ISIL seizes oil field near Palmyra historical site

ISIL has advanced upon Palymyra and have seized an oil field near Tadmur city.

ISIL seizes oil field near Palmyra historical site

World Bulletin / News Desk

ISIL took control of an oil field Saturday after fierce clashes with regime forces near Tadmur city in the western province of Homs, an opposition coordination said.

The Local Coordination Committees of Syria said in a statement that Assad regime warplanes targeted the area around the Palmyra world heritage area and dozens of ISIL fighters were killed. 

On Thursday, Irina Bokova, UNESCO director general, had expressed her deep concern over the safety of the Palmyra historical site because of the ongoing clashes between ISIL and regime forces.

The coordination committees are groups of local Syrian activists who oppose the regime of President Bashar al-Assad and publish news via social media webpages.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 16 Mayıs 2015, 15:39