Syrian Army makes significant Progress: Saudis warn Moscow of “Serious Consequences”

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Syrian Army makes significant Progress: Saudis warn Moscow of “Serious Consequences”
Published 10-11-2015, 15:55
nsnbc : Over the last days the Syrian Arab Army and the Russian Air Force has made significant progress in its fight against ISIL, Al-Nusrah and other extremist insurgencies. Saudi officials warned that the country would continue to support moderate rebels and warned Moscow of "serious consequences”.
Photo courtesy of SANA

Photo courtesy of SANA

On Monday Syrian Arab Army(SAA) spokesman Ali Maihub told the press that the SAA and National Self Defense Forces were making significant progress over the last days. Maihub said:

"Our Armed Forces continue the military operation against terrorist groups with different types of forces. Powerful support from the air goes together with using rocket and artillery weaponry. … Many terrorist were killed, many armored vehicles were destroyed, along with ammunition depots in the settlements of Al-Tamana, Sukayk, Tal Sukayk. Five vehicles equipped with machine guns were destroyed, along with three anti-tank guided missiles.”

Maihub added that command posts had been destroyed along with ammunition depots and several settlements the insurgents used as hubs. In the east of Sukayk, 20 vehicles used by terrorists were destroyed. Weapons and ammunition abandoned by terrorists were seized by the Syrian army. The SAA spokesman added:

"In the north of Latakia province, Syrian Armed Forces took control of the settlements of Kefar, Dalba, Qatf heights and others. They continue the offensive and already control the suburbs of the Salma town. In this direction, command posts of terrorist groups were destroyed. …. In theAleppo province, army units took under control a large zone and inflicted considerable damages on the Islamic State group.”

ISIS routes to Syria via Al-Anbar since 2012. Map Plottings: Red, Agha H. Amin. Blue, Christof Lehmann.

ISIS routes to Syria via Al-Anbar since 2012. Map Plottings: Red, Agha H. Amin. Blue, Christof Lehmann.

Near the Kuweiris military airport the SAA destroyed command posts along with ammunition depots and vehicles equipped with weapons, said Maihub, adding that:

"The success that our armed forces have made since the start of the operation, targeted airstrikes and artillery strikes at control systems and command posts of terrorists undermine the spirit of militants. …. Many of them go to the Turkish border, where local residents demonstrated in the Idlibprovince demanding that militants leave the settlements.”

Meanwhile, Saudi officials stated that Saudi Arabia would continue to support "moderate rebels” and the "moderate opposition, warning Moscow of "serious consequences of Russia’s air campaign in Syria.

Saudi officials reportedly told their Russian counterparts on Sunday that Russia’s military intervention in Syria will have serious consequences, escalate the war and inspire militants from Around the world to participate. Saudi Arabia reportedly urged Moscow to join the international, US-led coalition against ISIL instead.

Ironically, Saudi Arabia is known to be one of the world’s main State sponsors of terrorism, including ISIL. In 2012 – 13 Saudi Arabia played a pivotal role in spreading ISIL insurgents via the Saudi Iraqi border, reactivating old smuggling routes in Iraq’s Al-Anbar province.

Intelligence made available to nsnbc international proves that key players within member States of the US-led coalition against ISIL played a key role in ISIL’s spread in Syria and in Iraq.

CH/L – nsnbc 12-10.2015

 

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