The Syrian government’s long-awaited offensive to liberate the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor Highway has been put on hold after the Syrian opposition forces cancelled the open-ended ceasefire; thus, forcing the High Command of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) to redeploy several units to more pressing fronts.

This news became official when the High Command of the Syrian Arab Army confirmed the departure of the Desert Hawks Brigade (Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra) and the Panther Forces (Tiger Forces brigade) from the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur).

The Desert Hawks officially redeployed to the Jisr Al-Shughour front after the extremist rebels launched several offensives inside the Latakia Governorate to recapture the territory they conceded to the Syrian Arab Army and their allies over the last 6 months.

Meanwhile, the Panther Forces – led by Colonel ‘Ali Shaheen – were given orders to redeploy to the Al-Ghaab Plains front, which came under attack by Jund Al-Aqsa earlier this morning.

Despite the departure of these units, the Tiger Forces brigade that is commanded by Colonel Shady Isma’eel and the 67th Brigade of the 18th Tank Division will remain at Palmyra to protect the city from the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS).

 

 

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2016-04-18 17:51

They should consolidate their gains in Palmyra and Qaryatayn for the time being and yes focus on capturing areas in the northwest alongside Aleppo and around Damascus. I don’t feel that they should move to Deir Az Zour as of yet.

Chuck Hicks
Chuck Hicks
2016-04-18 17:45

Well, shoot. Still praying for Deir Ezzor.

Izat Charkatli
Izat Charkatli
2016-04-18 19:01
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Soldiers needed for the more important offensive of Aleppo

Jan
Jan
2016-04-18 17:46

why?

El Cid
El Cid
2016-04-18 18:48

The crucial part of this news is this: “Despite the departure of these units, the Tiger Forces brigade that is commanded by Colonel Shady Isma’eel and the 67th Brigade of the 18th Tank Division will remain at Palmyra to protect the city from the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS).” – Good move!

Middle East Briefing
Middle East Briefing
2016-04-18 18:27

@TaziMorocco #Aleppo will turn into a cornerstone in the course of #Syria’s civil war https://t.co/IBHjWp84Ik

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2016-04-18 20:29

OK, then, it is time for the Russians to come back full force, again. I am afraid the Syrian forces, and its alies, will not be able to defend multiple fronts against all terrorists. Putin, the negotiations did not work. It only serve to give the terrorists time to rest and re-supply. Bring back the Russian air force and do not let up until ALL terrorists are wiped out.

ChristianUSA
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2016-04-18 22:16

And this is why it was treacherous for my country to not help enforce the ceasefire. Instead of helping the Russians monitor it, like we were supposed too, we actually promised to give the rebels fancy new weapons. This gave them less incentive to separate from Al Nusra. Now the valiant SAA has to cancel operations against ISIS and repel attacks against their populated areas in the NW again. However, the press in my country will blame the Syrian govt of course.

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Syria Forever
2016-04-18 22:56

Isn’t the 19th a important date for the Cabal? Yes it is. Such a consistence, right? Today the “opposition” canceled the truce..

Enkid
Enkid
2016-04-18 23:49

Misery of #Syria #Yemen #Iraq comes from failing #Meteorology #science!
http://geoarchitektur.blogspot.com/2016/03/syria-iraq-yemen-under-tropospheric-srm.html
#fracking #farming #SRM

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2016-04-19 00:08

Ok. Truce is over, then, lets hope Putin brings back the Russian Air Force to its previous levels and not stop until all terrorists are wiped out from Syria.