Monday, October 02, 2017

2350 terrorists killed by Russian airstrikes in Syria over 11 days

via Press TV
Russian airstrikes in Syria have killed around 2,350 terrorists and injured some 2,700 more over 11 days, says Russia’s Defense Ministry.

“Terrorist organizations Daesh and al-Nusra have sustained their most serious losses for the last several months. Due to the effective operations of the Russian forces, they have been seriously weakened,” said a statement released by the ministry on Saturday.

It added that during the 11 days of operations between September 19 and 29, at least 16 terrorist commanders, 67 outposts, 51 weapons depots, 27 tanks, 21 missile launchers, and 200 armored vehicles were also targeted.

“With help from the Russian Air Force, the Syrian army is currently completing the encirclement and destruction of a large Daesh force, numbering about 1,500 fighters, which invaded from Iraq, in the eastern part of Dayr al-Zawr,” added the statement.
That's the equivalent of a US Army Brigade Combat Team.  Impressive if true. This thing is winding down.  We're headed toward the endgame and that's been made painfully obvious by Turk moves to annex territory, Kurdish moves to declare an independent state and the reaction by Iraq to both developments.

What will be interesting is the race to the oilfields.  Not for the sake of US energy needs but to serve as points to prop up certain states in the region.

By accident the war against ISIS could easily be wrapped up by the end of this year.  This comes after predictions by military analysts and US generals that it would take decades.

The US and Russia working for opposing goals have somehow arrived at a wonderful conclusion.

Makes you wonder what would have happened if we reached an agreement on what was mutually acceptable and worked together to achieve that.  How much bloodshed, displaced persons and economic turmoil could have been prevented if cooler heads and Russia-phobia didn't rule the day. 

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