A Map Of The Coming War: Who Is Who (And Where) In Syria

With war likely set to break out in Syria at any moment, a question many Americans are asking is... where is Syria? Geographical challenges aside, it is safe to say that the situation in Syria is extremely fluid, and changing on an almost daily basis, which is why we have shown several strategic and tactical snapshot maps of Syria as of this moment.

The first and most useful one, courtesy of Turkey's Omran Dirasat think tank, shows updated areas of control and influence in Syria by international military forces with reference to the most prominent international military sites in Syria.

The second map, from Dirasat employee Nawar Sh. Oliver lays out the control and influence zone in Syria as of April 2018, revealing the relative % of gains and losses in the last 24 days.

Finally, from the regional political journal, Suriye Gündemi English, here is a map showing the latest military situation as well as location of key military bases in Syria ahead of the expected US strikes.



BaBaBouy Thu, 04/12/2018 - 09:15 Permalink

Thump And Putin should Sit Down and Smoke Some Potent HERB with Grateful Dead Music In The Background,

and this Fucking Woar Bullshit would be all Over and donewith...

Slack Jack Joe Davola Thu, 04/12/2018 - 09:22 Permalink

This latest chemical attack in Syria is yet another FALSE FLAG.

Just like all the previous chemical attacks in Syria were FALSE FLAG events.

Just like the Skripal "chemical attack" in Britain was a FALSE FLAG event.

Trump is a Jew (so is Theresa May, by the way).


It seems the Jews want war,.... yet again.

If you wish to see how real wars are conducted, read:

Proof that Adolf Hitler was a double agent.


It seems pretty weird when you first read it, but its clearly true.

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DillyDilly The Juggernaut Thu, 04/12/2018 - 09:34 Permalink

Relax people ~ All these billions spent by NATO and Russia serve one purpose...


They are just to personally entertain mosley so he can come on ZH, mimic Hillary Clinton, and call you all deplorable peanutz...


How can anybody in their right mind support a person who carries a nuclear football around who says this one day:



Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 11, 2018


and then follows that up a day later with this:


Never said when an attack on Syria would take place. Could be very soon or not so soon at all! In any event, the United States, under my Administration, has done a great job of ridding the region of ISIS. Where is our “Thank you America?”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2018


& whereby, Russia should get the credit for ridding the region of ISIS, to an extent, and whereby, the United States is still doing everything in its power to keep ISIS viable & topple the Assad regime...




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Luc X. Ifer beepbop Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:12 Permalink

Trump realized that large scale war was unavoidable, however to his credit he did the best he could to get it as far as possible from Europe and in a by-proxy style. I don't think we will ever see Russia engaged directly at its borders or inside sovereign space, that would be insanity and suicide. Same with China. What happens now explains the silence with regards to NK - most likely, all simulations lead to scenarios with many millions of Koreans and Japanese victims and that was deemed unacceptable. So, Middle East mayheam was vouched and elevated as an acceptable compromise risk, economical and political benefit wise.

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OverTheHedge JimmyRainbow Thu, 04/12/2018 - 12:55 Permalink

Just one or two nuclear weapons detonated  in the west of France would make most of Europe's food production radioactive. Not to mention the fact that France has more nuclear reactors than people, which could cause embarrassment.

Of course, Russia is down wind of Europe, so that might make them think twice. 

If I was in the Russian planning department, looking for asymmetric retaliation, I would be thinking to send a missile or two to every banker's mansion I consider responsible for this nonsense, and perhaps a school or two containing the next elite generation of best and brightest, because I am a deeply unpleasant and vindictive individual. If you want to kill a snake, you cut its head off. The body may thrash about for a while, but it is still dead.

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cougar_w IH8OBAMA Thu, 04/12/2018 - 13:32 Permalink

The MIC is in need of a war. NATO needed one 10 years ago. The Fed needs a war so they can write off debt and print fiat. Trump would love for there to be something on the news every night besides his philandering.

While I would have agreed with you a year ago, things today are rather different. The board is set and the pieces are in motion, I am not confident today I can predict the outcome of this one.

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Slack Jack kralizec Thu, 04/12/2018 - 18:33 Permalink

Remember, the evil people, Theresa May, Stoltenberg, Trump and the rest, are damning Russia with obvious lies.

The Novichok nerve agents don't even exist.


The Novichok nerve agents are supposedly much more toxic than the nerve gases VX or Sarin (and yet the Skripals are still alive!?).

Mirzayanov's book, published in 2008, contains the formulas he alleges can be used to create Novichoks. In 1995, he explained that "the chemical components or precursors" of Novichok are "ordinary organophosphates that can be made at commercial chemical companies that manufacture such products as fertilizers and pesticides."


Basically, Mirzayanov claims that it is relatively easy to make the Novichok nerve agents.

