A rebel fighter carries his weapon as he walks past the turret of a damaged tank at the Mastouma military base, after they seized it, in Idlib May 20, 2015.REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah
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ISIS militants stormed the Syrian city of Palmyra Wednesday, seizing it from government forces in fierce fighting as Syria's antiquities chief called on the world to save its ancient monuments."Praise God, [Palmyra] has been liberated," an ISIS fighter said, speaking by Internet from the area. He said ISIS was in control of a hospital in the city which Syrian forces had used as a base before withdrawing. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said ISIS had seized almost all of the city, while anti-regime activist groups inside the country said government forces withdrew in the direction of Damascus, or to military and security facilities just outside Palmyra. However, in Syria's northeast, Kurdish forces backed by U.S.-led airstrikes pressed an attack on ISIS that has killed at least 170 members of the group this week, a Kurdish official and the Observatory said.U.S.-led forces have overwhelmingly targeted ISIS in Syria since mid-2014, but the airstrikes have also killed a smaller number of Nusra Front members.
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