World Bulletin / News Desk
Syrian regime forces have reached the edge of the ancient city of Tdmur (Palmyra) in the central Homs province after clashes with ISIL terrorists.
Clashes were raging between regime forces and ISIL militants in western Palmyra, local sources told Anadolu Agency on Thursday.
Backed by Russian airstrikes, regime forces were seeking to advance into the ancient city, the sources said.
The official SANA news agency, meanwhile, said army units, in cooperation with popular groups, have advanced into the vicinity of the ancient city.
A military source told SANA that al-Qubour valley and al-Qusour Mountains, located to the west of Palmyra, fell into the army’s hands, after earlier capturing al-Tar Mountain, 3 km west of Palmyra Castle.
Local sources said that ISIL terrorists have planted landmines to undermine the advance of regime forces into the city.
Palmyra, a UNESCO heritage site, was captured by ISIL in May.Last Mod: 24 Mart 2016, 15:01