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Syrian forces retake Palmyra

Updated 11:33 AM ET, Mon March 28, 2016
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Syrian military engineers detonate mines laid by ISIS militants during an operation to liberate the city of Palmyra, Syria, on Sunday, March 27. Syrian forces recaptured Palmyra from ISIS on Sunday, months after the city fell to the Islamic extremist group, state media reported. Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images
A member of the Syrian military walks past a banner bearing ISIS slogans on March 27. MAHER AL MOUNES/AFP/Getty Images
Smoke rises near a gas station as a result of fighting between Syrian government forces and ISIS militants on March 27. SANA/AP
Damage to the Palmyra Castle, the ancient hilltop citadel formally known as Fakhr-al-Din al-Maani Castle, can be seen following the fighting on March 27. SANA/AP
Syrian soldiers carry a wounded comrade after an explosion near the castle on Saturday, March 26. Valery Sharifulin/TASS via Getty Images
Syrian soldiers climb to the top of the castle to place a flag on March 26. Valery Sharifulin/TASS via Getty Images
Syrian forces hold a position on the outskirts of Palmyra on March 26. MAHER AL MOUNES/AFP/Getty Images
Syrian forces pose next to the Palmyra Castle on March 26. MAHER AL MOUNES/AFP/Getty Images
Syrian soldiers stand near the body of an ISIS militant near Palmyra on Friday, March 25. Valery Sharifulin/TASS via Getty Images
A dust cloud rises near the Palmyra Castle during the military operation to retake Palmyra on March 25. Valery Sharifulin/TASS/Getty Images
Syrian soldiers survey the damage to a villa belonging to the Qatari royal family on March 25. The villa near Palmyra served as an ISIS headquarters after being abandoned by its owner. Valery Sharifulin/TASS/Getty Images
Syrian troops hold a position on the outskirts of Palmyra on March 25. STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images
Syrian soldiers fire mortars at ISIS positions in Palmyra on March 25. Valery Sharifulin/TASS/Getty Images
Syrian soldiers reload a cannon near Palmyra on Thursday, March 24. Valery Sharifulin/TASS via Getty Images
A Syrian soldier takes a position inside a damaged palace at the entrance of Palmyra on March 24. SANA/AP
Syrian troops monitor the surrounding area from their location on the outskirts of Palmyra on March 24. STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images
Smoke rises near Palmyra during the operation to retake the town on March 24. Valery Sharifulin/TASS/Getty Images
Syrian troops stand next to a mansion belonging to the Qatari royal family on March 24. STR/AFP/Getty Images