Syrian forces battle ISIL on edge of Palmyra

March 26, 2016 11:54 AM

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DAMASCUS, Syria - Pro-government TV says Syrian government forces are battling the Islamic State group on the edge of Palmyra, a town with famed Roman-era ruins that was seized by the extremists last May.

Two Lebanese TV stations showed footage Saturday of Syrian tanks and machine guns firing at positions inside the town, with smoke rising over the skyline.

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