Islamic State/Coalition Bombing Mega Thread

delfo
Major-General
Posts: 3735
Joined: Wed 6 Aug 2014 19:57
Contact:

Re: Islamic State/Coalition Bombing Mega Thread

Postby delfo » Sun 27 Mar 2016 16:46

Now we can say the town has been captured by the Regime:

https://twitter.com/oryxspioenkop/statu ... 0675803136

We are getting video confirmation from inside the airbase. Sohr said ISIS withdrew a few hundred remaining fighters last night and more a few hours ago from the area.

They did however launch 3 atgms at the rear areas hitting vehicles of the supply convoy:

https://twitter.com/QalaatAlMudiq/statu ... 4047388672

Based on the SOHR numbers and the remaining 30-50 ISIS fighters inside Palmyra:

http://www.syriahr.com/?p=163404

We can say SOHR estimates:

400 + 30-50-80ISIS dead ( that is the unaccounted and still fighting die hards.

and 180+ Regime dead.

I am going to go off and stick to my earlier a guestimate that the regime KIA would be at least 300 and probably above 500 for the operation given that the losses were not reported and hushed. We got partial lists from social media postings and what was leaked by Regime logistical officers compiling them. Explosions and SVBIEDs on convoys continue. This is the SOHR number for three weeks, but we saw 110 names from mostly Tartus in the last few days alone, tens of Hezbollah KIAs, Friendly fire incidents and before that I linked to the BMPs plus tanks tanken out by ISIS on the surrounding ridges. There were ISIS videos showing Afghans ( I counted 5 dead with dog tags from the IRGC) and Russian servicemen killed in the city ( which again ISIS claimed 5 and showed 2)

ISIS KIA losses would also be higher because their non movable wounded would be killed on sight. That is something the SAA in this case doesn't have to worry about. It's a phyric victory in all senses of the word.

User avatar
REDDQ
General
Posts: 6906
Joined: Thu 12 Apr 2012 03:13
Location: przy stole.
Contact:

Re: Islamic State/Coalition Bombing Mega Thread

Postby REDDQ » Mon 28 Mar 2016 08:31

Damn, that poor country :(

Fights in Palmyra, no overly graphic stuff



Good thing ISIS is getting kicked though :D

delfo
Major-General
Posts: 3735
Joined: Wed 6 Aug 2014 19:57
Contact:

Re: Islamic State/Coalition Bombing Mega Thread

Postby delfo » Mon 28 Mar 2016 20:30

ISIS struck back by breaching the outpost perimeter of T4:

https://twitter.com/Paradoxy13/status/7 ... 6299885570

Syrian soldiers playing football. Russian soldier guarding them with the gear on :

https://twitter.com/bm27_uragan/status/ ... 3003498496

And looting in the background cause "Liberation!"
Image

That doesn't look like artefacts unless it's LG's Kitchen Excavation series.

More Syrians with slavic names:
Image

In short the regular SAA+ NDF is not of much use except for photo ops. The remainder of the SAA is 2000-4000 which are considered elite and can be seen as regulars. However it was those units that got handed the short end of the stick at Palmyra and underporfermed. Hence they are militias with favours, and 2 of their commanders died. For all other things the storming is done by a combination of IRGC troops, Hezbollah and Russian troops. SAA and NDF are used only as filler if they run out of shells to lob in.

Why not call it Alexander. Iskander is such a Turkification of the name.
Image

https://twitter.com/bm27_uragan/status/ ... 6333841408
But yes the discussion is Iskanders have made it to Assad.

How did Russia react to the missiles in Poland? Someone has to refresh my memomy?

PS

The reason I mention the attack that ISIS did today in the area is to illustrate that I do not think the cheering in the Arabic manner happening is all that justified in Palmyra. This might sound a bit racist but in the Arab world there's a thing that when they score one victory they think they can win every battle from here on. The casualties were horrendous for such a heavily covered assault, the bulk of the ISIS equipment and men seem to have gone out in three differnet waves and they retained the ability and fresh supplies to launch an attack in the same sector with overwhelming force while poking the outer layers of the regime defenses. That's the thing about these nut jobs and their insanity and their evil preaching. They are pragmatic and focused on learning from fights. Even if you check what was destroyed and what was looted you see that the theater wasn't touched because they decided probably no one would buy the stones that made up the seats and it wasn't worth explosives after the tombs were blown up.

They are literally an evolving virus of a combination of all the flaws of mankind, but the only evolving bit is their military arm. Everything else is a who's who of 19th century genocidal exploitation.

User avatar
Mike
More than 10 000 messages. Soldier you are the leader of all armies!
Posts: 12409
Joined: Thu 20 Feb 2014 01:09
Location: Virginia, United States of America
Contact:

Re: Islamic State/Coalition Bombing Mega Thread

Postby Mike » Tue 29 Mar 2016 08:53

Hijacked Egyptian flight lands in Cyprus.
Image
Courtesy of KattiValk

delfo
Major-General
Posts: 3735
Joined: Wed 6 Aug 2014 19:57
Contact:

Re: Islamic State/Coalition Bombing Mega Thread

Postby delfo » Tue 29 Mar 2016 12:25

Mike wrote:Hijacked Egyptian flight lands in Cyprus.


I think the hijacker was pissed at his ex. This is not me joking about it. Parts of his demands were aimed at women including one for his estranged wife.

