Homs Governor Talal al-Barazi visited a military outpost in the northwestern outskirts of Palmyra city on Sunday.
Barazi announced the army and armed forces succeeded in protecting Palmyra and its archeological sites from ISIS terrorists, asserting that the governorate and authorities in Palmyra are working hard to assist displaced citizens from the village of al-Ameriye.
The governor saluted the people of Palmyra who stood alongside the army to defend their city from terrorism.
Earlier on Sunday, army units assisted by locals established full control over the local radio tower, the hills overlooking Palmyra city, archeological sites, and the city’s western entrance, eliminating scores of terrorists in the process.
Army units are currently combing the village of al-Ameriye for bombs and explosive devices planted between the houses. Engineering units also dismantled 20 explosive devices planted by terrorists at the entrance of Palmyra and on the road connecting it to Homs.
The governor asserted that Palmyra’s archeological sites are safe and that the road connecting the cities of Homs and Palmyra is secure.