Air and ground strikes: dozens of aircraft and Russian special forces strike militants in Syria


Moscow is stepping up operations against ISIS jihadists (an organization banned in Russia) in the Syrian desert. Dozens of aircraft and special forces are being used, writes the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) NGO.


According to SOHR, on December 10, 2020, 21 aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces and 2 aircraft of the Syrian Air Force carried out 35 missile and bomb airstrikes against ISIS positions within the administrative borders of the provinces of Raqqa, Hama and Homs. Simultaneously with massive air strikes, operations of the ground forces of the SAA and special forces of the Russian Federation are underway. They comb the area by sector, identifying and destroying militants.

At the same time, the Syrian and Russian military have not yet commented on this information, and ISIS has not reported losses. Desert War is very specific and agile. Major clashes between Russians and Syrians on the one hand and ISIS fighters on the other are gradually moving from the desert regions of Deir ez-Zor and Homs provinces to the Hama-Aleppo-Raqqa triangle. This is evidenced by the battles of the first decade of December of the outgoing year.

On December 11, Palestinians reported that 2 fighters of the Al-Quds brigade were killed by ISIS terrorists in the Al-Sukhne area (Homs province) northeast of Palmyra. Jihadists are stepping up their operations, including attacks, ambushes and explosions, in every possible way to demonstrate their presence in the region. Meanwhile, the SAA, which is attacking the ground, is trying to end ISIS activities, with air support from the Russian Aerospace Forces.
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  1. Xuli (o) Tebenado 11 December 2020 19: 07
    -2
    All this is good, but I am not looking at the end of this mess yet. For the sixth year Russia has been supporting Assad there, it seems that the barmaleevs are only getting bigger, and even the light in the tunnel is not visible.
    1. businessv Offline businessv
      businessv (Vadim) 11 December 2020 20: 27
      +7
      Quote: Xuli (o) Tebenado
      even the light in the tunnel is not visible.

      Duc almost all our VKS tunnels destroyed! smile As long as the barmaleevs are covered by minke whales, so it will be.
      1. Xuli (o) Tebenado 12 December 2020 15: 39
        -1
        As long as the barmaleevs are covered by minke whales, so it will be.

        You don't have to be seven inches in your forehead to guess 5 years ago that this will be the case. Although seven spans is already too much. The modern Russian Bonapartes-Suvorovs lack a lot up to two spans.
    2. Binder Online Binder
      Binder (Miron) 11 December 2020 21: 07
      -3
      Meanwhile, the leadership of the Russian Defense Ministry has repeatedly proclaimed a complete victory over ISIS in Syria ...
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 11 December 2020 22: 52
        +2
        Meanwhile, the leadership of the Russian Defense Ministry has repeatedly proclaimed a complete victory over ISIS in Syria ...

        And Israel, many years ago, announced its victory over Syria .. Or is it different? smile
        1. cmonman Offline cmonman
          cmonman (Garik Mokin) 12 December 2020 00: 13
          +2
          I take Google and Google into my hands - "Russia on the victory in Syria"

          2017

          Complete rout. Russia announced final victory in Syria

          https://ria.ru/20171206/1510372695.html

          2018

          Putin and Assad declared complete victory ...



          2020

          Shoigu announced a complete victory, etc.



          2020

          The victory parade was held at the Khmeimim base ...

          (although the parade could be about another victory laughing
          in short - every year a victory! So you can sleep ... laughing !

          And Israel many years ago declared its victory over Syria ..

          Yes, after 1973 - silence and grace! And what kind of mushrooms I collected in the Golan Heights ...
          1. 123 Offline 123
            123 (123) 12 December 2020 11: 19
            -2
            Yes, after 1973 - silence and grace! And what kind of mushrooms I collected in the Golan Heights ...

            The 50th anniversary is coming soon, as everyone won, but .... it never happened and here it is again.



