SYRIA: ASSAD TROOPS CLOSING IN ON ISLAMIC STATE STRONGHOLD OF ALEPPO……

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Syrian Troops Advance in Aleppo Amid War’s Heaviest Bombing

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (BASSEM MROUE)
September 24, 2016 — 12:13 PM EEST Updated on September 25, 2016 — 5:25 AM 

Beirut (AP) — Syrian troops captured a rebel-held area on the edge of Aleppo on Saturday, tightening their siege on opposition-held neighborhoods in the northern city after what residents described as the heaviest air bombardment of the 5 ½-year civil war.

The U.N. meanwhile said that nearly 2 million people in Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and onetime commercial center, are without running water following the escalation in fighting over the past few days.

The U.N. Security Council called an emergency meeting on the escalating attacks Sunday morning at the request of the United States, Britain and France.

Government forces captured the rebel-held Palestinian refugee camp of Handarat as airstrikes pounded rebel-held eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo, killing 52 people, including 11 children and six women, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The Local Coordination Committees, another monitoring group, said 49 were killed on Saturday alone.

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US BLAMES RUSSIA FOR AID CONVOY AIR STRIKE THAT KILLED 20 AID WORKERS…….

All quiet on the sanctimonious front……

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No international protest by the usual suspects who consistently rail against the US and Israel over their military actions.

Russia blamed by US for deadly airstrike on Syrian convoy that killed 20 aid workers

Medical supplies damaged in the strike

RUSSIAN jets have been blamed for carrying out a deadly airstrike on a Syrian aid convoy which killed 20 humanitarian workers.

By VICKIIE OLIPHANT

Two Russian Sukhoi SU-24 warplanes were spotted in the skies above the convoy in Syria at the precise time it was struck on Monday, according to two U.S. officials.

But Russia has denied its aircraft or those of its Syrian government allies were involved in the incident, in which 18 trucks from a 31-vehicle convoy were destroyed.

The strike appeared to deal a fatal blow to Syria’s fragile week-old ceasefire, which was negotiated following a deal between the US and Russia.

All aid convoys in the area have since been suspended following the attack – which occurred just hours after four US-led airstrikes killed 60 Syrian soldiers at a base near Deir al Zor airport.

Two Russian Sukhoi SU-24 warplanes were spotted in the skies above the convoy

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US COMMANDOS SUPPORTING SYRIAN OPPOSITION REBEL ALLIES FLEE FROM THEM TO TUNE OF ALLAHU AKBAR……

Parking lot rich environment.

Proving once again that there are NO good sides to align with…..

American commandos forced to flee US-backed Syrian rebels accusing them of taking part in a ‘Crusader war’ amid complex web of allegiances in war-torn country

  • Footage showed Free Syrian Army rebels chanting in the town of al-Rai
  • Surrounded line of trucks carrying US troops and chanted around them
  • Many of America’s allies are fighting each other in war-torn Syria 
  • Video is evidence of US forces working with Turkish fighters against ISIS

A video shows US commandos fleeing a town as American-backed Syrian rebels hurled a barrage of insults and abuse at them.

Footage captured a chanting crowd of fighters from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) surrounding US troops in the town of al-Rai near the Turkish border.

One rebel was heard yelling that Americans wanted to ‘wage a crusader war’ against Syria – showing the intricate web of alliances in the war-torn country, where many of America’s allies are fighting each other.

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ISLAMONAZI TURKEY DELIVERS HUMILIATING DEFEAT TO ISLAMONAZI ISLAMIC STATE……

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Islamic State suffer humiliating loss as Turkey secures its border with Syria

ISLAMIC State have been forced out of Turkey’s border with Syria, according to Prime Minister Binali Yildirim.

By CHARLIE BAYLISS

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Turkish-backed forces have secured the border with Syria

It comes after the Turkish-backed forces launched an all-out offensive along the border to drive out “all terrorist organisations”, including Kurdish groups which president Erdogan and his government deem to be illegal forces.

