SYRIA RETAKES CITY OF PALMYRA FROM ‘ISLAMIC STATE’
Syria has retaken the city of Palmyra from the Islamic State. This has largely been thanks to Russian air power which paved the way for victory.
There is little if any coverage about this in the Jewish media here in America. They have continued to push this false narrative that Russia wasn’t fighting ISIS but instead was only fighting American backed groups opposed to Bashar Al-Assad. Truth be told, there is little if any difference between ISIS and these so-called “moderate rebels”. They are pretty much one in the same and have often collaborated with each other.
The United States could have taken out and destroyed ISIS a long time ago. They have chosen not to do this because ISIS has served as a convenient battering ram against the Assad government which the Jews and Israel have sought to destroy for some time now.
From Al Jazeera:
Syrian government forces, backed by Russian air power, have recaptured the ancient city of Palmyra from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) after days of intense fighting, state media and a monitoring group said.
Syrian state television quoted a military source as saying the army and allied militias had taken “complete control over the city of Palmyra”.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said gunfire could still be heard in the eastern part of the city on Sunday morning, but that the bulk of ISIL’s forces had retreated.
The group’s director, Rami Abdulrahman, said that 400 ISIL fighters died in the battle, which he described as the biggest single defeat for the group since it announced its self-declared caliphate in Iraq and Syria nearly two years ago.
SANA quoted Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as saying: “This is an important achievement and new evidence of the effectiveness of the strategy followed by the Syrian army and its allies in the war against terrorism”.