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The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The “Islamic State” detonate antique arches in Palmyra and shelling on several areas at the northern countryside of Homs

Homs Province:

reliable sources informed the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that the “Islamic state” detonated three antique arches in the city of Palmyra, which they took control over it since the 20th of May 2015, and the sources confirmed to the Observatory that the organization detonated the arches only and kept the pillars, and the sources said that the organization probably did that because of the symbols and inscriptions on these arches.
The regime forces bombed places in al-Qaryatayn area in the southeastern countryside of Homs, which is controlled by the “Islamic state”, no information about casualties, while clashes renewed between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic Factions in the vicinity of al-Halabiyyeh and Om Sharshuh area in the northern countryside of Homs, while helicopters dropped about 20 barrel bombs on Khtamlo area at the eastern countryside of Homs, no information about casualties, also the Islamic Factions targeted a checkpoint for the regime forces on the road connecting Homs and the countryside of al-Salamiyyeh in Hama, but no reports of casualties, also areas in Talbiseh city were bombed by the regime forces, amid clashes described as violent between the regime forces supported by NDF and gunmen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic Factions.

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