BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army’s High Command was in the process of planning their Palmyra offensive when the so-called “Islamic State” destroyed the single most important source of gas to millions of Syrians on Sunday.

The destruction of the Hayyan Gas Company factory has forced the Syrian Arab Army’s High Command to speed up the planning of this Palmyra, a military source told Al-Masdar News on Monday afternoon.

It was initially believed that the Palmyra offensive would not begin until February or even March; however, the humanitarian crisis caused by the Islamic State’s inhuman actions has forced the Syrian Arab Army’s High Command to accelerate the timing of this assault.

With all of the imperative gas fields in eastern Homs under the Islamic State’s control, the Syrian government no longer has the reserves to provide millions of civilians in Damascus, Homs, and Hama much needed gas during these frigid Winter months.

 

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coyotl
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Everybody has seen this coming for weeks – maybe they should have planned an offensive a little earlier?

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Henri Cochet

Maybe they dont have infinite manpower ?

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The gofos (goatfuckers) in Daesh begin to understand they are fucked. Unfortunately, we can expect more scorched earth tactics as what they can’t loot, they’re likely to destroy and as they’re unwanted, they’re likely to see al Syrians as kaffir and score maximum people dying including by creating disasters. Let’s hope s.o. will be enough clever to let some well armed drones loiter 24/7 over lake Assad dams : the area is at very high risk! In 2003, when Baghdad Bob said “we’ll cut the serpent into pieces”, he wasn’t joking, they were ready to cut the column of US… Read more »
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