Beheaded Corpses Said To Be Lining Streets Of Ancient City Seized By Islamic State

The Syrian army launched airstrikes on Monday against the Islamic State (IS) in the ancient city of Palmyra, where the terrorist group are reported to have killed hundreds of people since taking over the UNESCO World Heritage site last week. Buildings occupied by the militants were targeted in at least 15 air strikes which killed four civilians and injured dozens of people, according to the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). A Syrian military official confirmed the strikes to AFP, saying: “Military operations, including air raids, are ongoing in the area around Al-Suknah, Palmyra, the Arak and Al-Hail gas fields and all the roads leading to Palmyra.” IS is reported by Syrian state media to have killed more than 400 soldiers and civilians, including women and children, since taking control of the city. Activists said on social media that hundreds of beheaded corpses were lying in the streets, reported Reuters.

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