Muslimpress:Syrian government war planes have launched one of the heaviest bombardments yet on the ISIS held city of Palmyra. About 25 air strikes left at least 26 people dead, including 12 militants, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Elsewhere, air strikes on Idlib killed 17 people, the Observatory said. The city of Idlib is a stronghold of an alliance of jihadist and Islamist groups calling itself the Army of Conquest. This is while, earlier on Friday, the US and Russian defense ministers spoke by phone for the first time in more than a year to discuss the crisis. The Russian support for Syria has worried U.S of creation of an international bully.