Russian-backed Syrian and allied forces enter ISIS-held town
After more than 40 Russian air strikes, the Syrian army and allies Monday entered the ISIS-held town of al-Qaryatain, 100km west of Palmyra, which was recaptured last week from the Islamic State. This is reported by Syrian State TV. First, the Syrian military encircled the town from the surrounding hills. Anti-government sources told Reuters that the town has not quite fallen and fighting continued Monday.