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Syrian Army Waging Fierce Battle Repelling Daesh Attacks on Palmyra

Sputnik News

14:40 11.12.2016(updated 17:29 11.12.2016)

The Syrian Army continues repelling Daesh attacks on the city of Palmyra on Sunday, the country's state news agency SANA said.

Terrorists launched their previous attack on the city on Saturday. Their offensive was thwarted by the actions of the government forces supported by Russian warplanes.

Despite the defeat, the terrorists are again trying to attack the city from the northern, eastern and southern sides. Their perceived goal is to capture al-Amiriyah town northeast of Palmyra and a nearby industrial area, the agency said reads.

SANA noted that the Syrian Air Force has pounded the jihadists who "incurred significant losses".

The Syrian Arab Army, backed by the Russian Aerospace Forces, liberated Palmyra in March, 2016, nearly a year after it was captured by Daesh, which is outlawed in Russia, in May 2015. During the invasion, the militants destroyed a number of ancient objects, including necropolis, the Arch of Triumph, as well as the temples of Baal Shamin and Bel.


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