Islamic State and Syrian army both claim gains in Palmyra

ReutersNewsPublished: December 11, 20165 views
Published: December 11, 2016

Islamic State militants and Syria's Russian-backed army both claim to have the upper hand in the battle to control the ancient desert city of Palmyra, as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad appears to be on the cusp of victory over rebels in the beleaguered city of Aleppo. Ashraf Fahim reports.

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