MOSCOW, Dec. 11 (Press Shia Agency) – The Syrian army managed to repel a ISIL attack on Syrian Palmyra, regaining full control over the embattled city, a source in military reported.

Earlier, it was reported that the Syrian armed forces together with local militias were engaged in fierce fights against the ISIL militants on the outskirts of the ancient city.

Prior to that, media reports emerged alleging that ISIL has reentered Palmyra after being ousted from the city by Syrian troops with air support from Russia earlier in the year.

“Let me repeat that Palmyra is under control of the army and militia. ISIL militants are carrying out intense attacks, but they have been repulsed,” the military source told RIA Novosti.

According to Al Masdar news agency, the ISIL terrorists that entered the city were forced to flee after the Syrian Air Force’s jets supported by Russian aviation bombed them. The Syrian Army with militias regained control over all slopes of the Tar Mountain near Palmyra. A number of the ISIL militants have also been reported eliminated.

SPUTNIK/Press Shia Agency