Speaking to Sputnik Arabic, the source said that the Syrian Army has captured a large armory north of Palmyra after a battle with Daesh (ISIL/ISIS), pushing the militants out of the vicinity entirely.
"A the same time, the Syrian army entered into fierce clashes with Daesh in the immediate vicinity of the Shaer oil field," the source said, a major source of oil and gas in central Syria. "The army succeeded in destroying a number of Daesh bunkers and fortifications in the region," the source added.
The military source confirmed that fighting has stretched all the way to the Al-Mahr gas fields in northeastern Homs province. The army consolidated its positions on the approaches to the fields to before conducting its assault.
On Sunday, Homs Governor General Tallal Barazi announced that the Syrian Army had established control over 85% of the province, including its main towns, cities, rural settlements, and industrial zones.