Russian 2022 war film Once Upon a Time in the Desert recreates the 2016 Battle of Palmyra, Syria

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The ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, located 215 kilometers northeast of The Syrian capital Damascus and 120 kilometers southwest of the Euphrates River, is an important ancient city in central Syria. After the outbreak of the Syrian civil war in 2011, Palmyra was occupied by the armed forces of extremist groups on May 21, 2015.Syrian government forces had mobilized forces to try to recapture Palmyra, even fighting within 3-5 kilometers of the ancient city, but due to the intense fighting in Damascus and Aleppo, had to temporarily suspend the recapture plan.In the second half of 2015, Russian Federal forces began to aid Syria on a large scale, and the joint command of Russia and Syria decided to launch a military operation to recapture Palmyra in March 2016.The Syrian government forces mobilized about 5,000 troops and succeeded in retaking the ancient city at the end of March after more than 20 days of fierce fighting with the fire support of the Russian air force.Film desert past is based on the incident, in the coalition military operations recovered palmyra, Mr Rove in Syria as Russian mercenaries sand mine engineers, he is responsible for the exclusion of extremist groups armed embedding of all kinds of mines, it should be the peak of his career, after attending the military action, he can retire to go home,But he soon fell in love with a Russian-Syrian daughter, whom he was eager to meet even before the battle was over.But the resistance of the enemy also became more and more fierce, finally, he can see the girl?The film was originally scheduled to be released on February 17 this year. From the trailer, it looks like it’s going to be a blockbuster.