Friday, March 24, 2017

#RAQQA , TOOTHLESS IN--A Campaign Assessment--THE OPERATIONAL COUNTERPOINTS

TO HAYES
FROM SOLDIER
SUBJ--ARE THE NATIVES FRIENDLY..??

(SHURFA BEACHHEAD)--  Now is the time to evaluate the oncoming fight to break the enemy's grip on the last stronghold, Raqqa. However, there may be some major setbacks that can plainly be seen.

1.) Are the natives friendly? We have seen from a recent failed commando strike in Yemen how the locals joined in the fight to throw out the interlopers, in that case the combined US Navy Seal-UAE raiders, on the AQAP compound. What exactly is the sentiment of the people of Raqqa, do they actually want to be liberated?

2.) The SDF is now calling for the Syrian military to assist in the fight to take the city away from the enemy. The Syrian government today has called the operation "illegitimate".

3.) What can be seen from the on-again, off-again campaign to liberate Mosul is that it will take more than a semi-disciplined militia such as the SDF to take on the enemy on its own turf. In Mosul, a full division of well-trained, seasoned Iraqi soldiers backed by heavy armor, air power and artillery, still find the going gets rough when engaging tooth-and-nail on the ground.

4.) The bottom line is the ambition of Allied commanders in the field; is their plan even viable? Or is this just another effort to make the new American regime look genuine and in the end, falling far short of the objective.

5.) Bottom line number two--Syria doesn't want the Kurds invading its territory. The SDF is inviting the Syrians to pitch in and join the fight, the Syrians want the Kurds out completely.

6.) And what about the Russians, will they move in to fill whatever vacuum opens up on the front lines like they did in Kosovo, you can bet on it.

In the end, the Allies may fall well short of the objective, leave in humiliation after months of waging an unwinnable campaign and find themselves, Toothless in Raqqa--



FWD ALL POINT CMDS, ATTN:  ELLIOT, RB, PVT, 3/28 USMC SPC/SVC--

#RAQQA--Tabqa Relief Campaign--SDF-ALLIED LIMITED DAM ACCESS, NORTH SIDE

TO SOLDIER
FROM HAYES
SUNJ  CAMPAIGN OF MISINFORMATION

(SHURFA BEACH HQ)-- Conflicting reports out of the AOR indicate that the SDF units are in full control of the dam, when in fact, they are nearly three miles from the actual dam.

Photos circulating on Twitter, released by the YPG Press Office,  show the forces are at the el-Rey channel intake, which is 2.6 miles north of the dam itself.

It appears enemy reports that it still controls the actual dam may well be accurate, as there is no hard reconnaissance as to units in proximity of the dam.

THE TWITTER PHOTOS MAPPED--



PHOTOS RELEASED BY THE YPG PRESS OFFICE--






Clearly, the SDF is nowhere near the southern entrance to the dam and there is a long dangerous corridor in approach from the north side.






REF, FWD TO RECON TEAM ALPHA, ELLIOTT, PVT --3/28  SPEC SVC--






Thursday, March 23, 2017

#RAQQA--Tabqa Objective--THE SDF NAVY WANTS YOU..!!

TO HAYES
FROM SOLDIER
SUBJ THE FLEET TAKES TO THE WATER--

(SHURFA BEACH)--Following info on size, capacity of the SDF Navy--


Barge, One (1)--
Boats, Three (3)--
Crew, Twelve (12) Approx.--
Admiral, One (1)--
Naval Attache, Position Vacant--

AOR --Area of Operations--Lake Assad, Syria

Recent Ops--Beach Landing, Shurfa Peninsula,  March, 2017



FWD ALL NAVAL ATTACHES, FLIGHT CREWS, CARRIER TASK FORCE COMMANDERS...