            And who would you like to bomb? You should be more careful there. Not all mushrooms are created equal. repeat
            Here, use it, study it for health hi

            https://gribnikoff.ru/vidy-gribov/gallyutsinogennye/
          2. 123 Offline 123
            123 (123) 12 December 2020 11: 44
            -2
            The victory parade was held at the Khmeimim base ... (although the parade could have been about another victory
            in short - every year a victory! You can sleep like that ..

            That is, they did not defeat anyone in Syria? Then what is this strange man talking about?



        2. Oleg Kir Offline Oleg Kir
          Oleg Kir (Oleg) 12 December 2020 00: 14
          -2
          Or did you fall out of another alternative reality here, or, as always, chatting is not tossing bags) when such a statement was made by Israel? It is only known about the separation of the warring parties. According to the UN decision. What was not even the end of the war between Israel and Syria
          1. 123 Offline 123
            123 (123) 12 December 2020 11: 33
            +1
            Or did you fall out of another alternative reality here, or, as always, chatting is not tossing bags) when such a statement was made by Israel? It is only known about the separation of the warring parties. According to the UN decision. What was not even the end of the war between Israel and Syria

            Well, then we will write it down. There was no victory in the Six Day War. As someone who will start to tell how the Arabs were dispersed in the desert, I will redirect them to you. hi
            1. Oleg Kir Offline Oleg Kir
              Oleg Kir (Oleg) 12 December 2020 18: 50
              0
              Thanks for the redirection), according to the results of that war, Mount Hermon was enough for us))) Well, if anything, there is still something left to return, now the economy will quite master it))) By the way, the Golan Heights were also noted in the same period, which passed to Israel then)
        3. Binder Online Binder
          Binder (Miron) 12 December 2020 05: 40
          -3
          Israeli officials have never made statements about victory over Syria, moreover - such a goal has never been set before the army.
          1. 123 Offline 123
            123 (123) 12 December 2020 11: 40
            -1
            Israeli officials have never made statements about victory over Syria, moreover - such a goal has never been set before the army.

            Then what are you celebrating? Themselves agree among yourself whether you won or not.



            1. Binder Online Binder
              Binder (Miron) 12 December 2020 16: 33
              0
              In Israel, they celebrate victories in wars, not victories over any state. Do you see the difference? Israelis never did not set themselves the goal of conquering a neighboring state or overthrowing the existing government regime in this state. Try to understand - all the wars that the Jewish state had to wage were defensive wars.
              1. 123 Offline 123
                123 (123) 12 December 2020 17: 02
                0
                In Israel, they celebrate victories in wars, not victories over any state. Do you see the difference? The Israelis never set themselves the goal of conquering a neighboring state or overthrowing the existing regime in that state. Try to understand - all the wars that the Jewish state had to wage were defensive wars.

                I understood yes You are the most peaceful nation (the opinion of neighbors is not taken into account), well, and apparently also the most thrifty, you celebrate all victories at once, so to speak in bulk.
                By the way, you accidentally have a little Palestinian and Syrian lands there. repeat Well, that is .. smile
                1. Binder Online Binder
                  Binder (Miron) 12 December 2020 17: 07
                  -1
                  The Jews are truly peaceful people, there is no dispute. And about the allegedly foreign lands - complete nonsense, we have not yet taken everything from ours, the territory of the ancient Jewish state of the time of Solomon is much larger than the area of ​​present Israel, we have room to grow. bully
                  1. 123 Offline 123
                    123 (123) 12 December 2020 20: 00
                    0
                    The Jews are truly peaceful people, there is no dispute. And about the allegedly foreign lands - complete nonsense, we have not yet taken everything from ours, the territory of the ancient Jewish state of the time of Solomon is much larger than the area of ​​present Israel, we have room to grow.

