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

Storyful Published January 13, 2017 0 Plays

Rumble The Islamic State-linked Amaq News released a video on Monday, December 12, described as showing celebrations in Raqqa after <a href="" 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="*/stories/151371" target="_blank">earlier reporting</a> the attack had been pushed back, <a href="" 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.”