Daesh cuts Syrian regime supply route to Palmyra

Published May 11th, 2016 - 06:23 GMT
The ruins of Palmyra. (AFP/File)
The ruins of Palmyra. (AFP/File)

AFP reports that Daesh cut a major supply route for the Syrian regime army between Homs and Palmyra.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reports that Daesh ""was able to cut the supply road between Homs and Palmyra near the Tayfur military airport after an attack launched from the east of Homs."

The Syrian regime government reclaimed Palmyra from Daesh in late March, with the aid of multiple Russian airstrikes.

Palmyra is a UNESCO world heritage site, with many of its aincent artifacts destroyed or pillaged after Daesh took control of the city. 

According to SOHR chief Rami Abdel Rahman, "Violent clashes between regime forces and ISIS are ongoing," in Palmyra.

The Syrian army and Daesh control pockets of land around both Homs and Palmyra. The closest fully-Daesh-controlled city is 10km away from Palmyra.

"Daesh surrounds Palmyra from all angles except in the southwest," Abdel Rahman added.

The fighting is ongoing and neither side has released a death toll.


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