Syrian troops push remaining Daesh militants out of historic Palmyra

March 27, 2016 10:18 AM

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With the help of Russian airstrikes, the recapture of the town, which has famed 2,000-year-old Roman ruins, marks a strategic and symbolic victory for the government.

DAMASCUS, SYRIA—Syrian government forces backed by Russian airstrikes drove Daesh fighters from Palmyra on Sunday, ending the group’s reign of terror over a town whose famed 2,000-year-old ruins once drew tens of thousands of visitors each year.

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