Original published at warfiles.ru; translated from Russian by J.Hawk
More than 60 Russian Naval Infantrymen had arrived in the Homs Province. Their task is consulting with and training of Syrian troops in order to organize the assault on the ancient city of Palmira.
Prior to the arrival of the Russian Naval Infantry, Islamic State attacked the villages of Al-Bayarat and Al-Dawa. The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) was able to repel the attack and hold its positions.
After the arrival of the Russian Naval Infantrymen, the 67th Brigade of the 18th Tank Division as well as the National Defense Force fighters from Homs launched a counterattack under the command of Russian military advisors and recaptured the village of Al-Bayarat. Daesh militants were forced to retreat.
Pro-government forces, local militias, and Hezbollah fighters, in conjunction with Syrian and Russian aviation, are preparing to launch a large-scale operations to expel the radical Islamists from Palmira. On Saturday, December 5, heavy fighting resumed between the SAA and the terrorists West of Palmira. Daesh fighters were reported to have suffered heavy losses.