The Latest: Russian Jets Back Syrian Offensive in Palmyra

March 24, 2016 3:56 PM

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Russia's Defense Ministry says its warplanes have struck targets around the ancient city of Palmyra in support of the Syrian army's offensive there.

The ministry said Russian warplanes hit 146 targets Sunday through Wednesday, killing 320 militants. It said in Thursday's statement that Russian jets also destroyed five tanks, six artillery systems, two ammunition depots and 15 vehicles.

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