By securing its border with Syria, Turkey has cut off Daesh’s vital supply lines, which it uses to bring in brainwashed fighters and deadly weapons to enrich their perverted cause.

In a speech on state television, Mr Yildirim said: “Thank God, today, from Azaz to Jarablus, our 91km of borderline with Syria has been entirely secured.

“All the terrorist organisations were pushed back – they are gone.”

The Turkish government also deems the Syrian-Kurdish YPG group a terrorist organisation.

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Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim made the announcement of state television

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CNN TWEETS TOURIST VID OF TARTUS SYRIA JUST MINUTES ‘AFTER’ MASSIVE EXPLOSION ROCKS THE SEA SPORT…….

CNN, stick to the meme regardless……

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TURKS BOMB KURD POSITIONS IN AFRIN SYRIA……

US NATO ALLY BOMBS US ALLIES FIGHTING ISLAMONAZIS……..

The only side worth supporting is the Kurds…their women fight, Iraqi men head for Finland.

Turkish army bombs Kurdish positions in Syria’s Afrin

Turkish army bombs Kurdish positions in Syria’s Afrin

Kurdish fighters are seen in Afrin of Aleppo province during clashes with al-Nusra Front. Photo: ARA News

AFRIN – Turkish army forces launched an offensive on Kurdish headquarters in northwestern Syria on Wednesday.

Military sources said that the Turkish army troops hit headquarters of the Kurdish forces of People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Afrin area of Aleppo province with dozens of mortar shells.

“More than 40 mortar shells fired by Turkey’s military forces hit the YPG headquarters in the Jaqla town of Afrin countryside on Tuesday evening,” a spokesman for the YPG told ARA News.

It was not immediately clear whether the Turkish bombardment has caused any casualties in the YPG ranks.

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SYRIAN TOWN LIBERATED FROM ISLAMIC STATE: ”LIFE WAS NOT EASY”…….

Great that they no longer have to live under the murderous Islamonazi regime, and that’s a big thing, but they’re still stuck with Islam…..

‘Life was not life’: ‘Ecstasy’ of Syrian town finally liberated from ISIS’s evil grip after three years  

A Free Syrian Army fighter stamds guard in front of an ISIS flag, 'planted' in a pile of skulls

A Free Syrian Army fighter stamds guard in front of an ISIS flag, ‘planted’ in a pile of skulls

  • The Turkish border town of Jarablus was captured by ISIS fanatics in 2013
  • The Free Syrian Army, backed by coalition forces, took it back last week 
  • Residents are trying to get back to normal, revealing they are ‘ecstatic’ 

In any other place, the group of women and girls sitting with their backs to the walls would have been nothing unusual.

But just a week ago, these women could not have sat here without risking death at the hands of ISIS thugs.

This is Jarablus, a Turkish border town which had been under the control of the violent extremists since 2013 until last week, when coalition forces took it back.

Women sit out in the street in the town of Jarablus, on the Turkish border, which was under ISIS control for three years

Women sit out in the street in the town of Jarablus, on the Turkish border, which was under ISIS control for three years

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CLAIM: IRAN IN SYRIA RUNNING COVERT WAR COSTING BILLIONS…….

I’m told that the Daily Mail’s source, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), are using incorrect numbers but the Awsat al-Sharq has quoted a Kurdish official who said that the IRGC has set up camp between Kirkuk and Mosul. So this definitely has some smoke behind it, i’m just waiting to see the flames.

Inside ‘the Glasshouse’: Iran ‘is running covert war in Syria costing BILLIONS from top secret spymaster HQ near Damascus airport’

  • Sources within Iran’s Revolutionary Guards leaked intelligence to activists who passed it to MailOnline 
  • Tehran ‘runs operations in Syria from an HQ near Damascus airport’, said to be nicknamed ‘The Glasshouse’ 
  • The intelligence says there are 60,000 fighters under Iranian command in Syria, not 16,000 as was thought
  • Claims said to be ‘credible’ by intelligence experts, suggesting West has underestimated Iran’s influence
  • Iran ‘has spent billions – possibly as much as $100billion on hardware and support for Assad since 2011’  
  • It comes a year after Western powers signed a controversial nuclear deal with Iran 

Iran is shoring up the Syrian regime from a secret HQ in Damascus nicknamed ‘the Glasshouse’ – and commanding a huge covert army in support of Assad, according to leaked intelligence passed by activists to MailOnline.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) claims that the theocratic state’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has spent billions in hardware for its ally Bashar al-Assad in the last five years  – and runs operations on the ground from a five-floor monolith near Damascus airport.

