ISIL left behind tens of casualties and damaged military hardware and retreated from the battlefield after its attack on government forces’ positions in al-Sharifeh region was repelled by the army soldiers.
In the meantime, the army men engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL terrorists in al-Sa’an region, leaving a large number of militants dead or wounded.
In relevant developments in the province on Thursday, the ISIL terrorists launched a heavy attack to occupy the strategic T4 airbase in Western Palmyra (Tadmur) but failed again after the Syrian army forces repulsed their offensive rapidly and inflicted heavy casualties on them.
The Syrian army’s rapid reaction could kill and injure 115 ISIL militants and destroy 9 tanks and military vehicles of the terrorists.
The army troops deployed in the Southern parts of T4 airbase also started operations to purge the terrorists from Sharifah town.
Military sources said that the Syrian army troops fully liberated the Northern, Western and Eastern heights of the town.