The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has reportedly fought its way back to the Syrian city of Palmyra nine months after loosing control of the ancient city to Russian and Syrian forces.
“[ISIS] entered Palmyra on Saturday and now occupies its north-west,” said Rami Abdel Rahman of the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, according to the BBC.
“There is also fighting with the army in the city center,” he added.
Syrian activists said ISIS successfully conducted a three-day operation to seize control of strategic areas including resources, oil fields and a military warehouse, The Associate Press reported.
Activists also said that ISIS forces have reached the hospital in the city and its strategically located wheat silos, according to the BBC.
ISIS militants have previously held the city for 11 months and have destroyed a number of ancient Roman structures and monuments.
Source: The Hill