Syrian Army liberates new area south of Palmyra Jun 14, 2017 YemenExtra M.A. The Syrian Arab Army resumed their field operations in Palmyra’s southeastern countryside, Tuesday, targeting the Bir Al-Badiya region near the T-3 Pumping Station. Supported by intense Russian airstrikes, the Syrian Arab Army’s 5th Corps stormed the Bir Al-Badiya area in order to catch Daesh forces off-guard. Daesh was expecting the Syrian Arab Army to assault the Talilah area once again; however, the latter’s high command changed the battle contingency to go around this site. According to a military source, the Syrian Arab Army has liberated and secured the Bir Al-Badiya area and they are now pushing further east towards the T-3 Pumping Station. As they push further east, the Syrian Arab Army will ultimately impose fire-control over Talilah, forcing Daesh militants to abandon their positions in this region.