Russian Fighter Jets Pound ISIS Positions near Palmyra

Russian Fighter Jets Pound ISIS Positions near Palmyra
Tue Mar 15, 2016 18:35:17

The Syrian and Russian jets, in a joint operation to lay the groundwork for an imminent offensive to take back the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur), heavily pounded the ISIS militants’ positions in Homs province's Eastern regions, a military source said on Tuesday.

The Russian and Syrian fighter jets have intensified their air raids on militants' strongholds in nearby areas around the city of Palmyra, inflicting growing loss and damage on the terrorists and paving the way further for ground troops to be able to more swiftly cut their distance to the city.

"As the aerial operation goes on over ISIS-held areas in Homs province around the city of Palmyra, the Syrian army forces are pushing their way further into areas under the control of terrorists, imposing heavy casualties on the terrorists in the region," military sources said on Tuesday.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Syrian artillery units in an almost unprecedented surgical operation heavily hammered ISIS terrorists' positions in the city of Palmyra (Tadmur) in Homs province, destroying a major part of their military hardware and killing over two dozens terrorists.

"The Syrian artillery units destroyed a number of arms and ammunition cashes across the city, including two of the group's main bases, during the operation," the battlefield sources said.

According to the sources, one of the terrorists' bases was the Syrian Military Police's buildings near the city's prison and a second base near the Homs' main stadium, FNA reported.

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