by Paul Antonopoulos

Exclusive Ruptly drone footage released on Saturday shows the ancient ruins of Palmyra, two days after the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), backed by the Russian Air Force, liberated the historic city from ISIS.

The footage shows the iconic Roman Theatre, the Great Colonnade, the Tetrapylon of Palmyra, as well as the former market place destroyed by the ISIS terrorists.

Since the city was fully cleared of the terrorists, government troops have reportedly seized strategic heights south of the city, before carrying on with their offensive eastwards.

Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, fell to ISIS in 2015. The Syrian government first liberated the city from ISIS in March 2016, but lost it again several months later.