Embattled Syrian president Bashar al-Assad praises troops' victory in Palmyra

Published March 27th, 2016 - 01:02 GMT
Syrian pro-government forces hold a position on the outskirts of Palmyra on March 26, 2016, during a military operation to retake the ancient city from Daesh. (AFP/Maher Al Mounes)
Syrian pro-government forces hold a position on the outskirts of Palmyra on March 26, 2016, during a military operation to retake the ancient city from Daesh. (AFP/Maher Al Mounes)

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has hailed the liberation of the ancient city of Palmyra from Daesh, saying the victory shows the success of the army’s strategy in its battle against terrorists.

“The liberation of the historic city of Palmyra today is an important achievement and another indication of the success of the strategy pursued by the Syrian army and its allies in the war against terrorism,” Assad said during a meeting with French parliamentarians in Damascus.

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