Assad’s forces defeated on roads north and south

President Bashar al-Assad’s military has suffered two more crushing blows as it crumbles on both fronts in the long Syrian war – against Islamic State jihadists and other rebel groups.

Rebel groups backed by western allies like Jordan and Saudi Arabia claimed to have taken a key military base on the road south from Damascus to the Jordanian border.

Meanwhile, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, attacked west from Palmyra, reached the town of Hassia on the main road north from Damascus to Homs and the coast.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The ISIS-Hezbollah death match promises to be the most exciting struggle since Godzilla vs. Megalon.

  • Justin

    Russia should join in and nuke Western-backed Islamic jihadists that are fighting
    Assad before they massacre Christians and other minorities in Syria.

    • Minicapt

      Unfortunately that would require a modicum of skill and training.