Syrian army troops, backed up by Russian attack helicopters, have entered the orchards area of the ancient city of Palmyra.
Unconfirmed reports appear that ISIS units have set a high number of mines on roads in the area and now are withdrawing from the ancient city.
If confirmed, the second liberation of Palmyra from ISIS will become a major victory for the Syrian army and its allies.
Earlier, the army took full control over the mountains of al-Tar, Syriatell and Ishara northwest of the ancient city.
Videos show clashes in the area of Palmyra: