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Syrian Army pushes east of Palmyra to secure airport

13 March 2017 16:27

 

The Syrian Army (SA) continued their military operations inside the eastern countryside of Palmyra on Sunday, targeting the Islamic State’s positions along the road between the aforementioned city and Al-Sukhnah.

Led by the 18th Tank Division, the Syrian Arab Army reportedly attack the Islamic State’s positions along the Palmyra-Sukhnah Road, inflicting heavy damage on the terrorist group’s defenses.

The Syrian Arab Army’s 18th Tank Division would resume this assault on Monday morning, when their forces launched a wave of attacks from the Palmyra Military Airport.

No significant gains have reported thus far; however, it appears the purpose of this Syrian Army attack is to weaken the Islamic State’s resolve near Palmyra’s gates and create a buffer-zone around the airport.

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