Military sources announced that the Syrian Army troops and Hezbollah fighters drove the ISIS back from more positions in the surroundings of Palmyra (Tadmur) airport and strengthened the airport’s security to host more anti-terrorism flights.
“The Syrian soldiers and their Lebanese allies stormed the ISIL positions in the countryside of Palmyra and successfully pushed the terrorists back form the farms between the third oil-pumping station and the airports covering at least 4 square kilometers,” the sources said, adding, “The ISIS left behind at least 35 members dead and many more wounded and fled the battlefield towards Arak far in the Eastern part on Palmyra.”
“The pro-government forces’ advances in Palmyra region will strengthen the security of the airport, whose strategic importance will change the scene of battle against the ISIS,” the sources underscored.
“In the meantime, the Syrian army troops hit the ISIS badly in the Eastern side of Quayratayn and took back a number of positions along the Eastern heights of al-Khanzir mountain, which will prevent the flow of ISIS terrorists to Quayratayn’s region,” the sources added.
In relevant developments in the province on Tuesday, the Syrian Army troops continued to advance against the ISIL terrorists in a mountainous region East of the ancient Assyrian town of Quayratayn and took back several more heights there.
The ISIS left behind tens of the dead or wounded members and fled its positions in Khanzir mountain under the heavy offensive of the Syrian soldiers.
The ISIS Takfiri terrorists’ military hardware also sustained major damage in the attacks.