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Syria civil war: Assad hails Palmyra recapture from IS

President Bashar al-Assad has hailed the recapture of Palmyra from so-called Islamic State (IS) as an "important achievement" in the "war on terrorism".

A monitoring group has backed the Syrian government's claim that the city was recaptured overnight by the army.

Military sources say the Syrian army now has "full control". It had been gaining ground for several days, supported by Russian air strikes.

Lina Sinjab reports.

  • 27 Mar 2016
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