"On June 11… Syrian government troops with the support of the Russian Aerospace Forces prevented militants attempting to break out of the area of the Al-Tanf settlement toward Palmyra," the statement read.
According to the center, five militants have been killed, a pickup truck and a motorbike destroyed while the remaining militants returned to the settlement.
The statement continues to say that a large group of terrorists, "moving on pickup trucks with heavy weapons and motorcycles, had been located by Syrian observation posts in the area of Mount Gurab."
The Russian Center also noted that attempts by terrorists to break out of the Al-Tanf settlement, controlled by the US armed forces, are carried out on a regular basis.
*Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS) is a terrorist group banned in Russia