30 killed in Islamic State attack on Syrian army

30 killed in Islamic State attack on Syrian army
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Srinagar: At least 30 Syrian army troops and Iranian-backed militiamen were killed when Islamic State fighters attacked a military outpost near Palmyra in eastern Syria, media reports said on Wednesday.
According to reports the militants used suicide bombers and armoured vehicles in the attack near a dam southeast of the ancient Roman city.
The attack came a day after government forces drove the jihadists out of their last enclave in southern Damascus after weeks of relentless bombing.
Islamic State has twice seized Palmyra during Syria’s civil war and destroyed priceless artifact.