Clashes continue between Daesh and Syrian forces in Palmyra, at least 76 dead

Published May 17th, 2015 - 07:28 GMT

Syrian government forces alongside militiamen fought Daesh for control of the historic city of Palmyra, reports AFP.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, at least 47 Syrian soldiers and 29 Daesh militants were killed during the fierce clashes in the town of Tadmur late Saturday.

Palmyra is considered a world heritage site by UNESCO and is home to a number of ancient temples and historic streets. 

Daesh militants reportedly seized the northern part of Syria’s Palmyra Saturday, following intense clashes with government forces, AFP reported.

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