Syrian Forces Poised to Retake Ancient City of Palmyra: State TV

March 24, 2016 3:11 PM

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Syrian Forces Poised to Retake Ancient City of Palmyra: State TV

Almost a year after ISIS seized control of the ancient city of Palmyra, Syrian government forces were on the verge of retaking the 2,000-year-old UNESCO world heritage site, an official and opposition monitoring group said.

"We might witness in the next 48-hours an overwhelming victory," Gov. Talal Barazi told the Associated Press from the nearby city of Homs. "The army is advancing in a precise and organized way to protect what is possible of monuments and archaeological sites."

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