Russia says Palmyra fully recaptured by Syrian army with Moscow's help

By REUTERS
March 2, 2017 16:42
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MOSCOW - Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu told President Vladimir Putin on Thursday that the Syrian city of Palmyra has been fully recaptured from Islamic State militants, the RIA news agency reported, citing Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

The Syrian army retook the ancient town, which has fallen to IS twice, with help from the Russian air force, it cited Peskov as saying.


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