On Friday, the Syrian Army alongside the Desert Falcons regained control over the Palmyra Castle, a military source told Sputnik. Government troops and militia units have already taken control over all of the strategic heights in the area.
Daesh militants used the castle for sniper fire and mortar shelling of the heights controlled by the army.
The ancient ruins of Palmyra have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The city was seized by Daesh in middle-May 2015. Before leaving the city, the Syrian Army evacuated the majority of its residents and the most precious museum antiquities. After Daesh seized the city a number of ancient ruins and temples faced destruction.