Wednesday, September 5

Have these terrorists never heard of a pontoon bridge?

From FARS today: Terrorists Destroy 3rd Bridge in Hama Province to Block Syrian Army's Advance to Idlib. From another FARS report today, quoting Sputnik Arabic quoting a Syrian military commander, Syrian Army Forces Standing Order to Start Operations in Idlib:
The Arabic-language website of Sputnik quoted Syrian field military commander Ali Taha as saying on Wednesday that the Syrian Armed Forces are waiting for their senior commanders to issue the final order for the start of the anti-terrorism battle in Idlib, in case political solutions fail in the next few days.
He added that the Syrian army forces have been deployed in Eastern Idlib, Northern Hama, Sahl al-Ghab region and Northeastern Latakia, noting that heavy weapons and military equipment have been sent to all fronts. The commander said that a large amount of military equipment has been dispatched to all fronts in Idlib, adding that more weapons and equipment are on the way.
The army sent twenty tanks and BMP vehicles, floating bridges and tens of personnel carriers to the battlefields in Northwestern Syria.
 Well I guess the bad guys have to use up their C4 somehow but blowing up bridges won't stop the SAA's advance; could slow them down a bit while they set up floating bridges, but what's the rush? The bad guys are trapped, unless they can make it across the border into Turkey; the SAA has been seeing to that for many weeks now. To return to the second FARS report:
In the meantime, the army's artillery and missile units pounded the positions and movements of Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at in the village of al-Jabariyah and the town of al-Lataminah in Northern Hama, inflicting major losses on the terrorists.
Other artillery units opened heavy fire at the movements of al-Turkistani Islamic Party in the small towns of al-Ziyara, al-Mashit, al-Zi'yadiyeh and al-Qarqour in Western al-Ghaab Plain and in the town of Badama in Jisr al-Shughour region in Western Idlib, killing and wounding a number of terrorists.
That kind of war news out of Syria is daily routine. 


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