Syrian Troops Take Back Damascus-Palmyra Road for the First Time Since War Began
15:09 29.05.2017(updated 17:02 29.05.2017)
Syrian forces have taken control of the Damascus-Palmyra highway for the first time since the start of the conflict.
PALMYRA (Sputnik) – Syrian government troops backed by allied forces have regained control of the Damascus-Palmyra highway for the first time since the start of the conflict, a local source told Sputnik.
"Daesh terrorists retreated in the direction of Sukhnah. The Damascus-Palmyra route is under the control of the army and allied forces," the source said Monday.
Since 2011, Syria has been engulfed in a civil war, with government forces fighting against numerous opposition and terrorist groups, including al-Nusra Front and Daesh, banned in a range of countries, including Russia.
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