The elite Tiger Forces of the Syrian Army resumed today its military operation to the east and northeast of the ancient city of Palmyra, clashing with ISIS jihadis in Arak gas field and T3 airport.
The two positions bear a strategic importance as they open the road to Al-Sukhna town, a n ISIS-held bastion ,located nearly 65 km to the northeast of Palmyra.
Colonel Suheil Hassan, top commander of the Tiger Forces, has been redeployed to Palmyra frontline amid conflicting reports of a new wide-scale offensive against ISIS, aiming to left the 1-year siege of the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor.
Having recently lost its stronghold in Palmyra and Qaryatayn, ISIS has dramatically intensified its attacks against the government-held districts of Deir ez-Zor.
Late on Mach, ISIS was entirely ousted out of Palmyra after nearly 2-week long battle with the Syrian Army and by paramilitary National Defense Forces (NDF), where the Russian airstrikes proved vital in the resounding victory.
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