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    BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:45 P.M.) – The Syrian military carried out a special operation on Friday night to clear more than 20km of territory under the Islamic State’s (ISIL) control near the Homs-Raqqa border.

    According to a government source, paratroopers from the Syrian Special Forces landed behind the Islamic State’s lines near the town of Al-Kadeer last night to begin their strategic operation.

    As a result of this operation the Syrian Army was able to liberate the towns of Khirbat Makman and Al-Kadeer, as well as 12km of desert terrain located in southeast Al-Raqqa.

    During the operation, the Syrian airborne forces killed tens of Islamic State terrorists and destroyed at least three tanks and 17 vehicles fitted with anti-aircraft machine guns.

    The military would also dismantle seven car bombs and seize two BMP tanks that belonged to the terrorist group.

    This special operation last night marked the first time this year that the Syrian military has used their Airborne units of the Special Forces.
    Syrian paratroopers land behind ISIL’s lines to liberate 20km of territory near Raqqa

    Photo from article: member of the elite forces of the Syrian army in that area

    What is interesting to me, is his weapon. It is very unusual for any pro-Assad forces to be carrying American weapons.

    In fact, I don't think I have ever seen any photo or video of SAA troops or Hezbollah or any pro-Assad militia carry anything other than AKs...

    Where did he get that rifle? Trophy captured from rebels, perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Syrian paratroopers land behind ISIL’s lines to liberate 20km of territory near Raqqa

    Photo from article: member of the elite forces of the Syrian army in that area

    What is interesting to me, is his weapon. It is very unusual for any pro-Assad forces to be carrying American weapons.

    In fact, I don't think I have ever seen any photo or video of SAA troops or Hezbollah or any pro-Assad militia carry anything other than AKs...

    Where did he get that rifle? Trophy captured from rebels, perhaps?
    Most of the moderate rebels that America HAD been supplying arms to have by now been utterly defeated by the Assad regime, with (of course) the help of their Russian patrons. So, yes, probably a weapon captured from some defeated moderate rebel group.

    And now that THAT strategy has worked, the Syrian regime is free to finally go after ISIS. The strategy of the Assad regime was always this: go after the MODERATE rebel groups first, and leave ISIS largely alone----for once you have destroyed any last vestige of any moderate group, there would be NO ONE in Syria that America or the West would have the STOMACH to support in any continuing fight against the Assad regime.

    So, yes, the Russians and the Assad regime, and therefore Iran, too, have all WON in Syria. And this is just another part of the extraordinary American strategic RETREAT from the world since Donald Trump took office: withdrawing from the TPP, withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord, hectoring our allies in NATO, abandoning any attempt to remove Assad from power.

    Massive power vacuum in the world right now, with an America retreating inside its own walls. Means a very DANGEROUS world.

    Happy, America?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    Most of the moderate rebels that America HAD been supplying arms to have by now been utterly defeated by the Assad regime, with (of course) the help of their Russian patrons. So, yes, probably a weapon captured from some defeated moderate rebel group.

    And now that THAT strategy has worked, the Syrian regime is free to finally go after ISIS. The strategy of the Assad regime was always this: go after the MODERATE rebel groups first, and leave ISIS largely alone----for once you have destroyed any last vestige of any moderate group, there would be NO ONE in Syria that America or the West would have the STOMACH to support in any continuing fight against the Assad regime.

    So, yes, the Russians and the Assad regime, and therefore Iran, too, have all WON in Syria. And this is just another part of the extraordinary American strategic RETREAT from the world since Donald Trump took office: withdrawing from the TPP, withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord, hectoring our allies in NATO, abandoning any attempt to remove Assad from power.

    Massive power vacuum in the world right now, with an America retreating inside its own walls. Means a very DANGEROUS world.

    Happy, America?
    And someone is killing White Helmets now too:
    7 Medics With Syria's White Helmets Group Killed - NBC News
    7 White Helmets rescuers shot dead in Syria gun attack
    Fucking al Qaeda fighting with ISIS sleeper cells there, in Idlib... Awesome situation. Whp does one root for? lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    Most of the moderate rebels that America HAD been supplying arms to have by now been utterly defeated by the Assad regime, with (of course) the help of their Russian patrons. So, yes, probably a weapon captured from some defeated moderate rebel group.

    And now that THAT strategy has worked, the Syrian regime is free to finally go after ISIS. The strategy of the Assad regime was always this: go after the MODERATE rebel groups first, and leave ISIS largely alone----for once you have destroyed any last vestige of any moderate group, there would be NO ONE in Syria that America or the West would have the STOMACH to support in any continuing fight against the Assad regime.

    So, yes, the Russians and the Assad regime, and therefore Iran, too, have all WON in Syria. And this is just another part of the extraordinary American strategic RETREAT from the world since Donald Trump took office: withdrawing from the TPP, withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord, hectoring our allies in NATO, abandoning any attempt to remove Assad from power.

    Massive power vacuum in the world right now, with an America retreating inside its own walls. Means a very DANGEROUS world.

    Happy, America?
    Very happy and its what Trump said he would do.

    Another promise kept.

    What the hell do we care about Syria for, its not our fight.

    Let that power vacuum fill and then we will deal with whomever comes out on top.

    As for the weapon.....who knows where he got it. There are so many American arms all over the world it could have came from anywhere.

    I'm surprised he is using that one though, its actually not very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    And someone is killing White Helmets now too:
    7 Medics With Syria's White Helmets Group Killed - NBC News
    7 White Helmets rescuers shot dead in Syria gun attack
    Fucking al Qaeda fighting with ISIS sleeper cells there, in Idlib... Awesome situation. Whp does one root for? lol
    Right now, what with the U.S. and North Korea on hair-trigger alert, and with Nazis on the march in America, no one is paying much attention to what is happening in Syria.

    Thanks for the updates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    Right now, what with the U.S. and North Korea on hair-trigger alert, and with Nazis on the march in America, no one is paying much attention to what is happening in Syria.

    Thanks for the updates.
    And you say I am melodramatic lol.

    Tell us, will the Nazi's defeat the Russians this time since they are both marching through America?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    And you say I am melodramatic lol.

    Tell us, will the Nazi's defeat the Russians this time since they are both marching through America?
    Nazis are pussies. They lost the first time around. They'd lose again. These ones are not even German, just a bunch of wannabe little boys
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Very happy and its what Trump said he would do.

    Another promise kept.

    What the hell do we care about Syria for, its not our fight.

    Let that power vacuum fill and then we will deal with whomever comes out on top.

    As for the weapon.....who knows where he got it. There are so many American arms all over the world it could have came from anywhere.

    I'm surprised he is using that one though, its actually not very good.
    It's an M-16, I believe?

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    It's an M-16, I believe?
    That's what it looks like.

    I only fired one once and its an utter piece of shit that has zero power.

    Compared to the AK its like driving a scooter and a Harley.

    Its probably gonna get dirty and jam just from hanging over the guys shoulder in the desert.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Very happy and its what Trump said he would do.

    Another promise kept.

    What the hell do we care about Syria for, its not our fight.

    Let that power vacuum fill and then we will deal with whomever comes out on top.

    As for the weapon.....who knows where he got it. There are so many American arms all over the world it could have came from anywhere.

    I'm surprised he is using that one though, its actually not very good.

    What is it and why is it not very good?

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