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Counter Punch
Jul 2016
How 100 Syrians, 200 Russians and 11 dogs out-witted ISIS and saved Palmyra
Something just didn’t feel quite right to Syrian army brass as they penciled in final plans to liberated Palmyra in early March 2016 and as they debated how best to drive Daesh (ISIS) out of Palmyra and deep into the surrounding unwelcoming Syrian desert. This, according to army intelligence...
Counter Punch
Jul 2016
Accusation claims Syrian and Russian troops are looting Palmyra! INDICTMENT NOT PROVED
Syrian Troops Looting Ancient City Of Palmyra, Says Archaeologist.” So shouted the highly respected UK Guardian ’s headline of June 1, 2016 on the eve of the opening day of this month’s two-day Berlin Convergence attended by more than 170 scientists, archaeologists, architects and planners. The...
Counter Punch
Jul 2016
Driven into the desert, Daesh (ISIS) barbarity still haunts Palmyra
ISIS (Daesh) is gone from Palmyra except for some possible sleeper cells. Their approximately 1,500 fighters who occupied Palmyra for nearly ten months reportedly split roughly into thirds on March 27 2016 after being driven out by Syrian army assaults and Russian airstrikes. This according the...