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    • Liberation of Palmyra: Daesh Decimated, Peace Restored, Raqqa in Sight
    • Liberation of Palmyra: Daesh Decimated, Peace Restored, Raqqa in Sight
    • Liberation of Palmyra: Daesh Decimated, Peace Restored, Raqqa in Sight
    • Liberation of Palmyra: Daesh Decimated, Peace Restored, Raqqa in Sight
    • Liberation of Palmyra: Daesh Decimated, Peace Restored, Raqqa in Sight
    • Liberation of Palmyra: Daesh Decimated, Peace Restored, Raqqa in Sight
    • Liberation of Palmyra: Daesh Decimated, Peace Restored, Raqqa in Sight
    • Liberation of Palmyra: Daesh Decimated, Peace Restored, Raqqa in Sight
    • Liberation of Palmyra: Daesh Decimated, Peace Restored, Raqqa in Sight
    • Liberation of Palmyra: Daesh Decimated, Peace Restored, Raqqa in Sight
    • Liberation of Palmyra: Daesh Decimated, Peace Restored, Raqqa in Sight
    • Liberation of Palmyra: Daesh Decimated, Peace Restored, Raqqa in Sight
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    The town of Palmyra and its historic ruins had been under Daesh control since May 2015.

    Above: Desert Falcons militia burn a Daesh flag taken down from the citadel of Palmyra taken over from the terrorists.

    Russia’s vigorous counterterrorism operation in Syria struck a crippling blow to Daesh and gave a second wind to the Syrian Army and popular defense forces. The direction of the war was reversed, and bolstered patriotic forces attacked Daesh with a redoubled zeal. On March 27 the army finally flushed out Daesh jihadists from Palmyra.

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