by Scott Humor

 

Still only few details are available about the September 20th  morning attack of combined Al-Nusra, which is Israel, and  the US Special Forces to capture a platoon of the Russian military police monitoring the situation in the de-escalation zone.

Just a days before, there were a couple of major announcements.

On September 13th, when the Russian Military Police first entered the capital of Idlib, there was an announcement about the possible attack on them.

The Russian Police at the de-escalation zones on July 24

The Russian Military Police and the Syrian forces patrolling Damask on July 25.

On September 17th, Syria’s President meets with the youth and the Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church in Damascus.

Assad today: “Christians are not guests or emigrant birds. They are from the origins of our nation and without them, there is no Syria.”

On Monday September 18th, came the reports on the Syrian Army cutting across the Euphrates River

First footage of SAA crossed river

Judging by the social media reaction, the operation was conducted with unusual for this war secrecy, with no leaks, no videos and tweets posted by the Syrian forces, no  “independent news source”  journalists and stringers reporting on the preparation.

Also, on September 18 someone posted FlightRadar24 map with the US tanker flying from Cyprus to Iraq with its transponder on, Sep 13

On September 19th, talking about the results of the meeting with Rex Tillerson during the UN Assembly Sergey Lavrov made somewhat unusually stern statement saying that he reminded the Secretary of State that the United States are unwelcome guests in Syria.

There are more indications that the Russian command knew about the upcoming attack, and the Monday meeting between Lavrov and Tillerson was the last attempt to prevent it.

Meanwhile, the preparation for the attack on the ground was in full force from both sides.

On September 14 – 15 there were reports on the “opening of the second front” in Idlib by the Air Force Intelligence Al Kameet group.

SAA Air Force Intelligence Al Kameet Forces MGs Battalion Announce Frontlines of Hama Idlib have been opened

Biography for Air Force Intelligence Al Kameet Forces Infiltration Forces Field Commander Firas Issa

Images of some additional SAA forces redeployment to Idlib

On 15 Sep 2017 the same US/Israel intelligence gatherings source in Syria reports :

Syria New eastern Hama operation just started and one more just started which will post soon hopefully good victories soon

SOldiers have been talking about a offensive coming for past 2 weeks.

This report could have something to do with this announcement.

Syria SAA SRG has been pounding Atshan, Sukkeik, Al Tamaneaa with HowitzerS & Tanks for past 2 Hours. Possible Offensive soon

“We hear rumours about West-Aleppo too. But didn’t SAA concentrate most competent units in Deir ez Zor nowadays?”

“30 Division (mix of Aleppo SRG, former 102nd brigade) is still there.”

“Plenty of all units there. Other SRG (The Syrian Republican Guard) units, NDF , Tiger forces, SAA, Liwa al-Quds, bunch of Aleppo Security Committee groups.”

Sep 18, 2017 video report

The RU air force intelligence video of the Al-Qaeda concentrates tanks on the border between Idlib and Hama.

Prior to the attack, The HTS  Hay’at Tahrir al Sham (HTS) “Central command” issued a statement asking do not share any information about its operations on Social media.

To this Peto Lucem‏ @PetoLucem has replaid on Sep 19

How do reports on fake advances help the enemy? Do “rebels” think SAA Central Command needs Twitter to have an idea what’s going on?

9:11 PM – 19 Sep 2017

Syria Idlib Intense air raids on Jarjanaz, Haas and around Maarat Al Numan in southern Idlib countryside.. RuAF SyAF

September 19, the Zakaf Base the US military base in southwest of Syria was destroyed

A key American military base in Syria’s southwestern desert region has been destroyed by withdrawing United States and Coalition-backed Free Syrian Army forces.

The installation in question is the Zakaf Base which was established earlier this year in southeastern Homs near the Iraqi border.

The Zakaf Base served as a secondary Coalition garrison to the more important al-Tanf Base further west of it. Here the Coalition trained Free Syrian Army mercenaries and oversaw their operations in southwestern Syria.

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On the morning of September 20th, the reports of heavy fighting in the north of Home’s area.

Immediately after the beginning of the ambush, the reports of the Tiger forces on the way and about two hours away

September 20th, The Russia’s Air force destroyed the US special forces to rescue 29 military police peacemakers surrounded by the terrorists

 

 

20.09.2017 (19:07)

Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff Colonel General Sergei Rudskoy held a briefing for media representatives

#Syria #RussiaChief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff Colonel General Sergei #Rudskoy…

Posted by Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

http://eng.mil.ru/en/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12143004@egNews

Despite agreements, which had been signed on September 15 in Astana, Jabhat_al_Nusra insurgents jointly with illegal armed groups unwilling to observe ceasefire regime terms launched a large-scale offensive on positions of the government troops located to the north and northeast from Hama in the Idlib de-escalation zone at 8 a.m. on September 19.

