The US-led international coalition against ISIS is not going to fight against ISIS terrorists in Palmyra.
The international coalition will not operate against terrorists of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) group in Palmyra during some time, as believes that the city should be liberated by efforts of Syria and Russia, commander of the international operation against the IS in Iraq and Syria, Lt. Gen. Steven Townsend, said,
He also noted that ancient Palmyra was “under the control of Russia and its Syrian allies.”
“They lost it, and now they have to get it back,” Townsend said.
There is also another reason – the coalition is not going to operate “more aggressively,” as it does not have enough information.
“We cannot distinguish one side from another one,” the commander said, stressing that the coalition is going to observe what is happening from the side and “allow Russia to deal with it.”