The battle for the city itself went on for several days, but after the infantry of the Caliphate in the first half of March dislodged from the surrounding hills, where they fell resisting the Syrian army, the liberation of Palmyra had become a matter of time. The defense of the Caliphate in the city began to crumble another 2 days ago and already yesterday it was clear that the city will be released in the near future. “Black” still has enough to counterattack and fight off the back part of the airbase to the East of Palmyra, but it was the last impulse.During the day the army took control of almost all the key points and the victory at Palmyra became a fact. The resistance is even on the Eastern outskirts of Palmyra, but this is agony. The main forces of the Caliphate is still night began to retreat from the city along the road to Deir ez-Zor.
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Isis has lost a battle, but it has not necessarily lost the war and it will be difficult for the Syrian army to advance east of Palmyra as it presses into hardcore Syrian Arab areas and will become vulnerable to guerrilla attacks. The same is true of the heavily populated rural Sunni areas of Idlib province and east Aleppo where the armed opposition are coming under pressure from Syrian army and the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).
The Oklahoma City bombing was the result of a PATCON operation – most likely a security theater production that went badly off-script. Guthrie is one of several very good candidates for the enigmatic “John Doe #2” whom many witnesses saw in the company of Timothy McVeigh on the morning of the bombing – and whose identity the government has sought to conceal ever since. Just a few months after Kenneth’s traumatized body was “found” dangling in a cell at the Federal Transfer Center in Oklahoma, Guthrie died in a similarly unconvincing “suicide.” Shortly before he was killed, Guthrie had somewhat imprudently announced his intention to write a memoir disclosing critical secrets regarding the Oklahoma City bombing.