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ISIS recaptures Palmyra after Syrian army withdrawal: monitor

AFP
Published Dec 11, 2016, 5:26 pm IST
Updated Dec 11, 2016, 5:27 pm IST
The IS-linked Amaq news agency also reported that IS regained 'full control' of the city on Sunday.
The demolished 2,000-year-old temple of Baal shamin in Syria's ancient caravan city of Palmyra (Photo: AP)
 The demolished 2,000-year-old temple of Baal shamin in Syria's ancient caravan city of Palmyra (Photo: AP)

Beirut: The Islamic State jihadist group recaptured Palmyra on Sunday after Syrian armed forces pulled out from the desert city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

"Despite the ongoing air raids, IS retook all of Palmyra after the Syrian army withdrew south of the city," said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman.

 

The IS-linked Amaq news agency also reported that IS regained "full control" of the city on Sunday.

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Location: Lebanon, Beirut, Beirut




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