♫ FREE INSTANT MUSIC PLAYER: Select one artist from the list below
Play Video
1
فيلم ( تدمير ) 5 II  معركة اعزاز II مقبرة الدبابات +20
فيلم ( تدمير ) 5 II معركة اعزاز II مقبرة الدبابات +20
::2012/09/07::
Play Video
2
Massive Monkees vs Jinjo Crew   R16 crew semi final battle 2012   YAK FILMS
Massive Monkees vs Jinjo Crew R16 crew semi final battle 2012 YAK FILMS
::2013/08/04::
Play Video
3
Acts of Valor During the Crusades
Acts of Valor During the Crusades
::2012/01/16::
Play Video
4
Aleppo, Azaz|| Lifting a Child from under Rubble (15, August, 2012)
Aleppo, Azaz|| Lifting a Child from under Rubble (15, August, 2012)
::2012/08/16::
Play Video
5
Nueva matanza en la ciudad de Azaz (Alepo, Siria) - 28/9/2012
Nueva matanza en la ciudad de Azaz (Alepo, Siria) - 28/9/2012
::2012/09/28::
Play Video
6
FNN Aleppo countryside A
FNN Aleppo countryside A'azaz destroying a tank high resolution 18 7 2012
::2012/07/22::
Play Video
7
Syria rebels fight back in Azaz town amid heavy shelling
Syria rebels fight back in Azaz town amid heavy shelling
::2012/07/13::
Play Video
8
KATHI BÉLA - KÜZDJ AZ ÁLMODÉRT
KATHI BÉLA - KÜZDJ AZ ÁLMODÉRT
::2013/07/27::
Play Video
9
FNN Aleppo countryside A
FNN Aleppo countryside A'azaz Amro bin Al Aas take control of a tank in the city 22 7 2012
::2012/07/24::
Play Video
10
Syria - Azaz Celebrates ISIS Retreat as Free Syria Army Liberates City 2-28-14 Aleppo
Syria - Azaz Celebrates ISIS Retreat as Free Syria Army Liberates City 2-28-14 Aleppo
::2014/03/01::
Play Video
11
FNN    officers of Free Syrian Army at the first moments of  A
FNN officers of Free Syrian Army at the first moments of A'azaz liberating 19 07 2012
::2012/07/23::
Play Video
12
Hafiz Muhammad Saeed in Dawn News with Azaz Syed - 4 (10-02-12)
Hafiz Muhammad Saeed in Dawn News with Azaz Syed - 4 (10-02-12)
::2012/02/10::
Play Video
13
Super Chample- Power Move Battle
Super Chample- Power Move Battle
::2010/02/04::
Play Video
14
Hunok azaz Hungárok/Hunnos sive Hungaros
Hunok azaz Hungárok/Hunnos sive Hungaros
::2012/10/22::
Play Video
15
FNN       Aleppo    A
FNN Aleppo A'azaz exploding a tank and a car of ammunition by Amr Bin al A'as Battalion of FSA 16 07 2012
::2012/07/19::
Play Video
16
Hunok - On the Path of Battles / Hadak útján
Hunok - On the Path of Battles / Hadak útján
::2012/04/05::
Play Video
17
Azaz, Aleppo
Azaz, Aleppo
::2012/08/02::
Play Video
18
Riddler - Fejleszegve
Riddler - Fejleszegve
::2012/06/04::
Play Video
19
WWIII Syria Damascus Battle of Marj Al-Sultan Syrian Army Counter Attack Cuts Off FSA Salient
WWIII Syria Damascus Battle of Marj Al-Sultan Syrian Army Counter Attack Cuts Off FSA Salient
::2012/12/04::
Play Video
20
Azaz Residents Pick Up After Aerial Bombings
Azaz Residents Pick Up After Aerial Bombings
::2012/08/16::
Play Video
21
FNN Syria A
FNN Syria A'azaz Free Syrian Army leader standing on a destroyed tank 17 7 2012
::2012/08/11::
Play Video
22
FNN Aleppo countryside A
FNN Aleppo countryside A'azaz the Free Syrian Army destroy a third tank 18 7 2012
::2012/07/22::
Play Video
23
Syria War, Azaz Village 2012
Syria War, Azaz Village 2012
::2013/06/30::
Play Video
24
Syria War - Heavy Firefight In Intense Fighting For Menagh Airport
Syria War - Heavy Firefight In Intense Fighting For Menagh Airport
::2013/11/22::
Play Video
25
euronews reporter - 24 hours in the chaos of Aleppo
euronews reporter - 24 hours in the chaos of Aleppo
::2012/10/03::
Play Video
26
دوما 2 7 2012 أكوام من الجثث free syria  YouTube
دوما 2 7 2012 أكوام من الجثث free syria YouTube
::2012/09/08::
Play Video
27
FNN    Syria   Bab al Hawa    Facing the military convoy 14 8 2012
FNN Syria Bab al Hawa Facing the military convoy 14 8 2012
::2012/08/15::
Play Video
28
Syria  #17 Rebels in Mork Battle Regime Army Convoy on Highway 2-28-14 Hama
Syria #17 Rebels in Mork Battle Regime Army Convoy on Highway 2-28-14 Hama
::2014/03/01::
Play Video
