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1 hour ago, Collimatrix said:

Is the Syrian Civil War the first time that strategic bombing (methodical destruction of ISIS oil infratstructure) has been used since the Vietnam War?

Would the NATO bombing campaign of Serbia in 1999 count as a "strategic" bombing campaign?



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Corporal Denis Portnyagin was awarded the title of Hero of the Russian Federation



Major-General Alexander Anatolyevich Matnovnikov was awarded the title of Hero of the Russian Federation



   Matovnikov Alexander Anatolyevich son of the veteran of the Group "A", came to the 4th company in 1984 and went to the first deputy head of the department "A". He participated in many Special Operations, behind his shoulders two wars in Chechnya, other hot spots in the North Caucasus and other troubled regions. After passing service in the "A" Directorate he continues to serve in the KSSO, for the successful performance of combat missions in Syria, was awarded the title of Hero of the Russian Federation with the award of the Gold Star medal to the President.



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   Northern Hama. The commanders of the units participating in the offensive: the commander of 8th division, Major-General Jamal Younes, Brigadier General Suheil Al Hassan and the commander of the 4th division units participating in the operation, Major-General Zahi Dib


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   Air raids on the outskirts of Ma'arat al-Nu'man south of Idlib


   Witness the successive Russian raids that targeted the city of Kafr Zeita in the northern suburbs of Hama (looks like MiG-23, so SyAAF)


Iranian C-130 over besieged Fua and Kefraya


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   Apperently Hmeymim AB was shelled on 31.12, 2 KIA, up to 10 wounded. Information leaked through Kommersant newspaper yesterday, later was sort-of confirmed by MoD after 4+ days after actual event.


   MO RF: as a result of the shelling by militants of the air base Khmeimim two soldiers killed
   The department also said that reports of the destruction of seven aircraft by militants at an airbase on December 31 are untrue


   MOSCOW, January 4. / TASS /. Two servicemen died on December 31 as a result of mortar shelling by the militants of the air base of Khmeimim in Syria. This was reported on Thursday in the Ministry of Defense of Russia.

   "On December 31, 2017, at nightfall, the airfield Khemeymim was subjected to a sudden mortar shelling by a mobile group of militants." As a result of the shelling, two servicemen were killed, "the report said.

   At the same time, the defense department noted that information about the destruction of seven planes by the militants at the airbase of Khmeimim in Syria on December 31 does not correspond to reality. "Kommersant's report on the alleged "virtual destruction" of seven Russian military aircraft at the Khmeimim airbase are fake, The Russian air group in Syria is combat-ready and continues to fulfill all tasks for its intended purpose in full," the Defense Ministry said.



Roman Saponkov
today at 16:51
About the base in Khmeimim. Planes were damaged. Preliminary - 6 Su-24, 1 Su-35S, 1 An-72, 1 An-30, 1 Mi-8. 2 Su-24 and Su-35S were put into operation.








Also claimed to be part of our base hit by shelling








Possibly one of killed (helicopter pilot)


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The militants Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham and Ahrar al-Sham continue to attack the key criminal police building in the Harast area in Damascus.

Special forces SMF succeeded, again, in repulsing the attack of jihadists on the eastern gates of the capital, killing and wounding a number of terrorists.

Yesterday they also managed to prevent the offensive of militants in the same key building in Harast in East Gut.

(3 days ago)











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