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Heavy Fighting in Battle for Palmyra in Syria

Syrian government forces moved deeper into the Islamic State controlled city of Palmyra Saturday, recapturing several neighborhoods. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and regional media outlets reported air strikes and artillery bombardment, saying that waves of explosions hit buildings, and smoke could be seen rising from many locations. The observatory described fighting for the ancient desert city as the heaviest assault yet in a campaign by the Syrian army and...

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