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BTW, hours after losing that Su-22M-3 flow by Maj Noures Hassan over Qalamoun, Assadists have also lost a Mi-25 flown by Maj-Gen Muhammad Badr Mahmoud and Capt Zein Nayef Khaloof over Eastern Ghouta.

Photo below is showing Gen Mahmoud...

Ever since, Darayya is bombed by fighter-bombers (instead by Mi-25, as the last 25+ days):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afISzqZFVjo
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Shocked there's not more coverage of this. Amount of loot captured by JaF at Kinsaba is staggering. Here's an album
http://imgur.com/a/elUj1

included 8 tanks, 4 BMP,, artillery and ATGMs....

Not a bad weapons haul from an area a senior Assad Commander who claimed the area was empty and was of no importance....

A #TOW #ATGM in Latakia targets a column of #Assad troops

FSA Liwa ahrar sunnah targeted #Regime Intelligence Aviation branch in #Daraa city from #Noimah
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Recent gains in Jabal #Turkman now just about reopens logistics route back in Turkman after being pinned down by ATGMs for so long during day time.

Mainly #FSA groups now pushing to Jabal Abo Ali and al-Baydah in Turkmen mountain #Latakia. Not sure if Jaish al-Fath involved

Rebels take Jabal al-Qal'ah again in #Latakia countryside
http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35...30857&z=15&m=b …

Rebels discovered 2 #IS SVBIEDs before detonated in crowded Bab al-Hawa border crossing with Turkey.

30 airstrikes on #Jairoud town in eastern #Qalamoun after the shot down of a fighter jet in the area yesterday

Appears the Russians do not know where theSA8 is located so they just bomb everything in their way....

They know the SA8 is a shot and scoot system and hard to find if on the move and since they do not have any real GMTI ISR abilities they will only "see it" when it activates into search mode...

Rebels seized again Mazrat Shahin from IS in northern #Aleppo
http://wikimapia.org/#lang=de&lat=36...61412&z=14&m=b …

FSA in Bashir #Latakia mountains seized heavy artillery
https://youtu.be/96i25XUCKtM
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FSA seized regime camp on mountain ridge Ghazal/ #Latakia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShCdBQPVRKY …
http://wikimapia.org/#lang=de&lat=35...27467&z=15&m=b …
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CrowBat....any indication that the SDF is fighting with regime forces on this front.....??

Syria #Aleppo's Khalidiya front fight against #SAA Republican Guard
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGYdBNsdSG0 …
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_t0j8kI0pE …
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Previously reported TOW hit that had no video attached.....
First Coastal Division #TOW strike on infantry in Bashoura, N. #Latakia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5RYf82P4xQ

Recent gains in Jabal #Turkman now just about reopens logistics route back in Turkman after being pinned down by ATGMs for so long during day time.
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دمر
‏@PalmyraRev1
#Urgent :: #ISIS controls of Al Kassarat chickpoint and its surroundings near the Silos area in northeast of #Palmyra City.

Is that checkpoint near these silos? http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=34...11808&z=15&m=b …

Around this site:
http://wikimapia.org/35216091
9 km in east of Palmyra
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How many civilians killed by sectarian Shia militias and ISF as they fled Fallujah....???? we will never know....??

'Humanitarian corridor out of Fallujah' they said.
'11km long Daesh convoy flees Fallujah' they said.
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Either a Russian "vodka moment" or the "truth".....cannot make this up though.....

Radical Islamists operating a cover-up timber business north of Vologda funnel money to ISIS, says FSB. https://twitter.com/rt_com/status/749165242970697729 …
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24 civilians killed, more injured, in #Assad air force raids on medical facility and residential areas in #Jayrud.


16th Division clashing with Regime in Khaldiyah, #Aleppo.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGYdBNsdSG0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBH_vkTPzCQ

1st Coastal involvement in Yarmouk Battle in N. #Latakia.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShCdBQPVRKY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96i25XUCKtM

First Coastal targeting Citadel hill with rockets
https://youtu.be/rudBr2QUVkk

For those who still don't get it
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sootoro #Qamishlo #SDF #Syria #Spetsnaz
Russian Spetsnaz officer standing in front of Iranian IRAMs....

BREAKING: Federal system introduced in N. Syria will be called: Rojava - Northern Syria. Qamişlo named as capital. #SDF as defense force.

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#FSA 9K38 Igla attack on "Russian jet" over #Quneitra, "forcing it to flee"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8SiMFOnqjw

Interesting Russian MANPADs against Russian aircraft.....

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The difference between ALL Syrian rebel groups and #Assad & his allies is:
Regime & Co. attack 90% civilians.
Rebels attack 90% mil targets.


Reality.
Rebels - among them one child soldier - celebrate killing of #Assad Republican Guard trooper in #Aleppo.
The war in #Syria caused a barbarization of an epic scale (also thx to our politicians' ignorance of it).
This is a fact, seen on all sides.

