According to the Agency SANA, before parts of the government army with air support managed to seize the mountain al –Hayali, which dominates the South-Western part of Palmyra. In addition to that, the military destroyed the fortified positions of the militants of the “Islamic state” (IG, banned in Russia as a terrorist organization) on the Western outskirts of the city.
On the eve of the Syrian army was cut in two strategically important roads linking Palmyra to Aleppo, which is located to the North of the city Kariatain. In addition, the military approached directly to the citadel, located in the Palmyra, informs Iranian Agency Fars.
Also before it was surrounded Keratin, which was one of the strong bases of ISIS in HOMS province.
Fighting in Palmyra do not contradict the prisoner in Syria a ceasefire, because the cease-fire did not fall to the terrorist organization “Islamic state” and “dzhebhat EN Nusra” (also banned in Russia).
The release of Palmyra will allow the Syrian army to continue to launch an offensive on Deir-ez-Zor and to free from terrorists the whole Southeast of Syria is mainly a desert area.
Speaking before the Russian military on the occasion of the withdrawal of the main part of the group from the province of Latakia, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin expressed hope for the early release of Palmyra, which he called “the pearl of the world civilization”.
As pointed out by Russian and foreign observers, the onset of the Syrian government army in the area continue to help the Russian space forces that conduct air strikes on is positions.