THE BATTLE FOR PALMYRA: WHAT REALLY HAPPENED ACCORDING TO OUR MILITARY SOURCES

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Tadmur (Palmyra):  Even nominally friendly sites like NSNBC are misreporting events in this historically important town in the far east of Homs Governorate.   Many sites are simply making the fatuous statement that the entire city of Palmyra has been overrun by ISIS fanatics and that includes Alalam and Al-Mayaadeen.  Interesting to note that neither news source has anyone on the ground there to report directly.

Two days ago, the SAA and militias supported by local tribesmen and the ubiquitous Syrian Air Force clobbered ISIS destroying whole convoys of trucks and armored pickups armed with anti-aircraft guns.  By the SAA’s reckoning, that was the end of the assault on the town.  We reported confidently that the brunt of the ISIS assault was crushed by the combination of forces mentioned in the foregoing.

The night of May 20, 2015 saw a unique operation by, what is claimed to be,  “thousands” of foot soldiers crowding into the northern neighborhoods of this small city.   With stealth, they managed to establish a salient in the north which would eventually secure the arrival of hundreds more of the terrorist vermin.  It was this morning when the battle for the center of the city began.  Arrayed against the ISIS rodents are the NDC, Ba’ath Party militias and local fighters committed to keeping Saudi-style nihilism out of their lives.  Interesting, too, is that the terrorists did not use a suicide truck bomber to open a corridor into the town.

 

The mistake was to assume that the ISIS threat was gone and to withdraw many troops from the city in order to protect other sites, especially the newly recovered gas and oil stations.  This left the town largely unprotected.  In addition to this, our military sources state that the bulk of the ISIS rodents were remnants of defeated units at the Al-Shaa’er Mountain area where many gas fields are located.

Friendly sites kept repeating that Palmyra was “strategically” important.  Every site in Syria is reported as “strategically important” and its becoming nauseating.  Palmyra is not important militarily unless you are a terrorism supporter, in which case, every hamlet becomes a major site for blocking this or that.  It happens to be important strictly from the standpoint that it contains a tourism-rich Roman city considered a gem of architectural splendor in the desert.

All inhabitants of the town have been evacuated, just like Idlib.  The rats won’t have anyone to behead here unless they can capture a soldier or militiaman.

The SAA has redeployed forces to all entrances to the town.  All, I repeat “all”, corridors into the city are under the control of the SAA.  SAA artillery and SAAF sorties are destroying whole nests of ISIS rats – a process made even easier by the evacuation of citizens.  The SAA has already retaken the two checkpoints at the Museum and the Khattaab Quarter.  There is an on-going pitched battle now around the National Security Building.  The SAA has recovered control over the Military Security Headquarters and all Western Hills including the Desert Falcons Branch HQ and the Citadel.

As I write, I am informing NSNBC, that there is a very violent battle going on at the city center.  The Palmyra ruins remain in the hands of the Syrian Army.

This is the best news I can bring you at the present time.  I will continue to update as more Intel comes in.

 

الجيش يتمركز على مداخل مدينة تدمر ويستهدف تجمعات إرهابيي داعش

 

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DAMASCUS:

الجيش وحزب الله يسيطران على تلال استراتيجية في القلمون

Faleeta Foothills:  SAA and HZB continue mop-up in preparation for Hassan Nasrallah’s speech declaring victory in the Qalamoon.  The Syrian Army and its allies in the Lebanese Resistance have shattered terrorist defenses and occupied these new areas:

Shumaysat Al-Hissaan Hill

Qurnat Al-Taweel

Qurnat Al-Mish

‘Aqabat Al-Faskh

 

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NEWS AND COMMENTARY:

John Esq. sends this one about Obama’s treason:

http://theamericanreport.org/2015/05/20/obamas-betrayal-of-america-stating-and-now-proving-the-obvious/

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Thank you for an informed and percise update on the situation there. Please also get in contact with PressTV.com and RT.com if you can as they have recently started to quote the al alaam site, spreading misinformation.

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you should booby trap all entrances before retreating

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mentat will be chewing his face off at this news. not important militarily mentat. a triumph” for the rebels it is not.

