The following article was published by South Front on 5 May 2016. We republish it today after the loss of Palmyra for the second time. Leen Ibrahim was of the earliest people who participated in our project.
The battle of Palmyra [SF editor: The video-analysis of the military operation is here.] is the biggest event since the beginning of the Russian military involvement in Syria. The Russian air force (RuAF) played a significant role supporting the Syrian army in its advances against terrorist groups since October 2015; however air force alone was not able to liberate Palmyra, one of the most strategic and vital locations in Syria’s war. The heroes behind the historic success of liberating the strategic ancient city of Palmyra have not been spoken of publically as it should have been. Read more