On December 8, ISIS terrorists launched multiple offensives against Syrian government forces near Palmyra and made gains south and north of the city.

 

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On December 9, clashes continued in the area with army troops, supported by the government’s airpower, were successfully repelling further ISIS attempts to deploy closer to the ancient city.

 

By now, ISIS has failed  to achieve its main goal to isolate Palmyra and to cut off the Homs-Palmyra highway.