The Syrian Armed Forces, backed by Russian airstrikes, managed today to fully recapture the ancient city of Palmyra following weeks of fierce battles with the Islamic State terror group, the Kremlin just announced.

Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, was briefed about the good news from Syria from Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu.

The historical city was re-taken by the Syrian Army in last March. However, the ISIS terror group re-entered the city in December 2016.

Much of the centuries-old cultural heritage was destroyed by the death cult, wrecking Palmyra’s Roman theater and the legendary Tetrapylon.

Details to follow

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That good new came unexpectedly fast. I hope Tadmur is taken for good.

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O i dont think this time once its been captured fully that assad will make the same mistake of leaving the afghani and miltia tribesman squad of the NDF to defend the town. Im not knocking the NDF but the soldiers guarding the area last time probably were newer recruits who never saw battle . Besides the afghani men coming to syria are only doing it for the money so they are only good as checkpoint guards if u ask me which is a very dangerous job n itself in syria but the NDF have been crucial in stabilizing the… Read more »