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A VERY HAPPY EASTER !!! ALSO PALMYRA RESIDENTIAL CITY HAS BEEN TOTALLY LIBERATED
NOW IT’S UP TO RAQQA
After the historical Palmyra, also the residential Palmyra city has been liberated today by the Special Units of the Syrian Armed Forces, in joint operations with Hezbollah, the Iranian brigades, with aerial coverage by the Russian Air Forces.
Syrian Army Command praises Palmyra victory, stresses that the Syrian Arab Army, with Popular Special Unit Forces and its Allies (Hezbollah, Iranian Brigades, Russian Air Forces) are the only forces capable of eradicating terrorism in the Middle East area, for the benefit of the whole world.
A military source announced on Sunday that the army units, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, have established full control over Palmyra city-a UNESCO world heritage site- in the eastern countryside of Homs province.
“Palmyra city is now fully cleared of Daesh (ISIS, ISIL, IS) terrorists after the army established complete control over all its parts, including the archeological site and the airport,” the source said in a statement.
The army’s engineering units have immediately embarked on combing the city, finding and dismantling hundreds of bombs and explosive devices planted by Daesh mercenary-terrorists between the ancient relics, houses and orchards, the source mentioned.
It confirmed that hundreds of terrorists were killed in the course of the battles that started on March 7th, noting that the remaining terrorists fled eastward deep into al-Badiya (desert).
Sources on the ground estimated the number of Daesh terrorists killed in the battles at 450, pointing out that those included foreign mercenaries who had earlier infiltrated Palmyra city from the directions of Raqqa, Deir Ezzor and the Iraqi borders.
The military source went on saying that the army units and the popular defense groups have hunted down Daesh mercenary-terrorists on the outskirts of Palmyra city and the surrounding orchards, inflicting heavy losses upon them.
The source added that the Syrian and Russian Air Forces carried out sorties targeting the remaining Daesh mercenary-terrorists on the axes of Palmyra/al-Sukhneh, Palmyra/al-Mahatta al-Thaletha, Palmyra /Tweinan and al-Rasafa/al-Tabaqa.
Tens of vehicles, including armored ones, were destroyed in the airstrikes, which also left dozens of the fleeing terrorists dead or wounded, according to the source.
Army Command praises Palmyra victory, stresses Syrian army is the only force capable of eradicating terrorism
The General Command of the Syrian Army and Syrian Armed Forces confirmed Sunday that Palmyra city and the mountains and hills overlooking it have now been under the army’s full control.
Security and stability were restored to Palmyra following a series of “precise and effective” military operations that were carried out by the army units with the help of the popular defense groups, being backed by the Syrian and Russian Air Forces, the Army Command said in a statement.
Daesh terrorist organization “has been dealt quite a severe blow” with Palmyra getting in the army’s hands, said the Army Command, adding that this achievement has the effect of hitting hard Daesh mercenary-terrorists’ morale and pressing the start button of the organization’s collapse and defeat.
This achievement proves that “our brave army, aided by the friends, is the only effective force capable of fighting terrorism and eradicating it,” the statement said.
The Army Command clarified that the importance of today’s achievement stems from the significant strategic location of Palmyra city being a major link connecting the central, southern, eastern and northern areas, and from the historical and tourist status of the city as it stands witness to one of the most ancient human civilizations ever.
With Palmyra city under control, military operations against Daesh will expand starting from this springboard towards various axes and directions, on top being Deir Ezzor and Raqqa, especially that this victory helps in further tightening the noose around Daesh mercenary-terrorists and cutting off their supply routes in the areas under their control until having these areas fully restored, the statement explained.
The statement made it clear that the army, together with the popular defense groups and the Russian and Syrian Air Forces, will go ahead with military operations against Daesh and Jabhat al- Nusra and other terrorist organizations.
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