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Syrian Forces Push Line of Engagement to Gates of Palmyra

2 November 2015 20:35



The Syrian Army announced on Monday that its forces have engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL militants around Palmyra (Tadmur) in Central province of Homs.

The army reported heavy clashes in Dora district in Palmyra between the government forces and the ISIL terrorists, saying that scores of militants have been killed or wounded.

They army also said that the ISIL terrorists staged such a fast retreat that they have left their casualties and military hardware in the battlefield.

The military vehicles of the terrorist group also sustained heavy damage in the army attack on ISIL positions in Dora.

Also on Monday, two large convoys of ISIL militants’ vehicles carrying weapons, ammunition and fresh forces were traced and targeted by the Syrian Army in two roads in the Eastern territories of Homs province, provincial officials announced.

The sources said that one of convoys was targeted on Palmyra-al Bayarat road and another one was hit on Ein Hassein road.

The sources further added most of the vehicles on the ISIL supplying convoys were destroyed in the army attacks.

In the meantime, many militants were killed or wounded in the abovementioned location as a result of the government forces’ offensives.

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