SYRIAN FORCES BATTLE ISIL INSIDE PALMYRA

SYRIAN FORCES BATTLE ISIL INSIDE PALMYRA

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According to the Washington Times newspaper , the Syrian government forces have seized three neighborhoods inside Palmyra, a town with famed Roman-era ruins that fell to ISIL last May.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the Syrian troops and allied militiamen backed by Russian airstrikes have taken up positions in the three neighborhoods that are part of the modern town.

Retaking the town would be a major victory for President Bashar Assad’s government and its allies, which have made steady gains in recent months against ISIL and other insurgents.

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