Also the Iraqi army regulars and PMU are proving they are on the same crazy level with a murder reality TV:

https://twitter.com/DGisSERIOUS/status/ ... 2990633984

ikalugin
More than 10 000 messages. Soldier you are the leader of all armies!
Posts: 10430
Joined: Sun 6 Nov 2011 01:00
Contact:

Re: Islamic State/Coalition Bombing Mega Thread

Postby ikalugin » Tue 29 Mar 2016 14:11

Image
Allegedly Jordaninan RPG32s got into the hands of the islamist militants in Yemen.
Image
Spoiler : :
We need more missilez code for the missilez god.
Praslovan:
"Tactical Ikalugin inbound on this position in 10... 9..."
Image

ikalugin
More than 10 000 messages. Soldier you are the leader of all armies!
Posts: 10430
Joined: Sun 6 Nov 2011 01:00
Contact:

Re: Islamic State/Coalition Bombing Mega Thread

Postby ikalugin » Tue 29 Mar 2016 14:30

Syria is known to be the place where we test out new systems.

And while everyone is aware of the Kalibr and S400 deployements or the UAV usage in the area one thing appears to be missed. Namely the deployment (and battle testing) of the network centric command system we were developing for a long while. In Syria we were using various recon means, for example this forward observer set (this is not Syria):
Image
with the airpower and arty, you could see 2009 vintage depiction of this integration here:
Image

While those capabilities are not new per say (they were there for atleast half a dozen years) there is still a perceptions lag about our C3I, just like any other capabilities.
Image
Spoiler : :
We need more missilez code for the missilez god.
Praslovan:
"Tactical Ikalugin inbound on this position in 10... 9..."
Image

User avatar
Mike
More than 10 000 messages. Soldier you are the leader of all armies!
Posts: 12409
Joined: Thu 20 Feb 2014 01:09
Location: Virginia, United States of America
Contact:

Re: Islamic State/Coalition Bombing Mega Thread

Postby Mike » Tue 29 Mar 2016 17:08

delfo wrote:
Mike wrote:Hijacked Egyptian flight lands in Cyprus.


I think the hijacker was pissed at his ex. This is not me joking about it. Parts of his demands were aimed at women including one for his estranged wife.


Yeah, I saw that when I woke up this morning. They didn't have much of anything last night.
Image
Courtesy of KattiValk

delfo
Major-General
Posts: 3735
Joined: Wed 6 Aug 2014 19:57
Contact:

Re: Islamic State/Coalition Bombing Mega Thread

Postby delfo » Tue 29 Mar 2016 17:11

Mike wrote:
delfo wrote:
Mike wrote:Hijacked Egyptian flight lands in Cyprus.


I think the hijacker was pissed at his ex. This is not me joking about it. Parts of his demands were aimed at women including one for his estranged wife.


Yeah, I saw that when I woke up this morning. They didn't have much of anything last night.


It looked like a terrorist hijacking at the start and ended up mimicing a Jerry Springer episode by the time the hostages were released.

On the Russian command and control systems here's a snapshot from the video on artillery command and correction from one of the hills around Palmyra:

Image

No clue what the liquid it. Could be apple juice from the colour. Could be rum. Advanced systems are required when you care about the soldiers inside the final day was human waves with Alawite recruits from the coastal being thrown at the thick of it because they were cheaper than shells and Russian Special forces creeping along the sides and firing from behind them.

delfo
Major-General
Posts: 3735
Joined: Wed 6 Aug 2014 19:57
Contact:

Re: Islamic State/Coalition Bombing Mega Thread

Postby delfo » Tue 29 Mar 2016 17:53

ikalugin wrote:Image
Allegedly Jordaninan RPG32s got into the hands of the islamist militants in Yemen.


That's AQ/ Ansar al Sharia in Yemen to be exact.

https://twitter.com/towersight/status/7 ... 8719285249

But if we're going to bring up the Saudi crimes in Yemen:

https://www.bellingcat.com/news/mena/20 ... structure/

Attacks on desalination plants which are a warcrime. I want to stress attacks on desalination plants are a warcrime here. On Reddit Syria or Yemen Civil war people advising for that as a justifiable tactic get perma bans. But in Saudi war planning Desalination plants in certain areas of Yemen are a valid way to force Houthis back. Cause Saudis don't accept they do warcrimes or cause thousands to die in Mecca every other year due to incompetence... And the Saudis aren't racist generally and hypocritical in their political positions ... Nope... That's just what empirical evidence says about them.

Jordanians had nothing to do with this in my opinion. Think Qatar + Saudi + UAE. In Taiz Ansar al Sharia have a sort of cease fire with Qatari and Saudi backed groups to break the siege. In Benghazi it's a fight to the death. Middle East for you. Anyway the siege of Taiz is second fiddle to the Sanaa offensive in the Saudi strategy because it is that offensive and slow but steady creep that is forcing the Houthis and former Saleh backing factions to submit.

http://vpk-news.ru/news/24038

В «Джадара эквипмент» уточнили, что ранее «Базальт» поставил комплектующие для сборки 900 гранатометов. Выпускаемые в Иордании РПГ-32 поступают не только местным военным, но и на экспорт - так, «Джадара эквипмент» уже реализовала контракт на поставку 400 гранатометов ОАЭ.


So a UAE truck just happened to drop one... Just happened to drop it you see...

Return to “Off-Topic”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 5 guests