Offensive was supported by tanks and infantry fighting vehicles. Before the offensive, insurgents carried out firepower preparation.

For 24 hours, insurgents managed to dent the government troops’ defence line for up to 12 kilometers deep and up to 20 kilometers wide.

According to the received data, this offensive was initiated by the US special agencies in order to stop successful advance of the Syrian Arab Army to the east from #Deir_ez_Zor.

Seizing of a unit of the Russian Military Police was one of the main aims of insurgents. The Russian MP unit was operating in an observation post deployed as de-escalation observation forces.

As a result, the MP platoon (29 persons) was blocked by insurgents. During several hours, the Russian unit jointly with a detachment of the Muali tribe was repelling attacks of superior enemy’s forces. Earlier, the tribe had signed the ceasefire agreement, and its representatives remained faithful to it in this complicated situation.

Commander of the Russian force grouping in Syria Colonel General Sergei Surovikin formed an unblocking group. Units of Special Operations Forces and Military Police staffed with natives from North Caucasus as well as Syrian special forces.

The unblocking unit was headed by Deputy Chief of the Russian Reconciliation Centre, Hero of Russia, Major General Shulyak Viktor.

Aircraft were delivering strikes on terrorists. Actions of the unblocking unit was supported by a pair of Su-25 aircraft by conducting strikes on manpower and objects of insurgents from extremely low altitudes.

The encirclement has been breached. Units of the Russian Armed Forces have reached locations of SAA without losses.

Three servicemen of the Special Operations Forces have been wounded.
All participants of this unique operation were put forward for state decorations.
The terrorists’ offensive has been stopped by measures taken by the Russian command staff and Syrian General Staff. Terrorists have suffered significant losses.

For the last 24 hours, aviation and artillery units have eliminated 187 objects, 850 terrorists, 11 tanks, four IFVs, 46 pickups, five mortars, 20 trucks, and 38 ammunition storages.

Units of the 5th Airborne Assault Corpse launched a counter-attack and almost took lost positions.

Counterterrorism operation is to be continued.


Sources in the Russia’s MOD report that the statements made in the last two days can’t even reflect the true reaction of the Russia’s government when they were informed that the highly sensitive information about the location of the Russian and Syrian troops in Idlib was leaked to the US military Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) command and they handed this information to the Al-Nusra islamists.

This explains an absence of the Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu at the Zapad-2017 military drill.

The MOD also states that they have evidence of the Al-Nusra and Al-Qaeda islamists forces using the CIA channels of communication between each other and with the US SOF troops to organize their combat operations.

 


 

Russia’s helicopters, north of Hama

 

At 0:39 of the video of the Vesti Channel the first minutes of the attack on the Russian Police captured on camera

at 1:00 the first injured Syrian fighter

At 1:05 Andrei Vladikin, a Military Police corporal and other Military police officers

At 3:05 – An Interview with Alexander Samoilov, the Commander of the Military Police platoon: ” I can’t call it a stroke of good luck. It’s a result of coordinated actions of the personnel , of all the servicemen who were in similar situations before. ”

“So, it wasn’t a miracle?

“No, it wasn’t. I don’t believe in miracles.”

 


On September 21, Syria Hama NorthernHama Militant activist says Militants withdrew from multiple spots and returned to prepare for a new offensive.

Opposition sources confirming yesterday’s “rebel” offensive in Hama failed. SAA forces have recaptured all lost areas. Syria

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On September 20, Lavrov said that Russian and US military officials continue to keep in touch over the operations in Syria conducted by Russia-backed Syrian armed forces and militias allied with Washington.

“Our military continue to agree steps that are necessary not to harm the goal of fighting terror,” Lavrov said, adding that the issue of the Syrian crisis had topped the agenda of his meeting with Tillerson.

Going into the details of the conversation, Lavrov revealed that Tillerson reaffirmed that Washington recognizes Al-Nusra Front as a terrorist entity, adding that he hopes “this acknowledgement will be followed by actions on the ground.”

The Iranian PressTV reports that attack was a response to the de-escalation resolution reached on September 15 in  Kazakhstan  between Syria, Russia, Iran and Turkey.

