The Syrian army troops will kick off fresh military operations soon to take back the ISIS-controlled oil fields in the surrounding areas of Palmyra, informed sources revealed on Friday.
“The Syrian army’s missile and artillery units have heavily pounded the ISIS’s military positions near al-Maher and al-Sha’er oilfields in recent days,” a military source said.
The source noted that the Syrian army will soon kick off its military operations to take back al-Maher and al-Sha’er oilfields.
The Syrian army troops have made massive advances in the surrounding areas of Palmyra (Tadmur) after winning back the ancient city, and also managed to seize back al-Jazal oilfield.
The al-Sha’er and al-Maher oilfields are the only remaining oilfields in Northwestern Palmyra which are still under ISIS’s control.
In a relevant development on Wednesday, the Syrian army continued its military advances against the ISIS terrorist groups in the surrounding areas of the ancient city of Palmyra in the Eastern part of Homs province and captured new areas.
The Syrian army troops imposed control over Mohammad Ahmad farms near Palmyra’s silos after seizing al-Ameriyeh mountains and started purging terrorists from the region.
“The Syrian army is now only 4.5 kilometers away from Palmyra silos from the direction of al-Ameriyeh moutains in the West,” a military source said, adding that “the Syrian army troops have recaptured all the regions lost to the ISIL in the last two months once the silos are taken back from the terrorists,”.
The source noted that the Syrian army is now 19 kilometers away from the Arak oil region and 55 kilometers from al-Sukhneh oil region.