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ots streaking across the sky, the battle for Syria's ancient city of Palmyra rages on. This footage showing what is said to be Islamic State fighters firing relentlessly across a field, shouting, God is great.>>
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Control of Palmyra has been going back and forth between the militants, and Syria's Russian backed army.
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Both sides have claimed the upper hand. Russia said its jets had helped force the militants out of the city center overnight, but a news agency linked to Islamic State, said it had only briefly retreated and was now back in. Palmyra is the site of spectacular ruins in the center of Syria.
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It was recaptured from Islamic State in March, but the militants group made a surprise advance on the city last week, forcing the Syrian army to divert its troops from Aleppo. Now, it's yet again a battleground.