The Syrian army has hit terrorist positions in the as-Sufouh district which is very close to Palmyra, destroying several mortars and armed vehicles, an army spokesman said Monday. Syrian Deir ez-Zor airport defenders have also been fighting to force out terrorists from the airbase.
"Our army continues a massive offensive which is demoralizing the terrorists and causing clashes between different groups", the general stressed.
"Terrorists suffered losses in personnel and military equipment. At least three mortars and nine vehicles armed with machine guns have been destroyed," Brigadier General Ali Mayhoub said.
The general also added that the Syrian army continues its successful offensive on Aleppo with the help of militia forces:
"We have taken control over important villages and strategic posts: Baraui, Aziza, Tel Mamu, Aziza-Samaan".
Syria has been mired in a civil war since 2011, with government forces fighting on multiple fronts against opposition factions and extremist groups, including Islamic State.