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Syria: Iraqi Popular Forces Arrive in Ancient Palmyra to Join War on ISIL

24 July 2016 20:08

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Hundreds of Iraqi fighters have arrived in the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur) to join the Syrian government forces’ fight against ISIL terrorists in Eastern Homs, military sources announced.

“An estimated 1,100-1,200 Iraqi fighters from Kata’eb Imam Ali, Kata’eb Hezbollah and Liwa Abu Fadl al-Abbas have arrived to Palmyra, while Russian fighter jets hold off the ISIL terrorists away from the boundaries of the ancient desert city,” the sources said.

In relevant developments in the province on Saturday, the Syrian army tanks opened heavy fire at the ISIL terrorist group’s military hardware and construction machinery and equipment while they were constructing new strongholds in the Northern part of Palmyra, killing and wounding a number of the militants.

The Syrian army and its allies engaged in Tough battle in Sanisel front in Northern Homs.

Meantime, the Syrian fighter jets hit hard the terrorists’ military positions in al-Rastan region in Northern Homs.

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