                    That is not enough for you? And the plans are grandiose? What is the difference, for example, from Erdogan?
                    The Poles want from sea to sea, the Ukrainians Krasnodar and Rostov, the Japanese Kuriles, we have the USSR to restore even the Baltic states of the "Kemsky volost" dream. In general, there are not many differences in this regard. With this, everything is clear.
                    But it turns out that you are the most peaceful, though you have been fighting for decades. But everyone says so. People are the same everywhere.
                    1. Binder Online Binder
                      Binder (Miron) 12 December 2020 21: 12
                      -1
                      The Israelis are fighting not out of love for war, but with the aim of defending their country from enemies. And today there are hopes to end these endless wars - more and more Arab states are normalizing relations with Israel. The time will come and peace will come in our region, but it will not be very soon ...
                      1. 123 Offline 123
                        123 (123) 13 December 2020 00: 19
                        +2
                        The Israelis are fighting not out of love for war, but with the aim of defending their country from enemies.

                        And who fights for the love of war? As a rule, everyone declares noble goals. The reality is somewhat different.

                        And today there are hopes to end these endless wars - more and more Arab states are normalizing relations with Israel.

                        Relations are normalizing with those countries with which you are not at war. Fighting without a common border is problematic, but it doesn't smell like peace with neighbors. And nothing is being done to normalize relations with them.
                        Again, not all Arabs are there. What about Iran? Erdogan is another shot too. I used to kiss Assad almost in the gums, if something happens, the scimitar will stick in the side without hesitation.

                        The time will come and peace will come in our region, but it will not be very soon ...

                        That will not be soon, yes.
                      2. Binder Online Binder
                        Binder (Miron) 13 December 2020 15: 23
                        -3
                        Quote: 123
                        Fighting without a common border is problematic, but it doesn't smell like peace with neighbors.

                        You are wrong - peace with Egypt, peace with Jordan - Israel's closest neighbors. There would have been peace with Lebanon for a long time, but the pro-Iranian Hezbollah is in charge there. And a peace treaty could have been concluded with Syria, but first Assad-papa, and then his son, clearly demonstrated that they do not want peace with Israel. In this regard, the remark of Hafez Assad, with which he responded to the words of Yasser Arafat, expressed in a conversation between the two leaders the idea that the heroic people of Palestine, together with the no less heroic Syrian people, will soon destroy the accursed Zionist state is indicative in this regard. The father of the current Syrian Fuhrer remarked to this that there is no Palestine at all, but there are only the southern regions of Syria ...

                        Quote: 123
                        What about Iran?

                        Note that non-Israelis are trying to build their bases near Iranian borders and non-Israeli leaders proclaim their goal to destroy Israel.
                      3. 123 Offline 123
                        123 (123) 13 December 2020 16: 48
                        +2
                        You are wrong - peace with Egypt, peace with Jordan - Israel's closest neighbors.

                        Do you know what unites these two countries? You have no territorial disputes with them.

                        There would have been peace with Lebanon for a long time, but the pro-Iranian Hezbollah is in charge there.

                        And from their point of view, you are pro-American Zionists. We get a link with Iran and the United States.

                        And a peace treaty could have been concluded with Syria, but first Assad-papa, and then his son, clearly demonstrated that they do not want peace with Israel. In this regard, the remark of Hafez Assad, with which he responded to the words of Yasser Arafat, expressed in a conversation between the two leaders the idea that the heroic people of Palestine, together with the no less heroic Syrian people, will soon destroy the accursed Zionist state is indicative in this regard. The father of the current Syrian Fuhrer remarked to this that there is no Palestine at all, but there are only the southern regions of Syria ..

                        What a unique situation belay Remind you of Erdogan and Jerusalem as a Turkish city? You seem to be establishing a relationship with him? Or is it different? You told why you have such a relationship, but not a word is being done to establish peace.

                        Note that non-Israelis are trying to build their bases near Iranian borders and non-Israeli leaders proclaim their goal to destroy Israel.

                        Of course, do not build and do not set a goal, the United States is engaged in this. And who is their closest ally in the Middle East? The picture is not complete apart from the United States. The presence in the region is a destabilizing factor. Until the Yankees "go home" the world will not come.
        4. Diver d Offline Diver d
          Diver d (Oleg) 12 December 2020 19: 56
          +2
          Then what are you celebrating? Themselves agree among yourself whether you won or not.

