The Syrian Arab Army’s “Tiger Forces” – backed by the Desert Hawks and Syrian Marines – launched a powerful assault inside Palmyra (Tadmur) this morning, targeting the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham’s (ISIS) defenses near the military airport and northern suburbs of this ancient city in the Homs Governorate’s eastern countryside.
According to a battlefield correspondent that is embedded with the Syrian Arab Army, fierce clashes are taking place between the Syrian Armed Forces and the ISIS terrorists along several street blocks inside of Palmyra; however, there have been no reported gains as of yet.
Meanwhile, in the city’s western countryside, ISIS has claimed they have recaptured the Palmyra Castle (Qal’at Tadmur) and the Damascus-Pamyra after fierce clashes last night; however, almost all of these reports have been refuted by pro-government activists.
While ISIS claims this, the Syrian Armed Forces have reportedly seized all of the fields in the Palmyra Orchards after forcing the remaining terrorists to retreat to the southern perimeter of the Palmyra Military Airport.
More to come…