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Syrian Army storms Jazal oil field near Palmyra

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After weeks of demining activities in the largely uninhabited desert of eastern Homs, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) finally stormed the ISIS-held Jazal Oil Field northwest of Palmyra.

Following the second liberation of Palmyra, the SAA shifted its attention to this oil-rich site on Sunday evening and captured all hills south of the Jazal Oil Field, thus establishing fire control over the facility and its wells, effectively rendering the oil field indefensible.

Subsequently, ISIS fighters abandoned the Jazal Oil Field and regrouped near the adjacent Mazrur Oil Field and the mountain of Jabal al-Jazal. Unfortunately for the advancing government troops, jihadist militants set the Jazal wells on fire prior to abandoning the area and scattered mines (IED’s disguised as rocks) across the facility.

With fire control completely secured, the SAA has now called in engineering teams to clear the Jazar Oil Field prior to capturing it in a bid to reduce casualties.

The advance was spearheaded by elements of the 18th Tank Division and newly formed 5th Legion although multiple contingents were involved. Meanwhile, Russian warplanes repeatedly attacked ISIS’ forces during their withdrawal from the Jazar Oil Field.

The SAA has now almost fully restored the pre-December 2016 frontline which buckled due to a massive ISIS offensive on the ancient city of Palmyra.

Picture of the site from the SAA’s point of view:

AMN Al-Masdar News

12 Comments on "Syrian Army storms Jazal oil field near Palmyra"

  1. joe on Sun, 5th Mar 2017 4:26 pm 

    With Aleppo secure, Al qeada confined to Idlib and the Kurds poised to take on Turkey to see who is America’s best friend (second place being Russias/Syrias) then Assad seems to be about to get a country more pro-government than before the infiltration by US backed jihadis. Thanks to Assad and Iran, Christians can still live in the middle east. That’s quite an indictment of western policy.

  2. Cloggie on Sun, 5th Mar 2017 5:36 pm 

    Syrian army kicking western supported jihadist ass. Who would have thought that two years ago. The West is looking old and should be buried.

    Talking about western defeats…

    Donbass seems to be really breaking away now from the Ukraine. Ukrainian army is behaving like a border guard, Donbass switching to the Ruble. After Crimea, Russia has become yet bigger again.

    Birds of a feather…

    Multi-ethnic societies don’t work.

    More multi-ethnic disaster news: president Zuma of South-Africa wants to take land from whites without compensation:

  3. Truth Has A Liberal Bias on Sun, 5th Mar 2017 7:09 pm 

    Hezbullah is hands down the best infantry in the Middle East. Within the next 24 months they’ll have another war with Israel. And much like the last time Israel won’t come out looking very good.

  4. Cloggie on Mon, 6th Mar 2017 3:31 am 

    “Europe has lost Turkey!”

    This was the conclusion yesterday of the German polit-talk show “Anne Will”:
    (German, no U-boat… em subs)

    Seldom should a “loss” give more reason for celebration than this one. Turkey is no longer a democratic state with rule of law and is incompatible with Europe and is on its way to become the Sunny equivalent of Iran.


    Good riddance to you, neo-Ottomans!

    And it won’t be long before you will get your Euro-Turks back as well.

    Turkey out,
    Russia in:

    Mark my words: when in 2023 Putin retreats (at age 70, one year younger as Trump is today), the Czar will be reinstalled in Russia and Wladimir I will be the first Czar.

  5. peakyeast on Mon, 6th Mar 2017 4:31 am 

    Modern definition of Dictatorship:
    One Mafia-organisation rules the country to exploit the sheeple

    Modern definition of Democracy:
    A small number of Mafia-organisations vie for the position of leadership to exploit the sheeple

  6. Cloggie on Mon, 6th Mar 2017 4:41 am 

    Russia apparently handed over the Northern Syrian town of Manbij to Assad as well:

    Google Maps:

  7. Davy on Mon, 6th Mar 2017 4:59 am 

    Multi-ethnic societies do work just not always. They can enhance a society with a diversity of attitudes and behavior. They can allow creativity and spiritual growth because of mutual understanding. Ethnicities should not be expected to combine as we see in the west where forced assimilation under a national banner is the unspoken law. Not all cultures mix well. Good fences make good neighbors. We are going to see less mixing and more resistance to migrations as our affluence declines and problems grow.

    Globalism has no future in a world of less and greater pain and suffering. Globalism is based on multi-cultural and multi-ethnic mixing and a resulting homogenous economic and political development under the banner of liberal democracy and market based capitalism. Globalism is all about a common growth of affluence by mutual cooperation. It is the competitive cooperation of this arrangement that is untenable. At the point existential limits are approached balance is lost and competition becomes stronger than cooperation. This is happening now as globalism has usurped our local sustainability and support. We are now stuck with each other but also at odds with each other. Our new civilizational dimension of nationalism that is brewing means one thing and that is more political and economic conflict. It will be how we wall off globalism that will matter if we are able to transition away from globalism and still depend on each other. We are in dangerously uncharted waters.

  8. Cloggie on Mon, 6th Mar 2017 5:38 am 

    Very instructive graph representing the degree of approval the general population has with the direction their respective countries are going:

    Most happy are China and Russia.

    At the bottom western countries, most of all France.

    Why are they at the bottom? Globalism, multiculturalism, f* third world foreigners. That’s why.

    So where can you expect the revolution to start first? Not in China and not in Russia, but in France, UK, USA, etc.

    The stake of the coming revolution: getting rid of Washington and the Soros bunch.

    The conclusion of Russia-insider, namely that “The future belongs to the East”, is premature. Europe (Paris-Berlin-Moscow) will be back.

    Russia-insider = China-Russia alliance
    Putin = Paris-Berlin-Moscow

    I’ll put my cards on Putin any time.

  9. DKB on Mon, 6th Mar 2017 5:50 am 

    What does the Syrian Army want with an oil field? How did ISIS obtain the oil field? Did they use force?

    You gotta wonder.

    The jihadistas are running around out there in The Pale. They are going nowhere fast.

    They’re like the Mongols now, Attila the Hun would probably teach them a thing or two about a thing or two. If Attila thought he was being shorted on gold from the Roman Emperor, it was time to raise hell.

    That’s how long all of this stuff has been going on, it never stops.

    It is just another war, been 14,000 wars the past 4,000 years, chalk up one more.

    For the most part, 7,475,000,000 humans are reasonably peaceful and get along just fine, just a few ten thousands of them use force to get what they want. I suppose shooting back is the only option, aggressors shoot first, you might have to shoot back to get them to stop.

    Sounds like the Russians are lending Assad a helping hand.

    Good luck to them.

  10. Davy on Mon, 6th Mar 2017 5:53 am 

    People who put their faith in polls are like kids in candy stores! LOL

  11. Davy on Mon, 6th Mar 2017 5:54 am 

    or a doper in Amsterdam

  12. Cloggie on Mon, 6th Mar 2017 6:04 am 

    What does the Syrian Army want with an oil field?

    What does a woman want with her husband’s credit card?

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