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ISIS Seizes Palmyra. Govt Forces Regroup For Counter-Attack

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ISIS Seizes Palmyra. Govt Forces Regroup For Counter-Attack

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ISIS terrorists seized the ancient city of Palmyra from Syrian government forces. The terrorist group also took control of Biyarat, Dawah and Hayyan oil facility west of Palmyra after a series of clashes with the Syrian army and the National Defense Forces (NDF).

Terrorists also attacked the Qadri farms and shelled government forces in the outskirts of the Tayfor Airbase. Heavy clashes were also at the Tiyas village near the Tayfor Airbase, but the Syrian army repelled ISIS attacks there.

ISIS was able to achieve all these gains despite massive airstrikes by the Syrian Air Force and the Russian Aerospace Forces.

Government forces are now regrouping and deploying reinforcements in the area west of Palmyra and conducting a pre-emptive shelling of ISIS units before the counter-attack.

ISIS has a 4,000-strong attack force in the area and is readying to continue the advance.

Initial analysis of mistakes that were made by the Russian and Syrian militaries and led to the fall of Palmyra could be found here.

ISIS Seizes Palmyra. Govt Forces Regroup For Counter-Attack

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