- Seven thousand of Al-haydareyeen, the Fatimids, the IRGC and Hezbollah ready for the battle of Idlib
- Russia will increase its air strikes in Syria starting from this week
Original article published here: http://www.alraimedia.com/ar/article/special-reports/2015/10/12/626723/nr/iraq
BAGHDAD – from Elijah J. Magnier –
“Al-Rai” learned from a high ranking source in joint operation room in Baghdad, which includes Russia, Syria, Iraq, Iran and Hezbollah (4+1) that “the Russian operation Air Command room in Syria expressed the need to increase the number of daily air strikes from 60 down to 200 and up to 300 to cover three fronts extending from Latakia to rural countryside of Idlib and Aleppo. This is the minimum required to allow an effective progress of the attacking forces engaged and those ready to take part of the battle to retake further strategic objectives. ”
The source explained, “The first wave of attack, which began a week ago, is, in the military term, a forced reconnaissance to test the readiness, reaction and defense strategy and effectives of the enemy”.
“The Joint Command decided to send sorties over specific terrorist’ military targets. None the less, the number of sorties are not enough to prepare the military operational ground and satisfy the targeted area with enough fire required. The two airports used by the Russian Air Force , Hameemeem and Latakia, , are unable to provide services for more than 60 sorties. The ongoing military operation needs at least 100 to 200 and more sorties daily to achieve the desired goals. The theater of the military operation of the countryside Latakia to Jisr al-Shughur and reef Aleppo is a vast area of about 20,000 square kilometers. Therefore, there is a need to use a third airport which we are preparing and organising in the coming month”. To give a better picture, Israel carried out 300-400 sorties daily in the July 2006 war Hezbollah’ zone of influence in Lebanon and which does not exceed an area of more than 3,000 square kilometers. Therefore, one can imagine the actual need to increase the number of airstrikes against terrorist targets and to support the advance to the ground troops”, said the source.
“There are new forces prepared to support the Syrian troops. These include about 7,000 fighters distributed as follows: Al-haydareyeen Iraqis Forces (2000 fighters), the Fatimids Afghan forces (2000 fighters), the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps ( 2,000 fighters) and the elite of Hezbollah (1000 fighter), These have not yet been pushed into the battle of reef Idlib, awaiting for the Russian Air Force to increase their sorties. So far, we can say that Jaish al-Fath that includes al-Qaeda (Jabhat al-Nusra) was not affected, as we have hoped, by the first wave of attack. These will receive more lethal weapons from the United States and their allies. Therefore, we all agreed, with Moscow, that the Russian air force would step up their missions and strikes in the coming days. ”
On the reason for the attack from the countryside of Latakia, the source said: “This front is one of the most sensitivity and dangerous one. There is a possibility that Turkey and its allies in the region support al-Qaeda and their allies on the ground by attacking the area and push to Latakia, presenting a direct danger to the Russian airports there. Therefore, it was decided to clear the area”.
“Russia make no distinction between a jihadist moderate and jihadi extremist . They are all targets. The cooperation between the Free Syrian Army , the Army of Conquest (Jaish al-Fath), the Army of Islam, Jaish al-Mujahedeen wal-Ansar and Al-Qaeda (Jabhat Al-Nusra) affirms that everyone is in the same trench and partners in one battle sharing weapons received from the United States and regional countries. It seems that the United States did not learn from the Afghanistan war supporting Osama bin Laden and today it is supporting al-Qaeda in Syria “, he said.