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    Syria conflict: IS 'withdraws' from ancient Palmyra

    The article goes out of its way to not mention it, but it was the Syrian army under Assad who were able to push the terrorists back and recapture the city.

    Syria conflict: IS 'withdraws' from ancient Palmyra - BBC News

    Islamic State militants have been pushed back from the ancient Syrian site of Palmyra, officials and a monitoring group say. Militants seized part of the town of Tadmur on Saturday, which is located on a strategic east-west route next to Palmyra's World Heritage-listed ruins. Nearly 300 have reportedly died in four days of fighting.

    Meanwhile, the number of militants reported killed in a rare US ground raid in Syria on Saturday rose to 32. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitoring group, said that among those killed were "IS oil chief Abu Sayyaf, the deputy IS defence minister, and an IS communications official". US officials had said about 12 militants were killed at the scene of the raid in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour. They said Abu Sayyaf had been killed in a firefight during the special forces raid, and his wife was captured.

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    Re: Syria conflict: IS 'withdraws' from ancient Palmyra

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    The article goes out of its way to not mention it, but it was the Syrian army under Assad who were able to push the terrorists back and recapture the city.

    Syria conflict: IS 'withdraws' from ancient Palmyra - BBC News

    Islamic State militants have been pushed back from the ancient Syrian site of Palmyra, officials and a monitoring group say. Militants seized part of the town of Tadmur on Saturday, which is located on a strategic east-west route next to Palmyra's World Heritage-listed ruins. Nearly 300 have reportedly died in four days of fighting.

    Meanwhile, the number of militants reported killed in a rare US ground raid in Syria on Saturday rose to 32. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitoring group, said that among those killed were "IS oil chief Abu Sayyaf, the deputy IS defence minister, and an IS communications official". US officials had said about 12 militants were killed at the scene of the raid in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour. They said Abu Sayyaf had been killed in a firefight during the special forces raid, and his wife was captured.
    This conflict may not come to an end any time soon, organizations like ISIS don't truly operate like countries, but I suspect ISIS will lose the ability to control territory soon. ISIS is simply too small and too weak to take over countries or to be a threat to western existence.
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    Re: Syria conflict: IS 'withdraws' from ancient Palmyra

    I honestly think Syria is going to be portioned up among Government and Rebel forces. Dont know what will happen to ISIS controlled areas though.
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    Re: Syria conflict: IS 'withdraws' from ancient Palmyra

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    The article goes out of its way to not mention it, but it was the Syrian army under Assad who were able to push the terrorists back and recapture the city.

    Syria conflict: IS 'withdraws' from ancient Palmyra - BBC News

    Islamic State militants have been pushed back from the ancient Syrian site of Palmyra, officials and a monitoring group say. Militants seized part of the town of Tadmur on Saturday, which is located on a strategic east-west route next to Palmyra's World Heritage-listed ruins. Nearly 300 have reportedly died in four days of fighting.

    Meanwhile, the number of militants reported killed in a rare US ground raid in Syria on Saturday rose to 32. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitoring group, said that among those killed were "IS oil chief Abu Sayyaf, the deputy IS defence minister, and an IS communications official". US officials had said about 12 militants were killed at the scene of the raid in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour. They said Abu Sayyaf had been killed in a firefight during the special forces raid, and his wife was captured.
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    Re: Syria conflict: IS 'withdraws' from ancient Palmyra

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    This conflict may not come to an end any time soon, organizations like ISIS don't truly operate like countries, but I suspect ISIS will lose the ability to control territory soon. ISIS is simply too small and too weak to take over countries or to be a threat to western existence.
    While ISIS's abilities are limited, it still has some pretty strong capabilities within Syria and Iraq. Indeed, ISIS reportedly gained control of Ramadi this weekend.

    Islamic State says it has full control of Iraq's Ramadi | Reuters

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    Re: Syria conflict: IS 'withdraws' from ancient Palmyra

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    This conflict may not come to an end any time soon, organizations like ISIS don't truly operate like countries, but I suspect ISIS will lose the ability to control territory soon. ISIS is simply too small and too weak to take over countries or to be a threat to western existence.
    You do know that ISIS has many tens of thousands of fighters and a lot of equipment and is actually gaining ground, right?

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    Re: Syria conflict: IS 'withdraws' from ancient Palmyra

    Quote Originally Posted by LeoVlaming View Post
    You do know that ISIS has many tens of thousands of fighters and a lot of equipment and is actually gaining ground, right?
    In some areas, yes they are gaining ground. Mostly because the Iraqi forces are horrible though.

    Tens of thousands of fighters aren't really a lot, and most of the large equipment has been destroyed. They no longer have any airplanes, tanks, APCs, etc.
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    Re: Syria conflict: IS 'withdraws' from ancient Palmyra

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    This conflict may not come to an end any time soon, organizations like ISIS don't truly operate like countries, but I suspect ISIS will lose the ability to control territory soon. ISIS is simply too small and too weak to take over countries or to be a threat to western existence.
    I dunno. ISIS is Sunni. They hate Shi'ite. Sunni is approximately 80% of the Muslim religion. If they get backing from the 80% or any significant portion of that 80%... like more support from Saudi Arabia. Look out.
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    Re: Syria conflict: IS 'withdraws' from ancient Palmyra

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    And if the tribes of Israel would of done as commanded by the Lord, this would not be a problem. Perhaps we should do as the Lord Commanded the Israelites to do and make ourselves pleasing in the eyes of the Lord.
    What????
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    Re: Syria conflict: IS 'withdraws' from ancient Palmyra

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    In some areas, yes they are gaining ground. Mostly because the Iraqi forces are horrible though.

    Tens of thousands of fighters aren't really a lot, and most of the large equipment has been destroyed. They no longer have any airplanes, tanks, APCs, etc.
    Well whatever the hell they have, it just made the Iraqi Security Forces using US equipment and training, leave their wounded, and their equipment, again, in Ramadi and run.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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