1. Having lost the Battle for Aleppo, the Assad must Go crew have now moved on to projecting memes involving false analogies to The Shoah and NAZI Germany as the aftermath of Jihadi defeat in the city. Wild and unsubstantiated rumor is being spread by the UN, SOHR (MI-6) and Western media to the effect that Syrian troops are butchering civilians including THE CHILDREN in the streets in a re-enactment of every sack of a city the propagandists can dimly remember. In fact the Syrians and Russians are evacuating civilians from the recently liberated combat areas, caring for them in makeshift shelters and preparing them for return to their homes. Does the SAA have a list of hard core jihadis who they are looking for and aiming to eliminate? SAA intelligence has had agents inside East Aleppo where they made appropriate lists. These lists would include some fervent civilian collaborators with the jihadi cause. This is war. Dead men don't bite.
2. It seems that the former Nusra front and its allies are moving men up to the Aleppo area from Hama in anticipation of a next phase operation into Idlib province probably oriented on Idlib City and Jisr al-Shugur.
3. ISW is pushing the propaganda theme that the capture of Palmyra by an "army" of Technicals and suicide bombers is a major setback for the R+6. It is not. IMO the attack was made on an opportunistic basis by IS seeking to take advantage of R+6 focus on the Aleppo battle.
4. Palmyra can wait. The ruins and the propaganda leverage that IS capture of them provide are not worth diverting scarce ground assets from the center of gravity of the fight. That center of gravity is in Idlib Province and the Turkish border crossing at Bab al-Hawa. pl