Syrian Army Regains Control Over Heights Near Palmyra Military Airfield - Source

© Sputnik / Mikhail Voskresenskiy / Go to the photo bankAn aircraft of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Air Force at an aerodrome 50 km off Palmyra.
An aircraft of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Air Force at an aerodrome 50 km off Palmyra. - Sputnik International
The Syrian army has regained control over heights close to the T4 military airfield near Palmyra, a Syrian military source said.

"The Syrian army has regained control over abandoned barracks near T-4 [Tiyas Military Airbase] on Palmyra's outskirts," the source told RIA Novosti.

Earlier in the day, Syrian al-Watan newspaper reported that the Syrian army's command decided to send reinforcements to the T4 military airfield located to the west of Palmyra.

This file photo taken on March 27, 2016 shows a view of the remains of Arch of Triumph, also called the Monumental Arch of Palmyra, that was destroyed by Islamic State (IS) group jihadists in October 2015 in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra - Sputnik International
Syrian Army Sending Reinforcements to Military Airfield Near Palmyra - Reports
The airfield is located about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the city.

Over the past 48 hours, the Syrian army has repelled three attacks by terrorists on the military airfield. Daesh terrorists continue to shell the airbase from missile launchers.

On Sunday, Daesh recaptured the ancient city of Palmyra in the Homs province. According to various sources, the number of terrorists that took part in the storming of the city reached 5,000 including hundreds of suicide bombers and dozens of armored vehicles. According to the Homs governor, the government forces managed to evacuate some 80 percent of city's civilian population.

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