Following the previous advances in the area of Palmyra (here and here), Syrian government forces secured the area of the Mustadira gas field southeast of the ancient city and launched an attack against the ISIS terrorist group in the direction of the Arak gas field.
The operation is actively backed up by the Syrian Air Force’s warplanes and the Russian Aerospace Forces’ attack helicopters.
Separately, governent forces are developing an advance in the area of the Al-Talila crossroad, but now notable gains have been repoted there.
Syrian government forces are rapidlty expanding their zone of control around the ancient city of Palmyra recently liberated from the ISIS terrorist group. The Syrian military and its allies are likely aiming to get control over as much gas and oil field in the area as they can. This would allow to ease the energy crisis faced by the country.