The PressTV has also reported on the CIA weapons flowing into Syria

Prior, on May 17th,  during the meeting of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) Sergey Lavrov made a report in which he stated that the tanks for the terrorists are being deployed to Syria in large numbers.

On Thursday September 21st. Russia has warned that it will strike back if the positions of Syrian government forces in the Arab country come under attack by US-backed militants.

Moscow is ready to continue providing assistance to the Iraqi authorities in their fight against the Islamic State terror group (outlawed in Russia), Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said on September 21.

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The United State attempted an ambush and kidnapping of the Russian military police officers to blackmail the Russian government. What would they do? Cut them in pieces in front of the camera and claim that Putin failed to negotiate their release? Since most of them are Chechens and Ingush, imagine how people in Chechnya and Ingushetia would feel about this?

If nothing changes in he world, the next generations on earth will be so brainwashed as to think that the most powerful armies on earth were fighting for years against a group of Middle Eastern illiterate camel drivers in sandals and a bunch of unemployed dudes from the North America and Europe in dirty socks.

Here is a video of the tanks involved and the US SOF casualties

The virtual reality that the Western media creates wants people to keep believe that this tank brigade are some kind of villagers who just happened to find 21 tanks in the middle of the Syrian wilderness.

It’s only the Russia’s media like RT and Sputnik. the Defense Ministry, the MID Foreign Ministry try to break down this virtual Matrix when they say that it was the US Special Services that organized the attack on the UN Convoy to Aleppo in 2016. It was them who obtained and released the evidences of the White Helmets staging their videos with actors and makeup. It was them who released information about actors who were hired to play the role of “pro-Russia separatists” in Donbass and the fighters of the fictional private army “Wagner.”

Unfortunately, people just refuse to absorb and to consider the true  information and all the evidences.

“As a result of the militants’ attack a platoon of military police (29 men) was sealed off and for several hours was beating back attacks by an outnumbering enemy force shoulder to shoulder with a unit of the Muali tribe, which had signed the ceasefire agreement and remained committed to it in this no easy situation,” Rudskoi said.

On September 22, Moscow has warned the US that if militias it supports in northeast Syria again attack positions of pro-government forces backed by Russia, the Russian military will use all its force to retaliate.

The troops of the Syrian Democratic Force (SDF), a predominantly Kurdish militia that receives support from the US military, have twice attacked positions of the Syrian Arab Army in the Deir ez-Zor governorate with mortar and rocket fire, according to the Russian Defense Ministry’s spokesman, Major General Igor Konashenkov.

“Russia unequivocally told the commanders of US forces in Al Udeid Airbase (Qatar) that it will not tolerate any shelling from the areas where the SDF are stationed,” Konashenkov said, adding that the attacks put at risk Russian military advisers embedded with Syrian government troops.

“Fire from positions in regions [controlled by the SDF] will be suppressed by all means necessary,” he stressed.

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The Pentagon stated that it wasn’t involved in the attack on the Russian Military Police officers.

Soon we might witness an escalation and even the armed clashes between the Pentagon and the CIA operatives and  Israel SOF in Syria.

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Now on, the Muali tribe is written into the heroic history of Syria and Russia. An entire world knows about this tribe, now. It’s also a demonstration of how Russia’s policy of negotiating with local tribes are working. Needless to say that much of these negotiations are conducted by Ramzan Kadyrov and the military Police officers from Chechnya.

Russian Military police and Syrian Army border guards dancing together with Kurdish fighters after arriving to Western Manbij Countryside.


A Syrian police checkpoint halted an American military convoy and it turn back in Hasakah province. video

عاجل بالفيديو .. وجهاً لوجة الجيش السوري يطرد عناصر المارينز الأمريكي من الحسكة


Footage captured Iranian convoy delivering some 1,000 tonnes of humanitarian aid to civilians living in Deir ez-Zor, Wednesday, more than two weeks after the siege of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) of the government-held enclave was lifted by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).

 


On Sep 14, 2017 – The United States Abandoned The “New Syrian Army” in the Desert

On September 22  the US command stated their readiness to leave the base in An-Tanf

After seeking to maintain a foothold on Syrian territory, the US illegally created its own military base in al-Tanf.

The US is ready to leave Syria’s al-Tanf, where the US-led coalition is currently located, but it has not outlined any time frames, a military-diplomatic source told Sputnik.

“They say that they will [leave At Tanf], but we do not know when,” the source said.


 

Scott Humor

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