The Syrian Armed Forces and National Defense Forces, backed by the Russian Air Force, have triumphantly recaptured the ancient city of Palmyra in the heart of the Syrian Desert.

The Syrian Armed Forces began their wide-scale offensive on March 8th, striking the surrounding hills and orchards before they eventually stormed the ISIS-held bastion.

The number of ISIS militants killed in the 18-day long battle has not been confirmed by the Syrian Arab Army; however, a third-party source who has been accompanying the Desert Hawks during the battle has conformed to Al-Masdar News that hundreds of jihadis have been killed, along with a large number of vehicles and heavy weapons destroyed.

On May 21st, 2015, ISIS’ reign of terror began over the strategic city of Palmyra; this terrorist group brutally massacred dozens of the government troops as well as pro-government civilians.

Upon the capture of Palmyra, the terrorist group wreaked havoc on shrines, temples and monuments.

Priceless antiquities that have stood defiant to centuries of natural and man-made disasters, have been tragically destroyed by ISIS.

Palmyra is strategically important because its situated in a desert that stretches to the Iraqi borders to the east, and ISIS’ de facto capital of Ar-Raqqah to the north.

Located in the central city of Homs, the ancient city is located 210 km away from the Syrian capital, Damascus.

The fall of Palmyra will most likely pave the way for the Syrian Army to advance towards the terrorist group’s stronghold in Ar-Raqqah as well as the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor.

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Currently, the highly-decorated Republican Guard forces are still defending the Deir ez-Zor military base and the provincial capital, where tens of thousands of civilians are suffering from a ruthless imposed by ISIS.

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Ali al-Yehud al-Jihadistani
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Ali al-Yehud al-Jihadistani
2016-03-27 06:10

Never forget, that jewish interests caused this. The jews who stole Palestine, the jews who control the west, the jews who control international finance.
The enemy is the jew, that rootless cosmopolitan menace, who sucks the life out of every society it latches on to.

Today, Palmyra. Tomorrow, Palestine.

Marco Rossi
Marco Rossi
2016-03-27 10:38

Never forget that when people are too cowardly to accept responsibility for their own problems and decisions, they will blame the Jews.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2016-03-27 11:11

A person named Jihadi says Joooos, no surprise there!
Get a new line baby Hitler
Oh, and pick up an unrevised History book!

lina ginting
lina ginting
2016-03-27 06:32

bravo

Milady de Winter
Milady de Winter
2016-03-27 06:32

Great Job!!!!

Giulio larosa
Giulio larosa
2016-03-27 07:41

Really a good easter. Buona pasqua siria!!!

KCNguyen
KCNguyen
2016-03-27 08:34

Happy for the Syrian people.

Kopfz
Kopfz
2016-03-27 10:08

Now they need to push for Deir Ez-Zor before the terrorists get a chance to dig in.

Sellasie III
Sellasie III
2016-03-27 06:01

Yes!!! Can’t wait to see ISIS defending the ‘big oil town’ of Sukhanah from these legendary warriors.

Pierre Dubonnet
Pierre Dubonnet
2016-03-27 08:24

@MichaelEfler
Not very long ago, we would have called this an occupation.

Hong
Hong
2016-03-27 10:07

I am sending my congrats to the Syrian axis of resistance from Singapore. Great job!

Márcia Figueiredo
Márcia Figueiredo
2016-03-27 11:53

@MarcianoBrito13 ????

mica Farha
mica Farha
2016-03-27 11:40

@varyagi good job!!

Piotr
Piotr
2016-03-27 11:59

Respects from Poland (Lachistan). Good job.

Stan
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Stan
2016-03-27 12:30

Thanks Rusia

Stan
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Stan
2016-03-27 12:32

I meant Thanks Russia

Денис
Денис
2016-03-27 14:24

Молодцы ребята! Поздравляю сирийцев!.

Vanderley Antonio
Vanderley Antonio
2016-03-27 15:14

Go ahead SAA… Happy Easter – Feliz Páscoa

BraveNewWorld
BraveNewWorld
2016-03-27 18:19

One more step on the road to peace for the Syrian people. They can finally see their destination. May they arrive soon and enjoy a long stay.