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Thursday, September 14

The Syrian war maps at SouthFront are still driving me up a wall

Look at this. What's the pink color supposed to represent?


Maybe they do it on purpose to confuse the enemy although I darkly suspect they also do it to confuse female readers because only males are supposed to be able to make sense of war maps. 

I wonder if SouthFront has considered that their maps are the real reason YouTube is persecuting them. SouthFront suspects it's someone on the YouTube staff. I'll bet it's a female. 

Anyhow I don't feel like standing on my head today in the attempt to comprehend SouthFront's war maps. You're on your own. Good luck. Oh and what's the part about clicking on the link to make the map bigger? If it's incomprehensible what is making it bigger going to do?

OVERVIEW OF BATTLE FOR DEIR EZZOR ON SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 (EVENING UPDATE)

On September 14, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies fully secured the strategic Baghiliyah area northwest of Deir Ezzor city after capturing the missiles base, the Hajjanah regiment, the radio transmitter station, the al-Jazeera university, the Saiqa Camp and the arms depots around Baghiliyah, according to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria.

Then government forces developed momentum in the direction of Ayyash where they engaged ISIS in an intense fighting using a superiority in the fire power.

click on the link [at SouthFront] to see the full size map
The Hezbollah media wing also announced that government troops captured the Nishan oil field, the Nishan gas station and the water pumping station east of Thurdah mount number 3. With this advance Thurdah mountains and the area west of Deir Ezzor Airport was secured and the SAA establish a full control over it.

click to see the full size map [at SouthFront]
The SAA also advanced southeast of Deir Ezzor city and captured the Dhamn base and al-Kurum hill. After the latest advance in the southwestern Dier Ezzor countryside, the SAA is now only 35km away from al-Mayadeen city, one of the biggest ISIS strongholds in the Euphrates River Valley.

The SAA could try to cross the Euphrates River, and then eliminate ISIS pocket in the northwestern Deir Ezzor countryside before launching the final attack on ISIS in al-Mayadin and al-Bukamal cities. The oil fields located on the eastern bank of Euphrates also attract attention of the Syrian military.


All right, that's enough. Go to SouthFront if you want the rest of the report.

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