Over the last 48 hours, the Syrian Armed Forces and Hezbollah have made several important gains in the Palmyra (Tadmur) countryside, reaching the ancient city’s gates for the first time in 10 months.
Making matters worse for the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS), the Syrian Armed Forces and their allies have made several advances in Palmyra’s northern countryside; this has allowed them to cutoff ISIS from their key supply route along the Ithriya-Palmyra Road.
With their recent gains at Jabal Hayyal and Jabal Qusour, the Syrian Armed Forces are preparing for their final assault to liberate Palmyra from the ISIS terrorists that have inhabited this ancient city since May of 2015.
All of ISIS’ main supply roads have now been cutoff by the Syrian Armed Forces and their allies, including the international highway from the Deir Ezzor Governorate and the Palmyra-Quraytayn Road.
In the coming hours, the Syrian Arab Army’s “Tiger Forces” and “Desert Hawks” are likely to continue their assault on ISIS’ defenses in Palmyra, as the desert’s darkness provides them the best opportunity to strike the terrorist group with minimal casualties.