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Syrian Army foils ISIS attack on southern Palmyra with help from Russia

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Syrian Army foils ISIS attack on southern Palmyra with help from Russia

AlMasdarNews reports: The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) launched a fierce attack at the southern perimeter of Palmyra (Tadmur) on Friday, targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) defenses in the Al-Badiyah area.

ISIS began the offensive by attempting to seize the orchards at the southern part of Palmyra; however, the terrorist forces were unable to break-through the Syrian Arab Army’s defenses, thanks in large-part to the Russian Air Force’s non-stop airstrikes.

As a result of these Russian airstrikes, the Islamic State’s top commander in the Palmyra region of east Homs was killed.

According to the Islamic State’s official media wing, their top commander, Emir Yousif Sultan, was killed, alongside his bodyguard, after a Russian bomb struck the Badiyah area.

Following the failed Islamic State offensive on Friday, the Russian Air Force carried out a number of airstrikes over the eastern Homs countryside, targeting the terrorist group’s positions at Sukhanah, ‘Arak, and Taybah.

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