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  1. Hey :)

    (Posted on 2020-10-16 12:10:00 by john)
  2. I am actually surprised nobody leave a comment, since it can be done as anonymous... lol
    Anyway I hope you like this page, since I don't get any feedback...

    (Posted on 2017-06-25 10:58:00 by The M)
  3. You can find me on Twiter... ;) @FPSPredatorsHA

    (Posted on 2016-12-28 14:41:00 by M)
  4. Hi C! Nice to see you around. :)

    (Posted on 2016-12-28 14:39:00 by The_M)
  5. Hey M, glad to have you back, hope you are doing fine my friend. Arklight has dispared from Syrper as well, wonder what happened. Best regards,

    (Posted on 2016-12-12 11:57:00 by Canthama)
  6. I am updating maps again... When I have some time... lol

    (Posted on 2016-11-21 09:00:00 by M)
  7. Hi, I have relocated to new place and internet here is very bad so I can't work on the maps... When I get better internet I will continue updating them...

    (Posted on 2016-08-17 10:39:00 by M)
  8. M: Nothing since mid June, guy, what's up?

    (Posted on 2016-07-13 23:11:00 by Arklight)
  9. Hey, M, what's up? Your map was dynamite, but it's gotten way out of date. If you don't want to do it anymore, don't have time, or whatever, why not just take it down and forget it? Anyway, thanks for what you've done, all the best going forward, and blessings be upon you and all in your house.

    (Posted on 2016-06-14 22:02:00 by Arklight)
  10. Hey, M, when was the last time you updated your map? When Wiki reflects more Iraqi and Lebanese v ictories than do you, that's awful. Peto Lucen and others have no common standard for designation of forces, and it gives me a headache to try to make sense of them, Wiki gets fiddled with and is not kept current according to reliable web sites, so that leaves you, pretty much. Hope all is well with you and yours - - be well, my friend.

    (Posted on 2016-06-06 11:49:00 by Arklight)
  11. I have started adding Turkish forces on the map (some time ago). US allies are Blue on my maps.

    (Posted on 2016-03-06 20:09:00 by M)
  12. Great site thanks. Have you considered adding Turkish govt forces to the map given they are now invading Syria more regularly? They have that illegal base in Northern Syria as well which could be shown?

    (Posted on 2016-02-15 02:27:00 by helen)
  13. @qeroman - City or Province? Anyway, I am starting to update all maps...

    (Posted on 2016-01-23 08:12:00 by M)
  14. Syria Aleppo MAPUPDATE

    (Posted on 2016-01-17 18:36:00 by geroman)
  15. Servers hosting my websites are under DDOS attack.

    (Posted on 2015-12-15 10:07:00 by M)
  16. Servers hosting my websites are under DDOS attack.

    (Posted on 2015-12-15 10:05:00 by M)
  17. Servers hosting my websites are under DDOS attack.

    (Posted on 2015-12-15 10:04:00 by M)
  18. Actually, "shading" is a map made by Leith, I just took his map and layered it with my map! If he make the Iraq the same, I get some other maps like his or I make ones; I can easily layer it with my maps... :)

    (Posted on 2015-09-18 12:41:00 by M)
  19. M: Nice job on shading Syria, could you do the same for Iraq?

    (Posted on 2015-09-09 14:56:00 by Arklight)
  20. M: I don't see the Yemeni islands off the south coast, one of whicyh is occupied by Lucifer's Lackeys (US), who are claiming a naval base there.

    (Posted on 2015-09-06 21:18:00 by Arklight)
  21. I have relocated to Melbourne and don't have internet at the moment. Will continue with updates when my internet get connected.

    (Posted on 2015-07-19 12:09:00 by M)
  22. That's why I made this maps for us... I got pissed how slow they were to update those maps on Wiki. Sometimes they don't update them for MONTHS!!!!

    (Posted on 2015-06-26 12:27:00 by M)
  23. HAHAHA, yeah. Wikimpas really sucks, doesn't it? If nothing else, trolls don't come on your maps and change things so nobody can figure out where anybody is. I like that.

