Since last week, government forces have stepped up efforts to capture the ancient city of Palmyra from ISIS militants. Just yesterday, the Syrian Arab Army captured several hill tops west of the city which overlook Palmyra itself. Meanwhile, the Russian Airforce seems determined to obstruct any efforts by the Islamic State to prepare a final defensive line inside the ancient city. Therefore, Russian war planes are currently doing all they can to prevent supplies or ISIS reinforcements from arriving to Palmyra. Our partners from www.southfront.org have covered the story:

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Andy Ray
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@Sheanderthal :at least #Putin is hitting #ISIS where it hurts (unlike usa/saudi/turkey pussyfootng/kidding for 4 yrs)!