In the Pentagon believe that Russia creates in Palmyra operational base or reference point for a more sustained presence in the area. While the US defense Department does not know for a long time or a short is created on this base. These statements were made by the representative of command of the United States in the middle East Colonel Steve Warren.
Earlier in the Russian defense Ministry denied reports about the establishment of a Russian base in Palmyra. They said that in the area of Palmyra is only a temporary camp of mine centre, which was created for the demining of the city.