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City of Palmyra Recaptured from ISIS

Posted on Mar, 29, 2016
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palmira7 Syrian government forces, backed by Russian air power, have recaptured the ancient city of Palmyra from the Islamic State of (ISIS) after days of intense fighting.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said gunfire could still be heard in the eastern part of the city on Sunday morning, but that the bulk of ISIS’s forces had retreated.palmira3
Palmyra, known as the “bride of the desert”, used to attract tens of thousands of tourists a year before the conflict started in 2011.
The army was now trying to dismantle booby trap bombs in some of the city’s neighborhoods, sources told Al Jazeera

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