Islamic State Claims Capture of Additional Syrian Forces Amid Assault on Palmyra Military Airport

StoryfulPublished: January 13, 2017Updated: January 14, 201710 views
Published: January 13, 2017Updated: January 14, 2017

As Islamic State forces drew closer to the <a href="https://twitter.com/PalmyraRev1/status/808372146414252033" target="_blank">al-Tifur Military Airport</a>, located west of Palmyra, on December 12, IS-affiliated Amaq News released new footage showing prisoners, it identified as Syrian regime fighters, captured inside the town.

A number of men are interviewed, asked for their names, religious affiliations, hometowns, and military roles in the video. Local activist sources inside Palmyra <a href="https://www.facebook.com/revo.palmyra3/posts/612953015496308" target="_blank">said</a> at least 35 pro-Assad fighters defending Palmyra had been captured by IS fighters over the past 24 hours. Unconfirmed reports suggest that some may have been executed.

The state-owned Syrian Arab News Network (<span class="caps">SANA</span>) <a href="http://sana.sy/en/?p=95867" target="_blank">said</a> that IS militants entered Palmyra city with a force “exceeding 4,000” and attacked the city on multiple fronts.

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