Over the past week, things haven’t been going as well as they normally do for the Western-backed terrorists who have raped and beheaded their way across Syria for the last four years. Likewise, the Western plot to overthrow Assad and replace him with chaos and a weak jihadist/impotent government over four years ago has gone from a quagmire to the beginnings of a reversal.
One such example of how the resistance of the Syrian people and the Assad government, the assistance of the Iranians and Hezbollah, and, of course, the new Russian involvement is already beginning to produce results is the report that the Syrian Arab Army’s 67th Brigade of the 18th Tank Division has captured the Palmyra-Teefor Airbase Road.
The SAA victory came with close coordination between Hezbollah, National Defense Forces, and Ba’ath Battalions.
According to Leith Fadel of Syrian Perspective and Almasdar news, sources have reported that the SAA now controls the entirety of the road from the outskirts of Palmyra all the way to the Teefor (t-4) Airbase. Teefor had been under attack from jihadists for over two months but such attacks were successfully repelled by the SAA forces stationed at the base.
The SAA and Lebanese Resistance forces are now positioned just on the outskirts of Palmyra after having been successful at seizing the hilltop at Tal Syria Tel, west of Palmyra and also at the western outskirts of the Qassioun Mountains.
According to Fadel’s soruces, a SAA army unit known as “Tiger Forces” are now making their way to the northern outskirts of Palmyra after having captured the Jazal Mountains and oil fields from terrorists a week ago.
It was reported to this writer by a number of Syrian sources that the plan of the Assad government was to encircle Palmyra before launching a counterattack to eventually retake the ancient city. Such has been the case with SAA tactics in the past whereas, to lessen the loss of life, Syrian forces prefer to respond in a surgical fashion. With forces now in the North and the West of Palmyra, it appears efforts to liberate the city are being set in place.
The retaking of Palmyra would no doubt be a major victory for the Syrian people and the Syrian government in terms of territorial gains but also because it would remove a major propaganda piece from the Western puzzle of false narratives. The ISIS takeover of Palmyra, the murder of civilians, and the destruction of the city’s ancient artifacts have been used as a terror mechanism by Western media for the purposes of frightening their own domestic populations and ginning up the case for U.S. military involvement in Syria.
If the victory in Palmyra is, as many are suggesting, the product of the recent Russian involvement in Syria, Palmyra may soon be liberated by the SAA. It may also be the first of many more SAA victories to come.
Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 500 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.