The Iranian HQ, which plays a pivotal role in supporting Assad’s regime alongside Russia, contains intelligence and counterintelligence operations, and has vaults packed with millions of dollars in cash flown in from Tehran, claims the NCRI.

The allegations are contained in a dossier of reports apparently leaked by senior sources inside Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and collated by the dissident activists who oppose the Iranian regime.

The dossier – which could not be independently verified but was described as ‘credible’ by intelligence experts – makes the bold claims that Iran controls the biggest fighting force in Syria; has military bases throughout the splintered state; and has amassed a war-chest far greater than feared in support of the Syrian president.

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US ALLIES FIRE ON EACH OTHER IN ISLAMOSWAMP CALLED SYRIA…..

Turkey should be kicked out of NATO, the only ally we should be backing are the Kurds, with a call for a Kurdistan in the region once Assad and the very Islamonazi groups/regimes are defeated.

US Allies Exchange Fire as Tensions Rise in Northern Syria


Turkish troops head to the Syrian border, in Karkamis, Turkey, Aug. 27, 2016. Turkey on Wednesday sent tanks across the border to help Syrian rebels retake the key Islamic State-held town of Jarablus and to contain the expansion of Syria's Kurds in an area bordering Turkey.

Turkish troops head to the Syrian border, in Karkamis, Turkey, Aug. 27, 2016. Turkey on Wednesday sent tanks across the border to help Syrian rebels retake the key Islamic State-held town of Jarablus and to contain the expansion of Syria’s Kurds in an area bordering Turkey.

Turkish-backed fighters skirmished Saturday with Kurdish forces in northern Syria, pushing the two U.S. allies in the war against Islamic State extremists closer to an all-out confrontation.

Turkey’s Anadolu news agency said one Turkish soldier was killed and three others were wounded in a rocket attack by a Kurdish militia that the Ankara government has identified as terrorists.

For its part, the Kurd-dominated U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said its fighters were hit by Turkish jets south of the border town of Jarablus, which was stormed by Turkish forces Wednesday but was reported Saturday to be in the control of the SDF. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

The clashes heightened Western concerns that Turkey’s military incursion into Syrian territory aims to target both IS jihadists and the Kurdish military grouping known as the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, or the YPG militia.

The United States has described the YPG as one of its most effective allies in the fight against IS, while Turkey is demanding a YPG retreat from all border territory seized from IS jihadists.

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AFTER SYRIAN (ISLAMONAZIS) BREAK ALEPPO SIEGE THEY THREATEN TO ATTACK THE KURDS……

Outside of the marxist faction within Kurdish movement/resistance, they are the only ones worth rooting for.

After breaking Aleppo siege, Syrian rebels threaten to attack Kurds

After breaking Aleppo siege, Syrian rebels threaten to attack Kurds

Kurdish female fighters of the YPJ in Sheikh Maqsoud district of Aleppo. Photo: ARA News

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ALEPPO – Major Yasser Abd al-Rahim, Commander of the rebel group of Fatah Halab Operations Chamber in Aleppo, said on Tuesday that they will attack the Kurds in Aleppo, after the mainly Islamist rebels broke the siege of the Syrian regime on Aleppo city. On the other hand, Kurdish officials told ARA News they expect a long war to take place in Syria.

The rebel commander accused the Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) of helping the regime, and said that their forces will not leave the al-Castello road under control of either the Kurds or the regime.

