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RAW: Battle continues in ancient Palmyra as Syrian govt forces fight ISIS troops

Over 4,000 IS fighters, reinforced with tanks from Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor, are advancing on Palmyra, according to a statement from the Russian Centre for Reconciliation of opposing sides in Syria. The group has so far managed to gain a foothold in the city’s northern and northwestern outskirts, forcing some Syrian troops to withdraw from their positions.


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