The militants began a powerful attack to break through to Palmyra
Moscow. May 30. INTERFAX.RU Terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG banned in Russia) in the night of Wednesday, the beginning of the Eastern Syrian province of HOMS, a large-scale attack, according to the Arabic portal of “al-Masdar”, citing military sources.
According to him, the terrorists of ISIS attacked the positions of government forces near the Badia. It is noted that they are trying to break the blockade and head to Palmyra.
“Al-Masdar” writes that fierce fighting continues.
The militants captured Palmyra in may 2015. At the end of March 2016 the Syrian military with the support of the Russian aviation liberated the city, but in December the Palmyra was again in the hands of extremists. March 2, 2017, the Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to President Vladimir Putin about the completion of the operation for the liberation of Palmyra from Islamic state.
Palmyra is one of the wealthiest cities of late Antiquity in an oasis of the Syrian desert between Damascus and the Euphrates, the archaeological monuments which since 1980 are included in the world heritage list of UNESCO.