The army units, in cooperation with popular defense groups, have advanced further in the vicinity if the ancient city of Tdmur (Palmyra), a UNESCO world Heritage site, in the central Homs province.
A military source told SANA that al-Qubour valley and al-Qusour Mountains, located to the west of Palmyra, came in the army’s hands, after earlier restoring al-Tar Mountain, 3 km west of Palmyra Castle.
ISIS gatherings in those areas were all eliminated to the last one.
The army units and the popular defense groups advanced further and killed or injured all ISIS terrorists at Dedeman Hotel and al-Ziraa roundabout at the southwestern entrance of the city.
The source pointed out that the army units dismantled the mines and explosives left behind by the terrorists.
Army units targeted gatherings of ISIS terrorists in the northeastern countryside of the southern Sweida province, according to the military source.
The operations resulted in destroying vehicles, some of which equipped with machineguns, and damaging others in Asheiheb al-Janoubi Hill.
Another car for ISIS terrorists was destroyed in an army operation northwest of al-Khazan area in al-Qasr village.