BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:50 A.M.) – The Islamic State’s (ISIS) large-scale assault in the western countryside of Palmyra has ended after more than a month on the offensive against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).

According to a military source in the eastern countryside of Homs, the Islamic State began withdrawing their forces as early as last week, following a successful missile strike by the Syrian Arab Army that killed more than 40 terrorists near the T-4 Pumping Station.

In order to speed up this retreat in western Palmyra, the Syrian Arab Army’s rocket battalion flooded the Islamic State’s positions east of the T-4 Airport with a barrage of missiles and artillery shells, inflicting heavy damage on the terrorist group’s defenses.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmVD_0ZqsHc&feature=youtu.be

While the Syrian Army attacked the Islamic State’s positions near the T-4 Pumping Station, their Russian counterparts carried out several airstirkes on the terrorist group’s primary oil supply route that stretches from eastern Homs to the Al-Raqqa Governorate.

A military source told Al-Masdar News on Tuesday evening that the Russian Air Force carried out more than 20 airstrikes over the gas rich towns of ‘Arak and Sukhnah, resulting in the destruction of a number of oil tankers.

With their front-lines near Al-Raqqa falling apart, the Islamic State has sent its reserves from eastern Homs to this front in order to help drive back the swarming Kurdish forces that pushing east towards the provincial capital.

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mvm199 .

Just as I suspected, that palmyra move was nothing but a dumb capricious move by ISIS at a time they cant afford it. They are collapsing whichever way you slice it. Palmyra’s a matter of a week or two. Al bab will fall too, as will mosul and tel afar. As will raqqa. They have very little manpower left in the grand scheme of things and they probably got more fighters in the kirkuk and west anbar and samarra areas they keep cropping up in after the Iraqi military said they dislodged them from there LOL

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following a successful missile strike by the Syrian Arab Army that killed more than 40 terrorists near the T-4 Pumping Station.

You often write missiles and mean rockets / MLRS, but if 1 missile killed 40 fighters it was probably a real missile. SKUD / Luna / Frog / Tochka / Oka?

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ziad welds

so are all the pigs gone from palmyra then? what about east aleppo airport and der el zoor ofensives by the pigs?

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There is visibly some coalition action over Palmyra : according to France24, 2 Rafales have been added to the 8 already in Jordan and these 2 ones are mostly here to strike the Palmyra/Deir Ezzor area. Now, when things become interesting, is when you see this : Errrrrrr… 10 Rafales alone can easily to 30 sorties a day, actually, with spare engines, they even have been tested doing 10-11 sorties a day per plane for a full week! w*f CENTCOM is doing??? With more than 60 nations implied, there should happen at least 120 strikes a day if each one… Read more »

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Stern Daler

Yes but they do not do 30 – just like the US and they others.

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To many seems to forget, there has to be targets, before they use them.

The total estimate of French airplanes are totally wrong. Try some facts.There are more.

As I recall it Nato & Co has more then French there too and Iraq has some , although they are made for Mosul.

You also forget drones. They kill too – some of them.

Hope the ISIS retreat is correct information. Lets see if Tabqa will be a boiler or ISIS take Al Bab and more to in stead.

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mvm199 .

Well that tells you what WE already know ,,,, that the West doesnt really want to defeat ISIS, just contain it a bit and direct it to important offensives, and leave it just strong enough in iraq so that abadi and whoever replaces him stays in line.

”OOOOOH, but youre a conspiracy theorists tinfoil hat wearer arent ya?” …. Shut up, the US have been doing this for 60+ years with the CIA, its nothing new.

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No the frenchs are not figthing Daesh alone. There is the russian, and a little bit the us.
Yes, this coalition is a joke

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Well, when I see the number of strikes a day by CJTFOIR and knowing we did 5700 since implied, gosh! +60 countries… Errr, You ask yourself where they are! I’d like to know how many stikes Iraqi AF do! I wouldn’t be surprised if they stroke a lot too! I was already scandalised while the taking of Manbij happened, seeing a Hornet with only 2 113kg bombs and a Super-Hornet with 4x227kg ones, and Mk-8x series : unguided ones, being catapulted from the US carrier! Each one could have carried at least 24 added to its auxiliary tanks! That’s what… Read more »

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The US Air Coalition’s contribution is pathetic and last time they made attacks at Deir Ezzor they attacked Syrian forces in support of ISIS. The French have no co-ordination with anything on the ground so unless they are getting direction by Israeli Forward Observers embedded with ISIS there is no logical way they know what they are attacking.

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“The French have no co-ordination with anything on the ground so unless they are getting direction by Israeli Forward Observers embedded with ISIS there is no logical way they know what they are attacking.” ROFL!!!!!!!! http://i825.photobucket.com/albums/zz176/Theg777/OSF-2000-F22.jpg http://rafalefan.e-monsite.com/medias/images/osf.jpg http://rafale.co.in/a-formidable-deterrence-capability/optronics-passive-long-distance-identification.php http://www.dassault-aviation.com/en/defense/rafale/a-wide-range-of-smart-and-discrete-sensors/ And BTW it’s the only 5th generation aircraft (this was unclassified in dec. 2015 : Rafale is STEALTH) to be combat proven. In case you wouldn’t know, France has also a SERIOUS space capability with Arianes rockets, her own spy sats, Rafale can even satellise micro-spy-satellites In 2 years time, French aircraft did 5700 strikes in the coalition. This is an… Read more »

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Some have serious problems to face reality 😉

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So in no particular order : -France = Igniter of War in Syria -France = First to oppose negotiation between regime and opposition (regime has to step down !) -France = Enemy of Syrian Arab Republic -France = First country in the world to cut diplomatic ties with the Syrian Arab Republic -France = Facilitator of 2.000+ french jihadists which more than 3/4 joined ISIS -France = Prominent ground agents infiltrator -France = Whose Foreign minister admitted that the terrorists are doieng a good job on the ground so it’s hard to disavow them -France = whose temporal foreign minister… Read more »

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Ariane is a series of a European civilian expendable launch vehicles for space launch use. NOT French. Or does France own all commonly funded projects of the EC? p.s. You sound like France is just plundering the EC (especially Germany) like the Brit mercenaries did.

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That was once. ONCE – EVER.

And agin to all the experys here: You have to have targets before bombin, and Your way of telling french do not know this and that is terible wrong in all matters.