ISIL driven out of Syria's ancient Palmyra city
Syrian government forces are pushing deeper into ISIL-held Palmyra.
Fierce fighting between government forces and ISIL militants continued Saturday in the ancient city, a UNESCO world heritage site known for its Roman-era ruins. According to military sources, the Syrian soldiers and allied militias have taken control of neighborhoods in the western and northern parts of the city.
The recapture of the desert city would be one of the most prominent successes for President Bashar al-Assad since Russia launched a military intervention in September which has turned the tide of Syria's civil war.