Military Events in Syria and Iraq Thread #4

Discussion in 'World Events' started by Yazata, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. CptBork Robbing the Shalebridge Cradle Valued Senior Member

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    If they'd did nothing, you'd be bragging about how Americans are almost as cowardly and incompetent as Russians. BTW Iran is already at war with Iraq, Soleimani was responsible for killing hundreds of Iraqi protesters and plotting a state coup, so killing him actually protects more Iraqis than it harms.
     
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  3. LaurieAG Registered Senior Member

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    Wasn't that also the case when he was working with the US before Iran was named in the axis of evil?

    Google "When the United States and Qasem Soleimani worked together", it's the title of a Washington Post article behind a paywall.
     
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  5. Schmelzer Valued Senior Member

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    This flag means a big war coming in short time or already happening:

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    And it really means big war. The war with Iraq was not considered sufficient for using this symbol.
    Complete nonsense. Soleimani has done a lot fighting the IS, in Iraq as well as in Syria. Much more than that "coalition" which targeted the IS only if they attacked the Kurds. Otherwise, they either did nothing or were the airforce of the IS, as happened in Deir Ezzor, where the US airforce attack against the Syrian army allowed the IS to split the enclave into two parts - the airport and the town.

    There is no war between Iraq and Iran. The most powerful Iraq parties are pro-Iranian, even if some other forces prefer some distance toward Iran. Your claims about plotting a state coup are complete nonsense. The US tried some color revolution, which failed. Iraqi police were strong enough and did not bother to kill the necessary number of "protesters" to stop this US regime change attempt.
    Even after this. In particular, they cooperated to some degree fighting the IS.
     
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  7. Quantum Quack Life's a tease... Valued Senior Member

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    The latest news suggests that the USA is preparing for a fight to stay in Iraq by directly ignoring the Iraq Government call.
     
  8. Schmelzer Valued Senior Member

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    That would be quite stupid, but one cannot expect anything but stupid decisions from the US, independent of who rules.

    From a diplomatic point of view, the murder was much worse than imaginable:



    Also from the same article:

     
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  9. CptBork Robbing the Shalebridge Cradle Valued Senior Member

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    Iran's revenge has already begun with a stampede, 50 dead and 300 injured. Wrong target, though.
     
  10. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    Zeinab Soleimani
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    don't sugar coat it, tell us how you really feel.
     
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  12. Schmelzer Valued Senior Member

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    After one month of rest, which was based on political reasons, the Syrian army has started again its offensive against the terrorists in Idlib.

    And, as before, already at the first day a lot of villages have been taken. First, the continuation of the offensive against Maarat al Numan has shown the following results:

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    So, essentially at the first day several last villages on the way to Maarat al Numan have been taken.

    PS: Actually, Talmenes and Maar Shamsha are under Syrian army control too. So, only a few hundred meters remains to the town.

    There has been also another line of attack, North of it:

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    Moreover, there is fighting around Aleppo.
     
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  13. Schmelzer Valued Senior Member

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    Now there are also first confirmed advances in Aleppo:

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    South of this part there has been also some progress toward Chan Tuman. Progress in this region already after the second day is unexpected, given that in this region there have been heavy fights during the battle for Aleppo, and the Syrian army was unable to move them further away from Aleppo, even accepting the consequence that the terrorists attack regularly the town with rockets. So, there are sufficiently if not heavily fortified defenses of the terrorists.

    Progress in Maarat al Numan continues:

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    This map shows the advances I have mentioned yesterday as PS. Wadi al Dayf is a military base, it has been already taken (even if according to one source only partially) and fighting has already at the border of Maarat al Numan.
     

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