Minutes ago in the eastern countryside of the Homs Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army’s “Tiger Forces” – in close coordination with the 67th Brigade of the 18th Tank Division, Liwaa Imam Al-‘Ali, and the Desert Hawks Brigade – launched a powerful assault on the Palmyra Castle (Qal’at Tadmur) that is currently under the control of the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS).
According to a military source at the T-4 Military Airport in east Homs, the Syrian Armed Forces are storming the western perimeter of this ancient fortress after launching thermobaric TOW missiles to weaken ISIS’ front-line defenses.
The thermobaric TOW missiles used by the Syrian Armed Forces are specifically used at the Palmyra front because they cause little-to-no damage to the buildings and ancient sites that are filled with ISIS terrorists.
If the Syrian Armed Forces are able to seize the Palmyra Castle, they will be in full control Jabal Qassoun; this mountaintop overlooks the western district of Palmyra and gives the government forces a geographic advantage near the Palmyra National Hospital.
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