ISIS Militants Escaping Battlefields in Homs toward Palmyra

ISIS Militants Escaping Battlefields in Homs toward Palmyra
Thu Mar 17, 2016 21:45:12

Military sources reported on Thursday that tens of terrorists were fleeing Homs battlefields Eastward to the ISIS stronghold city of Palmyra (Tadmur) as Syrian army troops alongside the popular forces continued to smash the terrorists in the Eastern part of province.

"The ISIS Takfiri terrorists left behind several dead and several more wounded members and fled their positions in Palmyra (Tadmur) desert in the Western swathes of the ancient city of Palmyra," the battlefield sources said.

The Syrian soldiers and their allies are capturing the ISIS fortifications and strongholds in Homs one by one, moving toward the ancient city Palmyra.

Earlier, Syrian Army’s elite Tiger Forces repelled a surprise attack launched by the terrorists of ISIS on the recently-liberated point in the Hayal Mountains in the Western areas just outside the ancient city of Palmyra.

"The ISIS group's militants sought to recapture Point 900 of the Hayal Mountains after losing it to the Syrian Armed Forced just yesterday, an attempt which led to fierce clashes in the battlefield where the two sides used heavy weaponry," sources on the ground said.

"Contrary to what has been recently circulated by some media outlets claiming the unexpected withdrawal of active Russian forces from Syria and its absence in combat actions in support of the Syrian Army, Russian warplanes actively conducted multiple airstrikes and helped thwarting the offensive through bombarding the group's positions in the region," they added; FNA reported.

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