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Russia: Syrian Army backed by Russian military advisors liberated Palmyra - MoD01:37

Russia: Syrian Army backed by Russian military advisors liberated Palmyra - MoD

Russian Federation, Moscow
March 3, 2017 at 15:10 GMT +00:00 · Published

Syrian government forces and militia took “total control of Palmyra on March 2,” according to Head of Main Operational Department of the General Staff, Sergei Rudskoi, speaking from Moscow, Friday.

Rudskoi stated “the operation was planned and conducted under the guidance of Russian military advisors,” adding that Syrian forces had “significant success” and “advanced for 60 kilometres overcoming serious resistance of the militants” in the past 90 days.

Rudskoi also said that the troops will “continue the offensive in the Eastern direction” while Syrian “sappers, trained by Russian specialists in the Aleppo training centre, began to dispose mines and explosives left by the terrorists” in the region.

Palmyra, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, was seized by the militants in 2015 and was liberated on March 27, 2016 by Syrian government forces. However militants managed to reoccupy the city on December 11 2016.

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Syrian government forces and militia took “total control of Palmyra on March 2,” according to Head of Main Operational Department of the General Staff, Sergei Rudskoi, speaking from Moscow, Friday.

Rudskoi stated “the operation was planned and conducted under the guidance of Russian military advisors,” adding that Syrian forces had “significant success” and “advanced for 60 kilometres overcoming serious resistance of the militants” in the past 90 days.

Rudskoi also said that the troops will “continue the offensive in the Eastern direction” while Syrian “sappers, trained by Russian specialists in the Aleppo training centre, began to dispose mines and explosives left by the terrorists” in the region.

Palmyra, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, was seized by the militants in 2015 and was liberated on March 27, 2016 by Syrian government forces. However militants managed to reoccupy the city on December 11 2016.

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