The castle of Palmyra Liberated | Colonel Cassad

Developments in the area of the ancient city is accelerating. After lunch, the Syrian army took the high al-tar and the castle of Palmyra. Have not yet confirmed reports that after the citadel troops advanced to the village of al-Amir. As previously indicated, instead of a direct assault on the town, SAA and allies have focused on establishing control over the heights to the North of the city.

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Russian nuclear forces: 2017 | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

As of early 2017, we estimate that Russia has a stockpile of roughly 4,300 nuclear warheads assigned for use by long-range strategic launchers and shorter-range tactical nuclear forces. Of these, roughly 1,950 strategic warheads are deployed on ballistic missiles and at heavy bomber bases, while another 500 strategic warheads are in storage along with about 1,850 nonstrategic warheads. In addition to the military stockpile for operational forces, a large number – perhaps almost 2,700 – of retired but still largely intact warheads await dismantlement, for a total inventory of around 7,000 warheads.

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