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Syrian government forces capture Palmyra citadel - Hezbollah-run media outlet
March 1, 2017 / 2:39 PM / 9 months ago

Syrian government forces capture Palmyra citadel - Hezbollah-run media outlet

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government forces and their allies captured the Palmyra citadel, on the outskirts of the historic city, from Islamic State fighters on Wednesday, a military media unit run by Hezbollah said.

Syrian army soldiers stand on the ruins of the Temple of Bel in the historic city of Palmyra, in Homs Governorate, Syria April 1, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki/Files

The government side also took over a palace complex to the city’s southwest, the media unit said.

Reporting by John Davison; editing by John Stonestreet

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