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Syrian government forces have repelled all ISIS attacks on the Tyas Airbase and secured its perimeter, including the Abadoned Armored Battalion and the Air Defense Battalion.
Now, the Syrian army, the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Hezbollah, backed up by the Russian military, are readying for an offensive operation west of Palmyra.
Most likely, government forces will make a flank attack in support of the main push to Palmyra.
If the Russian military decides to provide a major-scale assistance to government forces, it could make a series of tactical airborne assaults to propel the advance.
The Russian Armed Forces have a successful track record of such operations in Afghanistan and other local conflicts.
However, this decision will lead to casualties among Russian military personnel.