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Iraq’s Top Cleric Is Becoming Its Political Savior
Syrian War Daily – 22nd of October 2018
Video from Liwa Shuhada Hasakah showing clashes in Tadif
Assad's strategic use of ISIL made his victory in Syria possible
Those are a lot of tanks. Didn't even expect the rebels to have this much, especially with some of these tanks supposedly being assigned to the elite SAA units before they got captured
They probably didn't see much action because the rebels were critically low on ammo.
One of the surprising things that the rebels lacked since about 2015 seems to be is the ability to maintain tanks. I never have seen them be used much to advance since Aleppo , maybe in the Hama offensive, but most of the time they are used just for sniping. Supplying the rebels smalls arms from ex-Soviet stockpiles is one thing. But most countries are not willing too buy up large amounts of spare parts or whole tanks, especially quite a few Warsaw pack countries still keep T-55s/T-72s in active service.
Meanwhile Syria has the original producer of it's tanks backing them.
Notice the Turms-T which was recaptured, the most prized loot of this offensive I think. I think it is the sole T-72AV Turms-T in Daraa, that was captured in Jassem national hospital early in the war:
Soviet has a lot to answer for it seems...