DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A Syrian official said Sunday that the situation is “fully under control” in Palmyra despite breaches by Islamic State militants who pushed into the historic town a day earlier.
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- 18 September, 2017 Syrian troops battling IS cross river toward US-backed force BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops battling the Islamic State militant group crossed to the eastern bank of the Euphrates River in Deir el-Zour on Monday, threatening a potential faceoff with the U.S.-backed forces operating there.
- 2 March, 2017 Syrian forces battle IS, re-enter historic town of Palmyra BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces battling the Islamic State group re-entered Palmyra on Thursday in their quest to again take the historic town they had lost to the militants in December, state media reported.
- 26 February, 2017 Syrian warplanes pound rebel-held area in central city BEIRUT (AP) — Government warplanes pounded a rebel-held neighborhood in the central city of Homs on Sunday, killing at least three and wounding dozens, Syrian opposition activists said, and President Bashar Assad's forces pushed ahead in Syria's offensive on the historic town of […]