The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), Liwa al-Quds, the 5th Assault Corps and the National Defense Forces (NDF) have resumed their push against ISIS east of the ancient city of Palmyra, aiming to take control over the village of Arak and the nearby Arak gas field.
According to the Liwa al-Quds media wing, government troops have advanced 3 km northeast of Palmyra and entered a number of hills in the area north of Arak.
With this advance, government forces are going to outlfank ISIS units in the area of Arak and to set a fire control over this area. If this is done, the SAA and its allies will regain these sites soon.
Earlier this month, Liwa al-Quds deployed a number of its units to the countryside of Palmyra in order to support the expected government forces advance in the direction of Deir Ezzor. The Syrian military has been seeking to lift the ISIS siege from this strategic city for a long time.