VDO: Syrian Army Continues Palmyra Operation, Repels ISIS Assault in Deir Ezzor

Wed Mar 23, 2016 17:30:54

The Syrian troops backed by the army air force have continued targeting ISIS terrorists on Wednesday, destroying their positions, supply routes, and vehicles and establishing control over areas near Palmyra in Homs province, in addition to foiling a terrorist attack in Deir Ezzor province.

The army’s air force destroyed positions and vehicles for ISIS terrorist organization in the vicinity of Tadmur (Palmyra) and their supply routes on the road linking Palmyra with al-Sukhneh in the eastern countryside of Homs province, a military source said on Wednesday.

More ISIS dens and vehicles were hit in army air strikes on their gatherings and movements in the area around Wadi Abyad Dam, west of Shaer oil field and in Um Sheirij village, 70 km east of Homs city.

The air force also destroyed vehicles and sites for ISIS in al-Qaryatain city in the southeastern countryside of Homs.

Later, a military source told SANA that Army and Armed Forces units, in cooperation with popular defense groups, established control over the northern foot and western foot of al-Tarr Mountain northwest of Palmyra Citadel and the outer parts of the “Palmyra Triangle” area after eliminating the last remaining concentrations of ISIS terrorists in them.

Deir Ezzor
An army unit destroyed a car bomb for ISIS terrorists on the outskirts of al-Sinaa neighborhood in Deir Ezzor city.

A source on the ground explained SANA on Wednesday that an army unit clashed with ISIS terrorists who attacked the neighborhood, inflicting heavy losses upon them in personnel and equipment, including destroying a vehicle packed with explosives, SANA reported.


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