The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says
the militants seized control over one third of the town in heavy clashes on
Palmyra is home to a UNESCO
World Heritage Site and is famous for its 2,000-year-old majestic Roman
A collective of media activists in Palmyra also said IS
militants entered the town through the north after reportedly taking over the
state security building in the area.
The majority of the city's ancient sites are located in the