BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 P.M.) – The so-called “Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham” (ISIS) has reportedly seized the Tar Mountains and Al-‘Amariyah District in Palmyra after a swift assault that began on Thursday.

According to a military correspondent at the T-4 Military Airport in east Homs, the remaining Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldiers inside the city are attempting to withdraw safely from Palmyra before the terrorist group seizes the final districts.

Despite repeated claims of reinforcements arriving, the Syrian Arab Army was greatly outnumbered during this terrorist offensive, which ultimately led them to concede large parts of the Homs Governorate’s eastern countryside.

While Palmyra has not completely fallen, most of the city is surrounded by Islamic State terrorists, making the evacuation of the residents the top priority for the Syrian Arab Army and their allies.

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prince teutonic

Poor Russian sappers! They will have to demine Palmyra all over again!

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thor sox

I suspect they’re not going to let them dig in and fortify. Perhaps they’ll sent the Tiger forces now that Aleppo in nearly captured.

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I hope you are right. It would be a catastrophe if ISIS was given the Chance to finish ist Job and destroy mankinds heir.

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What happens in Palmyra is an obvious and expensive error of logistic and military calculation and planning given the strategic and symbolic value of the area itself. They left Palmyra without intelligence permanently monitoring around enemy activity and gathering with almost null able military troops and voilá. The true, there would be no excuses to justify that failure, given the Russian military experience as a world power, being ally and experts in military strategy of the Syrian government. And for those emergency cases, where the h**l is the super powerful Russian fleet armed to the teeth, capable of putting all… Read more »

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2+ days of frontlines collapsing, which is pathetic in itself, but where were the f*****g reinforcements?? They’ve got not one but TWO airports within 50km too! Arabs, can’t fight for s**t. No wonder all of the European powers colonised the h**l out of them.

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john perkins

Poor Syrian civilian where they should go now?? , whole syria is mess now thanks to usa saudi qatari france and west

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This is embarrassing, how long did it take Syria, with all of its best resources, thousands upon thousands, to take Palmyra? Weeks? And just 300 terrorists according a new report come and smash through in like 2 days or so. These Syrians are absolutely pathetic. They deserve to lose this war because they have no resolve, no will to fight for and defend their country. They need to import foreigners just to have some fighting will!

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Palmyra is already falling into the hands of ISIS. All the major world news centers are celebrating it with champagne in hand, contrary to the 93 percent of Aleppo fallen into the hands of the Syrian government and its allies. If it had not been for so many Russian unilateral pauses, the 100 per cent of aleppo would have fallen long ago leaving free invaluable resources to counteract and prevent the fall of Palmyra, embarrassment and shame for russia and evidence of their full ineptness by still continuing to believe and collaborate and loosing time in talks with the Americans,… Read more »

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est 338Lapua

Awful planning and self delusion of Safe place, they should have dug in massive fortifications interconected with tunnels, installed remote controlled bounding mines all over avery single checkpoint in preparation from withdrawal. Created fake strong points interconected by tunnels. Russ should have developed remote controlled stand by antitank weapons for the syrian conflict.but they didnt.
At the same time ISIS have plenty of “moderates” moved to Idlib by Syrian govt to swell their ranks.

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Igor Dano

Putin promised nukes. Where are they?

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He said he hoped they wouldn’t have to use nukes, he didn’t promised to use them
JihadIgor wants the WW3 of his dreams…
BTW, Russia doesn’t needs tactical nukes anymore since they have the ‘FOAB” (Father Of All Bombs). Damages can be compared to nuke “grenades”/artillery shells but there are no fallouts. Well, it’s a bit heavier : 7.1 tons but they’re still conventional weapons. These are 4 times more powerful than the MOAB : trace a 600m diameter circle : anything is calcined. blast then vacuum are likely to have a longer range : this is a giant thermobaric…