    (Posted on 2015-06-26 12:14:00 by Arklight)
  24. Sorry Ark... Adobe Flash has been taken of mobile devices (which meny people use nowdays). I am just trying to improve accessibility and loading times. I will try to find some new (animated) icons to make new webbie look better. At least it is WAY better then that crap "Wiki Template Map"...

    (Posted on 2015-06-11 23:19:00 by M)
  25. M, I ain't crazy about the new format. It loads faster, sure, but other than that, I liked the old one a whole lot better. Sorry.

    (Posted on 2015-06-09 12:12:00 by Arklight)
  26. Syrian armed forces took one heck of a kick in the crotch in the past week, no doubt about that. YPG seems to be making net gains in the north and northeast:
    Link: Link:
    I don't know about making a hard drive on Jisr, as yet. I think that, first, I'd kiss the ass of whomever had the aerial recon drones I need, stand up the aerial recon units as quickly
    as I could, then fly the linvin' shit out of 'em to get a real time picture of what the enemy is up to, insofar as is possible. Lee lost the battle of Gettysburg because of a fatal lack of
    recon intel (among other things, of course). If the enemy has real time intel that can tell him when and where every line dog takes a dump, and all you know is that the enemy 'is out
    there, somewhere', you're just screwed. Syrian Command doesn't need to look any farther than Ramade and Palmyra to figure that out, if they're smart enough and can stay away
    from the buffet for a few hours. If all else fails, grab a dozen or so roast chickens, 3 or 4 dozen hard boiled eggs, and go back to the map and sand tables. Syrian Command isn't
    ready to tangle with the IS that is emerging, and I don't see any quick fix to that, even if a bunch of old fat guys in cammo BDUs get fired - - well, last year would be good.

    Early on, the Syrian military did an unbelievable, and nearly impossible, job of restructuring SAA and its partners, but when they got to what seemed a comfortable battle doctrine,
    they just didn't carry the improvements forward, as far as I can tell. SAA would do this, IS would do that, SAA would respond; or, IS would do this, SAA would reaact, IS would get
    beat and leave.

    There's no doubt in my mind that IS has experienced, professional, strategists and tacticians calling its shots, and improving IS tactics, training and equipment all the time, plus
    providing real time intel across the board, and now secure satellite comms as well. and Syrian command is sucking hind tit all the way. The changes that need to be made won't
    be easy, but they have to be quick, no matter who gets their feeling hurt.

    (Posted on 2015-05-30 19:50:00 by Arklight)
  27. I expect that SAA will retreat to Furaykah (Idlib) and try to consolidate the lines there. What I would do next (if I was in command) is to try to recapture Jisr Al Shughour.
    All that "action" in Idlib is not a big deal for SAA in strategical view. Not even Aleppo. More important are the Latakia, Homs (Gas/Oil fields), Palmyra (Gas/Oil fields) and Rif Dimashq. If there is any strength left in SAA I think that they will try to recapture Palmyra, defend the Homs (east countryside against IS) and they really need to bounce back in Latakia (pressing the M4 highway towards Jisr Al Shughour)...

    (Posted on 2015-05-29 16:51:00 by M)
  28. Okay, but this commander says, himself, that ISIS has changed, which supports my contention that ISIS is morphing into a true military, not the horde of vandals we've seen up to now. We also have the explanation for the continued presences of American advisors, which is to relay messaages to IA command about when to bug out. Iraq News posted a short item about Iraqi helicopters being flown into Ramadi to pick up a group of soldiers and politicians who had been cut off, which is explained by a note in the article. The traitors had to be rescued, and screw the line dogs. Apparently the combat helicopters did not engage the enemy either on the way in, or on the way out. I think, at this point, there is little doubt remaining that Abadi is a traitor, and the key members of the Defense Ministry are paddling about in the same cesspool with him. Special Operations Command may have been formed under Maliki, but I think his influence on the selection of was minimal. Recall that in his final time in office he ignored the Amereican and bought weapons and weapons systerms fro Russia and eastern Europe because he was getting nothing but BS from the Americans.; he also restructured the ISF and recalled officers who had been retired for reasons not specified, but most likey for religious reasons. Thanks to Maliki, the Iraqi military became secular and all inclusive, which must have severly frost the American cookies. Ziad note on SyrPer that SAA cannot absorb nearly 4 divisions worth of new recruits from Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine, a certain proportion of whom will be Hama/MB or American stooges. Syrian MI has its work cut out for them, vetting all of them. Good luck to them, and a bullet in the ear for any closet rats.

