The army soldiers stormed the defense lines of ISIL in the Western direction of Palmyra and managed to win back the key Palmyra Triangle region after pounding the terrorists with massive artillery and missile fire and Russian airstrikes.
A field source said, meantime, that the army troops are advancing rapidly toward the Palmyra Citadel.
The source went on to say that the army soldiers had gained full control over al-Moqasem and Tarifawi regions and Qaderi farms West of the Palmyra Triangle before seizing back the Triangle itself.
“The ISIL has suffered heavy casualties in the army attack and was forced to retreat from the region,” he continued.
Well-placed military sources said earlier today that the Syrian army is waiting for the arrival of hundreds more of fresh troops to kick off the final phase of the operation to capture Palmyra.
The source said that a large number of fresh army soldiers and popular forces will arrive in Eastern Homs in next days, adding, “The army is waiting for the arrival of fresh forces to launch the final phase of its operation to free Palmyra from ISIL.”
The source added that the Syrian and Russian warplane are planned to give a massive air cover to the ground troops in the operation.
He added that the Russian and Syrian bombers are continuously targeting movements and gatherings of ISIL terrorists in and outside Palmyra to weaken the terrorists’ defense abilities.