After retaking Palmyra, Syrian army's 5th Legion forges ahead in offensive against ISIS
Russia pushing for Syrian army 5th Legion to end ISIS siege of Deir Ezzor.
In contrast to what happened after the capture of Palmyra in March 2016, the Syrian army has been pressing on with its offensive against ISIS positions near Palmyra since its recent recapture of the city.
Most of the focus has been on gaining control of mountain areas north of Palmyra, which were used by ISIS in December as its launch point for its second capture of the city.
Source: After retaking Palmyra, Syrian army's 5th Legion forges ahead in offensive against ISIS