Syrian Army, Hezbollah Liberate Western Slopes of Mount Tar Near Palmyra

Syrian Army, Hezbollah Liberate Western Slopes of Mount Tar Near Palmyra
Thu Mar 24, 2016 14:19:03

The Syrian Army, backed by Hezbollah imposed full control over the Western slopes of Jabal (Mount) Al-Tar after a violent battle with the ISIL terrorists near the city of Palmyra (Tadmur), Eastern Homs province.

According to a military source in Homs province, the Syrian Army forces and Hezbollah fighters broke ISIS’s defense lines on the Western slopes of Jabal al-Tar, forcing them to retreat to the Eastern parts of the strategic mountain-top, West of Palmyra.

"If they mange to capture Jabal al-Tar from the ISIS terrorists, they will be able to complete the blockade of Al-Dowah, while reinforcing their presence near the ancient Palmyra Citadel," an army officer said.

In addition to the liberation of the Western slopes of Jabal Al-Tar, the Syrian Army and Hezbollah also captured a fuel station in the Southwestern suburbs of Palmyra.

With more regions in Eastern Homs province under their control, the Syrian Army is now within a 2 km distance from Palmyra city.

The ISIS terrorist group sustained growing losses and damage in the Syrian air force's nonstop assaults in the Eastern and Southeastern parts of Homs province, battlefield reports said.

"The Syrian fighter jets carried out several combat flights over the concentration centers of the ISIL militant group in the vicinity of Palmyra and in the city of Quaryatayn in Central Homs province, inflicting heavy damage and losses on the terrorists," FNA reported.


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