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by Stephen Lendman
Greatly aided by Russian air power, Syrian forces “restored security and stability” to the ancient city of al-Qaryatain and surrounding southeastern Homs areas, according to its Army Command – achieving another strategic victory, dealing ISIS another severe blow.
Syria’s military called its operation “precise” and “swift,” accomplishing its mission after several days of heavy fighting. Al-Qaryatain is located 60 miles west of Palmyra.
Mop-up operations continue. Army Command called the victory significant, inflicting heavy ISIS casualties, cutting their supply routes, securing area oil and gas pipelines.
ISIS fighters were routed, their wounded and military equipment abandoned as they fled territory lost to Syrian ground forces.
Al-Qaryatain was their last area stronghold. Government forces continue advancing toward Deir Ezzor and Raqqa. On Saturday, the Suniyat-Homs mountain range on the outskirts of Homs was retaken.
Syrian liberation depends on achieving one strategic victory at a time. Russia’s intervention made defeating terrorism possible.
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.