes Hollande’s use of the phrase “Islamist terrorism,” the White House video of the remarks muted the audio during that portion of Hollande’s remarks. The audio of the French-to-English interpreter stops right before Hollande characterizes “Islamist terrorism” as the root of terrorism in Syria and Iraq.

“But we’re also well aware that the roots of terrorism, Islamist terrorism, is in Syria and in Iraq,” Hollande told Obama, according to the transcript of the exchange provided by the White House. “We therefore have to act both in Syria and in Iraq, and this is what we’re doing within the framework of the coalition.”

Watch and listen to the video below, which is available on YouTube through the White House’s official account, and you can hear the audio cut out right before Hollande says “Islamist terrorism”:

Here is the transcript of what Hollande said, with strikethrough notation to show what the White House censored in its video of the exchange between the two presidents:

Europe has been hit more, given that it is also the target of the terrorists and ISIS. We’ve seen it in Paris last year, as well as in Brussels. And together with President Obama, we worked on coordinating further our commitments, our organizations, our services when it comes to fighting against these terrorists. We are also making sure that between Europe and the United States there can be a very high level coordination.

But we’re also well aware that the roots of terrorism, Islamist terrorism, is in Syria and in Iraq. We therefore have to act both in Syria and in Iraq, and this is what we’re doing within the framework of the coalition. And we note that Daesh is losing ground thanks to the strikes we’ve been able to launch with the coalition. We are continuing to support Iraq. This is also a decision we have taken, supporting the Iraqi government and making sure that they can claim back their entire territory, including Mosul.

In the video, the entire audio of the feed is muted right before Hollande says “Islamist terrorism.” After he says the phrase, the audio returns, but without an English translation. The interpreter’s voice is not restored in the video until 12 seconds later.

Hollande’s use of the phrase “Islamist terrorism” is also censored in the White House’s official MP3 recording of the event.

You can read the full transcript of the event here or watch the full video here.
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Heavy clashes ongoing between rebels & #ISIS in Mazraet Shahien & Kasajek in north rural #Aleppo, #Syria

Aleppo: Syrian Rebels regain Tel Sha'eer after heavy clashes with ISIS

Rebels reportedly make gains against Harakat al-Muthanna in Jalin,Deraa province: seizing number of positions http://all4syria.info/Archive/303970 #Syria

In case (when) the JaN account gets suspended, here's what they captured in Til Eiis yesterday.
http://imgur.com/a/zy8sp

Interesting video of the Russian convoy going to Palmyra.....evidently at least 2-3 BNs total......especially after they stated they had already eliminated 1200 mines...indicating that their deminers were evidently already there.....so is this combat protection troops....

Huge Russian convoy going to Palmyra to demine it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbGqQ_FMtOo

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No reports of Russian air support for Assad and allied militias today in south Aleppo and rural Latakia. Any idea why?

There's a report on a popular Telegram channel that there were Russian strikes on al-Eis 30 minutes ago

After Tal Battal, opposition forces capture Karajik north Aleppo near the Turkish borders.
http://wikimapia.org/29332120/

Ancient city of Palmyra littered with mines, graffiti after ISIS' retreat
http://read.bi/1ZTPHeG

Just another must watch:
#Nusra #drone view on liberated #AlEis
https://youtu.be/dGxwN5ce1V0

Assad regime targeted Deir al-Asafir again with a surface to surface missile. Several injured mostly children #Syria
Another Assad SS26 appears to have been fired......

Tonight: Assad regime launched a surface-to-surface missile on besieged al-Waer in Homs city. 1 girl was killed.
Another SS26 fired as well....

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