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Russia underplayed losses in recapture of Palmyra in Syria

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Russia's force in Syria suffered losses since late January more than three times higher than the official toll, according to evidence gathered...

Syrian army announces recapture of Palmyra from Islamic State

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The Syrian army said on Thursday it had recaptured the ancient city of Palmyra from Islamic State for the second time in...

Islamic State advances around Palmyra

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Russian and Syrian warplanes struck Islamic State outposts around Palmyra on Monday in an attempt to expel them a day after they...

Islamic State makes advances towards Palmyra

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The Islamic State group in Syria attacked the Syrian army near the city of Palmyra on Thursday, killing dozens of soldiers and...

Mass grave found in Palmyra after recapture from Islamic State –...

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Syrian troops have identified 45 bodies so far in a mass grave found in the city of Palmyra after it was recaptured...

Putin congratulates Assad on regaining Palmyra

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on regaining the city of Palmyra, the Kremlin spokesman said on Sunday. "Assad...

Syrian state TV says government forces enter Islamic State-held Palmyra

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Syrian state television said government forces fought their way into Palmyra on Thursday as the army backed by Russian air cover sought...

Islamic State militants blow up temple in ancient city of Palmyra

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Islamic State militants on Sunday blew up the temple of Baal Shamin, one of the most important sites in Syria's ancient city...

Islamic State captures one-third of ancient Syrian city

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Islamic State fighters seized around a third of the historic Syrian city of Palmyra on Wednesday after fierce clashes with the military...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...