So, some enterprising Arabs could buy a few chemists to make a few tons of it and then spray it all over the little Satan.

Do you really think that the Jews who run the United States would allow the publication of information that could lead to thousands of deaths in Israel?

Do you really think they would protect the publisher of such information by giving him residence in the United States?

Remember, Mirzayanov was given residence (and a University position) in the United States after he was kicked out of Russia.

There are also a number of "people who should know" that have stated that there is zero solid evidence for the existence of the Novichok nerve agents. For example: Robin Black in Development, Historical Use and Properties of Chemical Warfare Agents (2016):

"In recent years, there has been much speculation that a fourth generation of nerve agents, ‘Novichoks’ (newcomer), was developed in Russia, beginning in the 1970s as part of the ‘Foliant’ programme, with the aim of finding agents that would compromise defensive countermeasures. Information on these compounds has been sparse in the public domain, mostly originating from a dissident Russian military chemist, Vil Mirzayanov. No independent confirmation of the structures or the properties of such compounds has been published."


And, Alexander Shulgin, Russia's representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (2018):

"There has never been a ‘Novichok’ research project conducted in Russia,... But in the West, some countries carried out such research, which they called 'Novichok,' for some reason."

CONCLUSION: The Novichok nerve agents don't even exist.

It has been said that: The Skripals are still alive for 1 of 2 reasons:
1. The exposure was too low.
2. They were given an antidote shortly after being exposed.

A killer would probably find it difficult to administer a dose low enough not to kill.

One drop containing 10 milligrams of VX (or 1 milligram of Novichok) absorbed through the skin is fatal.

The antidote atropine must be administered immediately unless the dose is exceedingly low. How did they know to administer it.

If the dose was exceedingly small then those who administered the Novichok did not mean to kill.

If those who administered the Novichok meant to kill, the Skripals would be dead.

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SergeA.Storms Luc X. Ifer Thu, 04/12/2018 - 17:36 Permalink

L.  I think you are onto something there.


 No one is going to nuke anyone because even a limited event kills everyone, fast or slow, a fancy bunker becomes a fancy coffin.  So the power brokers got together and said China makes our shit cheap, can’t do it there, Russia, well fuck, Russia is beautiful and full of untapped resources and Vlad’s been such a team player, can’t do it there, and the USA, that sure-as-shit is not the plan because we’re gonna eventually connect Canada, The USA, and Mexico into one big country, can’t do it there, Europe, hell, half of us live there already.  So, Syria it will be, but no crazy shit, conventional warfare, maybe some neeto new lasers or a hypersonic hunk of metal, blow up a lot of dirt, kill the sheep herders and the ‘true believers’.  No hitting Egypt, Israel, Turkey, or Saudi Arabia, Qatar you kick down some scratch and you’ll be ok, Yemen, you’re pretty much fucked all the way through.  When the dust settles we will have New North America, Chi-Russia-Stan with that stupid Silk Road, you’d think no one owned a plane, hell I have 10.  Ok, everyone know the plan? Ready, Break!

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Dindu Nuffins SergeA.Storms Thu, 04/12/2018 - 17:48 Permalink

Nuclear war is very survivable. Its effects have been exaggerated.

Russia has enough nukes to cover 2% of America in destruction, but only at maximum blast radius, which is achieved by air-burst detonation at 1 km high. At that altitude, radioactive fallout is minimised. In any event, the radioactivity is also down to background levels within a month.

Nuclear winter simply does not exist mathematically, except as a fun and dramatic Hollywood cliche. Most of the nukes will be headed toward Montana and North Dakota, and will do little damage beyond destroying the nuclear bases there, maybe causing some forest fires which are not unusual anyway.

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HominyTwin Dindu Nuffins Thu, 04/12/2018 - 18:16 Permalink

Ummm. Even if that were true, power grids would be down for months for years. For starters this means no water/sewer for 100s of millions of city/suburban dwellers. Without electricity refineries would stop, meaning no fuel to gas up your cars/trucks. That means no deliveries of food. That means millions of people start to starve, especially the EBT folk. As beneficial to the gene pool as the disappearance of the EBT folk would be, lots of other people would starve along with them. The country would cease to exist as a meaningful unit in a month.

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opport.knocks veritas semper… Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:20 Permalink

Turkey, like Israel, is counting on a weakened Syria to achieve territorial expansion.

It is evident from the maps that Turkey and the US both invaded Syria a long time ago. So I do not see how they are claiming war is about to start, it started years ago. The question is will the US and/or Russia do anything to prevent territorial expansion by either Turkey or Israel. Turkey has the 2nd largest military in NATO plus home field advantage.

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Kefeer macholatte Thu, 04/12/2018 - 14:24 Permalink



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