    (Posted on 2015-05-24 14:33:00 by Arklight)
  29. (Posted on 2015-05-24 12:34:00 by M)
  30. I have read report from a militia stationed east of Ramadi. He confirmed Iraqi officers got payed and pulled out leaving all equipment to IS and local militias to die. They were/are fuming and say they will not colaborate with army again. They say that they will stay neytral and just defend their area. Pitty cant find the link again to give you...

    (Posted on 2015-05-24 12:24:00 by M)
  31. I don't agree. From what I've been able to learn, the IS force was a specially trained and eqipped unit of shock troops, American trained and led, comprised of combat experienced IS veterans. We do know that IS is receiving real time intel from US satellites and drones, and that the attack hit the juncture of militia and IA forces. I think the militia gave way first, allowing IS to fla nk the IA troops and drive them out, with superior combat skills and maneuver. The IAisn't adequately trained in defensive warfare, and paid the price for that lack. I also suspect that the American 'advisors' (non of whom were killed or wounded in the engagement) sold their 'allis' down the river, as usual. I don't know about the IA command at Ramadi, but suspect that they are also inadequately trained by the Americans (no accident, in my opinion), and were called up to command far above their skills level. Mosul was different, in that the entire upper command of 3 infantry divisions was absent before the attack started, leaving nothing above battalion level anywhere ont the ground. The troops could get no supplies of anything, including ammunition and water, with a lot of them fighting until they were killed defending their posisions. Videos showed the streets strewn with dead Iraqi soldiers, some of whom had their bayonets fixed. Survivors told of running out of ammunition, with a few comrades collecting what was left and then forming a rear guard which covered the retreat of the others. The rear guards fought to the death, according to the survivors. There are too many stories of no commanders left above platoon, sometimes company, level, all of them being left hanging. After ten years of US training, the IA had no real combat skills whatever, and with the Divison and Corps command vanished into Turkey, the troops did what they could with what they had to fight with. I think that Ramadi resulted from a combination of superb training and leadership on the part of the enemy, and sub-par training and leadership on the part of ISF. I do think that the Ramadi debacle was wholly engineers, and aand at least partially prosecuted the the US. I sispect that the outfit which hit Ramadi was only one of several specially trained and equipped assault units, and that another one hit Ramadi in order to cut the road to DZ. There will be more such engagements, with similar outcomes, and neither IA nor SAA is anywhere near prepared to meet this new enemy. I think that YP/YPJ and Peshmerga, respectively, could handle it, and probably Hezbollah, but not the regular military.

    (Posted on 2015-05-23 14:51:00 by Arklight)
  32. In Ramadi history repeated. BETRAYAL! Officers run and solders followed - of course. I have the feeling that the whole thing has been staged to simply resupply failing IS forces with brand new equipment and supplies. I see no other way for taking the Ramadi THAT easy. Soon after that (resupplied) militants simply crossed the border and attacked/captured Palmyra. SAA didn't stand the chance there because they didn't expect attack from IRAQ! I was wondering where will IS deploy those tenks, Hummers and other equipment they have captured in Ramadi - now I know. In Syria; and that is why I think the whole Ramadi drama has been staged. US gave IS weapons to fight Assad. Iraq gov. puppets don't even know what is happening in their own country. US is supporting Kurds giving them their country and Iraq is too blind to see it. Sad... I am actually surprised that Iran and Russia are so quiet. Maybe they have a deals with US? Like nukes (for Iran) and Eastern Ukraine (for Russia) for Syria and Iraq...? Russia has NO EXCUSSE for NOT bombing IS. Even US is (officially) bombing them, so why the F is Russia or Iran not bombing them?!

