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The #Russian airbase in #Latakia is on high alert.
Jets depart every few minutes.
Dozens of air strikes on #Hama towns now.
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Fighting on multiple fronts with multiple units and making gains is pushing the Assad/Iran/Russian forces to a breaking point in trying to regain control of the battlefield....

This appears to be a well thought out "swarm attack" shifting into major offensives......

Russian bombing and shelling anything that resembles a "rebel" as is Assad...but it is not stopping the offensives....
Not really. The Russians flew nearly 70 sorties yesterday, that's right. But, most of these were directed against the Daesh in Dayr Hafer area - in eastern Aleppo.

Some did hit Idlib too, no doubt, but by far not as many as reported.

Assadists flew there much more often - but they were hampered by low clouds and fog.

Instead - and particularly: 'instead of all the reports about nocturnal air strikes by Russian helicopters on advancing insurgents and jihadists - the last night, the Assadist units at Hama AB launched something like their 'maximum effort'. Here a list of recorded take-offs form that air base:

- 17:33: 1 helicopter (apparently bombed Sarqib)
- 18.18: 1 helicopter (flew away in northern direction)
- 18.40: 1 helicopter (flew away in northern direction)
- 19.07: 1 L-39 sighted while underway over Hreitan flying in direction of Sarqib (this one probably came from Shayrat or Tiyas)
- 20.22: 1 helicopter (flew away in northern direction)
- 20.53: 1 helicopter (flew away in northern direction)
- 21.22: 1 helicopter (this one bombed Ra'astan, in northern Homs)
- 21.27: 1 helicopter (this one bombed Sarqib)
- 22.36: 1 L-39 (this one attacked something near Latamina)
- 22.59: 1 helicopter (flew away in northern direction)
- 23.02: 1 helicopter (flew away in northern direction)
- 23.42: 1 L-39 (flew away in northern direction)
- 00.03: 1 L-39 (flew away in northern direction)
- 00.19: 1 L-39 bombed Sarqib (this one probably came from Tiyas)
- 00.26: 1 L-39 (flew away in northern direction)
- 01.17: 1 helicopter (flew away in northern direction)
- 01.23: 1 L-39 (flew away in northern direction)
- 01.26: 1 helicopter (flew away in northern direction)
- 02.01: 1 L-39 (flew away in northern direction)
- 03.01: 1 L-39 (flew away in northern direction).

Add to this some 4-5 sorties by Su-24s from Shayrat and Tiyas ABs - and you've got the picture.

Aside the fact that this is another confirmation for what I'm reporting since months already - namely that Assadists do have the ability to fly ground-attacks by night - but the actual big question is: what have they hit?

So far, they have primarily targeted the area between Kfar Nabl, Kfar Zita and Latamina. However, this is bombed intensively - and every single day - already since months. And still, the FSyA and HTS managed to prepare this offensive, launch it and score an early string of successes.

Thus, some conclusions are on hand. One of these is: neither Russians, nor Assadists - and not even the Americans with their massacre of civilians in al-Jaina, in western Aleppo, few days ago - have hit anything of military importance.
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Here nice evidence for what Trump's 'second most important anti-terror partners' in Syria (after Assadists, of course) are doing: this evening they fire-bombed Ariha, about 70km away from the battlefield...

Below a map with latest stand of the 'frontlines' - after only 24 hours of this offensive... and as far as there are still frontlines: word is the Assadists are running away at such a pace, that their 'officers' must've got a promise like, 'the fastests gets a Syrian citizenship'.
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The full @CITeam_en investigation on Russian losses in Syria, which Reuters pulled some of its reporting from, can be found here:

https://citeam.org/they-fought-for-p...-isis/#…

Russia underplayed losses in recapture of Syria's Palmyra
http://reut.rs/2mQXAmG

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To make things better for Assadists - and thanks to entirely useless Russian aerial action - insurgents from the Ra'astan-Talbiseh Pocket have launched their own offensive - and cut off the road between Homs and Salamiyah.

With other words: Assadists, Russians and dozens of thousands of IRGC thugs of all possible colours in Aleppo area, have now their only supply line cut off in two places: once by the Daesh between Khan Nassir and Ithriya, and once by Syrian insurgents, between Homs and Salamiyah.

Of course they can re-supply via Kweres and Nayrab AB, and this is unlikely to last for long. But man... this is simply cracking.
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Here nice evidence for what Trump's 'second most important anti-terror partners' in Syria (after Assadists, of course) are doing: this evening they fire-bombed Ariha, about 70km away from the battlefield...

Below a map with latest stand of the 'frontlines' - after only 24 hours of this offensive... and as far as there are still frontlines: word is the Assadists are running away at such a pace, that their 'officers' must've got a promise like, 'the fastests gets a Syrian citizenship'.
Russian white#phosphorus attacks on Ariha, Idleb
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Syria Footage from Majdal in northern #Hama
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3_39KXRN9g#
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As evening comes this is the situation around #Hama

Syrian Opposition gained around 150 km≤ from Regime, in less than 24 hrs, in North #Hama offensive.
http://goo.gl/Q0CStz
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Hama: #ISIS destroyed/damaged 2 #Assad BMPs & 2 regime trucks and killed 8 pro-#Assad forces northeast of #Salamiyah (road to #Aleppo).

U.S. HIMARS in Syria firing from what appears to be near the Lafarge Cement plant/SOF base on Manbij-Raqqa road.
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Aleppo: Rebels (Faylaq al-Sham) shelling the #Nayrab Airbase in Eastern #Aleppo with Grad rockets today.
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In a conference held on March 6, 2017, to commemorate the Martyr Day in Tehran, the head of the Martyrs Foundation... said that the number of fatalities among the fighterssent by Iran to Syria and Iraq had reached 2,100 (Mehr, March 6, 2017). The number of fatalities announced .. does not refer only to fighters of Iranian nationality, but to all fighters sent on behalf of Iran to Syria and Iraq. These fighters include Lebanese Hezbollah operatives as well as Shiites of Afghan, Pakistani and Iraqi descent, handled by the IRGC.
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In Syria, 473 Iranian fighters, 1,045 Hezbollah operatives, and 801 operatives of the Shiite militias operating in Syria(Pakistanis, Afghans, and Iraqis)were killed. Thus, the total of fatalities among the Iranian forces and Iranís proxy organizations in Syria has reached 2,319. In Iraq,Alfoneh identified 38 Iranian fighters and 246 operatives of the Iraqi Shiite militias. Thus, the total of fatalities in Iraq has reached 248
Link:http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/en/article/21176
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Army Of Islam @Islamarmy_eng3
Operations against Daesh continue. New fronts open against it.


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A fierce attempt by Assad's militias to break into Berza farms. Military gatherings being monitored.

Army Of Islam @Islamarmy_eng3
Liberating areas of eastern Qalamoun from Daesh completed. The mujahideen penetrate a distance of 25 km from where areas Daesh controls.

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Hama: Rebels have captured 15 #Assad forces at #Qomhana.

Hama: Rebels dropped leaflets on #Maardas before they stormed the town.

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Syria Current map for northern #Hama
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