The militants of the terrorist group «Islamic state» has achieved strategic success in the fight against the Syrian army. During the counter-offensive they were able to cut the lines of communication and supply Syrian forces operating in the area of Tadmor, the ancient Palmyra.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the rebels advancing from the area located to the East of HOMS seized a stretch of highway HOMS-Tadmor. Communications were cut near the base Tayfur, which, according to some information, is used as the «airfields» operating in Syria, the Russian air force.
Director Rami Abdul Rahman said that it is the largest offensive in 2016. According to him, the jihadists had surrounded the town on three sides, the only free direction is still South-West. Advance units of the group are in ten kilometers from the city.
Palmyra, UNESCO world cultural heritage of UNESCO, was liberated by the Syrian army on 27 March. A key role in the liberation of the city was played by the Russian air force. During the time that he was under the control of the IG, they destroyed many priceless monuments of ancient culture.