Syrian Army Discovers ISIL’s Arms Depot in Palmyra

13950113000110_PhotoI[TEHRAN/FNA]- The Syrian army discovered a weapons depot left behind by the ISIL terrorists in Palmyra (Tadmur) in Homs province before they fled the ancient city last week.

The discovered weapons deport contained a large number of rockets and mortar shells were uncovered by the Syrian Armed Forces inside this weapons depot.

The discovery comes as the Russian and Syrian demining experts have started clearing the bombs and mines laid by the ISIL terrorists before fleeing Palmyra.

Palmyra which was under the ISIL control is an important center for the army’s future military operations to win back strategic regions, specially in Deir Ezzur and Raqqa provinces.

The importance of Palmyra airport lies in the fact that it is located between al-Tal and al-Hayel mountains and to al-Sukhneh to the North and Quaryatayn to the South.

Palmyra military airport is close to Deir Ezzur and Raqqa cities which are high strategic importance.

The Syrian army is preparing for taking control of several oilfields in al-Sukhneh.

Other army units are moving Southward towards al-Quaryatayn which is an important economic hub because several oil and gas pipelines pass through it.

The Syrian army is also planning to prevent the ISIL terrorist group from gaining access to al-Qalamoun mountainous regions in Damascus countryside. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.