Earlier, Syrian regime troops managed to cut off the main supply road for opposition rebels –known as Castello road– and imposed a full siege over the city of Aleppo, however Syrian rebels eventually were be able to break the siege after getting reinforcements from other regions like Idlib.

Abd al-Rahim said that the Syrian opposition militias will take ‘revenge’ for the Syrian rebels that were killed by YPG, after they attacked YPG positions, vowing that Kurds “will not find a place to bury their dead in Aleppo”.

In the meantime, YPG official Siamand Rojava rejected the accusations, suggesting that the ‘radical groups’ of the opposition continue to attack and kill unarmed civilians in the Kurdish neighbourhood of Sheikh Maqsoud by artillery shelling.

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IRAQ: SYRIAN WOMEN BURN BURKAS AFTER ISIS PUSHED OUT OF TOWN…….

The irony being that they’re still covered head to toe in black chadors, and still oppressed by islam…..

Burn the burkas! Syrian women take to the streets to celebrate freedom from ISIS as terror group’s key stronghold is re-taken

A Syrian woman burns her burka to celebrate the liberation of the city of Manbij, after it was re-taken from under ISIS control

A Syrian woman burns her burka to celebrate the liberation of the city of Manbij, after it was re-taken from under ISIS control

  • Delighted crowds of women and children poured into streets to celebrate
  • One woman seizes a lighter and sets her burka ablaze in city of Manbij
  • US-backed Syria Democratic Forces took control of the key ISIS stronghold
  • Push saw ISIS defeated in the city, which was under regime since 2014

Syrian women celebrating being liberated from the ISIS regime have burned their burkas in the street.

Crowds of delighted women and children took to the streets in the northern city of Manbij after a months-long military push saw the terror group finally defeated.

As the crowds cheer and clap, one woman borrows a lighter from a bystander to set her burka ablaze.

In cities under the ISIS regime, women are forced to wear a burka or niqab and are brutally punished if they refuse

In cities under the ISIS regime, women are forced to wear a burka or niqab and are brutally punished if they refuse

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REPORTS OF CHEM GAS DROPPED ON SYRIAN TOWN BY ASSAD FORCES……..

So those WMD chem weapons resurface after all……….

Rescuers Say Toxic Gas Dropped on Syrian Town Where Russian Helicopter Shot Down

By REUTERS AUG. 2, 2016, 8:27 A.M. E.D.T.

BEIRUT — A Syrian rescue service operating in rebel-held territory said on Tuesday a helicopter dropped containers of toxic gas overnight on a town close to where a Russian military helicopter had been shot down hours earlier.

The opposition Syrian National Coalition (SNC) accused President Bashar al-Assad of being behind the attack. Assad has denied previous accusations of using chemical weapons.

A spokesman for the Syria Civil Defence said 33 people, mostly women and children, were affected by the gas, which they suspect was chlorine, in Saraqeb, in rebel-held Idlib province.

The group, which describes itself as a neutral band of search and rescue volunteers, posted a video on YouTube apparently showing a number of men struggling to breathe and being given oxygen masks by people in civil defense uniforms.

“Medium-sized barrels fell containing toxic gases. The Syrian Civil Defence was not able to determine the type of the gas,” said the spokesman.

The Syrian government and its Russian allies were not immediately available for comment.

Later, state news agency SANA said rebels had fired rockets armed with toxic gas on the government-held old quarter of Aleppo city, killing five people and causing eight breathing difficulties. It gave no further details. Rebels have denied previous accusations of using chemical weapons.

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ASSAD HAS HIT LIST OF ISLAMONAZI JIHADI FROM UK……

The irony and deep disgust in having to be thankful to Assad.

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Syrian president Bashar al-Assad drew up a kill list of 25 Britons who had joined ISIS and now 14 of them are dead 

Muslim convert Sally Jones, a mother-of-two from Kent who is known as 'Mrs Terror' has hinted she may become ISIS' first female suicide bomber

Muslim convert Sally Jones, a mother-of-two from Kent who is known as ‘Mrs Terror’ has hinted she may become ISIS’ first female suicide bomber

  • President Assad drew up the kill list of more than two dozen Britons  
  • It listed targets for some 25 Britons accused of joining Islamic State
  • Fourteen on the list, including Jihadi John, have already been assassinated

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad drew up a ‘kill list’ which listed for assassination dozens of Britons accused of joining ISIS.

