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Russian strikes force ISIS retreat

BEIRUT A Russian aerial onslaught killed scores of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters in Syria's Palmyra yesterday and forced others to withdraw hours after they had re-entered the ancient city.Russia's Defence Ministry said its warplanes carried out more than 60 strikes overnight on Palmyra, killing more than 300 ISIS terrorists and halting their offensive on the famed desert city in central Syria.

It said: "The army brought reinforcements into Palmyra last night, and the raids are continuing on jihadist positions around the city."- AFP

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