The sources said that the Syrian artillery units shelled the militants’ positions around the the town of Jazl and Wadi al-Zakary as well as the ISIL positions in the city of Palmyra (Tadmur), destroying terrorists’ military hardware and terminating several terrorists.
In a separate development, Syrian Army forces and their allies pushed their way further to get themselves closer to the ISIL positions around the city of Palmyra, imposing heavy casualties in fierce clashes with militants in the area, the military sources added.
Earlier reports from Homs indicated the Syrian government forces’ rapid advances in the Eastern part of Homs province has forced the ISIL terrorist group to start evacuation of the group’s combatants and their family members from the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur), informed sources announced.
“The Takfiri terrorists have launched an evacuation operation in Palmyra and are rapidly transferring their families from the city to al-Sakhanah East of Homs or to Raqqa province,” the sources said.
A report said earlier today that the Syrian Army, with the Russian’s massive air support, have driven the ISIL terrorists back from more strongholds in the Western part of the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur) in Homs province.
“The Syrian soldiers, Liwa Suqour Al-Sahra (Desert Hawks Brigade) and the 67th Brigade of the 18th Tank Division advanced to a number of new sites in Western Palmyra, including Wadi al-Dhakara after a violent battle with the ISIL,” the sources said.