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    The United States currently has no troops near the city of Palmyra in Syria, Operation Inherent Resolve spokesperson Col. Ryan Dillon said in a briefing on Thursday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) —  On Wednesday, a Russian frigate and submarine launched Kalibr cruise missiles on Daesh targets near Palmyra. The frigate Admiral Essen and submarine Krasnodar conducted the strikes.

    "In that particular area in Palmyra, we do not have forces that are operating in that area," Dillon told reporters.

    Russian frigate Admiral Essen launches Kalibr cruise missiles at ISIS facilities (the Islamic State international terrorist organization banned in Russia) near Palmyra.
    © Photo : Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation
    On Thursday, the Russian Defense Ministry said that the country's Aerospace Forces thwarted two attempts by Daesh terrorists to break through to the city from Raqqa. They took place on May 25 and on the night of May 29 to 30.

    The US, Israel and Turkey were previously informed of the Russian operation.

    On Wednesday, the Pentagon said that the Russia-US channel on the safety of flights over Syria was active ahead and during the Palmyra missile strike.

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    cruise missile strikes, Daesh, Palmyra, Russia, Syria, US
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