In the message Center for reconciliation, which quotes Agency “RIA Novosti” stated that a new offensive in the Palmyra militants of the “Islamic state” (banned in Russia as a terrorist organization) started after transfer to the area of armored vehicles from the areas of Raqqa and Deir-ez-Zor.
The message center States that the offensive involves about five thousand fighters. They are big losses, but trying to gain a foothold in the city centre. The Russian military did not conduct air strikes on residential neighborhoods.
In the center of the reconciliation also reported that the transfer of additional forces is under Palmyra helped by the fact that the units controlled by the United States, halted fighting against terrorists in the area of Raqqa.
Al Arabiya television channel reported on Sunday that the militants were able to seize dominating the Palmyra castle and partly to block the city’s airport. Indicates that militants detain civilians and taking them away in an unknown direction.
In the morning the Russian military has announced that Saturday’s offensive on Palmyra was repelled, and the Syrian government army with the support of the Russian space forces have managed to recapture lost ground. Losses of terrorists in Moscow was estimated at 300 killed.