Syrian army kills over 25 ISIL terrorists west of Palmyra

PALMYRA, Dec. 26 (MNA) –The Syrian Armed Forces killed more than 25 militants of the ISIL terrorist group west of the city of Palmyra, Syrian media reported Monday.

The operation took place in Homs Governorate, near the city of Palmyra, which ISIL militants stormed on December 12, the state-run SANA news agency reported, citing a military source.

Syrian army units and loyal militias have been forced to regroup at the Tiyas T4 airbase to the west of Palmyra and have been defending it against ISIL attacks. The ISIL, outlawed in Russia and many other countries, first seized Palmyra in spring 2015 and a year later was forced out by Syrian government troops with air support from Russian jets.
 

SPUTNIK/MNA

News Code 122298

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