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    Syrian Troops, Opposition Repel Daesh From Key Hills Near Damascus-Palmyra

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    The Russian General Staff said that the Syrian government troops and opposition had rebuffed Daesh from key heights near the Damascus-Palmyra highway.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Syrian government troops and opposition units have rebuffed Daesh from key heights near the Damascus-Palmyra highway, the Russian General Staff said Tuesday.

    "In the course of a joint offensive by the army and opposition groups, IS [Daesh] fighters were knocked out from commanding heights near the Damascus-Palmyra road," chief of the Russian General Staff Main Operational Directorate Col. Gen. Sergei Rudskoy said.

    Syrian troops gained control over 9 miles of the key highway that had been under terrorist control for three years, he added.

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