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Syrian army kills 35 ISIL terrorists near Palmyra

Iran Press TV

Thu Jul 9, 2015 5:28AM

At least 35 Takfiri ISIL terrorists have been killed and 90 others injured in an operation conducted by the Syrian army near the ancient city of Palmyra in the central province of Homs.

On Wednesday, Syria's armed forces pushed the ISIL terrorists out of several areas surrounding Palmyra.

Syrian army units established full control over Nazl Hayyal, al-Qadiri farm and Thaniet al-Rajma.

The Syrian air force also carried out airstrikes against ISIL hideouts at the al-Heer Palace, Palmyra city, and its surroundings, killing a number of terrorists and destroying their arms and ammunition.

ISIL terrorists captured Palmyra on May 21. Palmyra is on the list of UNESCO's World Heritage sites and located about 215 kilometers (133 miles) northeast of the capital, Damascus.

Syria's army also attacked ISIL hideouts in the al-Habra al-Gharbieh village in Homs' eastern countryside, killing a number of terrorists and destroying their armored vehicles.

They also regained full control over al-Lailiyeh neighborhood in the northeastern city of Hasakah after destroying the last hideouts of ISIL terrorists in the area.

Syria has been facing foreign-sponsored militancy since March 2011. The violence fueled by Takfiri terrorist groups has reportedly left over 230,000 people dead so far.

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