Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Russian airstrikes near Palmyra

PALMYRA WATCH: Russian airstrikes near Palmyra as Syrian troops advance. Watchdog group says Islamic State positions near ancient city bombarded to help latest Assad regime offensive (AFP). So this is one place to which that Russian pullout does not extend. As far as I have been able to find, Russian airstrikes were last active in the area in early November of 2015.

Background on the whole sad story of Palmyra is here with many links.