Source: SANA
Homs – Homs Governor Talal al-Barazi on Sunday visited a military outpost in the northwestern outskirts of Palmyra city in Homs province.

The Governor said that the Army and Armed Forces managed to protect Palmyra and its archeological sites from ISIS terrorists who had attempted to infiltrate them, asserting that the Governorate and the authorities in Palmyra are working hard to provide all the needs of citizens that were displaced by ISIS from al-Ameriye village.

Al-Barazi 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 radio tower, the hills overlooking Palmyra city, archeological sites, and the city’s western entrance, eliminating scores of terrorists.

Army units are currently canvassing al-Ameriye village and dismantling the explosives planted by terrorists there. Engineering units also dismantled 20 explsoive devices planted by terrorists at the entrance of Palmyra and on the road between it and Homs.

The Governor asserted that the archeological sites in Palmyra are secured and that the road between Homs and Palmyra is secured completely.

Terrorists from ISIS had infiltrated across al-Badiye desert and attacked the town of al-Sekhne and al-Ameriye village, committing a massacre in that village which claimed the life of 30 people, most of them children, women, and elderly people.

Hazem al-Sabbagh