Activists: Syrian warplanes attack IS-held town of Palmyra, at least 15 people killed

September 18, 2015 12:36 PM

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BEIRUT – Activists say Syrian warplanes are pounding the Islamic State-held town of Palmyra in central Syria, killing at least 15 people in a series of airstrikes.

They say Friday's airstrikes are some of the heaviest since the extremist group seized the ancient town May 10.

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