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03 March, 2017

Syrian army fully retakes Palmyra from Daesh

Syria

The Syrian army says it has fully liberated Palmyra from the grip of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group, marking the second recapture of the ancient city.

In a statement released on Thursday, the Syrian army announced that the government forces were in control of Palmyra after a series of military operations and with the help of Russia’s air cover as well as "allied and friendly troops.”

The announcement came after the Kremlin said the Syrian military, backed by Russian aircraft, had managed to fully retake the city.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu informed President Vladimir Putin of the completion of the Palmyra operation, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying.

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