Palmyra offensive begins as SAA prepares to envelop rebel-held districts in Aleppo city | Al-Masdar News

Currently, government troops are some 10 kilometers west of Palmyra as ISIS fighters and SAA soldiers are fighting to capture the disputed village of Al-Dawah. However, unless ISIS fighters are able to call in reinforcements from the Islamic State motherland, the Syrian Arab Army will likely capture the city of Palmyra before long. Nevertheless, a costly battle to come with many casualties on both sides seems inevitable at this point.

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