Monday, 12 December 2016

Palmyra Falls To ISIS

I believe the Russians are pummeling the terrorist positions.
Palmyra Falls To ISIS As Syrian Army Regroups On The Outskirts
by Sarah Abdallah


Terrible news. Daesh has reoccupied Palmyra following a huge new overnight offensive with thousands of « jihadists » from Deir Ezzor and Raqqa. The Syrian Arab Army is now regrouping on Palmyra’s outskirts and fighting Daesh in the suburbs. Even as the mercenaries attack from all sides, SAA is maintaining fierce resistance. The strategic objective as of this moment is to liberate the mountains overlooking the ancient city to prevent ISIS from fortifying its occupation further. Though the battlefield situation is dark now, Daesh’s terrorist hordes were defeated in Palmyra once and they will be defeated again. Make no mistake, it is not a matter of if but when.

Syrian Army Evacuates 80% of Palmyra Residents, Rest in Danger - Homs Governor 

11 December, 2016

Syrian government forces managed to evacuate some 80 percent of Palmyra population, the fate of the rest is cause for concerns, Homs Governor Talal Barazi announced.

Some 80 percent of Palmyra residents have been evacuated, we are concerned with the fate of those who are remaining there,” Barazi said in a statement on Sunday.

Barazi noted that the Syrian army with allies is regrouping promptly, suggesting that control over Palmyra could be reestablished in the near future.

On Saturday, Daesh reportedly reentered the ancient city, although the Russian Defense Ministry said fighting was underway in Palmyra's outskirts.

The terrorists were driven back by Russia’s Aersopace Forces. The Russian Defense Ministry’s reconciliation center said it was not targeting residential areas.

On Sunday, local sources reported that the Syrian army was still fighting Daesh in city suburbs after residents had been evacuated.

According to the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation, more than 4,000 Daesh militants have regrouped and attempted to reclaim Palmyra.

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