"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)



Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Syrian Army, Palestinian paramilitary advance against ISIS en route to Deir Ezzor- Al-Masdar News

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (10:15 P.M.) – Syrian government forces and their allies continue their vital offensive in Palmyra countryside that is aimed at reaching the besieged city of Deir Ezzor.
On Wednesday, Syrian Army’s 5th Corps backed by Palestinian paramilitary Al-Quds brigade and National Defense Forces (NDF) made a significant advance against the so-called “Islamic State” (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS) east of Palmyra, capturing the whole Mustadirah mountain chain (marked with “1” on the featured map).
As a result, government forces have surrounded Arak gas field and Arak town from three different flanks. Both sites are crucial due to their strategic location along Palmyra – Deir Ezzor highway.