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    Syrian Government Forces Regain Control of Palmyra's Historic Area

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    The Syria government forces have regained control of historic area of Palmyra, Syrian brigadier-general said.

    "The Syrian army regained control of the historic town of Tadmur (Palmyra) with small weapons," a Syrian brigadier-general told Sputnik. Thus, he emphasized that the town was taken without air assistance.

    Syria has been in a state of civil war since 2011, when mass anti-government protests against President Bashar Assad escalated to an armed confrontation between government troops and allied militia on the one hand, and Syrian opposition factions and radical Islamists on the other.

    Palmyra has been under Daesh control since May 2015. The terrorist group, which is outlawed in many countries, including Russia and the United States, has already destroyed part of the ancient city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.



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      So how much damage did the Saudi described Israeli military/ISIS do?
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      Randall Lee Hilburn
      It is good to see the end of this effort to wipe out history and rewrite it. Still one is saddened to think of all that was lost. Much praise to the Syrian warriors for preserving this treasure for mankind to the extent they were able to..
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      Another pivotal turning point which is a kind of event horizon that one-sided globalism and NWO dictated out of Wall Street cannot get past, we are now well into 1943 in terms of a re-run of WW2. The Siege of Leningrad went on until 27 January 1944 after which it was clear to the entire world including Hitler that the Nazis were doomed (which some people had known all along).

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