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    Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad drive a tank during their offensive to recapture the historic city of Palmyra in this picture provided by SANA on March 24, 2016.

    Syrian Army, Daesh Engaged in Fierce Battles in Palmyra

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    Fierce fighting between the Syrian government troops and militants of the Islamic State group is taking place in almost all districts of the city of Syrian city of Palmyra, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported from the scene Saturday.

    PALMYRA (Sputnik) –The offensive of the army and the Desert Falcons brigade militias against Daesh renewed Saturday morning. The fighting is taking place in all districts apart from the historic one.

    On Friday, the Syrian army and patriotic militias retook the historic Palmyra Castle from Daesh terrorists.

    The town of Palmyra and its historic ruins have been under Daesh control since May 2015. The jihadist group, which is outlawed in many countries, including Russia and the United States, has since destroyed part of the ruins, which are a designated UNESCO World Heritage site.

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