Syrian Forces retake Palmyra from ISIS
DAMASCUS: Syrian State media and monitoring groups claimed that Syrian Forces have retaken Mamluk-era citadel in Palmyra from ISIS after a fierce battle.
State news agency SANA said “Army units took control over Palmyra’s ancient citadel after dealing with the last Daesh terrorist groups.”
The operation was launched earlier this month with the coalition of Russian airstrike which targeted at least 56 areas held by ISIS.
The militant group has destroyed many temples and tombs in the city which is called war crime by United Nations.
Analysts claimed that it’s a biggest victory for Syrian government forces.
The city controls the routes to eastern provinces including Deir al-Zor which is held by ISIS.