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بعد سلسلة من العمليات العسكرية الناجحة وبإسناد جوي مركّز من الطيران الحربي السوري والروسي استعادت وحدات من قواتنا المسلحة بالتعاون مع القوات الرديفة والحلفاء مدينة تدمر والمناطق الحاكمة المحيطة بها بعد تكبيد تنظيم داعش الإرهابي خسائر كبيرة بالعديد والعتاد، وتقوم وحدات الهندسة بتفكيك المفخخات والعبوات الناسفة التي خلفها التنظيم الإرهابي في المباني والشوارع والساحات العامة.
تأتي أهمية هذا الإنجاز من المكانة التاريخية والحضارية لمدينة تدمر، كما أن هذا الإنجاز الذي يتزامن مع انتصارات الجيش العربي السوري في الريف الشمالي الشرقي لمدينة حلب يشكل ضربةً قاصمة للتنظيم الإرهابي الذي بدأ يتقهقر وينهار تحت ضربات قواتنا المسلحة وحلفائها، ويؤكد أن جيشنا الباسل بالتعاون مع الأصدقاء هو القوة الوحيدة الفاعلة والقادرة على مكافحة الإرهاب واجتثاثه، وإن السيطرة على مدينة تدمر تؤسس لتوسيع العمليات العسكرية التي تخوضها قواتنا المسلحة الباسلة ضد تنظيم داعش الإرهابي على محاور واتجاهات عدة وتضيّق الخناق على إرهابيي التنظيم وتقطع خطوط إمدادهم.
إن القيادة العامة للجيش والقوات المسلحة تؤكد أن جيشنا الباسل بالتعاون مع القوات الرديفة والحلفاء هو اليوم أكثر عزماً وإصراراً على مواصلة عملياته ضد تنظيم داعش وجبهة النصرة وغيرهما من التنظيمات الإرهابية الأخرى حتى إعادة الأمن والاستقرار إلى كل شبرٍ من ربوع الوطن.



Syrian Arab Army and Syrian Armed Forces, aided by its allies on the ground and by Russian Air Force,  continued on Thursday targeting mercenary-terrorist organizations, establishing control  over new areas and killing scores of terrorists.

Homs, Palmyra

Syrian Arab Army units establish control over the archaeological Citadel of (Tadmur) Palmyra, the Communications Hill to the west of Palmyra city and the Dedeman Palmyra to the south of the city after inflicting heavy losses upon ISIS terrorists.

Earlier, the Syrian army has entered Tadmur (Palmyra) city and chased the remaining ISIS terrorists, who suffered a major setback and fled towards al-Bayarat al-Sharqiyeh.

SANA reporter in Homs said that the army units entered the outskirts of Palmyra city from several directions and have carried out accurate tactical operations to eliminate the remaining ISIS terrorists who are fortified in it.

The reporter added the advance of the army units within the city is slow and cautious to prevent causalities among their ranks that might be caused by to sniper rifle firing and blasts of explosive devices and car bombs planted by ISIS terrorists in the area.

While the army is hunting down terrorists fleeing towards al-Bayarat al-Sharqiyeh, the engineering units have embarked on combing the area and dismantling the IEDs to avoid casualties and damage to archeological sites in Palmyra.

The army units operating in eastern countryside of Homs province established full control over al-Tar strategic mountain overlooking Palmyra city.

A military source said that the Syrian army units carried out military operations against the ISIS terrorists’ gatherings and fortifications in the western countryside of Palmyra city; establishing full control over al-Tar strategic mountain overlooking Palmyra city after inflicting heavy losses upon the terrorist organization in personnel and equipment.

The source added that the army operations resulted in tightening control over the Qatari palace, asserting that the army units are pursuing ISIS terrorists in the region.

The army units advanced on the direction of Palmyra as the army engineering units dismantled the explosives and mines planted by the ISIS terrorists in the area.


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Kremlin: “Syrian Arab Army recaptures Palmyra city and its Citadel, aided by Russian Air Force”

The Syrian military, backed by the Russian Air Force, has completed its operation to liberate the key city of Palmyra from militants, Kremlin has announced.

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has reported to the commander-in-chief, President Vladimir Putin, that the historic city in Syria’s Homs province has been liberated, Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.

Syrian Army specialists have begun examining the historic part of Palmyra with the aim of demining the city, a RIA-Novosti correspondent reports.

Fortifications on the outskirts of Palmyra are being erected to prevent any counter-offensive by Islamic State, he added.

“The flag of the Islamic State terrorist group has been removed from the city of Palmyra. It should be viewed as a joint success of the Russian Air Force and the Syrian military. Shortly, the whole territory of Syria will be liberated from the terrorists,” Andrey Krasov, deputy head of the Russian parliament’s Committee for Defense, said.

Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was one of the most important centers of the Roman Empire.

It fell under IS control back in 2015, with the terrorists blowing up several historic monuments, including the 1,800-year-old Monumental Arch of Palmyra, most of the Temple of Bel, and the Temple of Baalshamin.

The city was liberated in last March after a two-week operation by the Syrian Army, with the backing of Russian aviation.

However, the city was retaken by IS in a counteroffensive in December 2016, which forced the Syrian Army to retreat, evacuating 80 percent of the population.

The jihadists resumed their assault on historic heritage, destroying Palmyra’s Roman theater and the legendary Tetrapylon

The new operation to liberate the city was launched shortly afterwards, with the government forces advancing towards the city on a daily basis.

Earlier on Thursday, the Syrian military took the strategic al-Tar heights near the city of Palmyra.


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Deir Ezzor

Syrian Army units engaged in heavy clashes with terrorist groups affiliated to ISIS terrorist organization in al-Ummal and al-Rashidiya neighborhoods in the city of Deir Ezzor.

SANA reporter in the province said that a number of terrorists were killed as their vehicles and amounts of ammunition were destroyed.

Local sources confirmed the killing of terrorist Abu Jolaibyib al-Yamani in al-Bo Kamal city by unknown persons and the burning of a car belonging to ISIS organization in al-Fayhaa Square near the city.

Meanwhile, SANA reporter said that ISIS terrorists shelled on Wednesday evening the residential neighborhoods in Deir Ezzor, causing material damage to public and private properties.

Damascus countryside

An army unit seized a 220 m long, 2 m high and 1 m wide tunnel for Jabhat al-Nusra in Harasta area in the countryside of Damascus which the terrorists tried to use to launch attacks on a military point, according to the military source.

After combing the tunnel, the army unit used it to destroy several sites for the terrorists, leaving many of them killed as a result.


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