ISIS driven out of Palmyra by Assad troops

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The Syrian army has been advancing for weeks on the outskirts of ancient Palmyra in an offensive to drive ISIS out of the city and return it to government control. Today the army declared victory after conducting a raid on the city supported by Russian airstrikes. Elizabeth Palmer reports.

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