BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:50 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies killed over 1,000 Islamic State terrorists during their Palmyra offensive, the Russian Defense Ministry claimed on Friday.

While the exact number cannot be verified, the Islamic State did manage to lose a large number of combatants during this month long operation, including several foreign militants.

Beginning in February, the Syrian Arab Army and their allies from Hezbollah launched a massive operation to liberate the ancient city of Palmyra and its corresponding gas fields.

With the Hayyan Gas Fields under their control, the Syrian Arab Army was able to breeze past the Islamic State’s defenses and reach the city’s gates by Wednesday evening.

 

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