          Israel marks the anniversary of the Six Day War. Anniversary, not celebrating victory. This war (as well as others) came at a very high price. And therefore, this day is never celebrated, however, like the victory in other wars. This is grief, memories of those who never returned from this and other wars. Therefore, there is only one non-religious holiday here on the occasion of wars, this is the Independence Day of Israel. And exactly one day before this day in the country in the morning and in the evening a siren is heard throughout the country, when all traffic stops, everyone stops and stands together with the whole country. This is a day of remembrance for those who fell in Israel's wars and as a result of terror.
  2. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
    Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 11 December 2020 23: 46
    +1
    Meanwhile, the leadership of the Russian Defense Ministry has repeatedly proclaimed complete victory over ISIS in Syria.

    Yes, and figs with him, they were disposed of quite a few, and most importantly, the dreams of the main terrorists from NATO and Israel about the collapse of Syria and the overthrow of Assad remained dreams smile
    1. cmonman Offline cmonman
      cmonman (Garik Mokin) 12 December 2020 03: 50
      -2
      ... the main thing is the dreams of the main terrorists from NATO and Israel about the collapse of Syria and the overthrow of Assad have remained dreams

      Great idea, but, unfortunately, made by one gyrus!
      Because other gyrus, if any, ask the question (s):
      Syria does not produce anything, the country is in ruins - who pays for the maintenance of our troops and weapons in Syria? Are our pensioners / closed_ hospitals?
      Or
      Syria does not produce anything, the country is in ruins - who pays for the maintenance of Assad's officials and his army and its weapons?
      Are our pensioners / and_30% _non-gasification?
      Or
      Syria produces nothing, the country is in ruins - who pays
      maintenance of schools / hospitals / mosques in Syria?
      Are our pensioners / no_drugs?
      Approximately such thoughts should be in the head of a real patriot, worried about himself / his_ family / his_ people ...
      1. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
        Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 12 December 2020 17: 20
        -2
        Just like you, every time you get pensioners out of an old chest like a scarecrow for any reason, it is much more dangerous for the country than an armed enemy, powder other brains with slogans about schools, hospitals, medicines, without understanding anything, and then we lose the country
      2. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
        sgrabik (Sergei) 16 December 2020 16: 23
        -1
        cmonman (Garik Mokin), there is no need to deal with manipulations here and mix flies with cutlets, the social budget and the military budget, these are two different articles that do not depend on each other, another question is how timely and efficiently they are executed, and this is a completely different question , depending on the professionalism and honesty of the officials and managers responsible for this !!!
        1. cmonman Offline cmonman
          cmonman (Garik Mokin) 16 December 2020 20: 41
          -1
          ... the social budget and the military budget are two different items that do not depend on each other

          Sergei, do not be naive - these are not two different items, they are one item of expenses and expenses only for Russia. Syria has no income, and the Assad regime will be blown away instantly if the Alawites, supporting him, starve without hospitals / mosques / schools. And their weapons from Russia, and uniforms and much more ...
          From Wiki:

          Since the outbreak of the Syrian civil war, the Syrian economy has been hit by massive economic sanctions restricting trade with the Arab League, Australia, Canada and the European Union. And also Japan, South Korea, Turkey, and the United States.
          “The sanctions, destruction and unrest associated with the civil war have devastated the Syrian economy. By the end of 2013, the UN estimated the total economic damage from the Syrian civil war at $ 143 billion. According to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, the total economic damage from the Syrian civil war by the end of 2015 will reach $ 237 billion, and the seizure of the border by the Syrian opposition Nasib's transition cost the government another $ 500-700 million over and above this. In 2018, the World Bank estimated that about 1/3 of Syria's housing stock and half of its medical and educational facilities were destroyed by the conflict. According to the World Bank, a combined $ 226 billion in GDP was lost due to the conflict from 2011 to 2016.

          Sergei, who pays for all of Syria's economic losses?
          The one who supports the regime is Russia!
  3. Bitter Online Bitter
    Bitter (Gleb) 11 December 2020 23: 59
    -4
    And meanwhile ....

