Homs, SANA -Army units, in cooperation with popular defense groups, established control over Palmyra Castle after inflicting heavy losses on ISIS terrorists.
The army has been edging closer to Palmyra as its units continue fighting ISIS terrorists in the vicinity of the ancient city, located in eastern Homs.
A military source has announced earlier that an army unit, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, established control over the Syriatel hill near Palmyra Castle.
Army units combed the hill after destroying the last hideouts of ISIS terrorist organization and dismantled the explosive devices left behind by its members.
A number of ISIS terrorists were killed, while the rest escaped towards the city, leaving their arms behind.