"In plain English
this means that the U.S. and Daesh
have lost the war..."
On Wednesday evening, Russia Insider released the story that the
Russian Defense Ministry was claiming:
Services' had directed a major offensive against Russian-Syrian forces
A goal was the
capture of 29 Russian peacekeepers
The attack was
foiled in dramatic, heavy fighting involving many Russian
The U.S.-backed and
directed forces suffered a devastating defeat.
Originally this was
simply reported as being what the Russians were claiming.
it meant a massive setback for the U.S. and Israel and their radical
Islamist proxies. Many were skeptical that
this could possibly be true. Even we had our doubts.
Since the publication of that article, a lot of evidence has come
out suggesting that it is largely correct:
Almasdar News, which is
covered it here.
Here are some pics from
Above, a destroyed BMP
and below destroyed T-90 tanks.
more graphic images on Almasdar
showing corpses, and more photos can be found
Here is battlefield footage from the Syrian site
Here is a report from the main Russian Evening TV News (captioned),
broadcast across all of Russia, giving more details (full transcript
at the end of this article):
No major news source has covered this save for RT.
Russian Insider contacted SyrianGirl to get her perspective on this
According to her sources
on the ground, the report is largely based in fact, and the U.S.
losses were apparently devastating. SyrianGirl does however think
that the Russians are inflating the numbers, as is common in such
situations, but not by much.
Few are more on top
of what is actually taking place on the ground in Syria than
As Justin Huebner from Russian Insider put it, she is,
"almost prophetic on
The Saker also has an
excellent article out about the battle. Check it out for
a more detailed analysis of what happened. He's saying it is a very
big deal and a major defeat for the U.S..
A brief quote:
English this means that the U.S. and Daesh have lost the war and
that the last region of Syrian from which the AngloZionists can
hope to partition the country (their current "plan B") and
establish a permanent U.S. military presence is now threatened by
the Syrian advance.
Here is the
transcript of the Russian News Report:
Let's move on to the Defence
Ministry's statements on the situation in Syria, and about USA's
rather exotic contribution to
the fight against terrorism in Syria. (LOL!)
U.S. intelligence organized a
massive offensive of the terrorist group Jabhat Al-Nusra, forbidden
in Russia, on the outskirts of Hama, a city located in one of
the de-escalation zones, in disregard of the ceasefire
They wedged in the government
force's defense, trying to surround them, and encircled
a Russian military police unit, wounding 3 Russians.
The reason has been revealed. In
fact, Pentagon is trying to
prevent the Syrian army from moving to the east of Deir ez-Zor,
which appears to run counter to
American geopolitical plans.
Ekaterina Mironova has the
agreement was signed in Astana 5 days ago. But Jabhat
Al-Nusra militants don't feel
like respecting it.
The terrorists launched a massive
offensive against government troops in the Idlib province, which
is one of the 4 de-escalation zones.
The Defence Ministry's briefing
says that the offensive was prepared with considerable
firepower. The terrorists used tanks and infantry fighting
vehicles in combat.
As a result, they managed to wedge
in the government forces' defense by up to 12 km.
Another task of Jabhat Al-Nusra
was to capture a Russian military police unit. The platoon's
function in Syria is peacekeeping.
The Ministry supposes that the
militants were controlled from overseas.
According to the data
available, the offensive was orchestrated by the American
intelligence services to stop the government troops' successful
progress to the east of Deir ez-Zor.
As a result of the militants'
attack the military police platoon was blocked.
They were repelling attacks for
several hours, outnumbered by the enemy, shoulder-to-shoulder
with the unit of Moali tribe, which signed the
ceasefire agreement and adhered to it in such a difficult
The Russian military immediately
formed a group to deblock and to rescue the policemen.
The group was backed by Su-25
attack aircraft. They attacked
from extremely low height. As a result, the
encirclement was broken.
Three Russian fighters were
wounded. This operation stopped the terrorists, dealing a
serious blow to them. All the participants have been granted
Within 24 hours, air strikes and
artillery hit 187 objects, destroyed about 850 terrorists, 11
tanks, 4 infantry fighting vehicles, 46 pickups, 5 mortars, 20
trucks, 38 weapon warehouses.
Capitalizing on the situation, the
Syrian government troops launched a counteroffensive, reversing