- The extremists of the Islamic State (IS) on Thursday in the middle of Syria undertook a major attack. They have claimed, inter alia, the Syrian state news agency SANA attempt with a large army did break through the lines of the government forces northwest of Palmyra, 200 kilometers northwest of Damascus. After fierce fighting with the Syrian soldiers were air support, the attackers saw pulling forced back.
There would certainly sixty Sunni extremists of IS are slain. Lost IS four also wagons were equipped with explosives and four armored SUVs to machineguns.
The IS-offensive would have caused panic in Palmyra. The modern city is officially called Tadmur and beside the ruins of the Roman Palmyra from antiquity. HAS conquered the region in May 2015 and founded enormous havoc in Palmyra. The Syrian army drove IS in March from the city with the support of the Russian Air Force fighters and the Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah.