Syrian Army Recaptures Palmyra, Aided by Russian Air Force – Kremlin
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Syrian Army Recaptures Palmyra, Aided by Russian Air Force – Kremlin

The Syrian military, backed by the Russian Air Force, has completed its operation to liberate the key city of Palmyra from militants, Kremlin has announced. Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has reported to the commander-in-chief, President Vladimir Putin, that the historic city in Syria’s Homs province has been liberated, Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov said….

The Attack on Palmyra Shows Professional Staff Work Beyond the Militants’ Capabilities
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The Attack on Palmyra Shows Professional Staff Work Beyond the Militants’ Capabilities

On December 11, militants from the “Islamic State” (IS), which is banned in Russia, forced Assad’s troops out of Tadmora, historic Palmyra, for the second time and captured the provincial town of world historical significance — not so important strategically, unless you take into account the nearby intersection with the road leading to Deir ez…

While ISIS Tied Up with Palmyra, Kurds Advance in Raqqa
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While ISIS Tied Up with Palmyra, Kurds Advance in Raqqa

Syrian Kurds launched a series of strokes on surroundings of Raqqa and managed to liberate five villages in its vicinity from the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group. The Reuters news agency reported that the evacuation of militants from the eastern districts of Aleppo has been suspended. Perhaps, for the first time during the last time…

Capturing Palmyra Cannot Prevent Islamic State’s Final Defeat
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Capturing Palmyra Cannot Prevent Islamic State’s Final Defeat

On December 11, the Islamic State group seized Palmyra after heavy clashes with the Russia-supported Syrian Army. The militants established full control of the area less than a year after being driven out. Evidently, there were miscalculations and wrong decisions on the part of Syrian command. Some Western media are gloating over the event and offer biased…

Syrian War Report – December 15, 2016: ISIS Encircles Govt Forces West of Palmyra
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Syrian War Report – December 15, 2016: ISIS Encircles Govt Forces West of Palmyra

Jaish al-Fatah militants launched a major offensive against government forces in Hikmah from the direction of Rashiddeen 4 in the southwestern Aleppo countryside last night. After a series of firefights, the Syrian Army and Hezbollah forced Jaish al-Fatah units to retreat. As result a group of militants, that sabotaged evacuation from Aleppo on December 14,…