Monday, March 28, 2016

Look at this story in the Washington Post about the retreat of ISIS from Palmyra

"Syrian government forces, backed by heavy Russian airstrikes, have reportedly seized three neighborhoods inside Palmyra, a town with famed Roman-era ruins that fell to Islamic State forces last May.  Russian jets had carried out 40 air sorties near Palmyra in the previous 24 hours, hitting 158 targets and killing more than 100 militants, Russia’s Defense Ministry said. Syrian troops and allied militiamen have taken up positions in the three neighborhoods that are part of the modern town, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitoring group."  You would not know from this opening paragraphs that this is ISIS which was defeated.  Liz Sly would still like to refer to ISIS as "moderate Syrian rebels with strong feminist tendencies".