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US General: IS Captures Heavy Weapons in Palmyra

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Islamic State militants captured heavy military weapons, possibly including air defense equipment, when they retook the Syrian town of Palmyra from Syrian and Russian forces, according to the U.S. general leading the fight against the terror group. “I think they (Russia and Syria)… probably took their eye off the ball in Palmyra because they were so focused on Aleppo, and they didn't properly secure their gains,” Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend told Pentagon reporters via teleconference...

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