Syrian Army Re-enters Town of Palmyra as ISIS Defenses Crumble

The takeover is Syrian government's second campaign to regain the desert town; it seized Palmyra from ISIS last March only to lose it again 10 months later.

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Syrian regime fighters take position as they advance to retake the ancient city of Palmyra, from Islamic State (IS) group fighters on March 2, 2017.
Syrian regime fighters take position as they advance to retake the ancient city of Palmyra, from Islamic State (IS) group fighters on March 2, 2017.Credit: AFP Photo/STR