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Syrian government forces capture Palmyra citadel - Hezbollah-run media outlet

Syrian army soldiers stand on the ruins of the Temple of Bel in the historic city of Palmyra, in Homs Governorate, Syria April 1, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki/Files

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government forces and their allies captured the Palmyra citadel, on the outskirts of the historic city, from Islamic State fighters on Wednesday, a military media unit run by Hezbollah said.

The government side also took over a palace complex to the city’s southwest, the media unit said.

Reporting by John Davison; editing by John Stonestreet

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