The documentation of the operations in Al-Qabun, Syria, is continued. There are some things that cause head-shaking.
Especially the fact that the road for the military operation has been obviously not closed.
Civilian buses, trucks, taxis, and cars drive at full speed through the barrage by the Republican Guard. Not to believe.
There is a further situation report about the military operation by Marat Musin (ANNA-News) below the embedded video from yesterday.
The records are probably from Saturday.
“Last night, three rockets flew above our vehicle. It was an impressive sight, it even looked a bit like a firework. In this moment, we were not able to forebode that the rebels have already received a new kind of NATO (or Saudi) weapons.
A soldier was wounded by the fragments of such a fourth rocket. Naive as we were, we thought, that these rockets would be the typical self-built missiles, as usual. However, it was very different.
As it stands, new and modern weapons were meanwhile already smuggled to Syria and the rebels have used them today to take the tanks and BMPs under fire. Two BMPs were hit by two such missiles; a third one was struck by a RPG.
Yesterday, we could not imagine that two missiles will fly past us – just some metres away today. We stood peacefully around with Viktor Kuznetsov and filmed the combat, while we did not bother anybody.
Apparently, the rebels saw us and the soldiers, and they have decided to not be too nit-pick (petty). Instead of the bullets of the snipers, they shot at us with three missiles in the right moment. Our interpreter Viktor Kuznetsov has been slightly injured by the explosion of the first rocket. Of course, we celebrated his second birthday and his rescued eye later.
The rocket hit an armoured personnel, which was occupied with troops. Two soldiers died immediately, six were injured. We brought one of them as quickly as possible into a BMP for the evacuation. The injuries of the soldiers were heavy, he has doused his home soil and us, the unworthy guys, abundant with his blood.
About 10 minutes later, the second missile hit the right part of the gate, when our team was at the left part of the gate at this moment. Colonel Khaled was wounded by the explosion. The third rocket hit the armoured unit of the neighbour unit at the left flank. The combat vehicle was ablaze, the cartridges of its 30-millimeter cannon and the machine gun exploded by the heat, we were able to record this on video.
Apart from the fact that the terrorists now probably use a new and modern kind of anti-tank weapons, the Syrian Arab army has run a successful operation in the residential area of al-Qabun today.
The rebels took three armoured units actively under fire as the units have stormed the residential area (“illegal house building” by the way), which was occupied by the terrorists, in a surprise attack. The army penetrated up to 1.2 km into the depth of the district and the attack came obviously unexpected for the terrorists.
According to the estimation of the Republican Guard, around 200 bandits were liquidated during the operations today, while the army has to register three wounded soldiers as well as the aforementioned crew of the BMP as losses. Overall, the tanks and BMP have received about 15 hits by RPG fire and rockets.
The armoured brigades say in terms of the way these missiles detonate, that they have to deal with such a kind of weapons for the first time.
The first tank of our known Lieutenant Colonel penetrated deep into the territory that is occupied by the rebels and was able to destroy a dozen cars of the rebels, including MG vehicles, on the square in front of the mosque.
One of the BMP liquidated a Saudi with red coloured beard and a RPG in his hand; the gunner gave him a hearty sheaf.
A battalion was deposed in the neighbourhood that is controlled by the rebels already for half a year. Heavy fights are imminent, even harder than in Daraya.”