BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:15 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is rolling through the western countryside of Palmyra (Tadmur) today, liberating several points near the Al-Mahr Gas Fields.
Led by the 5th Legion, the Syrian Arab Army continued their advance towards the Al-Gas Fields this afternoon, following the liberation of the large hilltop of Tal SyriaTel this morning.
Not long after liberating Tal SyriaTel, the Syrian Arab Army advanced to the quarries near the Al-Mahr Gas Fields; they would be confronted by a small Islamic State (ISIS) force that was meant to just hold them up.
The Syrian Arab Army would later take over the quarries and all points overlooking the Al-Mahr Gas Fields.
With Tal SyriaTel, the Syrian Arab Army enjoys fire control over the Al-Mahr Gas Fields; however, with all the points overlooking this area, they can now begin the storming process to take over this site.