Syrian Troops Take Back Damascus-Palmyra Road for the First Time Since War Began

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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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