Syrian Forces Kill 28 ISIS Militants near Palmyra

Syrian Forces Kill 28 ISIS Militants near Palmyra
Fri Jul 17, 2015 16:20:21

The Syrian army backed by the popular defense forces stormed the positions of the Takfiri terrorists in the suburbs of the city of Palmyra (Tadmur) in the province of Homs, and killed a large number of the terrorists, Al-Alam News Network reports.

At least 28 ISIS terrorists were killed in heavy clashes with Syrian forces in Al-Maqale region near Palmyra city.

The Syrian army, meantime, took full control of Al-Maqale region as the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance forces started their fresh operations against the terrorists' positions in Southwestern Palmyra.

On Thursday, sources announced that the Syrian army destroyed the ISIS logical backup route in Palmyra countryside.

The Syrian forces destroyed a large number of the ISIS vehicles equipped with heavy machineguns in in al-Mashtal, Bir Abu Tawala, Marhatan and near al-Busairi checkpoint, which cut the logistic path of the terrorists.

On Saturday, the ISIS started massive troops pullout from Palmyra following a series of gains by the Syrian army in the region.

Hundreds of ISIS terrorists have started retreating from Palmyra towards the Reqqa province as the army regained control of the surrounding areas of the city and Syrian forces are now only one kilometer away from the city, informed sources said.

Early Saturday morning sources informed that the Syrian army was about a mile away from the city.

"The Syrian troops are only 1,500 meters away from Palmyra and the city is within the reach of the army," a Syrian military source told FNA.

The source noted that the Syrian forces have taken control of al-Siyaqeh school in the suburbs of Palmyra after killing tens of ISIS terrorists and destroying a many of their military equipment.

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