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‘Russian participation was game-changer’ – John Wright on Palmyra recapture

On Thursday city of Palmyra has been taken back from self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), backed by Russian Air Force. The city is now fully cleared of IS militants and government troops have seized strategic heights south of the city, carrying on with their offensive eastwards. John Wright, writer and commentator, speaks on Russia’s role in Palmyra recapture. READ MORE:


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