Islamic State recaptures Palmyra after Syrian army withdrawal: Monitor

"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.

By: AFP | Beirut | Updated: December 11, 2016 6:17 pm
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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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  1. P
    Dec 11, 2016 at 2:38 pm
    ISIS is the US and the EU backed frontal organisation to create socio-political chaos in the arab;br/gt;The regime changers need a military grip in the arab world to acquire oil at cheaper prices and hence they creates terrorist organizations like al qaeda and ISIS , funds them, ists them with weapons, and then in the guise of fighting these organisations they enter a country;br/gt;Look what the US and the EU is doing in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and in syria.
    1. T
      Dec 12, 2016 at 3:41 am
      Muslims will never blame themselves they will blame christian hindus for their downfall. you will never grow this the reason terrorist prosper because people like you are sympathiser and;br/gt;so you want to say bombay bombing, london bombing, france bombing. stop blaming others blame yourself. blame yourselflt;br/gt; When oil prices skyrocketed to $150 a barrel people like you blamed U.S|.A and Europe. But when U.S found shale gas and prices nose dive did you see how the cartel of Opec supported by all muslim countries to increase price of oil. now who is the culpritlt;br/gt;Now we know who are mastermind of jacking oil prices and supporters of terrorism.