IS cuts regime supply route to Syria's ancient Palmyra

Syrian soldiers walk in a residential neighbourhood of Palmyra on March 31, 2016The Islamic State group on Tuesday cut a key supply route between Syria’s Homs and the world heritage site of Palmyra just months after the army recaptured the ancient city, a monitor said. IS “was able to cut the supply road between Homs and Palmyra near the Tayfur military airport after an attack launched from the east of Homs”, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Both cities are controlled by the regime after troops recaptured Palmyra — a UNESCO world heritage site — from the jihadist group in late March, backed by Russian air strikes.

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