Syrian Arab Army (SAA) started to liberate the countryside of Palmyra from ISIS terrorists east to T-4 airbase.
A Special Forces unit known as Tiger Forces and 800th battalion of the Republican Guard managed to seize the Jihar crossroad and forced out ISIS terrorists towards Palmyra. SAA soldiers also advanced two kilometers north to Tiyas village.
The liberation of the Jihar crossroad which is located 40 kilometers west to Palmyra is a quit important step for the SAA as it opens the road to the gas fields, which are under control of the terrorists.
The first part of SAA large-scale offensive in the west countryside of Palmyra which started on January 14, was highly appreciated by the Syrian command.