Scenes of Celebration in IS-Held Raqqa as Group Retakes Palmyra

StoryfulPublished: January 13, 20172 views
Published: January 13, 2017

The Islamic State-linked Amaq News released a video on Monday, December 12, described as showing celebrations in Raqqa after <a href="https://apnews.com/53df5732b4704576952219aa6772796e?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP" target="_blank">Islamic State’s recapture of the historic city of Palmyra</a> from Syrian government forces.

The video shows a convoy of vehicles with flags and signs celebrating Islamic State’s advance.

The state-owned Syrian Arab News Network (<span class="caps">SANA</span>), after <a href="https://newswire.storyful.com/storylines/*/stories/151371" target="_blank">earlier reporting</a> the attack had been pushed back, <a href="http://sana.sy/en/?p=95867" target="_blank">said</a> that IS militants had “managed to enter Palmyra city.” It said a large force “exceeding 4,000” had attacked the city “from various directions.”

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