Assad Allegedly Used Prisoners to Defend Palmyra

May 20 — Media reports reveal regime plans to use prisoners to fight against ISIS militants in the city of Palmyra as battles continue to impact the city for the past several days.

Reports indicate the Assad regime released about 1,000 military prisoners from Tadmour Military Prison, transporting them to military security branches in large tankers in order to arm them to fight against ISIS forces in Palmyra.

Sources claim the regime’s use of prisoners comes after large numbers of pro-Assad troops were killed during recent fighting, with ISIS forces cutting supply routes to the city.

Palmyra’s Tadmour prison, considered one of the most dangerous prisons in the world, is the country’s most significant detention center for political opponents. The facility was opened in 1966 as a prison for military detainees, supervised by the military police.

In 1980, the prison witnessed a massacre claiming the live of nearly 2,400 inmates with varying social and political affiliations. Most opposed the Assad regime.

The report was written before ISIS took over completely. On a tip from the Financial Times reporter Borzou Daraghi.


  • Hard Little Machine

    In a few years when the smoke has cleared and they’ve neatly organized the mass graves and decontaminated the soil, Obama’s adventure in not having boots on the ground boots on the ground in order to help Assad and the Iranians will go down playing a role in one of the top 5 genocides of the last half century. And the liberals and all their media are a 1000% behind him on this.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      It doesn’t matter.
      Whoever wins they still want to kill us, too.

      • FactsWillOut

        Assad never wanted to kill us.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          I agree.
          I always thought the gas attack was a false flag.
          But, all the rest of them do.

          • FactsWillOut

            Assad, like Mubarek, or Gaddafi, did a good job of keeping the savages in line.
            With Muslim majority nations, Democracy = vote for Sharia and jihad. Those freaks need to be kept in line with an iron fist, if not outright slaughtered.

      • Hard Little Machine

        Most of them will have exterminated one another so they can squat by the fires in their caves and shake their fists at god.

    • FactsWillOut

      Assad runs a secular regime.

  • David Murrell

    The use of prisoners in combat is a sign that Assad and his Baath party are toast.

    • WalterBannon

      maybe they watched the dirty dozen too many times…

    • Frau Katze

      I think so. Scary to think what happens next.

      • Norman_In_New_York

        This opens the roads to Damascus and Homs. The bloodbaths so far are petty crimes compared to what would happen in those two cities.

  • Alain

    I assume this is an attempt to cause outrage, and if so it doesn’t work. Even if true it would not begin to compare with the barbary of the Islamists. The only thing Arabs respect is full brute force. Any attempt to negotiate peace and/or to appease is seen for what it is: a sign of weakness.

  • FactsWillOut

    Another hit piece like the left attacks Israel with.