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#13281 Simon Tan

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 1924 PM

Given that the Turks are reinforcing, I am not entirely convinced it will be a continuous impulse.
The Tiger Forces are certainly mixing their artillery park. This is RVGK breakthrough grade arrangements.
Their Russian/Soviet training and doctrine to the fore.
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 2035 PM

Do they have many S-23 still in service ?


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 2055 PM

None AFAIK. Ammunition production ceased laong ago. Their M240 240mm mortars were used until 2015 when the ammo ran out. Looks like they got more from Mother Russia.


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 2107 PM

None AFAIK. Ammunition production ceased laong ago. Their M240 240mm mortars were used until 2015 when the ammo ran out. Looks like they got more from Mother Russia.

Yes I remember us discussing it.


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Posted 13 August 2018 - 0815 AM

Tell me how Idlib ends.....

 

In Idlib - and not Turkey - would be my guess.


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Posted 13 August 2018 - 0825 AM

The Turks maybe reinforcing, but end of the day we're talking about token force levels - last I heard it was ~1000 troops combined which I assume are split across the observation posts. I assume if Turkey is really going to make a move to keep the place they need a major commitment and likely will have to start shooting down aircraft. I don't think the Recepticons are willing to go that far, given the fact that it seems that Russian aircraft are participating in the bombardment. Whatever their FM says, Russia seems to have signed off on the offensive, at least its first stage..

Edited by Josh, 13 August 2018 - 0827 AM.

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 1232 PM

Russia is the question mark.  They have no incentive to be in friction with Turkey right now...


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#13288 Roman Alymov

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 1555 PM

Russia is the question mark.  They have no incentive to be in friction with Turkey right now...

There were rumors about China taking some part in destruction of Idlib as they want Uighur Islamists concentrated there dead, not back to China.


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Posted 13 August 2018 - 1650 PM

Don't see how China would have a role in that. But there are a lot Chechen and other ex-Russian islamic types bottled up in Idlib that they are definitely not going to allow home. End of the day, killing those guys is a much higher priority that placating Recep, and that's yet another reason the Russians will still go all in with Assad on an Idlib offensive.
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Posted 14 August 2018 - 0310 AM

Good wrap-up about Russian involvement.


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Posted 14 August 2018 - 0357 AM

 

None AFAIK. Ammunition production ceased laong ago. Their M240 240mm mortars were used until 2015 when the ammo ran out. Looks like they got more from Mother Russia.

Yes I remember us discussing it.

 

I found this: http://armamentresea...-guns-in-syria/


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Posted 14 August 2018 - 1442 PM

Drone attack on Russian base, 5 shot down,

 

https://www.rt.com/n...a-drone-attack/


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#13293 Roman Alymov

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 1503 PM

 According to Rus sources, Russian MP is now patroling Syria\Israel  border (or contact line, as this border is not recognized), with mobile patrols and four fixed observation positions (will be 8 soon).


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Posted 15 August 2018 - 1553 PM

Rut-ro shaggy:

"#Turkish officer in Moresk (Northern #Hama) told civilians that #SAA will not attack Idlib, that Turkey won't withdraw from Idlib region and that anti-air weapon systems were deployed."

https://twitter.com/...820867876999170
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