Syrian government forces thwarted a massive ISIS attack launched last night on the T4 pumping station, located to the east of the imperative T4 airbase.
According to a military source, government troops were capable of prematurely destroying a VBIED before reaching the defending forces. Fierce clashes then broke out whereby at least 20 ISIS fighters were killed in the failed offensive.
Meanwhile, the Syrian Army and allied forces launched a counter offensive early this morning, and recaptured the Tiyas Mountain – located to the north of the T4 airbase – as well as the Abandoned battalion to the northwest, thus expanding control around one of the largest and most important airbases used by the Syrian And Russian air force, which proved pivotal in driving ISIS back.
Today, a squad of Russian Special Forces who once played a major role in ousting ISIS out of Palmyra last March, have made it to the airbase to support the Army’s military operations.
ISIS has taken over the desert city of Palmyra for the second time last Sunday after a surprise attack.