Daesh terrorists group have been sporadically shelling the heights from their stronghold.
On Thursday, army and militia consolidated their positions on the territory of the hotel complex in southeastern Palmyra after a joint operation to gain control of strategic heights surrounding the historic city.
Palmyra has been under Daesh control since May 2015. The terrorist grou has since destroyed part of the city, which is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site.
A brigadier-general told Sputnik on Wednesday that the Syrian army had recaptured a historic part of the city from the militants.