Syrian Army, Hezbollah Liberate Strategic Point near Palmyra
According to a battlefield source report, the Syrian Armed Forces, backed by Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra (Desert Hawks Brigade), Hezbollah, and Iraqi paramilitary forces of Liwa Imam Ali imposed full control over Point 939, which is located directly east of the recently captured Hayyal Mountains in Palmyra’s Western regions.
capturing the Point 939 tonight, the Syrian Armed Forces are now within 6 km of Palmyra’s Southwestern gates and approximately 450 meters away from ISIL’s primary training camp based at the Qatari Royal Villa.
The Desert Hawks Brigade has been doing most of the fighting in battle to liberate the Palmyra lately, as several battalions from this special operations unit continues to inch closer to the Key desert city in the Homs eastern regions.
Furthermore, the arrival of several Hezbollah brigades to the area should propel the government forces against the entrenched ISIL fighters that are unwilling to yield any territory.
Currently, no clashes have been reported in the areas just outside the city Palmyra, in large part thanks to the Russian Air Force’s ongoing aerial assault over ISIL’ positions near Al-Sakhanah.
Earlier reports suggest that the Syrian army backed by the Russian air force continued its advances in the mountainous regions in the surrounding areas of the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur) on Wednesday.
Scores of terrorists were killed and wounded in tough battle in the neighborhoods of Palmyra in the Eastern part of Homs province.
Meantime, the army’s artillery units clashed with the ISIL terrorists in Western Triangle region and al-Hayan mountain in Homs province.
The ISIL terrorists’ positions in Enq al-Hava, Rahoum, Abu Jaris, Maksar al-Hesan and Jeb al-Jarah in the Eastern part of Homs were razed down by the Syrian army and popular forces.