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thank you Ziad, the rumours of the immediate fall of #Palymra was started by your son on twitter. off late he says many things which go contrary to what is the truth. We got to be careful about traitors within the top echelon of the SAA, far fetched, remember Ashraf Marwan, Abdel Nasser son-inlaw a senior mossad figure, caused thousands of Syrians, Egyptians to die in the 1972 war.

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Quite a bit misinformation by the major news media. ISIS has to be attacked from the rear, that is continue pressing in Hasaka and open a new front in Raqqa.

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good thing i decided to re check your post the last minute before i left ,i was hoping to find a second follow up update to settle all the BS and media whored hype in palmyra ,just like i been telling these idiots all over jewtube isis has not taken over the whole area not even 80% of the modern city like there claiming specially after they got clobbered in there convoys the past couple of days,,i knew there was something that did not add up,,funny how when the army declared the site safe from rats it was not such… Read more »

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it’s still strategically important rout for allepo,damscus and er el zoor they (syria) say ,,let’s see how many trolls and turn coats comment now on this post,,always jumping the guns

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Thank you Ziad!!! I was really worried about the situation and frankly.

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“Interesting to note that neither news source has anyone on the ground there to report directly.”

WOW, the lame stream press lying again not that just about everything they talk about is a lie.

Thanks so much Ziad for the update and the truth.

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Happy news, there was something strange at leaving an entire city, while having militias and active popular support, and before a major blow to ISIS attack. I was angered at thinking of the beauty of Palmyra being blowed by this orcish filth. Good work and regards from Uruguay.

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Unfortunately, Tadmur (Palmyra) has fallen. No reason to panic, but a fact. Better prepare for the next battle and before that, fix the problems.

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How do “thousands” of foot soldiers “sneak” into a relatively small town with “stealth”? I imagine that 1,000 Saudi-looking rodents with long beards and smelling like cow ass would stick out like a soar thumb. I’m not saying that it didn’t happen, but this wreaks of treason in the ranks or sheer dereliction of duty on the part of the defenders. Anyway, given that “all” the roads leading into and out of Tadmur are under SAA or friendly forces control, starving and picking off the fanatic scum should be pretty easy. And with supposedly no civilians left in there, the… Read more »

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Hi Ziad, thanks for these insights, very valueable indeed. Rats won’t control Palmyra for long, this is crystal clear.

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You should see comments on Gaurdian seems all the claims and PR came from one source SOHR.

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Al Tanf Syria/Iraq border crossing taken by ISIS. What took them so long? No surprise. Yes, not good, but they control Anbar anyway.

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#IS push into 3rd zone of Sheikh Najjar, after a previous push into Al-Maqbalah, they’re scarily close to Aleppo.

Seems ISIS launched an offensive on a bunch of fronts.

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Nato bombing AND supplying the rats…

Exclusive: Turkish intelligence helped ship arms to Syrian Islamist rebel areas

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/21/us-mideast-crisis-turkey-arms-idUSKBN0O61L220150521?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=twitter

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Ziad, you are incorrigible and you make me sad. You tell us fairy tales. This did not bother me too much, but it becomes increasingly that difficult for me to take you seriously. Falling From Palmyra is total, including the ruins. The armed Syrian never killed 5000 ISIS fighters during the first 5 days, you invented this figure. The first attack was intended to test the defenses of the SAA. The Syrian army did not believe in an offensive on Palmyra. That’s why there were few defenders. Some reports speak of huge deposits of ammunition including ballistic missiles. Photos show… Read more »

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The map below corroborates with Ziad’s article above, it is an interesting map to see. The old Roman town is under SAA.

http://www.almasdarnews.com/article/battlefield-update-from-palmyra-isis-captures-the-ancient-and-modern-sectors/#prettyPhoto/0/

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Video from ISIS in #Palmyra

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Thanks for telling what is really going on and shatter the propaganda and lies again. All the best from Denmark.

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why not joining ranks with ISIS? they have prooven to be super efective in the battlefields! Join ranks, bring that 60% of sunnies in the SAA to good use and wrap a bomb arround each one of them and send them streaming to the turkish borders. Rebels will be running to the hills when fighting against tip of the top extremists, unlike them homo bunch who only follow orders from daddy in Saudi arabia and that garlic stinking corpse of erdoshit. ISIS will conquer the homo turks!!!! then they coud start a massive program to anputate the limbs of every… Read more »

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The SAA continues engaged in and around Palmyra. Mt. Qasoun and all roads leading to and from the city are held by the SAA with reinforcements massing in the area. The enemy has trapped itself in a killing zone.

