Exclusive footage of ISIL-held Palmyra

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Press TV’s report shows the latest footage from the outskirts of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra recently takeb by ISIL.

The Syrian army is engaged in a “complicated” offensive to liberate the city and its 3,000-year-old world heritage site from the ISIL Takfiri terrorists who overran the city last week.

“The military situation is complicated, it’s not easy but we have a plan to stop the terrorist attack. We estimate that ISIL had over 1,800 militants in the attack. Less than 300 of them are locals but we are still on the outskirts of the city and once we regroup a substantial force things will begin to change,” a Syrian army officer said at the front line.

It was announced on Sunday, the Takfiri militants slaughtered 400 civilians, mostly women and children in the central Syrian city since it fell to the insurgents.

The massacre came after the Takfiris accused the victims of cooperating with the Syrian government and refusing to follow the orders of ISIL.

Early on Saturday, the terrorists locked down Palmyra’s museum after destroying some modern plaster statues and raised their ominous flag on the ancient castle overlooking the city’s world heritage site.

The Takfiris currently control parts of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Izadi Kurds, and others, as they continue atrocities there.

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