    (Posted on 2015-05-21 10:04:00 by M)
  33. It would be good to have more info on the quality of the IS fighters. According to Ramadi accounts and videos, the IS troops were all in black uniform with unit patches, well trained and armed, and led by Americans.. This argues a significant advance in IS combat capability. The Ramadi IS were also fully equipped with new web gear and weapons, Kevlar helmets with some helmet cams, and possibly body armor. My thoughts on this force is that it is composed of picked IS fighters, intesely trained in American maneuver warfare doctrine, all veterans. Probably assault troops especially tasked with taking the strategic Ramadi roads nexus. They undoubtedly also have state of the art military commo gear, plus the advantage of real time battlefield intel from both drones and satellites, a combination in its totality that the IA alone would not overcome, let alone a defending force comprised, in part, of tribal fighters with insufficient training, not well equpped nor coordinated with the IA force. I also think that Ramadi was a test bed for new IS combat doctrine and performance. If I'm right, this is a very dangerous development which puts both IA and SAA far behind the curve. SAA seems to be more adaptable than IA to new battle tactics and doctrines by the enemy, but both IA and SAA need to get off the dime and come up with new tactics and technology if they are to survie, let alon win, this war. I know that SAA has drones which they don't seems to be using much, and they would be a great help, but SAA needs to become entirely a 'Tiger Force' with 'Jaguar' units in addition. I don't think that IA will be upgraded in time due to political crap plus the continued inexperiance of command, plus a certain remainder of corruption and incompetence, but the Syrian military still has a good chance, although it has to make a lot of changes, real fast. If the Ramadi IS unit is an indicator of what the American taxpayer is sending against Syria and Iraq, it soulc get real bad, rial fast. Cross your fingers and knock wood, guy.

    (Posted on 2015-05-20 14:36:00 by Arklight)
  34. Looks like Idlib (province) is in FSA/JN hands...

    (Posted on 2015-05-20 12:37:00 by M)
  35. A caller into the Alex Jones show ( who had served as a corpsman, attached to a Marine Recon Unit, states definitibely that the IS he saw in the video were not Americans, but had American training; also tha the unit commander he was was definitely an American - - it's easy to tell American military from any other by their bearing, posturre and mannerisms - - probably Green Beanies. The video shows IS in black uniforms with unit patches, kevlar helmets (with helmet cams). The American leading the unit was freshly shaven, in contrast to the 'troops' It is also reported that the IS MRAPs and other transport are brand new, made in USA, and NOT captured ISF equipment and materiel.

    One thing is that if IS is, in fact, US trained for field operations as opposed to garrison duty, they will be able to travel off road for as far as their fuel permits. My guess is that the Americans are 'contracotrs', quite possible burnt out combat veterans no longer suited for any trade but war. My opinion, of course, much like the Americans serving with the Kiev forces in eastern Ukraine.

    Abani still is refusing permission for tribal militias to join in the fight as tribal units, so I wonder how many pay checks he's getting, anyway, huh?

    (Posted on 2015-05-18 13:32:00 by Arklight)
  36. *DUMB not dam - typo...

    (Posted on 2015-05-18 12:11:00 by M)
  37. Ramadi has fallen. ISF says they are launching counter-strike (which is BS propaganda move if you ask me). Iraqi propaganda machine is so dam, let me give an example. First news they say that Ramadi hasn't fallen and straight after that they say that they are getting ready forces to retake it?! They don't know even how to lie properly f-ing noobs! LOL

    (Posted on 2015-05-18 12:09:00 by M)
  38. Hey, M - - anything definitive on the loss of Ramadi? I rather suspect that local militia didn't have the stomach for serious buckling, and left the IA in the lurch, but don't know for sure.

    (Posted on 2015-05-18 02:54:00 by Arklight)
  39. Well, the cleric and the church agree on something. How about that?

    (Posted on 2015-05-17 14:32:00 by Arklight)
  40. LOL!

    (Posted on 2015-05-17 10:15:00 by M)
  41. Ramadi is one of those unfortunate places with a critical roads nexus. If SAA could force a river crossing at, or near, Deir ez Zor, rat transport would be seriously hampered. Also, it would be nice if Iran could furnish ISF with a recon drone unit, or units, but with Abadani in office I doubt that will happen. Bummer.

