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Russia and Syrian Arab Army Launch Major Offensive on Aleppo

21st Century Wire says…

With Syrian, Russia, US, Israeli, French and other ‘coalition’ war planes flying over Syria’s crowed airspace, the risk of a mishap is dangerously high.

But out of all those countries mentioned, only two have a legal right to be there – Syria, and the only country invited by the government in Damascus to fly over their country: Russia.

This week, Turkey’s claims its air force has shot down an ‘unidentified’ drone which ventured into Turkish air space yesterday. Naturally, in Washington, “sources suggest” (and who are these sources, a CIA information desk?) it is a Russian drone, but still no official confirmation from either party to date. This is all Washington and its media outlets have to be excited about this week.

This weekend, Russian warplanes are joining the Syrian Arab Army and Hezbollah ground forces for a major push on the southern and northern districts of the city of Aleppo in Northern Syria – both are major terrorist and ‘rebel’ strongholds. The strategy is to divide insurgent factions, and then enforce new green lines in the hopes of re-stabilizing the city.

According to field reports from the provincial capital, “The Syrian Armed Forces and Lebanese Resistance captured 4 sites from the Islamist rebels of Jabhat Al-Shamiyah (Levantine Front), Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) this morning, killing a number of enemy combatants in the process of their advance in the Aleppo Governorate’s southern countryside.”

If successful, this will be a major turning point in this not-so-civil conflict in Syria which began in 2011…

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Reuters


Turkey shot down a drone on Friday in an incident highlighting the dangers of multiple air combat operations over Syria, where government troops and their allies backed by Russian jets have launched an offensive against rebels near Aleppo.

The army offensive south of the city, backed by Hezbollah and Iranian fighters, further expands its 10-day-old counter-attack in western Syria against insurgents battling to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.

The army campaign has been coordinated with Russian jets, which began air strikes in support of Assad on Sept. 30, and Syria’s own air force…

Continue this story at Reuters

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