29
WWIII Syria Conflict Aleppo Syrian Army Advances to Azaz  Attacks Sarkhour Close up Downtown Control
WWIII Syria Conflict Aleppo Syrian Army Advances to Azaz Attacks Sarkhour Close up Downtown Control
::2013/05/16::
Play Video
30
FNN    Aleppo Countryside   Deir Jamal    Tanks positioned shelling the town    29 6 2012
FNN Aleppo Countryside Deir Jamal Tanks positioned shelling the town 29 6 2012
::2012/07/02::
Play Video
31
FNN Syria Halfaya martyrs of massacre +21 WARNING GRAPHIC 23 12 2012
FNN Syria Halfaya martyrs of massacre +21 WARNING GRAPHIC 23 12 2012
::2013/01/14::
Play Video
32
wahga border flag ceremony
wahga border flag ceremony
::2012/08/15::
Play Video
33
FNN   Syria   Homs   Jobar   21+ WARNING GRAPHIC   An FSA soldier wounded in battle   29 9 2012
FNN Syria Homs Jobar 21+ WARNING GRAPHIC An FSA soldier wounded in battle 29 9 2012
::2012/10/04::
Play Video
34
Free Syrian Army Prepare Tanks For Huge Battle With SAA
Free Syrian Army Prepare Tanks For Huge Battle With SAA
::2013/09/21::
Play Video
35
FNN  Syria  Aleppo  al Sakhour Neighborhood  destruction at al Makateb Street  09 10 2012
FNN Syria Aleppo al Sakhour Neighborhood destruction at al Makateb Street 09 10 2012
::2012/10/10::
Play Video
36
FNN Syria Damascus military support for Assad forces from Midan to Nahr Eisha 22 8 2012
FNN Syria Damascus military support for Assad forces from Midan to Nahr Eisha 22 8 2012
::2012/08/23::
Play Video
37
FNN Syria
FNN Syria 'Azzaz the families escaping as they fear the helicopter MIG shelling 15 8 2012
::2012/08/16::
Play Video
38
War crime? Syrian rebels execute POWs
War crime? Syrian rebels execute POWs
::2012/08/01::
Play Video
39
FNN Syria Al Atareb Assad forces in the farms to steal crops daily 18 8 2012
FNN Syria Al Atareb Assad forces in the farms to steal crops daily 18 8 2012
::2012/08/18::
Play Video
40
FNN Syria Al Rastan a woman crying her destroyed house 1 9 2012
FNN Syria Al Rastan a woman crying her destroyed house 1 9 2012
::2012/09/01::
Play Video
41
FNN   Aleppo north countryside   Ambush of Free Army to AlAssad army part 2   07 07 2012
FNN Aleppo north countryside Ambush of Free Army to AlAssad army part 2 07 07 2012
::2012/07/09::
Play Video
42
Syria rebels agree Azaz ceasefire
Syria rebels agree Azaz ceasefire
::2013/09/20::
Play Video
43
Syria  Ariha Assad
Syria Ariha Assad's terrorists opened fire on the peaceful night Demo 16 4 2012
::2012/08/12::
Play Video
44
FNN Syria Idleb Jesr al Shoghor Destroying a tank by Ahrar al Jabal al Westani Brigade 6 9 2012
FNN Syria Idleb Jesr al Shoghor Destroying a tank by Ahrar al Jabal al Westani Brigade 6 9 2012
::2012/09/06::
Play Video
45
Syria Army in Aleppo Capture 2 Tanks From Assad Regime 2012
Syria Army in Aleppo Capture 2 Tanks From Assad Regime 2012
::2012/08/24::
Play Video
46
FNN Syria Aleppo Hayan Free Syria Brigade Grandsons of Omar Battalion 1 10 2012
FNN Syria Aleppo Hayan Free Syria Brigade Grandsons of Omar Battalion 1 10 2012
::2012/10/05::
Play Video
47
azaz dance
azaz dance
::2012/06/28::
Play Video
48
FNN Syria Lattakia countryside the burning of the mountain in
FNN Syria Lattakia countryside the burning of the mountain in 'Erfit village 26 8 2012
::2012/08/27::
Play Video
49
FNN    Syria   Bab al Hawa Square after it was liberated by the Free Syrian Army 15 8 2012
FNN Syria Bab al Hawa Square after it was liberated by the Free Syrian Army 15 8 2012
::2012/08/16::
Play Video
50
FNN Syria Daraya Teyba traetment of wounded +21 WARNING GRAPHIC 13 11 2012
FNN Syria Daraya Teyba traetment of wounded +21 WARNING GRAPHIC 13 11 2012
::2012/11/23::
NEXT >>
RESULTS [51 .. 101]
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Battle of Azaz
Part of the Syrian civil war
Azaz, Syria.jpg
Date 6 March – 23 July 2012
(4 months, 2 weeks and 3 days)
Location Azaz, Aleppo Governorate, Syria
Result Decisive Rebel victory
Belligerents

