Al Arabia: ISIS militants invaded Palmyra again


Militants of Islamic State entered the ancient city of Palmyra (240 km from Damascus) again. This was reported by Al Arabia television, citing sources in the Syrian opposition.

There was no confirmation from the Syrian Armed Forces command yet. On Saturday, military reinforcements were deployed in Palmyra to repel the advance of ISIS from the south. On Friday, the militants captured seven military checkpoints around the city and killed 26 Syrian soldiers.

ISIS concentrated large forces near Palmyra, and are also trying to seize the oil wells in the fields Shaer and al-Mahr.

Palmyra was freed from the terrorists on March 27 with the help of the Russian Air ForceThen, the Russian engineers were involved in the mine neutralization of the city buildings and ancient monuments.

Source: TASS