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    Syrian Troops Gain Full Control of Key Hill East of Palmyra

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    Syrian government forces established full control over the strategic hills of Palmyra, Lebanese television reported Wednesday.

    DAMASCUS (Sputnik) — Syrian government forces established full control over the strategic Jabal Mustadira hills east of Palmyra, Lebanese television reported Wednesday.

    The remaining Daesh (banned in Russia) fighters have been pushed out from Mustadira and nearby regions, according to the Al Manar broadcaster.

    A gas field near Mustadira could serve as the Syrian troops' the next target, according to the TV station.


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