VIDEO: Fighting among Syrian Army, ISIS Intensifies in North of Palmyra

Sun May 1, 2016 16:15:57

The Syrian Army and popular forces, backed up by the Russian choppers, have stormed the ISIS positions near another strategic height North of Palmyra (Tadmur) and are resolved to capture the mount in the next few hours, battlefield sources said minutes ago.

"The Syrian army and the National Defense Forces (NDF) that liberated the mountains of Zalfeh and Antar with very good aerial coverage of the Russian choppers are now targeting the ISIS's strongholds at Mount Murbet al-Hassan, North of Antar mountain," the sources said.

Reports said earlier today that the Syrian military forces, after hours of non-stop battle, pushed the ISIS back from more heights and lands in the Northwestern and Eastern countryside of Palmyra.

"The ISIS left behind scores of the dead and wounded members and pulled the remaining pockets of its forces back from the two strategic mountains of Antar and Zalfeh in the Northwestern side of Palmyra and vast farms in the Eastern side of the ancient city under the heavy offensives of the Syrian army and the popular forces," the sources said.

"The pro-government forces are now fortifying their positions across the newly-liberated heights and lands," they further added; FNA reported.

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