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BBC: Syria conflict: IS 'withdraws' from ancient Palmyra

Islamic State militants have been pushed back from the ancient Syrian site of Palmyra, officials and a monitoring group say.

Militants seized part of the town of Tadmur on Saturday, which is located on a strategic east-west route next to Palmyra's World Heritage-listed ruins.

Nearly 300 have reportedly died in four days of fighting.

Meanwhile, the number of militants reported killed in a rare US ground raid in Syria on Saturday rose to 32.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitoring group, said that among those killed were "IS oil chief Abu Sayyaf, the deputy IS defence minister, and an IS communications official".

More News On Reports That The Islamic State Has 'Withdrawn' From The Ancient Syrian City Of Palmyra

Hundreds killed in Syria fighting over Palmyra -- Al Jazeera
Hundreds killed in fight for Syrian ancient city -- ARA News
Islamic State pulls out of parts of Palmyra city - official, monitoring group -- Reuters
Islamic State 'pushed back' from Palmyra but danger not over yet -- The Telegraph
Syrian Official Says Situation in Palmyra 'Under Control' -- AP
Syria claims to have pushed ISIS from Palmyra -- CBS News
Syrian Air Force Targets ISIL Positions Near Palmyra -- Sputnik
Syria: reports of ISIL advance on Palmyra raise fears for the ancient site -- Euronews
Palmyra: IS threat to 'Venice of the Sands' -- BBC

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