Syrian government, Russian airstrikes drive ISIL out of Palmyra — a key town with 2,000-year-old ruins — National Post – Top Stories

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian government forces backed by Russian airstrikes drove Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant fighters from Palmyra on Sunday, ending the group’s 10-month reign of terror over a town whose famed 2,000-year-old ruins once drew tens of thousands of visitors each year. Government forces had been on the offensive for nearly…

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