Speaking today on Syria TV, President Bashar Assad sought to downplay the recent defeats the Syrian military has suffered at the hands of al-Qaeda’s Nusra Front and its allies.
“We are today waging a war not a battle,” Assad explained, saying it would involve “attack and retreat, victory and defeat, rise and fall” as the conflict continues to rage.
After four years of civil war, this of course goes without saying, but the recent losses in Idlib Province, and al-Qaeda’s efforts to expand toward the west coast, seem to reflect a growing loss of territory for the Assad government.
It’s not just the northwest, either, with al-Qaeda also pushing into the Qalamoun mountains along the border with Lebanon. The losses, along with ISIS’ continued hold of a vast amount of the east, means the Syrian government is increasingly down to the area around Damascus, with everything else contested or outright lost.
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Ditz is, like the Obongo regime, grasping at straws and starts immediately jumping up and down every time their Saudi-Wahhabi "freedomfighters", of child molesters, cannibals and cut-throats trained by US/israel and aided and abetted by self-styled "Sultan" Erdogan, gain even the smallest "victory".
What Ditz & Co forgot to mention between the high fives and outbursts of euphoria is the updated version, which is that, apart from that the Syrian offensive is going splendid elsewhere, SAA has the area almost (except pockets that is being bombed by SAAF and Hezbollah) surrounded and cut off from Turkey, so it looks like Mullah Erdogan will have to keep his medieval Saudi "guests" within Turkey indefinitely , not very popular among local Turks who have to endure the stench, the rapes the robberies and cries of "Allauh Akhbar" all night long.
Oh yes, the usual cowards, US and israel will try to help out their storm troopers but probably not as much now that Russia & China is, again, (remember what happened to the US/israeli attempt to finish off Syria last year) building up forces between Cyprus and Syria and Iran and Hezbollah are strengthening their efforts with more troops and weapons….
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