In a few hours, according to Syrian officers, over 30 militants were killed. Seven personnel were injured.
The liberated heights helped the Syrian Army take control over Al-Qaryatayn and its neighborhoods.
Now, heavy military hardware and the bulk forces are deploying to the liberated mountain range. Engineer teams are working at the sites.
Currently, active combat actions are over. Artillery units are shelling the outskirts of the town. Terrorists are showing weak resistance. According to the military, the storm of the city is impossible until routes of approach to the town are explored by bomb specialists.
The Christian town was seized by Daesh terrorists in August 2015. Terrorists turned it into their main stronghold in southern Homs. From Al-Qaryatayn, militants moved reinforcements and ammunition to Palmyra to fight against government forces.
Syria has been engulfed in a civil war since 2011, with forces loyal to the country's President Bashar Assad fighting a number of opposition factions and extremist groups, including Daesh and the Nusra Front, which have been blacklisted as terrorist organizations by many countries, including Russia.