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Two Strategic Roads in Palmyra Liberated by Syrian Army

22 March 2016 22:38


The Syrian army and popular forces seized control of two strategic roads leading to the militant-held city of Palmyra (Tadmur) in Homs province.

“The Damascus-Palmyra and Quaryatayn-Palmyra roads were freed after heavy clashes between the Syrian forces and the terrorists in the region in which tens of militants were killed,” army sources said on Tuesday.

Other reports from the region also said that the National Defense Forces (NDF) and the Desert Hawk Brigade or Desert Falcons are joining the army around Palmyra to liberate the ancient city.

In another development in Palmyra on Tuesday, the Syrian army seized back control of al-Hail heights in the Western parts of the city as the region is under heavy fire by the Syrian army troops.

Military sources said on Monday that the Syrian army and its allies pushed their way further into militant-held areas in Homs province and came closer in different directions to the key city of Palmyra in the Eastern part of province, imposing heavy casualties on the terrorists in the region.

The military sources said pro-government forces took dozens of hilltops, from the hill 900 up to hill 700, in heavy clashes with ISIL terrorists.

They also managed to advance further from al-Bayarat to Palmyra Triangle and from Tal al-Matar to al-Dowah and al-Tar Mountain.

The Syrian army also made several advances in rugged areas overlooking the city of Palmyra and liberated areas just across Palmyra’s ancient Citadel, Northeast of the city.

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