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Syrian Forces Recapture Palmyra From Islamic State

Syrian activists and state media said Sunday pro-government forces retook control of Palmyra, 10 months after Islamic State militants seized the ancient city and destroyed monuments that had stood for nearly 2,000 years. The fighting in Palmyra had intensified in recent days as Syrian forces backed by Russian airstrikes pushed to close their three-week offensive. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the Syrian conflict, said the remaining Islamic State...

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