Syrian Army advances in more areas near Palmyra 26 April 2017 War Reports 1543 Source: Fars News The Syrian army continued operations in the Eastern parts of Homs province, and extended the range of its advances in regions near the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur). The Syrian army units engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL terrorists in Badiyeh (deserts) of Palmyra South of the city and regained control over vast areas near al-Abtar mountain after killing several ISIL members. Meantime, the Syrian air force pounded ISIL’s positions and moves in areas near the wheat silos and al-Sukhneh region, destroying a number of military vehicles and inflicting losses on the terrorists. Also, the army’s artillery units targeted the ISIL bases in al-Sawame’ (wheat silos) region, smashing 3 military vehicles. Earlier today, the Syrian army’s artillery and missile units along with the country’s Air Force hit hard the positions of ISIL in Eastern Homs and Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) in Northern and Northwestern parts of the province, inflicting tens of casualties on the terrorists. The warplanes carried out several combat flights over ISIL’s positions and movements in the regions of Um al-Raman, Fat’hat al-Mahasah, Ibn Arsan mount, East of the city of Palmyra (Tadmur), al-Bardeh and East of the town of al-Quaryatayn in Eastern, Southeastern and Southern Homs, killing a number of terrorists, including several non-Syrians. A large volume of ISIL’s arms, ammunition and military hardware were damaged in the air raids. In the meantime, the artillery and missile units shelled the positons of Al-Nusra in the towns and villages of Talbiseh, East of al-Rastan, al-Za’afaraneh, Taldou, al-Tibeh al-Qarbi, Kafr Laha and Aqrab in Northern and Northwestern Homs, destroying terrorists’ positions and command posts and killing several militant commanders.