Syrian Army advances against IS west of Palmyra

The Syrian Army and the National Defense Forces (NDF) won key battles against ISIL terrorists in two key areas in the Western countryside of Palmyra (Tadmour) in Homs province after killing at least 25 militants, Fars News Agency reports, quoting sources in Central Syria.

The sources said that the pro-government forces broke through the ISIL militants’ defense lines in Tal Syriatel and Jabal Ma’ar and retook full control over these two important areas.

The Syrian forces are fortifying their position around the newly-recaptured areas to fend off the ISIL possible infiltration attempts.

On Sunday, the Russian helicopters targeted the ISIL positions West of ‎Palmyra, and killed tens of Takfiri terrorists.

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