Keep faith and trust in the SAA!

God Protects the Syrian Army!

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This is sad, Islamic State fighters are combing the city house by house for regime loyalists, and already many have been EXECUTED by the group in the street. You are doing a huge dishonor to people you claim support you by maintaining that the city is still contested. The city is currently at the mercy of Islamic State fighters. State facts.

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I am happy now, when I checked the news that Palmyra was in the hands of IS cockroaches and that ISIS controls about 50 % of Syria, very bad news for me. I hope SAA will be more sucessfull in future and clean up whole Syria from this rats. And peace will return back to Syria.

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Wrong news from Idlib and Palmyra in the last days didn´t mean that Syrian Arab Army is falling down, International politics and time are changing now. I think victory of SAA and Dr. Assad is near, than all djihadi and other similar lunatics are expecting.

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SAA FB page said Syria withdrew

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With ISIS Controlling “More Than Half Of Syria”, The US Prepares To Pounce The capture of Palmyra according to the known UK propaganda outlet and distributor of fabricated “chemical attack” tapes, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which is really just one guy, Abdul Rahman of Coventry, means that ISIS “now controls more than half of Syrian territory.” Not really, no. As Reuters also reports in an exclusive piece, Turkey’s state intelligence agency helped deliver arms to parts of Syria under Islamist rebel control during late 2013 and early 2014, according to a prosecutor and court testimony from gendarmerie officers… Read more »

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When raqqah fell, you denied it. When idlib and shugour fell,you denied it. Now you are at it again. Ziad you are heavily demented and you need serious help.

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Anon go fuck your israeli goat sunni cocksucker jihadi.

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Islam, Russia and Crimea 2015 Islamic Scholar Imran N Hosein

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IDF psyops. IDF = Israel Defense Force.
There are no new recruits for your pathetic proxy war on Syria.
Why do you not attack Lebanon?
Afraid of Hezbollah?
Jews/Zionists, afraid of life, and afraid of death.
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=8e2_1394229395

The war is going well.

Syrians will fight.
Hezbollah will fight.
Iranians will fight.
Russians will fight.
Internationals will fight.

FOR SYRIA and the SYRIAN women and children!

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More than 150 gunmen from ‪#‎IS‬ killed after clashes with the Syrian army ‪#‎SAA‬ in the city of ‪#‎Palmyra‬ and its outskirts in the eastern ‪#‎Homs‬. ‪#‎Tadmor‬ ‪#‎Syria‬ ‪#‎Syria24‬

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RT and Press TV say Palmyra has fallen.

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I do not know who controls Palmyra today or who will control it next week, but I do know that I am glad the SAA does not have the paper milk toast nerves of some of the despairing writers on this blog. Look people, this is war. The enemy has been financed, armed, trained and supported by the most accomplished intelligence services in the world and backed even further by NATO governments with other assets. In the case of the Turks this includes their own armed forces regulars. Against this vast conspiracy, Syria through the SAAF, SAA and NDF have… Read more »

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SAA in full control of Palmyra. Proof below

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=60c_1432238484

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So many conflicting reports whilst you were away. Thank you for this report Ziad.

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Has anyone gone through these documents stolen from Saudi intelligence?

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940231001097

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So many disappointed readers (cough cough) blaming and accusing Ziad for even the bad weather. I’ve said many times before, if don’t like the reporting style of Ziad, why the hell do you all (Whiners) keep coming back here? Of course the answer is quite obvious.

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I can’t help but believe the SAA’s withdrawal from Palmyra is a political tactical move intended to bring to attention the hypocrisy and double standards of the west, and perhaps place some pressure on the U.S. and the west to change their strategy in dealing with Syria. By abandoning a world treasure like Palmyra, I think Syria is capitalizing on Palmyra historical significance to world civilization in order to generate decisive action from the world community to end this madness. News out of Moscow today reveals the U.S. is finally acknowledging there is no alternative to Bashar to lead Syria.… Read more »