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2018-02-08 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
US kills more than 100 Assad regime fighters in largest deliberate strike against Syrian government forces
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Posted by Flimp Ulavinter9261 2018-02-08 11:06|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [495 views ]  Top
 File under: Govt of Syria 

#1 Something to do with the alleged Chlorine attacks the other day?
Posted by gorb 2018-02-08 12:31||   2018-02-08 12:31|| Front Page Top

#2 My guess is that Assad/Putin wanted to test limits. It is SecDef Jim Mattis; what were they thinking?
Posted by C. Dark Lord of the Hatfields8922 2018-02-08 13:21||   2018-02-08 13:21|| Front Page Top

#3 Not sure what they were thinking then. I'm pretty sure what they are thinking now, however.
Posted by gorb 2018-02-08 13:32||   2018-02-08 13:32|| Front Page Top

#4 The SDF is comprised of a Kurdish core and various Arab and other auxilliary units. American trainers are embedded with them, as Bashar Assad and his generals well know. He is testing to see if he can attack with impunity, like Turkey against the Kurdish forces in Afrin, it seems to me.

Guess he found the answer.
Posted by trailing wife 2018-02-08 15:04||   2018-02-08 15:04|| Front Page Top

#5 This is simultaneously a warning to Turkey. I think Assad was checking to see if Uncle lacked the will/ability or simple desire to stop the Turkish incursion. He's found that that it is simple desire that's missing, not will or ability. Erdogan will be taking notes re his warnings about Manbij. And if Uncle goes after his troops in Afrin, he will see thousands of Turkish dead, given that their highly mechanized nature means big (and highly-visible to strike aircraft) targets.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2018-02-08 16:15||   2018-02-08 16:15|| Front Page Top

#6 Am I correct that the vics were not actual Syrian Army but some combination of the various pro-regime gangs?

On the radio (the Beeb, I think) they said Russia had promised the US these guys would play nice. Obviously they didn't. I wonder if Russia cares.
Posted by SteveS 2018-02-08 17:22||   2018-02-08 17:22|| Front Page Top

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