Russian General Thread 10-17-2016

Reports on current military activity
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"'If Islamic State fighters are allowed to leave Mosul and go to Syria, Russia would take the appropriate military and political decisions' ... Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov warned Tuesday ... 'As far as I know, the city is not fully encircled. This corridor poses a risk that Islamic State fighters could flee from Mosul and go to Syria. We will be evaluating the situation and take decisions of both political and military nature if this happens' ... 'I hope the US-led coalition, which is actively engaged in the operation to take Mosul, will take it into account.'"
http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/18 ... hing-Syria
https://www.rt.com/news/363137-mosul-isis-syria-lavrov/
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Navarro wrote:"'If Islamic State fighters are allowed to leave Mosul and go to Syria, Russia would take the appropriate military and political decisions' ... Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov warned Tuesday ... 'As far as I know, the city is not fully encircled. This corridor poses a risk that Islamic State fighters could flee from Mosul and go to Syria. We will be evaluating the situation and take decisions of both political and military nature if this happens' ... 'I hope the US-led coalition, which is actively engaged in the operation to take Mosul, will take it into account.'"
http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/18 ... hing-Syria
https://www.rt.com/news/363137-mosul-isis-syria-lavrov/
There's a specific, implied theat in this, but I don't know what exactly.

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"Earlier, Russia's RIA Novosti news agency quoted an unnamed diplomatic source as saying that the US and Saudi Arabia had agreed to grant ISIS terrorists free passage from Iraq’s Mosul on the condition that they relocated to the eastern regions of Syria. The source said the plan aimed 'to discredit the success of the Russian Air Force. And, of course, it’s an attempt to undermine Syrian President (Bashar) al-Assad.'"
http://en.alalam.ir/news/1874166

"Al-Masdar News learned of the Russian Air Force's plans to use the T-4 Military Airport to launch attacks against the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) in eastern Syria."
https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/sa ... ern-syria/

"The Syrian and Russian air forces are working overtime tonight, striking several areas under the control of the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) in eastern Syria."
https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/ru ... ern-syria/
Encyclopath wrote:There's a specific, implied theat in this, but I don't know what exactly.
Agreed.
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Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:08 am

Russian afraid losses.... They didn't atack is only moderate assad oposition.
Probably us try to force battles between assad/russisn and is.
Probably battle for moduł is ahead of Schedule to help alllepo?
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"Russian Ambassador to Iraq Morgnov Ilya Anatolyevich renewed on Sunday his country’s support for Iraq in its war against terrorism, Al Sumaria News reported. The presidency of Iraq said in a press statement, 'Today, President Fuad Masum received the Russian Ambassador to Iraq Morgnov Ilya Anatolyevich,' adding that, 'They discussed the bilateral relations between Iraq and Russia, and the importance of joint cooperation to serve the interests of the two countries.'"
http://www.iraqinews.com/baghdad-politi ... terrorism/

"Iraqi air force pulverizing ISIS fleeing Mosul to Syria ... Although there has been open speculation of allowing ISIS to escape Iraq and into Syria through a corridor by US-led coalition forces, the Iraqi military are refusing to allow this to happen as they pulverize the jihadists."
https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/vi ... sul-syria/
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Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:09 am

I'm thinking something along the lines of gunships strafing refugee convoys

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Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:24 am

Encyclopath wrote:I'm thinking something along the lines of gunships strafing refugee convoys
Convoys you say?

"ISIL's 30-Vehicle Military Convoy Destroyed Near Mosul, Iraq-Syria Border Under Full Gov't Control"
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950727001081

Iraq certainly appears highly motivated to minimize escape into Syria by ISIS.
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Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:31 am

"'Saudi Arabia and the US are making strenuous efforts to grant Deir Ezzur city to the ISIL. We are aware of their goals and will not allow the US and its allies to implement their scenarios there,' the commander said on Tuesday. 'There is reliable intelligence available to show that the US along with Israel and Saudi Arabia want the ISIL to withdraw from Mosul peacefully and without sustaining any toll and damage and enter Syria with all its equipment, crews and fighters.'"
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950727000555
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Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:37 am

"warplanes of US-led coalition targeted the Syrian army troops near the city of Deir Ezzur on September 17 ... a military source disclosed that the ISIL launched attacks on the Syrian army positions in Deir Ezzur only 7 minutes after the US-led coalition's airstrikes ... A Syrian top official said the country's intelligence unit possesses an audio recording of a conversation between the ISIL group and the US military before the airstrikes ... US military directed terrorists' attack on the Syrian army."
[same article as above]

If they truly have proof of this - it might be a game changer, if handled right. It may also lead to further, significant escalation.
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Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:41 am

Navarro wrote:
Encyclopath wrote:I'm thinking something along the lines of gunships strafing refugee convoys
Convoys you say?

"ISIL's 30-Vehicle Military Convoy Destroyed Near Mosul, Iraq-Syria Border Under Full Gov't Control"
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950727001081

Iraq certainly appears highly motivated to minimize escape into Syria by ISIS.
Message received, I'd say.
I'm glad to see Iraq is keen enough to not invite Russia to the party to keep order towards the border.
I'm anxious about how long it will be before a civilian or humanitarian one gets hit by mistake in the haste to contain fleeing ISIS.

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