isis palmyra

"The joy I feel is indescribable," Syria's antiquities director said.
The loss of Palmyra would be a major blow to ISIS.
ISIS has destroyed many of Palmyra's Roman-era relics, including the magnificent Temple of Bel and the iconic Arch of Triumph.
The strikes destroyed 20 vehicles and 3 weapons.
DAMASCUS, Sept 4 (Reuters) -- Islamic State has blown up three ancient funeral towers in the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria's
Activists said earlier that an Islamic State bombing extensively damaged the 2,000-year old temple on Sunday.
The extent of damage after an explosion targeting the temple is unclear.
The militant group blew up the temple of Baal Shamin.
The militant group is in control of the ancient city.
In the northeast, Kurdish forces backed by U.S.-led air strikes pressed an attack on Islamic State that has killed at least