Opposition activists say hundreds of bodies of government loyalists lying in streets after historic city was seized by Islamic State militants on Wednesday
ISIS fighters have killed at least 400 people in Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra – most of them women and children – according to Syrian state TV reports.
Residents inside the city said on social media that hundreds of bodies were lying in the streets after it was seized by Isis militants on Wednesday. They said they were believed to be those of government loyalists.
Isis seizes Syrian military base near Palmyra as it consolidates grip on city
The reports of the mass deaths in Palmyra came as Iraqi forces recaptured territory from advancing Isis militants near the city of Ramadi in the north of the country.
The fall of Ramadi and Palmyra, on opposite ends of the vast territory controlled by Isis, were the militant group’s biggest successes since a US-led coalition launched an air war to stop them last year.
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