Al-Masdar: On Thursday ISIL (Organization banned in Russia) terrorists launched yet another offensive on T-4 airbase, having attacked checkpoints and small defensive positions to the north, east and south of the airbase.
For the second day in a row fighting rages for the ancient Syrian city Palmyra, which was attacked on Saturday by ISIL (Organization banned in Russia) terrorists.
ISIL (Organization banned in Russia) attacks on Palmyra are repelled, the enemy falls back, Syrian government military-information forces informed on December 10, TASS news agency reported citing Lebanese Al-Mayadeen TV channel.
ISIL (Organization banned in Russia) terrorists made a dangerous counterattack in the eastern Syrian province of Homs. As a result they managed to capture two gas fields Shaer and Al-Mahr. This was reported by the Lebanese newspaper “As-Safir” on Wednesday.
Mariinsky theater symphonic orchestra with Russian conductor maestro Valery Gergiev held a concert in the historical amphitheater of Syrian Palmyra. The concert titled “With a prayer for Palmyra. Music makes ancient walls come to life” is dedicated to the memory of the fallen defenders of Palmyra, including the keeper of Palmyra Khaled al-Asaad executed by ISIL (Organization banned in Russia) and Russian officer Aleksandr Prokhorenko. The latter called friendly fire, an airstrike, upon himself when he was surrounded by terrorists during the joint Russian-Syrian operation to liberate Palmyra.
Russian military aircraft eliminated a group of ISIL (Organization banned in Russia) militants who tried to break through from Palmyra, the Head of the Main Operations Directorate of the General Staff, Lieutenant General Sergei Rudskoy said, Interfax reports.
The second group of Russian sappers left to Syria for demining Palmyra, Russian Channel One reported.
Sapper units of the Syrian Arab Army start defusing the mines in the houses and streets of Palmyra, a source in the command HQ of the offensive operation in Palmyra told RIA Novosti.
Soldiers of the Syrian army tore down the flag of ISIL (Organization banned in Russia) from the hill on which the ancient Palmyra castle stands, RIA Novosti reporter on the ground informs.