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Syrian government forces enter ISIL-held Palmyra - state TV

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Syrian government forces enter ISIL-held Palmyra - state TV

Syrian state TV says government forces have entered the historic town of Palmyra, held by the so-called Islamic State group since May.

The army has been trying to retake the town where ISIL militants blew up ancient monuments.

Russian news agencies say a Russian special forces officer was killed near Palmyra while directing airstrikes at ISIL targets.