Russia’s intervention in Syria has produced many astounding results since it began late last year, and they seem to be continuing into the new year too.
Major General Igor Konashenkov is reporting that the Russian airstrikes have hit almost 900 targets from 1-4 February in Aleppo, Latakia, Homs, Hama and Deir ez-Zor, which have caused the terrorists to sustain heavy losses:
“In order to retain at least some semblance of a fighting capacity, the militants’ forces in the Syria’s northern regions continue abandoning their positions and falling back to the Turkish border.”
Furthermore, despite widespread Western, alarmist claims of besieged settlements as they seek to further demonise Assad and the Syrian government, Konashenkov reports the following:
“The soldiers of the Syrian Arab Army, aided by popular forces, have driven back the militants in the province of Aleppo and lifted the blockade from the settlements of Nubul and az-Zahra that were besieged for over four years.”
It is very interesting to hear that the fleeing terrorists are heading towards Turkey, as Russia now believes that Turkey is planning a ground invasion of Syrian territory.
The Turks will likely claim that their territory is being violated as a result of the Syrian state ‘failing’ to uphold its security obligations.
They are, however, unlikely to mention that Turkey has been working with ISIS to smuggle stolen Syrian oil and wants to work with Israel to construct oil and gas pipelines through the same Syrian territory that it wants to invade.
With ISIS in such monumental retreat, how much longer can they last?