    (Posted on 2015-05-16 15:56:00 by Arklight)
  42. Noboy bats a thousand, M. Don't worry about it. MSM is only hitting about .0000000000001.

    (Posted on 2015-05-16 15:04:00 by Arklight)
  43. I hate when I'm wrong sometimes. Remember I told you that ISF are not doing good in Iraq? Well RAMADI has FALLEN!

    (Posted on 2015-05-16 08:41:00 by M)
  44. Sorry to say, I don't really expect much from any military trained, supported, and advised by, the US. We do know that US air drops supply ISIL, and we know this because the drews would refuse to fly the mission until the drop zone was designated only as GPS coordinates. Until SAA can force a river crossing at DZ, the rats have fairly easy (if long and boring) travel into southern Iraq. I don't really fault the ISF for not making more progress, hampered (hamstrung?) as they are by American 'help' and the fact that ISIL receives real time airial intel from CIA drones - - in fact, I'm surprised that they are doing as well as they are, considering. One important factor, of overlooked, is the supply of ammunition and spare parts. Since most of ISF's weapons and transport are American, know to be maintenance intensive, if the spares are 'not available', then the numbers of armored and armored transport available at any one time would be limited. Not to say that any scarcity is intentional, but it would be a horrible obstacke to sustained offensive operations or, indeed, defensive operations on the scale which SAA has to conduct. As to Baiji refinery - - I think that it will be cleared, since doing that is work for line dogs, and the Iraqis are pretty good scrappers. If Iraq can contine to buy weapons, ammunition and spares from Russia and eastern Europe, I think they'll be able to hold on until the next elections, when they can dump Abadai and bring Maliki back. Fingers crossed.

    (Posted on 2015-05-15 15:36:00 by Arklight)
  45. ISF is not doing very good against IS... IS is inside refinery in Baiji. Also the reports coming in of IS advences West and North of baghdad. Hadithah is under attack again. It's interesting on how many sides is IS fighting at the same time, isn't it? Their (IS) attack on Kurds has been a big mistake, as we have forseen... :)

    (Posted on 2015-05-15 10:49:00 by M)
  46. I don't think that the KSA 'coalition' packs the gear, M. There is no viable military with which to make an invasion stick. KSA has a lot of very pricy toys, but they don't have a ground force capable of getting the job done. Bombing the snot out of towns and other fixed targets reases a lot of dust, but there is no aircraft in any inventory which can capture an objective or plant the flag on an enemy strongpoint. The Yemeni resistance is combat experienced, knows the ground, and is not afraid to take acceptable casualties. Yemen has eaten better armies than the KSA coalition can produce.

    (Posted on 2015-05-13 16:10:00 by Arklight)
  47. This conflict is expanding, it seems. It's just a metter of time untill KSA coalition invade Yemen, I think. That would be the only way the KSA could restore the previous government. Iran is far and there is not much they can do if that coalition decides to invade Yemen...

    (Posted on 2015-05-13 08:51:00 by M)
  48. Hmmm. So Hariri visited KSA and DC before he went to Moscow? Since he's not in office, I wouldn't give him credit for having enough juice to actually do anything for Lebanon, but trying to play a four way game is a very good way to get mouse trapped; it is interesting, though, that he's going to be meeting with Putin, but didn't get face time with Obama or the Saudi king, but an attempt to play Putin could backfire, big time.. This oughtta be good.

    (Posted on 2015-05-12 11:38:00 by Arklight)
  49. Lebanon siding with Russia and Syria (Gov.)?

    (Posted on 2015-05-12 08:58:00 by M)
  50. IF the Lebanon join the fight and support Syria by any chance FSA would be in deep shit... Syrian weaponry and Lebanon's manpower... But then the Israel would definitly attack them, I think.
    Problem is that it looks like the FSA is closing the technical gap between them and SAA. They are improving their training, coordination and armaments (thanks to the KSA). Iran has opened another front (proxy-Yemen) trying to "bleed" them (KSA-s "arab coalition") out by financing more wars. Smart move...

