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.