Russian airstrikes drive ISIS from Ancient City of Palmyra
ISIS fighters were in fierce clashes with Syrian regime troops Sunday in the ancient city of Palmyra, where the militant group infamously blew up temples and monuments last year, a monitor said.
ISIS first seized control of Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in May 2015. Syrian government forcesrecaptured it in March this year.But on Saturday ISIS had made new inroads in the city, taking neighborhoods and key sites as Syrian troops focused on a ground operation in the city of Aleppo, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. – READ MORE