Amaq Agency released a video on Friday showcasing ISIS artillery units in the mountains northeast of Palmyra using D-30 Howitzers to target the government-held Palmyra Airbase.
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Despite losing control of the ancient city to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) last week, a significant number of jihadist fighters are still present around Palmyra’s outskirts.
Meanwhile, the SAA continued its military operations in the desert terrain of eastern Homs with overwhelming air support from Russia. Neither side gained any ground today.
Next, Syrian government forces hope to retake the Palmyra Silos and Al-Mahr Gas Field, thus gradually establishing a buffer zone around the famed city.