The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies have captured the Zenobia Resort located 4 km east of the Al-Sukkari quarries in southeastern Palmyra. Government forces also captured Tal Al-Fari area 30km east of Swanih village south of Palmyra.
Russian and Syrian warplanes have bombed ISIS positions on the Sukhna-Palmyra road, near the silos area and in the Al-Mustadira hills east of Palmyra where clashes are ongoing between government troops and ISIS terrorists.
In the eastern Hama countryside, ISIS militants managed to capture a strategic hill southeast of the village of Sheikh Hala after the withdrawal of the SAA from it. ISIS militants killed two Syrian soldiers and captured some weapons and two bulldozers.
The SAA has not been able to make serious gains in the eastern Hama countryside so far. The village of Aqerbat and the neighboring villages have become the center of a large gathering of ISIS militants that had withdrawn from the eastern Aleppo countryside and Tabqah city.
In the desert of Damascus, the SAA captured the Al-Abd hill, southeast of Al-Dumeer military airport, and continued its advance in the area despite US airstrikes in the Zaza triangle area. The current SAA objective is to secure Damascus.
From its side, the Maghawir al-Thawra Army and the US-led coalition have confirmed that they would remain in the Al-Tanf base even if they launch an advance towards Deir Ezzor.