Syria, the army of Assad reconquers Palmira: this is the second time in two years Al Qaida confirms the death of al Masri, son-in-law of Osama bin Laden and one of the most wanted chief of al Qaida in the world

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The Syrian army has confirmed to have reconquer (again) Palmira from Isis. The city is also called the Desert’s Bride. There, is located one of the main archaeological sites of the Middle East of the Roman era, a Unesco World Heritage Site.

In a statement issued by the governmental agency Sana, the armed forces say they have regained control of the city with the help of “allied and friend forces “, specifically the Hezbollah Shiite Lebanese militia.

In the last two years, Palmira “changed hands” several times: it was conquered a first time in May 2015 by the Islamic State, that destroyed archaeological finds of infinite value, was reconquered in March 2016 by the Syrian troops. In December last year was again occupied by the jihadists practically without any resistance. Now, after nearly three months, it is again conquered by the government, hopefully in a definitive way.

Meanwhile Al Qaida confirms: Abu al-Khayr al Masri, son-in-law of Osama bin Laden and one of the most wanted jihadists chief in the world, was killed always in Syria – in the north of the country – during a raid of a “USA drone”.

The news was leaked unofficially in recent days after the Pentagon had confirmed that, in the raid, were killed 11 jihadists, without, however, initially specifying their identities. The first confirmation of the death of the number two of al Qaida has been given by the monitoring site of Islamic web site in which there was a news about an “action of the crusaders’ in the province of Idlib, which had struck a vehicle on which was travelling the Egyptian Abdullah Mohammed Abdulrahman (said al Masri).  The man was considered by western intelligence the leader of the terrorist group in Syria.

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