In an interview with Russian media, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said the government forces are bent on liberating every part of the country.
Assad questioned members of the US-led coalition in their lack of a public statement regarding the recent recapturing of Palmyra.
Assad announced plans to move into north-eastern areas around Palmyra.
The Syrian army are looking to advance to Deir ez-Zor and to work towards liberating Raqqa, the main stronghold of the Islamic State.
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