Hezbollah fighters appear to gave gained some valuable, hands-on experience on offense through this action and may now be assuming lower-echelon duties, freeing up Syria's army for continued offensive operations.
Hezbollah and Syrian military now are the best battle-tested army in the region. The morale, elan and sheer professionalism of both has stunned even their enemies. This is an excellent reflection on Iranian training, superb intelligence and ability to accurately read the ground situation. VIVA IRAN, SYRIAN MILITARY, PRESIDENT ASSAD and above all HEZBOLLAH LIONS.The next war for the Liberation of Golan will see some stunning results against the Zionist scum as well. The axis of resistance is on a roll.Syria: Salafi terrorists In Retreat – AnalysisJune 8, 2013Syria military stuns the worldWith financial assistance from Qatar and Saudi Arabia drying up and the flow of weapons from Turkey and Lebanon slowing, what had to happen now has: The mostly foreign recruited terrorists have begun retreating in panic under the Syrian Army’s well executed onslaught. This is occurring against the backdrop of bad things happening for the terrorists: Riyadh is clearly tired of throwing money at cannibal Islamists who are increasingly under the thrall of Doha rather than the Saudis; there could be a turnover in the Qatari government at any time due to the illness of the Emir, for whom it currently is more important to resolve the issue of making the Crown Prince head of state; and Turkey is in the early throes of its own “revolutionary spring” and Turkish public is not interested in Erdogan's failed Syrian gambit that has destabilized Turkey with the generals waiting in the wings.On June 4, the Syrian armed forces succeeded in clearing the rebels from the strategically important town of Al-Qusayr, which is located in central Syria near the Lebanese border. The terrorists and government forces had fought for control of that town for almost six months. Hama was almost completely liberated on June 5. According to reports coming in, troops loyal to the legitimate government, including special guards units, are preparing within the next few days to begin an operation to clear out rebels entrenched in some neighborhoods. If that happens, Damascus will have control of all of Syria’s major cities. A few pockets of resistance may hold out for a time, of course, but the Islamists are at the end of their rope. Realizing their desperate situation, therefore, some of the extremists have decided to attack the center of the capital with mortars, but they have not produced the desired results as new Russian and Iranian battlefield fire locating systems quickly identify the source and then eliminate it. Moreover, Syrian troops have initiated combat operations in all major cities where pockets of foreign mercenary terrorists are holding out.In addition, the confused Obama administration is obviously becoming increasingly less desirous of seeing a radical Islamist regime in Syria. As is Israel that has now kept a low profile as the ever rampant Syrian armor trampled at the DMZ gates in Occupied Golan. And without a less than enthusiastic Washington, none of the "opposition’s" weak sponsors will decide a suicidal intervention militarily in Syria, especially since it is becoming increasingly impossible for Turkey to do so and the Russians upping the ante.
Iran The Big Winner In Syria's war against Salafi terrorismSyria’s uprising offered the possibility of a strategic defeat of Iran. In this scenario, Iran would be weakened by the collapse of Bashar al-Assad’s regime, its single Arab ally and a vital link to Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia. Isolated, Iran would become more vulnerable to international pressure to limit its nuclear program. And as Iran’s regional influence faded, those of its rivals — U.S. allies Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia — would expand.Instead, events in Syria are spinning in Iran’s favor. Assad’s regime is winning ground, the war has made Iran more comfortable in its nuclear pursuits, and Iran’s gains have embarrassed U.S. allies that support the Syrian uprising. What’s more, Iran has strengthened its relationship with Russia, which may prove to be the most important strategic consequence of the Syrian conflict, should the U.S. continue to sit it out.Part of the U.S. calculation in declining to intervene has been the assumption that Assad would inevitably fall. The U.S., apparently, did not consider the implications of leaving the door open to a comeback by Assad. Reinforced by Hezbollah fighters and armed with Iranian and Russian weapons, the Syrian army broke through rebel lines in the central city of al-Qusair last week. The symbolic victory has dashed hopes for a quick end to the regime or a diplomatic resolution to the fighting.Syria is now a proxy war, the outcome of which will determine the regional pecking order. In the Mideast, aura of power decides strategic advantage. Hezbollah’s prowess in Syria is a blow to Saudi Arabia, which has supported Hezbollah’s political opponents in Lebanon. The Syrian army’s gains are a setback to the Saudis, Qataris and Turks, all of whom have backed the rebels with money and weapons.The U.S. has withheld lethal aid, not to mention military action. The Obama administration has eschewed intervention in Syria as a slippery slope to full-scale war, a costly repeat of the Iraq fiasco. In making this case, however, the administration sends a strong signal that it also would not go to war against Iran, despite President Barack Obama’s statement that no option is off the table when it comes to stopping Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. When U.S. officials say their options for intervention are constrained by Syria’s air defense systems, they are also saying they fear Iran’s.If there was once a realistic hope that Syria’s civil war would isolate Iran, that prospect has dimmed. Russia has assumed all along Assad could win, and thanks to Iran’s support, that now looks like a realistic outcome. http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/iran-the-big-winner-in-syrias-civil-war/
Syria to rebuild QusayrA large number of Syrians, Lebanese and their victorious allies have held a massive rally in the strategic city of Qusayr to celebrate the restoration of security in the city, which borders Lebanon.The thousands of cheerful demonstrators in festive mood, waving large Syrian flags, hoisting massive photographs of President Bashar al Assad, Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and Iran's Supreme leader Sayyed Ali Khamenei and chanting nationalistic slogans, marched through the streets of Qusayr on Sunday, the official news agency SANA reported.They expressed their trust in the ability of the Syrian security forces to confront terrorists and protect the homeland against plots hatched by the Arab country’s enemies.Homs governor Ahmad Munir Mohammad, who was leading the rally, said that the public services destroyed by terrorists would be restored soon and all damaged and destroyed buildings rebuilt along with a new hospital.Former Lebanese MP, Hassan Yaacoub, who also participated in the demonstration, said that Syria's enemies sought to destroy it but failed “due to the steadfastness of the Syrian people and bravery of the Syrian army.”Last week, Syrian troops established control over Qusayr following weeks of heavy clashes with foreign-backed militants. Syrian troops were backed by elite forces from the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah during the Qusayr operation.The Syrian Army is now in complete control of the towns and villages near the border with Lebanon and is mopping up scattered and demoralized Salafi terrorist groups in central Syria and eastern border regions near Iraq.There have been reports of heavy clashes between government forces and terrorist cells in Aleppo, Latakia, Idlib, and Deir Ezzor. Large numbers of Syrian soldiers and armor are assembling south of Aleppo with incessant surveillance drones and helicopter gunships overhead.The Syria military and Hezbollah units have killed over 3000 mostly foreign terrorists and captured several hundred tons of modern NATO and Croatian supplied weaponry. Most of the captured weapons have been carted off by Hezbollah convoys. The haul includes large numbers of anti-tank and manpad SAM systems which the untrained terrorist groups were not able to utilise in the face of rapid Hezbollah and Syrian onslaught.
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