Evidence of cluster munitions dropped by Syrian or Russian forces in Idlib yesterday #Syria
https://twitter.com/syriacivildef/st...45823042723840
BUT WAIT....the Obama/Rhodes WH and the entire national level IC cannot seem to see this yet??????

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Around #Aleppo today.
#Russian jets bomb densely populated areas NONSTOP.
World looks away.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzKF-7Xo384 …

Patience still "running out", @JohnKerry, @GermanyDiplo and co.?!
ACT or at least stop pretending to be interested.


There are no safe zones, no cessations of violence, no regimes of silence and no mercy.
Hoping for this from Russia & Assad is #delusional.


BUT WAIT that is exactly what the Obama/Rhodes WH is hoping Putin and Assad will do...which they have never done before.....

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Appears that the US supported Kurdish proxy SDF...which is part and parcel of the YPG/PKK a US designated terrorist organization is now declaring it's independence EXACTLY WHAT the Turks stated they will not allow...their "red line"....

THIS cannot possibly be the Obama/Rhodes Syrian FP or is it?????

BREAKING: Federal system introduced in N. Syria will be called: Rojava - Northern Syria. Qamişlo named as capital. SDF as defense force.
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CrowBat....any indication that the SDF is fighting with regime forces on this front.....??

Syria #Aleppo's Khalidiya front fight against #SAA Republican Guard
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGYdBNsdSG0 …
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_t0j8kI0pE …
Yes - and no.

The 'problem' is this: YPG militia in northern Aleppo (city) and in Efrin Enclave was organized by the PKK and with some support from Assad regime.

Then they declared themselves 'SDF'.

However, except via links to regime-held areas, and for trading with insurgent-held areas, they are de-facto cut-off from any kind of outside support since years.

They are NOT US-supported though, and their declaration for being SDF is as valid if I would now declare my piece of real estate something like 'Independent Democratic Kingdom of Schnurliland', and request membership in the UN.
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This is the face of the Obama/Rhodes WH who does nothing "stupid" in Syria....except allowing civilians (men, women, children) to be killed ...

The face of a broken man, lost both his wife and daughters in a single regime terror attack on #Aleppo

Syrian man in #Aleppo is inconsolable after he finds his little daughter, dead
https://youtu.be/CvaykaNDLI0

Assad airforce lost 4 pilots in 24 hrs.
https://twitter.com/syrianpc/status/749314083397206016
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East #Palmyra : #Daesh take back al-Kaziyah Farm from #SAA acc @PalmyraRev1

Hama Remains of "Tochka" ballistic missile fell on the city of Al-Lataminah today
https://youtu.be/XQk76p_5h_s

Qasajiq is under FSA control

Aleppo Rebels destroyed #IS-vehicle bomb in Tal Ahmar with maschine gun

N. Aleppo : Opposition take the villages of #Tal_Ahmar, #Tal_Batal, #Raghibia and #Shahin from ISIS. Clashes now on the outskirts of #Raei.

Rebels claim repelled next regime assault on Mallah farms in northern outskirts of #Aleppo

Aleppo Heavy clashes about control of Mallah farms continues
http://wikimapia.org/#lang=de&lat=36...37952&z=15&m=b …

Saif al-Sham brigades firing 9K38 Igla MANPADS(Russian made)in Quneitra
https://youtu.be/-8SiMFOnqjw

Daesh coming from #Jarablus advance southwards to break the siege of #Manbij

More than 40 regime airstrikes on #Jeroud kills and injures dozens of #people
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Breaking. Jaish Al-Fateh launched the 3rd stage of Yarmouk Battle in Jebal Turkman, several locations reportedly seized. N. #Latakia.

US intelligence says it has identified nine training camps in northeastern #Iran for Afghan Fatemiyoun fighters who are sent to #Syria

Yarmouk Battle: updated map of Jaish Al-Fateh gains in N. #Latakia: 22 locations seized along #Kinsabba & M4 highway

Ahrar Al-Sham shelled Officers housing in Qutayfah with Grads in retaliation for airstrikes in Jairud, E. #Damascus.
http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=33....602926&z=14&m …

Russians are constantly attacking civilian positions over 100mkilled in less than 48 hours....

Die russische Luftwaffe greift ununterbrochen syrischen Wohngebiete an.
άber 100 Tote in 48h
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpUZcNxPPhs …
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The Obama/Rhodes WH wanted Russia to intervene with Assad to stop his bombing of civilians......well that did not work out well did it....

Crude regime BarrelBomb falls on Hayyan north of Aleppo.
Clearly diff. from RUS ones.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoaNX3_DypY …

VIRTUALLY all Russian and Assad air strikes ARE NOW strictly on civilians
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