BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:10 P.M.) – The long-awaited counter-offensive to liberate the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur) has been put on hold, despite thousands of soldiers being redeployed to this volatile front last month.

A senior officer in the Syrian Arab Army told Al-Masdar News on Wednesday that no date has been set for the counter-offensive against the Islamic State terrorists in western Palmyra, leaving a large number of soldiers immobile at the moment.

However, there has been plenty to cheer about in western Palmyra these last few day, as the Islamic State was forced to end their one month long offensive at the T-4 Military Airport after sustaining heavy casualties and little territorial gains.

In addition to their personnel losses, the Islamic State has abandoned many sites in the western countryside of Palmyra; this is due to the fact they need their reserves sent to western Al-Raqqa in order to fight off the advancing Kurdish forces.

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Nestor Arapa

El ejercito Sirio debe aprovechar la ofensiva en este momento, los terroristas de ISIS están preocupados por el avance de los Kurdos hacia Al-Raqa, están enviando refuerzos desde Deir-Ezzur hacia Al-Hassakah para un inminente batalla con los Kurdos… vean el link: http://en.alalam.ir/news/1906869

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Positively yes.

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Simon Gunson

Deir Ezzor ha sido recientemente reforzado por unidades transportadas por vía aérea. Posiblemente están manteniendo estas fuerzas en reserva debido a alguna inteligencia de la que no somos conscientes

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Are they waiting for IS to pull out of Palmyra first?

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Nestor Arapa

El ejercito debe aprovechar la ofensiva, ISIS acaba de enviar refuerzos para enfrentar a los Kurdos que avanzan hacia Al-Raqa, para mayor detalle el siguiente link: http://en.alalam.ir/news/1906869

Assad must stay
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Assad must stay

Hollidays for a week, and after restart and then f**k again Daesh.