And the list included some 25 Britons – 14 of whom are already dead.

President Assad is reported to have handed his dossier of killings to two Conservative MPs – David Davis, the former shadow home affairs spokesman, and Adam Holloway, according to The Telegraph.

Among those thought to be named in the list include Reyaad Khan, 21, from Cardiff, who was killed by a US drone last year.

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Mohammed Emwazi - or 'Jihadi John'

Those named on the ‘Kill List’, from left: Sally Jones, Reyaad Khan and Mohammed Emwazi – or ‘Jihadi John’

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SWEDEN JAILS SYRIAN WHO’S LIVE THERE FOR 3 YRS OVER BEATING VIDEO…….

Yet another example of what comes into your country when you have open borders.

Syrian jailed in Sweden over Facebook beating video

Syrian jailed in Sweden over Facebook beating video

Free Syrian Army fighters not related to the article. Photo: AP Photo/Manu Brabo

Published: 11 May 2016 17:27 GMT+02:00

Mouhannad Droubi, 29, had become the first Syrian convicted in Sweden for crimes committed in his country’s brutal conflict when acourt handed him a five-year sentence in February 2015 over the filmed attack.

But the war crimes conviction was scrapped after it emerged that the victim was not a pro-regime soldier as previously thought, but a member of the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) like Droubi himself.

On Wednesday, the court in Huddinge near Stockholm, handed Droubi a longer sentence despite the lesser charge. It also ordered him to be deported as soon as his jail term is up and banned him from the country for life.

Droubi, who has lived in Sweden since 2013, posted the video on Facebook in 2012 to prove his FSA credentials.

The clip shows at least five men – of whom only Droubi has been identified – attacking an injured man tied to a chair with his hands and feet bound. He was beaten with a truncheon and a whip, according to court documents.

At the time of Droubi’s first conviction, the court believed the victim was a regime soldier, which made the beating a violation of the Geneva Convention and thus a war crime.

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NORWAY TO SEND 60 ADVISORS TO TRAIN SYRIANS TO FIGHT ISLAMIC STATE…….

Why in the world aren’t they taking these men of fighting age who flood our countries, and train them, make fighting units out of them, and then send them back to fight for their own country?

Oh but wait, the West is too concerned about human rights of these men, and refuse to hold them accountable for heading for the hills.

Norway to send 60 soldiers to train Syrians fighting Isis

Norway to send 60 soldiers to train Syrians fighting Isis

Norwegian troops are already training Kurdish peshmerga fighters in the Iraqi Kurdistan region. Photo: Torbjørn Kjosvold/Forsvaret

Published: 03 May 2016 09:16 GMT+02:00

The soldiers belonging to the Norwegian special forces would conduct the training in Jordan, Prime Minister Erna Solberg said at a press conference in Oslo.
“The brutal acts by IS have cost many civilians their lives and led an even greater number to flee [the country],” Solberg said, employing one of several names used to describe the terrorist group.
The Isis group has also “brought terrorism to Europe and young people are radicalised and recruited in order to have foreign fighters,” she added.

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SYRIA: TOP ASSAD CLERIC ISSUES FATWA TO MURDER ALL OF ALLEPO’S INHABITANTS……

Regardless of what flavor of Islam is in question, it most certainly will maintain its key identifying feature with the rest, …….blood-lust.

