VIDEO: Footage of Syrian Army advance in west Palmyra
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued their military operations in the western countryside of Palmyra on Thursday, liberating several sites from the so-called “Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham” (ISIS) near the T-4 Military Airport.
Led by their 800th Battalion of the Republican Guard and the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army managed to liberate all of the hills that overlook the small village of Sharifah, forcing the remaining Islamic State terrorists to retreat north in order to avoid being overrun.
According to a military source at the T-4 Military Airport, the Syrian Arab Army killed over 50 Islamic State combatants on Thursday, while also destroying 3 tanks in the process.
As a result of Thursday’s military operations, the Syrian Arab Army now possesses fire control over Sharifah, marking the first time in several days that they have reached the entrance of this village in eastern Homs.