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Aleppo Ceasefire Breaks Down, But A Few People Saved

This piece in VZGLIAD recounts how 48 people, mainly women and children, were saved from East Aleppo.  It is a very paltry result of the recent ceasefire, but still very important to those particular individuals. Major-General Igor Konashenkov, as spokesperson … Continue reading

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Aleppo – The Final Meat Grinder

Dear Readers: Today I have another long piece on the Battle of Aleppo, written by Russian military analyst Evgeny Krutikov.  Aleppo is the final conflict in this proxy war, the conflict which ends in either victory or defeat for the forces … Continue reading

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The Liberation of Aleppo, a Long Process – Part III

Dear Readers: This is the final installment of the story, posted by Evgeny Krutikov, for VZGLIAD newspaper, about the gradual liberation of Aleppo, starting with the Eastern section of the city; and how the joint Syrian-Russian operation of providing a “humanitarian … Continue reading

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The Liberation of Aleppo, a Long Process – Part II

Dear Readers: This is the continuation of yesterday’s story, posted by Evgeny Krutikov, for VZGLIAD newspaper. Krutikov was talking about the “Jerusalem Brigade” of Palestinian militants, and how forcefully they fought their way into the Khandarat refugee camp. north of … Continue reading

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The Liberation of Aleppo, a Long Process – Part I

Dear Readers: Today I have another piece by Evgeny Krutikov, war correspondent and military analyst for the VZGLIAD newspaper. Krutikov begins this piece with the following paragraph:  “The first stage of the joint Syrian-Russian humanitarian operation in Aleppo began on Friday … Continue reading

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Syria War: Successes and Failures of the Syrian Army

This is another analytical piece  by Evgeny Krutikov, who covers the Syria war for VZGLIAD newspaper.  I summarize his text, without adding any of my own commentary. The lede: Recent successes of the Syrian Army include liberating a major section … Continue reading

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Syria War: Some Tactical Issues

This piece in VZGLIAD is military analysis (author = Evgeny Krutikov) of the successes achieved so far by the joint Russian-Syrian campaign against ISIS, along with some tactical issues and paradoxes. The piece is too long to translate in full, … Continue reading

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