The army soldiers warded off ISIL’s attack on T4 airbase West of the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur), killing at least 20 militants and destroying their hardware.
The army men further drove ISIL out of more positions in a rapid counter-attack.
Reports said earlier today that the army soldiers fended off ISIL’s offensives on government force’s positions in the villages of Jubb al-Jarrah, al-Masoudiyeh, Maksar al-Hassan, Jabal al-Shoumeriyeh, Abu al-Alaya and Um al-Reish, killing and wounding a number of terrorists.
Clashes are underway between the army troops and ISIL in several flanks.
The Syrian Air Force also targeted ISIL’s defense lines near Jubb al-Jarrah.