Flag of Syria (1932-1958; 1961-1963).svg Syrian opposition

Syria Syrian government

Units involved
Northern Storm Brigade[1]

5th Mechanized Division

  • 12th Armored Brigade
Strength
2,000+ 900 soldiers
20 tanks
Casualties and losses
125 killed 100+ soldiers killed
17 tanks destroyed

The Battle of Azaz was a battle between the Syrian Army and the Free Syrian Army for control of the city of Azaz, north of Aleppo, during the Syrian civil war.

The first Azaz offensive[edit]

By 6 March, the rebel Free Syrian Army had taken control of towns north of Aleppo and were attacking Azaz.[2] Subsequent, defections from the Syrian Army, following a crackdown in the wider Aleppo region against anti-government activists, led to the town becoming a battleground between the Syrian Army and the Free Syrian Army, made up of defectors and armed civilians in late March 2012.[3] Three soldiers were killed by the FSA in fighting in March.[4] On May 23, the government launched an assault on Azaz. As their armored columns approached the city from the west supported by helicopters and artillery, they encountered stiff rebel resistance from the combined forces of Ahrar alShamal Brigade and the Muthanna ibn Haritha Battalion. Over the next three days, government forces attempted to take rebel-held neighborhoods. By the evening of May 26, rebels pushed the government out of the city, destroying five armored vehicles in the process.[5]

The second Azaz offensive[edit]

At the beginning of July, the Assad government began its second major offensive operation in northern Aleppo. Once again, the focus of this offensive was Azaz, which the government began to shell on July 2. A week later, the Syrian observatory for Human Rights reported heavy clashes in several of the city's neighborhoods. The struggle for Azaz continued until July 19, when rebel groups finally re-established control of the city. The government retreated to Minnakh Air Base, which remained operational.[5] On 23 July, it was confirmed that the FSA had finally taken control of Azaz.[6] They said that 17 government tanks had been destroyed and one captured, although a journalist in the area counted 7 destroyed tanks.[7]

There is no video evidence of the battle itself to explain the mechanism of the rebels' success against government armor in this battle. However, a number of factors may have contributed to their success. One account of the clashes indicated that rebels used rocket propelled grenades against the tanks. If this is the case, then rebels in Azaz have cultivated substantial antiarmor tactical proficiency. RPGs are not typically capable of penetrating the thick armor of main battle tanks. As would have had to utilize complex tactics, carefully employing their anti-armor assets to achieve mobility kills before striking against weak points in the tanks' armor. The same account also points to the government blunders in the employment of its tanks, explaining that the government positioned its armored elements in a courtyard surrounding the mosque, pointing their guns outward towards the city in a defensive stance without infantry support aside from sniper over-watch from inside the mosque.[5]

Also critical to the rebels success was the quantity of ammunition they possessed. Thanks to Azaz's proximity to the Turkish border, rebels there could easily access weapons, ammunition, and reinforcements via the Kilis Border Crossing. The Tawhid Brigade claims to receive support from foreign states. A Tawhid Brigade spokesman in Azaz by the name of Abdulaziz Salama recently reported that the brigade received some 700 RPG rounds, 300 rifles, and 3,000 grenades in two shipments coordinated by the US and Turkey.[5]

Further developments[edit]

On 16 December, Syrian government warplanes bombed the town. Most of the bombs hit the centre of Azaz, around three kilometres (two miles) from the Turkish border in an area dominated by Syrian rebels, but at least one landed 500 metres from Turkish soil, one official said. It also stirred panic at a Syrian refugee camp just inside Turkey. Hundreds of residents from Azaz were trying to cross the border. Azaz was again hit from the air on 26 January 2013.[8]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 36°21′03″N 37°01′26″E / 36.3508°N 37.0239°E / 36.3508; 37.0239

Wikipedia content is licensed under the GFDL License
Powered by YouTube
MASHPEDIA
LEGAL
  • Mashpedia © 2015