Smoke billows following the detonation of explosives placed by Syrian government forces inside a tunnel that was reportedly used by rebels in the government-controlled part of Aleppo on May 19, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GEORGE OURFALIAN
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ISIS jihadis attacked a village in Syria's southern Druze heartland Tuesday and clashed with pro-government forces north of the ancient city of Palmyra, an activist group said.Further north, fighting between ISIS jihadis and government forces continued outside Palmyra Tuesday morning.On Sunday, regime forces pushed ISIS out of northern neighborhoods of Palmyra, which it had held for less than 24 hours.Barazi said he visited Palmyra Monday, "going through 60 percent of the city on foot," visiting the vegetable market and museum. He said at least 40 rockets had struck Palmyra Sunday, but that government forces maintained control over key points, including the Islamic citadel overlooking the city. Further east, an airstrike on a village in Deir al-Zor province killed at least eight civilians, including three children, the Observatory said.
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