: Jerusalem Post: Russia establishes military base in Palmyra, after driving ISIS out of the city

17:32 May. 8, 2016

Jerusalem Post: Russia establishes military base in Palmyra, after driving ISIS out of the city

Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the audience during a video link with the Syrian town of Palmyra before a Mariinsky orchestra concert, in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in Sochi, Russia, May 5, 2016.  (AP Photo)

Syrian Revolution Coordinator group in Palmyra claims Assad and ISIL allow Russia to conquer and vandalize Palmyra and its culture

The Syrian opposition claimed Sunday that the Russian army is currently establishing a military base in the historic city of Palmyra, liberated from ISIS at the end of March.

The Syrian Revolution Coordinator group in Palmyra claimed on its Facebook page that "Assad and ISIS allow Russia to conquer and vandalize Palmyra and its culture."

According to the statement, "since the regime recaptured the city at the end of March, it has become fairly clear that Assad the criminal has granted to Russia and its army in Palmyra great authority, so they can display their abilities to our city, its residents and its archaeological ruins."

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