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Clashes Resume between Army, ISIL near Palmyra

5 December 2015 18:14


Fierce fighting resumed between the Syrian army troops and ISIL terrorists West of the ancient city of Palmyra in Homs province on Saturday.

The Syrian troops engaged in heavy clashes with ISIL terrorists in al-Biyarat region West of Palmyra, inflicting heavy losses on them.

The news comes as the Syrian warplanes intensified their airstrikes on ISIL strongholds in several regions across the province of Homs on Saturday.

The Syrian air raids hit ISIL positions in the high-profile al-Qaryatayn city and al-Shindakhiyeh al-Janoubiyeh village in Homs province.

There were no immediate reports of possible casualties among ISIL ranks.

On Friday, the Syrian fighter jets targeted the ISIL strongholds across Homs province with heavy strikes, including their concentration centers near the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur).

The ISIL strongholds in al-Sukhneh, the area surrounding Palmyra, al-Sawaneh and Khneifis near Homs city were bombed by the Syrian fighter jets, which claimed the lives of many terrorists and destroyed their military grid.

The Syrian and Russian fighter jets have jointly conducted many combat sorties over the ISIL position in Homs province, mainly near Palmyra to weaken the group’s defense lines to pave the ground for the liberating operation of the city by the ground forces.

In Homs city, terrorists eventually came to terms with the government accepting to retreat from all parts of the city in the next few week.

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