The Syrian army, backed by the Russian Aerospace Forces, have liberated the ancient city of Palmyra from the ISIS terrorists, the Kremlin spokesma, Dmitry Peskov, announced on March 2 citing Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu’s report to President Vladimir Putin.
The Syrian army has also reportedly taken the Palmyra Airport. However, sporadic firefights are still reported there.
The map above provides a look at the military situation in the area according to preliminary reports.
Russian media say Syrian army servicemen have begun examining the historic part of Palmyra with the aim of demining the city.
Earleir this week, government troops captured strategic hills west and north of Palmyra, the Palmyra Triangle and the Palmyra Citadel and entered the Palmyra Orchards.