Shoigu said about the capture of Palmyra Syrian army.

Шойгу заявил о взятии Пальмиры сирийской армией, - СМИ

The Minister of defence of the Russian Federation Sergei Shoigu said that the Syrian government forces with the help of Russian aviation took Palmyra. This was reported by press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, reports Meduza.

We will remind, today, on 2 March, it was reported that the Syrian army has beaten fighters of “ISIS” from the historical citadel of Palmyra.

The militants of “ISIS” captured Palmyra in December 2016. From the moment of the city, according to the authorities, managed to evacuate 80% of the population.

Related news: Russia’s defense Ministry has published a video of the destruction by ISIS of historic places Palmyra

Also yesterday, 1 March, it was reported that the leader of ISIL, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi admitted defeat “ISIS” in the recent fighting, in particular in Mosul. The leader of the militants encouraged them to run and hide in the mountainous regions of Iraq and Syria. Militants were ordered to blow themselves up surrounded by the Iraqi forces with the aim to damage the opponent. Close to al-Baghdadi commanders fled to Syria, under the control of “ISIS” territory.

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