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Syrian Air Strikes in Palmyra Kill at Least 38 ISIS Fighters

Assad forces intensify air raids on the central desert city in recent in days.

Palmyra, Syria. Credit AFP

Palmyra, Syria. Credit AFP

DPA – At least 38 Islamic State fighters were killed over the last 24 hours as Syrian jets continued to pound the extremist group’s strongholds in the ancient city of Palmyra, a monitoring group said Tuesday.

The Syrian air force intensified its raids on the central desert city in recent in days.

Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, described a barrage last week as “one of the strongest attacks” by Syrian warplanes since ISIS captured the city in May.

Most Palmyra residents have fled the city. Only a few of the original inhabitants and the families of militants still live there.

The jihadist group blew up the 2,000-year-old Temple of Bel and some of the famed tower tombs in Palmyra, a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site.


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