The Syrian army has regained control of the al Heil oilfield from Daesh terrorists. The oilfield is located north-east of Palmyra and 14 kilometers from the town of Al-Sukhnah, which is still under terrorist control.
After driving terrorists out of the area, the army is using sophisticated de-mining and bomb disposal equipment to defuse the traps laid by terrorists and make the place safe again.
Having taken back control of al Heil, the Syrian army is preparing to liberate the nearby town of As Sukhnah. That settlement lies on the road to Deir ez-Zor, a government-held city which has been besieged by Daesh terrorists for three years.
"Currently, the offensive in the direction of As Sukhnah, a key settlement en route to Deir ez-Zor, is successfully developing," Rudskoy said.
Rudskoy explained that the Syrian governmental forces had undertaken an offensive in the northwestern, eastern and southeastern directions from Palmyra. Terrorists were expelled from the strategically important settlement of Arak, Rudskoy noted.