Syrian Army liberates new area south of Palmyra Jun 14, 2017 Malak Ali 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.