In Syria , over hundred people including fifty three Islamic State militants have been killed in air strikes and operations in different parts of the country.

According to Syrian state TV, government forces have killed forty Islamic State militants including a commander in operation in eastern province of Deir al-Zour. 

According to director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights in Beirut Rami Abdel Rahman said thirteen militants were killed in ongoing clashes in the Palmyra city.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported forty eight people including nine children were killed in air strikes on Syria 's northwest province of Idlib.

Meanwhile, Islamic State militants have seized control of the northern part of Syria 's ancient desert city of Palmyra after fierce clashes with government forces.

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