    (Posted on 2015-05-12 07:30:00 by M)
  51. Quite a while back there was some noise about Iran having been given naval basing priveleges in Latake, with and advance contigent of construction troops having landed. I wonder how that's playing out. Ziad makes no mention of it, of course, and nothing on either Press TV or FARS news, that I've seen. If I remember right, Lebanon has naval basin facilities which have not been used for years, except for a miniscule Coast Guard, Since Lebanon has an interest in the offshore gas reserves they could do a lot worse than to invite the Russians and Iranians to base fighting ships in Lebanese ports. Trouble is, Beirut is even more currupt than DC or Clark County, Nevada so there's plenty of nonexistent US money to buy enough influence in Beirut to ensure that Lebanon remains defenseless, except fo Hizbollah. Bummer.

    (Posted on 2015-05-12 01:02:00 by Arklight)
  52. I guess we will just have to wait and see... I don't think they will attack, really. Strategicly it would be a good move from them, perhaps, but politically a really bad move... Isreal like things as they are now, arabs fighting eachother and would risk uniting them (against Israel) basically if they attack Lebanon... And Lebanon has warned Israel that they are not Gaza, they have weapons! LOL

    (Posted on 2015-05-11 10:09:00 by M)
  53. I think that Israel is dumb enough to try it on. Since there is so much bull dust flying around DC and Tel Aviv these days it's hard to tell if the US has, or has not, guaranteed Israel resupply of compatible weapons, but even so the Israeli military of today is not nearly as good as the military of 40 years ago. Add into the equation the Russian naval forces which may interpret an attack on Lebanon as the precursor to an attack on Syria, and the picture becomes even more blurred. Anyway, I think it's 70/30 Israel will invade, 85/15 that they will get their asses kicked.

    (Posted on 2015-05-09 14:40:00 by Arklight)
  54. I have transferred comments box to (new) main page, which is "World Conflicts Map" (You can find it in menu on the left). That way I could bring the news from all "hot spots" (Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Ukraine) on one spot which would make it easyer for readers and me. Readers find all info on one spot and I can add all updates on one spot.
    If you bump into some info on changes on the ground, put it in here but please name the source. I myself visit SyrPer, SOHR, Al Masdar, NINA, PressTV, RT, Peto Lucern Twitter, basically all the news sources and I am not too fusy about it so don't be afraid to quote SOHR as your source, for example...
    You think the Israel will use this opportunity to attack Lebanon while Hezbollah is busy in Syria and Iraq?

    (Posted on 2015-05-08 23:37:00 by M)
  55. Hey, M: I don't really have time for SyrPer these days, beyond reading Ziad's articles. I had noted that the quality of the comments and posters had gone over the edge of the abyss and aren't worth the time it takes to scroll through any more, so I reat the article, check your maps, and get on with my day. I do miss the surrent situation notes at the right of the home page, though. Keep up the good work, guy :-)

    (Posted on 2015-05-08 20:15:00 by Arklight)
  56. Thanks Ark. :) I don't see you on SyrPer...?

    (Posted on 2015-05-01 12:07:00 by M)
  57. Nice job, M!

    (Posted on 2015-04-30 12:52:00 by Arklight)
  58. Yeah, working on new maps. Maps are updated and new maps are added (still working on them, though...).
    On the left you may notice new links: Eastern Ukraine, World Conflicts Map and Yemen. :)

    (Posted on 2015-04-29 11:56:00 by M)
  59. Hey, M, what happened to the updates? Everything okay with you?

    (Posted on 2015-04-28 14:32:00 by Arklight)
  60. Hi, Ark!

    (Posted on 2015-04-24 10:34:00 by M)
  61. Hey, welcomne back; welcome, welcome, welcome!

    (Posted on 2015-04-22 02:49:00 by Arklight)
  62. In a bid to decrease downloading time of the "Main Map" I have decided to create separate page for update/upgrade discussion. Sorry for any incoviniance.

    (Posted on 2015-01-02 04:27:00 by M)

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