The Syrian regime retook the ancient city of Palmyra
Syrian government troops recaptured the town of Palmyra and the surrounding areas from ISIS, in accordance with the General leadership of the country, cited by State news Agency SANA.
Army units ", in cooperation with the allied forces," supported Syrian and Russian air force, inflicted heavy losses on ISIS. Palmyra was seized from regime forces ISIS in December after hundreds of militants launched a coordinated attack in and around the city. Palmyra is regarded as strategically important for both sides more than 5 years of civil war in Syria. Located in the province of HOMS, in Central Syria, it is 225 kilometres (140 miles) from raqqa, which is considered the headquarters of ISIS in Syria.
Press Secretary of the Kremlin Dmitry Peskov said that Syrian government forces has completed its work with the Russian air force, according to the state news Agency TASS. The Syrian troops recaptured the town from ISIS in March last year, after he was captured in may last year when ISIS started to demolish ancient ruins in the city.
Syrian rebel leaders met in Geneva for peace talks with the government. Nasser al-Hariri, member of the Syrian coalition, said that the struggle for Palmyra was like a cartoon.
"This is the second time we have seen the transfer of Palmyra, and it is obviously used for political reasons," said al-Hariri in a press statement on Thursday. "If we want to follow the game Assad and Palmyra, it will be like watching Tom and Jerry."