Syrian army recaptures millennia-old city Palmyra

Added On March 27, 2016

Raging battles and airstrikes have helped the Syrian army recapture Palmyra taken by the Islamic State group for the past 10 months.
As the terrorist forces withdrew, the Syrian government forces entered the millennia-old city on Friday, after a broad offensive launched two days ago.
Russian helicopters targeted the armored vehicles of the IS, while the Syrian army heavily shelled the IS positions inside Palmyra.
The special tactics forced the terror militants to start moving their families toward the eastern province of Deir al-Zour, much of which under the IS control.
Located in central Syria, Palmyra displays the monumental ruins of a great city that was one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient world.
The IS group had occupied Palmyra since last May, and destroyed the city's military prison and several Islamic tombs.