These maps show the military situation in Palmyra and its countryside:
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Photos of the Palmyra Citadel and the Roman Theater via ANNA news reporter Oleg Blokhin:
Sure the city is liberated? Isis just fled? How unexpected and awkward
You think, they are kidding the goverment-forces? Mossul is almost lost, they incircled by their and they have no access to Turkey.
I know their fronts are collapsing, but to leave that quick is unusual by isis standards. Ah well, they did the same in albab …
they have dug tunnels in several towns/villages. In Mossul, an other example, they have used something like bunker-busters. The tunnels crashed in and all isis-fighters have died. The turkish army is a new participator in Syria and I think, they haven’t expected their tricks.