Syrian troops occupied the commanding heights near Palmyra

Units of Syrian government troops, backed by allied militia forces drove the terrorists from the “Islamic state” from the strategic height 939,5 near Palmyra. It is reported by the Agency SANA.

According to a military source, the operation was liquidated a large number of Islamic state terrorists along with weapons, ammunition and vehicles.

Last week, army units together with the allies during the offensive, regained control of several villages in the area.

In mid-February it was reported that up to Palmyra government troops were only 20 kilometers. From 7 February the Syrian army units established control over a territory with an area of 22 square kilometers, liberated towns El Kulabi and Kirkuk and surrounding the commanding heights.

The offensive of the Syrian army is being supported by the air group of the Russian space forces deployed in the Republic.

The attack at Palmyra began in mid-January 2017, and after a pause resumed on 6 February. The city was freed from terrorists in the spring of 2016, but in December they took it back.

“Islamic state” made in Russia in the list of terrorist organizations, for participation in activities which provide for criminal liability.