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Syrian Forces Enter Daesh-Held Town Near Palmyra

BEIRUT, April 3 – Syrian and allied forces, backed by Russian air strikes, entered the Islamic State-held town of al-Qaryatain on Sunday, having gradually surrounded it over the past few days, state media and a monitoring group said. Al-Qaryatain is 100 km (60 miles) west of Palmyra, which government forces recaptured from Daesh last Sunday. The

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Daesh Driven Out of Syria’s Ancient Palmyra City

By Dominic Evans BEIRUT, March 27 – Syrian government forces recaptured Palmyra on Sunday, state media and a monitoring group said, inflicting a significant defeat on the Daesh group which seized the city last year and dynamited its ancient temples. Syrian television quoted a military source saying the army and its militia allies took complete control

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