Daesh militants reportedly seized the northern part of Syria’s Palmyra Saturday, following intense clashes with government forces, AFP reports.
“Daesh advanced and took control of most of northern Palmyra and there are fierce clashes happening now,” Rami Abdel Rahman, director of London-based monitoring group the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights said.
Up to 13 militants are believed to have been killed during fighting, according to the monitoring group.
Daesh began an operation on Wednesday to seize the ancient UNESCO World Heritage city, killing dozens in the process.
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