IG troops re-entered Palmyra in the Syrian
Moscow. 10 Dec. INTERFAX.RU — Armed units of the group “Islamic state” (banned in Russia) re-entered in the Syrian Palmyra, from which they were knocked out about nine months ago. On it informs “bi-Bi-si” with reference to the representative of the organization Syrian Observatory for human rights.
“Fighters of ISIS came to Palmyra on Saturday and took the North-Western part of it,” — said Rami Abdel Rahman. According to him, in the Central part of the city, now there are fights between the rebels and Syrian government forces.
Earlier this week, local activists reported that the Islamic state launched an offensive in an attempt to re-capture Palmyra. Fighters attacked Syrian forces from two directions — from the North and the South, seizing several army checkpoints and a number of small settlements.
Palmyra was under the control of the IG since mid-may 2015. On 27 March, the Syrian army with the support of the Russian aircraft dislodged the rebels from Palmyra.