Aleppo must be ‘exterminated’, says Assad’s top cleric after he issues fatwa against civilians in the eastern parts of the rebel-held city 

The fatwa was passed by the tyrant¿s top Alawite cleric, Ahmad Badr al-Hassoun, (pictured) against ordinary Syrians living in the eastern parts of Aleppo which is under the control of opposition forces

The fatwa was passed by the tyrant’s top Alawite cleric, Ahmad Badr al-Hassoun, (pictured) against ordinary Syrians living in the eastern parts of Aleppo which is under the control of opposition forces

  • Fatwa passed by the tyrant’s top Alawite cleric, Ahmad Badr al-Hassoun
  • Bombs and missiles have rained down on residential areas for nearly 10 days
  • At least 27 people died when a hospital was hit last week 
  • Since breaking ceasefire, regime has launched more than 260 airstrikes

Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad’s top cleric has issued a chilling fatwa calling for the ‘extermination’ of civilians in the city of Aleppo.

His bloodthirsty demand came after air strikes and shelling have caused ‘daily massacres’ in the besieged rebel stronghold.

The fall of Aleppo would strike a devastating blow against those opposed to Assad in Syria’s five-year civil war.

The fatwa was passed by the tyrant’s top Alawite cleric, Ahmad Badr al-Hassoun, against ordinary Syrians living in the eastern parts of Aleppo which is under the control of opposition forces.

He said: ‘I call upon the Syrian Army to show us its rage and I also call upon our leader to show us their rage in exterminating those criminals.’

Bombs and missiles have rained down on residential areas for nearly 10 days, killing more than 250 people including at least 40 children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Some 30 airstrikes took place on Saturday, although there was less shelling reported yesterday.

The Kremlin, which backs Assad, has rejected calls to rein in its ally although it said it was ‘working to freeze fighting’.

‘No, we are not going to put pressure on (Assad) because one must understand that the situation in Aleppo is part of this fight against the terrorist threat,’ declared Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov.

At least 27 people died when a hospital was hit last week, leaving a delicate truce negotiated in February hanging by a thread.

Since breaking its ceasefire nine days ago, the regime has reportedly launched more than 260 airstrikes, 110 artillery strikes and 18 missiles, and has dropped 68 bombs.

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SYRIANS RETURN HOME TO DEVASTATED PALMYRA IN WAKE OF I.S. RETREAT…….

A brush with Islam 101’ers (Post-Hijra Islam, which abrogates the Meccan period) will always leave a bade taste in the mouth.

Face it, Palmyra was no paradise, it’s just that Islamic State jihadis accentuated the Islam already present in that society. They’ve always had honor murders, treating of minorities with contempt, corrupted courts and street vigilantism, just not that the amount unleashed by the pious followers of Islam who were bringing reform.

‘Palmyra was a paradise’: Heartbreak as Syrians return home briefly to collect belongings from ancient city following devastation caused by ISIS militants

Soldiers walk through a devastated part of the city, which was taken over by ISIS fighters nearly a year ago

Soldiers walk through a devastated part of the city, which was taken over by ISIS fighters nearly a year ago

  • Hundreds returned in government buses this week to check on their homes
  • Residents managed to salvage carpets, blankets and family mementos
  • There is no water or electricity in city, which was recaptured last month 
  • Historic city was taken over by ISIS fighters nearly a year ago  

Hundreds of residents have returned to the Syrian city of Palmyra, following the devastation caused by ISIS militants.

Families came in government buses from Homs to check on their homes and salvage any belongings they could.

There is no water or electricity, and it will be at least a few months before anyone can return to stay.

Hundreds of residents returned to Palmyra to check on their homes and salvage what they could. The citadel is seen in the background as families load their belongings onto a bus in the town

Hundreds of residents returned to Palmyra to check on their homes and salvage what they could. The citadel is seen in the background as families load their belongings onto a bus in the town

Maha Abderrazak was among tens of thousands of terrified civilians who fled west, many escaping with just the clothes on their backs and the few belongings they could carry by hand.

The 22-year-old is among the residents trickling back to Palmyra to salvage items such as carpets, blankets, a fridge or a few family mementos.

The emotional scenes of people hurriedly carting away belongings highlights Palmyra’s present-day human tragedy that has been largely sidelined by the magnitude of the destruction inflicted by IS militants on the world famous Roman-era ruins that stand just outside the town.

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