No More Games in Syria: Russian Airstrikes Pulverize ‘Moderate’ Rebels for 36 Straight Hours
Russia conducts largest aerial campaign since the start of its participation in the Syrian conflict
by Rudy Panko at RUSSIAN-INSIDER
It’s a bad time to be a “moderate” in Syria: Even the Washington Post is now reporting that Al-Nusra and other freedom-loving moderate groups are losing the war. As the SAA closes in on Aleppo, Russia is paving the way for a new offensive in northern Homs. And by “paving the way”, we really mean “36 hours of continuous airstrikes”:
For 36 straight hours, the Russian Air Force has pulverized the Islamist rebel defenses in northern Homs, as the Syrian Arab Army’s 47th Brigade of the 11th Tank Division and the National Defense Forces (NDF) prepare to strike the imperative villages of Harbinifseh and Kisseen that are located along the Orontes River.According to a senior officer from the Syrian Arab Army, the Russian Air Force’s powerful airstrikes over northern Homs are part of the largest aerial campaign launched by the Russian Federation since the advent of their participation in the Syrian Conflict.
Trusted western media outlets are already crying foul, accusing Russia and Assad of derailing peace talks.
The reality is that the west and its Arab client states wanted terrorist groups to have a seat at the negotiating table, which was (rightfully) unacceptable to Moscow.
It looks like Russia has found a more effective way of negotiating with Al-Nusra and Ahrar Al-Sham: Surrender or be turned to dust.
END OF ISIS? Russian Jets Hit 900 Targets in Last Three Days, Jihadists Fleeing
21st Century Wire says…
The end of ISIS may be near, as Russian strikes are forcing the jihadists to flee to the Turkish border.
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Russia’s intervention in Syria has produced many astounding results since it began late last year, and they seem to be continuing into the new year too.
Major General Igor Konashenkov is reporting that the Russian airstrikes have hit almost 900 targets from 1-4 February in Aleppo, Latakia, Homs, Hama and Deir ez-Zor, which have caused the terrorists to sustain heavy losses:
“In order to retain at least some semblance of a fighting capacity, the militants’ forces in the Syria’s northern regions continue abandoning their positions and falling back to the Turkish border.”
Furthermore, despite widespread Western, alarmist claims of besieged settlements as they seek to further demonise Assad and the Syrian government, Konashenkov reports the following:
“The soldiers of the Syrian Arab Army, aided by popular forces, have driven back the militants in the province of Aleppo and lifted the blockade from the settlements of Nubul and az-Zahra that were besieged for over four years.”
It is very interesting to hear that the fleeing terrorists are heading towards Turkey, as Russia now believes that Turkey is planning a ground invasion of Syrian territory.
The Turks will likely claim that their territory is being violated as a result of the Syrian state ‘failing’ to uphold its security obligations.
They are, however, unlikely to mention that Turkey has been working with ISIS to smuggle stolen Syrian oil and wants to work with Israel to construct oil and gas pipelines through the same Syrian territory that it wants to invade.
With ISIS in such monumental retreat, how much longer can they last?
READ MORE ON THE END OF ISIS: 21st Century Wire ISIS Files