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ISIS Achieves Significant Gains Near Palmyra, Continues Advance

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ISIS terrorists are developing multiple advances against Syrian government forces in the area of ancient city of Palmyra.

As result of today morning atack at the Huwaysis-Shair front, ISIS units seized a number of points there, captured outskirts of Arak and engaged the Syrian army in the area of Jazal (now it’s unclear who controls it).

Now, ISIS is in full control of Huwaysis and Qasr al-Halbat and is also developing an advance on Palmyra from the southern direction.

Since morning, the group has used a high number of vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs). Pro-government sources report that many of VBIEDs were made on the basis of infinghtry fighting vehicles.

In turn, the Syrian Air Force has intensified air raids in the area of Palmyra.

Heavy clashes are ongoing

The map below depict the military situation in the area, according to preliminary reports:

ISIS Achieves Significant Gains Near Palmyra, Continues Advance

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