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Russia: Putin discusses militant assault on Palmyra with Russian Security Council00:51

Russia: Putin discusses militant assault on Palmyra with Russian Security Council

Russian Federation, Moscow
December 13, 2016 at 14:01 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with members of the country's Security Council to address Syrian conflict including recent rebel attacks on Palmyra, in Moscow, on Tuesday

The Syrian Armed Forces left the centre of Palmyra on Sunday after a sustained attack by self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants who reportedly retook parts of the ancient city.

Putin also focused on the liberation of Aleppo as the Syrian Armed Forces now control 96 percent of the area, according to recent reports from the Russian Defence Ministry.

The members of the council also touched on the upcoming visit of the president to Japan which starts on Thursday, during which Vladimir Putin will meet with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

The meeting was attended by Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev, State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin, Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu among others.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin met with members of the country's Security Council to address Syrian conflict including recent rebel attacks on Palmyra, in Moscow, on Tuesday

The Syrian Armed Forces left the centre of Palmyra on Sunday after a sustained attack by self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants who reportedly retook parts of the ancient city.

Putin also focused on the liberation of Aleppo as the Syrian Armed Forces now control 96 percent of the area, according to recent reports from the Russian Defence Ministry.

The members of the council also touched on the upcoming visit of the president to Japan which starts on Thursday, during which Vladimir Putin will meet with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

The meeting was attended by Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev, State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin, Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu among others.

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