Syrian government forces along with their allies have recaptured Palmyra citadel from Daesh on Wednesday, securing complete control of the firing range over the city of Palmyra, Sputnik reports.
The government forces also took over a palace complex to the city's southwest, the Hezbollah-run outlet reported.
"The army has regained control over the citadel in Palmyra and the mountain range to the southwest of the city. Now we are preparing to storm the city," a source told Sputnik, adding that terrorists fled the heights where the citadel is located after the army had taken the heights over the city.
The source also said that the city of Palmyra is now within firing range of the Syrian government forces.
"The Syrian army has established complete control of the firing range over the heights around the historic Palmyra citadel… after Daesh terrorists had abruptly left the area," the source said.