BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:35 A.M.) – The so-called “Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham” was expecting to launch another attack in the western countryside of Palmyra on Wednesday, when the Russian Air Force carried out a lethal series of airstrikes that put these terrorist plans on hold.
With the Russians bombing the Islamic State’s positions around the Al-Bayarat area, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) was able to continue their push east towards Palmyra, where they liberate more than 5 km of territory from the terrorist forces.
The Syrian Arab Air Force then conducted their own series of airstrikes in the region, hitting Islamic State targets at the Jazal Oil Field, Qasr Al-Hayr Al-Gharbi area, and Abou Kelleh Dam.
As a result of these airstrikes, the Islamic State was forced to withdraw from several sites in order to avoid sustaining any more casualties in the western countryside of Palmyra.
According to a military source in eastern Homs, the Syrian and Russian forces destroyed at least 4 armored vehicles, 2 artillery field guns, and 5 technical vehicles fitted with 23mm guns during their operations on Wednesday night.