Syrian government forces retake strategic Palmyra triangle
The army says it has retaken the Palmyra triangle, a few kilometers west of the city. A military official says the army will soon enter the city while a monitoring group expects this to happen any moment. Reports say government forces have captured Palmyra Citadel on the city’s outskirts. The army is being supported by the Russian air force and the Hezbollah resistance movement. In December Daesh took control of Palmyra, while Damascus was focused on defeating terrorists in Aleppo. The Takfiri group has razed some of the ancient monuments in the city. The recapture of Palmyra will be another major blow to the terrorist group in Iraq and Syria.
SAA units getting closer to Palmyra amid intense clashes with ISIS
Syrian Arab Army approaching strategically important junction close to the Palmyra Triangle
Syrian Army retakes Palmyra citadel, advances against ISIS
The Syrian army has recaptured the historic Palmyra citadel from Islamic state terrorists – achieving a symbolic victory, and gaining a strategic location. The fortress, located on the outskirts of the ancient city, is also seen as an important launching pad for further strikes on ISIS. The offensive to liberate the city, known as the ‘pearl of the desert’, is said to be moving rapidly with Syrian forces continuing to regain more territory from the jihadists. Lizzie Phelan reports from Syria
SAA soldiers on outskirts of Palmyra (EXCLUSIVE)
ISIL hidden underground training base discovered
Iraqi army discover ISIL training base hidden 32 foot underground where foreign fighters were prepared for war. The base was discovered in the south of Mosul in Iraq. It is believed that most of the fighters trained there would have been foreigners. The base was used by ISIL to plan and train for atrocities. The base was used by ISIL to plan and train for atrocities.
Exclusive: Iraqi forces recapture districts near Mosul int’l airport
Iraqi forces have regained control over a number of key districts near the newly liberated Mosul International Airport. They are now further advancing into regions north and west of the Airport. The troops are just a kilometer away from a major escape route out of Mosul used by Daesh terrorists.
45000 displaced by battles in Mokha in weeks
A spokeswoman for refugee agency, U-N-H-C-R, says Fighting around Yemen’s port of Mokha has forced some 45-thousand people from their homes in the last few weeks. Fighting has intensified in the region, where Saudi-led forces backing former president Abd-rabbuh Mansur Hadi are battling against the Yemeni army and Ansarullah forces. The UN says the whole country is suffering from multiple displacement, with desperate people moving from one place to another. The world body estimates that three million people have been displaced across Yemen. The Saudi war has killed more than eleven-thousand-four-hundred Yemenis since 20-15. The conflict and a blockade have created a humanitarian disaster, leaving eighty percent of the population in need of aid.
Iran: Saudi Arabia, allies responsible for crimes in Yemen
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says those waging the war against Yemen are accountable for the rise of terrorism in parts of the Arab nation. He dismissed as “baseless” the recent anti-Iran claims made by the Foreign Minister of the U-A-E, Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash. During a session of the U-N Human Rights Council in Geneva on Tuesday, the Emirati minister accused Iran of arming Ansarullah fighters and deepening the ongoing conflict in Yemen. Yemen has been under the Saudi military aggression for two years. A number of Saudi allies, including the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain, have aided Riyadh’s military campaign against Yemen