The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) reportedly captured the Palmyra Grain Silos this morning after a violent battle with the Syrian Arab Army’s 11th Tank Division in the eastern countryside of the Homs Governorate.

ISIS was able to seize the Palmyra Grain Silos after reversing much of the Syrian Arab Army’s gains from their previous offensives at the ‘Arak Gas Fields and T-3 Military Airport.

With the Grain Silos under their control, the Islamic State terrorists are now at the eastern fringes of Palmyra (Tadmur), which is within striking distance of the imperative military airport that was just reopened by the Syrian Air Force.

 

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Jonathan Richer
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SAA gotta hold this ground, how can Iran and Hezbollah keep backing them if they can’t hold territory.

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ziad welds

they won against a tank division??? are you f*****g kidding me here????????

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Christian Strijbos

11th are like many other divisions very spread out in different provinces, its not that the whole division is fighting there. But it would make sense that by time steady defences would be made to keep Palmyra out of jihadist mercenary hands.

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Exactly unbelivable! Dont they have any anti VBIED tactics to completly denie that tactic to jihadis!

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mvm199 .

o*g what is going on there? All that effort to take palmyra back and now they will lose it again and start from scratch? They always start and cancel offensives to start other ones. The consequences of that capricious and impulsive west raqqa endeavour that failed so miserably was that they pulled back soldiers from their now collapsed Palmyra and South aleppo lines, and their besieged Deir ezzor comrades keep suffering under a brutal siege from ISIS because of this foolish choice from the SAA’s high command. The right thing to do was to keep pushing towards sukhnah and iraqi… Read more »

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To see how to justify the fall of Palmyra, maybe the generals and the Russians claim that Isis used atomic bombs against the army so I was forced to leave the city (this will become the next few days or hours in such a panic that exists). then saw that what is said Syrian army is something wretched conscripts and grandparents who are killed like flies, saw that the Syrian air force has traitors as leaders, partners of Turkish – Americans, the Isis was equipped by the CIA, found that the Russians do not find targets the desert, literally knocking… Read more »

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ISIS lost a lot of areas in Iraq and in north Syria. That set a lot of their area defending fighters free and so they can make massive attacks in Palmyra and Raqqa for a while.

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So how come they are allowed to move fighters, weapons, supplies?

Kalimullah Khan
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Kalimullah Khan

the Syrian to Afghanistan with Pakistan all govt do not right work and not help poor and desarving peopels .the world see man point ples

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Manuel Flores Escobar

Someone have to explain to SAA to defend an outpost and avoid suicidal attacks it need mines, demines explosive cordon, a perimetre of trenchs…they dont learn the lesson in spite of 5 years of war!

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FORGET ALEPPO AT THE MOMENT. FOCUS ATTACKS IN HOMS AND HAMA PROVINCES. IF SAA STILL SO. ISIS RETURNS TO PALMIRA AND QARYATAYN

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Nuri Gameofwar

It could have been much better if Russia didnt send the planes back early dealing with usa at least not before isis and nusra was weakened enough.more mi 28 gunships and ground attack su 25s wont be a threat to anyone but only terrorists and Russia does not need to worry about usa for every step it takes.

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prince teutonic

Palmyra ist gefallen!