Our partners at Ruptly gained exclusive footage from western Palmyra on Wednesday following the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) liberation of the of the citadel from ISIS.

“Pro-government forces are now in control of several strategic mountains that are overlooking the ancient city of Palmyra. They also have under their control the famous citadel,” RT’s Lizzie Phelan reported.

The Syrian Army took control over “the heights surrounding the historic citadel of Palmyra and as well as the SyriaTel hill after Islamic State militants abruptly left the area,” a field commander told RIA Novosti.

ISIS regained control of Palmyra in December last year They had previously captured the historic city before being dislodged by the SAA in March 2016.

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Great news and even greater progress. Over 10km covered by the SAA and the Tiger Forces were not even needed! I was predicting Palmyra to fall by the end of March but it seems that the Daeshbags are so low on manpower and so off balance they will be dislodged in just a few days, maybe even by tomorrow. The SAA must not in any situation stop at Palmyra and must push to As Sukhanah and possibly even to Deir ez Zor. No time should be allocated for ISIL to be able to construct good defenses

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Looks IS is unbalanced now and did not dig in when it was time.