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Syria: SAA deploy in newly liberated Palmyra01:02

Syria: SAA deploy in newly liberated Palmyra

Syrian Arab Republic, Palmyra
March 2, 2017 at 19:46 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued its operations in the ancient city of Palmyra, Thursday, as Moscow announced the liberation of the historic city from the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

Over the last few days, the Syrian Army managed to liberate various IS-controlled strongholds including Jabal al-Tar, Jabal Hiyal and the strategic Palmyra Triangle, paving the way for the liberation of the ancient city of Palmyra.

In April 2016, Palmyra was liberated from IS forces by the Syrian Army with the help of Russian airstrikes after the militant group took control of the city from May 2015. IS regained control of Palmyra in December last year, in an attack that razed numerous ancient sites to the ground.

Palmyra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, formerly known for housing some of the best-preserved monuments of antiquity anywhere in the world. Among the acts of destruction and vandalism perpetrated by IS forces was the destruction of the Temple of Bel and the Temple of Baalshamin.

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The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued its operations in the ancient city of Palmyra, Thursday, as Moscow announced the liberation of the historic city from the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

Over the last few days, the Syrian Army managed to liberate various IS-controlled strongholds including Jabal al-Tar, Jabal Hiyal and the strategic Palmyra Triangle, paving the way for the liberation of the ancient city of Palmyra.

In April 2016, Palmyra was liberated from IS forces by the Syrian Army with the help of Russian airstrikes after the militant group took control of the city from May 2015. IS regained control of Palmyra in December last year, in an attack that razed numerous ancient sites to the ground.

Palmyra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, formerly known for housing some of the best-preserved monuments of antiquity anywhere in the world. Among the acts of destruction and vandalism perpetrated by IS forces was the destruction of the Temple of Bel and the Temple of Baalshamin.