The apparent success of the government troops achieved under Aleppo – they were able to break through to the defenders base Kouvaris, lifting the blockade, which lasted more than two years. Earlier, the army in two weeks made its way through the defense of ISIL in the village Sheikh Ahmad two kilometers from the base. Now ISIL would inevitably increase the terror, and the videoconferencing facilities of the Russian Federation it is necessary to strengthen the protection.
It is worth emphasizing that for real recovery of the message with the garrison necessary to stabilize the formed passage and to protect it from flanking attacks ISIL, which is inevitable. Syrian sources (like all Eastern) are prone to propaganda from rush, as it were, for example, takes Hadera and Gmama last week, and with the establishment of “full” control over the route of HOMS – Aleppo.
“Now we will go on firing crude rockets within densely populated areas, suicide bombings at shopping malls and public buildings, mining machines”
The restoration of the land supply database Queires is not the only target of this offensive. Through Queires Sharkey passes the strategic road supply all of the advanced parts of the ISIS in the area where the “big” Aleppo (until the outbreak of the civil war, the city was surpassed in population, even the capital – Damascus). If this road will be able to cut the large forces ISIS will be in the cauldron around Aleppo, in which they drove themselves, decided a week ago to seize the territory left by the militants of other groups. In the “big” Aleppo the ISIL militants initially fond of the unjustified expansion of the territory, aiming to break through to the Turkish border as quickly as possible.
At the same time, government forces were able to stop the offensive of the jihadists in the South of Aleppo and to retain the previously reclaimed area with a common center in the town of al-Khader. On the other hand, the rebels were able to restore the front, and under constant attacks by government forces the past three days fighting in the area took resistant in nature. Positive dynamics remains, but the Syrian army in principle, the characteristic “ragged” rhythm of the offensive. They can stay in the open field for entirely irrational reasons, or, conversely, somehow suddenly begin to attack head-on the enemy positions. Very often everything depends on commanders or moral state of a particular part. Thus large parts of the front held relatively small number of units.
The course of military operations in Syriana the South of the province of Aleppo, government forces have abandoned the tactics of head-on attacks and seek to form a traditional “boilers”. But the peculiarity of this theater of war, “al-jabhat al-Nusra”, which is operating in the area, as is traditionally used by small detachments in a large open space. So, the town of al-Karassi is a potential cauldron for jihadist defends only 600-700 people. Not much of a boiler, but such situation in the area almost on all fronts. Government troops in such conditions began to show some “recovery” tactics, seeking possibilities to circumvent the major fortified areas, for example, the same al-Khader.
But on another front – the North – the situation has deteriorated. A promising attempt to drive the jihadists in latnensky the boiler ran out of steam and turned into a heavy defensive fights, in which the government army lost some areas. Leaving town Morek has led to the fact that now about any latinskom the boiler already can not speak, and front lined.
It is customary for fighters of various factions, including ISIS, “tactics of ant bites”. Once the front begins to SAG on any one direction, they throw in all available reserves and even manage to agree with each other. As a result promising the onset of chokes that happened in Hama. Additional humanitarian problem may be that repelled the jihadists settlements inhabited mainly by Christians, with only one Christian city (Sadad, 100 km from HOMS) was retaken from the jihadists in all that time.