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ISIL Terrorists Suffer Heavy Losses before Syrian Army, Re-infiltrate into Palmyra

12 December 2016 17:19

A picture taken on March 14, 2014 shows the citadel (background) of the ancient oasis city of Palmyra, 215 kilometres northeast of Damascus, over looking the city. From the 1st to the 2nd century, the art and architecture of Palmyra, standing at the crossroads of several civilizations, married Graeco-Roman techniques with local traditions and Persian influences. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EID        (Photo credit should read JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

Terrorists of the so-called ‘Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’ (ISIL) takfiri group suffered heavy losses in personnel and ordnance on Sunday as they engaged with the Syrian army units operating in Palmyra city.

Following clashes, the ISIL gunmen managed to infiltrate to the city in east Homs.

Army units courageously defended Palmyra city and fought fierce clashes with the takfiri group that attacked the residential city from several directions with more than four thousand gunmen,” state-run SANA news agency reported.

“The takfiri organization transferred to Palmyra large numbers of terrorists and vehicles from Raqqa and Deir Ezzor,” SANA said citing local sources..

The news agency pointed out that the ISIL terrorist group suffered heavy losses of personnel and equipment during the clashes, adding that the takfiri gunmen used in their attack many cars and booby-trapped vehicles loaded with large quantities of explosives.

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