The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the National Defense Forces (NDF) and other pro-government factions have fully liberated the al-Hayl gas field area, including hills near the gas field, from ISIS terrorists in the countryside of Palmyra.
The SAA and its allies entered the al-Hayl gas field area earlier this month, captured the al-Hayl gas station, and engaged ISIS units in an intense fighting in the area. On Tuesday, government forces got a full control over the area and seized hills overlooking the gas field. However, ISIS continued counter-attacks in an attempt to push government troops from the recently captured points. An intense fighting is now ongoing.