Terrorist group ISIS have been able to transfer large forces to storm Syrian Palmyra, taking advantage of the fact that the Western coalition has suspended active operations in raqqa. This was reported in the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation.
“Using the fact that active hostilities of the US and the international coalition in the area of Raqqa were suspended until the spring, ISIS has deployed large forces in the assault on Palmyra,” – said the official representative of the military Department Igor Konashenkov.
Major-General confirmed appeared earlier in mass media information about the fact that the assault on Palmyra from Raqqa and Deir-ez-Zor arrived to five thousand terrorists in stock which have infantry fighting vehicles, tanks and jeeps with heavy weapons.
“The attack of terrorists on the city was carried out in three directions: from the North, East and South. The total number of attackers was more than five thousand fighters,” added Konashenkov.
The representative of the defense Ministry stressed that such terrorist groups until last Thursday, December 8, around Palmyra was not.