    Can they throw some money, a residence permit, cut off a piece of land, by analogy with Chechnya. And there maybe the heroes of Syria will emerge among them.
    1. Binder Online Binder
      Binder (Miron) 12 December 2020 05: 46
      -2
      They value European refugee status + benefits more than heroic titles.
      1. Bitter Online Bitter
        Bitter (Gleb) 13 December 2020 19: 22
        -1
        One does not interfere with one another, and their own land is always in price, and in Europe they can always hit the road. Moreover, European programs are starting to work to send Syrian refugees home. And so, compact places of residence, your management is possible even your own president, certain freedoms, as well as assistance from the center for the restoration and improvement of welfare. It is clear that the Israelis do not like such a solution to the issue, but they will not add much more problems. But the Syrians will have their own "wild infantry".
        1. Binder Online Binder
          Binder (Miron) 13 December 2020 19: 36
          -2
          Something is not yet visible mass return of refugees from Europe to Syria. The most downtrodden Syrian homeless person prefers European problems to their Syrian ones. And they can be understood ...

          Quote: Bitter
          But the Syrians will have their own "wild infantry".

          Neither wild infantry, nor civilized cavalry, nor even the Russian Aerospace Forces will help Assad in the confrontation with the Israelis - the Syrians have no chance against the IDF from the word "absolutely"
          1. Bitter Online Bitter
            Bitter (Gleb) 13 December 2020 19: 56
            -2
            Something is not yet visible mass return of refugees from Europe to Syria.

            Bureaucratic flywheel, wait to spin. I don't think that qualified specialists will be returned either, but the process is starting.

            Assad will not help in the confrontation with the Israelis ..

            And I did not write about any confrontation, rather that additional problems will not arise.
  4. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
    sgrabik (Sergei) 16 December 2020 16: 11
    0
    Bindyuzhnik (Miron), well, no need to write such nonsense, a complete victory over terrorist Islamist gangs is not possible in principle, once again this is proved by the fruitless activities of the American military in Afghanistan, but this does not mean at all that you need to stop fighting them, curtail all operations and wait until the Islamists themselves begin to penetrate our territory and arrange terrorist attacks here !!!
  • boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 11 December 2020 20: 39
    +5
    Here are several tens of thousands of refugees in Turkey. They need to be fed / watered, a roof should be given over their heads. For Erdogan - science, do not talk about whatever is horrible.
    And you can't just leave these refugees, they are families of militants, their own children. Offended - they will work for others. They can go to the Syrian army.
  • steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 11 December 2020 21: 16
    +1
    The main thing is not to sign a truce again.
  • Igor Pavlovich Offline Igor Pavlovich
    Igor Pavlovich (Igor Pavlovich) 12 December 2020 08: 35
    -3
    The valiant Aerospace Forces bombard the Syrian deserts with rubles ...
    1. Uneven Offline Uneven
      Uneven (VADIM STOLBOV) 12 December 2020 13: 32
      0
      And there were no corpses - our own and allies. But most importantly, the costs were not justified. The assigned tasks have not been completed. And the end of this epic is not visible ...
    2. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 16 December 2020 16: 30
      0
      You better watch your personal rubles, but somewhere our military should test new and modernized types of weapons in combat conditions !!!
  • Uneven Offline Uneven
    Uneven (VADIM STOLBOV) 12 December 2020 13: 20
    0
    For the "liberation" of Syria, the plans were overfulfilled:

    https://lenta.ru/news/2017/11/21/dno/



    It can be concluded that the reliability of other information from the RF leadership is at about the same level.
    For example:

    https://www.dw.com/ru/путин-выдал-атаку-вертолетов-сша-за-работу-российской-авиации/a-39337802
  • aliev58 Offline aliev58
    aliev58 (Airat Aliev) 12 December 2020 18: 03
    -2
    .... finally felt that an Armageddian was sneaking up on them.
  • alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 21 December 2020 00: 21
    0
    Seeing these furry barmaley will be enough for our children.